Why is Captain America: The First Avenger rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Captain America: The First Avenger is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.
Violence: A falling wall crushes a man. Characters are shot at close range, some on screen. A man’s clothing is splattered with the blood of one of his victims. Numerous scenes depict intense hand-to-hand combat and warfare including gunfire, explosions, tank use and bombs. Soldiers with bloody injuries and corpses are seen. A character is beaten in an alley. A woman punches a man and knocks him to the ground. Brief medical procedures are shown. A character commits suicide by ingesting poison. A child is held as a hostage. A man steals a car during a chase scene and fires shots on a busy city street. Characters are vaporized with a special gun. A woman fires a gun point-blank at a man. A character falls over a cliff and dies. A man flies through a propeller with bloody results. Characters are bullied. Infrequent grotesque images are portrayed.
Sexual Content: Showgirls are shown in dance costumes. A man moons another character (not seen on screen). Couples kiss.
Language: The script includes infrequent mild profanities, some slurs, and name-calling. Brief vulgar comments are made along with some mild sexual references.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink or are shown in bars on several occasions. Some characters drink liberally. A man attempts, without success, to get drunk. Characters are injected with an unproven serum.