Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat > Chit Chat - Movies
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Fri-Yay: What Show Could Use a Revival?; Trial & Error Adds Kristin Chenoweth for Season 2
NBC Picks Up 4th Season of Comedy; WE tv Acquires Madam Secretary
MeTV Network Makes Spring Change; Freeform Orders Pilot from Paul Feig
Antenna TV Adds More Alice in April; Andi Mack Gets 3rd Season on Disney
Decades Acquires Newhart Starting March 2018; Santa Clarita Diet Brings Out More Stars for Season 2
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 19, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix's Disjointed to End After One Season; Will & Grace Revival Coming to DVD
Fri-Yay: Is the Era of the "Sadcom" Over?; TBS Lands Pilot from Emmy Winner
The CW to Expand to 6 Nights; Netflix Gets 5th Season of Grace and Frankie
CBS Renews Digital Sitcom; Judy Greer Is Not Kidding, She Joins Jim Carrey Comedy
Rare Gems on getTV for Black History Month; Showtime Comedy Pilot Brings Out the Stars


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Trial & Error - The Complete First Season Superior Donuts - Season One Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season

01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
01/16 - Trial & Error - The Complete First Season
01/22 - Superior Donuts - Season One
01/23 - Baskets - The Complete Season Two
02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2016, 04:35 AM   #1
LaBestia
Senior Member
Chris Harrison Rules
 
Join Date: Jan 17, 2016
Location: California
Posts: 2,554
Default Why is there so many kids and family movies rated PG these days?

In the movie world I have been noticing that a lot of family oriented and kids movies are rated PG this year and I would like to know why this is a trend in movies today? Is it because PG rated movies do better at the box office or is it because PG rated movies are more popular with families this year? Take for example I noticed that Disney rated Zootopia PG and also when Finding Dory debuted it also was rated PG and I have noticed that because of this G rated kids movies have suddenly disappeared with the exception of The Peanuts Movie which was rated G. I remember during the 80's and 90's there was a time when kids and family movies were rated G but now with the movie industry making tons of family and kids movies that are making huge successes it seems that PG rated movies are now becoming the top family movies today
Has anyone noticed this about family and kids movies today?
Bestie
__________________
Good Morning Chris Harrison "What Final Answers Do You Have For Your #1 Fan This Wonderful Morning?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
Torgo
Forum Veteran
Mrs Torgo (by a friend)
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,792
Default

Time's have changed. What was considered G rated back in the 80's might be considered PG rated material today. Films with G and PG ratings back then could get away with a lot more than they can now. As an example, films today that even hint at smoking or alcohol will garner it a different rating than a film back in the 80's.
__________________
"I'm going to go do something productive. I'm gonna go watch television." - Ray Peterson, The 'burbs

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." - Stephen King

"There's nothing wrong with G-rated movies, as long as there's lots of sex and violence." - Elvira
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 12:12 AM   #3
Tubehead
Senior Member
Member
 
Tubehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 12, 2007
Location: chattanooga.tn
Posts: 4,340
Default

i remember when the orignal first live aciton teeagne mutnat ninja turtles movies first came it was rated PG! but if it was released today it probably be rated R!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
MrCleveland
Forum Veteran
Drew Carey from Hell
 
MrCleveland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 09, 2007
Location: Where there isn't a football team...just...Clowns!
Posts: 11,425
Oh No

Some PG films in the 80's and 90's used the word **** once. Here's a few things that were used in a 90's PG film that would give it a PG-13 rating today...

"Bingo"-This film sucks, but the brothers give each other the finger.
"Cops and Robbrsons"-Jack Palance curses at the lawn mower...we rented this film and had to turn it off for that scene!
"Clifford"-There was a party scene and a teen drops an s-bomb.
"Cop and 1/2"-There scene where Burt Reynolds pees...'nuff said!
"The Goonies"-If this film came-out in 2015, it would be PG-13 because there's smoking and Chunck drops an s-bomb. Then there's the David statue!
"E.T."-Elliot's comeback to his brother, use of beer, and the line "Health ****" wasn't taken-out of the 2002 version, but all have earmarks of a PG-13 film.
__________________
Thank God for kids who love Obscure Things.

Lee Hazelwood (1929-2007)
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #5
Dude111
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 05, 2013
Posts: 4,578
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torgo
Time's have changed.
Indeed.... Everything is crap now which is why mostly.......
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 07:47 PM   #6
IllinoisTVFan
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 22, 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 2,017
Default

It's interesting to note how many films received G back in the early days of ratings that wouldn't have gotten it. For instance Gone With The Wind, Planet Of The Apes and Head (the Monkees film)were all rated G. There had been a rumor Head was originally R but this is an urban legend. But yeah watch a movie rated PG in the 70's and you'll wonder why. Airplane has a nude scene and is PG. Jaws is rated PG. Star Wars almost got a G but they added a scene to push it to PG. On the other hand, strangely a lot of movies rated R would likely be PG-13 today. The Blues Brothers comes to mind because outside of the swearing (and if I recall it's mainly one scene)the movie isn't R material. No nudity, little violence or sexuality, just swearing.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.