Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cloverfield Rated PG-13

The official Cloverfield site, cloverfieldmovie.com, has been updated with an MPAA Rating of PG-13 for "Violence, Terror and Disturbing Images."

So, what does this rating mean? The MPAA Web site explains:

A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.

Personally, I have a feeling this movie is going to be scary, and probably have a lot of violence. I mean, a giant monster attacks NYC. I’d say there probably will be no nudity, no drug use, and very little “strong language.”

The Cloverfield site also offers our first look at the official film credits.