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Dirty Interpretations of CC Levels

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Oh my. We need a "dirty interpretations of CC levels" thread.

 

BitBuster suggested I start this thread. :)

 

Anyways, this was discovered in the CCZone level up thread when I mentioned the fact that "pink balls" and level 69 don't go together... because, you know.. ugh.

 

Post your findings of these in here! :)

 

Bounce City should have just been level 68. Just NO.

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This probably isn't the best place to get started on a rant about the MPAA and the rating system, but I just want to say that it's absurd that you can get a PG-13 rating with extreme violence (even as far as genocide and the slaughter of children), but if you swear too much, or show too much of the human body (or discuss too many of its, ahem, functions), you end up with an R rating.

 

Only in America, as they say...

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This probably isn't the best place to get started on a rant about the MPAA and the rating system, but I just want to say that it's absurd that you can get a PG-13 rating with extreme violence (even as far as genocide and the slaughter of children), but if you swear too much, or show too much of the human body (or discuss too many of its, ahem, functions), you end up with an R rating.

 

Well, IMO the difference between swearing/nudity and violence in movies is that the violence is fake, but the swearing and nudity are "real". In other words, if a child was watching the movie with their parents - if something violent is happening in the movie and the kid is asking questions and/or is scared, the parent can tell them "don't worry, it's just pretend". If they see nudity or hear questionable discussions/language, the parent can't explain this away as easily and it will probably result in a lengthier explanation that the parent would've preferred not to get into.

 

(I'm not saying that extremely violent movies shouldn't get R ratings - they should. I probably don't watch enough violent movies to know of any that are PG-13 that should've been R... :))

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If you don't like this thread then just don't look here guys. Not trying to be mean or anything but seriously it's that simple.

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Well, IMO the difference between swearing/nudity and violence in movies is that the violence is fake, but the swearing and nudity are "real".

 

Swear words are just words. I think it would be an excellent lesson in "words only have as much meaning as people allow them to." Excellent for dealing with propaganda, hate speech, etc.

 

Also, if certain cultures would just get over the fact that the human body isn't something to be ashamed of, perhaps there would be less angst about a whole host of matters.

 

 

if something violent is happening in the movie and the kid is asking questions and/or is scared, the parent can tell them "don't worry, it's just pretend".

 

Somehow I doubt that would make The Silence Of The Lambs or Saving Private Ryan any more bearable, given how much they ring true

 

 

 

If you don't like this thread then just don't look here guys. Not trying to be mean or anything but seriously it's that simple.

 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

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Words have more impact than you think. You can't go around yelling "Fire!" and expect people to decide if they will listen or not.

 

Also, you have to consider that in the US culture, we ARE repressed and schizophrenic about the human body and sexuality. Therefore you are likely to offend SOMEBODY no matter what you say or do or post or think.

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Words have more impact than you think. You can't go around yelling "Fire!" and expect people to decide if they will listen or not.

 

Yeah, that's true. I was referring more to "offensive" words, though. It's worth noting that they say that, if you're in trouble, you should yell "Fire!" rather than "Rape!" or "Help!" Apparently people are more likely to come to your aid...food for thought. It's also worth noting that "Fire!" symbolizes something in our culture that it might not in others...

 

 

Also, you have to consider that in the US culture, we ARE repressed and schizophrenic about the human body and sexuality. Therefore you are likely to offend SOMEBODY no matter what you say or do or post or think.

 

...which is why we need to be more open about it, so that we're NOT offended by something so benign.

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if something violent is happening in the movie and the kid is asking questions and/or is scared, the parent can tell them "don't worry, it's just pretend".

 

Somehow I doubt that would make The Silence Of The Lambs or Saving Private Ryan any more bearable, given how much they ring true

 

Well, most parents probably wouldn't let their young children see those anyway... :unsure: But yeah, I realize telling them it's just pretend probably won't make them instantly feel better... Perhaps that case in my previous post wasn't a good example, but maybe my original point would explain why many people (and the MPAA) might be more accepting of violence in movies then they are nudity and strong profanity...

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Let's see what would be more scarring: seeing a woman's unclothed body during a romantic scene, or seeing that same body benig brutally hacked to death with rusty knives (but still fully clothed!).

 

Similarly, I wonder if it would OK to show a guy getting shot...as long as he doesn't scream "F---!" as his newly-limp body hits the ground.

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It's the magic of the Internets.

 

Well that magic should stop, since it can be controlled...

 

Seriously, I don't like how most of the threads on this site go off topic at some point...not pointing fingers at anyone.

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I'm not sure I like this thread. Just make sure that it stays PG-13, unlike most of the rest of the internet. lol.

That's not likely to happen anytime soon. No offense but it was BitBuster who suggested this.

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Let's see what would be more scarring: seeing a woman's unclothed body during a romantic scene, or seeing that same body benig brutally hacked to death with rusty knives (but still fully clothed!).

 

Yeah, I don't think children should be seeing either of those, but I see what you mean... Perhaps the rating system needs additional sub-ratings of S, V, etc. to differentiate between the types of "mature" content a movie might have (similar to the TV rating system), which I guess goes back to your original point about the current rating system being flawed...

 

Similarly, I wonder if it would OK to show a guy getting shot...as long as he doesn't scream "F---!" as his newly-limp body hits the ground.

 

That would get by in a PG-13 if it was only the first or second time it was said... ;)

 

All right, now back to the original topic...which has barely been mentioned since the third post in the thread. :P

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Okay, Josh said "Oracle II is F---ing Awesome".

 

I said "You should reword that from 12345 to 435"

 

He didn't get it. Does anyone?

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