|Video Release:||23 Apr 2002|
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Why Is Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis Rated PG-13?
Overall: C- Although beautifully animated, Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis exposes the dark issues cloaked behind a front of power and achievement, and resorts to needless violence for most of the action sequences.
Violence: D+Gunfire is heard. Numerous characters (robots and humans) are shot. Object falls from building and nearly hits people. Building explodes and burns killing at least one character. Man attacks character with a knife. Scientific action harms robots. Character accused of stealing. Characters chased by gun-toting assailant. Characters are savagely beaten. Riotous mob attacks people and vandalizes city. Character is punched, blood shown on lip. Mass explosions and destruction occur. Character is disfigured and maimed. Robot character falls to its destruction in suicide-like action.
Sexual Content: A None
Language: C+ At least 7 moderate and 6 mild profanities, one term of Deity used as an expletive, and some rude comments.
Alcohol / Drug Use: D+ Several secondary characters are seen smoking cigarettes and cigars. At least one character drinks, and bottles of alcohol are shown in a couple of scenes. Character tries to sell drugs.