Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that X-Men: Apocalypse (the third film in the X-Men: First Class reboot series), pits the super-powered heroes against a mighty foe who's bent on nothing less than laying waste to the whole world. Expect plenty of superhero-style action violence; aside from one sequence with some disturbing slashing, it's not particularly gory, but it does involve lots of combat, destruction, and weapons. There's also some swearing (mostly "piss," "damn," etc., but there's one use of "f--k"), a couple of scantily clad characters, and a few intense scenes centering around one character's loss of his family. Most of the popular X-Men from the prior movies are back, and there are a few new ones, too; overall, they're a pretty diverse bunch, with several strong women. And in the end, the story showcases the value of teamwork.
Flirting. A couple of female characters are fairly scantily clad; Mystique is technically nude when she's in her natural state, but it looks like body armor.
Lots of superhero-style action, including weapons, big explosions, and plenty of hand-to-hand action. Bodies fly, and so do other large objects. In one sequence, a group of men's heads is destroyed in nearly an instant. In an extended sequence featuring Wolverine, he fights anonymous bad buys by slashing them, resulting in some bloody, disturbing moments; but for the most part, it's not gory. Very menacing bad guy bent on destruction. Very sad death of a child, with resulting grief.
In addition to one use of "f--k," language includes "piss," "damn," "hell," "ass," "oh my God," and "goddamn."
Lots of conflict and disagreement, but in the end it boils down to: United you stand, but divided you crumble. Friendship, support, unity, and hope can save the day. Also: Don't fear what's different, and embrace who you are.
Tie-in to vast quantities of X-Men/Marvel merchandise.
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