Sabrblade wrote: Zombie Starscream wrote:
One had some degree of gore and both showed character deaths onscreen, yet both are considered children's movies. Plus the old G1 series had one episode that showed the Decepticons getting drunk, but these aren't banned from being shown anywhere. Even the last TMNT show portrayed mature stuff.
None of these are considered too much for children, since they do things in such a way that is tasteful and handled in a serious manner. I don't think children are unable to handle things that are serious, but nowadays most people think 'grown up' stuff means tons of cheap sex jokes and swearing. Of which I do agree, children shouldn't be exposed to.
I'm talking of today's standards. Those examples are from years ago when the censors were a bit more lenient.
Plus, movies are a different medium from TV shows. They can get away with more serious stuff in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience.
Actually, the TMNT show I'm referring to was only a couple of years ago, and it shows character deaths.
While the censors might have been looser (and parents less lenient with what they considered appropriate) nowadays censors are are super strict and parents allow their kids to play GTA. So it depends on who the child is.
EDIT: Also I might want to mention this-
Even if Transformers was originally a child's show, it doesn't mean that it can't still be enjoyed by the orginal 1984 audience. It might have had simple themes back then, but seeing more complex things reflected in the show allows us to explore differant ideas and consequences like we did back when we were children. The world never stops once you grow up, it just turns into a scarier place instead.