More films this year had within them content that invited an R, and fewer films were introduced to PG-13
, even after voluntary editing.
The trend we're seeing is that moviemakers are willing to cut back on violence and sexual content to acquire the PG-13
rating, but are either unable or unwilling to consider cutting back on what amounts to tobacco advertising to young people.
More and more films like "Austin Powers in Goldmember"--movies steeped in toilet jokes and sexual innuendo--now are earning PG-13
ratings rather than the more restrictive ratings they might have received a few years ago.
All three films are rated R, but analysts said there is little to separate the movie from many PG-13
We wanted to push the envelope to the edge of the PG-13
Results were also analyzed by Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings (G, PG, PG-13
Yet, in 2015, nearly half of PG-13
movies still had tobacco imagery, no change from 2012.
I'm allowed to watch most PG-13
movies, but I always look them up first to see if I'll be okay with the issues in the movie.
You have to wonder why we are seeing this surge in gun violence in PG-13
movies when it isn't appearing in G-, PG-, and R-rated films.
The amped-up violence in PG-13
films was the subject of a report by Ohio State University and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
12 ( ANI ): The amount of gun violence displayed in PG-13
films has more than tripled since 1985, the year in which the rating was introduced, a new study has showed.
4 million: Rated PG-13
by the Motion Picture Association of America ''for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout.