Sep 8 2008'Max Payne' Hates the MPAA, and Vice Versa

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This portly, scornful man with a face like a porthole of flesh in a sea of fur is Max Payne director John Moore. He's currently upset, because somehow The Dark Knight getting a PG-13 rating has caused his film to not get a PG-13 rating, because the MPAA is totally gay for Batman:

We’re suffering from what I call Batman blowback. The Motion Picture Association of America gave The Dark Knight a PG-13 rating and basically sucked Warner Bros. cock. I have a serious amount of issues with the MPAA. Did you know it was made up of volunteers? As if that somehow excludes them from some type of wrongdoing. You can’t serve on it if you’re a homosexual or if you didn’t grow up in a shared parenthood home. Go to their website and read their charter about what gives a fair and balanced view for typical parents. We’re still strangled by an association that’s straight out of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

So, as he suggested, I looked at the MPAA website, and, well, John Moore, you couldn't be more wrong:

The latest poll results show that 78% of parents with children under 13 found the ratings to be "very useful" to "fairly useful" in helping them make decisions about what movies their children see.

See? Three-fourths of parents found the only system we have in place to provide any sort of reference of a movie's appropriateness for children to be sort of useful. That's like bread getting a rating of "mostly satisfactory" for use in sandwiches. Not that bad of a score until you realize, wait, what else would possibly be more useful?

John Moore Pissed with Film Ratings Board [Das Gamer, via /Film]

Reader Comments

What a loser.

Who the hell does this guy think he is? Peter Jackson?

Whatever, he's totally right. 78% of America's parents are dumber than a bag of hammers. The MPAA are a bunch of moralistic douche bags...that simple. They find a penis more offensive than someone getting their body ripped in half. I highly suggest that everyone watch "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" which exposes them for who they are.

Just because a majority of parents find it useful doesn't mean the MPAA's not full of shit. Actually, I'd think it'd mean that the MPAA must be full of shit if most parents find it useful since most parents don't give a fuck what they're kids are exposed to - they only care about the perception of what their kids are exposed to.

He's actually TRYING to get a PG-13 rating? Damn it.
Good pic choice, btw.

good bread/sandwich reference

holy crap, his left eye is melting off his face!!!

This explains why ratings are getting harder and harder to get past. A board made up of panicky, overprotective parents?
You can't even spank children nowadays without being called a child abuser. I was spanked alot. With a homemade paddle, and I can tell you that I'm more functional and less emotionally crippled than most.
More and more these days, parents are restricting what their kids can see, and it doesn't protect them from anything. It stunts their understanding of truth and reality. So when our children are twenty something and can't stand the sight of breasts, mild violence, and the sound of profanity, and have to go out into the world nonetheless, they get a major shock to their senses that they can't handle. You have to be desensitized at some point.
I've seen nudity and graphic violence in movies since I was seven and watched Terminator. I'm not a sex maniac or a serial murderer.

I used "they're" incorrectly. I can barely even believe it. I'm going to go kill myself now, but not before I have JL's parents paddle me.

@ 9
Sign me up too.
@ 3
That movie was very entertaining. It definitely shows how flawed the ratings system is when you have all sorts of prudes coming in with their whacked sense of morality telling people who will be able to a buy a ticket for their movie. Not uncoincidentally, all of these people will be voting McCain-Palin.

... or is it "not coincidentally"? Damn double negatives. I need a healthy spankin' to set me straight.

I am also against the MPAA.

Can I get a spanking, too?

"Who the hell does this guy think he is? Peter Jackson?"

No he's Irish, therefore has a God given right to give any damn opinion he want's....plus the part of Ireland he come's from, they are more of the shoot first then break the guy's knee's with a hammer while he's down lot.....nice scenary though.

Nothing pisses me off more than other people dictating what I can and cannot watch. Especially people who are most likely out of touch and have nothing in common with me whatsoever. If the MPAA and PTC were all murdered tomorrow the world of entertainment would be a better place.

How, "couldn't he be more wrong"? What you quoted from the MPAA website had nothing to do with the comment he made about the MPAA. Also, you're going to trust the statistics from the website of the organazation in question as fact. I want you to reach towards your wall, grab your Journalism diploma, and pull it down.

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