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Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:25 a.m. MDT

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Omaha, NE

Coraline was terrible in my opinion. I used to be a Tim Burton fan, but I realized that he's just not what I enjoy anymore.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Doesn't PG imply "Parental Guidance"? Meaning there maybe some objectionable material/themes?

Bountiful, UT

Any PG movie is guaranteed to have some issues. Only a G movie is supposed to be pure.

Sioux City, IA

You will take note that these are rated PG which means Parental Guidance. That alone tells you that these movies are not suitable for younger children and may not be suitable for some children that are 8 or older.


Used to be that PG were OK for kids. "PG" may include some dramatic moments,like when Mufasa dies in Lion King. There were never sexual references in PG movies.

Now, with Hollywood continuing to lower standards, these references are more widespread. If I take a child to a PG movie, I do not need sexual references to keep me entertained. Why do other parents need that? Short answer - you don't.

We have an over-sexualized society. We do not need all of the sexual content in our entertainment. It has made us insensitive to this very special act and lowered it to entertainment or marketing. We are a weaker society because of it....

Salt Lake City, UT

@cjb MY grandma once called a G-rated movie "porn" for having a beach scene with bikinis.

Salt Lake City, UT

Where the Wild Things Are is a movie about child psychology. I found it enthralling in an odd sort of way, although is saw it as an adult. It is not a kid movie, as the plot is so far above most children that they would find it boring. But I actually am a big fan of the movie as it really depicts the meta physical quite well.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This article is proof positive that the modern entertainment industry has an open and stated agenda of promoting substance abuse and wanton sexuality. Part of this agenda includes an attempt to destroy traditional marriage and family.

It is unconscionable that Hollywood is using movies marketed to children to foster this agenda. Children should not be exposed to violence and sexuality.

Unfortunately, an impressionable public has begun to imitate what is shown on television and movies. As a result, the rates of illegitimacy and disease are skyrocketing.

The irrefutable fact is that wanton, uncontrolled sexuality does have harmful effects for both the individual and society. Shame on those who seek to impose this harm.

Bountiful, UT

Re Redwings

So murder is more acceptable than a scene with sexual allusions?

Re CheesyAmp

Interesting. Conservative American culture of yesteryear might now be referred to as Moslem lite.

Western Rover
Herriman, UT

RedWings, when was this mythical time that PG movies were automatically OK for kids? Have you ever seen the PG-rated movie "Airplane!"? I suggest you don't watch it with your kids. I don't even want to write some of the things that are in it.

Gilbert, AZ

BIG should be added to that list. We just watched it a few nights ago for the first time in years...I was horrified to hear the language they used and even an F-bomb was dropped. And the sexual content was appaling. I was also reminded of Gotcha, which shows nudity.

Definitely a reminder how important "Parental Guidance" is not only while watching a movie but every day.

Clearfield, UT

I have seen PG 13 movies that are raunchy and R movies that I could highly recommend. I wish the church authorities would stop telling members not to watch R movies and let us use our best judgement. Just about any movie has something that will offend someone. My ex-mother in-law was offended by the Little Mermaids scanty costume.

St Louis, MO

Hamath - Coraline is not a Tim Burton movie. It was written and directed by Henry Selick (who also directed "The Nightmare Before Christmas") based on a book by Neil Gaiman.

It never fails that this type of "article" triggers an appearance by the usual hand-wringers, doomsayers and "beware the anti-family aganda!" alarmists. It used to be entertaining, but it grows tiresome. I pity any kid raised to be so fragile, even at a young age, that hearing some mild innuendo or seeing the word "fatty" on a locker in a movie is cause for alarm. The Extreme Wholesomeness pushed as the ideal on so many Utah kids does them no favors. The sight of a nipple or the sound of an f-word doesn't do nearly the damage some of you believe it does.

As for the "article," it's basically useless. Info on the content of most modern movies is readily available to anyone who cares to know. This is the lite-lite version of such a guide for a whopping five movies. Fluff, nothing more . . and barely even that.

Omaha, NE

@ SlopJ30

Thanks! I looked it up and apparently I'm not the only one who has made this mistake. Tim did have the idea for Nightmare before Christmas, but didn't produce it. Henry Selick did as you said.

My comment should have been that I used to think I was a Henry Selick fan but now I realize that I'm just not into his sense of entertainment. I was a Henry Selick fan and didn't even know it! LOL.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Boyee they better stop making movies based on the bible, they'll never be able to get a G rating if they tell the whole stories.

Don't like it don't watch it.

I'm always amazed at those who will let their children watch total and complete violence but freak out if a butt is shown, or a curse heard.

Cedar City, UT

I definitely was disappointed in Coraline. I bought it online having not seen it before, and I was shocked with the sexual images that it had in it. I definitely did not want to keep that in my home. I got rid of it immediately. My children are older, 15,15, 14, and almost 13. They all were shocked by it as well.

We have decided not to watch PG-13 movies along with R rated movies simply because there is always something. Language, violence, sexuality etc. Some people mock our kids when they state that they have made this decision at their ages, but the truth is, we still get shocked by PG movies. And people wonder why many of the movie theaters are nearly empty around here.

Socal Coug
San Diego, CA

Someone here mentioned that "PG movies used to be more kid friendly."

Actually Top Gun is rated PG, and there are plenty of other 80s and 90s movies (especially comedies) that were PG and not PG-13, however are not appropriate for kids (and adults, really).

PG doesn't sell well, and is family/kid (sometimes) friendly, so the audience is limited. Movies that are PG-13 tend to do the best.

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