From the looks of the trailer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be an action-packed movie that will live up to our expectations. While the film is family friendly, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, according to its official rating.
FilmRating.com revealed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received a PG-13 rating. The official document from the Classification and Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Association cites the PG-13 rating for "sci-fi action violence."
This makes it the second film in the series to get a PG-13 rating. The only other Star Wars film to get the same rating was 2005's Revenge of the Sith.
However, it was expected that The Force Awakens would be rated PG-13. From the looks of the trailer and clips, there seems to be the same amount of violence that is featured in the popular Marvel superhero movies.
As we get closer to the December release, we continue to to be teased with new images and clips, with the latest clip presented by Harrison Ford during Sunday night's American Music Awards. In the clip, we see Rey (Daisy Ridely), Finn (John Boyega), and BB-8 escaping an attack on Jakku. The clip features a massive explosion, but the level of action and violence is expected for a film of this nature. Fans might have also previously picked up on blood on Finn's helmet in another clip, so at least fans knew the film probably wouldn't be rated PG.
With Walt Disney Studios name associated with the film, it's highly unlikely that we will see a Star Wars film get slapped with a R rating anytime soon. Besides, the films are supposed to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters Dec. 18.
Source: Making Star Wars