Hot from Netflix, The Dark Knight appeared at Casa Core Dump yesterday. I noticed it was rated PG-13, which struck me a little odd, since from the trailers it seemed like a pretty dark (heh) movie.
And yep, it’s a disturbing movie, especially the Joker character, who truly brings the psychotic.
The Dark Knight doesn’t have any nudity, f-bombs, or gore, but is stocked to the rafters with psychotic people, disturbing imagery, and endless violence.
So how much violence does a movie actually have to contain to get an R rating? According to the MPAA themselves, a PG-13 movie may contain “depictions of violence … but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence.” An R rating is earned when there is “intense or persistent violence.”
We can argue semantics all day, but I’d say the correct definition of R versus PG-13 is: “Boobies means R. No boobies means PG-13.”
So thanks MPAA for reminding me that your ratings scheme is utterly worthless.
It’s a decent movie, though, if you happen to be a grown-up.
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?