Filmmaker Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film “Isle of Dogs” has scored a PG-13 rating for “thematic elements and violent images,” a fairly harsh rating for an animated feature.
The original feature is set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a trash island. When a boy named Atari arrives searching for his long-lost companion, the other dogs finally see a means of escape.
The MPAA has also handed out an R rating for the Jennifer Lawrence-led “Red Sparrow” which contains “strong violence, torture, sexual content, language, and some graphic nudity”.
Lawrence plays a Russian spy trained from childhood to use her sexuality as a weapon. Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling, and Jeremy Irons co-star in the film which opens March 2nd.
Next up, Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film “Annihilation” has been rated R for “violence, bloody images, language, and some sexuality” The adaptation of the Jeff Vandermeer novel stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, and Oscar Isaac.
Finally, the “Tomb Raider” reboot has landed a PG-13 rating for ‘sequences of violence and action, and for some language’. The new adaptation of the video game stars Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins and opens in theaters on March 16th.