The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Gets Rated.

Desert DaisyIn our Cantina forum there has been an ongoing conversation about what fans think the new Star Wars film will be rated. My personal opinion is that it will be PG-13 like most of JJ’s work. However, we’ve learned about how the recently released teaser trailer was rated in other countries.





Interestingly enough, we’ve learned that The Force Awakens teaser trailer was recently rated in two different countries — The United Kingdom and Canada. Thanks to JediNews, we’ve learned that the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) approved of the teaser trailer, “Trailer A” in the cinema industry, and issued it a PG rating. It should also be noted that the BBFC also uses a larger spectrum of ratings, ranging thusly: U, PG, 12A, 12, 15, 18. However, the running time for the trailer is reported as 1 minute and 21 seconds which is 7 seconds shorter than the version released on the internet and select American theaters on “Black Friday.” The trailer is exactly 1:21 if you remove the black at the end with the sound of Luke’s lightsaber.


CFB Ratings


Canada also released its rating for Trailer A recently as well, giving it a “G” rating. The Canadian rating system also differs thusly: G, PG, 14A, 18A, R. For the record, the American rating system, rated by the MPAA (Motion Picture association of America) is G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17. Perhaps, having the trailer rated before the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies suggests that the trailer is being shown in front of that feature as we reported back on November 23rd.


At any rate, I might suggest all countries start using a new letter rating as in “A” for “Awesome” as The Force Awakens trailer clearly is!


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26 thoughts on “The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Gets Rated.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    So, do we still not know which film it’s attached to in theaters this month?

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      • December 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        another pointless PT hater who thinks he’s going to be the next Steven Spielberg.

        • December 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm

          be sure to edit out BB-8 from Star Wars VII next Christmas.

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I’ll be seeing the hobbit in a couple days, will freak out if the teaser is on the big screen >.<

    • December 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I saw the Hobbit on Sunday in the UK and they didn’t show the teaser. Was sad ;(

      • December 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        I went to The Hobbit premiere last night in my local theater. No trailer. Usually when a trailer is attached to a film you get a rating. But no luck here as there was no trailer. I’m guessing Into the Woods will have it.

        • December 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm

          Some movie trailers in the US don’t have a rating, it will just say appropriate for general moviegoing audience or something like that and it will be a edited trailer.

          • December 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

            True, but I have also noticed that it sometimes says the rating as well as noting that the preview itself is approved for general audiences.

    • December 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      i went to see the hobbit in liverpool and it played

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I saw The Hobbit in Michigan last night, and freaked out when the trailer played.

    • December 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      I’m hoping they show the trailer with The Hobbit here in Canada. It’ll be great to see it on the large screen.

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Friday I went to see the Hobbit (Europe). They showed the trailer here.

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    It will more than likely play before Into The Woods, seeing that it is a Disney film.

  • December 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    A lot of US movies that are rated PG-13 are PG in Canada, But this is just the rating for the trailer the movie wouldn’t have a finshed cut yet for anyone to rate.

  • December 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Saw the teaser Saturday in the Premier for Big Hero 6, here in Portugal. Me and my son also freaked out 🙂

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Saw The Hobbit marathon on Monday in the US in IMAX 3D and the Star Wars teaser played before the final film. Everyone in the audience clapped and cheered. The newest Hobbit is fantastic btw. I realize its not for everyone, but if you had any interest in the first few you should check it out. It’s a great way to finish the Middle-earth stories before Star Wars comes back for the rest of the decade.

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I was at the initial midnight screening of The Hobbit III in Bergen, Norway, and the Star Wars trailer was shown. It was the only trailer to make the audience break out in yells of delight. As soon as the Falcon started looping and the letters STAR WARS — THE FORCE AWAKENS appeared, people were clapping and cheering in sheer joy as the Star Wars theme played.

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I hope it gets an R rating!

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    My exams end tomorrow, going straight to the Hobbit! It probably won’t be attacthed but I won’t lose hope.

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Showed the trailer before the hobbit last might at the warren theater in Oklahoma!!!

    • December 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      the potential star wars trailer is the only thing getting me into a theater to see that deplorable sounding final hobbit movie. Talk about a 2 1/2 hour long video game fight…

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    We had the new terminator trailer, Jurassic world, and star wars.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Only in 1983 can we get an almost-naked female alien doing an exotic dance….. to just a PG rating.

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Just saw The Hobbit…no Star Wars trailer.

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