Why is Star Trek Into Darkness rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Star Trek Into Darkness is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
Violence: The film contains frequent depictions of non-graphic violence, explosions and gunfire exchanges along with portrayals of peril for numerous characters. Characters are shot, beaten and killed after being sucked out of their ship into space. Numerous officers are killed when a bomb is set off in an underground facility. Officers are gunned down. A man with bloody injuries dies. A woman slaps her father. A man’s head is crushed. Characters are brutally punched and kicked.
Sexual Content: A woman is seen in her underwear. A man is in bed with two women. Brief kissing (one involving alien tongues) and embracing are shown. Some mild sexual innuendo is included.
Language: The scripts includes nearly four dozen mild and some moderate profanities along with the limited use of slurs and some terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: At least two characters turn to alcohol to deal with disappointments. One is portrayed as drunk.