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Star Trek Into Darkness [2013] [PG-13] - 3.5.4



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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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The crew of the Starship Enterprise is faced with the task of taking out a criminal (Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for the murder of several Starfleet commanders. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller and Alice Eve. Directed by J.J. Abrams. [2:12]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - We see a bra lying on the floor near a bed where there is movement under the sheets; a man gets out of the bed and we see two female aliens in the bed (they are wearing bras and their cleavage, bare shoulders, bare abdomens and tails are visible and sex is implied). A man and a woman (implied to be married) wake up in bed together and we see the woman wearing a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders.
 A woman tells a man to turn around and she undresses; the man turns to face her and we see her wearing bra and panties (cleavage, bare abdomen and legs are seen) and she yells at him to turn around.
 Two men wear form-fitting suits that show the outline of their bodies. A woman wears a form-fitting suit that shows the form of her body. Alien beings are shown bare-chested and wearing a wrapped garment around their genital area (we see bare chests and legs to the hip). Two women wear short dresses that reveal legs to the upper thigh in several scenes.
 Two aliens approach each other in a bar and we see their long tongues touch as in kissing. A woman kisses a man wearing a space mask. A man and a woman kiss tenderly.
 A man looks at a woman seated near him in a bar and she smiles at him.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A woman speaks to a large group of aliens: one alien grabs her by the face and she whimpers, he removes a dagger from a sheath and he is shot by someone else in the area; the woman gets the dagger and stabs him while many other aliens are shot and killed, several other people join in the fight and we see punching, kicking, slashing with long blades and shooting (we see a man with a bloody forehead and face); many more aliens arrive and fight and we see several killed by a man (no blood is evident) and one alien is shot and killed and looks like his head was shot off when he falls to the ground, headless.
 A man is shot in the chest and we see the bloody wound and blood on his mouth as he dies. A man dies after having been exposed to radioactivity.
 A flying vessel hovers outside the window of a room where many people are gathered; the ship opens fire on the room and several people are struck (we see a small amount of blood) while other people in the room fire back, eventually causing the ship to spin out of control and crash into the building.
 Two men are launched out of a flying vessel toward another one: they have to dodge debris on the way and the protective visor on one man's helmet begins to crack, and they are thrown through the hatch of the awaiting vessel and roll on the ground until they stop (they are not harmed). Two men are chased on an alien planet by aliens (humanoid with painted white faces and large black eyes) through thick brush while the aliens throw spears at them; a large creature with pointed teeth rears up in front of one man who shoots it and the other man tells him that he just killed their ride (we do not see blood on the creature) and the men charge toward a cliff and jump off, landing in water below (we see them unharmed later). A man wearing a space suit and tied to a tether is dropped out of a shuttle and falls rapidly into a rumbling volcano; the tether is cut and the man falls into the volcano, he steadies himself and we see lava and flames leaping up around him; the volcano begins erupting and the man is removed before being harmed. A man opens a hatch in a flying vessel and another man in the area is sucked out and into space (we hear him yell).
 Two men fight while on a flying vessel: one man squeezes the head of the other man, jumps off the vessel and onto another below it, the second man follows and they continue to fight; the first man is zapped with a stun gun repeatedly, and the second man punches him in the face repeatedly until he is unconscious. Three men fight with guards on a flying vessel and we see them punching and slamming each other into walls. A man jumps on a man, punches him and kicks him while he is on the floor (we see the man drool blood); the man then kicks a woman in the leg (she screams as if it has been broken), and then squeezes a man's head until it cracks (we hear the skull cracking and he dies). A man punches another man in the face and he falls unconscious (no blood). A man punches another man repeatedly in the face and stomach with no effect. A woman slaps her father in the face.
 A man in a large scientific complex filled with people drops a ring into a glass of water and it explodes throwing flames and people through the air; we see some people being thrown and hear screaming from a distance. A disabled flying vessel falls toward Earth and crashes into a densely populated city; we see it crashing through large buildings and we see people running and screaming (we see no injuries but understand that there are fatalities).
 A flying vessel fires on another flying vessel and blows a hole in its hull; we see people being sucked out and we hear them screaming.
 Many explosions occur in a flying vessel and it is rendered powerless. A flying vessel is struck by something and people inside are jostled; we see another ship firing on it and it speeds through structures and squeezes through a narrow passage that the other ship cannot get through. A flying vessel fires on another flying vessel and it loses power. A flying vessel without power is pulled into Earth's atmosphere and it begins to burn up as it continues to hurl toward the surface.
 The gravity systems on a flying vessel fail and people are shown dangling from walk ways and the ship begins to crack up; two men hang from a railing, one loses his grip, the other grabs him as he falls, and then the second man loses his grip and a third man grabs his arm and pulls them both to safety. A man goes into a highly radioactive area and kicks a device to re-start a ship's engines; when they re-start, the man is thrown off the apparatus and lands hard on the ground.
 A large flying vessel takes aim at another vessel preparing to destroy it and its crew (the weapons power down). Several flying vessels hold another vessel in beams of light and force it to land.
 Two men run through streets, and one man jumps onto a flying vessel and the other grabs onto the bottom of the vessel as it moves away from a platform. A man's arm is caught in the hatch of a torpedo and he panics thinking it will explode; a woman disables it and they are both unharmed. A ship falls out of warp speed abruptly and people are thrown (no injuries are shown).
 We see images of the aftermath of an explosion: we see people running through debris and we see blood on one person's hand. A woman is shown with a trickle of blood on her forehead.
 We see a man lying dead on a table and wrapped in a body bag. A man draws blood from his own arm and we see the blood in a vial. A man injects blood into an IV and we see it disperse in a clear liquid. A man draws blood from another man's arm (we do not see it). We see a man frozen in a "cryo-tube."
 A volcano rumbles, smolders and sprays lava into the air. A huge fish swims past the window of a space vessel that is under water and a man is startled.
 A man yells at another man and says, "I want to rip the bangs off his head." A man yells at another man and fires him. A man yells at another man. Two men argue in several scenes. A man objects to a mission where a man will be killed without having a trial. A man asks a woman "Are you two fighting?" referring to her and her boyfriend. A woman says, "We are outnumbered, outgunned and they are going to torture us and they are going to kill us..." A man talks about someone being betrayed and decapitated. A man says, "I will freeze, die and explode." A man and a woman argue. A man threatens to kill another man and his crew. People are ordered to "run this [expletive deleted] down." We hear that 42 people were killed in an explosion. A man and woman talk about whether or not they get seasick.
 We see children in a hospital on stretchers being moved through the hallway (no evidence of the illness or injury); a young girl is shown unconscious in a bed and it is implied that she is dying.
 An alien is shown to have a hole in the back of his head (it looks like a glowing port) and he has dark eyes and a deep and echoing robotic voice.
 A man holds a gun on another man.

PROFANITY 4 - 4 scatological terms (1 mild), 1 not fully-enunciated scatological term ("holy sh…"), 6 anatomical terms, 28 mild obscenities, name-calling (pointy, robot, perfect hair, murderer, war criminals, mad), exclamations (shut up, shut your mouth, bloody), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks alcohol in a bar, and people drink in a club scene.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Space exploration, morality, changing destiny, suicide, savagery, rules, caring, fear, intellect, blind luck, following orders, cell regeneration, logic, miracles, destiny, conscience, taking responsibility for one's actions, honor, military vs. scientific exploration.

MESSAGE - Sometimes you have to break the rules.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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