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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • There are a few shots showing some mild to moderate breast cleavage.
  • One (unmarried) couple is staying together in a hotel room, but the scene set there is brief.When the couple are attacked while taking a walk, one says to the other, dryly, that they should have stayed in bed.
  • Some objectification of male muscles with exposed arms and torsos
  • Rocket makes a reference to hiding an object by sticking it up his... He is cut off before he finishes his sentence, but it is strongly implied he would have said butt or any other related word.
  • Star Lord makes a reference to attaching a grenade to someone's "junk".

Violence & Gore

  • Expect violence and action sequences
  • Sci-Fi actions will occur throughout the movie. No gore to be seen. However, an earlier scene in the movie borders graphic violence, these actions may be frightening to some children.
  • There is a big fight sequence with Aliens. Many aliens are killed and blood can be seen oozing from them.
  • The violence in this movie is more intense than any previous Marvel movie. There are plenty of brutal beatings, stabbings, choking, and heavy hitting. Although a slot of the action is bloodless, there are some shots that are quite bloody.
  • The film basically has non-stop action and, unlike most MCU films, it has a dark tone to it and much is because of the spontaneous violence there is in certain scenes.
  • In addition to standard comic book film destruction, characters are tortured, impaled, and beaten. While generally bloodless, the consequences feel greater, and could upset younger viewers.
  • Multiple scenes of stabbing, some of them leading to death, others leading to open wounds.
  • Multiple scenes of graphic torture.
  • In a scene, we see a flashback involving how Thanos met Gamora and here, we also see a mass genocide taking place, in which lots of innocent civilians are seen getting brutally executed. This is very disturbing and quite unsettling.
  • Overall, the violent content of this film is very intense, but that's nothing when compared to the Marvel Netflix shows, which are also set in the MCU and are far more violent than this, especially "The Punisher".

Profanity

  • At one point, one character asks another what master they serve, and they sarcastically reply, more or less, "What am I supposed to say? Jesus?"
  • Occasional D words, H words, other name calling such as Douchebag
  • "God" is used as an exclamation several times.
  • Star Lord says "Chill the eff out" as a reference of F*ck
  • Someone starts to say "mother..." but is cut off before finishing the next word.
  • 3 uses of Shit

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Like most MCU films, there is a balance between humorous and dramatic moments but Infinity War does have a darker tone, similar to The Winter Soldier and Civil War, except that this one is the darkest.
  • Characters are attacked by violent alien creatures which may be intense for some.
  • The film can be quite dark and violent sometimes.
  • This film is much more violent and more explicit than any other MCU film, which could disturbing for some viewers who are familiar with the previous films. Also, despite the PG-13 rating, the violence here is surprisingly graphic, sometimes going on par with an R rated film, but not as much. For said reasons, it's better for ages 13 and up, while younger viewers under that age require to be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • In one scene, Nebula is tortured and we see her being stretched apart and dismantled by Thanos with his Infinity Gauntlet, more than once, as she screams in extreme agony and Gamora watches on in horror. This scene is extremely disturbing and very hard to watch.
  • In a scene, Gamora is thrown to her death by Thanos, we see her falling, and later we see her lying dead on the ground onto a pool of blood. This scene is extremely emotional, very disturbing and quite graphic.
  • In a scene, a character, Loki, is strangled by Thanos in graphic detail and then has his neck snapped onscreen. We see Loki struggle to break from Thanos' grip, only to fail and then we see his face turn purplish and his eyes turn red due to the lack of oxygen and has some blood visible. His dead body is then shown as Thor cries over his corpse. This is pretty disturbing, borderline graphic and quite hard to watch.
  • In a scene, Tony Stark and Peter Parker rescue Dr. Strange from Ebony Maw, one of Thanos' henchmen. Here, Maw tortures Strange with a bunch of spikes and we see those pierce through Dr. Strange's face, causing him to scream in intense pain. Then, Stark blows up a hole into Maw's spaceship, which ejects him into outer space due to decompression and almost sucks out Strange, who is saved by Parker and then Stark closes the hole. We then see Ebony Maw's corpse float away from the ship, frozen and crumbling slightly in the process due to the lack of air. This scene is quite intense and somewhat disturbing, but it's also slightly humorous due to the awkward pose done by Maw in said aftermath, as well as the somewhat hilarious look on his face.
  • Whenever Thanos shows up, whoever is against him goes at him. The hits range from kicking, punching, slashing and stabbing. Although he doesn't die, him getting beat up is more crowd pleasing rather than disturbing.
  • Thanos violently rips the Mind Stone from Vision's forehead. Vision appears to be dead after that and his body turns all grey. Luckily, there's no blood in this scene, since Vision himself is an android, but still, this scene is rather disturbing.
  • We see dead bodies in the Asgardian Ship at the beginning of the movie. Thanos and his henchmen brutally hurt the characters they are fighting.
  • Tony is stabbed in the stomach by Thanos. He is seen in agony for a while but ultimately survives.
  • Towards the end, Thanos gets impaled in the heart by Thor with his part-warhammer, part-battleaxe hybrid weapon, Stormbreaker. We see Thanos agonize as Thor drives the weapon even further into his chest, with lots of blood on the area. In the aftermath, after Thanos warps away, we see the weapon covered in blood. This is definitely the most graphic scene of the entire film.
  • Characters are being impaled, stabbed, tortured, hit and strangled through the whole movie. The ending scene shows many beloved characters and many innocent civilians die. The great battle is nothing like the other MCU fights (more violent). The movie starts with a hole load of dead bodies on the ground and two badly injured characters.
  • In one scene, Gamora stabs Thanos in the throat and then in the heart. We see blood pouring out of Thanos' mouth and then, we see a lot of blood gushing out from his throat in detailed fashion, which partially stains his body armor, as he slumps to the ground dead and Gamora weeps in sorrow and anguish completely devastated and brokenhearted. This is very gory and disturbing, especially for a PG-13 rated film like this. However, it then turns out that all of this was a projection, with Thanos actually popping out completely unscathed and without any damage whatsoever and now with the Reality Stone on his Infinity Gauntlet, which explains the cause of all what happens in this projection, which actually slightly lowers the intensity of the scene.
  • In the climatic battle of Wakanda, the remaining members of the Black Order, which are Thanos' henchmen, are killed very graphically in the next order: Cull Obsidian is launched in the air by Bruce Banner with the Hulkbuster armor. We see Obsidian yelling while airborne and then he's shown exploding onscreen, with a ball of flames seen in the air accompanied with ashes and multiple particles including a few chunks of flesh; Proxima Midnight tries to kill Black Widow, but Scarlet Witch lifts Midnight in the air with her powers and Midnight is horizontally cut in half by a gigantic bladed war-wheel, with a lot of blood splattering everywhere and covering the area; and finally, Corvus Glaive fights Captain America, where he's eventually brutally impaled with his own spear by Vision, with a very brief amount of blood spurting out from this wound, while we also see blood on the blade of the spear. This scenes mentioned here are graphic, but they mostly happen quickly and there's no graphic injury detail to speak of because of their briefness.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In a scene, Thor is tortured by Thanos and he cries out in pain (as seen in the preview). Somewhat disturbing.
  • Several well-established characters die, which will likely upset younger viewers who are familiar with these films.
  • There are death scenes throughout the film. Do note, however, that although there are death scenes in the film, none of them have been confirmed to be truly dead. Some of them surely won't remain dead because of the characters' respective solo sequels being prepared to go into production (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther); some of them have yet to be confirmed truly dead for the rest of the franchise; and some of them will truly die or exit on the sequel to this film.
  • Viewers might find the disintegration sequence particularly emotional, as some of these characters have been beloved over the years. Arguably, the most emotional one is that of Peter Parker's.
  • Thanos is a very threatening and violent villain whose story and motives are all rather disturbing and will definitely unsettle some. His physical appearance can also be somewhat intimidating for some viewers as well, especially younger ones.
  • The ending is very depressing and hard to watch.
  • The death of Loki can be hard to watch, especially due to its absolute brutality as well as it being onscreen and especially, due to Loki's status as fan favorite. In the scene, Loki briefly struggles to break free from Thanos' grip. There is also a close up of his face which can be challenging to watch. The fact that Thor mourns him in the aftermath also does not help either. Also, many of the characters die disintegrated towards the end, like said before, which can be emotionally intense for some, mostly due to them being fan favorites, just like Loki.

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