Do you think that the movie rating system is outdated?

The movie rating system is supposed to tell people about what content is in a movie and to tell what age demographic it's appropriate for. Now it seems that movies that deserve G ratings are PG and that extremely violent films are only PG-13. Also, sometimes why a movie gets a specific rating doesn't make sense. The guidelines are messed up. What's your opinion?

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Gay.Irish.boi.Phoenix
Depends what's all in it PG-13 has to have a minimum of a certain amount of swear words anything more than that with more is R
SmashPrincess
That's dumb though
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Gay.Irish.boi.Phoenix
No its not
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stanford
Whilst it might be a good idea to review cultural attitudes to things (sex, violence and discrimination, for example) now as opposed to the date of creation and update the guidelines to reflect these attitudes, I believe the movie rating system performs well for those who comply with it. After all, it is well known that many parents will allow their young child to watch R rated films, either out of a lack of care or ignorance.
SmashPrincess
@stanford It's all very subjective. For example, a 5 year old could watch the G rated Wizard of Oz and be perfectly fine. An 8 year old could watch it and be scared and have nightmares. It all depends on the person watching it. The movie rating system is not perfect, and it doesn't have to be perfect. Movies have evolved into an art form, and art is never perfect. See More▼
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stanford
Whilst the movie rating system was a good idea, it really doesn't work that well in general. There are a rare few that comply with its ratings and that's it. Any changes to its guidelines would probably be ignored anyway and the only true way to find out the suitability of a film for a certain individual is to survey their ability to handle what is considered See More▼
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