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28th Aug '16 11:49:26 PM Midna
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Today in the U.S., it's nearly impossible to get a G rating on any live-action movie without some ''serious'' negotiation. It apparently is to reinforce the AnimationAgeGhetto; the MPAA is more than happy to rate something as ''PG for "nothing offensive"'' because it's live action. Almost no live-action movies make it to theaters with a G rating anymore.

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Today in the U.S., it's nearly impossible to get a G rating on any live-action or even AllCGICartoon movie without some ''serious'' negotiation. It apparently is to reinforce the AnimationAgeGhetto; the MPAA is more than happy to rate something as ''PG for "nothing offensive"'' because it's live action. Almost no live-action or CG-animated movies make it to theaters with a G rating anymore.
21st Aug '16 6:46:58 AM Moonstreak
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[[caption-width-right:250:"[[Literature/HeartOfDarkness The horror...]][[Film/ApocalypseNow the horror...]]"]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:"[[Literature/HeartOfDarkness The horror...]][[Film/ApocalypseNow ]] [[Film/ApocalypseNow the horror...]]"]]
20th Aug '16 12:09:08 AM humble_user
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* Inverted with ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''. The movie came close to receiving an NC-17 rating, mainly because of [[spoiler:a piece of Lavash's pubic hair being visible at the end of the [[SexMontage food orgy]]]]. But after [[spoiler:his scrotum was digitally shaved]], it was reassigned with an R, which is what the filmmakers were aiming for in the first place. This, of course, is saying a lot considering [[BlackComedy what]] ''[[BlackComedy did]]'' [[BlackComedy made it into the final film unaltered]].
14th Aug '16 5:42:34 PM twilicorn
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* ''Film/TheMuppets'' was rated PG for things that would have gotten it a G had it come out in TheEighties.

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* ''Film/TheMuppets'' was rated PG for things that would "mild rude humor", which might have gotten it a G had it come out in TheEighties.
17th Jul '16 9:18:55 AM Someoneman
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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' has Creator/SteveMartin drop a ClusterFBomb to give the movie its R rating. The PrecisionFStrike reply serves as a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment for good measure.

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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' has Creator/SteveMartin drop a ClusterFBomb to give the movie its R rating. The PrecisionFStrike reply serves as a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment for good measure.



** Oddly enough, despite the film including profanity to bump up the ratings, one of the songs in the soundtrack, NRG's "Instruments of Destruction," had some of the lines rerecorded to edit out comparatively mild words - "iron birds of foreplay" was changed to "iron birds of fortune," "violent seduction" to "violent eruption," and most bafflingly "iron tools of torture" to "iron tools of torment." Granted, the first two (particularly the first) could be argued to have been cut because they were of a sexual nature, but torture to torment is just... weird. In a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment, the band later rerecorded the song again with all the lyrics replaced with a loop of Spike's infamous line, as a protest to the changes they were forced to make.

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** Oddly enough, despite the film including profanity to bump up the ratings, one of the songs in the soundtrack, NRG's "Instruments of Destruction," had some of the lines rerecorded to edit out comparatively mild words - "iron birds of foreplay" was changed to "iron birds of fortune," "violent seduction" to "violent eruption," and most bafflingly "iron tools of torture" to "iron tools of torment." Granted, the first two (particularly the first) could be argued to have been cut because they were of a sexual nature, but torture to torment is just... weird. In a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment, the The band later rerecorded the song again with all the lyrics replaced with a loop of Spike's infamous line, as a protest to the changes they were forced to make.
24th Jun '16 10:29:54 AM MarkLungo
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* The original North American licensor for ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ADV Films, intended on getting the show on a children's network like Nickelodeon. Once FUNimation got the license, it was clear that they had no intent to do so, and tried their best to sell it to a modern anime fan by making sure it at least got a PG rating - while some of the show is almost better for it (episode 18 with Natsumi's bleeped ClusterFBomb works better than a Kansai accent for an American audience), sometimes it just feels gratuitous (on one memorable occasion Keroro says "pain in the ass" and the voice actor ''feels'' like he's forcing it). This didn't even work in Nova Scotia, where FUNimation's version still got a G rating.

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* The original North American licensor for ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ADV Films, ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Creator/ADVFilms, intended on getting the show on a children's network like Nickelodeon. Once FUNimation Creator/FUNimation got the license, it was clear that they had no intent to do so, and tried their best to sell it to a modern anime fan by making sure it at least got a PG rating - while some of the show is almost better for it (episode 18 with Natsumi's bleeped ClusterFBomb works better than a Kansai accent for an American audience), sometimes it just feels gratuitous (on one memorable occasion Keroro says "pain in the ass" and the voice actor ''feels'' like he's forcing it). This didn't even work in Nova Scotia, where FUNimation's version still got a G rating.
24th Jun '16 9:36:12 AM MarkLungo
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Adding a little swearing makes the film easy to edit for TV or airplane viewings without it interrupting the story. Sometimes stronger profanity is unnecessarily added, or the characters pay an irrelevant and fleeting visit to a strip club, or scenes are made more violent. Content is sometimes added to get an intentional PG-13 rating, or removed from a potential R-rated movie for the same reason. It's all about trying to get a certain audience to watch the film;

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Adding a little swearing makes the film easy to edit for TV or airplane viewings without it interrupting the story. Sometimes stronger profanity is unnecessarily added, or the characters pay an irrelevant and fleeting visit to a strip club, or scenes are made more violent. Content is sometimes added to get an intentional PG-13 rating, or removed from a potential R-rated movie for the same reason. It's all about trying to get a certain audience to watch the film;
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24th Jun '16 9:15:10 AM AtticusOmundson
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->''"I don't know why it's PG. Uh, we're getting in that stupid thing again where it's like, 'Oh, we gotta throw in a swear word or some kind of innuendo,' to be like, you know, 'Oh! We got the PG rating! So, see kids? You know, you don't have to think this is dorky or anything 'cause we got the PG, so we said ''something'' adult!'"''

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->''"I don't know why it's PG. Uh, we're getting in that stupid thing again where it's like, 'Oh, we gotta throw in a swear word or some kind of innuendo,' to be like, you know, 'Oh! We got the PG rating! So, see kids? You know, you don't have to think this is dorky or anything 'cause we got have the PG, so we said ''something'' adult!'"''
24th Jun '16 9:14:08 AM AtticusOmundson
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-->-- '''Creator/DougWalker''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr6WhxR7s reviewing]] ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''

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-->-- '''Creator/DougWalker''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr6WhxR7s [[https://youtu.be/7bYr6WhxR7s?t=634 reviewing]] ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''
23rd Jun '16 3:56:16 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"It's not unreasonable to speculate that Creator/WarnerBros, not wanting the film to be tagged with a 'wimpy' PG, added one really bad word to bump the rating up [to PG-13]."''
-->-- '''James Berardinelli''''s [[http://www.reelviews.net/movies/a/avengers.html review]] of ''Film/TheAvengers1998''

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->''"It's not unreasonable to speculate ->''"I don't know why it's PG. Uh, we're getting in that Creator/WarnerBros, not wanting the film stupid thing again where it's like, 'Oh, we gotta throw in a swear word or some kind of innuendo,' to be tagged with a 'wimpy' like, you know, 'Oh! We got the PG rating! So, see kids? You know, you don't have to think this is dorky or anything 'cause we got the PG, added one really bad word to bump the rating up [to PG-13]."''
so we said ''something'' adult!'"''
-->-- '''James Berardinelli''''s [[http://www.reelviews.net/movies/a/avengers.html review]] of ''Film/TheAvengers1998''
'''Creator/DougWalker''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYr6WhxR7s reviewing]] ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''
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