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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Apr 8, 2008.
What are your choices?
I voted "none of the above" simply because we don't use the same rating system. (Sorry, Saggy, you'll get fed up with me making comments like that ). We have:
U = Universal, suitable for all
PG = Parental Guidance - General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
12 and 12A = Suitable for 12 years and over. No-one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.
No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a ‘12’ rated video or DVD. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult.
15 = Suitable only for 15 years and over. No-one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a ‘15’ rated video or DVD.
18 = Suitable only for adults. No-one younger than 18 may see an ‘18’ film in a cinema. No-one younger than 18 may rent or buy an ‘18’ rated video.
R18 = To be shown only in specially licensed cinemas, or supplied only in licensed sex shops, and to adults of not less than 18 years.
The above information was gleaned from the official website of the British Board of Film Classification, http://www.bbfc.co.uk/general/index.php
As to which of those I would watch, probably not 15, and definitely not 18 or R18. With PG, 12 and 12A, it would depend very much on why it was given that rating. For example, a film might be designated "PG" because some scenes might frighten younger children (and I don't mean horror movies here). Others are given PG because of bad language or sex scenes.
I pretty much know what I am going to go watch before I go. It takes a lot out of the movie for me but I do not like verbal, violent or sexually explicit surprises. I learned that lesson when "Smokey and the Bandit" came out (with Jackie Gleason's verbal dialog).
And most of the PG or PG-13 are off limits, too. That's just for the adults in the house. The kids only watch things that I have seen before. I hope they like Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, because that's about as hip as we are at our place...
I watched "Smokey and the Bandit" on TV one time. You know, they sort-of cleaned it up. His lips didn't come anywhere close to resembling what he was saying. It reminded me of one of those Kung-Fu movies where they dubbed in the English.
I try to watch only good movies, regardless of whatever the MPAA rates them.
That means I don't see a lot of G movies, nor PG movies, nor PG-13 movies, nor R movies, nor NC-17 movies, nor "Unrated" movies (which doesn't necessarily mean anything bad). In fact, I am often unaware of what a movie is rated when I go to see it. I just don't consider the MPAA to be particular relevant or helpful in my situation (I'm not taking children to the movies).
I've seen a few G movies in the last year. I'm pretty sure I've seen a number of PG and PG-13 movies in the last year (I think Juno was PG or PG-13). I think I've seen a few R movies in the last year, but I can't think offhand what they were. I don't think I've ever actually gone to see an NC-17 movie. And I've seen a number of unrated movies over the years like The Madness of King George and a number of other foreign films.
I'm very picky when it comes to movies I want to watch, and dh would be happy watching his five or six favorites over and over again, mostly old films. If the language and violence is not gratuitous but approriate for the movie, such as war films, then I'll watch. The kids only watch "G" movies. I'm a little confused as to how people are rating these movies, anyway. Some "R" movies I would consider pretty mild, compare to some rather shocking moments I've seen pop up in some "PG" movies.
Sopranette, let me guess: they're all movies which any reasonable human can guess the ending of (there really are only a few endings; he/she dumps him/her so him & her can be happy together; he/she dies so him & her can be together; the handsome stranger saves her from the nasty brute, etc., etc. ) yet you enjoy them so much because you cry in the middle....
Movie ratings are for parents who don't really care to know what their children are watching. I don't take someone else's word for what is appropriate in my home. We watch a variety of rated/not rated movies, but before the kids see anything my husband or I view it first.
Ratings are based on a variety of issues from bad language to nudity. I much prefer being told why a movie acheived it's rating than the actual rating itself and this is what I look for when choosing what to watch.
Not that I watch much anyway. I prefer a good book!
I'm not a chick flick kind of girl. I want to see something actually happen.
Better said! Amen, and Amen! Preach it, Sister!
Oops, I forgot. We're inside...
I knew there was something good about you...:laugh:
Can I use this quote?? I know some "ladies" who need to hear this.
Mainly drawn to the dancing type movies though they are R rated usually such as Saturday Night fever, Staying alive, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Xanadu, Flashdance, Fame etc..Even then, I FF to the dancing portions.
Otherwise, we avoid PG-13 and R rated movies. Avoid most PG rated movies also. Stick mainly with G Rated movies and nature shows. Some documentaries and older television shows are alright. Also enjoy many music videos by artists such as Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Aerosmith, Culture Club, Def Leppard, Van Halen, ACDC, Bon Jovi, Guns and Roses, Ozzy etc..groups I grew up listening to.
We don't have regular television so watching anything on the TV is a treat in that respect.
Sure, I guess. Why "ladies" in quotation marks, though?