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The Wishmaster



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

A genie kills and maims while granting wishes.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - There's a bloody massacre and many people are killed in different ways: shards of glass kill, people are on fire, and statues come to life and go on a killing spree, some men are shot many times. A creature erupts from a man's abdomen and another from a man's mouth. A man spits up blood, his face and chest split open and his bloody skeleton comes out of his body; a man's skin begins to bubble into bloody welts; a man's jaw is ripped from his face; a man shoots his own brains out; a man is decapitated and we see the bloody head fall. Several scenes of partially dissected corpses. A man removes a face from a corpse leaving a bloody pulp. Some scenes with particularly gory and gross looking beings. A man is very bloody after an explosion.

PROFANITY 6 - About 15 F-words, some anatomical references, many mild and scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Wishes, evil, the occult.

MESSAGE - Be careful what you wish for.

Special Keywords: S1 - V9 - P6 - MPAAR

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