With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens officially less than a month away from its theatrical release, the highly-anticipated space epic has received its MPAA rating just recently, officially letting you know if you need to be 17 or older to get into a screening. Although, I don’t really know if that would have stopped many young Star Wars fans from seeing the film.
The Force Awakens has been rated PG-13 for ““sci-fi violence and some intense images,” which fits in line with the tone showcased in the trailer as well as some of the past films of the franchise, meaning The Force Awakens will hopefully have a maturity similar to that of the Original Trilogy, and considering some of the darker moments seen in the trailers as well, it’s easy to see why the film got the mid-level rating.
This is officially the second Star Wars film in a row to receive the rating though, following 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, which received its rating for “sci-fi violence and some intense images,” although I can’t imagine there will be anyone killing younglings in J.J. Abrams’ latest installment in the franchise. Hopefully no one being burned alive either too, but who knows? Kylo Ren doesn’t look like he’s messing around.
While Disney and Lucasfilm continue to release countless new TV spots and images from the movie too, the film’s tone and story is becoming more and more clear the further into the Holiday season we get this year. With J.J. Abrams and co. just recently finishing their final cut of the movie too, it’s easy to see why the rating is just now coming out, and something tells me Disney and Lucasfilm are more-than-okay with this PG-13 label. We’re only a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated movies of all time finally hitting theatres now too, and I for one, cannot wait to see what J.J. Abrams and his team have in store for us this time around.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is set to hit theatres on December 18th.
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