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X-Men: Apocalypse [2016] [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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In this prequel, the telepathic Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and a shapeshifter (Jennifer Lawrence) gather gifted mutants to defeat the world's first mutant villain (Oscar Isaac), who plans to eliminate humankind and create a new species that's more to his liking. Also with Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters and Tye Sheridan. Directed by Bryan Singer. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in other languages with English subtitles. [2:25]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman wears a leather cat suit (we see cleavage, areas of her back and almost fully bare buttocks), and a woman wears a tight and clingy dress that has a widely and deeply cut neckline across significant cleavage. A blue-skinned woman seen a few tines is apparently nude with black and blue beadwork and black spots covering her breasts (no nipples are evident). Dozens of men are shown shirtless. A bare-chested man is shown with huge wings on his back.
 A husband and his wife hug and kiss in one scene and kiss briefly in another scene. A flashback shows a man and a woman fully clothed, kissing briefly on a beach.
 A man says that he will "check out" a woman. A man says, "I love you" to an unconscious woman.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - We hear a mutant man grumbling and snarling in a dark metal cage and a woman opens it mentally and a man wearing a thought controlling headpiece and electric cables attached to his torso by long metal screws steps out; he attacks and uses long claw blades to slice four men in the room and at least 16 soldiers firing weapons in hallways (bullets do not harm him, and we see slashed throats and chests as soldiers fall dead, their chests and faces are bloody); a woman touches the man on the temples and removes his headpiece, he pulls out the chest screws and we see some blood as he runs outside through the snow.
 A woman unleashes a power and disintegrates a man whose flesh and bones fall apart and become dust.
 A number of police officers arrest man and his young daughter cries and summons many birds, which begin to swoop and an officer shoots an arrow at a bird, misses and pierces both the child and her mother, killing them without blood flow; the first man cries, uses special powers to throw a metal medallion at each officer, killing each one instantly (without bloodshed), and then he screams at the sky, "Is this what you want?"
 A man accidentally blows up a mansion and the screen fills with fire and smoke as another man uses super speed to evacuate the house except for the man who caused the explosion, who we hear dies; during the evacuation, flames, smoke and furniture move in slow motion as the rescuer carries people, a dog and a bowl of fish out of the mansion to safety and the mansion falls into smoky rubble.
 A woman slides down a pyramid wall and walks on air as two men fight mentally with images of kicks, punches and throws: one man grimaces, shouts and cries as the other grows larger and snickers (we see a mental image of one man lying on a floor with a pool of blood under his face) while the other man orders a woman to use a sword to kill the man and she changes into another woman and slices the other man's throat (we see red tissue but no blood) and the injured man chokes her and raises her off her feet; the first woman roars and screams, uses mental powers to drive the man to the ground as another man throws large metal beams to block the first man's escape and a man is impaled by thick metal rods, shuddering and screaming (no blood seen).
 A man with a scarred face and a yellow-eyed man with a dark green face and dark ridges on his forehead and skull are seen inside a pyramid while a close-up of a knife cuts open a male torso on a slab (we see a foot-long incision with red tissue, but the opening instantly heals) and a priestess orders an elderly green-faced man to lie on a nearby slab as she mentally transfers his spirit into the other, younger male body; we see blue power waves encircle all concerned and liquid gold flow up through the younger body when men outside knock down pillars and cause the pyramid to collapse and cave in, fire erupts and three men catch fire and fall dead, two other men turn to glowing skeletons, another man disappears under an avalanche of rocks and a woman is smashed under a large rock; a man levitates another man hard into a wall, the priestess throws electricity from her hands creating a force field and her skin cracks and she dies.
 A man takes another man to Auschwitz prison camp, where the first man was imprisoned as a child and a flashback shows the man's father wearing striped prison garb as he falls out of the frame, dead (he is shot from off-screen) as the little boy screams and cries.
 A miner tells coworkers that he will show his superpowers as another man enters, rolls his eyes, and all the coworkers drop dead in a long shot, without apparent injury. A man screams and all the people in a prison camp fall into rubble with swirling debris filling the screen. He reaches down to touch the ground and causes an earthquake as the scene ends.
 A woman knocks a man unconscious and walks into an underground cave where we see a pyramid and four men chant in a foreign language; the pyramid lights as liquid gold flows up and into it, along narrow corridors and into a slab with a dead man on it and he revives with a loud gasp, his eyes roll back into his head and power waves cause a cave in (the woman escapes, the chanters are buried alive and the revived man stands in the middle of rubble); people outside yell "Earthquake!" and run as buildings shake.
 A man floating in the air creates visible magnetic fields that swirl around him as tons of metal from all over the world gather around him (old metal ship wrecks rise from the ocean) as a military official sees this on a screen and says that the world is being destroyed and people killed (we see no people harmed); the camera cuts to men and women running and screaming and rail cars move through the air, cars tumble and crash loudly, a suspension bridge breaks apart sending hundreds of cars into the air, and a woman cuts a car in half in the air with a long light saber emanating from her hand.
 A high school bully pounds on a bathroom stall door, harassing a young man hiding because his eyes won't stop blinking; the young man becomes enraged and shoots white hot beams from his eyes, destroying part of the bathroom and leaving the bully lying in rubble, but unharmed. Two X-Men fistfight and kick briefly in a fight club in a large electrified cage; they hit the sides of the cage and shout as sparks fly while a crowd of men and women cheer and boo; one man is blue-skinned, has a pitch-fork tail and has two fingers and a thumb with thick claws on each hand and the other man has huge wings; guards around the ring begin shooting rifles, but no one is hit.
 A man with super speed punches another man several times as the struck man falls back and forth in slow motion; the struck man grabs the other man's fist and chokes him but releases him. An extended fight scene shows a man and a woman fight and she uses two ropes made of light beams from her hands to choke him, he flings her away and she hits a wall, unhurt. Two men fight, rolling on the ground, kicking and punching. A woman elbows two men in the face, knocking them out. A woman creates a sandstorm and steals a basket of food from a market; two merchants chase her with a staff and a knife until a hooded man sends a wave of shimmering sand across the men's necks that kills them, he pushes four more men into a wall and the ground as if they dissolved into it.
 A man mentally accesses another man's mind, making him scream in pain and he uses the man to broadcast messages that "The dawn of a new age is coming to humanity"; Russian submariners and world leaders launch nuclear weapons while shouting, "No weapons!" A man levitates another man in a wheelchair, slamming him into a wall, and then kidnaps the man and manacles him to a stone slab.
 A man locks a winged man into a cage made of rebar, but the winged man cuts out of it with his wing blades; he jumps onto a space-plane after tossing a woman on top of it, he cuts a hole in it and the pair climb in as the occupants beam out and the plane crashes loudly (the winged man lies on the ground with a bloody face and the woman, unharmed, runs away).
 A man uses a wheelchair and a flashback shows him lying in sand, with blood under his back. A military officer and troops with large rifles, arrest four mutants and a soldier opens a briefcase where we see several hypodermic syringes filled with neon blue liquids and the scene cuts to unconscious mutants lying in a helicopter. Soldiers vacuum up rifle shells and mop bloody floors as a man opens a cabinet and removes large blood samples marked "Weapon X" and the scene ends.
 We see through a winding time-travel corridor of gold and steel, with scenes of a figure of Christ carrying a cross, Nazi soldiers with rifles, and the Soviet hammer and sickle. We see black and white footage of WWII soldiers holding rifles in a battle, and color footage of an atomic bomb cloud and Russian soldiers with tanks and rifles.
 Welding sparks fly in a mine and a kettle of molten ore falls; a man levitates it, saving another man below. A man touches another man with wings and the feathers turn into blades; the winged man writhes on a concrete floor as bloody spikes protrude from around his body and he stands up and throws spikes into two walls, smirking. A young man shoots eye beams and boils part of a pond, burns grass and burns a tall tree accidentally (the tree falls apart and we see short flames). A man touches a woman and turns her hair white. A man touches a TV set and absorbs world history. A man points a handgun at another man and the gun crumbles to dust. A man makes armor for another man by waving a hand over him. A woman swings a long light saber, but no one is hit. A man puts on protective sunglasses and sees the world as all pink. A man shoots two wide beams of lightning from his chest and burns down a room used for holograms. A man falls unconscious and wakes up as a blue werewolf. A woman changes back and forth from blue-skinned mutant to human several times. Two men and a woman use psychic abilities to read minds and beam in and out of several scenes in a small puff of mist. A man burns through walls with light beams from his eyes. A man in a dim room looks dead until a woman touches his face and he revives; he touches another woman's face and restores some lost memories. People use their powers to manipulate rubble to form a castle-like structure. A small group of people wearing armor-suits face off against tall robots entering a training room and the scene ends as the robots walk toward the camera.
 A woman tells a man, "You can't save the world just by going around killing people." We see a concentration camp number on a man's arm. A woman says that humans hate and fear all mutants. A man says, "We'll take everything from them." A woman says, "Let's go to war."
 A woman has a nightmare of tall flames and a pharaoh buried under a collapsing tomb; she mumbles and tosses in bed as paint and wallpaper melt off the walls, a man reads her mind and sees the pharaoh, he goes to a special room and uses an electronic helmet to see a vision of Egypt among masses of what appear to be star clusters. A man mentally destroys several blocks of a city and causes the swirling rubble to form a giant pyramid; buildings crash loudly and explode into flames.
 A man licks his hands and runs them through a teen boy's messy hair. A man spits his chewed gum on the ground (we do not see it, but we hear the spitting).

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 1 scatological term, 2 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (foolish child, weakling, weird, clown-face, freak, loser, pervert, killer, boondock, Satan's Wonder), 1 religious profanity (GD), 5 religious exclamations (You Can Never Fight God, Oh My God, I Was God, God Hear My Prayer, By The Grace Of God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man squirts blue neon fluid out of a hypodermic syringe (we do not see him administer it to anyone). A man drinks from a bottle of gin a few times and drops the bottle on concrete (it smashes loudly), and men and women at a fight club carry beer bottles and a couple of men are seen drinking from their bottles. A man in a sidewalk food stall holds a lit cigarette in his mouth as he works (we do not see smoke).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Legends, Egyptian gods and goddesses, corrupt military officers, human experimentation, psychic abilities, memories, tyrannical leaders, world domination, magical powers, fear, murder, death, loss, bitterness, revenge, courage, forgiveness, cooperation, sacrifice, family, friendship, trust, justice.

MESSAGE - Tyrannical rulers who believe they are God can be defeated.

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

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