The ratings board itself is a completely flawed and monopolized board that is
fully controlled by the big movie studios in an attempt to censor free speech
and control independent film makers. The documentary "This Film Is Not Yet
Rated" gives an excellent glimpse as to what actually takes place at the
We are all so naive we believe everything the critics say. Especially since some
rave about a movie and others pan it. You will have to make up your own mind.
The critics panned Ender's Game because the author made a politically
incorrect statement of some sort about gays. The public seems to like it and
other critics loved it.
Nah, just scrap it. It's no longer useful.
"Movie ratings are an imprefect system"Duh.Which
is why I've never gone by them. There are many PG-13 movies I would never
see, and some R movies I'm glad I saw.For example: Schindlers List,
Saving Private Ryan, Gran Torino, The Kings Speech, The Passion of the Christ,
Slumdog Millionaire to name but a few.
I don't see many R rated movies. In fact, can't remember the last
time I did. But there is one I do know I saw. Many years ago my wife and I saw
Schindlers List - we made an exception to our rule. And honestly I am
unapologetic for doing so. Yes, it had disturbing violence. Yes it had brief
nudity. But nether was done in an attempt to glamorize either. I've never
seen the movie again, but I did come away with a better sense of the plight of
those people at that time, and the plight of even certain groups still today.
It made me more aware, and more vigilant in my dedication to standing up against
those who would use prejudice against others.Was it worth it.... I
do wish it had alluded to these events more, but yes. It was history, in all
its ugliness.Do I go to R rated movies... answer... 99.5% no. But
on occasion we do need to be shaken out of our sugar coated worlds and reminded
there are those out there that truly need our protection - so we don't let
history repeat itself.
Of course it's imperfect. It's subjective. With interests tugging at
it from different directions. Do us a favour. Keep your kids out of the theatre.
They misbehave anyway. Once they get a little older, they can try to sneak in on
their own, and they're usually better behaved by then.