I call Bullsh*t on MPAA Ratings.
Well, it’s official. Being “R-rated” no longer f*cking matters. With ‘Deadpool’ cleaning up at the box-office, the number one rated cable TV show being more violent than most anything rated R (and on family friendly Sunday, no less), and basically everything on this little known communication network called the Internet who cares about restricting gruesome violence, harsh language, and/or boobies?
It’s time that these irrelevant, wholly outdated, and entirely voluntary restrictions go away. They’re not actually protecting anyone from anything. Simply declare what offensive content we may see/hear (like the more functional TV rating system) and then let us decide. A little common sense goes a long way.
Society can not (should not) perform the job of parenting. If we shelter pre-18-year-olds from any art/culture we find overly mature in an everything available at anytime world we do more harm than good. An open world allows for open discussion, open problem solving, and (gasp!) a learned ability of someone deciding for themselves whether or not they actually want to see people being decapitated while they curse profusely. And don’t forget, boobies are for infants’ (and married couples’) eyes only.
Besides, it’s not like any determined young person with a smart phone is incapable of seeing/hearing whatever they want, regardless.