Sunday, November 21, 2010

TV Ratings

Many people see TV ratings that are often presented in TV programs and always before movies.  I know that not many people pay them any regard unless it's an rated R program, and they have particularly young children in the house.  I know from personal experience that not many parents pay any real attention to this.  My parents never seemed too.  I remember being 12 years old and watching American Pie.  I remember when an R rated movie would come out I wouldn't worry too much because I knew I could con my parents into renting it or buying it.
The biggest problem I have heard from people about the TV ratings is that a lot of PG-13 movies can be worse than R movies.  The parents that DO trust the ratings have been upset that their children can go to a movie theatre in a trusted manner and coming out seeing more violent/sexual images than some R movies.  This didn't surprise me because even some of my friends commented on this issue, and I agreed with them.  Not that any of us were complaining, we just thought that it was particularly funny.

1 comment:

  1. Yep- I just took my kids to Harry Potter and was disgusted to see that they had to include kissing/partial nudity in a PG-13 movie. They could have left it out, that's for sure.