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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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I don’t know Brittany, it could be true. I mean, HBP is supposedly the funnies films of them all. Maybe that’s the PG part of the whole movie? But still… this is embarrassing. PG for HP?! Are you serious? =|

Posted by Christine on January 07, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator

are they really doing this? I mean if they did it right the inferi and the fight and dumbledore DIES for gosh sakes! i mean there is MURDER! (as far as people who haven’t read the books know) and they cant have done it right if this is just PG

Posted by Lindsay on January 07, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator

wtf. it should at least be PG-13. Lots of scary stuff is in the book. In the trailers there was some stuff that looked pg-13. although it probably isn’t official.

Posted by therealsylar on January 07, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator

the PG rating is rubbish, but if it truly is, that means this movie will be crap, and i dont want that to happen.

Posted by fred on January 07, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator

Man, this film is gunna suck… i’m not looking forward to it anymore. I’m just going to wait patiently for DH…

Posted by Natalie on January 07, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator

I want me some PG-13 INFERI!

Posted by Prince on January 07, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator

Well, I hope this isn’t true because I really don’t want to see the movies watered down even more.

Posted by Navin on January 07, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator

Like a couple people before saw, it’s now on the MPAA website… as PG.

Posted by working@thelibrary on January 07, 2009, 06:24 PM report to moderator

Joe the Plumber is made a War Correspondent, Lizz has left the Wizrocklopedia, and now this. I just don’t believe it.

Like, literally. On almost any other day, I would, but the world simply cannot be this nonsensical. I refuse to acknowledge that as truth. I officially declare SHENANIGANS! When it comes out that this was just a big misunderstanding, feel free to bow at my feet and bring me boxes of candied ostrich.

If this turns out to be true, I officially declare that I will take my hat, my darling fedora, and… WEAR IT. But I will also be severely surprised. Whilst wearing the hat.

Posted by Zivlok on January 07, 2009, 06:26 PM report to moderator

AAAAAAaaaaand holy crud, MPAA did update their site accordingly. Well color me puce, the color of confusion, shame, bewilderment, surprise, and futons. Still, I don’t ENTIRELY believe it.

However, the MPAA link is to IMDB, which doesn’t have the MPAA info on it yet.

Posted by Zivlok on January 07, 2009, 06:30 PM report to moderator

I agree that PG movies can be okay, but HBP WOULDN’T be one of those cases. This is probably the darkest book of the first 6, and this one needs a PG-13 rating if GOF and OOTP got the same rating. They shouldn’t tone down the movie: J.K. Rowling wrote it like that for a reason.

Posted by Larkin on January 07, 2009, 06:33 PM report to moderator

I do see why most people would think this movie would suck if it was PG, and I agree with you. And the comment on how scary the trailer looks and how that could not be PG. But I really dont think we should get TO worked up about this before it is confirmed. I do have to say though, that when I was little and was still afriad of Harry Potter movies when the first three came out,(I know I cant believe it either!) I used to be afriad to see even the first one until I was in 4th grade! We should just wait until the rating is confirmed, and then get worked up about the result.

Posted by Mandy on January 07, 2009, 06:34 PM report to moderator

I don’t think that’s right..there are a lot more terrifying aspects to this film, and for them to switch it back to PG doesn’t seem right for marketing strategies. Generally, PG-13 attracts a bigger audience of teens and adults, and PG appeals more to kids/friendly films. So I could see where they’d appeal..but..

I don’t think it’s a matter of it being “more awesome”, just a matter of them dumbing down the film for children. That’s the kind of message I’d be getting if I saw this intense trailer, and then saw a “PG” rating. The books become more and more mature as they go on, and it just wouldn’t make sense to make the rating less mature than the others (because the movie should be no less mature in feeling or visual experience). If anything, the last two movies will have to be PG-13. It’s like bouncing back and forth. I don’t know, I don’t really like the idea but I will wait until it’s confirmed true to really be questionable about it. ;)

Posted by Libby on January 07, 2009, 06:35 PM report to moderator

The PG rating is on the MPAA website thus confirming the rumor to be true!

Posted by Stephanie on January 07, 2009, 06:35 PM report to moderator

huh…. this is kinda weird… maybe they’re just trying to get it rated PG so more younger audiences will see it???? this doesn’t really make sense…. it can’t be true…..

Posted by alyssa on January 07, 2009, 06:37 PM report to moderator
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