Why is The Green Hornet rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Green Hornet is rated PG-13 for for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.
Violence: The film contains the frequent depictions of graphic crime and bodily violence. Characters are threatened with weapons, gunned down, beaten, blown up, impaled, buried alive and squashed under falling cars, cement trucks etc.A man has his hand cut off with a saw (partially seen on screen). One man has his head intentionally crushed under a garage door. A father yells at his son and adult characters argue on several occasions. Men engage in hand to hand conflicts. Characters are kicked in the groin, thrown through windows and hit with flying objects. A woman punches a man after he makes advances on her. Thugs ambush a young couple on the street. Characters deface public property. Collateral damage, including destroyed homes, businesses and vehicles, results from criminal activities.
Sexual Content: Two characters are shown in bed together. Comments are made about a man’s numerous sexual encounters with women. Women are seen in bikinis or underwear. A man makes unwanted sexual advances on a woman.
Language: The script contains frequent scatological slang, moderate profanities, crude sexual dialogue, terms of Deity and name-calling. Jokes containing sexual themes, including homosexuality, are also used. A man makes rude hand gestures.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on numerous occasions, including at wild parties. A main character is depicted as being drunk on several occasions. A man smokes a cigar. The production of crystal meth is portrayed. Characters attempt to sell drugs on the street.