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'The Dark Knight Rises' Granted PG-13 Rating for 'Violence and Sensuality'

April 10, 2012 02:31:11 GMT

Having 'intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language', the final Batman film from Christopher Nolan follows its predecessors in earning the same rating.


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Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises", finally got its rating. The MPAA has officially granted the highly anticipated DC Comic film a not so surprising PG-13 rating.

The PG-13 rating was given to the upcoming film due to its "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." The granted rating, however, does not indicate that the movie has been completely done. Big movies usually screen well even before the director finishes the technical elements such as visual effects, sound design or color timing.

Both Nolan's previous Caped Crusader movies, 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight", were also granted the same rating. The first movie secured its PG-13 for "intense sequences of violence and some menace", while the second one got the rating because of "intense action violence, disturbing images, and some thematic elements."

"The Dark Knight Rises" is set eight years after the events in "The Dark Knight". Terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gothan City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, as well as forcing Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.

Due to arrive the U.S. theaters on July 20, the last chapter in Nolan's Caped Crusader trilogy will bring back Christian Bale as the titular hero. He will be joined by Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

© AceShowbiz.com




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