Why is Rise of the Planet of the Apes rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is rated PG-13 for for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
Violence: Men capture wild animals using guns and nets. Characters are subjected to drug testing, shot and killed, imprisoned, electrocuted, tortured and beaten. Characters threaten and yell at others. Apes attack humans on numerous occasions. A man is bitten and others are exposed to blood and untested drugs. Apes fight among themselves. Depictions of violence include gunfire, explosions and the use of clubs. Numerous corpses are seen along with some bloody injuries.
Sexual Content: A couple kisses. They are shown asleep together in bed.
Language: The script contains over a dozen profanities including scatological slang, terms of Deity and mild expletives. A strong sexual expletive is cut off mid-sentence.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Tranquilizers and other drug therapies are used on animals. One man is subjected to drug testing.