X-men Apocalypse is considerably violent for it’s PG-13 rating. There are a few choice scenes that should be pointed out so the viewer is aware. In the opening ten minutes of the movie, an extra gets crushed into a ball with rather jarring noises. In fact, there is a lot of crunching in general in this movie, so it is not kind to those with squeamish ears. There are also several scenes that include human disintegration with leftover body parts and limbs. There are two scenes where characters get decapitated, a scene where a person is absorbed by a wall, and a scene that’s closely focused on where a young child and their mother are impaled and killed on an arrow. I believe that the movie was only rated as it is due to the extremely noticeable CGI, but the poor effects don’t really change how jarring some of this can be. Overall, if you’re into X-men enough to power through the gore, it can be a good movie to watch, but there’s certainly a lot of gore to work through.
Moana is almost completely non-violent through and through. Like most disney movies nowadays, there are a few action scenes, but due to the PG rating, none of the scenes include blood, gore, or concerning themes. The scenes are largely non-violent, and the ones that include violence are completely safe for children. There are transformation scenes, but they are cartoony, without any hint of pain. Overall, Moana is very safe and nonviolent, but still has an interesting story that should pull viewers in.
Paranormal activity features a surprising lack of violence throughout most of it’s runtime, showing almost no blood, and focusing heavily on sound effects and practical effects. While the movie does prominently feature supernatural elements, nothing appears on screen, save for moving objects, doors opening and closing, and footprints. However, it is still a supernatural horror movie, so, if you feel uncomfortable with the presence of the supernatural, I recommend that you not view this movie. Also, if you still wish to watch it, please be careful which one you’re watching, as the movie has three endings, two of which feature blood, and one of the two has a jumpscare. Overall, the movie is light on physical scares, but depends strongly on the psychological horror of the supernatural.
Wonder Woman is generally safe as far as superhero films go, albeit with several hang ups that viewers should be aware of. There are several scenes that take place in a warzone, which could be overwhelming for certain viewers due to noise and sensitive topics such as PTSD. It should also be noted that, while the initial scene is not shown onscreen, the aftermath of a severe mustard gas attack is shown onscreen. While the movie does not show the effects of mustard gas, an entire village is eradicated by it. There are also several scenes where gas is used as a weapon, but the effects are not shown on screen for long, if at all. The violence is not especially gory, and the movie is very quick to move on without lingering the view on grisly injuries. Overall, there is very little blood in this movie, and the scenes of violence are not disgusting in the attempt to shock the audience.
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Welcome to Safefilm.org, a location where movies are viewed and vetted specifically for those who are concerned about facing anxiety-inducing moments in film. Movies nowadays have greater technology to create incredible effects with a realistic edge. However, due to this, it is now easier than ever to slip in unexpectedly frightening or graphic moments in movies that still possess the PG-13 rating. As the overseer for this blog, I view movies that have either come out recently, or within the last ten years to try and spot common triggers for anxiety that may not have been spotted by the rating system. Since it’s truly impossible to catch every little potential detail, I encourage viewers to contact me through my email to make requests as to what this site should cover. If you would like to post a review here, please email me with it, and I may edit and publish it. I hope you enjoy this site, and it in some way helps you.