Tea and a movie

Watching movies, drinking tea

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974), Hannibal (David Slade, S02E11, Ko No Mono, 2014).

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Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964), The Congress (Ari Folman, 2013).

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Might Consider Inappropriate - The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)

Rating: PG-13

Context: In a dystopic future world, children are forced to fight to the death in an arena for entertainment. Katniss Everdeen is attempting protect a young girl when she is speared through the chest.

The mantra of this film seems to be that you can be violent, so long as you shake the camera. For a film that involves children killing other children, adults using dogs and fire to kill children, and a repressive dictatorship violently suppressing segregated groups, it likes to cut away or distort the image just enough that you do not “see” the violence.

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However, within these parameters, we still see a 12 year old girl get speared through the chest. It is commendable that the film doesn’t shy away from the impacts of violence, as Peeta’s hacked up leg can attest:

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Though at the same time Fargo on FX has a TV MA rating, with similar leg injuries:

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I guess the true lesson to take from this is that killing someone with stinging insects falls within the PG-13 rating, whether it be genetically altered wasps:

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or bees on an island commune of honey-loving, man-hating women:

Oh God not the bees.

Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988), Mission: Impossible 3 (J.J. Abrams, 2006).

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Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), Equilibrium (Kurt Wimmer, 2002), The Congress (Ari Folman, 2013).

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2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968), Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006).

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003), The Raid: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014).

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Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003), The Raid: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014).

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The Matrix (The Wachowski’s, 1999), The Raid: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014).

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Fantastic Mr Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009), Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, 2012).

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Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992), The Raid: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014).

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Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977), Iron Man (Jon Faverau, 2008): Look sir, droids!

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The Thomas Crown Affair (John McTiernan, 1999), 50 Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015).

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The Thomas Crown Affair (John McTiernan, 1999), 50 Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015).

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Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955), Thief (Michael Mann, 1981): Both crucially influential films set the template for the crime thriller in their respective eras.