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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 agree with some earlier posts, I think there’s a possibility that some Adults will not go to see this film for the fact that it is PG and that PG is usually stereotyped as a ‘kiddish’ movie.

Posted by Kenneth on January 10, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator

i dont get the big deal. So what if its PG. It has to be dirty or extremely viloent to get respect.

Posted by obwitsuznewz on January 10, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator

Im extremley angry over this, but i highly doubt its true. like is that even a valid website?? If some of the more intense and grusome scenes are portayed the way they were intended, their should be no problem.

Im jut afraid the toned them down? I mean i know they must have toned down some of them, cuz seroiusly the whole sectumsempra thing is certainly R worthy as is dumbledore drinking the potion in the cave.

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

Toned down – dumbed down? Can someone please point me to the humor in the book, because I can’t find it. I was going to do the first week boycott, now my RG will just boycott entirely.

Posted by cheryl on January 11, 2009, 02:09 AM report to moderator

You guys are rediculously laughable. " Im extremely angry, EFF that, this sucks, the movie will be bad, Its for kids now, they dumbed it down, Adults wont see it now that its PG."… blah blah blah. Do you guys not know how dumb you sound? Or are you just that naive? Or is it both. We should have a Harry Potter site for sore losers.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 11, 2009, 01:34 PM report to moderator

Oh and I have actually heard the word " Boycott" over a PG rating? To all who suggested they are going to boycott the film for delay or PG, please seek mental help. The rest of us love this series just as much as you but there is a fine line between love and being insane.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 11, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
Julia Hallmann

I am outraged by this certification, a 12a would have been lower than morally acceptable, given the violent content of the book. But a PG!!! If the rating is the same in the U.K. where I live, though I want to see the film, I will not out of protest at this abomination. Whoever certificated this film, clearly has had a bludger to the head, if they cannot see how unsuitable it will be for young children. Dumbledore dies for heaven’s sake, not to mention the Inferi, which gave me nightmares and I’m 26. Imagine how scary they would be to child of seven!! What in Harry’s name are they playing at?

Posted by Julia Hallmann on January 11, 2009, 05:31 PM report to moderator

They will ruin the movie. It won’t be the same as the book. I know that they will ruin it. It can’t be done faithfully to the book if it is only PG rated for christsakes.

Posted by Antonia on January 11, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator

Im going to tell a story, I am in college and I took a class called ethics. We learned to ask the question why, and analyze things from everyones perspective. THERE are no opinions in that class. Opinions dont matter in the real world. Well they do, but in order to say something is bad, or terrible you have to be able to give a legitamit reason otherwise its begging the question which means its only a one sided affair and you cant prove yourself so its not true. I would say that statement is true for 95 % of you on this board. Good luck being delusional.

Posted by BellaSnape on January 12, 2009, 01:09 AM report to moderator

I don’t think it really matters what the movie is rated – as long as the rating doesn’t come with scene cuts to accommodate that rating. If some idiot wants to rate Draco getting slashed open by Harry as PG, then so be it. The makers of the movie have absolutely nothing to do with the rating of the movie other than the fact that they made it. Some independent association makes the decision on ratings. It’s not like WB is going out of their way to cut pieces of the movie to make it PG. And given that we’ve already had PG-13 rated HP movies, I doubt WB is doing anything to make this next movie PG.

Posted by Andrew on January 12, 2009, 08:46 AM report to moderator

well they already made the movie so i dont get y e/o is all heated up..its not like now they r gonna take out parts to make it PG (or at least i hope not).
wat im confused is the mild sensuality part. a kiss falls under tht category??? or is there more….

Posted by fluffy on January 12, 2009, 08:15 PM report to moderator

I don’t understand this. When HBP first came out, I considered that the movie might be R because of the Sectusempra scene. Now they pull this PG crap? I think David Yates shoud step aside for another director who will give it the adult tone it so clearly needs—I thought the movies were supposed to be getting darker! Instead this has the same rating as little kid stuff like Madagascar and Wallace and Gromit. Disappointing…

Posted by Shaun on January 12, 2009, 08:21 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 report to moderator

Harry Potter and R rating don’t belong in the same sentence.

Posted by Dylan on January 13, 2009, 05:53 AM report to moderator

This rating scares me. The entire book is centered around the idea of a horcrux, which is very dark material in my opinion. I hope they don’t cut out all of the harry/dumbledore talks like they did in the last movie. That and the fight in the bathroom is one of my favorite parts in all of the books…that and when harry uses the imperius curse in the seventh (best moment in any of the books imo).

Posted by Luke on January 13, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
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