Why is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.
Violence: Characters are beaten, impaled, whipped, slashed with knives and swords, thrown around the room, and bitten. A character has a knife held to his throat. A character puts flammable liquid on a stove and causes an explosion. A character appears to commit suicide. A character is hit over the head with a fire extinguisher. Characters discuss drinking blood. A girl burns her arm with a magical weapon.
Sexual Content: A character dresses provocatively and comments on looking like a whore. A couple kisses passionately. Characters make brief sexually suggestive and homosexual comments.
Language: The script contains limited mild profanities, some terms of Deity and brief sexual innuendo.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks a liquid during an apparent suicide. Another character is given poison in a drink at a bar.