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The Next Karate Kid



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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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MPAA Rating: PG

Sequel to the original, with a twist: the neophyte karateka is a girl.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - One very chaste kiss. A man makes sexual threats toward a female character.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Lots of fist fights and karate fights (no blood is shown and nobody is killed). Some of these fights are very disturbing nonetheless. One scene depicts a teacher/coach punching students in the nose and stomach. Also, a fight in which one student is severely beaten by a group of five others (including the abusive teacher). In this fight the teacher actually tells the others to "finish him off." Four karate-type fights involving kicks and punches (some in slow motion). There is also a frightening scene in which a couple are in a car and a man smashes all the windows around them. In another scene the car is blown up. Also a very scary chase scene with the implication that if the victim is caught, she will be raped. There are a lot of sexual threats made.

PROFANITY 3 - Several anatomical references and sexual innuendo. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Power, control, attempted murder, sex (implied), grief.

MESSAGE - Grief held too close turns to anger. Trust in yourself.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P3 - MPAAPG

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