This Week in Inscrutable MPAA Movie Ratings

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Here is the MPAA rating for “Hotel Transylvania 2”

Rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor

And here is the rating for the first “Hotel Transylvania”

Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images

Can anyone tell me what the difference means?

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