Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this adaptation of Dan Brown's pre-Da Vinci Code novel about ancient religious conspiracy theories and a secret society has more deaths than the first movie. The action starts with a gruesome murder and theft, and the violence continues throughout, as cardinals are taken hostage and killed in public, shocking ways. Plus, it's implied that prominent priests and the Vatican's Swiss Guard conspire to commit murder and cover up scandals. Language is generally mild, and there's no sex to speak of; some characters smoke.
As in the previous film, the movie has a great deal of violence -- and it actually has more deaths than the first movie. Cardinals are literally branded, and three are killed gruesomely. A character is shot, and his eyeball is torn out; characters are routinely shot or stabbed to death. One lights himself on fire, while another is burned a la Joan of Arc.
Mostly mild; words include "hell," "damn," "goddamn it," "go to hell," etc.
Messages are mixed. In general, the film is packed with conspiracy theories, cover-ups, and manipulation.
Prominently featured vehicles include a fancy SUV and Mercedes Benzes.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some of the cardinals are shown smoking cigarettes, as is a member of the Swiss Guard.