It’s Official. ‘Venom’ Is Rated PG-13

Three weeks ago I wrote a post displaying my opinion on whether Venom should have a PG-13 or R rating and just this past weekend the film’s official rating has been released along with its run time. As you can see from this post’s title the film will, indeed, be PG-13 after all which totally makes sense. Sony is trying to make as much money as they can with this movie and that means appealing to a wider base rather than focusing on just adults.

Sony also issued a statement for their reasoning behind the rating saying they wanted to give Venom a PG-13 rating so that Venom may confront Spider-Man in the future (remember, Tom Hardy has already signed on to three Venom movies.)

Even though it’s not going to be rated R that doesn’t exactly mean the film won’t be in any way scary. For the longest time I thought The Dark Knight was rated R because of its disturbing imagery and The Joker’s troubling antics but turns out it was PG-13. That proves that a movie can be PG-13 and still be as dark as any rated R film.


In terms of the film’s run time it’s going to be 1 hour and 52 minutes long. I like that because that shows the movie’s going to get to the nitty-gritty fast. The trailer already hints that it’ll be an action-packed film and with this run time that pretty much proves that the movie’s pace was real be fast and to the point.

One of my favorite Marvel movies is Doctor Strange and its run time was 1 hour and 55 minutes. It was a concise origin story that told a good story without dragging along unnecessarily. I think Venom is going to be the same and I can’t wait to see it.

Well, if you were just as interested in Venom‘s rating as I was here it is. Do you like the rating or do you wish it had ended up being rated R? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.


4 thoughts on “It’s Official. ‘Venom’ Is Rated PG-13”

  1. For a dark character such as Venom, who lends to so many horror elements, I feel that the PG-13 (12a in my country) won’t be able to justify the intense and often frightening nature of the character. Admittedly, we do have to take into account that he’s a Spider-Man villain in many respects (lighter, still menacing but not horrifying), and that only in his solo series was Venom really given such a dark and gritty appeal. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂

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  2. A lot of what often pushes a film to R rating is language and sex (thus Deadpool). For some reason in America, we are much easier on violence than other things, probably due to our prudish puritan heritage. A film can be quite dark and violent and still be PG-13, as long as they leave out the F-bombs.

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