Information for Parents 12 Monkeys Parents Need To Know Read Less Positive Messages A scientist releases the plague that nearly destroys civilization. Positive Role Models & Representations Violence James beats several people to death. There are also several scenes with guns and knives, including a disturbing scene that takes place in WWI trenches. Sex Although relatively clear of sexual content, the film has quite a bit of non-sexual nudity. Language Some strong language. Consumerism Not applicable Education Value Ease of Play Privacy Characters drink and smoke, but more upsetting are scenes in which James is tranquilized in jail and the mental hospital.