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.
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.
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.
@ SlopJ30Thanks! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re RedwingsSo murder is more acceptable than a scene with sexual
allusions?Re CheesyAmpInteresting. Conservative
American culture of yesteryear might now be referred to as Moslem lite.
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.
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.
@cjb MY grandma once called a G-rated movie "porn" for having a beach
scene with bikinis.
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....
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.
Any PG movie is guaranteed to have some issues. Only a G movie is supposed to
Doesn't PG imply "Parental Guidance"? Meaning there maybe some
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.