Suicide Squad has been given a PG-13 rating in the United States but across the pond is a different story.
Squad has received a 15 rating in the United Kingdom. The rating was earned because of “sustained threat” and “moderate violence.” For comparison, most superhero movies earn a 12/12A rating (cinema release suitable for 12 years and over).
The rankings come from the British Board of Film Classification, the 15 rating means that the film is suitable only for those who are 15 years or older.
SUICIDE SQUAD (15) sustained threat, moderate violence https://t.co/eW9BeHB9gR
— BBFC (@BBFC) July 19, 2016
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad is the next film in the DC Extended Universe following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Written and directed by David Ayer and the film stars Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz , Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters on August 5, 2016.