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Ghostbusters: Afterlife official age-rating revealed

February 22nd, 2021 by Marc Comments

Well, we know now what rating our most highly anticipated movie of 2021 is going to have and it feels like it’s a step closer to the movie actually getting released, having been delayed twice already due to that damned virus.

Yes, Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been rated PG-13 in the US (hopefully that will get it a 12A here in the UK) – which is the same rating the reboot got in 2106 – for “supernatural action and some suggestive references”.

The original two movies got straight up PG ratings although we cannot see Eleanor Twitty – the library ghost – getting away that easily these days.

Interestingly, it seems Steven Spielberg is a big fan of that moment in the 1984 original with Afterlife director Jason Reitma relaying a fun story about this in Empire Magazine: “The feeling that I’ve kind of held onto is that while [the original movie] is very funny, it really scared me. It was really my first experience with a horror film.

“I was at a Directors Guild meeting and I happened to be sitting next to Steven Spielberg – when I told him I was working on Ghostbusters, he out of nowhere said, ‘Library Ghost – top ten scares of all time.’ And it’s true.”

The director also tells about his father, director of the first two movies, Ivan Reitman and his delight at seeing Afterlife: “After [he watched it], he cried, and he said, ‘I’m so proud to be your father’. And it was one of the great moments of my life.”

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman
Cast: Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd

The movie will be released on November 11th, 2021.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….