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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rated "PG" (Updated: Now on MPAA website)

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Posted by: sue
January 07, 2009, 03:42 PM

A new report is online today, stating a rating has been given to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rope of Silicon is reporting that the sixth Harry Potter film has been rated PG for

"scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality." Update: This has now appeared on the MPAA website, with a definite PG rating.

As readers will recall GoF and OotP have both been rated PG-13, with PoA the last PG rated movie in the series.

Thanks to Rope of Silicon and Kyle

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336 Comments

Alan Apa

That would be cool.

Posted by Alan Apa on January 07, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
Dean

I am not happy about that at all. This book had some very violent and bloody scenes

Posted by Dean on January 07, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
ScottMan

Interesting. I’m trying to think of what in HBP could possibly make it PG-13. Maybe the bathroom fight, and the inferi, but those could just as easily be toned down to a PG level.

Posted by ScottMan on January 07, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator
HermyG13

There’s no way this can be right. Unless of course the ratings people pull a Narnia Prince Caspian for a film that should’ve been rated PG-13…

Posted by HermyG13 on January 07, 2009, 03:52 PM report to moderator
Katherine

Umm… What about a certain death that happens in this book. Surely they are going to include it. This book seems the most violent out of the previous five, I don’t see how they are going to keep it PG

Posted by Katherine on January 07, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
Aakash

well, i’m not too happy

i mean, i thought it would be another Goblet of Fire- the best and most violent

some violence? heck no! the last fight was very violent!

Posted by Aakash on January 07, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
Larface

meh. I can’t see how this is true.

Posted by Larface on January 07, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
ele0206

Maybe this will create more interest, for the ones that don’t know Harry Potter films very well, to go to see it. Personally, i am of the idea that Twilight should be made PG, even if the higher level of “sensuality” is a kiss. My opinion is that a spot to publicise castity (twilight is called like that in many websites) is an ipocricy. So, why they didn’t make PG even that? Sorry for the grammar mistakes, i’m italian.

Posted by ele0206 on January 07, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
xxkristeen

After Draco gets cut open? No, no, I don’t think so. This is the darkest movie yet. I hope that they didn’t tone the Inferi or the bathroom scene down—the intensity and gruesomeness of those scenes is what makes them significant.

Posted by xxkristeen on January 07, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
JAIME A.K.A. Gryffin20

This is not Kool,we should wait for a confirmation.
Better be PG-13 cause the trailers make the film look very scary,violent,and awesome for a PG movie LOL. Come on PG-13.

Posted by JAIME A.K.A. Gryffin20 on January 07, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
Louisa

No way! I haven’t waited all this EXTRA time just to get a toned down piece of trash! It’s a back-step for the series! So what, we now have pathetic looking Inferi or something? Because there is no way they could have got a PG at that level! And the test screeners described it as mature, dark, and intense! WB told them at the test screening it was expected to get PG-13!

This is utter rubbish! I will not stand for it! I will REBEL AGAINST WB! YOU CAN’T POSTONE A MOVIE LIKE THIS AND THEN MAKE IT KIDDIE! AND LET’S FACE IT, THIS FILM WILL BE RUBBUSH IF IT IS TONED DOWN TO PG! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Posted by Louisa on January 07, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
ailene90

oh no HBP cant be PG! the cave scene is way creepy and what about the inferi? not to mention dumbledore getting thrown of the tower!

Posted by ailene90 on January 07, 2009, 04:09 PM report to moderator
javier

This better not be true.. every new piece of news about the hbp makes me fear that hbp is going to suck…. If thir rumour proves to be true I WON’T WATCH THE MOVIE! US FANS DESERVE RESPECT! WE ARE THE ONES WHO MADE THIS FRANCHISE WHAT IT IS!

Posted by javier on January 07, 2009, 04:10 PM report to moderator
izziewitch

seems to me that all the raters care about is sex scenes when it comes to a PG or PG13 rating; violence or scariness doesn’t matter. (of course, it does, but those people are just looking for sensuality with a cap S, and language.)

Posted by izziewitch on January 07, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
ScottMan

I don’t think I’ll ever understand how people feel that a movie MUST be rated PG-13 or harsher in order to be “more awesome.” Really, there’s no need to feel threatened anymore. We can have another PG movie and still be taken seriously.

Posted by ScottMan on January 07, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
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