Tuesday, June 25, 2013
It's THAT Hard Finding "G" Rated Movies
Monday was Movie Day for my son's class at school. Since it's the last week, they've got a week full of fun activities and end-of-the-school-year celebrations. Students were instructed at the end of last week to bring in a G-Rated movie on Monday. Kids would then vote on which movies would be viewed.
Well, lots of kids brought in movies, but...lots of them were rated PG. Yes, everyone, it is that hard finding G rated movies, apparently. When you think about it, it's really sad. Lots of movies for kids and families have a PG rating because of just one swear word or even the smallest act of violence. Why is it so hard to make some good, clean movies for our kids that are suitable for viewing while at school? It shouldn't be that hard! We don't need bad words or violence to have fun, and our kids need to know that.
I'm not saying that I don't like movies that are not G rated (huge fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, here!); I'm just saying that G rated movies seem to be in short supply, and there should be more.
Most of the G rated movies are animated. Hats of to Disney, because most of the Top 100 G rated movies are from Disney. Our family has always been a big Disney fan. Happy endings and fireworks - what's not to like?
Anyway, the kids ended up watching Meet the Robinsons and Homeward Bound (both Walt Disney titles).
If you're interested, you can view the Most Popular G Rated movies for K-12.
How many have YOU watched? =0)