Why is Vampire Academy rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Vampire Academy is rated PG-13 for for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language.
Violence: A car crash results in death for some characters and bloody injuries for others. A bike explodes injuring men. There are frequent scenes of hand-to-hand battles, beatings, kicking, stabbing and some other weapon use. Dead animals are hung outside a girl’s dorm room. Characters slit their wrists and then write threats on the wall with their own blood. A girl licks the blood on the wall. A character uses her “powers” to make others comply with her wishes. Teens are bullied, threatened and embarrassed in front of their peers. Several characters are shown with cut marks on their wrists. Characters have blood on their faces. A girl attacks a man in the mall. A character attempts to inject a student with a sedative, but is injected herself. A girl is punched in the face and knocked out. Guards use taser-like weapons, guns and other pain inducing tactics. A man is forced to jump out of a window and he falls to his death. A female character is tortured. A man’s neck is broken. Dogs are set on fire. A vampire savagely kills a man and drinks his blood, equating it to a sexual act. Other non-graphic violence is also shown.
Sexual Content: Sexually suggestive scenes and dialogue are shown involving teens. Crass sexual comments are made about anatomy, wet dreams, homosexual relationships and other sexual activities. Characters repeatedly talk about fornication. Characters kiss, sometimes passionately, on several occasions. A teacher and student begin to engage in sexual activity. Characters are seen in their underwear. A teen girl wears cleavage baring tank tops and shirts.
Language: The script contains infrequent mild profanities, curses, crude sexual references and other vulgar comments.
Alcohol / Drug Use:A teacher attempts to inject a student with a sedative, against her will. Characters drink at a party.