Monday, May 16, 2005

Violence Never Solved Anything!

Buried in this story about the Under-12 ban on Dr. Who in Britain is this nugget:
The BBFC said 2004 movie Spider-Man 2 was similarly issued with a 12 certificate, rather than the less restrictive PG rating.

"It received a 12 because of its scenes of urban violence and the fact that role model Spider-Man used violence as a way of dealing with his problems."

If only Spidey had tried dialoguing with Dr. Octopus. Or had sought a U.N. resolution.

P.S.: The new Dr. Who is pretty good, actually, even if it does lack Jelly Babies.


That Dude said...

you are the only other non-nerd I know who watched Dr Who.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of rating The Punisher got?

Anonymous said...

He did talk with Octopus! Didn't he? I mean, Ock had the drop on Spidey then he convinced him to stop and destroy his invention, at least that's how I remember it.