Dark Knight Rises Will Be PG-13 And That's Bad For Movies

CB says

With The Hunger Games at the top of the box office, there's a lot of talk about what level of violence is acceptable for children to witness. Yes, The Hunger Games does center on kids killing kids, but it still managed a PG-13 rating. This is partially because the violence is put in the context of a criticism and made repulsive instead of exhilarating, but mostly it's because of all the quick cuts and shaky cam, which lessens the kind of gore for which the Motion Picture Association of America typically dings features. (However, if you have kids using the f-word, well, that's another story altogether!)

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Crazay2571d ago

They just don't make movies like they used to. Look at Monster Squad, Goonies, hell even ET. All of those movies had kids who said swear words or had some adult themed in them but they were deemed as family movies. Now I bet those movies would be rated A or even worse by todays crappy standards.

BryanBegins2571d ago

Btw, and I don't want to be seen as nitpicking, but you always say "rated A" (I've seen your comments before). It's an R rating, not A. I guess you thought it was A because it sounds like this in English.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Crazay2571d ago (Edited 2571d ago )

I'm well aware of how the rating system works. Some provinces have slight variations but in general there's always an A rating of some sort.

In Canada an "A" Rating is 14A or 18A.

So technically we have G, PG, 14A, 18A and XXX or Adult

Defectiv3_Detectiv32571d ago

What an idiotic article. It's a movie about a guy who dresses up like a bat and fights crime, the subject matter does not warrant such extreme violence. There is something to be said about traditionally R rated films being toned to PG-13 rating to appeal to wider audiences, the last Die Hard was a complete abortion of the series. Trying to make this point over batman is a little foolish though.