Tuesday, April 5, 2011
PG 13 possible?
Much speculation has been put forth as to weather Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2 will be able to maintain their PG 13 rating. That rating is below so you can see what it says, officially, and judge for yourself. "PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13. A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.R — Restricted. Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. An R-rated motion picture, in the view of the Rating Board, contains some adult material. An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously. Children under 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated motion pictures unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated motion pictures in determining their suitability for their children. Generally, it is not appropriate for parents to bring their young children with them to R-rated motion pictures.NC-17 — No One 17 and Under Admitted. An NC-17 rated motion picture is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under. No children will be admitted. NC-17 does not mean "obscene" or "pornographic" in the common or legal meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children" ( below is the complete moving rating explanations ) With this quote, let me ask those of you who saw the pirated video of Breaking Dawns honeymoon couple, ( I did not see it myself - I seem to miss all the good stuff) but an on line friend told me that seeing it made her feel the need to go take a shower so she could cool down. This young woman is an adult in her 30's as well as married with children. So, if it had that effect upon her, and probably every other human on the planet who actually saw that video, how could it possible pass the censors for the PG 13 rating the studio wants? Even if you didn't see the video, the pictures that were also "released" were very titillating. At lease they were to this ole woman! It is still my opinion that Summit Entertainment accidentally on purpose did it for the advertising it would bring. Everyone who's read the books will be going to see both parts of Breaking Dawn, and with the release of those pictures and that video, those who hadn't read the books will too. Brilliant advertising ploy! My thinking is that, why not release an adult version of this film, as well as all the other movies of the Saga already released? I know I would have loved to been able to find a set of Twilight's DVD with the deleted scene of Edward loosing it and attacking Bella and dragging her off. There are many other deleted scenes that would make the video's better as far as following the books that would make it better for we "adults". http://www.mpaa.org/ratings/what-each-rating-means