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Seventh Son [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.5



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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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A young man (Ben Barnes) is recruited from his home by a hunter of creatures of the dark (Jeff Bridges) because he is the seventh son of the seventh son. His mission is to be an apprentice and help kill the mother of all witches (Julianne Moore). Also with Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, John DeSantis, Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. [1:42]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and a woman kiss and we then we see them lying in bed together, clothed (sex implied). A man and a woman kiss in a couple of scenes. A man looks at a dragon/woman, becomes entranced and they kiss.
 Several women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage through a sheer inset.
 A man sees a woman in a pool of water and she walks toward him after telling him to run around (we see her bare neck and shoulders); he grabs her hand and there is a blue spark that she tells him happens when a witch touches the hand of the person she will walk the rest of her life with.
 After being freed from an angry mob, a woman asks the man who saved her, "What are you going to do with me?" as she moves close to him and then walks away. A man tells another man that he was in love with a witch.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is pulled into a cage by a dragon/woman, she wraps her spiny tail around his neck and his skin begins to change color as he calls for a man to help him; the man outside the cage pleads for the man's life and then sets the cage on fire causing the dragon to break out of the cage and we understand that the man inside has burned to death (we do not see him suffer). A dragon/woman stabs another dragon woman in the throat with her large claw killing her (she falls over dead and we see blood on her throat, chest and head before she bursts into flames). A dragon/woman wraps her spiny tail around a woman's waist and squeezes her before killing her and the witch bursts into flame. A dragon/woman tells an assassin never to look at her and she stabs him through the back with her spiny tail (the man crumbles in a pile of dust). A dragon/woman holds a man around the throat nearly killing him until she is stabbed in the side by another man who then sets her ablaze (we do not see her form in the flames).
 Several dragon/people screech through the air and toward a city where they crash through a heavy gate and attack people; one turns into a giant lizard and is shown eating people (we see people being taken into its mouth and no blood is visible); one dragon woman transforms and spins while holding two swords striking several people dead (no blood); another is shown with four arms as he fights with swords and kills several people (no blood); a witch throws a pitchfork that pins a snake/man against a pole and then throws a spear at him causing him to burst into flames. Two men enter a room where a giant bear/man is locked inside a cage; the bear slams itself against the walls of the cage until it breaks it open and lunges toward the men; one man throws silver dust on the bear and it transforms into a man, the man and the bear/man fight and another man throws something at the bear/man's head, who then strikes the man in the stomach; the bear/man changes back into a bear, then into a man again before he is chained to the floor and a cauldron of oil is poured under him and then set ablaze (we do not see him in flames, but we hear him scream).
 A man is awakened by sounds outside his room and when he goes to investigate he sees a suit of armor, he lifts the face mask to reveal a skull and then goes back into his room, closing the door as he sees the armor glowing red and it breaks through the door; the man inside runs and jumps into a scaffolding set up and the armor chases him after throwing a sword and a spear at him and the armor throws the man off the scaffolding, holds a sword to his throat and is then attacked from behind by another man who stabs the armor repeatedly, killing it.
 An extended fight scene between humans and witch/creatures shows swordplay and throws with little blood (one man is slashed on the abdomen and we see a bloody wound) and a few witch/creatures are seen bursting into flames and crumbling to char. A man with a dagger throws it at an assassin (we see that he is struck between the eyes with no blood shown).
 A few witches transform into dragons and swoop through the sky: one seems to maintain her tail after she becomes a woman again and we see her long sharp claws several times. A warlock has glowing red eyes and turns into a giant lizard creature that is seen eating people, a witch is shown to be a leopard-like creature and another warlock is shown as a giant bear with huge and sharp teeth. Misty, ghost-like forms fly around a dark room and also in a dark forest (one is shown with a human skull). A large troll-like creature is seen with pointed, protruding lower teeth and his name is "Tusk."
 A giant dragon flaps its wings and flies around a church as a man shoots an arrow at it; it is struck and then caught in a net dragging the man along as it tries to fly away, the man hits his head on the door frame as he is pulled out of the church but is still conscious and the dragon falls to the ground and transforms into her human form as she is locked into a cage.
 A man is surrounded by many assassins in a forest and he fights them off with the help of another man and a troll-like man who slay many of them (no blood); the first man is thrown over a cliff and feared to be dead as another man is wrapped in a net and dragged behind a horse.
 A giant monster with many pointed teeth breaks out of the ground beneath two men and a troll-like man driving a carriage; the carriage and the men are thrown through the air, they run and hide from the monster that they understand is blind and deaf; they end up on a cliff where they jump into water below and climb onto a raft (unharmed); the monster jumps in after them, they are thrown off the raft and the monster grabs one man in its hand, the man stabs the monster in the hand and then in the back as they wash over a giant waterfall where we see the monster crash into a stone ledge and they both land in water (the man is seen unharmed later and we understand that the monster is dead).
 A man is told that a young girl is "infected" and we see her shackled in a church as she lunges and growls at the man approaching her; the man sprinkles silver dust on the girl, she thrashes and a dark mist leaves her body (we see the child unharmed and taken away by her parents) and swirls in the air eventually forming a woman with a dragon's tail. A woman is tied at the hands and dragged through a town by men claiming that she is a witch and chanting "drown the witch," another man grabs the woman and after identifying himself is permitted to take the woman away and he cuts her loose. A woman is tied to a tree and a man with a sword approaches, preparing to kill her until another man with a sword holds him off, and then frees the woman who runs away. A man is tied into a cage, but released and dragged by assassins to a dragon/woman at an altar and forced to the ground.
 A man approaches another man in a bar and instructs him to come with him; the man at the bar declines and they fight (one man with a sword and the other with a beer metal mug) until the man at the bar hits the other man in the head with the mug and he falls to the floor (no blood is shown). A man holds a sword to another man's throat and kicks his feet out from under him; the man with the sword then swings it at the other man who defends himself with a staff but the first man kicks his feet out from under him again and storms off calling him worthless just as the other man throws a sword that sticks into the wall right in front of the other man. A woman holds a sword to a man's throat and talks about him wanting to "eat their (witches) hearts. A man holds a dagger to a woman's throat (he does not harm her).
 Misty, ghost-like forms fly around a dark forest and make screeching and gurgling noises as two men walk through; one ghost lunges up out of the ground, circles one of the men and then moves through him (no ill effect is evident). A troll-like man hangs over a cliff and another man helps him up. Two dragons fight mid-air and one bites the other; we see her in her human form with a large wound on her chest and blackened eyes.
 We see many years pass and a blood moon rises; we hear a voice coming from inside a dark hole in the ground, a large reptilian eye opens and a dragon breaks out of the ground through a metal cover. A man hammers a cover on a hole in the ground and we hear a woman's voice coming from inside the hole pleading for mercy as the man rides away on horseback.
 Two men argue about the younger man's ability to perform his task and the younger man storms away. A man tells another man that a dragon/woman killed his wife in cold blood because she couldn't bear to see him happy. Several conversations suggest that a man's apprentices have died while under his tutelage. A man asks another man if his mission is to kill creatures of the dark. A man says, "There are witches that need killing." We hear about an army of assassins. A man's mother's ghost appears to him and talks to him about finding courage. A dragon/woman talks about a "reign of terror." A dragon/woman threatens a man saying, "I will haunt you."
 A woman wearing a mask is shown to have badly flaking skin and she speaks with a raspy voice as she tells another woman that she and others have been burned, starved and forced into hiding; the other woman touches her face and she is shown rejuvenated. A man is shown having seizure-like episodes where his arm shakes, he stumbles and he has visions of disaster and death in a few scenes; he sees a witch and a dragon and large flames. A man brands another man's hand (we hear a sizzle and see the man flinch).
 A woman offers another woman a "blood cake" and we see what looks like congealed blood with wriggling worms come out of it on a plate as the first woman takes a bite and licks her fingers. A man throws a knife at a deer and misses. A dragon/woman's finger tips are blackened.
 A man and then a troll-like man urinate and we hear the trickle (we see them both clothed from the back); the man tells the troll-like man to aim as he moves out of the way (suggesting that he was splattered).

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (demons, spook, evil, devil, useless, treacherous thief, arrogant), 1 religious exclamation (God Bless You). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man gathers man powders and roots that have a variety of effects on witches and other creatures. Several people are gathered in a drinking establishment and one man appears to be inebriated as he sits at the bar, and a man drinks from a flask in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Witches, warlocks, honor, family, betrayal, legends, nightmare, fear, evil, grief, courage, destiny, love, family, death of a parent, hatred, revenge.

MESSAGE - You can't hide from destiny and don't be bound by rules.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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