The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below. Here's a brief summary of the content found in this action pic that's been rated PG Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered.
Violence consists of people being killed by various means including lots of gunfire , while fighting and roughing up of others is also present. Bad attitudes are present, as is drug use an experimental type and there's implied use of cocaine , drinking, and brief smoking. Some behavior might be enticing for some kids to imitate, and tense family material is present.
If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content. For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there's some of that from light passing through a spinning fan blade and there's a strobe effect at a party.
For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, the camera bobs up and down to represent Max's view as he tries to stay afloat in icy water, while there's some bouncy camera movement during a chase action sequence. A man suggests that he and Max grab a beer after work, but that doesn't happen. We see some junkies all jittery and sweaty, and looking strung-out in a subway tunnel. Various people drink at a party where Max's informant wipes his nose like a person who's just snorted cocaine might do.
Natasha does some of the liquid Valkyr drug, as do others. A person who's consumed the drug sees the shadows of the winged demons flying about. People drink at a wake. Miscellaneous people drink in a bar. A man scrambles across the floor to get to a vial of the drug, but Lupino steps on his hand and the vial, breaking the latter. The man then tries to scoop up what he can of the liquid drug. Lupino drinks some of the drug. Max takes the drug to prevent him freezing to death after being submersed in icy water.
We see photos of Max's dead wife no blood , but a photo of another dead body does show some blood. We see a dead and slightly bloody body on the floor. Referring to a drug test, a man asks another if he'll "piss" in a cup for them, but we never see that happen. Max has some blood on his head following Mona striking him twice with some sort of rod. We see a man's bloody and jagged fingernails that scrape along a wall as he backs up. A man bound to a chair has a bloody wrist. Jason has a bloody nose after Max beats him up.
We see some blood on the back of a man's suit jacket after he's shot, and then what looks like a small pool of blood by his head. Max states he doesn't believe in Heaven, but does in fear, pain and death some viewers might not like that sentiment. The film's villains obviously have bad attitudes. Some junkies follow Max into a subway restroom, with one pulling a handgun on him, demanding his watch.
Max beats up Jason while trying to get info out of him. We hear that Aesir developed a top-secret drug to create a super soldier for the military. Max's wife's killer admits that he committed that act.. We see Max struggling to stay afloat in icy water. He then goes under, appears unconscious, and begins sinking toward the bottom with his voice-over narration commenting on the other dead down there -- and we see at least one body -- waiting to greet him.
A junkie runs down a subway tunnel and reacts in horror to the shadows of flying demons around him on the walls. He then freaks out from that, distracting him from the oncoming subway train that strikes him dead we only see the very initial contact.
Walking alone down an alley at night, Natasha sees the shadows of the winged demons flying about, and we then see one swoop down to attack her. The next morning it's implied there are pieces of her everywhere as the police investigate we only see her dead arm with some blood on it, and later a black and white photo of the same thing.
Seeing the door open, Max slowly enters his place with his gun drawn and cautiously moves about. After finding a dead body on the floor, Max is attacked by an assailant who grabs, hits and throws him against a wall. Max manages to get his gun and fire several shots in the assailant's direction, but misses as that person disappears.
Max quickly rifles through his dead former partner's case files, all as other cops try to get into the locked room, with one eventually kicking in the door but by the time he does that, Max has already slipped out the window.
Max and Mona slowly ascend a stairwell with their guns drawn, hearing what sounds like torture, including a man screaming. When they get to his apartment and Max kicks in the door, the man there appears crazy having taken the drug, he's now seeing the flying demons, but Max and Mona do not.
That man then backs up toward an open window and the broken wall below that, with his bloody and jagged fingernails scraping along the wall. As Max rushes forward to save him, we see but Max and Mona still do not a winged demon grab the man with its feet, yank him out and away from the building, and then drop him several stories down to a car on the street the man crashes into it.
A crime lord warns Mona that the Devil is building his army but nothing more comes of this. We see Max struggling in the icy water again, sinking and appearing unconscious until he suddenly comes to. He then resurfaces, and struggles to swim through the ice and pull himself out. Having taken the drug, Max experiences winged demons flying all about, all as the ceiling and then top of the building are ripped off in a fiery inferno.
See "Violence" for details. We see Max prepping some handguns. Armed guards for a crime lord carry machine guns, and take Mona's from her. We see miscellaneous graffiti in several scenes.