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Should the Matrix2 be R?

Should I be allowed to go see the next Matrix movie? I'm 15.

Yes. Your parents should let you. You deserve it. You loved the first one.54%[ 13 ]
No. You're too young, and the next one has too much violence.46%[ 11 ]

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Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 3:43pm

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It's not fair!!!!!!!!!! Since the next Matrix film is "R," I cannot see it.(I'm not allowed to see anything over PG-13. (However, I DO own the first one. crazy )Anyways, what do you guys think? I'm SO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad evil mad evil I will go pout and cry now... cry unsure
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 3:46pm

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I'm 16.. so.. MUHAHaHAHAHAHAHHAaH!!!
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 3:49pm

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What age do you have to be to see 'R'? We dont have that here
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 3:49pm

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bottom line...

Do what your parents tell you to do.

Unless it's life threatening or unethical.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 4:03pm

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i can see it even though i'm 12 muwhahaahhahaahahahahahahahahaha
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 4:12pm

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Wow, I can legally see it by myself. Without needing permission. cool
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 4:30pm

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It should definitely be "R". If it were anything else they would have to edit it down a lot.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 5:58pm

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What exactly is an "R"? we don't have that in Britain it's U PG 12A 15 and 18 over here. Please let it be an 18 I need more violence.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 6:07pm

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Hopefully it'll be a 15 or an 18, then we can avoid all those horrible towny kids.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 6:25pm

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R for Rubbish?
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 6:26pm

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Dito to that Tarn smile

Isnt "R" the same as and 18 here in britain?
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 6:28pm

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Apparently R = Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 6:30pm

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rmendoza

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Check this out for the movie rating system in the USA

http://www.mpaa.org/movieratings/
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 7:15pm

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i think that even thoght its an 18 over there, if it dosent hav any sex scenes in it, i recon it wil be a 15 over hear (in england) but ime 18 at the end of the month so it dosent bother me!!
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 7:21pm

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The original was R. How'd you get to see that one? If you had to wait for it to release on video, I guess you're probably gonna be stuck doing that again. I'd reckon that in UK it'll be 15. If i'm not mistaken, 18 is the equivalent to our NC-17.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 7:22pm

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By the way, Guest just then was me.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 8:00pm

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Sneak in, and don't tell your parents.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 8:05pm

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Rating: +1

STOP CRYING.

Movie 101: Buy a ticket for another movie and walk in.

Dont be a wuss.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 9:14pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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When the first came out I was 13. I was on holiday with my family, we went to see it and I tried to pass myself of as 15. The person behind the counter said "you know you have to be 15 to see this". Quick to maintain the cover my mother replied "Oh" rather than say "He is". It's a miracle they bleedin' let me in. Stupid people, mothers just can't break the rules propely.

I think this film looks at least 2x as good as the first one. I hope it's an 18, then I can see some gratuitous sex and violence. smile
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 9:19pm

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God, American rating laws are tough! The Matrix was cert 15 over here! That "R" rating sounds like our rating "PG" (Parental Guidance) where a parent can say they don't mind their kids watching the film, but really you can get in to a "PG" aged about 8, there isn't a definite age restriction. Then there's "12", then "15", then"18", so really the "R" rating seems to treat you like kids if you're 16. sad unsure

Over here, though, I heard about one county that overruled national certification and gave Spiderman a "Universal" or a "PG", when it was originally "12". Don't suppose your local government can do anything similar? I mean, certification laws are up the creek. I don't actually see why The Matrix got a "15", should have been "12" at most.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 9:22pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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It got a 15, 'cos it has quite a high body count,

For PG's when someone gets shot, they fall over, for 12's they use squibs that blast out smoke for when someone gets shot, 15's have red vapour and 18's have big juicy liquid blood hits. The hits in the matrix had red vapour, that'll be why it's a 15.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 9:59pm

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It used to be that a parent could just say, "Let my kids buy their tickets." Now they technically have to see the movie with you. However, many theatres aren't too militant about it. Also, sometimes they don't care if the parent buys the ticket for you and then hands it to you. It all depends on the theatre, and the people working that day.

All else fails, sneak in.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 10:14pm

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Technically I think in the US if you have a parent with you you're allowed to see any thing you want . . . except XXX
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 10:16pm

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Rating: +3

Yeah, nobody should be allowed to see xXx. It's frickin' appalling.

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Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 10:22pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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I though xXx was really funny. The way that the heat seaking missile launcher is obviously a camcorder with a tube taped to it, the way there's a weapon that can only be stopped by water so they put it on a submarine, the way that he moves faster than an avalanche that fails to destroy an aerial. Appaling acting and only one good line in it.

However it did have a rate lot of explosions and stunts in it and on that level it does deliver. So it at least manages to reach some points on the big explosion stunts and shooting entertainment scale. Which is more that "Contact" did.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2003, 10:59pm

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Contact is a different kind of movie but I thought the effects were pretty amazing in it. It got a bit cheesy at times but it was a well made, believable movie that reminded me about how mysterious the universe is.

Mechaforce - not that you'd want to see XXX with your parents...

Mel wink
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 1:06am

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I'm 13, and theres now way I'm going to miss The Matrix 2! I'm going to see it with my parents.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 1:50am

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MechaForce

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Man everyone 'round here is a bunch of no good youngsters!

Message to youngsters: If YOUR parents won't see it with you, maybe bribe / ask other friends parents - and see it with that friend of course.

Tarn....that...that was good. i HAVE THE POWER. +many for you

There has got to be an AlamDV forum quote of the day box thing.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 3:19pm

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In Sweden the rating cannot be higher then 15 years... Exept for pornographical material, Damn! smile
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 4:30pm

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While I am 15, and i do think "The Matrix" is one of the greatest moviesof all time, I still have to follow my mom and dad's orders. If I even liveed near a movie theater, I still wouldn't go. Besides, if my parent's found-out I went with a friend's parents, I would be grounded. Plus, the cinemas near me require the parents to be with the under 17 year old child, and the kid must wear a stamp saying "parents in audience." It really stinks. cry "The Matrix" is the only "R" movie I have ever seen. It's also the only "R" movie I own. Wait, I kwn the movie, but I can't see the sequal even though I've been waiting for it forever? tard What gives? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! cry Oh, well. I appreciate the advice you guys, but I really need someone to write-in the reasons why I SHOULD see it. BECAUSE I NEED TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! eek HELP ME!!!!! Thanks.
P.S. "v6proz," can you reccomend any good land? I should move to Sweden.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 4:38pm

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v6proz

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I'm sure you'll get grounded for a year if you move to Sweden.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2003, 1:29pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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I've been buying 18 videos since I was 15. It's not that difficult to make yourself look older, although I don't have to bother now anyway as that was some years ago.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2003, 3:14pm

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The ratings here in Canada are a bit different. We have a rating called AA (Adult Accompainment) which is like the R in the states, and then our R is like the NC-17.

I work at a theatre, so i know i work with people trying to get in. I personally don't care, but if say someone was being a dick to me or i'm simply in the mood to be an asshole, me and some co-workers/friends will into a theatre looking for anyone under age. 'Tis quite fun.

Also, the R rating here is stupid, in that no one under 18 can see a film. Well, what if my parents don't care? Or are going with me. Ex: Kiss of the Dragon was R...some guy tried to stop me, so i came back in like 5 min and told someone i knew to let me in. After i saw the movie, i thought to myself, "What's so restricted about that?" Nothing wrong in the movie that a 15 year old can't deal with.

Oh, and hear this: Kiss of the Dragon was R, but Hannibal was AA, and it was a lot more gruesome. A lot of people walked out for a few minutes when certain scenes with Ray Liotta arose.

So the lesson is: Sneak into the theatre, and then hide.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2003, 7:32pm

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heh, well i wasent to botherd about sneeking in to films when i was under 15, there alot of films that are cool, that you dont need to be over your age to see. besides, i went to se cruel intentions when i was 14 and it was a 15, and i dident realise it was a 15 untill i sarted waching it. aslong as you aren making a beg deal out of it then most people wont check, but there are so manny little fucks who worki with cops and govenign boddys that put camera in thre bags and sting staff. thay are just gey, if u do that, all you are doing is makeing a few student lose there jobs, for what, so you can feel good. ppfftt, if any of u hav done that, then u dont deserve to se films in the cinimar. (gon of on one there sorry confused )

+ i think the american gidence sistem is a bit mesed up? i mean, who wants to go to the cinimar with your rents? when i go to the cinimar i want to hav a lagh and se a film with my mates, i wana sit there and joke about the film if its bad, and complementi it if its good, and jenerly have fun. somthing i would find hard if i was to se it with my rents. AND if you see the matrix with your rents, you cant fun around the streeght afterwards doing 'ninjaz' fighing..... witch i can say is much fun indeen.....

nnnniiiiinnnnjjjjjaaaazzzzz

phew..... well, of to se equlibreum i go..........
Posted: Sat, 5th Apr 2003, 4:33pm

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Of course it should be rated R! Then there's more killing and death and blood and destruction!!!!!

*BAM BAM* *EXPLOSION* *GUNFIRE* *SOUND OF MAN GETTTING HIT WITH STRAY BULLET* OOOHHHH GOD IVE BEEN SHOT PLEASE HELP ME *SOUND OF BLOOD GUSHING FROM MOUTH PROFUSLY* I KNOW KUNG FOO *SOUND OF SLOW-MO BULLET* *WHOOSH WHOOSH* *PING PANG* *WOLLA WOLLA BING BANG* NEOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


I'm 18, so I can see the movie, so it really dosn't matter to me.
Posted: Sat, 5th Apr 2003, 6:02pm

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Two_Gunned saint wrote:

I've been buying 18 videos since I was 15. It's not that difficult to make yourself look older, although I don't have to bother now anyway as that was some years ago.


You're lucky, man. I still get asked for identity when I buy 15 & 18 videos, even though I'm 19 on the 9th of April (hint hint hint hint hint) lol

I decided to grow a bard so I wouldn't get asked anymore but it obviously hasn't worked cos the other day someone asked why I wasn't in schooool.

Anyone got any suggestions as to what I can do, apart from getting grey hair dye & walking with a zimmerframe? (jeez, this is beginning to sound like Agony Aunt column for frustrated teenagers) razz

Mel wink
Posted: Sat, 5th Apr 2003, 6:18pm

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When I was at school, my R.E. teacher was 33 and he was in a shop buying some wine and the person behind the counter asked for some I.D. He was 33 for gods sake. That's even worse.
Posted: Sat, 5th Apr 2003, 6:22pm

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Hmm, that consoles me a leeedle bit. Only a leeedle, mind. razz

Mel wink
Posted: Sun, 6th Apr 2003, 6:08am

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Whenever I go to see movies I usually wear suits anyway. But since I work at a movie theter they don't card me anyway. But since my movie theater is crap, and we have xXx playing on three screens, I have to drive half an hour downtown to watch good movies like The Pianist and such.

What I'm trying to say is, act older. Don't go up to the box office throwing trash cans and mouthing 50 Cent's latest lyric. A fake I.D. doesn't hurt either.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 4:36am

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Or do what others have been saying and sneak in. Are your parents really that crazy to ask you specific details about a movie you've seen to make sure you went to see My Little Pony instead of BloodLust? If so, you're a goner, and you might as well stay home, sucking your thumb and bowing to them the rest of your life, because if they won't even TAKE you to see it when you're this age, you can forget watching it on video and you can also forget having any freedom when you turn 18. So quit complaining, put some hair on your chest, and go see the damn movie.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2003, 11:40pm

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I am 13 and I am going to see it with my lil bro and he's only 11


HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!