Briefly: That IMAX Bane prologue from The Dark Knight Rises that hit back in December earned a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, and now the rest of the movie has followed suit. A forum member of nolanfans (via Collider) was the first to notice The Dark Knight Rises‘ rating listed on the Warner Bros. exhibitor website. The rating is no surprise, seeing as both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were rated PG-13 as well, but if you were hoping that Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy would either finish darker or, conversely, open itself up for more kid-friendly audiences, you’ll probably be disappointed.
The exhibitor rating cites “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, and language” as the MPAA’s reasons for the PG-13. The violence and action parts seem to be in line with previous installments. I think the “sensuality” part may be new, but I suppose that’s just what happens when you invite Catwoman to the party. The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20.