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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Dir: Tim Burton. Science Fiction/Comedy. Based on 'Mars Attacks', a property of the Topps Company. Earth is attacked by aliens from Mars, as the president of the USA (Jack Nicholson) and various advisors (Pierce Brosnan, Martin Short) and civilians (Jim Brown, Lukas Haas) try to survive.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and developmental slurs
  • Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a science fiction context - much gore and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of transformation and frightening scenes - much detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Indecision and cowardice
  • The struggle to survive
  • Ingenuity

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes in a science fiction context

Classification date

July 13, 2021

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