Was this movie really Pg-13?

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  1. TheDemonDzko

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    So, I watched Dark of the Moon a couple days ago. Let it sink in a bit and, now I am sitting here. Thinking to myself. Was this movie really "Ok" for kids to see? Like... That movie was pretty brutal, now some might argue. "Well, the 1986 movie was pretty brutal as well!" But, I might argue. "Did you see some of the things that happened in that movie?" (I'm trying to keep this spoiler free...)

    Like, there are moments that are cringe worthy, even for adults. So, what makes people think that kids are able to see this?
     
  2. darkeclipse

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    Dark of the moon is PG 13
    This movie isn't for kids.....sad but true
     
  3. Karhukjnsi

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    It's ok for kids 13 and up, WITH parental guidance.

    People seem to forget what PG-13 is supposed to mean.
     
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    This.

    If you taken anyone younger then 13 to see it then that's your fault.

    In the UK it's 12A, so even 12 year olds can see it on their own.
     
  5. erjaho0614

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    People seem to forget that most kids around 13 can probably handle things seen in these type of movies. It's nothing worse than what they've seen on TV, the internet, and video games.
     
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    I think he meant kids under 13, who can technically see the film with a adult.
     
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    Are you serious? What else would this movie be if not PG-13??
     
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    People also seem to forget that the American system for age-rating movies and TV is completely out of touch with reality.

    If you have parenting skills, you can take your child to almost anything, so long as you apply those parenting skills during and after the movie and talk about things with them that they might be wondering and/or confused about.

    Whether a movie is even ENJOYABLE for a child is another matter. I wouldn't take a kid to see many R rated movies because the themes and subject material is over their head and they're not going to even understand what's going on. They wouldn't have fun. Why subject a kid to that?

    If you don't have parenting skills then do not reproduce. So, that's about 75% of the population....
     
  9. Galvatron Rage

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    I so wish we could enforce that...


    Regarding the rating - yeah, it's probably correct @ PG13, in my opinion.
     
  10. thien425

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    Imagine what an R-rated Transformers movie would be like........
     
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    oh my god, there's so much blood!!
     
  12. FatalT 71

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    I saw plenty of kids younger than 13 in the theater. Two little girls next to me couldn't have been older than 6.

    Still, that disturbed me less than the number of kids I saw in the South Park movie...
     
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    I think whether the movie is appropriate for children under is up to the parents, depending on the maturity level of the child and if the parents are willing to explain that it's pretend. When I was a kid, my dad took me to "R" rated movies all the time (Aliens, Terminator, Rambo). After the movie, my dad would ask if I had any questions, and explain that it was just pretend.
     
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    Here we go...people need to live a little. Ok, so there were some bad-words said and some violent images. So what? Kids around the world under thirteen are playing Call of Duty, Gears of War, GTA...etc (M-Rated Games) which are much more graphic than what was displayed in DOTM. Give me a break people. And let's not forget the endless span of the internet...
     
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    My dad took me to R rated movies as well, when I was a kid. I understood that they were just movies and I came out fine. I would by no means say this movie deserved an R rating. The human deaths, excluding the skull, weren't even graphic, they just disintegrated. And the robot deaths, well, they're robots. Doesn't really affect me that much.
     
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    And let's not forget that kids these days seem to know more about sex and violence than some of us. Remember that song that had the line "Superman that hoe"? My niece, who was 10 at the time, and to explain to me what that meant, and I'm in my frakking 30's.
     

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