Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Despise the MPAA

I'm borrowing this picture from Entertaiment Weekly. Which poster, to you, is more disturbing?

Well, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, an upcoming documentary about torture and the U.S. military's stance on it, this poster involving two soldiers walking a detainee is inappropriate for children.



Yes. They deemed that poster inappropriate.

More inappropriate than this:

Or this:

Or this:

Or even this:

Okay, this last one was a joke.

But this is just another decision the MPAA has made that they have no right making and deciding arbitrarily. Who would have even noticed this poster? What child would have gotten the implication of pending torture by the soldiers on the hooded man they were walking?

I don't even care that much about the movie--this is just something that the MPAA shouldn't be able to do so easily.