So just yesterday news broke about “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” receiving a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. It was not really surprising when the official rating was out as many expected the movie would get a rating like that. However it’s not the rating that surprises many, it’s the reason behind it.
According to Cinema Blend, intense sequences of violence and action throughout and some sensuality was cited as the reason why the movie got a PG-13 rating. In one of the biggest showdowns between two DC legends, one wouldn’t expect to see the two titans giving each other flowers, so the intense action scenes is more or less understood as something that will be a part of the fight, taking place between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.
But what is still questionable is the latter part of the reason cited by the MPAA. Many have been wondering over what could be “sensual” in the movie? The media outlet hinted that “some sensuality” part must have been pointing towards Wonder Woman’s role in the movie.
Calling the MPAA a bit conservative while giving ratings, the media outlet suggested that since Gal Gadot is playing the role of the Amazonian Princess in the movie, there are chances that “some sensuality” part must be hinting at the actress showing her naked shoulders while in the costume and some shots that everyone has seen in the movie.
Second possibility is that there could be a romantic angle between the Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince since, back in the animated series, the two have been quite fond of each other. The two characters have shared glances in the trailer and previous images have also shown them cozying up to each other, which only further suggests that the above reason could be the one for MPAA’s rating.
Den of Geek added that following the MPAA’s PG-13 rating, there are chances that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will get a 12A certificate in the UK. Touted as not your usual superhero movies, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will show the biggest showdown between the two DC legends only to get united later when an even bigger threat arises. The movie will release on March 25th.
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