Why is After Earth rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: After Earth is rated PG-13 for for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images
Violence: Characters are killed or injured in a spaceship crash. Numerous dead bodies are seen. Scenes of pollution, floods and riots are shown. A monstrous creature kills and impales humans on tree branches or other objects (one scene of such an attack is replayed several times). A ship is battered during an asteroid storm. Animals hunt and attack other animals and humans. A man performs surgery on himself; blood is depicted. A character nearly freezes to death. Brief explicit fighting between a creature and humans involves blood and disturbing images. Characters experience peril on several occasions.
Sexual Content: Brief embracing or kissing is depicted between family members.
Language: Mild cursing is used a couple of times in the script.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Medicinal drugs are administered by injection for life saving purposes.