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"The Muppets" has an official rating

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    This just in, the MPAA has given The Muppets a rating. I know some of us expected this movie to receive a G rating like the other Muppet movies, but this Muppet movie shall be the first theatrical Muppet movie to receive a PG rating "for some mild rude humor".

    Not really big news but I figured I'd be first to get to post it. :D
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    PG is G. At least now it is. It's all a scam to make kiddy movies look like they have 'tude. The only movies I've seen in recent years that strongly deserved a TRUE PG rating were Speed Racer (Spritle flipped the bad guy off!) and Rango (a LOT of cussing, adult humor, and an actually menacing villain). Yet, I am distinctly happy that the Muppets got a PG rating, even though it's pretty much substantially meaningless. G has the unfortunate distinction of being "baby" films when so many very violent or scary Disney films got G ratings anyway. I mean, really... other than Atlantis and Black Cauldron, they never got a PG.
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I already know how I will rate it: A*
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Drtooth's pretty much right, anymore, a 'G' rating is pretty much reserved for "baby" movies (like, surprise-surprise, Winnie the Pooh), whereas 'PG' is is essentially the new 'G' rating as a gimmick to make kid movies seem not-so-kiddie.

    But on the other hand, seriously, why keep slipping in some "mild rude/crude humor" into newer Muppet movies? The Muppets are better than that.
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Jason: Never raunchy.

    Its a promise!
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The most Raunchy thing in the trailers is the fart shoes joke. And may I remind anyone that it's only a simulated whoopie cushion "fart" that's not all that foreign to the Muppets (the word fart apparently is, and I agree... but as a one off gag it doesn't bug me). I don't see the blazing eye burning uber at the moment pop culture references of the last 2 movies (I don't count LTS as a movie), nor do I see the innuendo of VMX (which bothered me none) or whatever the heck was wrong with Oz. Those were far more rude and crude than I think this one will be... though VMX was pretty good...
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  7. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Omg if the rating was because of the un-important fart shoes joke, I would bust out laughing, oh the irony ;)
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Like as if whatever rating it got would stop us from going to see it. Pfft. :p

    So... Tab or Coke?
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  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    As if anything could stop us going to see it...including airport security.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, if it was X rated, would we want to see it? :electric:

    PG is souped up G. PG-13 can go either way. Sometimes it lets a lot of R-ish stuff in, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it's just to justify the amount of violence in an action film. But there's NO mistake about PG and G. There was no way this was going to get anything besides a PG or a G.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Airport security? Oh, you mean Officer Frank Meanie and Bobo. Pfft, we got past them just fine.
    *Opens cargo hold launching :flirt:, :confused:, :eek:, :halo:, :attitude:, ;), :fishy:, :sympathy:, :hungry:, :sing:, :cool:, :D, and :o to tumble downwards. Pops should've been the first one in that sequence, but he doesn't have a smilie here at MC.
    KoozbanianFrakl likes this.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I love when Muppets are flying full body in the air! I think the movie needs a pg rateing
    if just because of the rateing more people come to the movie then I'm all for it. I can't wait to see Kermit on the big screen!
  13. Fraggline

    Fraggline Well-Known Member

    That's really impressive that you know the order. :)
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, it helps that I keep hearing it on MCR and can identify the voices.
    BobThePizzaBoy likes this.
  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    X rated Muppets... um.... *blush*


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  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh boy, the field day Scribbler would have with that. :shifty:
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... that would be the only "X-"eption. Ahhhh, the jokes I could make I just don't feel like posting.
  18. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    "G" is "PG" as Drtooth said. I'm glad The Muppets is rated "PG", so 12 year olds and skeptical kids will watch it. Also this film obviously didn't deserve a "PG" rating like basically everything out there, you just add one swear word like they did in The Lorax and The MPAA needs to give it a "PG" rating. Personally TMM and GMC deserve PG ratings much more than TM, heck GMC has a PG rating in Canada. VMX and MWoO though I think deserved a solid PG rating. In the end, American film ratings aren't very accurate, I suggest for everyone to look at the Canadian ratings and not the American ones.

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