Why is Race to Witch Mountain rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Race to Witch Mountain is rated PG for for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements.
Compared to the original version, this film ups the amps in the violence arena. Numerous explosions, fireballs and car crashes are shown. Men, women and teens are shot at with high-powered rifles and missile-type shells. Men have their heads smashed against car hoods, walls or windows. Characters are shot with tranquilizer guns and subjected to medical testing. A train collides with another object in a tunnel and both explode. A speeding vehicle smashes into a teen. A man uses a table leg as a weapon. A dog attacks a man. An army of soldiers descends on a small town with their guns drawn. Characters are frequently involved in intense hand-to-hand fighting.