"The Mpaa has announced some ratings for upcoming films, and among them is Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new movie, Dunkirk. The MPAA rated the film “PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.” For those who don’t know, the story is based on Operation Dynamo, a rescue mission that saved 338,226 soldiers from being stranded in Dunkirk, France."
To be honest, I am a tad worried about this film getting a PG-13 rating. I believe every great war movie released since the MPAA system was installed has been rated R. This is obviously a tactical move from Warner Bros. to get a much broader audience and maximum performance at the box-office, but sacrificing artistic ambitions for that is not right, if that was the intention of course. Any war film that takes place in the middle of one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century should get an R? We'll see how this pans out, I don't want to be too quick on the trigger, but the official trailer also underwhelmed me.
Dunkirk opens July 21st.
[Box Office Mojo]