While the standard for what earns an R or PG-13 rating is always a bit ridiculous, it’s always interesting to look back at “Titanic” and see how much things have changed over the past 25 years. The big blockbusters these days are movies like the MCU movies and “Star Wars,” and despite all the PG-13 ratings, they don’t have any hints of sex. The original “Fast and Furious” movies of the 2000s were an exception, but almost all of them after “Fast Five” were oddly clean. Being a culture house summary today’s dominant view: “Everybody is beautiful and no one is cuckold.”
Looking back at the lack of controversy over “Titanic” puts the controversy of recent blockbusters in perspective. “The Eternals” has some peeling sex scenedespite the fact that the sex scene in question is almost absurdly boring, unpassionate and uncontrollable as such a scene can be.
Likewise, when publications ask “What magic did Marvel use on the MPA to get ‘Doctor Strange 2’ to get a PG-13 rating?“, it shows just how much lower the threshold for horror is right now. While the MCU has certainly gone to some dark places, those moments never last more than a minute or two before the movie delivers one. jokes to lighten the mood.The final moments and half of “Titanic”, while clearly dark and serious, is less fearful of accepting the tragedy of the situation.
Despite the similar PG-13 rating, “Titanic” has a much more adult feel to it than most major blockbusters these days. With Cameron’s first film in a long time coming this December, it’s hoped that the larger trend toward increasingly safe and lifeless movies will begin to change.
https://www.slashfilm.com/935953/james-cameron-doesnt-know-if-titanic-would-be-pg-13-today/ James Cameron Doesn’t Know If Titanic Would Be PG-13 Today