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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No positive messages, as movie focuses on the lust, greed, and bloodthirst of the power-hungry -- and mocks people without mercy.
Positive Role Models
No role models; all characters are played for laughs, are presented with worst traits, as caricatures.
Violence & Scariness
Characters are injured or die (and in one case brought back to life) by stabbing, sickness, combat, even being drowned in feces. Typically presented as comedic, played for laughs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Countless sexual references and jokes. A king crudely jokes about needing sexual satisfaction. Sex scenes take place in brothels, with multiple partners, between brother and sister, in adulterous relationships, etc. Crude gestures for oral sex, references to penis and breast size, a character wears a penis costume, and lots more.
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Near constant use of crude language in basically every scene, including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "d--kheads," "ass," "jizzy," "c--k," "c--ksuck," "bitches," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking -- to the point of drunkenness -- and smoking pot.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Purge of Kingdoms is an unauthorized spoof of the HBO series Game of Thrones. It stars Angus Macfadyen as Robert Boratheon stand-in "King Bartho," Lou Ferrigno as "Deaddard Stork" (Ned Stark), and other parody characters like John Doe, Denise Mother of Dragons, Cursey, Johnny Bang Bang, and "Stork" siblings Bobb, Sansia, Ariana, and Brendan. Expect tons of crude language ("f--k," "c--t," "a--hole," "s--t," and much more), lots of sex scenes (there's no actual nudity, but scenes take place in brothels and include adultery, incest, orgies, etc.), and many suggestive (or overtly sexual) discussions. There's also lots of casual/cruel violence, although it's intended to be comedic rather than gory, as well as a gross scene in which a man drowns in feces. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It's hard to imagine GoT fans caring about this downright awful parody that's just a series of crude, unfunny sight gags and jokes. Although the show's final season was divisive, Game of Thrones has one of the largest and most obsessive fandoms of any TV series ever. If there was going to be a parody of history's most Emmy-nominated show, it should have been something that could stand up next to Spaceballs, Airplane!, or The Naked Gun. But Purge of Kingdoms is simply a mess. There's nothing clever, quick-witted, or even broadly humorous about J.J. McDowell and Damian Romay's script. Instead, it just takes cheap shots at the show's basest elements.
One of the extremely few on-the-mark jokes is the focus on hair, specifically John Doe's (Armando Guiterrez), since Kit Harington's curly locks were highlighted in GoT. Otherwise, the jokes don't deliver (Dothraki in this film is simply Spanish), there's too much scatological humor (diarrhea, fecal crowns, bodily fluids), and the real-world impersonations (the Kardashians and Donald Trump) are cringe-worthy, even for audiences who aren't fans of either the reality stars or the president. Fans would be better off re-watching the source series or indulging in the hundreds of GoT-related video crash courses and commentaries than wasting time on this forgettable film.
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