Man Of Steel rating confirmed

News Simon Brew 23 Jan 2013 - 16:05
Superman: Man Of Steel

The Superman reboot has got its PG-13 rating in the US, and the explanation for it has been released too...

It looks as if Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man Of Steel is all but in the can/hard drive, as the MPAA has revealed the rating that it's given the film. The rating itself isn't a massive surprise - the film has been classified PG-13 - but there is a small amount of detail as to why.

The official MPAA guidance is that it's got a PG-13 for "intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language". Which is pretty much in line with what you'd expect, but we thought you'd like to know anyway.

The film is scheduled for release in June. And as it's just about done, we wonder if Warner Bros might arrange a preview screening or two, well ahead of that. No harm in hoping...

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Actually I'm a bit disappointed by this. I want my Batman to be dark, but Superman I would want to be able to see as a kid. I have fond recollections of watching the original in the late 70s as an 8 year old. Superman isn't the place for gritty realism.

Have a read of 'Superman: Doomsday', then tell me there's no place for gritty realism!

They are not trying to remake Donners colorful, child friendly films. They are going for something that everyone can appreciate.

Everyone over 12. He wears blue tights and red pants on the outside. There is no place for gritty realism.

I really do not think kids under 12 will not be able to enjoy it. It's just a rating.

Gritty does not mean, not fun. It's a superman film directed by Zack Snyder, it's going to be fun.

I was seeing 12a's (the UK equivalent to PG-13) since the rating was introduced when I was 7. Whenever I saw those movie ratings I knew I was getting something more awesome. 12a in some respect is more commercial than U's and PG's nowadays anyway.

I can honestly see where you're coming from, but I would appreciate some gritty realism for the world's most unrealistic superhero. As much as I loved the Donnor-era Superman movies, I've really had it with the campiness and silliness. I want to fall in love with Clark Kent and cheer him on as he struggles to become Superman and fulfill his destiny.

No red pants on the outside this time! This aint your Dad's Superman........ ;-)

And I can see where you are coming from, as anything beyond Superman 2 I have no time for. Guess the kids will have to find their own superhero

I'm excited about this one! Superman could use less of the Boy Scout motif.

WTF? Where was the "gritty realism" in the cynical Superman: Doomsday, the sole purpose of which was to sell comics!!

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