Honestly, I think the MPAA should be abolished and the Voluntary Media Rating system should be the new standard. Of course, that's just my opinion.That film really shows how much actual censorship goes on. And not just for marketing purposes, but because the rating board thinks that certain things are "bad", and that we're all too stupid to make up our own minds on what we want to watch. I didn't realize how much it goes on until I'd seen this film, and now it's hard not to spot it.
Absolutely right. The main problem with the MPAA is that the people responsible for deciding which rating a given movie will get don't have an established set of standards to follow--content is deemed "questionable" based solely on their moods or opinions on the day the movie is viewed and, quite often, they have no quantifiable reasoning for giving a movie a particular rating or requesting certain scenes or dialogue be removed in order to give the movie a lower rating.It would be different if the system was more defined. As it is now, seems like its up to a very small group of narrow minded people.