Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

NZ release: 04 May 2023

Violence and offensive language Rated on: 04 May 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

What’s it about?

Still coming to terms with the loss of Gamora, the Guardians of the Galaxy are faced with the death of another member. They will do everything to save them.

The facts

  • Director: James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 and 2; The Suicide Squad)
  • Runtime: 150 minutes
  • Staring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña
  • This is the third and final instalment of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.

Why did it get this rating?

This film was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.


The film contains frequent scenes of sci-fi action violence. Characters punch, kick and shoot each other with fictional laser weapons.

Wounds, including gashes, burns and bruising are briefly shown. There is a close-up image of a man whose skin has been ripped off his face. His muscle is exposed and his nose is missing. A woman rips off the head of a cyborg animal – the decapitated head looks like a Halloween mask.

There are also references to genocide.

Content that may disturb

There are strong references to animals being experimented on, including them screaming in pain and the results of the experiments. We see surgical scars and machinery sticking out of them. This looks painful despite the creatures being computer-generated. Animals, cyborg animals and alien children are kept in cages.

There is a reference to ‘meth’ being sold.

Offensive language

The film contains use of the word "f**k" as well as "sh*t", "bullsh*t" and "son of a b*tch".

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