Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Lands a PG-13 Rating, As Expected

April 8, 2012
Source: Collider

The Dark Knight Rises Hong Kong Bus

Briefly: It should come as no surprise that Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which has already been screened for Warner Bros execs and apparently the MPAA, has received a PG-13 rating. Collider reports that a NolanFans forum member got a screenshot (here) of the official PG-13 rating on the WB exhibitors' website, stating it's rated for "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." The Bane prologue was already rated PG-13 and this isn't a big surprise, though still intriguing to hear. Once again Nolan pulls off a PG-13 with ease, though I'm sure it's still dark and violent. In related news, check out this dark promo bus (above) for TDKR found in Hong Kong. Things are heating up with only 3 months left!

The Dark Knight Rises!
(Pretty cool artwork, eh? One of the latest designs submitted in the t-shirt contest - so awesome!)

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Pretty much figured.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2012


 Haa ur a scanner darkly reference made me laugh.

Cody W. on Apr 8, 2012


 Next to Albino shape shifting lizard bitches its an excellent line.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2012


...and he'll still find a way to deliver the chills and thrills like in the previous. I'd be very interested in seeing what he does with an R rating, but his craft is so refined that he doesn't NEED that gore/blood/etc factor of an R rating to make this film amazing and mindblowing. Bring it, Nolan.

Nick Sears on Apr 8, 2012


"Memento" was rated R...fantastic film too.

st445 on Apr 8, 2012


I cant wait until they reboot Batman, hopefully with a R rated director this time!

. Shannara on Apr 8, 2012


i'm a big fan of Nolan's Batman, so i don't really care about the rating Nolan we trust,,can't wait!

Afeed_88 on Apr 8, 2012


great design a bit bummed out about the rating but itll still be awesome!

A5J4DX on Apr 8, 2012


batman is family friendly always has always will. no need for a R.

happy camper on Apr 8, 2012


No need for a Robin? 😮

LosZombies on Apr 10, 2012


Wasnt TDK PG-13 anyways? I mean it kinda makes sense. :p

LosZombies on Apr 8, 2012


Exactly.  BATMAN BEGINS was also a PG-13 rating, as was Nolan's INCEPTION. I'd say that these films are proof that just because a film is PG-13, it doesn't have to bite the big one.

Scopedog on Apr 8, 2012


You don't get that kind of big budget to make R rated films, it's that simple. Sad but true. Still I think the batman films work with PG-13 and with Nolan directing them it doesn't bother me somehow, he transcends these sort of things. That's also part of what makes him amazing.

Davide Coppola on Apr 9, 2012


I don't care about pg13 or r rated for this film because atmosphere and acting and action are most important, but I want say in big budget movie mpaa must help director because if mpaa take hard on pictures director scared in directing peiried of cinematography, I think in big badget movie mpaa must take it easy(but no in sex graphic or matters in movies) And if mpaa can't , I think director make r or even nc-17 movies then cut crucial scence and after release in cinemas extended that scene or sequences to cut movies. I think they must fight with mpaa and make better way, especially in big budget movies

Davodiehsan on Apr 9, 2012


You say that, but I don't think movies like the original Terminator, Die Hard, RoboCop, Predator or even 300 would be so great if they were forced to have a lower rating.

Max Renn on Apr 11, 2012

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