Why is Maleficent rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Maleficent is rated PG for for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.
A fantastical female character unwittingly drinks a potion that a male character has placed in a beverage and while she is unconscious he mutilates her body (by cutting off her wings)—the act is non-sexual with no explicit detail seen. A female character is subjected to being touched by material that causes her skin to burn. A female character is confined against her will. Various characters hit and slap other characters. Evil spells are cast on characters. A character pricks her finger—blood is briefly seen. Characters attack one another with swords, fireballs and chains. A character is choked. A man dies after falling from a rooftop.
Male and female characters kiss.
Characters refer to each other in derogatory terms using words like “stupid.”
A potion is hidden in a drink by a male character and given to a female character.