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The Twenty Best MPAA Ratings

Zach Tropf collects 20 ratings and the bizarre reasons given by the MPAA. 1. Twister (1996): PG-13 Rating Reason: Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather. Distributor: Warner Bros., A Division Of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. Let us start off with a true classic rating. No mention of airborne bovine, and they passed up Read MoreRead More

The MPAA Prohibits Blood in Trailers so it is Often Colored Black

Because of MPAA rules U.S. movie trailers cannot show blood, so blood is often colored black to gain approval. Trailers that do not obey this and other rules, such as; foul language and violent, sexual, or otherwise objectionable imagery may be issued a red band, which indicates approval for only “restricted” or “mature” audiences. These Read MoreRead More

The MPAA Thinks You’re Stupid

For years, the MPAA has prohibited weapons from being pointed at the “viewer” in advertising, presumably for fear that it will freak them out. That’s why they told the director of Watchmen, Zack Snyder, that he couldn’t have a guy pointing a gun at the audience in the trailer. Snyder replaced the gun with a Read MoreRead More