Despite that definite clash of theology and underlying spiritual beliefs, Battle for Terra is still an engaging tale that provides an intriguing change of pace for sci-fi fans. And in 3-D, Terra positively sparkles, thanks to eye-popping visuals and imaginative set-ups.

  • Drugs/Alcohol:  None.
  • Language/Profanity:  One instance of the Lord's name being taken in vain and one exclamation of dam---!
  • Sex/Nudity:  None. 
  • Violence: There are several battle scenes that include explosions, gunfire and hand-to-hand combat, and a few characters, including a couple of the main ones, die. There are also disturbing scenes where the Terrans begin to suffocate after humans turn on a spider-like machine. At one point, Mala is also taken hostage, and her life is threatened for show (although she's unaware of that at the time).

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