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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

picaso

Ya….Lying!

Posted by picaso on January 09, 2009, 05:02 PM report to moderator
picaso

Quit telling us to calm down. We are all totally lame for placing comments on this site, so just sit back and accept the fact that we’re all losers. Losers who care, losers who don’t care, losers who are pissed off at everyone, and losers who try to calm everyone down. LOSERS ALL. It doesn’t matter what kind of loser YOU are, as long as we can all come together and spout off our B%LL S(#T together, without fear of persecution.

Posted by picaso on January 09, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
mollywobble

Let’s think about this. Consider some of the ratings other WB films have received within the last year. Dark Knight easily should have been rated R. How it got a PG-13 rating is a big mystery. So maybe WB thought they’d make more money if they got a PG rating and fudged, whatever needed to be fudged, to get it. Maybe the MPAA is corrupt? Or maybe the end of HBP is just weak, which would stink.

Posted by mollywobble on January 09, 2009, 06:40 PM report to moderator
Jacob W

EVERYONE DONT WORRY. THE MPAA HAS CHANGED/ UPDATED THEIR PG RATNG. CHECK THE WEBSITE. IF YOU LOOK BACK IT SAYS GOBLET OF FIRE AND OOTP WERE BOTH AND I QOUTE “Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.” AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE IS RATED, AND I QUOTE “Rated PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.” SO IT REALLY ISNT BAD. TO BE HONEST I THINK THE REASON FOR THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE RATING SOUNDS ACTUALLY SCARIER THAN JUST FANTASY VIOLENCE AND FRIGHTENING IMAGES. AND WHEN U LOOK BACK AND WATCH THE FIRST 3 MOVIES THEIR STILL SO GOOD SO IF YOU ARE A FAN I WOULD NOT BE WORRIED. IT WILL BE A GREAT GREAT MOVIE. THANKS
JACOB

Posted by Jacob W on January 09, 2009, 07:56 PM report to moderator
Sarah

This is ridiculous. Although I am hoping this will not change the quality of the flim. All I can think is that whoever rates these movies must think kids can handle more. Anyone see Marley and Me? That DEFIANTLY should have been PG-13. And Prince Caspian as stated before.

I know my younger siblings will not be seeing it- parental guidance or not. I read the books and know what in it!

Posted by Sarah on January 09, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
Joey

I hope that they didn’t dumb it down just for the kids out there. It stopped being a kid’s movie 2 movies ago. Its got me worried that they are cutting a lot out, even editing out some of the action scenes. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

Posted by Joey on January 09, 2009, 10:43 PM report to moderator
Emily Erland

I’m not 100% confident about this fact, but I believe one of the aspects that can force a movie to be rated PG-13 is the visibility of blood – GoF and OotP both have scenes with this element (The Graveyard Scene in GoF and the Attack on Arthur Weasley at the Ministry).

I’m guessing that the battle scenes in HBP will not be “realistic” in this sense (think of the recent Narnia movies, which both have a PG rating – epic battles, but the main characters only receive minor cuts that are visible).

The only other element of Book 6 that I would think may push it to a PG-13 rating would be the use of potions (if construed as “drug use”).

Posted by Emily Erland on January 09, 2009, 10:53 PM report to moderator
Erinn

WOW I have to say I was kinda shocked to hear this. This book was my favorite and it was also one of the darkest, more mature books. I really hope the movie can still have the same feeling as the book with a PG rating.

Posted by Erinn on January 10, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
BellaSnape

All You Complainers, Naysayers, and whiners are SO STUPID! You are judging something based on what you dont know. Stereotypes. PG DOES NOT mean kiddie flicks, or dumbing down anything. Have you guys been watching the same trailers as me? PG- big fricken whoop. It was the same with Helen McCrory when she was cast as Narcissa Malfoy, " She is not a blonde, with blue eyes, long blonde hair, she’s too old, Naomi Watts should play her eventhough they are the same age., We dont care if Jason has brown hair and plays a long haired blonde but hell we have to discriminate her and not even give her a chance because she doesnt meet our minds qualifications." Gee while your at it you might as well discriminate Alan Rickman on that one, he doesnt got long jet black locks. I know this is for OPINIONS, but come on could we keep it together a little more instead of always being so cynical. We have read the books, then watched the movies and they are always as close as they can be. And NO rating is changing the material. We have to remember that the books and our minds put together there are no boundaries, but even with all movies can do there is a limit.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 10, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
Amy

this sucks so much.

Posted by Amy on January 10, 2009, 05:37 AM report to moderator
Owen

If its PG in america it will most likely be a U in the UK. lol

Posted by Owen on January 10, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
dcrazmo

picaso: I’m sorry you consider yourself a loser, that’s certainly not how I see myself, or the majority of people on this site.

Posted by dcrazmo on January 10, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
patrick

man thats not cool. cuz now it probly wont be as good cuz they will cut out some fights. =/
but still im soooooooooo excited. and im reading your book melissa.

Posted by patrick on January 10, 2009, 02:27 PM report to moderator
Jessie

OH EFF THAT. Is this going to be a sugar-coated frosting HBP film?

Posted by Jessie on January 10, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
Mobius 1

well thats the PROBLEM isnt it, thats the book! that has some ‘pretty violent and bloody scenes’ in it, HEY! now you guys have made the movie too damn short, thats your own fault this time! now you guys have really done it this time with making the movie from the book, the shortest of ALL the predecessing films have been…now thats JUST it, and look whats happend

purely just because its so damn short! youll barely see much in the amount of time that it is

Posted by Mobius 1 on January 10, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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