Monday, August 08, 2005

Harry Potter and the MPAA Ratings Board

The movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, due for November release, will be rated PG-13, not PG like the previous films.

This makes some sense, as the story involves blood-drawing and dismemberment for a pseudo-Satanic ritual. Plus a murder. Pretty strong stuff. But I'm looking forward to the movie version of the climactic confrontation between Harry and Voldemort - among the best scenes in the series thus far.

Still, bad news for all six-year-old HP fans.

"Will 'Half Blood Prince' be R?" one commentor jokes. "SECTUMSEMPRA! Maybe Tarantino could direct it."