For this weeks article of the week, our class read an article titled, ” ‘Bully’ Documentary” Weinstein Company loses Appeal Over R-Rating”. It was about a documentary about bullies that was meant to be showed to teenagers, but was rated to be R. In my opinion, I cannot believe that they would rate something that is meant to be shown to kids R. Yeah, it may have some swear words, but you could always beep them out. I wonder what the people will do to be able to show the kids what is going on around that has to do with bullying. The people who rate the movies said it had some swear words, which lead to it becoming R. Something with a few bad words should not make any movie R especially ones that are meant for kids.
Unfortunately for the people who made bully, if one more person voted for the movie to be PG-13, it could have been shown to many schools in the US and all around the world. It is amazing that if one more of the people who rate the movies excepted it to go down in rating, schools could have the benefit of showing the movie to try and prevent bullying. Weinstein, the person who is fighting to bring down the rating of Bully, failed to bring down the Kings speech to PG-13. Apparently it had to many F-words. But I actually watched The Kings Speech. It was not that bad except he stuttered causing him to say the F-word more than once.
The man said that if the movie is not shown to children around the world, there will be much more violence. He said some language is much better then violence. I could not agree with him more than I do right now. Everyone should see this movie. I agree with him that a little bit of language is much better than having a lot of violence at school or over the internet. I really think this should be a PG-13 movie. I want to see it as well. In the article, it mentions that if a movie has more than one F-word, it is R. I find this rule very bad. If one F word is fine, then why would 2 F words be any worse. It is always the same word. I understand if there are more than 5 F words. But what is the difference between 1 F word and 2 F words
In the end, I believe this movie should be shown to kids above 13 because they need to know about the harm that bully can cause to kids. Bullies do not realize how much pain they are causing to others, and if they saw the movie they would understand and stop. This movie could change the way of how middle schools are structured without bullying being as big a problem as before. Of course there will still be bullying, but not nearly as much.