MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rated "PG" (Updated: Now on MPAA website)

HBP Film
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

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent HBP Film News

336 Comments

Lilly

Well, I’m really shocked!

First they make us wait a whole ’nother year, then they make a almost R movie and PG movie?!

Well, it might just beright there with PG-13. Maybe somethings not in it to make it EXACTLY PG-13.

Check the harrypotter.com website ( or: harrypotter . com website, if i can’t put links)

it says that it has not been rated yet. and THATS the OFFICAL site!!!

Posted by Lilly on January 07, 2009, 08:42 PM report to moderator
..

(ps, im lilly)
why is there an icon next to me?! thats not my icon!

Posted by .. on January 07, 2009, 08:43 PM report to moderator
Maggie the red

Ok Now I know I’m old. I was quite pleased to read that the movie would be just PG. I’m in my 50’s and I still have to hide my face during scary parts. I know most of you won’t agree with me, but I think a movie can still be a nail biter and show feelings and depth and still be PG.

Posted by Maggie the red on January 07, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
The Hollow

If POA can be a PG film, then HBP can be a serious PG film also. POA, if you remember, was very different and scary with the dementors (and Draco was attacked). Therefore, HBP can be a PG film and be scary with serious scenes. Anyway, HBP is very light-toned compared to the previous two stories, with most of the story about the teen drama aspect. Maybe the film isn’t constantly terrifying with gruesome scenes, maybe the serious tones are equaled with comedy throughout the film, therefore, like POA, it can be a very high PG movie, a PG almost on the verge of being PG-13 if terror was constantly in your face.
That’s what I think it means, a serious PG film; not fluff.

Posted by The Hollow on January 07, 2009, 08:47 PM report to moderator
Makenzie

This has to be a mistake! there is no way this can be PG with all the violince and death
I agree with HermyG13 prince caspian should have been made PG-13

Posted by Makenzie on January 07, 2009, 08:49 PM report to moderator
Christine

“the Lav-Lav and Won-Won werent snogging every second and Ginny and Harry snogged once” – Katie

I knew it! Oh my goodness. I knew that Ginny and Harry would only kiss just once. Wow. This just ruins my day. I was thinking about that for a while now, and I came to that conclusion — but to read that there’s only once stupid little kiss, probably more like a peck, is just ….. words cannot even describe. BUT – I think they’re saving the kiss for the makeout birthday present in Deathly Hallows. =)

As for this PG – I can agree with The Hollow.

Posted by Christine on January 07, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
The Hollow

Also, what matters is quality, not quantity! A higher rating doesn’t mean a film is great, there are countless movies that are PG-13 and R rated that are plain trash. Sophisticated quality is better than blood and gore. A tense scene is better with suspense than a scene where you’re beated with mundane violence created just for entertainment instead of storytelling.

Posted by The Hollow on January 07, 2009, 08:54 PM report to moderator
Professor Cassandra

PG? Seriously? Ugh…not a good sign at all…. Makes me think WB is making it more kid-friendly in order to make more money. Wouldn’t put it past them. :/

Posted by Professor Cassandra on January 07, 2009, 08:57 PM report to moderator
Katie

To Christine:

Oh Dan and Bonnie did the kiss fine alright, but the scene…where it took place…UGH. COMPLETELY unlike the book…But I guess they did it for time purposes, because they only really had one quidditch match shown. Which was well done.

Posted by Katie on January 07, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
Julie

I think this rating is riduculous. In my history class we were watching Black Hawk Down, which is rated R and very violent, and one part was almost exactly how I thought Sectumsempra would be like – and it was the goriest scene (in my opinion). HBP deserves PG-13, at least.

Posted by Julie on January 07, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
Dylan

@ Katie.

What did you think of the film itself? Did you think it was good? How would you rank it with the others? And is this rating spot on, or do you think it deserved a PG-13 rating instead?

Posted by Dylan on January 07, 2009, 09:18 PM report to moderator
Krystle

I’m thinking that the MPAA is taking current kids into account.

Yes when i was small (I’m 21 now) PG was very kiddie, but also we watched shows on TV with very little if any violence, parent didn’t say ANY 4 letter words in front of us and we didn’t know where babies came from until we were 13 and they taught us at school.

Kids today, well, lets just say that i have kindergarten boys at work who say words that I’ve never heard and i live with a prison worker and an ex army…

Kids today watch and hear alot more then kids in the past and I’m betting that the movie, i rated 10 years ago would have been PG-13, but with society as it is now, it’s only a PG.

Posted by Krystle on January 07, 2009, 09:23 PM report to moderator
Krystle

I’m thinking that the MPAA is taking current kids into account.

Yes when i was small (I’m 21 now) PG was very kiddie, but also we watched shows on TV with very little if any violence, parent didn’t say ANY 4 letter words in front of us and we didn’t know where babies came from until we were 13 and they taught us at school.

Kids today, well, lets just say that i have kindergarten boys at work who say words that I’ve never heard and i live with a prison worker and an ex army…

Kids today watch and hear alot more then kids in the past and I’m betting that the movie, i rated 10 years ago would have been PG-13, but with society as it is now, it’s only a PG.

Posted by Krystle on January 07, 2009, 09:23 PM report to moderator
Krystle

ALSO remember that Iron Man was the biggest hit of the summer and it was PG (am i correct I think so like 90% sure)

Posted by Krystle on January 07, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
Dylan

No, Iron Man was PG-13… And it wasn’t the biggest hit of the summer, The Dark Knight was.

Posted by Dylan on January 07, 2009, 09:27 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Jul. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

Dudley looked furious and sulky, and somehow seemed to be taking up even more space than usual. This was saying something, as he always took up an entire side of the square table by himself.

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!