What is the age appropriateness of Gareth Edwards’ latest film, The Creator? Edwards, known for his visionary contributions to science fiction cinema, has a new release in theaters. But is it a film suitable for viewers of all ages?
For those who may not yet be acquainted with The Creator, it has already gained a reputation as one of the standout science fiction films of the year, generating considerable excitement among audiences. Familiarity with Edwards’ previous work would reveal his inclination towards exploring more mature themes in his films.
Is The Creator a movie suitable for children?
We’ve delved into the assessments provided by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and we’ll be offering our own perspective once the review embargo for The Creator is lifted.
As per the MPA, The Creator has received a PG-13 rating, accompanied by a warning of scenes depicting violence, some graphic images, and strong language.
In the UK, the BBFC has assigned the film a 12A rating, accompanied by a similar advisory. They caution that The Creator features scenes of violence, occasional use of strong language, and sustained sequences of threat.
On the BBFC’s official website, the censor provides additional context, stating, “While older children may find this high-paced sci-fi drama about the conflict between humans and AI technology to be exciting and thrilling, younger children may find the prolonged scenes of threat and violence to be too intense.”