Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a dark, violent horror movie about battles to the death between vampires and werewolves. Non-stop action results in one grisly scene after another. The film contains countless bloody killings, decapitations, impalements, up-close vampire fang attacks, gun battles, point-blank shootings, and numerous gory transitions from human form into monstrous animal creatures. A few strong words are sprinkled throughout ("sonofabitch," multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "Jesus Christ"). Some characters smoke cigarettes, and it's unclear whether vampires shown in a social setting multiple times are drinking red wine or blood.
There is an underlying sexual tension between the males and females of the species, but no overt sexual behavior other than the traditional blood-sucking that vampires utilize.
Constant graphic and close-up bloodletting and killing by multiple weapons and acts: gunfire (including automatic weapons), swords, bared teeth and fangs, hanging, stabbing, explosions, crashes, and animal attacks. Characters transition from nearly human form into grotesque animal creatures many times. Bloody wounds, gashes, beheadings, severed body parts are shown countless times. One character experiences violent nightmares, which contain disturbing images of women in jeopardy, shadowy monsters, and gruesome killings.
Language is rare, but strong, including "f--k," "s--t," "sonofabitch," and "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation.
Even during mythological blood feuds between super-powerful, violent species, there is a code of ethics to be followed and it's hopeful that good will triumph over evil.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some characters smoke cigarettes. Vampires at home in an elegant parlor are shown drinking red liquid during several scenes. It's unclear whether it is wine or blood.