More on British Board of Film Classification 12 A Rating
June 19, 2009, 10:39 PM
Previously we told you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been given a 12A rating in the UK. The Parents Board of British Film Classification now has more on the reasons behind this rating. They describe several scenes which are the source including the Inferi, and the Sectumsempra fight with Malfoy. Due to slight spoilers, if you would like you can read the info here via this link.
Personally, I think the American rating were persuaded to lower its standards for more numbers. Hey, they delayed the film, then broghtn it forward by two days, it wouldn’t surprise me. Either way, this doesn’t affect me.
The reason for the lower rating, in the US, is partly due to changes in views. As well, good editing. Although there are scenes that most would consider vastly more upsetting, they may not be considered as “horrific” by the folks on the commitees. Also, what is considered “mild language”, in the UK, is NOT considered “mild language” in the US…most folks in the US havn’t a clue what most of them mean….and their meanings would not be considered “unacceptable”. AND Yes, Ron has been saying ‘bloody hell’ and ‘git’ through out the films…. I’m with WickedLoz and Jaymie Brooks, on ths one!