Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rated 12A in Ireland
June 20, 2009, 07:58 AM
To follow our report from last night regarding ratings for the sixth Harry Potter film, the Irish Film Classification Office has now given Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a 12A rating. Similar to the concerns by the UK board, the IFC notes the movie contains "scary scenes/images and moderate fantasy violence consistent with the franchise."
Typical IFC just follow everything that UK does…
anyone actually know when its starting showing over here in Ireland? Any previews?
i think you’re correct Kirk, they’re just trying to justify the material of the sixth film with the material of the past films, but i’m not sure what a “12A” signifies in Ireland, i had to search it online
In Finland, HBP is rated K-11, which means that kids under the age of 11 can’t go see it on their own but if they’re accompanied by an adult, kids at the age of 9 and over can go see it.
Fans here have been a bit surprised by the rating, I guess most were expecting HBP to be K-13 (that is, forbidden for under 13-year-olds, except that kids at the age of 11 and over can see the movie if accompanied by an adult). The Finnish Board Of Film Classification seems to be taking it easy with fantasy films. The reasoning for their rating was “Fantasiaelokuvassa lievähköä väkivaltaa, väkivallan uhkaa ja kauhutehosteita”, which translates into something like “Fantasy movie containing mild violence, threat of violence and horror effects.”