Have you ever seen a movie and clicked “info” on your television? Most times you might be looking for the names of the actors or who the director is. You might even be interested in finding out what year it was made.
While I enjoy doing all of these things, sometimes I can’t help but to notice the movie ratings. These are the ratings used when the movies first came out. You’d be amazed at how some movies were not even close to being rated correctly.
There are two that distinctly shoot out at me. When I saw that they were rated PG I could not believe it (rated PG when they came out)……
Let’s talk about Jaws for a minute. This is one of the scariest movies in the history of cinema. It’s about a blood thirsty shark that takes on an entire beach town. Not to mention the music and just the way the movie was filmed. It’s creepy, period. There’s enough sexual content for it to be rated PG-13. How about the first scene? The very first scene of the movie has a naked woman swimming and getting brutally attacked by a shark. Plus you see her bush! I mean come on. Now let’s talk about violence. Um, a guy’s leg getting bitten off and falling into the water? How about the end scene when Quint is eaten? Could there be more bloody grossness? How this movie was ever rated PG is beyond me. In today’s ratings? No doubt it would be an R, PG-13 minimum.
*IMDB rates it P3-13 but it’s rated PG
Saturday Night Fever
Oh. My. God. I saw this movie just the other day and when I saw it was rated PG I absolutely could not believe my eyes. If any of you have seen this, man oh man it’s ridiculous. Where do I even start. The amount of times the F-word and the big C word are used is beyond belief. That alone would make this R rated. Now let’s get into racism. Do you realize how many N words, S words, and whatever else is in this film? Definitely a little too much to handle. Finally, sex. There’s one rape scene. That’s bad enough. There’s another potential rape scene. OK, pretty bad too. Then there’s a one night stand scene where there’s two people getting it on in a car, you see the girls breasts, friends are watching through the window and the guy says “I’m waiting for her to cum.” Then you hear her screaming at climax. This movie is rated PG! Yes, PG. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I really think it might be an NC-17 movie it today’s rating system.
*IMDB rates it R in its parental advisory but the movie is rated PG