“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is nearly approaching its premiere date and moviegoers can’t wait to pull the days closer; double the excitement for the fanatics who have long been hoping to see another installment from their beloved intergalactic film franchise. There is an added good news that for the moviegoers as the movie received a PG-13 rating which means more viewers can watch it.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the said rating given by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), is based on their findings of the “sci-fi action violence.” This is somewhat expected especially that the last installment, “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” way back in 2005 has a PG-13 rating too because of the association’s assessment that it has “sci-fi violence and some intense images.” A lot of fans become more thrilled since the rating suggested an action-filled, out-of-this-world, and advance technological fight scenes.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” joins other blockbuster movies this 2015 that has the same rating. MPAA also gave it to other films such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” “Jurassic World,” and “Furious 7.” As of the current time, 8 movies in the Top 10 grossing films have this rating.
Ever since the PG-13 was conceptualized back in 1984, the Star Wars movies produced and released afterwards were all rated PG. Moviegoers younger than this age don’t need to worry they aren’t allowed to watch the film because they only needed to be accompanied by an adult to enter the cinema house.
In an article from The Verge, it enumerated some reasons why MPAA handed the PG-13 to other films in the present period which includes “some suggestive content and smoking,” “suggestive content, innuendo, and partial nudity,” and “intense situations of peril.” At least, the latest Star Wars movie doesn’t have these.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be in theaters this forthcoming Dec. 17.
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