Why is Avatar rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Avatar is rated PG-13 for for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.
Members of the Na’vi tribe wear traditional clothing similar to what would be seen in a documentary film about some indigenous groups. A couple embraces and kisses, and participate in a mating ritual (without explicit description). A woman smokes in a laboratory setting on several occasions. She is also seen drinking. Crude comments are made to a paraplegic. Profanities, crude language, scatological slang and terms of Deity are repeatedly used. Characters engage in warfare, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths. Individuals are impaled, shot, blown up and thrown from aircraft. Animals are also shot. Both an animal and human are shown on fire. A man is threatened and attacked by animals. Weapon use includes knives, guns, poisoned arrows and missiles that cause massive explosions and fires. Corpses are seen along with the cremation of one character in a morgue. Characters engage in hand-to-hand combat and verbal arguments.