Why is Iron Man 3 rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Iron Man 3 is rated PG-13 for for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.
Violence: The film includes frequent portrayals of weapon and gun use, explosions, fistfights, shootings, stabbings, impaling and other bloody injuries. A man implants small discs into his arm. Terrorists are shown with guns, firing on people and bombing homeland landmarks. Comments are made about base camps being attacked and women and children killed. Terrorists also hijack the television airwaves and televise threats. Characters make nightmarish transformations, sometimes imploding or incinerating. Characters are seen with burned bodies and bloody injuries. A man fires a bullet into a picture of the president’s head. A man is burned in effigy. Missiles are fired at a home, destroying it. A suicide is discussed. A dead body is seen suspended on the top of power lines. A man is shocked with a homemade weapon. A man shoots a woman. A character is hit by a speeding bus. Characters are thrown agains walls. A man is suspended above the ground in preparation for burning him. A character explodes.
Sexual Content: Brief but crude sexual comments are made, along with some sexually suggestive activity. Several female characters are seen in their underwear. Two women wait in bed for a man to return from the bathroom. An unmarried couple lives together. Beauty contestants are seen in bikinis. Brief embracing and kissing are shown.
Language: The script contains some mild cursing, infrequent profanities, mild sexual references, some crude terms for male anatomy and other brief vulgar expressions.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in social settings, in bars and at home. A police officer drinks while on duty. A man talks about his past drug addictions and that he currently receives drugs from his employer. He appears to be stoned at times.