The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has officially rated the new Star Wars movie PG-13 — a rating which was invented in 1984.
According to the MPAA’s rating of the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the movie contains “sci-fi action violence,” which the Hollywood Reporter‘s Graeme McMillan referred to as “entirely appropriate” in a recent report.
As the PG-13 rating wasn’t conjured until after the original Star Wars trilogy debut, none of the originals could have received the rating. Still, the latest film’s PG-13 rating marks only the second time that a Star Wars movie has been rated as such. The first to receive such a rating was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which was released back in May of 2005.
Revenge of the Sith was rated PG-13 based on “sci-fi violence and some intense images.”
There’s been an awakening… Have you felt it?
Last Monday, on November 16, the Star Wars YouTube channel published the second official TV spot, which shows some incredible footage packed full of explosions, flamethrowers, lasers and the like.
Thursday on Facebook, yet another trailer was released for the new film. This one, which was uploaded to Facebook where it’s already been viewed more than 1.2 million times, shows a darker side of the upcoming movie. The extended spot is titled “All the Way.”
One Facebook user commented on the ageless appearance of the Wookiee seen in the trailer, to which the official Star Wars Facebook account replied, “Wookies have a very long lifespan.”
Wookies have a very long lifespan.
The release date for the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is scheduled for December 18, 2015.
Are you planning on seeing the new Star Wars movie when it hits theaters this December?