Why the film has been rated PG-13?

The prequel to the saga of Harry Potter directed by David Yates, scripted by J.K. Rowling and starring Eddie Redmayne opens in theaters on 18th of November.

The magical world of J.K. Rowling returns to the big screen with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel starring Eddie Redmayne as the magizoologist Newt Scamander. Directed by David Yates from a screenplay by Rowling herself and its arrival in theaters is scheduled for November 18. We have recently learned that the movie will have an age rating of PG-13.

Official Announcement

As you can read in this official document of the Motion Picture Associaton of America, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them it is not recommended for children under 13 years for being a “violent action fantasy”. It is not the first time this has happened in the world of Harry Potter, as in US, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 also received such a rating for similar reasons.

As we have seen in the trailers of the movie, duels between wizards are guaranteed, and the action caused by the magical creatures that walk freely through the city of New York in the 20s results a mess. The age rating should not surprise anyone at this point, as Yates leads the way, the film also will have some more adult scenes.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows adventures of Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a magizoologist who arrives in New York with his old reliable suitcase full of magical creatures that he has collected in his travels around the world. In this new adventure, when his suitcase is opened unexpectedly and the many animals that are carried within it are released, Newt discovers that the magical community in America hides fearfully from Muggles and that exposure of magic in public has worse consequences than in the UK. After these lines, do not miss the  latest trailer.

2 thoughts on “Why the film has been rated PG-13?

  • September 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Order of the Phoenix was rated PG-13. All of them after film 3 were PG-13.

    • September 9, 2016 at 12:01 am

      That’s totally right Declan. Thank you for your comment.


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