This animated extravaganza -- a cult classic featuring a thumping heavy metal soundtrack -- revolves around a menacing meteorite thought to be the root of all evil. Celebrity voices include John Candy, Eugene Levy and Harold Ramis.
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- Gerald Potterton
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Feature Length Rough Cut with Optional Director's Commentary, Heavy Metal Magazine Cover Gallery, Pencil Portfolio with Animations, Single & Layered Cel Portfolios, Conceptual Art Gallery, Carl Macek Reading His Book "Heavy Metal: The Movie."
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Heavy Metal is an animated film aimed at teens, but its sexual and violent content makes it inappropriate for most. There are horrifying images of young characters dying, plus fighting, shooting with guns, and slicing with swords. A terrified young girl is a central, disturbing image. Several big-breasted women remove their clothes to sleep with men. There's strong innuendo, toplessness, and full-frontal nudity (mostly women, but men too). Language is strong (including "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole"). Two aliens snort huge lines of a white powder that makes them spacey.
- Sexual Content
- Several big-breasted, cartoon fantasy women remove their clothes and have sex with men. Some women are topless, and some are seen full-frontal. There's some full-frontal male nudity as well. Prostitutes are shown, as well as images of a "red light district." There is strong innuendo throughout.
- Very strong fantasy violence here; the movie is animated, so the violence loses a bit of oomph compared to a live-action movie. The most disturbing include a green glowing ball terrifying a young girl (her expression sends chills down the spine), and a boy dying after being run through with several spikes. (His eyes roll up in his head as the life drains out of them.) Otherwise, there is lots of hand-to-hand fighting, guns and shooting, fighting with swords, and beheadings. Some characters are melted away, turning into skeletons before they disappear. There's also general rampaging and chaos.
- Two uses of "f--k" and one use of "s--t," plus several uses of "a--hole." Additionally, "ass," "Goddamn," "dork," "bitch," "hell" are heard, plus a middle finger gesture.
- Social Behavior
- Ostensibly there's something here about resisting temptation and evil, but the real point of the movie is to experience generous helpings of animated sex and violence.
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Two aliens snort huge lines of a fictitious white powdered drug. It affects them like pot. They seem spacey and stoned, as they try to dock a spaceship. A human character mentions "beer in the fridge," but he doesn't drink any.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it