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

HBP Film
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

Reader511

This news sucks. WB has mis-handled this movie from the minute they decided to postpone it to make more money.

Posted by Reader511 on January 08, 2009, 12:01 AM report to moderator
Dylan

WB is probably just as shocked as we are about the rating. The film was made with the intentions of a PG-13 movie, and WB didn’t interfer to have it softened up any at all. This is most likely as much of a shock to them as it is to us.

Posted by Dylan on January 08, 2009, 12:11 AM report to moderator
Mr. Sprout

that surprised me… I bet that hallows will be R.

Posted by Mr. Sprout on January 08, 2009, 12:11 AM report to moderator
BellaSnape

@ Matt C – That was a few min ago when it wasnt confirmed. PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE.. STOP!!!!!! YOU are ASSUMING TOO MUCH!!!! Frankly I think everytime something new about the movie comes out you let off more steam from the delay, well ya know its time to get over the fact that its done with. Or if we dwell on it maybe we are kids that deserve PG ratings. NONE of you know its going to suck. I truely hate the sterotype that just because its PG means its whimpy and childish. Come on! Have faith. From the Trailers and pics it looks like the best movie yet which it probably is because they keep getting better. So just go get a fire distinguisher and put yourselves out, your a little too hot right now.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 08, 2009, 12:16 AM report to moderator
alexismarie

with a PG rating, how are they going to pull off the Imperi??
i remember reading HBP and being scared to death just by the thought of them.
there’s no way that the Imperi will just be “scary images”

Posted by alexismarie on January 08, 2009, 12:18 AM report to moderator
Dylan

I don’t know how many more times this has to be said, and I don’t mean to come off insulting, but; THE FILM WAS MADE WITH THE INTENTIONS OF A PG-13 FILM, THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT TRYING TO SOFTEN THINGS FOR THIS PG RATING. THEY MADE IT AS DARK AND VIOLENT AS THEY COULD WITHIN THE RESTRAINTS OF THE PG-13 SYSTEM. THIS RATING HAS MORE TO SAY ABOUT THE MPAA’S STANDARDS THAN ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE FILM ITSELF.

takes breath

Posted by Dylan on January 08, 2009, 12:32 AM report to moderator
Ferder

Order of the Phoenix got rated PG13 and it wasn’t really any scarier or more violent than Prisoner of Azkaban or Chamber of Secrets. Goblet of Fire is still the only one to justify a bit higher rating (though it’s just rated PG with all the others here in Canada)

Posted by Ferder on January 08, 2009, 12:36 AM report to moderator
Courtney

LAME. I hope this isn’t some ploy to get more ticket sales. It wouldn’t be entirely surprising, though. They didn’t delay the film until the summer for nothing.

Posted by Courtney on January 08, 2009, 12:43 AM report to moderator
ravenclawguy1972

I am a bit bowled over here, I had Figured HBP as a shoo-win for a PG-13 rating, I pray this doesn’t mean they messed up someof the most important scenes

Posted by ravenclawguy1972 on January 08, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
Lada

Was there any good news about this film lately? I don’t remember any I’m afraid.

Posted by Lada on January 08, 2009, 01:07 AM report to moderator
genevieve

are you kidding me? HBP, in my opinion, is the darkest and bloodiest and goriest of the series yet! I’m scared now of what they’ve toned down. ARGH.

Posted by genevieve on January 08, 2009, 01:19 AM report to moderator
Paulo

FIRE STEVE KLOVES NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Paulo on January 08, 2009, 01:43 AM report to moderator
juper

oh… this is too dark to be rated PG!!! what they have done to these chapters??" :“sectumsempra”, “the cave” and “the lightning struck tower”

Posted by juper on January 08, 2009, 01:50 AM report to moderator
Daphne

I think those few shots we have from the third trailer in the caves with the dead bodies alone should get a PG13
And doesn’t Arthur get savaged by Greyback? This can’t be a PG!

Posted by Daphne on January 08, 2009, 02:08 AM report to moderator
liveyurlife

Even if the decide to change the rating to pg 13 the last 2 would of still been scarier coz they had a dead set straight rating of pg 13 no decisoions to keep it less than that coz it was too scary.by this announcement it has lowered my expectations of number 6 even more :(:( (i hope what i said made any sense to anyone)

Posted by liveyurlife on January 08, 2009, 02:09 AM report to moderator
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