'Suicide Squad' gets PG-13 rating

Los Angeles: Hollywood director David Ayer's film 'Suicide Squad' -- which was expected to get an R (Restricted) rating -- has got a PG-13 rating in the US.

Suicide Squad
'Suicide Squad'. Pic/Santa Banta

PG-13 rating is given to films whose content may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R rating requires viewers under the age of 17 to be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian.

The anti-hero movie, which features actor Jared Leto's Joker and some other DC villains, received the PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), ahead of its North American release on August 5, reports

Although the film might not be as wild as the foul-mouthed "Deadpool", it seems to be pushing the limits of the PG-13.

It earned that rating for its "sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behaviour, and suggestive content and language".

Ayer said he was aiming for a lower rating despite the movie's dark tone.

"For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here," Ayer said in April.

"We were always going to hit the PG-13 rating. But the film is meant to be that. It's got edge, and it's got attitude. And it's got its own voice... There's a lot in the film that's going to surprise people," he added.



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