Why is World War Z rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: World War Z is rated PG-13 for for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images
Violence: News-type clips portray riots, wild beasts attacking and eating others, dead animals and disturbing natural events. Violent portrayals include a man being smashed by a vehicle, zombies attacking others, utter chaos in the streets, looting and characters threatening others with guns. A character accidentally shots himself. Bodies are seen hanging on a fence. Other corpses have been burned. Zombies clamor over one another in order to scale a wall. Bodies fall out of a plane before it crashes. A man is impaled with a piece of metal during the crash. Scenes of beating, stabbing, gunfire, bombings and explosion are shown. A character has her hand cut off. Other depictions of dismemberment and mutilation are shown. Characters engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat.
Sexual Content: Family members embrace and kiss.
Language: The script contains a partial strong sexual expletive, infrequent scatological slang, profanities and some vulgar language.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks to deal with pain. Alcohol is also poured on a wound as an antiseptic. A character is injected with a deadly virus.