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Is PG-13 Too Violent?

Tomfelton Are PG-13 movie ratings doing much good? According to The Wrap, the vagueness of the category and discrepancies in ratings have made the classification practically obsolete for parents hoping to shield their children from violent images. The new “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and final “Harry Potter” movies have shown horrific deaths and fight scenes, and both have been slapped with a PG-13 rating to make them more available to a younger audience.

Compare this to a film with one four-letter word (“The Kings Speech”) and others with mild sex scenes that can be found on HBO that are rated R. It does not add up. Of course, the MPAA claims that they are simply setting basic guidelines and that it is up to each individual parent to decide what their child is mature enough to watch.

Pictured: “Harry Potter” and “Apes” star Tom Felton (Photo: Getty Images)

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