Marvel's first-ever horror movie sparked a lot of questions regarding how it managed to remain PG-13-rated given the non-typical amount of violence and scares in the Doctor Strange sequel.
Are you among the people wondering how did 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' land a PG-13 rating? As if the following PG-13 blockbuster popular movies never happened.
'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'
In fact, the entire franchise is rich in showing rotting corpses, skeletons, blood and pretty violent episodes if you think about it. But there is this one scene in 'At World's End' that would haunt many of us back in our childhood. Remember when Davy Jones got his hands… ah, sorry, tentacles on one of the British officers who were trying to control him by seizing the locker with Jones' heart?
That was terrifying and gross, to say the least. Still, no one has ever taken issue with the movie's PG-13 rating.
'The Dark Knight'
Christopher Nolan's take on the Batman story turned out to be one of the darkest and most iconic movies about the caped crusader and his archenemy Joker. The latter, portrayed by Heath Ledger, would entertain himself with shoving people's faces onto pencils and sewing bombs into their bellies. And two-faced Harvey Dent? So very PG-13.
'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith'
What could be more appropriate for kids than space fights, intergalactic travelling and some fancy colorful laser sabers?
Maybe the scene of Anakin Skywalker literally burning alive with a couple of close shots? At least in 'Multiverse of Madness' the wizard did not burn on screen for a solid half a minute.