5150 Cruiser wrote:
Biddybot wrote: Any use of the F-bomb will bump any movie up to PG-13 here. Use it more than (I THINK) twice and you're getting an R. So...perhaps a deliberate decision on the movie-makers' part in order to get the rating they wanted? DOTM certainly didn't warrent a PG-13 in my estimation--and evidently that of our local movies review board too--for its violence alone. WAY too cartoon-like for concern...
This would be incorrect concidering it had a PG-13 rating without the F-bomb. I don't know what country your from, but in the U.S., it's not the swear word that warrants the rating system, its how its used. Example..
Telling someone to "F*** off!", or "F*** you!", is concidered far worse than say "Wow, this robot is f***ing awesome!" So the use of one "F" word alone will not get a PG-13 rating. The story, tone, and violence, sexual referances, nudity, language all play a parts in how a movie is rated. In DOTM case, the violence, language, and sexual inuitves (sorry, not sure if that's the right word) all what gave it a PG-13 rating. And if i had to pick one that through it over the edge, i'd have to say the action/violence set it off for its PG-13 rating. Not one swear word alone.
As far as the actual use of the word in the DVD, for me its not a big deal, but at the same time, it really wasn't nessasary either. It certinbaly didn't add any humor.
Actually, this isn't quite correct. You could use the f-word once per film, in PG, in the '80s. Notable examples: Beetlejuice, BIG.
BIG was the game changer. When the boy used it, it made the MPAA crack down. That, along with a few other things made them change their minds.
One use, no matter the connotation behind it, will automatically net you a PG-13.
You may use up to three of them in a PG-13, as long as they're spaced out and without a sexual connotation. The instant it becomes sexual, it's automatically R.
The American President is one of the only films, if not the only film, to hold the distinction of pushing the boundaries and keeping it's rating. It was used three times in various connotations in a 15 minute (or less) time span. It became a notable fact, actually.
So, it's inclusion was truly unnecessary. They added it for no legitimate reason. Impact, perhaps, but it was unnecessary. Parents should feel lied to. They went to see it in theaters, it was questionable then, but their kids were old enough to enjoy it. Now this? No longer family friendly. And that's after they spent the money on the DVD/BD.
It doesn't even say that the dialogue was changed from the theatrical release like ROTF did. I find it shady.
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