Why is John Carter rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: John Carter is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action.
Violence: Shots are fired between warring airships. Invading soldiers attack characters. A man learns of another’s death. Men beat a prisoner and thrown him in a cell. A character threatens another with a gun. During war scenes, characters are shot, stabbed, kicked, crushed and beaten. One man is beheaded and another loses an arm. A woman is branded with a hot iron. Characters are forced into an arena to fight. A man cuts through an attacker with a sword. Bruises and bloody injuries result from fights. An animal is kicked and beaten with sticks. Soldiers are vaporized with a special weapon. A crowd of onlookers chants for a fight. Buildings and machinery are blown up.
Sexual Content: Soldiers and others dress in skimpy clothing. A man’s bare buttocks are briefly seen when he is thrown into a bathtub. A couple kisses.
Language: The script contains about a dozen mild profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Men are shown with drinks in a bar setting. A character is given a drink that enables him to understand the locals.