World War Z parents guide

World War Z

Overall C

Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a man trying to stop a plague that's infecting the populace and turning them into zombies. Meanwhile he also needs to fight off the victims in a battle of world war proportions.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is World War Z rated PG-13? The MPAA rated World War Z PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images

Run Time: 116 minutes

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World War Z
Rating & Content Info

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Why is World War Z rated PG-13? World War Z is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images

Violence: News-type clips portray riots, wild beasts attacking and eating others, dead animals and disturbing natural events. Violent portrayals include a man being smashed by a vehicle, zombies attacking others, utter chaos in the streets, looting and characters threatening others with guns. A character accidentally shots himself. Bodies are seen hanging on a fence. Other corpses have been burned. Zombies clamor over one another in order to scale a wall. Bodies fall out of a plane before it crashes. A man is impaled with a piece of metal during the crash. Scenes of beating, stabbing, gunfire, bombings and explosion are shown. A character has her hand cut off. Other depictions of dismemberment and mutilation are shown. Characters engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat.

Sexual Content: Family members embrace and kiss.

Language: The script contains a partial strong sexual expletive, infrequent scatological slang, profanities and some vulgar language.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks to deal with pain. Alcohol is also poured on a wound as an antiseptic. A character is injected with a deadly virus.

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World War Z
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "World War Z"

Cast and Crew

World War Z is directed by Marc Forster and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of World War Z movie is September 17, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: World War Z

Release Date: 17 September 2013

World War Z releases to home video in a 2D Unrated Cut (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) or 3D Theatrical Cut (plus 2D Unrated Cut) (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include the following extras:

- Origins: The filmmakers discuss collaborating with actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a Zombie film.

- Looking to Science: Explore the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and learn more about Zombies in literature and film.

- WWZ Production: Outbreak, The Journey Begins, Behind the Wall, and Camouflage.

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The popularity of zombie tales is soaring, fueling movies like Warm Bodies. Other plagues infect the world in I Am Legend and Contagion. And alien beings takeover the minds of humans leaving them in a zombie-like state in The Invasion.

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