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Films => The Happening => Topic started by: Lifeordeath1 on January 04, 2008, 01:33:14 PM

Title: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 04, 2008, 01:33:14 PM
Ok. 
I know I should know this by now, but I try to stay away from Nights movies until I see an actual trailer in the theater, but does anyone know if his movie is "for sure" rated "R"?  I heard some rumors but wasnt sure.  If so is there a reason?  I also read something about WB wanting it to be more of a scare, true?  Rating doesnt matter because its M. Night, anyone who is in their right mind wouldnt pass this film up!  So anyway, if you have any truth to this insite of mine can you please post!?
Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 04, 2008, 02:53:40 PM
It has not received an official rating from the MPAA yet, but part of the agreement between M. Night and 20th Century Fox (not WB) was to aim for a R rating.

From the original press release in March 07:

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[The Happening], which will mark Shyamalan's first R-rated effort, is a paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity.

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One palpable change in the film, Shyamalan said, was the decision to dial up the scare factor, thus inviting the R rating.
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Rulm on January 04, 2008, 06:49:52 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's gonna' end up an "R". From the script reviews that I've read, there is a lot of disturbing images...Violent ones, as well as some strong language. I, personally, am very excited to see an M. Night, R-rated film. The possibilities for scares are pretty much endless! ;D
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 05, 2008, 12:10:31 PM
Yea, if Shyamalan wants to dial up the scare factor, he can.  The Happening is not officially rated R, it will not be until it goes before the MPAA, then it probably will be R.  Check out the spoiler on a new message board in this section, done right, that scene alone could earn the movie an R.
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: afi_village on January 06, 2008, 11:07:30 PM
hey, the rating are different here so is "R" 15+?  i'm assuming it's not the 18+ it is here...
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 07, 2008, 01:39:44 AM
I'm not sure how the ratings are going to translate through the different systems. R ratings restrict admitting anyone under the age of 17 unless accompanied by parent or guardian. That seems to be like the MA 15+ rating in Australia, with your R 18+ being similar to our NC-17.
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 07, 2008, 06:07:40 PM
Yea, that is what I was going to say.  I wonder if the film being R will hurt or help Shyamalan.
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 07, 2008, 06:43:24 PM
I'm not sure. It puts a limitation on the audience, but I think Fox having him go far the R will probably make Night focus more on creating genuine scares. I didn't find Lady in the Water scary at all, and therefore there were scenes that were pretty much useless for me.

Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 07, 2008, 10:39:15 PM
You know what I like best about him that is scary?  He does it in the simplest from possible.  It isnt scary at all, but it freaks the heck out of you!  For example, in Signs when the foot sticks out from the cornfield and then moves.  Another example, LITW when you think something is going to step out from behind the closing door, but instead the wolf comes from the oposite direction.  Or LITW where the water spriklers come when you dont expect it!  This one made me jump!  HAHA!  M. Night makes you really tense, he doesnt really scare you.  You know it's not going to be horrific, you just aren't sure what is around the next corner with him.  As far as making The Happening "genuine scary" Im not really sure?  Do you think he will actually make something really bloody or an effect that will make you close your eyes and look away?                 
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 07, 2008, 11:47:02 PM
Well if I was putting things in your words, Lady in the Water didn't make me feel tense either. Don't get me wrong I love the movie, but it falls a bit short on that side of things.
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Sanford on January 07, 2008, 11:47:43 PM
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**


I don't think it's going to be really bloody and graphic, just "disturbing images" or something. Supposedly there's a lot of suicides that take place in the film in very bizarre ways, so we'll see. I heard part of the rating is do to strong language. I can't wait personally. I'm the most excited about Zooey Deschanel.


*Edited by possible spoiler content
Title: Re: "R"- rating?
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 08, 2008, 09:15:10 AM
I haven't heard anything about the strong language, but as far as violence goes, I have heard that some of the suicides are pretty graphic.  That could easily get it an R rating.  I think it will be scary, also, is it just suicides, or does it also cause people to murder, that was a thought I had and maybe Shyamalan is keeping that part under wraps.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Rohan on January 09, 2008, 11:05:56 PM
Yep it will be RATED "R".

Rohan
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 10, 2008, 09:19:41 AM
Yea, I agree with that, Shyamalan hasn't ever said anything (to my knowledge) that he doesn't do.  I haven't heard anything about the stron language, where are people getting this?
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: werebearxxx on January 16, 2008, 02:52:21 AM
ON THE SUBJECT OF THE RATING THING....

I HEAR MARK WAHLBERG HAD TROUBLE WITH HIS ROLE IN THE FILM DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE HAD TO SAY "GD" A LOT. WAHLBERG BEING A RELIGIOUS MAN NOW.
I PREDICTED THAT NIGHT WOULD CHOOSE, WAHLBERG FOR THE ROLE.....YOU WOULD ALL KNOW THAT IF YOU REMEMBER.(IF NOT LOOK BACK AT CASTING, AND CHECK THE DATES.)
HERES MY PREDICTION FOR THE RATING.

LANGUAGE, DISTURBING IMAGES AND A SCENE OF VIOLENCE.

THATS MOST LIKELY GOING TO BE IT.
ONE THING ABOUT M. NIGHT MOVIES.......THEY DONT HAVE TO HAVE BAD THINGS IN THEM TO THRILL YOU...SO I FIGURE THIS ONE WONT BE THAT FAR OFF FROM THE OTHERS, IN THE WHOLE CONTENT ASPECT.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 16, 2008, 10:02:05 AM
I had thought Mark Whalberg had only had to say GD once in the film, o well, I could very well be wrong.  Thanks for the heads up.  I think The Happening will be R for: Language, disturbing images, some scenes of strong violence.  There is my prediction for the rating.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 16, 2008, 02:55:21 PM
That's interesting.  I didnt know that about Mark W.?  What religion is he, do you know?  I say good for him for standing up for his values!
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: werebearxxx on January 16, 2008, 11:22:02 PM
im not really sure what he is...
you are right though, its good to see such a great actor stay true to themselves.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 17, 2008, 10:08:12 AM
Mark Whalberg is Catholic, when I heard about the cursing thing I did some research on him and found out that he is Catholic.  He doesn't have a problem with cursing in movies, as demonstrated by The Departed, only when it involves taking the Lord's name in vain.  Yea, I think it's great that he is standing up for his values.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 17, 2008, 11:10:08 AM
I have more respect for him now.  Not that I didnt before, but seriously, who else would do something like that?  He seems like a really nice guy!
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 17, 2008, 01:01:04 PM
I have weird feelings about that whole situation. I think it kinda shows a strength in Marks character, but possibly a weakness in his willingness to commit to a role.

I'd like to see the context in which the words are said. What we know of Night is that he is very specific in what he wants. If he wrote the character that way, I believe Night has a legit reason to why he would say that. I think that Night writes lines for his characters in the belief that these are absolutely the responses the characters he created would give at those exact moments. I think having an internal battle on getting yourself ready to say the words is one thing, as would asking Night to change the line because you feel it is not in that characters nature to say such a thing. But to ask to not say the line as a personal thing is a bit weird for an actor... not a normal person, but as an actor.

Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 17, 2008, 03:59:44 PM
Interesting.  Yeah, its a touchy subject.  I totally agree with you about how Night writes!  He says them say something for a reason at a certain time. 

I feel that's how the scene with Gibson and Phoenix went when they were sitting in the dark watching the tv.  "Some people see those lights as a miracle, some see them as just pure luck.  Are you one who see those lights as a miracle or luck?"  Phoenix:  "Im a miracle man.  What about you?"  Gibson: "Does it really matter as long as your conforted?" 

You really felt like this was really said at that moment in time.

As far as Mark, I am sure he got to read the script first, so it was his decision.  Night doesnt hire people who dont believe in him or his production, so Im sure something was worked out.  You also have a point about it being another character, like I said, a very touchy subject.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: werebearxxx on January 18, 2008, 02:59:18 AM
the thing that im most excited for is what he can bring out in his actors and actresses. he always bring emotion out of places that dont seem to carry emotion well.

i cant wait to see mark walhberg truely act his butt off.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 19, 2008, 11:37:25 AM
I think Mark Whalberg will do fine.  Obviously he's continuing with the film and he was willing to say it for the film.  I think he's going to be superb.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 24, 2008, 08:50:04 PM
I think Mark will do fine as well. I am excited as anything to see Zooey Deschanel in this role!
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 25, 2008, 06:31:02 PM
She's good, hey, wasn't she in Elf.  Am I mistaken.  I'm not sure.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 26, 2008, 10:31:48 AM
Your right that is her!  I really wasnt sure where I knew her name from, but yeah your right!  Aaawww man I like her!  It sure helps that she's cute too!  What else has she been in?  I havnt seen her in anything else.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 26, 2008, 12:05:24 PM
Yeah, she was in Elf. FYI, that is her actual singing voice in Elf! Which melts me, lol.

She was in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Surf's Up, Sci-Fi Channel's Tin Man, and Bridge to Terabithia to name some of the better known roles.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 27, 2008, 03:29:02 PM
Yea, yea, that's right.  She is a good actor and a good singer, I think she'll be great for the role.  She seems like the type of actor that would fit well into one of Shyamalan's films.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 27, 2008, 04:02:14 PM
I am interested in seeing her in this role. Everything else I've seen her in has been a little out there. This role seems to be challenging in the sense that the character's conflicts are very real and honest, as opposed to challenging because the character is on a spaceship, or his Dorthy from Wizard of Oz, or has to fall in love with an elf, etc.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on January 27, 2008, 10:29:19 PM
Good point me as well!
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 28, 2008, 09:19:57 AM
Yea, that is a good point Dr Malcom Crowe.  I think all of Shyamalan's roles are challenging.  Which, if you have a good actor, or actress, make the character that much better.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: stagefright on February 10, 2008, 03:56:54 PM
I have weird feelings about that whole situation. I think it kinda shows a strength in Marks character, but possibly a weakness in his willingness to commit to a role.

I'd like to see the context in which the words are said. What we know of Night is that he is very specific in what he wants. If he wrote the character that way, I believe Night has a legit reason to why he would say that. I think that Night writes lines for his characters in the belief that these are absolutely the responses the characters he created would give at those exact moments. I think having an internal battle on getting yourself ready to say the words is one thing, as would asking Night to change the line because you feel it is not in that characters nature to say such a thing. But to ask to not say the line as a personal thing is a bit weird for an actor... not a normal person, but as an actor.


Yeah, I thought concerns about language were pretty weird, too. Personally, I'd rather hear a person swear than watch him/her shoot someone in the head. But maybe it's just me. :)

Anyhoo, I'm more concerned about how much graphic violence "The Happening" will contain than whether it will contain bad language. The thought of seeing the "The Green Effect" (admittedly an early draft) on a jumbo, digital screen scares me, to be honest. I guess I'll have to wait and see what some of you on this board say after you see it, before I decide whether to go. 

So on June 13, please be honest people!! ;D
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 10, 2008, 06:14:59 PM
What!?!?  Your not going to see it on opening day!??!?!  Why???
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 10, 2008, 10:03:05 PM
Man o man o man, I am so seeing this movie opening showing, I think I'm going to try and get a group of my friends to go with me also.  Man, I will see this movie, no matter what it takes.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 10, 2008, 10:25:51 PM
If I get lucky this time around, I'll be seeing this thing early. I had a chance to see Lady in the Water early, but scheduling conflicts screwed that all up.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 11, 2008, 09:43:15 AM
Hopefully you can see it early, man that would be so cool for you.  I wish I could, but I'm willing to settle for opening showing at AMC Potomac Mills 18.  ;D
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: stagefright on February 11, 2008, 10:06:45 PM
What!?!?  Your not going to see it on opening day!??!?!  Why???
Because I'm chicken! The violence in "The Green Effect" was self-inflicted, which is particularly unsettling to me. I work in a job where I see how many suicides there really are, day in and day out in the real world, even in the supposedly upscale 'nice' suburbs, and it's really depressing. Amazing, actually. If as many people died from the flu as die from suicide in any given county in any given week, the media would be in a full-blown "CONTAGIOUS EPIDEMIC!!!" frenzy, and the public would be demanding action. But suicide? Gaaa. No biggie. S*** happens. ... The whole issue just bums me out, and I'm not sure I have what it takes to watch a graphic representation of it. But I like MNS's work, so I probably will go, if people here report good things after seeing it. I liked the poster tons. The colors alone were so appealing. Don't know how to explain it, but it just was a nice-looking poster. Kind of soothing in a strange way, and not at all indicative of the blood bath contained in "The Green Effect." ... So maybe I'm missing something. Maybe watching a bunch of people off themselves in gruesome fashion will be great entertainment. I'll have to wait and see. :-\
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 12, 2008, 09:59:15 AM
Hey, I understand what you are saying, and I sympathize with you.  I plan on seeing it opening day, if that happens I will post about it and hopefully you can make up your mind.  I hope you don't mind, but what is your job.  Hopefully The Happening won't be too gruesome.
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Post by: MrStone on February 12, 2008, 10:12:21 AM
i've an early version of the script...and the language is fairly clean...just the suicides warrants the rating.
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Post by: marco on February 12, 2008, 01:41:22 PM
Stagefright,I think I can understand what you said.
But I'm sure of one thing about The Happening: no matter how scary it'll be...the final message will be of hope and good feelings,just like any other of his movies ;)
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Post by: stagefright on February 12, 2008, 06:35:49 PM
Hey, I understand what you are saying, and I sympathize with you.  I plan on seeing it opening day, if that happens I will post about it and hopefully you can make up your mind.  I hope you don't mind, but what is your job.  Hopefully The Happening won't be too gruesome.

Oh, bleccccchhhhh. Please don't make me talk about my day job! It's so mundane and unexciting and unchallenging and flat out cruddy that the very thought of it makes me want to put a lampshade on my hand and dance on a pool table somewhere, anywhere. Let's just say I have to deal with police reports a lot.

:)
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 13, 2008, 09:36:39 AM
Allright, that's good enough.  MrStone, what do you mean by fairly clean, the reason I am wondering is because that is a relative term, I'm going to see it no matter what, but other people might want to know what you mean, hopefully I'm not speaking out of turn.
Title: Re: "R"- rating? *** TOPIC MAY CONTAIN SMALL SPOILERS
Post by: MrStone on February 18, 2008, 11:44:33 PM
Allright, that's good enough.  MrStone, what do you mean by fairly clean, the reason I am wondering is because that is a relative term, I'm going to see it no matter what, but other people might want to know what you mean, hopefully I'm not speaking out of turn.

by fairly clean, I mean that i don't remember any f-words, may GD was once or twice and sh** was maybe once or twice.  now, i read an early version...so, i'm sure dialogue has been changed as the actors got a hold of it.
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Post by: DILinator on February 19, 2008, 10:02:00 AM
I am sure looking forward to this movie, and June 13 can't come soon enough.  It stinks that my sister-in-law is getting married the following day, and my wife is a Bridesmaid and making the cake.  So that's created some demands on my time for the 13th.  However, I'm committed to trying to see the movie Opening Day, and am looking at going the first showing of the day with my dad, a fellow Shyamalan fan.  It should be awesome!

As for the rating, I am not bothered at all by the "R" rating for gore or violent content.  That really goes with the territory, though M.Night has always been so good about avoiding being too graphic.  However, one thing I've appreciated about his movies is the lack of much swearing, and I know that is appealing to many others I know as well.  I really hope that trend continues here in The Happening, and that the swearing is not ratcheted up along with the gore.  Maybe some of you don't see the big deal with that, but for many people, including myself, that's a detriment to a movie, and something bothersome.  M.Night doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to put swearing in just for the sake of swearing, so I'm optimistic that it won't be too much different.   
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 20, 2008, 09:25:49 AM
Allright, thank you very much MrStone.  ;D 8)  I understand what you are saying DILinator, my mom has a problem with cursing in movies, I don't but sometimes it does get annoying when I want to watch a film.  I doubt Night will ratchet up the swearing with the violence, he's never had very much in his films anyways, so I think we're good on that.
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Post by: DILinator on February 20, 2008, 10:00:39 AM
I'm in the middle of watching "American Gangster" right now, so obviously I can tolerate the swearing alright.  I just prefer it either not be present, or be plenteous.
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 21, 2008, 09:49:17 AM
Okay, that's cool, kind of weird, but hey, how is the film, I heard it was pretty good.  I saw The Departed, which had a lot of cursing, but I would just prefer it not to be there. 
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Post by: DILinator on February 21, 2008, 02:14:28 PM
I'm in the middle of watching "American Gangster" right now, so obviously I can tolerate the swearing alright.  I just prefer it either not be present, or be plenteous.

I realized reading this again that it may have been stated in a confusing manner.  I was trying to say that I don't like swearing at all, not that it's ok if it's plenteous! lol.  I think that might have thrown some people.  While I can "take it" so to speak, I don't prefer to hear it, and I honestly don't think it's necessary.  Even in dire circumstances there really isn't a reason people "have to" swear.  So I don't buy the argument that it adds realism.  But I'm not going to refuse to watch a movie with swearing either.

As for American Gangster, it was ok.  Not great, but not bad either.  It was long, especially if you watched the unrated director's cut, which I did.  My wife and I split the movie between two nights.  In the end, you need to watch it knowing: it has gratuitous swearing, gratuitous violence, and most offensive to me personally, gratuitous nudity.  That last part would likely prevent me from watching it again, or really recommending it to anybody, but to each their own.  If that stuff doesn't bother you, then there's a pretty interesting story preformed by two of the greatest actors of our generation.
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Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 21, 2008, 07:26:10 PM
Thats why I never saw American Ganster right for that reason.  Enough said.  Thats another reason I really enjoy Night's movies, he can write very, very well, without all that crap.  Night actually thinks about what he is writing, he just doesnt throw in words for the heck of it.  It's there for a reason.
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Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 21, 2008, 09:20:35 PM
I think you guys are a little cuckoo  ;)
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Post by: Lifeordeath1 on February 22, 2008, 01:47:32 AM
Oh well then.   ;D
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Post by: werebearxxx on February 22, 2008, 02:19:45 AM
i personally liked american gangster....

i do understand what you are saying though.......

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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 22, 2008, 09:38:49 AM
No, that's cool, I agree with DILinator.  I'm cukoo, and I'm proud of it.  I like Lifeordeath1's point.
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Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on February 22, 2008, 12:04:22 PM
I loved American Gangster. I understand people get turned off be some stuff, heck that's why I won't watch Hostel and other 'torture p0rn' movies.

However, American Gangster is about the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a man who smuggled Heroin into the country from the Far East in the coffins of dead soldiers. It's an excellent story worth seeing IMO, and removing some of the gritter aspects (such as swearing and violence) just wouldn't be doing it justice.

Maybe Night feels that The Happening really needs to be blunt with the degree to which this event is happening for the seriousness and impact of it to be taken seriously. If that is the case, I understand the rating and appreciate it.
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Post by: Psychilles on February 23, 2008, 04:39:02 AM
I'm from the netherlands, and I realy don't get the whole nudity part in the u.s. Specificly the part where you see a lot of naked woman on tv, but you can see everything BUT nipples, that's just strange. And the strangest thing is. That if you see that, no one bothers, but when there's a nipple... ooooh nooo!.. nudity!!!  R Rating... and all the fuss
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 25, 2008, 09:56:40 AM
I understand what you are saying Dr Malcom Crowe, and I agree with it.  When history comes into play, such as war movie, or American Gangster I don't have a problem with it.  I'm not going to let little kids watch it, but I will.  Psychilles, I don't know, sometime the rating system over here is so screwed up.