Harry PotterThough Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was already the first of the franchise to earn a PG-13 rating in the US, the British Board of Film Classification (which had dropped hints to Warners earlier this year) had taken its own sweet time in coming to a conclusion. The waiting ended today when Goblet of Fire was assigned a 12A rating - which is basically the same as PG-13, except that lucky British 13-year-olds can see the movie alone.

If the ratings remain as they are, one wonders if Warners' marketing approach will change to reflect the film's darker tone and, presumably, older average movie-goer. As it stands, a fairly large section of the movie's target audience will be locked out of theaters, unless they can get their parents to come with instead of just dropping them off at the mall. Or get fake IDs.
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