Why is The Invasion rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Invasion is rated PG-13 for for violence, disturbing images and terror.
Violence runs rampant in the streets of Washington DC in this film about a virus that infects Earth. The contaminated Space Shuttle is shown breaking into fragments that fall across the United States. After becoming infected, people become emotionless and aggressively pursue those who have not succumbed to the disease. Conflicts involving hand-to-hand fighting result as people are held down and vomited upon to spread the germs. One character uses a gun to shoot her opponents (we see the attackers from a blurred viewpoint). Dramatic car accidents are depicted, including a pedestrian who is hit by a speeding vehicle. A dog attacks a child, and a desperate couple is shown jumping from a building to escape the attackers. Some corpses of humans and animals are seen (some blood is shown). Sexual content is limited to a woman in underwear, and a couple kissing. Language includes a couple of moderate scatological references, as well as infrequent mild profanities and terms of deity. Some racial comments are exchanged. Desperate use of pharmaceutical drugs is depicted when a character struggles to stay awake. Social drinking is depicted.