A new Transformers movie premieres Friday, June 9. The last time a film in the franchise hit theaters was the 2018 spin-off, Bumblebee, which starred Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. It’s been half a decade since we last saw the alien robots that are more than meets the eye on the big screen, but they’re back with a whole new action adventure for longtime fans and new viewers to enjoy in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The film, which is a sequel to Bumblebee, takes place in the early ’90s after the Autobots have come to Earth. Their war with the Decepticons is still being waged and the conflict escalates when the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons join the fray. The two humans at the center of the plot are Noah (Anthony), an electronics expert who’s a military veteran, and Elena (Dominique Fishback), an artifact researcher. Unicron, also known as a “Planet Eater,” is set to be a part of the movie.
The Transformers live-action film franchise has been a part of pop culture since the debut of the 2009 film. It’s been nearly 15 years since moviegoers became enthralled with the over-the-top action sequences the franchise is known for and each film brings in new viewers, young and old. If you’re looking to bring a child to see the latest movie, here’s what we you need to know about its rating.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts age rating explained
Rise of the Beasts has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA which is in line with the other films a part of the franchise.
The reason given is intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence as well as language. It is typical for Transformers films to contain an immense amount of destruction as these are giant robots fighting one another. The lives of their human companions are also often in peril. You can likely expect loud explosions and crashes, and the films are about an extended war between fierce enemies.
As for language, while we can’t speak to the vulgarity of the profanity used in the movie, if the language present were frequently strong in nature that would have been noted. The same can be said for if it were used throughout. If your child under 13 has no issue with fantasy violence, loud or frightening noises, intense combat sequences, or profanity then they should be fine seeing the movie.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts releases Friday, June 9 in theaters. We’ll keep you posted on when it’ll come to streaming. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote.