XXX: State of the Union [2005] [PG-13] - 4.7.5

 
 

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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 sequel Ice Cube picks up the role of super agent XXX from Vin Diesel: Darius Stone (Ice Cube) and his handler Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) go head to head with Willem Dafoe in order to thwart a presidential assassination plot. Also with Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss and Sunny Mabrey. Directed by Lee Tamahori. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman kiss in a dark corner of a nightclub, and another woman lies on a sofa and a man lies back on top of her. A man and a woman kiss a few times.
 A woman in a short dress (revealing bare thighs and cleavage) dances around a pole in a nightclub and men ogle her.
 Two women in very short skirts, thigh-high boots and short, low-cut tops flag a truck down on a street and the two men in the truck get out and make remarks about the women "needing assistance." A woman wears very low-cut and tight-fitting tops that reveal her very ample cleavage in many scenes, a woman wears a short top that reveals her bare back and abdomen, and a woman wears a short, low-cut top that reveals cleavage and bare abdomen. Women wear evening gowns at a formal gala that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and bare backs. Two men are bare-chested while boxing in a ring.
 A man asks a woman, "Are you ready to do some more damage?"; he pulls her bra strap off her shoulder, leans over to kiss her and they are interrupted by another man entering the room. A woman appears to be making sexual advances toward a man by saying, "If you need anything at all, my room is just down the hall." A man says that his agent name sounds like the name of a "porno star."

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man walks into a barn and sees a man's blood-stained hand on the ground; he looks into a stall and sees several men dead, and a man attacks him and stabs him through the back (we see the knife blade poke out through his abdomen). A man lies dead on a floor with a bullet hole in his forehead and a stream of blood down his face. A man hits a woman in the face, she falls to the floor, she begins to get back up, and another man shoots her (we see her with blood on her face and neck).
 Several people dressed in black suits and masks set explosives to blow large tunnels, and people jump into holes and slide down on ropes. A firefight follows, people shoot at many other people, we see many hit, some fire back hitting the attackers (people jerk when they are hit by bullets), glass shatters, walls and doors splinter and later we see body bags scattered on the floor and being carried away (we hear that 16 people were killed). Many people in black suits and masks rappel down ropes into a room full of people, they fire their weapons on the way down hitting many people (we see bodies strewn around the floor), a rocket is launched into the building causing a room to crumble with people inside, two groups of people fire back and forth at each other, and many people are hit (we see people jerk when they are hit).
 A man is stabbed through the arm (we see blood on his sleeve and hand), he fights with a man, they punch, shove and hit each other with pots and pans, and one slashes at the other with a knife; one slams the other with a metal shelving unit, one throws a lighter into the air causing an explosion (gas was leaking) and knocking one man out of the train (we see his body crash into a sign outside).
 A man hears a noise in a darkened house, he walks through with his gun drawn, comes upon a man, and they fight: one is held on the ground with a gun to his head, he is hit on the head and falls to the floor unconscious, while the house explodes and we hear that the man died in the blast. A man punches another man and a man shoots another man in the back of the head.
 A prisoner in shackles punches and kicks two guards, unlocks his chains, runs, he is chased, he kicks out a large vent fan that falls to the ground below where other prisoners are gathered, climbs up onto a roof, and runs across to another roof; he continues to fight several guards with punches and kicks and nightsticks, jumps off a roof and catches onto the landing gear of a helicopter in flight -- he's shot at as the helicopter flies away.
 A man knocks out two men with punches, he runs through a heavily guarded facility, and people in the facility chase him and shoot at him. A man grabs another man from behind, slams his head against a wall, and he falls to the floor unconscious. A man hits a woman hard in the head with a gun, she runs into a wall hitting her head and falling to the floor unconscious. Two men fight in a boxing ring and several punches connect.
 A man hangs from a rope attached to a helicopter, another man jumps from a speeding train, catches onto the man on the rope and they are pulled up into the helicopter (one man is shot in the arm while being pulled up). A man follows three people out of a train and we hear a scream and gunfire (they were apparently killed).
 A man races a car chasing a high speed train, the man jumps the car onto the tracks, shoots at the back of the train shattering a window and causing a part of the train to explode, he crashes the car into the back of the train and climbs onto the train (the car is pulled free and flips along the tracks in flames). A man climbs up an anchor chain and into an aircraft carrier, he punches and kicks several people, climbs into a tank in the cargo area, drives the tank shooting smoke bombs, he is shot at by another armored vehicle, and they fire back and forth blowing up other vehicles around them; the two tanks crash together, they explode and are thrown over the side of the carrier and into the water -- the man jumps over the side, into the water below, and search boats look for him. Two men fight with punches and kicks on a speeding train, one man holds a gun on the other, one man jumps off of the train leaving the other inside, and a helicopter fires a rocket into the train causing it to explode, break into pieces and fall over the side of a bridge; the man who jumped dives into the water followed closely by the flaming train but swims to safety.
 A man being chased speeds away on a boat, and he blows up another boat at the pier knocking the men who were chasing him into the water. A man races a boat up a ramp, it lands on a car, skids across the bridge roadway, the car explodes and the blast knocks several people down.
 Several large cars slam through road blocks, pushing cars and water filled barriers out of the way (while several men are tossed into the air), they are shot at, they crash through iron fences and metallic walls, they drive through a warehouse, a tank moves in their way, and fires on them; one car explodes (the occupants have jumped clear), flips and lands on other cars along the street.
 A SWAT team surrounds a house with a man inside, a negotiator goes inside the house, the man holds a gun on him, the negotiator walks out of the house, and the SWAT team breaks the doors down and searches for the man with their guns drawn.
 An explosive device is launched, it hits a car and it blows up. A car fires an explosive through a barn door (a man outside the door is knocked down from the blast), and then speeds out and down a road. A tank drives across several cars parked in a street crushing them.
 We hear that a man's father was killed by a stray bullet (we see a photo of a body on the ground with a sheet over his head). A man who identifies himself as being with the NRA talks about doing gun training classes at a local elementary school.
 A man has a badly scarred face and a man has a dart sticking out of his neck (he is unconscious). A man demonstrates a "suction glove": he sticks his gloved hand to a car window (not attached to a car), the car door is lifted into the air along with the man and he dangles there for a few moments.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 2 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 23 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for women (chicks), 4 religious profanities, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man smokes a cigar, another man smokes a cigar, and another man smokes a cigarette. A man drinks alcohol, and a woman drinks wine. People are shown smoking cigarettes, cigars and drinking alcohol in a nightclub scene. Many people drink champagne at a gala.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Patriotism, presidential assassination, military operations, NSA, greed, poverty, treason, tyranny, homelessness, chop shops, NRA, politics, political power, cold war, guilt, revolution, overthrow of government, modern democracy.

MESSAGE - There's redemption for court-martialed soldiers if they agree to undertake dangerous missions.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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