Why is Battle: Los Angeles rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Battle: Los Angeles is rated PG-13 for for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language.
Violence: Ammunition exchanges and explosions are rampant in this story with beaches, buildings and humans repeatedly fired upon. Dead and burned bodies are frequently seen. Characters use rifles, grenades, missiles and other weapons to fight the aliens who return fire. Characters rip open the body of an alien in an attempt to find a way to kill it. A ship is overturned and begins to burn. After loading passengers, a helicopter is hit and explodes. Bloody depictions include head injuries and a fatal bullet wound. A character is crushed by a falling car. A man dies after detonating a charge of explosives. Pools of blood are seen on the floor of a bus. A man falls from a bridge deck to his death on a cement surface below. Soldiers search the bodies of the dead for ammunition and supplies.
Sexual Content: Brief jokes are made about a man’s virginity.
Language: The script contains non-stop profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and one strong sexual expletive.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Off-duty soldiers drink large amounts of alcohol. One man becomes sick and vomits.
Other: A recruit visits the grave of a dead soldier and has a one-sided conversation. A man is under psychiatric care after returning from a war zone. Soldiers go through pre-battle rituals including writing letters to loved ones and reading religious books.