By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros, Variety
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
When you have a franchise like Harry Potter, with five films having already hit theaters, I guess the MPAA rating ceases to matter anymore. So when the MPAA stamps Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with PG, something that hasn't happened since Prisoner of Azkaban, I guess we should just let it go. Besides, have you seen all the positive feedback the film has been receiving so far?
Rated PG: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The MPAA has rated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality. While PG would suggest material for your average child, let us not forget how scary the visuals were in Chamber of Secrets. I mean, that snake was damn scary!
In the end, all the PG rating really does is guarantee that there will be no drug content in the film. Henceforth, the Weasley twins have hidden their bong, and Potter has kicked his nasty smoking habit.
Anything else worth noting? Yes - The early reviews claim that Half-Blood Prince is just as adult as the previous installments, and likely the best of 'em.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens to theaters July 15th.