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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

It turns out that NASA didn't really lose contact with the astronauts during their first landing on the moon. Instead, the space agency intentionally blacked out communication with the public, allowing the astronauts to carry out the top-secret investigation of a Cybertronian spacecraft. Now decades later the Autobots have learned of the ship's existence and are racing the Decepticons to the lunar surface to discover the vessel's secrets. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 155
Theater Release: 29 Jun 2011
Video Release: 31 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Transformers: Dark of the Moon Rated PG-13?


Violence: A man is pushed out a window. One man spits in another’s face. Characters are slapped, punched, stabbed, run over, beheaded, burned, crushed and chased. A blood-like fluid is released from a robot that is injured. Buildings are burned, demolished and fired upon. Dead bodies are seen. Numerous explosions take place. Aliens attack people around the world. A bird-like alien attacks and kills a man. Human corpses and a skeleton are seen in the streets. Characters are threatened with guns and other weapons.

Sexual Content: A woman’s scantily clad buttocks are partially exposed beneath her shirttail. Comments include references to male anatomy, a boy toy, sexual activity between adults and homosexual activity. An unmarried couple shares an apartment. A character misconstrues the activities of two men in a bathroom stall. A boss makes suggestive statements about his female employee. Women wear provocative clothing in an office environment.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, moderate profanities, scatological and sexual slang and some terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Secondary characters engage in social drinking.

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