Eternals rated PG-13 officially by the MPAA. This is no surprise given that the PG-13 rating is exactly where Marvel Studios aims it’s movies. However, as always with the MPAA they do give us some short reasons for the rating. So here they are.
“fantasy violence and action, some language, and brief sexuality.”
I doubt there is anything much here for parents to get their knickers in a twist over. As with all PG-13 ratings that’s really going to depend on both the kid’s age and the parents guidance. The action and occasional language drops are normal for any Marvel movie. What we do see less often is brief sexuality. However, again that’s nothing to be concerned about, Raiders of the Lost Ark has brief sexuality and yet is totally appropriate for a kid to watch. SPOILER, Indy falls asleep before it can progress.
This could simply mean Eternals has a scene where Kit Harrington’s Dane Whitman and Gemma Chan’s Sersi get it on, only for the cut away before things go any further. As said, standard fair for any PG-13 flick and therefore does not tell us very much about the movie. What may be interesting is seeing what rating the movie gets in other territories as some scenes inevitable have to be cut to secure certain ratings outside of the U.S. Then again, I was surprised recently that The Suicide Squad was only rated 15 in the U.K. I know, American’s don’t have that rating, it jumps from Pg-13 to R as far as I know. Most Marvel movies or DC movies will fall into the 12 category in the U.K but with the violence, I expected The Suicide Squad to get 18.It would have when I was a kid.
How times have changed. I remember never getting to see Jango Fett headbutt Obi-Wan Kenobi in Attack of the Clones for years because the scene was cut in the U.K to make a certain rating. Apparently it was some rule about a character headbutting another whilst wearing a helmet. Who knows if that’s been wisely removed or not? The British system has gotten a lot better over the years. When I was still a kid, back in the 80’s our ratings were far more strict, and more strictly policed in the U.K. I’m glad that silly practice has died off with some of the old timers who enforced it.
Oh, look at me rambling on, like I do this for a job.
Eternals rated PG-13 officially by the MPAA. Be extremely unsurprised if you want in the comments below.