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How did Mission to Mars get a PG rating?

Old 05-27-04, 12:55 PM
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How did Mission to Mars get a PG rating?

I bought this movie last night for 4.99, having never seen it. I thought the film had some nice shots, but overall, didn't really care for it. Tim Robbins and Don Cheadle were quite nice, but it was rather depressing.

The film is rated PG, and it has strong violence, overly toned thematic elements, and I didn't notice any language.

I didn't get it. I do not see how this passed with a PG rating, consider Brian DePalma has had problems with the MPAA before with his more violent-oriented films like Scarface.

Again, opinions of the movie aside (I didn't like it myself), how did this get a PG rating?
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it doesn't seem that bad when you compare something like lotr, master and commander, and about every other brain dead action movie thats a pg13.
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I'm sure because the violence was fantastical and not easily imitated.

Guy getting kicked in the head or stabbed - R rating.

Guy getting sucked into space or bombarded by meteorites - not easy to mimic, so it gets a lesser rating.

Guy getting headbutted by a Scumgarthian Phlocnagic Beast - well, that's hard to say. It's fantastical, but at the same time, it's a headbutt...
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I'm sure because the violence was fantastical and not easily imitated.

Guy getting kicked in the head or stabbed - R rating.

Guy getting sucked into space or bombarded by meteorites - not easy to mimic, so it gets a lesser rating.

Guy getting headbutted by a Scumgarthian Phlocnagic Beast - well, that's hard to say. It's fantastical, but at the same time, it's a headbutt...
headbutts are only problematic in europe.
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What about a guy getting his limbs severed and body ripped in half from a whirlwind?
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Another astronaut's body is shredded to bits (seen from a distance) in a swirling vortex, while we learn that another astronaut was also killed.
After being sucked into a swirling vortex, we briefly see an astronaut's body being shredded apart (from a distance and with minimal blood/gore beyond the brief shredding).
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Where did you find this for $4.99?
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Where did you find this for $4.99?

www.overpricedatanyprice.com
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It wasn't that violent, nothing really suggestive or coarse language or anything. I think it warrented a PG rating.

Granted, I only saw the film once and tried to get it out of mind pretty quickly (really didn't like it, actually though the other Mars based film, Red Planet, was superior).
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This was a weird movie for me. First it seemed like a serious movie then it just went to **** for some reason.

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