Fantastic Four 2 Is Rated PG

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silver surfer Fantastic Four 2 Is Rated PGIs the pendulum finally swinging the other way? For the longest time action movies pushed the PG-13 envelope, doing razor thin trims until they just barely escaped the R-rating and slid in to theaters as PG-13 for those lucrative teen and preteen dollars.

Now I hear from /Film that Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer has gotten a PG rating! I did not expect that at all… I had assumed it was a given that it would get a PG-13. Very surprising as far as I’m concerned.

I guess if you remove all foul language and any sexual innuendo, a superhero movie can actually get a PG-13 rating. My guess is that the violence in the film is of such a non-specific and fantasy nature that it was able to qualify for a PG. What was even more striking to me is that in a related story, the Wachowski brothers are planning on the upcoming Speed Racer movie being G-rated!

Do I smell the start of a trend here?

Now personally I don’t think a G-rating will stick for the Wachowski movie, and actually I think they may be shooting a bit low on the rating. I think Speed Racer would actually be better and do better at the box office as a PG than as a G film. But is a PG for FF necessarily a bad thing? I don’t think so. I’ve always considered the Fantastic Four to be one of the “lighter” superhero comics and I think the movie could easily work as a PG. Now that doesn’t mean that it will be a good movie… remember: The same team created this one that created the first very weak film.

However, unlike my pals over at /Film, I’m not horrified at the idea of a PG Fantastic Four movie. simple smile Fantastic Four 2 Is Rated PG

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  1. Hmmm… interesting.

    I’m thinking of the “Kids movies” that my kids watch that are rated PG. I think the only issue I would have is the violence. Maybe this is some marketing ploy to get more parents to bring their pre-teen children to the theaters?

  2. Well if it’s PG parents certainly ought to be able to bring the little kiddies in. Of course I see pletny of under-10-year-olds at TONS of PG-13 movies.

    And “marketing ploy to get more parents to bring their pre-teen children to the theaters.” LOL.. of COURSE it is! 😀


  3. LOL I only say that becasue I am reminded of the 6 year old boy who sat next to me the premier night of POTC3 (rated PG-13), constantly asking his mom questions about the movie from “Are they going to hang that little kid?” to “Wouldn’t he be dead if they cut out his heart?” Although he was dressed up with pirate garb, so I’ll give him credit for that.

    I can’t think of a more confusing movie for a 6 year old than an inter-galactic space traveller preparing planets to be destroyed by his boss, until he crosses one of those planets protected by 4 genetically altered friends who try to protect said planet at any cost.

    Personally I think a PG rating will bring in MORE of those 6 to 10 year-olds, and their questions during the movie. LOL

    Parents, please bring muffles for the kiddies.

  4. Vic you owe me a dollar.
    And I have NO problem with a comic based film being rated PG. Not everything has to be Sin City for $#%@sake.

  5. Kel,

    LOL, I forgot where I made that bet and what it was for… :-)


  6. It was actully, better than the first movie.