Mortal Kombat

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Based on the popular video game, "Mortal Kombat" pits mortals against supernatural beings in a tournament where the prize is Earth itself.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Some vague, non-obscene sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - There is not much blood (a man has a line of blood come out of his mouth, a man has a couple of bloody scratches on his face), but a great deal of martial arts fighting resulting in death. The fight scenes contain screaming and bone crunching, twists and turns, punches and kicks. A man falls to his death onto spikes, writhing and groaning. Cops shoot at a crowd of people (one person falls through a glass window and dies). A woman breaks a man's neck with her legs. A man breaks a boy's back with his foot. A man has a whip-like scorpion come out of his hand that follows people and tries to kill them by biting them. A man shoots out a ball that causes another man to freeze and then break into many pieces. An attacker becomes a skull and is cut many times (liquid oozes out) before exploding. Some of the fighters have various deformities. A reptile-like thingy attacks people and when it dies bugs and worms ooze out of its body.

PROFANITY 2 - One scatological term, a couple of milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sacrifice, revenge, destiny.

MESSAGE - You can't escape your destiny.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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