Deadpool -- the first superhero movie with an R rating – and it’s a hit!
The studio behind it, 20th Century Fox, can thank the people with the MPAA whose job it is to give a movie one of these: G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC 17.
But now, people are starting online petitions to force the studio to release a child-friendly version.
Let's face it, you can't please everyone with a rating, because when it comes down to it, it's based on the values and opinions of the dozen or so anonymous people on the ratings' board.
Imagine if the board members all looked like the Republican presidential candidates.
Some of you would react like this.
Are the movie raters conservative?
Are they liberal?
Which do they think is worse -- sex or violence? Do they think this is a woman or a guy playing the sax?
The point: Everything is subjective!
I mean, this movie was a classic 21 years ago...
But it was rated R??
We’ve been dealing with ratings all of our lives. They’re impossible to enforce 100% and when you think about it, they're not relevant anymore -- especially when you consider what it would be like if your kids' phones were rated.
It would be NC-17. Porn, Faces of Death, and emotional bullying are all there -- possibly unfiltered, unrated, and misunderstood for anyone too young to deal.
All of it much worse than anything you'd see in Deadpool.
So let’s quit the debate over ratings; a few words describing what I’m seeing will do, because when it comes to all the rating stuff, reel life is a lot easier to comprehend than real life.