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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

TUCKER

It was posted because unlike the other two potter films, its rated pg.

Posted by TUCKER on January 08, 2009, 02:13 PM report to moderator
larry

john – you’re right dude. although, now that i really think of it, i think the felix felicis stuff was harry’s version of drug experimentation…!

Posted by larry on January 08, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
hambro

I think the hpb movie has really had bad luck, the delay, the cuts, the Pg rating, there is never good news… Anyway, I’m not saying the PG rating is a bad thing, just gets me slightly worried… Hp, especcially this far on in the series, should not be Pg. I wish they would aim at older audiences.

Posted by hambro on January 08, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
Kim

I’m from the UK,so the rating for PG-13 over here is 12, the fact that the last 2 films have been rated ‘12’ …..& the books get darker as the series goes along….doesn’t really make much sense to make this 1 a ‘PG’… :s. This could be rather annoying! hopefully this hasn’t been confirmed yet cross fingers

Posted by Kim on January 08, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
Broadway'sWitch

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that means they must have cut like all the making out….i really hope this gets changed!

Posted by Broadway'sWitch on January 08, 2009, 03:14 PM report to moderator
John

Broadway’sWitch, that doesn’t make any sense. We clearly saw the Lavendar/Ron and Harry/Ginny kisses in the trailer, so they’re definitely not cut…

Besides, PG-13 isn’t used for “making out”. It’s used for violence, sex, drugs, and really, anything that little children shouldn’t be watching. HBP does have some “frightening scenes” around the end, with Sectumsempra, Inferi and possibly the murder scene (it depends on how it’s portrayed), but the entire movie isn’t SMOTHERED in it, like other PG-13 movies are.

Posted by John on January 08, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
Hedwig

Delaying Half Blood Prince was like a stab in the back. Rating it PG is twisting the knife. This is an unbelievable mistake that is completely ridiculous and if Warner Bros. was smart enough, they could at least fix this problem if the couldn’t bring back HBP closer.

Posted by Hedwig on January 08, 2009, 04:55 PM report to moderator
paul

here come the whiners. again. does anyone know of a harry potter fan page with positive people who don’t complain about every little thing? cos i’ll go there and forget this one altogether.

Posted by paul on January 08, 2009, 05:04 PM report to moderator
eve

i agree with paul.

also, in a failing economy, a pg rating is good for the film industry: it can fill more theatre seats than with a pg-13 rating, thereby making more money for the franchise, thereby making more money available for the final two films. get over yourselves a little and look at reason! geez.

Posted by eve on January 08, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
joseph

@hedwig, wb doesn’t rate the films, so they have nothing to do with it…

Posted by joseph on January 08, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
Jennifer

Ok, OOTP didn’t have “language” or “sensuality” and it was still rated PG-13…um, wtf?

Posted by Jennifer on January 08, 2009, 05:22 PM report to moderator
Hedwig

@ Joseph, I know WB doesn’t rate the movies, but maybe they can do something about it. I mean it just seems wrong that the last 2 movies were PG 13 and this one is PG. I’m not going to organize a lynch mob or something, but I am kind of worried because even though some PG movies are thrilling, I wonder how Half Blood Prince could possibly be a family friendly movie. I was just scared at the screaming book in the first movie when I saw it when I was little. How is inferi and other intense scenes going to be family friendly.

Posted by Hedwig on January 08, 2009, 05:26 PM report to moderator
Gweneth the Good

I didnt want to comment on this when i saw it because i was mad. Im not completely sure what all is cut out and what isnt- yeah i listen to pottercast, but im still not entirely sure. if its PG then sectumsempera is just going to be like a nosebleed nougat, not the dramatic and gory-ish event it is in the book. im a little curious as to how they can make inferi a PG element, unless they make them look like bog zombies, in which case they will have thoroughly taken away from a dramatic and eerie scene. feel free to disagree.

Posted by Gweneth the Good on January 08, 2009, 05:29 PM report to moderator
Gweneth the Good

then again i dont make the ratings, and ill still go to the movie no matter what, but i agree, this movie certainly has bad luck.

Posted by Gweneth the Good on January 08, 2009, 05:32 PM report to moderator
Hermionewannabe

no way it should be PG-13…this does not sound good if it’s rated PG…because that means it’ll be more muted that OOTP was and that wasn’t bad AT ALL. so…um hopefully they’ll either change it or ratings have just changed over the year…

Posted by Hermionewannabe on January 08, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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