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Riddick [2013] [R] - 6.7.10



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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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Abandoned on a desert planet to die, a convict (Vin Diesel) defends himself against predators and builds his strength to combat his enemies. His emergency beacon raises two ships: one operated by private mercenaries and the other by a past enemy. Preceded by "Pitch Black" in 2000. Also with Jordi Moila, Matt Nable, Karl Urban, Dave Bautista, Katee Sackhoff, Raul Trujilio and Bokeem Woodbine. Directed by David Twohy. [1:59]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A dream sequence features a woman's face asking a fully clothed man to come back to bed and the camera pans to the bed where we see four nude women: we see one woman lying closest to and facing the camera (bare breasts, abdomen, legs, but no genitals are shown) and behind her we see the bare shoulders, arms, abdomens, buttocks and thighs of three additional women that are entwined.
 A woman sponges off her bare shoulders and arms and we also see her bare back; as she steps to a sink and bends forward to wash her face, we see her breasts partially in a mirror and briefly see her nipples when a man's hand reaches in the window behind her. A man's armor is shown strewn on the ground and we see him walking nude across a cliff in the background (we see his bare shoulders, back, buttocks, thighs and legs). A female prisoner wears a tank top that reveals her bare arms and shoulders as well as cleavage and as she runs away from a spaceship, her bosom bounces. We see a close-up of a man's full, bare chest in dim lighting. Several male mercenaries wear clothing that bares their arms and shoulders. A man wears armor that bares his arms and shoulders. Several military men with one female team member wear close-fitting space suits and later, the woman removes her jacket and wears a tank top that reveals bare shoulders, arms and some cleavage.
 A man blows a kiss to a woman military officer and calls her "lesbo"; later, he knocks her to the floor, lies on top of her, and licks her face as she struggles with him and the scene ends. A woman lowers herself on a cable from her spaceship to rescue a man from a cliff and while both are in the air asks him, "What do you like?" (sex is implied). A man tells a woman in front of her male team members that she should have sex with a male prisoner and she smirks; she then tells the prisoner, "No, I'm not gonna straddle you in front of all these guys" and the next day, the first man says that he will have sex with the woman. A man asks a woman in front of her team if her toenails are painted the same color as her nipples and she smirks.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man uses a machete to start cutting off another man's head, when the second man kicks the blade into the ceiling and kicks the attacker into a wall; the blade falls, the second man kicks it and the blade slices the first man's head in two from the nose to the back of the head and sticks in the wall as substantial blood gushes; we see the skull fall open, revealing blood, brains and a sliced tongue.
 A female prisoner screams at a guard; he releases her and she runs out of a ship, only to be shot through the lower back and out the abdomen with a gush of blood and we see her shiver and die in a pool of blood on the ground in close-up, eyes open. A man stabs an alien humanoid soldier and four other soldiers; they fall dead as the human falls over a crumbling cliff. A man gets his feet caught in a huge leg-hold trap and his head and shoulders in a second such trap; we see some blood and hear him shout in pain as his feet are snapped in the trap (the second trap kills him).
 A man falls with a cliff avalanche caused by another man shooting across the ground with two heavy automatic rifles; he crawls across the desert floor with a torn and bleeding broken leg while sword slashes cover the side of his skull and his cheek and his hands are bloody.
 A man sets his own broken leg and shouts in pain, then screws metal armor plating to it for support with two large screws that draw substantial blood (he walks with a limp but recovers quickly).
 In a cave, several large two-legged dinosaur-like scorpions live in stagnant water, but emerge when hyenas and a man come too close; the man slides in some water and clubs two of the creatures to death with a large animal bone, then he slices up two more scorpions as slime and brown goo ooze from them. A man grabs a hyena puppy that might be harmed, runs and slides under a giant scorpion creature, slicing it open from throat to groin with a machete mounted on an animal bone (we see a lot of slime and gore as the creature falls into water) and another scorpion screams and bites a large hyena (it falls dead). Soldiers walk out of a building at night, shooting heavy artillery at a horde of scorpion creatures while three men ride jet bikes to retrieve some spaceship engine modules; one man dies and falls off the bike as scorpions attack him, the other two fight the scorpions and one creature bites a man in the chest and injects venom (the man pulls out the fang and falls in a daze) while the other man leaves after throwing a grenade at the scorpions; the grenade explodes, killing some of the creatures. Large scorpions attack a building, denting the roof and stabbing a man through the door with their tails; another scorpion bites a man on the leg while someone else cuts it off the man (there is a lot of slime) and the man falls dead; several scorpion creatures click and rattle repeatedly and scream. A scorpion bites a man and he cuts the creature off his leg, with slime evident. A fallen man picks up a glowing rock and cauterizes a chest wound, and stands and fights off scorpions with a club and his fists as he climbs a slanted rock column and he is later rescued.
 Several gray parrot/pterodactyl-like creatures fly overhead and one lands on the ground, sniffing when a human hand reaches out from some rubble and strangles it in a close-up as it squawks; a pack of large striped hyenas charge the man and he jumps into a pool of water (we can hear his heartbeat slow down as he avoids the hyenas); meanwhile, four curious eels swim around him, one through his clothing and he later captures an eel and skins it in close-up (we see blood and flesh); he eats a piece of the raw animal and gives a piece to his hyena pet. A large hyena charges a man, but he forcefully kicks it away. A man with luminescent, extra-vision eyes encounters slithering eels, growling striped hyena hybrids, pterodactyl-like and huge venomous scorpion-like creatures. A violent storm in the background features black clouds and lightning while a pack of scorpion creatures runs toward a building housing 10 people.
 A man is groggy from four tranquilizer darts (please see the Substance Use category for more details) when a soldier slams the butt of a rifle into his face and the camera cuts to a building where the groggy man sits with chains binding him to the floor and walls. A man swipes plates of food off a table and insults a woman in Spanish; she punches him between the eyes, he curses her and she punches him again, giving him a very bloody nose that drips down his chest. A man insults a woman and we see his swollen bloody face and a pool of blood and bloody handprints left by him on the floor. A man puts a knife to a second man's throat twice, but does not cut him.
 A man raises a gun toward a second man and a hyena attacks the first man and bites him in the shoulder, drawing blood; someone shoots the hyena and we see the animal whimper and die in close-up. In a cave, bounty hunters shoot electricity at a corpse, thinking it is a live human and a hyena runs by; one man says, "I just dropped some mud right there" (meaning defecation). A woman fires and hits a hyena in the rear with a GS device. Several bounty hunters shoot rifles into the night at hyenas, but miss.
 Notes are left in blood on doors directing bounty hunters to leave a ship or die and blood drips across another wall. A man carries a huge leg of animal meat on a litter made of animal bones; he cuts slices for his hyena and himself to eat and we see blood drip. Two teams of bounty hunters with handguns, knives and large automatic rifles land on a desert planet; one team also uses electronic stun guns that shoot blue lightning bolts.
 After two men are killed and other team members shrink-wrap both bodies in plastic. We see large animal bones in a huge leg-hold trap. An alien humanoid soldier wears circles of scarification around his face. A man puts an explosive lock on a locker door and later sweats and shakes as he removes it.
 A bounty hunter says he wants a criminal's head in a plastic box. A male voiceover says, "I don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead."
 A man vomits after injecting himself with a self-made venom vaccine (we see a little brownish-yellowish vomit from his mouth and hear gagging). A man passes out from an injection and after another injection we see blood running from the injection site. A hyena urinates on a packet of food he did not like; we see the animal's feet and a stream of urine hit the packet.

PROFANITY 10 - About 65 F-words and its derivatives, 4 sexual references, 9 scatological references, 10 anatomical references, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, jinx, jamoke, Zulu warlock, pet whore, butch, lesbo, retard, box-boy, savage, junkie), stereotypical references to men, women, criminals, bounty hunters, Mexicans, Jamaicans, evil alien creatures, pet dogs, exclamations (shut-up), 3 religious profanities (GD), 5 religious exclamations (Good Lord, Jesus Christ, Holy [scatological term deleted]). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man draws venom from large scorpions and injects himself a little each day to build immunity and he injects his pet hyena in the same way, a woman fires four tranquilizer darts into a man and he finally collapses (partially conscious), and we hear that a man liked morphine and used it twice every day until he finally died from an overdose. A man smokes a cigarette outside in four scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, politics, revenge, danger, courage, determination, crime, justice, bounty hunters, survival, friendship.

MESSAGE - Determination and teamwork are necessary for survival.

Special Keywords: S6 - V7 - P10 - MPAAR

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