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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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same, what about the BATHROOM scene??? especially that one…. I fear they wrote that spell out and made Harry do something else. omg.
and I agree with everyone about the inferi. but personally, I don’t think the tower greatly affects any rating. It’s neither violent nor scary nor… sexually loaded. Or maybe I read the book wrong ;)

Posted by Hamnoo on January 13, 2009, 01:59 PM report to moderator

IDIOTS! YOUR ALL IDIOTS! who keep making too many assumptions. JUST SHUT UP! Go somewhere else and be stereotypical about PG ratings. Its not Kid stuff and unless I have been in acoma the movie has not been released so none of you have any evidence to support your theories that its childish or WB sucks now, or David Yates should step aside. BE Smart for once.
Posted by BellaSnape on January 13, 2009, 12:54 AM

Ahem. First of all, it is “you are or you’re” not “your all”. Try putting a space between “a” and “coma” and “BE Smart for once” has too many capitals. Go back to school and get an education and then perhaps mommy will let you go on her computer again.

Posted by BOCAP on January 13, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator

thats not right

Posted by i on January 13, 2009, 10:05 PM report to moderator

Loads of good movies happen to be PG or less, but I seriously doubt that this particular film could get away with it unless things were toned down. I think I read somewhere that the final battle has been deleted, so we’ll have to wait and see. It sounds like the bathroom scene is toned down as well.

Ugh, after the mess of a story that was POA (they couldn’t even get the werewolf right!), the toning down of OotP (that last battle should have been kind of gruesome, I thought), and the hacking up certain plot points of GOF (Rita’s an animagus and no Dobby or Winky), I was hoping that this film would do justice.

And for those who mentioned Prince Caspian, were we watching the same film? That one warranted a PG rating. I actually don’t remember feeling intense at all – quite bored, actually. Although I did appreciate that they didn’t completely tone down the battles.

Posted by Geoffery on January 13, 2009, 11:14 PM report to moderator

It really doesn’t sound PG from the warnings. I mean some violence, mild sensuality and language? PG is Happy Feet!

Posted by anonymous on January 23, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator

To ScottMan, we don’t need a PG-13 rating because that will make it more awesome, we want one because of the dark tones throughout the novel. A sense of menace and conspiracy was held throughout the entire novel, and while the fight scenes are few, they are very intense and very graphically depicted. The PG rating upsets us because it shows that the movie is not going to be completely true to its source material ALA OOTP

Posted by Coolio on January 25, 2009, 10:33 PM report to moderator
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