Dxplora07 wrote:The following is a quote from filmratings.com:
"An R-rated motion picture, in the view of the Rating Board, contains some adult material. An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously."
I believe that there are some serious adult themes in this novel. the scene during child birth was very intense and graphic. It is my opinion that the R rating would be best suited for the movie if they made it. This is my opinion, and i'm entitled to it. I personally believe that putting it into a PG-13 catagory would mean toning down the very themes that made the novel what it is. A personal choice to not go a see a moving based on it's rating and not the content, is just that: a personal choice. I, however, choose not to go to a movie based on it's content.
If it's a moral issue with stephenie, I'm not saying she should give up her values. I'm just stating that my opinion is that the novel in it's context now, as it is, is very mature, and is best suited for mature young adults.
I never said you weren't entitled to your opinion. I respect that, but I've found that movies aren't rated R due to an "adult theme" like the ones found in BD. It would be more like...the Holocaust or trafficking people. The sex and violence is mixed in with the adult themes.
And I think the reason why BD is more adult is more of the fact that it deals with marriage and motherhood, which most teenagers have yet to experience. But nothing in that is R material, as long as they keep the birth scene not too gory. And I'm also not saying that there shouldn't be any of this stuff in BD, just done tastefully and limited. If they want an unrated version of it later, I wouldn't have a problem with that because I wouldn't have to see it.