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Ghost Rider 2, Paranormal Activity 3 and more get MPAA ratings

Oct. 12, 2011by: Eric Walkuski

A big old batch of upcoming flicks have just been branded by the MPAA, so let's not waste any time and get right down to it!

First up is the shocker: GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE has been given a PG-13, for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language. I was certain this flick was going to be given an R based on the crazy trailer I saw at Comic-Con, but I suppose they found a way to tone down Nevaldine and Taylor's propensity for the profane and perverse. Besides, PG-13 equals more box office dollars, so maybe it's not very surprising at all.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 has been given an R (like all the other PA flicks) for some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use. The demon must smoke a bowl at some point in the film...

Tarsem's IMMORTALS has also been given an R, for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality. As long as that scene of sexuality doens't involve John Hurt...

The Daniel Radcliffe-led remake of THE WOMAN IN BLACK has scored an unsurprising PG-13, for thematic material and violence/disturbing images. Hasn't Harry Potter seen enough violence in his time..?

Finally, Victor Salva's thriller ROSEWOOD LANE, starring Rose McGowan (Pictured below), nabbed an R, simply for some violence. An R for "some" violence? That must be some violence! (Hold your applause, please.)

There you have it, another edition of "MPAA Knows Best!" in the bag.

Extra Tidbit: Which of these ratings surprised you the most?
Source: MPAA

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5:40PM on 10/14/2011
I'm really glad Immortals is rated R. I was sketchy about it, but now I'm definitely on board. Not really surprised with any of the other ratings. I'm a little disappointed that The Woman in Black is PG-13, but it's not at all surprising. And Insidious managed to do okay with a PG-13 rating, so maybe it can too.
I'm really glad Immortals is rated R. I was sketchy about it, but now I'm definitely on board. Not really surprised with any of the other ratings. I'm a little disappointed that The Woman in Black is PG-13, but it's not at all surprising. And Insidious managed to do okay with a PG-13 rating, so maybe it can too.
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4:55PM on 10/12/2011

No More Marvel R's...

When Disney acquired Marvel, it was stated that there would be no more R rated Marvel flicks, unless they were financed by others. Not sure if this is still true, but I would't be surprised.
When Disney acquired Marvel, it was stated that there would be no more R rated Marvel flicks, unless they were financed by others. Not sure if this is still true, but I would't be surprised.
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9:36PM on 10/12/2011
GHOST RIDER still falls under 20th Century Fox, I believe.
GHOST RIDER still falls under 20th Century Fox, I believe.
4:13PM on 10/12/2011

with the tagline Fucking your shit up...

I AM REAL FUCKING STUNNED WITH THE GHOST RIDER RATING
I AM REAL FUCKING STUNNED WITH THE GHOST RIDER RATING
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2:52PM on 10/12/2011

Love Ghost Rider as a character...

hell, enough that i wont say i ''hate'' the first movie. ill see Vengeance regardless, but, wasnt an "R" rating one of the main selling points for the sequel?
hell, enough that i wont say i ''hate'' the first movie. ill see Vengeance regardless, but, wasnt an "R" rating one of the main selling points for the sequel?
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2:39PM on 10/12/2011
Ghost Rider 2? PG-13? Hmmmm...not sure how the "Crank" boys are gonna turn that one out, still the flick looks fun, understand in this economic climate its hard to release a big budget R-rated pic. Might wait for the unrated Blu-Ray to be honest...
Ghost Rider 2? PG-13? Hmmmm...not sure how the "Crank" boys are gonna turn that one out, still the flick looks fun, understand in this economic climate its hard to release a big budget R-rated pic. Might wait for the unrated Blu-Ray to be honest...
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