An orphaned girl and a giant gorilla go through great pains
to take care of each other in a world that seems to have no safe place for either of them.
Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron co-star.
SEX/NUDITY 1 - A few kisses. Also, a female character often wears sexy tank tops,
shorts, and wrap skirts.
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Threatening with guns, several shootings and fires: A man
shoots a gorilla and a woman (we briefly see a bullet hole in her clothing), two men are
shot in the neck with a tranquilizer gun and we briefly see one man who appears to be on
fire. A giant gorilla bites a man's thumb off (we see a close-up of this, but no
blood is shown) and he steps on a man's leg (we hear bone-crunching noises). The
gorilla picks up a man by his legs, shakes him, and then drops him (we see him later with
a bandage on his shoulder and a bloody cut on his eyebrow), he hits a man and throws a man
through a sign and onto electrical wires (the man is electrocuted and dies). He also
pushes a car causing it to roll several times, he crushes several cars and picks up a
carload of girls. After being shot with many tranquilizers, the gorilla falls on a table,
smashing it. A man hits the gorilla in the head with a gun and a man draws blood from a
leopard using a very long needle. During several scenes the gorilla bares his teeth,
growls and beats his chest; he also uproots trees. These scenes, while not necessarily
violent, could be frightening to younger children. There are several scenes of reckless or
dangerous driving: cars crash into each other, a car and its passengers is dragged by a
clamp and chain attached to the gorilla's leg, a woman jumps out of a moving vehicle
and falls onto the road and a truck rolls over, injuring two passengers (we see bloody
cuts on their faces). In one scene a man is car-jacked. A few scuffles and one scene with
panicky people running into each other and falling down.
PROFANITY 1 - A few insults and mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a parent, keeping promises, protecting a loved one,
MESSAGE - Animals should be protected, not exhibited. Animals have feelings,