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Old 11-30-2008, 06:35 AM
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A little history:

I found TMP was the only Star Trek to carry a G rating when it was first released. However, in 1984 the Motion Picture Association of America split PG into a second category: PG13. They later updated TMP with a PG rating.

All but two Star Treks films received PG ratings. Insurrection and Nemesis both were rated PG13.

I bet the new Star Trek film will carry a PG13 which seems to be contemporary.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:37 AM
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I personally like the PG rating.
It means we can have fun and excitement without riske' material or overexposing the kids to things they certainly shouldn't see for entertainment purposes.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:29 AM
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Well, lets see, Star Wars had chopped limbs and heads and mass slaughtered children and was PG 13.

But Star Trek has boobs! Darn, make that PG 21. Is there a PG 21? Well, Mr. Abrams, PG 21 or a burka for Uhura, take your pick!
I am with you on that BB, violence is more harmful for childeren than sex.
But that's why each country has different rating systems, and we should respect the opinion of our American friends about this issue.
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I think JJ has already said they were aiming for PG-13, but that was during production where it's impossible to judge what the final film will look like.

That's being determined now as the final cut of the film is completed, and I'm guessing the film will lean toward PG-13 instead of PG. It will never be an R, as I doubt anything was even filmed to garner an R in the first place. A film doesn't get an R rating by accident.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:15 AM
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That's often true...but Matrix got R by accident.
Not for language
or sci fi violence
but for dark nature.
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I'm puzzled, Saquist. IMDB lists the film's rating as "Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief language."
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:46 AM
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There has been some question as too the justification of that R.
Equivalent teen movies have similar language...certain action films have for more graphic senes but Matrix recieved an R for some reason.

The Wakowski Brothers were influenced to heavily edit the first draft of the script to bring the movie a P-13 rating and the violence was scaled back for the same reason.

In the end they rulled the R rating was justified for the gun play nature against uniformed authorities.

(this was word of mouth)
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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If it was just violence it would be PG-13 but the "scifi violence" kicks it up to R?
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Probably PG-13. Hopefully an unrated version will be available on DVD/Bluray. Unfortunatly a R-Rating not only restricts the age of those that view a film but will also restrict the number of tickets sold. The studio will probably want to attract as many viewers as possible so PG-13 seems to be target rating for most films these days.

Personally I'd love to see excessive (realistic) violence and nudity in a Star Trek film but we will lucky if a character uses bad language. Spock's "Double Damn" and Data saying "S***T" were fun little moments for me. The pink Klingon blood was laughable.

The MPAA has weird rules and I have read that some words can only be used so many times in a PG-13 Film.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:28 PM
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Exactly...I didn't agree with the abusive speach for hilarity but the pink blood was..odd.
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