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The bulk of Edge of Tomorrow's PG-13 rating comes from military violence. At least one soldier uses an excremental adjective when expressing disbelief, and there is a quick shot of male buttocks played for humor. A soldier has a ship fall out of the sky and crushes him. Another is splattered with alien blood, causing his face to melt. Another soldier is shown (in the background) on fire. Vehicle crashes and explosions abound. The depiction of violence is less explicit and gruesome than an average episode of Game of Thrones, but it is pervasive and perhaps the more desensitizing for being divorced from any material suffering.

Kenneth R. Morefield is an Associate Professor of English at Campbell University. He is the editor of Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volumes I & II, and the founder of 1More Film Blog.

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