The upcoming DC Birds of Prey has officially received an R rating for violence, language and sexual material. According to FilmRatings.com, the film earned its rating for “strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material”.
Will the film be as dark as “Joker”, we doubt it but the DC Birds of Prey already seems to be taking a much darker approach compared to the likes of the Justice League and Suicide Squad. It has been proven that these R-rated comic book films are well-received with Joker already becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time as well as the second-biggest DC movie ever released.
In South Africa, R-rated films get the classification of 18 according to the Film and Publication Board (FPB) so in case you were planning on taking your ten-year-old to see this DC film, it is not going to happen. The film will then also get its own sub-classifications including “language, drugs, and sexual content” which warrants the “18” rating.
DC Birds of Prey opens on 7 February 2020 in SA and stars Margot Robbie. The film follows DC villain Harley Quinn as she joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a girl from an evil crime lord. The film has been directed by Cath Yan and produced by Margot Robbie.