All Sections
Welcome guest, you have 2 views left. | Register | Sign In

So long, G-movies: Where have you gone, Walt Disney?

It used to be easy to find a fun, age-appropriate summer movie to watch with small children. Now it is a challenge, especially if you don't want your small children repeating crude jokes or learning to laugh at violence. G-rated movies are disappearing from American movie screens.

A Boston Globe story last week detailed the demise of the "general audiences" movie: "From 1995 to 2010, a typical year saw 15 to 20 G-rated films released and shown. But in two of the past three years there were just nine G movies.

And this year? More than 250 feature films have been released, and so far only one - 'Monsters University' - is G-rated."

One. Families today are expected to take their toddlers, pre-schoolers and grade-schoolers to movies written for teens and pre-teens.

"As society has grown saltier and more accepting of crude language, crazy violence, and even sexual references and innuendo, studios are increasingly confident that parents of young children will find a few seconds or minutes of risque scenes or language in children's films acceptable," the Globe reported.

Lovely. Our children's innocence is being ripped away, one rude joke at a time.


Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required
Joseph W. McQuaid - Publisher

Christie is the real deal

We have found Gov. Chris Christie to be the most consistent, the most confident in his abilities, the most tested under fire, and the most likely to regain the White House from a disastrous Democratic regime.

More Editorials

NH Angle