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Avatar

Crippled from the waist down in battle, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) knows he will never walk again. Then he gets the unexpected opportunity to become an Avatar -- the mind link that controls the body of a genetically engineered alien life form. When he is sent to the home planet of the Na'vi and his virtual self begins interacting with the inhabitants, the soldier starts questioning the purpose of his military mission. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 18 Dec 2009
Video Release: 15 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Avatar Rated PG-13?


Members of the Na’vi tribe wear traditional clothing similar to what would be seen in a documentary film about some indigenous groups. A couple embraces and kisses, and participate in a mating ritual (without explicit description). A woman smokes in a laboratory setting on several occasions. She is also seen drinking. Crude comments are made to a paraplegic. Profanities, crude language, scatological slang and terms of Deity are repeatedly used. Characters engage in warfare, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths. Individuals are impaled, shot, blown up and thrown from aircraft. Animals are also shot. Both an animal and human are shown on fire. A man is threatened and attacked by animals. Weapon use includes knives, guns, poisoned arrows and missiles that cause massive explosions and fires. Corpses are seen along with the cremation of one character in a morgue. Characters engage in hand-to-hand combat and verbal arguments.

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