Why is Jack the Giant Slayer rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Jack the Giant Slayer is rated PG-13 for for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language.
Violence: Characters practice dark arts to control the giants. Men are eaten, stabbed, crushed, punched, electrocuted and pushed to their deaths. A pile of human skulls is seen on the ground as well as several dead bodies. Characters experience frequent moments of peril. Animals are impaled and eaten. A giant succumbs to a lengthy death after being stabbed in the back. The giants attack a castle using burning trees, a huge metal bell and a slingshot as weapons. Numerous characters inside the castle are killed. A character falls into a moat covered with burning oil. Another has his eyeballs squeezed out of his head. A character’s tongue is speared. A plant grows out of a man’s stomach.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses. A golden statue with a bare bust is seen in the treasure room. A woman wears a low cut dress in one scene.
Language: The script contains a handful of mild cursing and brief crude expressions.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A pair of drunken men begins badgering a woman.