A few ?'s about movie ratings . . .

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A few ?'s about movie ratings . . .
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Tue, 09-21-2004 - 7:53am
Do you pay attention to the MPAA ratings?

Do you think they are accurate? Is a movie rated PG-13 really not appropriate for kids under 13?

Do you think they should be enforced better? Should a 12 year old not be allowed into a PG-13 movie without a parent? Should a 17 year old not be allowed into a R rated movie, even if he or she is with a parent?

If you could add a rating, what would you add, and why?



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Tue, 09-21-2004 - 8:08am
My thoughts:

Do you pay attention to the MPAA ratings?

*** No, not any more. I myself can see anything I want, and so can my dd, so it isn't an issue with me.

Do you think they are accurate? Is a movie rated PG-13 really not appropriate for kids under 13?

*** I think they have gotten more accurate since they started explaining the why of the rating (violence, language, etc). Of course they can't take into consideration the maturity of all kids, but with the clarification, at least parents can judge better what their children will be seeing.

Do you think they should be enforced better? Should a 12 year old not be allowed into a PG-13 movie without a parent? Should a 17 year old not be allowed into a R rated movie, even if he or she is with a parent?

*** Hmm... I was going to say they are fine now, but then I thought of the situation of a bunch of kids, maybe 7 to 12 years old all going to see a PG-13 movie. The older kids would probably be fine seeing it, but what about the younger ones? I think theaters should have the right to refuse to sell tickets to kids on their own, when they deem it appropriate. And if a kid is accompanied by a parent, I think they should be allowed to see any movie, even NC-17. The responsibility for the child seeing the movie is then on the parent's shoulders, not the MPAA or the theater.

If you could add a rating, what would you add?

*** I'd add a rating between PG-13 and R. or lower the PG-13 to about PG-10 and add a PG-15. That might be a more accurate rating system.



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Tue, 09-21-2004 - 1:43pm
I think that they are as accurate as they can be. As far as enforcing the rules according to age is up to the parent. I let my 9y/o see things other parents would frown at but I also know parents who let their 9y/o watch things I would never let my DS watch. A parent should know their child's limits .
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Wed, 09-22-2004 - 12:02am

Do you pay attention to the MPAA ratings?


Yes but only for the kids.


Do you think they are accurate?

No, not really.

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Wed, 09-22-2004 - 5:08pm
I really BIG on movie ratings. We only rent G or PG for our kids, we're very picky about what they watch. I find so many 'kid' movies could do without the sexual inuendos and violence. My kids get freaked out by Scooby Doo cartoons, perhaps its just us. We know of kids that watch R rated movies by the age of 8, and thats fine for their kids, but the parents understand that when my kids are there, they're NOT to put anything on over a PG rating!!

Just my 2 cents :o)

For DH and I were not fussy on what rating, as much as the story line for what we watch.

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