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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

adam

wait harry dont chase snape down i heard he does

Posted by adam on January 08, 2009, 10:50 PM report to moderator
GMoney

THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!! HOW CAN THIS ONE OF ALL THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES BE RATED PG…… IT’S CRAZYY HBP IS ONE OF THE DARKEST IF NOT THE DARKEST OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS.

Posted by GMoney on January 08, 2009, 11:05 PM report to moderator
adam

LAWDY LAWDY I SAY WE IS DOOMED

Posted by adam on January 08, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
Naria

Here’s PG-13 for you: Inferi. I had nightmares about them after reading HBP. Are they not appearing in the movie?

Posted by Naria on January 08, 2009, 11:18 PM report to moderator
dcrazmo

Thanks, Kate, for the review. How exciting for you that you’ve seen it already!

Posted by dcrazmo on January 08, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
Dylan

Thanks for the mini-review Katie, I’m glad to see you liked it. As long as the movie itself is good, I’ll be fine. :D

Posted by Dylan on January 09, 2009, 01:10 AM report to moderator
adam

wait harry dont chase snape down i heard he does

Posted by adam on January 09, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
silverstar

i dont know i guess the imagery of having your soul sucked out is pretty scary and you see it kinda happening in PoA and that a PG so i reckon a death and a slashing- not saw type style can still be done with in the PG guide lines. we will have to wait and see.
Happy New Year All!

Posted by silverstar on January 09, 2009, 08:03 AM report to moderator
Crow Skyler

Agreeing with ScottMan, here, and also, it all depends on how much a director decides to show. The Dark Knight, which should have easily been an R-rated film, scraped by with a PG-13 because its most horrible scenes didn’t happen right there in front of everyone.

Posted by Crow Skyler on January 09, 2009, 08:08 AM report to moderator
seth

whatever. much ado about nothing.
just something new for haters to hate on. hate hate hate. blah blah blah.

Posted by seth on January 09, 2009, 11:30 AM report to moderator
Dolemite

I’m not sure Kate actually said she liked it, just that she liked aspects of it and was disappointed with a number of things also. She definitely did not answer where she would rate it compared to the others (I believe that was a question posed).

IMHO Malfoy and Snape have been reduced to mainly comic relief the last 3 movies and HBP should give them proper due of the important characters they are. It doesn’t sound like they have been given that due though. I hope I’m wrong.

Posted by Dolemite on January 09, 2009, 01:13 PM report to moderator
WizardingWireless (Kraamer)

This is not good…not good at all…If this movie is going to be toned down to the point of being rated PG, then its not worth my time or my money…I want the book in a movie form…not some video trying to make the book seem less violent than it actualy is…kinda pisses me off alittle bit…

Posted by WizardingWireless (Kraamer) on January 09, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
Lorelai

Wow so many people get all mad about this. Everyone needs to calm down.
It’s really not that big of a deal.

Posted by Lorelai on January 09, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
Andrea

PG? How is that possible This book is definitely PG-13… Deathly Hallows better be PG-13…

Posted by Andrea on January 09, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator
picaso

KATIE IS LYING!!!!

Posted by picaso on January 09, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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