R-rated movies: Is anyone actually against them?

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  1. Mr. Sinister05

    Mr. Sinister05 Registered

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    Are there actual comic fans on this board that will not go to an R-rated movie for moral reasons? This decision is your own and not dictated by parents or age restrictions but is of your own choosing. Are there actual people out there that won't see an R-rated movie at all?

    On top of this, are there any people that would like to push this decision onto others such as supporting:

    1) A very rigid rating system that would allow no swearing, blood, drugs, sex, rock and roll, a bad guy that doesn't get more than what's coming to him, realistic violence, or thematic suggestions of something socially or politically unpopular? "Garbage in, Garbage out" is the quote that would be abided by.

    2) Advocating that a video store should stop carrying rated-R movies in the community. If the video store has a section devoted to R-rated movies or carries too many of them this may entail for you to stop going there solely because of this.

    3) Pose a check question to one's self, like "Is this movie positively inspirational?" and disregard the movie if it doesn't have some positive message that is viewed as socially beneficial or positive. Furthermore, if someone wants to see a rated-R movie, this would involve asking them what kind of positive thing they're trying to get out of it.



    While the stuff that I put above may sound extreme, I think many people would be surprised to know that this is a pretty prevalent underlying attitude for lots of people. With that being said, what's your attitude? Is it like any of the outlined criteria above?
     
  2. Ronny Shade

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    R rated movies rock.

    I have a friend, though who sees them reluctantly and selectively due to his religion.
     
  3. Elijya

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    I've spoken to posters who are so christian they refuse to see any movie with even the slightest hint of anything magical, but they're oddly more tolerant of cursing, sex and violence
     
  4. Calvin

    Calvin Muchas smooches

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    This is idiotic. Not every movie "needs" to be R, unlike what so many comic fans shouting "IT NEEDS TO BE DARK!!!" say, but a significant portion of LIFE is R-rated. Saying that films should never be R-rated is ignorant and more than slightly ******ed, period. Art should never be confined to moral norms.
     
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    I'M COMPLETELY THE OPPOSITE; IT'S VERY HARD FOR ME TO GO SEE A PG OR G MOVIE. IN FACT, I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT WHEN A HORROR/ACTION FLICK IS RELEASED WITH A PG-13 RATING, BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT WILL BE WATERED-DOWN CRAP. :down
     
  6. KingOfDreams

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    Yeah, the Christian thought process is a strange one.
     
  7. black_dust

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    Im English what age is a R rated movie? over 18 or what?
     
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    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    17? its 18 here, but we can drink at that age as well :p
     
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    I have nothing against them. But I don't think parents should bring their kids into cinemas to see R rated movies. This is just common sense.
     
  11. PWN3R

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    One word hypocrite.

    Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you can't enjoy things. Yes it is about personal conviction, but if you call yourself a Christian but your ok with cursing and sex....doesn't make sense. :(

    R-rated movies aren't that bad. Heck, there are some PG-13 movies that are worse then R...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Calvin

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    Even that is a silly position though. To list a recent example, Pixar. Their films aren't above PG or even G usually, but they're well made and don't pander to "kid" intelligence. They're just good films, regardless of rating. See films based on quality, not ratings.
     
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    I agree. When I was working at a movie theater I saw parents bringing thier kids to see Halloween: Resurrection. :down
     
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    :up: :up: Totally right.
     
  15. terry78

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    I know people that won't go see anything if it's not rated R. Basically they're in that, "it's gotta be hardcore, to the x-treme, dude!" mindset. Movies are fantasy, I go so I don't have to worry about **** that happens in real life. R movies are cool, but they're basically fantasy with realistic overtones.
     
  16. Calvin

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    That's an inaccurate generalization. Some movies are R-rated for the sake of seeming "extreme," sure, but some movies are R-rated because the aspect of life or art they're depicting just happens to be R-rated.
     
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    There are a surprising amount of idiots with this mindset with videogames. They don't wanna play "kid" games. All they wanna play is shoot 'em ups because thats "adult".
     
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    I only don't like pg-13 movies when the only reason they are pg-13 is to make more money. For instance: Wes Craven's Cursed came out in theaters last year and did horribly. I never saw that version, but I heard awful awful things about it. The R-rated director's cut, however, was awesome.
     
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    The reason why Psychonauts didn't sell. :(
     
  20. AndThePickles

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    R-rated movies seem most like real life to me, because real life isn't censored. I can relate to them more than movies where people are going around saying "fiddlesticks" instead of the f-word.
     
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    What the fiddlesticks you talking bout?
     
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    If I hear about a movie taht totally sounds to me like it should be an R-Rated film, but is instead a PG-13, that's a sure sign of a movie being castrated, and I probably won't go to see it. But other than that, on the whole, I don't care what a film's rating is. I can like R movies, I can like G movies. Be interesting to go through my DVDs some day and see what's what. I probably own mainly Rs, if I had to guess. Outside of my animated and comic adaptations sections, that is
     
  23. Calvin

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    I don't mind if a film's material would intuitively imply an R-rating, but they make it pg-13 in a well done and clever manner, but it definitely bugs me when a film is actually filmed as an R, but they slice it down to a pg-13.
     
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    Yes, we know. And they make you mad.
     
  25. terry78

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    I've heard enough "we need R rated Spider-Mans, Captain Americas,and Iron Mans" on these boards to last me. The movies that don't need to be given R ratings are constantly being pressured to get them, and vice versa.
     

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