Why is Battleship rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Battleship is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language.
Violence: Alien attacks result in huge explosions that destroy ships, roadways, buildings, a military base and much of a downtown area. It also causes thousands of deaths and injuries. Numerous bloody wounds and dead bodies are seen. Soldiers return fire, resulting in more explosions. Aliens make threatening gestures to children and adult characters. A character breaks into a business and is later shot repeatedly with a Taser (injuries are shown). A man is kicked in the face during a soccer game. Characters engage in hand-to-hand combat. War amputees in a military hospital undergo rehabilitation. One character deals with anger issues. Gory and often grotesque images are depicted.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses on several occasions. A woman wears a bikini top and other low cut clothing.
Language: The script contains numerous profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and some slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks numerous bottles of beer and other liquor in a bar, and then acts irresponsibly.