Wish Upon snags a PG-13 rating

A-Ha! I knew it. But I guess we all did...

Anyhow, I think it's a bit funny that just the other day, in the post featuring the film's third trailer, I said I may get excited about WISH UPON if it snags an R-rating from the MPAA.

Well, dash those thoughts as it has been revealed this morning that the Joey King-starring teen horror flick will, in fact, be rated PG-13. To the surprise of exactly no one. The reason for the film's PG-13 is again pretty standard stuff with the official release saying the film contains: "Violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language."

Aka the standard blanket terms for PG-13 horror ratings. Seriously, go check ten PG-13 flicks and their ratings. I'll wait. Great, you're back! What did you find out? Yep, exactly, 9 out of 10 of the flicks sported that rating for those ambiguous-ass reasons.

PG-13 rating or not, WISH UPON is set to hit us sooner than later so let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram if the film's rating makes any difference to you and your current plans to check out the movie.

That said, I totally would have seen the film had it received an R-rating.

WISH UPON synopsis:

Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life - leading her down a dark and dangerous path.

WISH UPON is directed by John R. Leonetti from a script by Barbara Marshall and stars Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard, Sherilyn Fenn, and Elisabeth Röhm (see below).

WISH UPON hits theaters July 14th.

Joey King just realized what movie she was in.

Extra Tidbit: This should have been a surprise WISHMASTER reboot... I'm kidding.
Source: MPAA



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