#9020983, By daz_john_smith Rate the last film you watched out of 100

  • daz_john_smith 20 Sep 2012 19:42:58 1,636 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:

    Why is it almost every fucking film is 12A these days, I bet the fucking Evil Dead remake (don't get me started) will be a fucking 12A!

    Sorry for the bad language, I am passionate about this subject. :p

    The PG-13 category is very much a commercial one. It's where Hollywood can best capture a broad audience (just look at Avatar's box office numbers!), while sometimes going darker, more violent, and a little bit more sexual. And it can do so if it has a PG-13 rating, and not get hit by the box office impact of an R. Because the numbers don't lie: if you want as much money at the box office as possible, then a PG or PG-13 rating in the States is generally the one to aim for. It can make tens of millions of dollars of difference in extreme cases, possibly more.

    The problem, though, is that Hollywood knows this only too well. And the issue that many of us have with softer ratings for the new Alien and Hellraiser movies is whether the content of said films is compromised or reigned-in to get a PG-13 rating.

    Edited by daz_john_smith at 19:44:48 20-09-2012
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