Screenshots of Netflix "Retrieving" screens.
I watch a lot of Netflix
I thought this movie was really interesting. I had no idea the rating system was so flippant.
I know, right? I didn't realize there was so much weird secrecy about it and how the ratings completely effect movies. I'd heard about it before, but I guess didn't give it a closer thought. I just recall Amy Heckerling having issues with trying to pass male nudity in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" which didn't end up in the movie. I think I mentioned this before on this blog. She was told by the ratings board that male nudity was "too aggressive". Doesn't that make any sense? You definitely see it more often these days, but even I'm deterred by a movies based on its rating sometimes. For instance, I always assume that a PG-13 horror movie was cut down from an R to make more money because more people can see it. I'm sure that's still partially the case, but as a horror fan, I automatically think that that particular movie isn't going to deliver the goods like an R rated horror movie would. The ratings system definitely pushes an error in judgement when choosing a film, at least to me it does at times. Also, I figure UR (Unrated) is usually the best version of the film because there's no blinders on it. No censorship.
affect* not effect*
I mean "does that", damn I should read what I wrote before I publish it.
LOL - I think you are pretty much right with the horror getting knocked down to a PG13 - but for any other movie genre I always kinda wonder what they are thinking now. I remember when Terry and I went to go see A History of Violence. It was rated R and we expected it to be violent - however we were not expecting the extremely graphic sex scene that had NOTHING to do with the plot and seemed to go on forever at the start of the movie. I still have no idea what they were going for there. It just made everyone squirmy in the theater like they just got caught going to a porno or something.
Oh funny. I mean, you want to kinda have an idea of what you're getting yourself into when you see a movie, but at the same time you don't want too many plot points given away beforehand.
Also, the list of unnecessary sex scenes is endless in movies. Probably one of the worst movies I've even seen, "Monster's Ball" definitely had one of those scenes. Ewwww