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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016] [PG-13] - 1.5.1



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In a desperate effort to disable the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate planet killing weapon of total destruction, a young rebel (Felicity Jones) is sent to find a man who can lead her to her father, the designer of the Death Star. Also with Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen and Jimmy Smits. Directed by Gareth Edwards. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an alien language with English subtitles. [2:14]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man and a young woman hold hands and hug (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A hologram of a female alien (she has two long fleshy tendrils on her head) dances seductively on a table in a bar scene (she seems to be wearing a bra top and skirt or pants that reveal the abdomen area). A man is seen in a large tank filled with water (the water is cloudy so no flesh is seen) as it empties and reveals his head and shoulders with tubes coming out of his head.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man and several armed soldiers approach another man, they threaten him and a woman draws a gun on them: the woman is shot and she shoots the first man in the arm (we see a charred hole on their clothing) and they both fall to the ground (she is dead and he is injured). Two armed troopers are shot in a crowded market place; other troopers approach and a man shoots another man in the back at close range (we see a bright flash and the man falls off-screen). A man speaks to another man as several armed troopers take aim at several men, and then shoot them (we assume they die); the first man slaps the second man in the face and he falls to the ground as flying vessels open fire on the area causing explosions that throw several people and troopers (we see one man on the ground with a bloody face as he dies). A robot is shot repeatedly and falls to the floor motionless as the lights in its eyes go out. A robot shoots many armed troopers and we see them thrown to the floor (there's no blood). A man threatens to shoot a young woman and the man is shot in the back by another man (he falls to the ground). A man and a young woman hug as a shockwave approaches and washes over them. A man with a light saber fights several men who shoot at him; he deflects the blasts and slashes each of them (we see some being slashed with a glowing line across the body and one man is slashed while dangling from the ceiling).
 A man throws an explosive toward a tank flanked by armed troopers and debris is blown through the area; blaster fire is exchanged and several from each side are struck, and there are many more explosions (we see bodies being thrown through the air); a young girl stands alone in the rubble crying and is pulled to safety before an explosion, and giant walking tanks enter the area and open fire causing others on the ground to run. Flying vessels engage in the air and a few are shot out of the sky crashing and burning (we do not see casualties). Several men fight with armed troopers in an extended scene that shows many of them being struck by blaster fire and thrown by explosives; one trooper is tasered in the neck and we see a blue glow as he thrashes and giant walking tanks approach and open fire on a beach and the legs of the vehicles are eventually shot out. An explosive is thrown into a ship on the ground and it explodes (we understand that the occupants are killed).
 A man and a young woman are shot at while they climb a tower; the man is struck, and falls and crashes onto a platform. A man walks through a lot of blaster fire and does not appear to be struck. An explosion throws a man to the ground and we see his bloody face as he dies. A giant weapon takes aim at a planet's surface and fires causing a huge explosion and a shockwave that throws a huge amount of rubble across the planet; we see the ground seizing up and stone structures crumble onto people trying to escape.
 A young woman fights several armed troopers and shoots a robot (we see a charred hole in its chest as it falls). Several guards in a transport vehicle are shot by armed men, a young woman in the vehicle is unchained and she hits the attackers with a shovel and kicks them before jumping out of the back of the vehicle where she is slammed to the ground by a robot (she is winded but OK). Several armed troopers aim at a blind man who fights them using punches and kicks and a long stick. A robot is shown accessing the data in another robot that is incapacitated; the robot plugs into a port in the incapacitated robot's head. A robot pounds a man on the top of the head and he falls to the floor.
 A man restrained in a chair is approached by a giant octopus-looking creature that wraps its tentacles around his arms, chest and head as a man tells him that what it is doing will cause him to lose his mind. A robot slaps a man hard in the face. A man falls to his knees gasping as another man walks away.
 Large flying ships crash together and we see the occupants being thrown around violently. A flying vessel hits a large rock and crashes to the ground (its occupants are shown uninjured). Armed aliens and others are shown walking through a marketplace; many armed troopers march alongside a tank. A man is bound and a bag is put over his head as he is taken away by several armed aliens. A young woman is shown shackled in a transport vehicle and going to a labor camp. A young woman is shown in a cell with an alien on another bunk (the alien has fleshy tentacles on its face). After seeing her mother shot and killed, a young girl hides in an underground bunker while armed soldiers search for her. A young girl runs on a planet surface as a flying vessel flies close overhead. Four people are arrested and bags are placed over their heads.
 A man orders others to kill a prisoner with a bag over his head (we see him in a cell later). People talk about a planet-killing weapon. A list of a young woman's crimes is read in a meeting with several people trying to get information from a young woman. A young woman tells a robot that troops want to either reprogram it or put a hole in its head. A man says that he will kill another man. Two men yell at each other. A man talks about being annihilated in the cold dark vacuum of space.
 A man is shown with prosthetic legs (metallic), he walks with a cane and he uses what looks like an oxygen mask periodically. A blind man is shown with milky-colored eyes. An alien-looking creature has a fleshy head with metallic looking eyes. People walk through a crowded trading post and we see what look like small rodents on skewers cooking in a wok. Tentacles writhe in a pot in a crowded marketplace. Assorted aliens are shown in marketplace scenes, meetings and on vessels; some have bulbous heads and faces, some have tentacles on their faces, some look reptilian. A man is seen in a large tank filled with water (the water is cloudy so no flesh is seen) as it empties and reveals his head and shoulders with tubes coming out of his head.

PROFANITY 1 - Name-calling (liar, troublesome hostages, tool, extremist, fool, spies, saboteurs). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Several men in a room drink what looks like liquor, and a bar scene shows several alien-looking beings with beverages that could be alcoholic.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Rebellion, peace, terror, failure, trust, bravery, hope.

MESSAGE - Rebellions are built on hope.

Special Keywords: S1 - V5 - P1 - MPAAPG-13

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