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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Given PG-13 Rating In The US

With three weeks until release, the US audience rating for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been revealed by FilmRatings.com. According to the site, Episode VII will involve some “sci-fi action violence” – shocking I know – and for that reason the movie has been given a PG-13 rating.

With the exception of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, all of the other Star Wars movies has been granted the much more family-friendly PG certificate, the original trilogy having been released before the PG-13 rating existed.

So what does this mean for younger fans of a galaxy far far away? Well interestingly, despite the rating being the equivalent of a 12A certificate over here, the BBFC website claims that in the UK The Force Awakens is a PG, which stands for Parental Guidance. They say that a film rated PG “should not unsettle a child aged around eight or over”.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in the UK on December 17 and in the US on December 18.

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