Why is The Forbidden Kingdom rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Forbidden Kingdom is rated PG-13 for for sequences of martial arts action and some violence
This is the first movie in which martial arts masters Jackie Chan and Jet Li co-star. That means you can expect copious scenes of fighting (with and without martial arts weapons) in which characters are tossed and thrown in every direction (with little regard for life-threatening consequence). In the scenes set in modern-day, a gang of young men physically abuses a high school aged boy, and one of them uses a gun to shoot another man. Other violent incidents include characters being stabbed with knives, hit with darts and shot with an arrow. Language is limited to approximately a half-dozen mild and moderate profanities. Some scantily clothed women (who may be prostitutes) are seen briefly. A man is shown urinating on another man. A principal character drinks regularly, claiming the wine is an “elixir.” Racial slurs are heard a couple of times.