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Stardust gets an R?

Apr. 10, 2007by: Omar Aviles

Michelle Pfeiffer Schmoe Team LionHeart's acute eye recently picked up that a MPAA ratings update on The Hollywood Reporter (click on the first "MPAA ratings" search result but it requires a subscription) announced that the upcoming fantasy adventure STARDUST, a Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel of the same name, had been bumped up from PG-13 to a solid R rating. And that, surprisingly enough, isn't the most kooky part about this ratings upgrade. The supposed reason for the bump in rating is "fantasy violence and risque humor". Good, bad or a big fat "who gives a shit?!"? Strike a little sumtin' sumtin' back, why dontcha? The deliciously risque humor and hardcore fantasy violence ensues August 10th.

Extra Tidbit: Ricky Gervais' role was created exclusively for the film.

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12:06PM on 04/11/2007

Whata pile of crap

That's Bollox..
This is a classic "Labyrinth" type tale of fantasy. Besides the slightly strange description of one sex scene in the book it's lighter than any Harry Potter movie could be. I'm sure they could easily have a PG safe shot of the sex scene.
It's such crap that a bunch of soccer moms and fucked up christian fundamentalists have so much influence on the fuckning world's entertainment! Come on USA sort out the festering shit in your back garden!
That's Bollox..
This is a classic "Labyrinth" type tale of fantasy. Besides the slightly strange description of one sex scene in the book it's lighter than any Harry Potter movie could be. I'm sure they could easily have a PG safe shot of the sex scene.
It's such crap that a bunch of soccer moms and fucked up christian fundamentalists have so much influence on the fuckning world's entertainment! Come on USA sort out the festering shit in your back garden!
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10:35AM on 04/11/2007

Frankly, parents shouldn't go by ratings alone anyways.

Parents should just wait until there's a description on screenit.com because there have been some Rs (Air Force One,Conspircacy Theory) that should be pg13 and vice versa (Anchorman).

I'll say this...it would suck to be looking forward to it and being a Mormon at the same time since they (foolishly) forbid Rs regardless in that fucked up cult that I converted to years ago and recently resgined from.

Shelman, if you want to know what they look like, rent This Film Is Not Yet Rated off
Parents should just wait until there's a description on screenit.com because there have been some Rs (Air Force One,Conspircacy Theory) that should be pg13 and vice versa (Anchorman).

I'll say this...it would suck to be looking forward to it and being a Mormon at the same time since they (foolishly) forbid Rs regardless in that fucked up cult that I converted to years ago and recently resgined from.

Shelman, if you want to know what they look like, rent This Film Is Not Yet Rated off Netflix and thank me later. It's a great documentary as well which hits the nail on the head of just how fucked up the MPAA is. It's even been on IFC lately.
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9:56AM on 04/11/2007
"Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks."

You know, I never ever looked at the MPAA that way. They virtually have full control over a film's gross revenue at the box office, just by slapping an R rating on a PG-13 film, if they don't want to see it make as much money.
"Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks."

You know, I never ever looked at the MPAA that way. They virtually have full control over a film's gross revenue at the box office, just by slapping an R rating on a PG-13 film, if they don't want to see it make as much money.
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9:51AM on 04/11/2007
"Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks."

You know, I never ever looked at the MPAA that way. They virtually have full control over a film's gross revenue at the box office, just by slapping an R rating on a PG-13 film, if they don't want to see it make as much money.
"Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks."

You know, I never ever looked at the MPAA that way. They virtually have full control over a film's gross revenue at the box office, just by slapping an R rating on a PG-13 film, if they don't want to see it make as much money.
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8:20AM on 04/11/2007
I thought the head honcho at the MPAA said he was going to clean things up, not suck more ass.
I thought the head honcho at the MPAA said he was going to clean things up, not suck more ass.
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11:09PM on 04/10/2007

Uh

I don't understand. The preview looked very PG. Nothing about it screamed "serious" or "solid R" to me.
I don't understand. The preview looked very PG. Nothing about it screamed "serious" or "solid R" to me.
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11:08PM on 04/10/2007
I hate the MPAA! They have so much control, and yet we don't know know who the hell they are! When I think of the MPAA I think about a room full of stuffy 80 year old men, who don't have a clue about what deserves an R rating, and a what constitutes a PG rating! Hell The classic "Airplane" has a completely topless woman jump around directly IN FRONT of the camera, and that is PG! I think the whole ratings thing is a Sham to begin with anyway. Just ask the South Park Guys Trey & Matt. They
I hate the MPAA! They have so much control, and yet we don't know know who the hell they are! When I think of the MPAA I think about a room full of stuffy 80 year old men, who don't have a clue about what deserves an R rating, and a what constitutes a PG rating! Hell The classic "Airplane" has a completely topless woman jump around directly IN FRONT of the camera, and that is PG! I think the whole ratings thing is a Sham to begin with anyway. Just ask the South Park Guys Trey & Matt. They played ring around the rosie w/them on many occasions with their film "Team America." They gave an example that when they first sent it in they got an NC-17 to X rating, so they screwed around w/the film and even added some more explicit stuff, and it came back an R! We should do away w/ the ratings system (the way it is now at least) altogether. It is such garbage and it means nothing to me when I watch movies. I ignore it, and everyone else should too. Well that's enough of my speech.
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10:18PM on 04/10/2007

Rated PG-16


I couldn't care less about the MPAA's ratings. They gave Casino Royale a PG-13 listing: a scene of torture, nudity, disturbing imagery, and action violence.

Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks.

I couldn't care less about the MPAA's ratings. They gave Casino Royale a PG-13 listing: a scene of torture, nudity, disturbing imagery, and action violence.

Then this flick gets an R for: crude humor and fantasy violence? It's all about the $$$ folks.
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9:36PM on 04/10/2007

hell yeah

I'm all for an R rated fantasy flick. Hopefully it doesn't mean bad box office biz for it. I would hate to see that.
I'm all for an R rated fantasy flick. Hopefully it doesn't mean bad box office biz for it. I would hate to see that.
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9:31PM on 04/10/2007
It's Neil Gaiman (who is the man!) so I'm going to see it no matter what they give it. I'd drop dead if they made an American Gods movie though. That would be the greatest thing ever.
It's Neil Gaiman (who is the man!) so I'm going to see it no matter what they give it. I'd drop dead if they made an American Gods movie though. That would be the greatest thing ever.
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