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MPAA Ratings: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'

by Ray Subers
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
 

 
May 12, 2010

The Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Ratings Administration released their weekly ratings bulletin this morning, which included a rating for the highly anticipated third part of The Twilight Saga.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse received a PG-13 rating for "intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality." Both Twilight and New Moon were PG-13 as well, but for slightly different, and somewhat telling, reasons: Twilight garnered its rating due to "some violence and a scene of sensuality," while New Moon earned it for "some violence and action."

Confirming what the most recent trailer suggested, Eclipse's rating indicates that the action quotient has been ramped up compared to the first two movies. It appears that Eclipse's marketing will try to build on this in order to attract action-seeking males who have been unmoved by Edward and Bella's love story up to this point. At the very least, more action may serve to make the movie more tolerable for the males that are dragged to see Eclipse.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens Wednesday, June 30, and faces M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender over Independence Day weekend.

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