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A few months back I was going to take the kids to see the new Harry Potter movie.  When my ex-wife found out, she registered her displeasure and it finally came down to me agreeing that if the kids had nightmares I would get a phone call to talk them down from it.

I read that particular HP book, and except for near the end it was actually less scary than the previous few of the series…it was PG when the previous few were PG-13.  There were no nightmares.

A few weeks ago Geoffrey told me he had watched the first part of The Dark Knight at a friend’s house and his mum got mad.  I, too, was unhappy to hear that, as that movie is too dark for a 7-year-old, IMO.

So, it seems that PG movies are okay and PG-13 are not.  But wait! Here are a list of PG-13 movies I would let my kids watch:

Ever After
Fantastic Four
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Trek

How can those movies be counted in the same list as 1408, The Dark Knight, and The Ring? The ratings system is just nuts.


2 Comments to “Life is PG-13”

  1. Puck — September 24, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

    But if they don’t watch the violence, how are they going to get desensitized to it?

  2. Mel — September 25, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    Watch “This film is not yet rated” on how ridiculous the system is for choosing ratings. It has nothing to do with how scary the movie is, but what types of things look bad to Christians. The Ring is really f’ing scary, but on paper there isn’t much to tick off on the criteria…very little violence or gore, no swearing, no sex. Pirates of the Carribean has guns and zombies, therefore it’s PG-13. As far as I can tell, Stardust is “Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor.” The risque humor, as far as I can tell, is that there is a cross-dresser. ZOMG DON’T LET YOUR KIDS GET INFECTED BY THE QUEERS.

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