Do you think the PG-13 rating guideline should be made more restrictive (allowing less violence and sex) than it currently is?
Hard to vote. I think they allow too much violence but are too prudish about sex. Show a nipple and get R, but blast people away and it's 13.
We need to leave it to the parents, not semi-independent organizations. That being said, we do have a blood fetish that needs looking at as well as the fact we are WAY TOO PRUDISH ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY.
Shouldn't we stop being afraid of sex? Shouldn't we stop being afraid of nudity? Isn't it about time we stop using replacement words for bad words? If we stop putting such a taboo on these things I bet there would be less crime.
Adjusting rating systems can't replace proper parenting.
It's not censorship, it's a ratings system.
The thing that bothers me most is language. Pg13 at one time would not allow the f bomb. Then it allowed one. Recently I have seen a couple of pg13 with 2 f words. I just don't see the purpose of bad language in most movies.
"Ma'am we will forward your complaint MPAA, but in my opinion I don't think a penis is going to do as much damage to your son as the demon prince tearing into a guy and jumping rope with his innards in 'Sheogorath: The Movie' would."
Change it back to where the "F" word is not allowed. I get tired of hearing the one "F" mentioned in PG-13 movies because it is allowed.
Voice of censorship.
^ agreed. I like my porn!
The rating system is a joke. Ultimately it's up to the parents to do their research and know what their children are watching.
I don't need the Government to rate movies for me.
There are several sites on line that will tell you what movies will contain by category, "man touches woman's breast in kitchen" etc. I am stunned by how many parents take their 10 year olds to R movies.
I've seen a couple of R's that definitely weren't R!
I'm for changing it to NC-5 for G, NC-10 for PG, NC-17 for PG-13, and NC-21 for R. The current NC-17 films would simply not be exhibited or distributed except to over-21 adults on a PPV subscription basis at home.
Pg 13 gets naughtier as the years go on. Not against that, but it makes it hard to judge what's appropriate for my kids
Ya, it's called PG.
Same here! I'm still waiting for the stage version of a few though....
The ratings are so stupid and arbitrary that nobody pays attention to them anyway, other than the theatres that don't let teens see R-rated movies by themselves.
To me, it ruins the movies because it's so unnecessary.
Who cares. There's something called the internet that kids watch everything on
It's already so loose and unenforced, what's the point?
you're right bmi
let me go to a playground at an elementary nude to stick it to the man!
The sex. The crassness. The violence. The rudeness. Is over the top. We find that we are watching older movies on Netflix to get away from the crap out there now.
Let the sex go for the rated R!
kids under 13 need more sex and violence?
A voice of reason!
Rating are not as important as good parenting. Parents need to determine what they want their kids to see. Maybe rating not based on age but rather more clearly explaining what content is their would be better.
Well considering that with the Internet kids and us can truly watch whatever we want online and in my opinion that kinda makes the MPAA irrelevant, have the studios just release with each film a parents guide and give it a suggested age for viewing
Doesnt matter. The MPAA is garbage.
Watched transformers with my nephew the other day. Did they really have to say bitch? Why must we install sexism in our youth at a young age to degrade the opposit sex?
A violent movie with bad words? Who'd a thunk
Violence definitely! Sure, blow a guys head off is ok, but don't show that boob for too long.... Makes no sense to me.
I barely go to the movies anymore because of the crap that Hollywood is spitting out so I could give a fly's fart
At first I picked yes, but after reading some of the comments I changed my answer to no, because a parent should be aware of the types of movies there kids watch. Also some kids are going to do what ever they want anyways.
If only people would really cuss instead of saying frick and darn it could solve our countries crime problems! Why didn't we think of this sooner!
I started watching porn when I was 7 years old
The MPAA is a flawed and horrible orginization and always was thus they should have no say on the ratings of movies. They don't even have actual standards on which they rate it is all unwritten and opinion based.
You must go back 50+ yrs for movies then.
You must be European.
Then we adjust the ratings for particular movies. I disagree about Saw - that's just sick. As are all of Rob Zombie's efforts. And at 63, I'M not even old enough to watch Scary Movie 1 or 2 or Bad Santa. Obscenity is obscenity.
We obsess over sex the way we do because of people that constantly want it censored. I call this the forbidden fruit theory.. Free the nipple!!
Do you have an articulable basis for the distinction you draw or is it a gut feeling?
Honestly, there are some levels of violence and sex I would prefer not to see, even at my advanced age. I'd just as soon be warned by a rating system, too.
I said most movies. I realize it's necessary for accuracy in war/gang/etc movies, but when they say GD just because they can, I have a problem.
Must. Resist. Censorship.
There is no reason to change them. If a parent lets their 13 year old watch a movie with cursing and violence and they are appalled by it that is their problem.