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U.S. movie rating to explain violence in detail

Posted April. 18, 2013 00:11,   


U.S. movies will have to disclose in detail information on their violence. According to USA Today on Wednesday, the Motion Picture Association of America has decided to change film grade in a way it discloses in detail information about the violence of a movie, adding that parents will now easily judge whether their children can watch a movie.

The new movie rating will follow existing ratings but provide detailed information. For PG-13 rating, which directs parents to decide whether their children under age 13 can watch the movie, reasons to why parents are cautioned such as "too much violence" should be explained in big letters and preview videos should also be provided. The U.S. rates movie into G (All Ages Admitted), PG (Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children), PG-13 (Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13), R (Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian), NC-17 (No One 17 And Under Admitted).

The latest measure is in line with "Check the Box" campaign that urges parents to be aware of violence of a movie in advance. Amid frequent gun shooting accidents, U.S citizens and the White House have demanded that changes be made on movie rating. The measure has been announced after the Boston Marathon bombing took place Monday.