Yeah I know I am a little late in posting something about a movie that is 20 some years old. But still . . . I watched Ghostbusters last night for the first time.
I was on some rant of the hotness that is Sigourney Weaver, so my wife went out and bought Ghostbusters I and II (haven't watched II yet). So I am sitting there watching this movie and as it gets closer and closer to the end, I'm thinking I know why my parents wouldn't let me watch this, it has to be rated R.
You've got Dan Aykroyd's ghostly oral sex. The free use of "dick" (which they won't even allow on TV), the other swearing (which although not really numerous was still there), and Sigourney Weaver's attempt to seduce Bill Murray.
None of these in themselves are all that bad, but when I flipped the box over and saw that it was rated PG, that somewhat surprised me. I figured it would be at least PG-13, maybe R.
Maybe my perception is just wrong. But I would think that same exact movie today would have a much heavier rating. What's up with that? I mean does that say that in the 80's people weren't offended so much as they are now, so as to have heavier ratings for things that then got lighter ratings? Or am I just so bored that I just wanted to write a thread to tell you all that I finally watched Ghostbusters?
What are your thoughts?