Age ratings in superhero films weren’t always a big deal. However, in a year with an intense Batman v Superman, plus the R-rated Deadpool, there’s a lot more variation in age limits for comic-book films. Suicide Squad also came in to controversy for it’s PG-13 rating. However, Marvel tend not to rock the boat with their releases. It’s hard to imagine a R-rated film from the Disney owned company. Obviously Doctor Strange hasn’t bucked that trend.
This is another Marvel Cinematic Universe film with a PG-13 rating. Despite coming from Sinister director Scott Derrickson, there aren’t too many horror elements in Doctor Strange. FilmRatings.com are reporting the rating. They report that it is due to, “sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.”
The crash sequence is no surprise, it’s a huge part of Stephen Strange’s origin. Marvel films are always packed with action, but don’t expect Deadpool levels. Obviously we won’t see Strange cutting off a head and kicking it towards another villain. The MCU has a pretty good track record producing films for a mass audience, so don’t think this mean’s Doctor Strange will be in any way watered down.
From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of the world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place — a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange — armed with newly acquired magical powers — is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Doctor Strange lands in US cinemas on November 4, while UK fans can see it on October 25.