Why is Shrek The Third rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Shrek The Third is rated PG for for some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action.
Despite the PG rating, this film briefly (but heavily) implies teens are partaking of illegal drugs, and contains cigarettes (a brief shot shows a smoke smoldering in an ashtray) and alcohol use as well as brief drug references. After the king dies, an attempt to overthrow the kingdom of Far, Far Away results in the city being pillaged by villains who capture Fiona and her princess friends and throw them in the dungeon. Shrek and his buddies are attacked by pirates and animated trees who later capture the ogre and chain him up. One of Shrek’s fans is shot in the chest with an arrow and Artie has a sword held to his throat. Several characters are impaled, slashed or beheaded by swords (limited view of the action). The script includes infrequent sexual references, a cross-dressing princess, brief buttock nudity and some scatological terms.