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Rated G to Rated PG?

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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Most kids movies nowadays are rated PG...usually for dumb ass reasons (toilet humor, etc)

Remember some of the movies we watched as kids?  Rated G at the time, too.

Secret of NIMH (1982), best movie EVER!!!!  Rated G.  Remember it?  The mice and rats drugging the cat, mild language, the rat leader getting killed by the bad rat, the swordfight towards the end and the kids almost dying due to the sinking house... Remember, this was considered a family movie aimed at children.

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989), another great movie.  Let's not forget the dogs running their own casino, the bad dog trying to take out the good dog in order to take over the business and the profits....the dog getting killed by being mowed down in the car....to the end when he risks his life and still goes to hell...Another family friendly favorite, LOL.  And again, rated G.

Watership Down(1980, 1981?) rating unknown.  If you love bunnies and violence, this is the way to go.  The good rabbits seek out a new place to call home in the event of a construction site sprouting up where they currently live.  The bad bunny doesn't want to lose control and sends his "men" out to find the band of bunnies and kill them.  There is a vicious fight towards the end where the bad rabbit actually tears the throat out of another rabbit.  The movie ends with the bad rabbit taking on a dog that has massacred most of his "men".  Graphic movie, even more graphic book.  You can find Watership Down in most grade school libraries.

Considering we are in the day and age where we censor EVERYTHING our kids see and some even complain about kids movies now, which are more sugarcoated than ever.....how many of us actually have no qualms about our kids watching the above mentioned movies...more due to the fact that we grew up watching them? 

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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southernjess3
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM

that movie coraline was rated pg...and in no way was that pg...

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randi1978
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:55 PM

It was given that rating because some of the incidents and characters might "frighten younger viewers", LOL.  But I agree.  I thought it was a cute movie and no way should it have been given the PG rating.

Quoting southernjess3:

that movie coraline was rated pg...and in no way was that pg...


susie.stacy
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:55 PM

 what kills me is cartoons that say cuss words.

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MzSeXyC
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM

what cartoons have you seen that say cuss words?

Quoting susie.stacy:

 what kills me is cartoons that say cuss words.


randi1978
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Which cartoons?  I have yet to find that in cartoons.  Maybe "butt" and "fart" but nothing beyond that.

Quoting susie.stacy:

 what kills me is cartoons that say cuss words.


randi1978
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:00 PM

No one else?  I know this isn't major drama, but I figured something light would work.  What's lighter than classic cartoon films?

randi1978
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM

My mom took me to see The Secret of NIMH when it was in theaters.  I was 3 1/2, not quite 4 yrs old.  I was fascinated with it.  Loved it ever since.  My daughter has seen it several times and she is now 6.  She has seen the original All Dogs Go To Heaven, but only really likes the sequel.  Watership Down is disturbing.  I first saw it when I was about 5 or 6, and saw it again when I was 12.  I've watched it since then, but agree that it is too disturbing for younger kids.  It's one of few that I actually wouldn't let my dd watch.

Quoting ChaoticX4:

 We watched all of them. I was ok with all dogs go to heaven but not the other two. We didnt watch them again till my oldest was 12- 13 yo.  She was actually pretty disturbed by Watership down. Still is a little but likes the movie now that she is older.


ksmama88
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM


Quoting randi1978:

It was given that rating because some of the incidents and characters might "frighten younger viewers", LOL.  But I agree.  I thought it was a cute movie and no way should it have been given the PG rating.

Quoting southernjess3:

that movie coraline was rated pg...and in no way was that pg...


i think that movie should have been rated PG 13

wifeofvet
by Silver Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Wait, one of the dogs in that movie goes to hell?  I didn't watch the movie, but gave it as a gift.

randi1978
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:11 PM

He first gets killed by his partner and goes to Heaven, but dupes the "st. peter" style character and goes back to earth when he wasn't supposed to, being told he "could never come back".  When he dies saving another character, he goes to hell, but gets redeemed for sacrificing his life and eventually goes to heaven.

The storyline can be best described as gritty due to the characters and scenarios, but the animation is excellent and it is a very well done movie.  Look up Don Bluth.  He's an amazing animator.

Quoting wifeofvet:

Wait, one of the dogs in that movie goes to hell?  I didn't watch the movie, but gave it as a gift.


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