Suede: R-Rated Blood And PG Decapitations

Has anyone else noticed that most ratings systems are, well, stupid? What can we do to improve it, and how could we possibly even implement the changes?

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RJ Dalton
The rating system is very carefully controlled by the film studios and used as a marketing tool. Frozen got a PG rating because Disney wanted their movie to appear a little bit more “adult” than what most people think a G-rating implies, but not too adult that it couldn’t count as a family movie (PG-13). The rating system is basically the most abused marketing tool in the media industry today, showing no concern for what a film should actually be rated, but every concern for what the rating does to the marketing scheme. And it’s frequently used to stamp down… Read more »
Here in Aus we just have the following rating from the ACB (formerly OFLC Aus) for all movies, shows, books & video games: G – Anybody can obtain this and consume it. PG (15) – There ~MIGHT~ be something in here that not everyone (under 15) can handle so parental guidance is recommended. M (15) – Not suggested for those under 15 due to Mature themes (particularly ones dealing with mild swearing, violence and sex/gender understanding). MA 15 – Legally restricted to those 15 and above due to moderate swearing, violence or sexual undertones. R 18 – Legally restricted to… Read more »
I’m from germany, and we have a different rating system here, but its equally stupid. Movies are classified with different age restrictions and only someone at this age or older (and in some cases, with a parent) can see the movie in theater or buy it. This rating also regulates the time when movies can be shown on television.The groups are 0, 6, 12, 16 and 18 years old, with most mainstream movies being at 16 max. Video games use exactly the same classification system like movies, but the classifications are a lot weirder here. I often got the feeling… Read more »