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How did Cars 2 get a G rating?

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:02 PM
Max
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 We went to see Cars 2 and it was really cute. But I was surprised by some of the content.

Mator gets mistaken for a spy and ends up working with a couple of real spies to thwart a gang of lemons plotting against race cars.

With the whole spy and espionage thing, there were lots on guns and they even "killed" a couple of cars.

Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie and had no problem with my son seeing it. But I am surprised it got a G rating with all the guns. I know it was car on car violence and not people. But I wonder what the rating board was thinking considering movies get a PG rating for any little thing like the word heck or darn. How are those things too much, but cars trying to "kill" each other is OK for everyone? 

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steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:07 PM

 I'm sure that there was a lot of pressure from Disney and Pixar to have it rated G.  Most parents don't bat an eye or even think twice about taking the kiddos to a G movie, but PG would cause them a second thought.

ErikaRobin
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I think you hit it on the head, Max, with the fact that it was car on car violence.  That must not translate to "cartoon violence"...when it's actually CARtoon violence. 

Weird.

ErikaRobin
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Plus, a bullet wouldn't kill a car.   Didn't you read Christine?

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:09 PM

 

Quoting ErikaRobin:

I think you hit it on the head, Max, with the fact that it was car on car violence.  That must not translate to "cartoon violence"...when it's actually CARtoon violence. 

Weird.

 I know to my child Lighting McQueen is more of a real person than most actual real people. I don't think that should really matter.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:12 PM

 

Quoting ErikaRobin:

Plus, a bullet wouldn't kill a car.   Didn't you read Christine?

 Of course I did... possessed evil cars don't count. Possessed people's heads spin around-that would kill a normal person. You cannot judge what would kill the average car based on Christine.

Honestly, Erika, I'm surprisedyou would you even say that. Tisk-Tisk

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM

 

Quoting steelcrazy:

 I'm sure that there was a lot of pressure from Disney and Pixar to have it rated G.  Most parents don't bat an eye or even think twice about taking the kiddos to a G movie, but PG would cause them a second thought.

 The power of The Mouse!

I'm sure Disney could release porn and get a G if they wanted.

ErikaRobin
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM


Quoting maxswolfsuit:

 

Quoting ErikaRobin:

I think you hit it on the head, Max, with the fact that it was car on car violence.  That must not translate to "cartoon violence"...when it's actually CARtoon violence. 

Weird.

 I know to my child Lighting McQueen is more of a real person than most actual real people. I don't think that should really matter.

I know.  They have FACES and they speak and fall in love, so we're supposed to assume that they must be living.  Bullets kill living things. 


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markjenjjmm
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:15 PM

My dh and I were also a little surprised and discussed the same thing after seeing it.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:16 PM

 

Quoting markjenjjmm:

My dh and I were also a little surprised and discussed the same thing after seeing it.

 Glad I'm not the only one that had that reaction.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM

 Geeze, we haven't talked about zombies in weeks since Riki has been out dancing with the devil in the pale moon light.  She's back 5 minutes and we're already talking about possessed cars, and that is only a stones throw away from zombies.

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