Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is making a smash at the box office. Crowds of fans are going to see this new MCU blockbuster on the big screen. However, there have been some viewers which felt the subject matter in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 might’ve been a little much for a PG-13 movie.
The film does contain some dark elements, including Rocket’s origin story, which delves into animal abuse territory – leading to some questioning the rating. There are even some parents that believe this was too much unexpected dark content for their children to be exposed to.
Though it’s worth noting that the MPAA gave Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 a PG-13 rating for the following reasons:
“Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, strong language, suggestive/drug references and thematic elements”
As such, parents should still be able to ascertain whether or not they want their young children to be exposed to such content. But some feel that the PG-13 rating, being that every other MCU film has one, is being a little too difficult to read into. Here are some of the comments:
It’s worth noting that the PG-13 rating was given after films had to work between PG and R ratings. It certainly made for some incredibly intense PG films – including Jaws, Gremlins, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – so PG-13 has been a wonderful addition in that regard. But now some parents seem to be disappointed that films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are still handling dark subject matter because they’re PG-13. It’s an interesting situation but one unlikely to change. It seems like parents just need to pay more attention as to why a certain movie is rated PG-13.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently playing in theaters. Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional Marvel news as we have it.