'Max Payne' Hates the MPAA, and Vice Versa

September 8, 2008


This portly, scornful man with a face like a porthole of flesh in a sea of fur is Max Payne director John Moore. He's currently upset, because somehow The Dark Knight getting a PG-13 rating has caused his film to not get a PG-13 rating, because the MPAA is totally gay for Batman:

We’re suffering from what I call Batman blowback. The Motion Picture Association of America gave The Dark Knight a PG-13 rating and basically sucked Warner Bros. cock. I have a serious amount of issues with the MPAA. Did you know it was made up of volunteers? As if that somehow excludes them from some type of wrongdoing. You can’t serve on it if you’re a homosexual or if you didn’t grow up in a shared parenthood home. Go to their website and read their charter about what gives a fair and balanced view for typical parents. We’re still strangled by an association that’s straight out of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

So, as he suggested, I looked at the MPAA website, and, well, John Moore, you couldn't be more wrong:

The latest poll results show that 78% of parents with children under 13 found the ratings to be "very useful" to "fairly useful" in helping them make decisions about what movies their children see.

See? Three-fourths of parents found the only system we have in place to provide any sort of reference of a movie's appropriateness for children to be sort of useful. That's like bread getting a rating of "mostly satisfactory" for use in sandwiches. Not that bad of a score until you realize, wait, what else would possibly be more useful?

John Moore Pissed with Film Ratings Board [Das Gamer, via /Film]

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