Why is Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is definitely the most content laden product to bear the Walt Disney Pictures logo. Rated PG-13, parents of pre-teens should carefully assess their children’s readiness for the depicted ghoulish images such as portrayals of decomposing and disintegrating bodies slowing turning into sea creatures. As well, violence is plentiful, with stabbings, slashing, shootings, decapitations and many other means of taking lives and inflicting injuries. The character of Davy Jones is akin to a devil, and holds supernatural and metaphysical powers. A sea monster capable of swallowing a ship and its crew also makes many appearances, including one close-up when it regurgitates slime onto a man. Drinking of rum is depicted in comedic fashion, and Depp’s character often guzzles booze and appears intoxicated. Sexual content is limited to a couple of veiled verbal references, low cut dresses, and a pair of prostitutes acknowledging their relationship with Sparrow. Only one mild profanity was noted and a man is seen smoking a pipe.