How Has the American Film Rating System Changed Over the Years?

Analyze how much the ratings system for films have changed throughout the years, such as why was The Secret of NIMH rated G in the ’80s when it is a kids’ film with gritty imagery, violence, and intense themes? Why was the film Blazing Saddles rated R in the ’70s when it really isn’t as raunchy as most R rated movies today? What ratings would these movies (and other older films that don’t seem to deserve the ratings they got upon release) would get if they were released today? Overall, how have film ratings in the U.S. changed since they were established? Do you think they should be updated again, or revert to how they were in past decades?

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