According to Film Ratings, Ghostbusters Afterlife has been rated PG-13 for “supernatural action and some suggestive references”
Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters Afterlife has scared itself a PG-13 M.P.A.A rating. The Superstars of the Supernatural will be hitting screens once more in November. Thanks to the pandemic, the film has seen its fair share of delays. The film got bumped to March before being unceremoniously pushed back to hit screens this November.
Despite not releasing until just before Christmas, the film has still managed to get itself rated by the M.P.A.A. And as expected, the film has garnered a PG-13 rating for:
“Supernatural Action And Some Suggestive References”
I do find it amusing that the film has been slapped with a PG-13 rating this time around. The original film, in particular, was lucky to get away with a PG rating back in 1984. If it was made today, it surely wouldn’t be allowed through with that rating. The same can be said, although to a lesser extent, with the sequel. Would both scrape through with a PG rating nowadays? I seriously doubt it!
The plotline for the film is:
“A new family with single mom Callie (Carrie Coon) and her two kids, Trevor and Phoebe (Finn Wolfhard & Mckenna Grace) who move into a beaten-down farmhouse in Oklahoma only to discover that there’s something strange in the neighborhood. Unexplained quakes shake the town. There’s an old mine nearby that bears the name of Ivo Shandor, who built the Manhattan high-rise in the 1984 film that channeled the forces of evil. Paul Rudd costars as a local teacher who’s been documenting the unexplained phenomena, befriending Callie and her kids, and helping make the connection between the current weirdness and the events of three decades before.”
We already know the connection between the mom and her kids with the Ghostbusters from the trailer. (Hint-they are related to Egon Spengler). And this will lead to this new cast meeting up and working alongside Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson). As well as the pairing of Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) and Dana Barratt (Sigourney Weaver) from the original movies. (We won’t include the reboot, for obvious reasons).
PASSING THE P.K.E METER
The film will almost certainly be a torch-passing excursion for the original cast. And if successful, could lead the way to the franchise continuing with this new cast of characters. With possibly a cameo here and there from at least one of the original stars. That’s IF it is a success. I can’t see it being a flop to be fair as many parents out there are of the age to remember going to see the original movies back in 1984 and 1989 respectively. And they will be eager to introduce their children to the delights of the franchise. Plus, Slimer is back once again, leading to the possibility of young kids falling in love with him, the same as we did back in the day.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled for release on November 11th.
Source: Film Ratings
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