The age rating system for movies and how it doesn’t work.

Let’s face it, if you have a child under the age of 10, can you honestly, and I mean at any point in their life, regardless of the type of movie, content, or even actor starring in, say that they have never watched a movie with an age rating higher than their age. Didn’t think so.

Th system in both the US and UK is not only outdated but borderline ancient, relying on a bunch of pensioners sitting watching and deciding what rating to give the movie. Then to appear more mainstream, or more accurately the stick ratings that say “as long as your parent is there” it’s fine to watch it with them.

Now i’m not telling every parent that it’s alright to let your child watch everything, however, are we supposed to believe that Iron Man 3 made over a billion dollars with only over 12 or 13 year olds buying tickets. Exactly. In today’s era of video games, youtube, facebook and torrent websites, and general all round internet access the goal posts have been shifted, and it’s time the movie industry changed with them, in many ways including this one.

Anyway, I have to go, my son is complaining that his DVD of Evil Dead has froze.

By pitchscript

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