Why is Terminator Salvation rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Terminator Salvation is rated PG-13 for PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.
During this film’s opening moments, a man is prepped for an execution by being strapped down and having drugs injected into his veins. Later a character receives an injection prior to a medical procedure. Frequent scenes of war zones and corpses are seen. Human captives with bloody incisions are shown strapped to lab tables beside jars seemingly filled with blood. Other humans are shown in cages. A dead pilot is pushed from a helicopter. Later, the helicopter crashes after being hit by gunfire. Robots are repeatedly shot in the face or torso. Others are crushed by falling debris. Several are stabbed in the back of the neck. One robot is covered with molten metal. Another shoots his own foot off after being caught in a booby trap. Numerous depictions of burning vehicles, landscapes and buildings are shown. A man jumps into a storm-tossed ocean. Several humans point guns at each other. A man is shot near his crotch. Several male characters attack a woman. A violent fistfight ensues. Later the woman is hunted and shot at by other humans. Robots repeatedly capture or blow up holocaust survivors. Bloody water is seen after men are attacked in a river by underwater robots. A man is shown with severe burns and facial injuries. Another man is stabbed through the chest with a metal rod. One character rips a microchip from his heady leaving a bloody injury. Later, a character is shocked back to life with bare electrical wires. Two heavily shadowed naked male figures are seen. A woman reveals her lingerie while tending to her shoulder wound. Couples are shown kissing briefly. Several mild and moderate profanities are used in the script.