Talk:Citizenship in the Community
Is it really useful to have links to movies? And if it is, is it a good idea to recommend R movies such as Passion of the Christ, Braveheart,Schindler's List, or The Patriot? Epmatsw 15:35, June 17, 2007 (EDT)
- I think it is useful. I know some scouts in my troop might pass off Napoleon Dynamite off for this requirement, so having examples definitely helps. As far as rated R movies, I think there needs to be a note put by those movies saying that they are rated R. It might not be a bad idea to put the rating of each movie next to the movie, as some scouts might not be allowed to watch a PG13 movie.--Wakleon 16:22, August 28, 2007 (EDT)
- Agreed, and besides, this is Braveheart and The Passion, not Starship Troopers :P Swim4lyfe 18:55, August 28, 2007 (EDT)
- well the requirment does say 'with approval of counselor and parent' , but I would still recommend removing any R rated movie as a suggestion. Most guys get plenty of those outside of scouts. After some discussion, a small group of our guys picked 'Pay it Forward', so I agree With including some PG13. --Garyww99 18:00, August 29, 2007 (Signature added to post... Please, always "sign" your posts on any "Talk" page by typing four tildes, like so: ~~~~) Thanks, --RWSmith (Sysop), 20:53, August 29, 2007 (EDT))
- We're not talking about Saw or something: these are movies like Braveheart, which ranks as one of the top 100 movies ever made, and would definitely fulfill the requirement. As for the Passion: well, it's about Christ, which is extremely relevant, especially to a Christian Scout. Swim4lyfe 20:33, August 29, 2007 (EDT)
- I see a note about PG-13. Is that the standard that's being set? I think it's very difficult to use MPAA ratings as a standard because (a) they're not always consistent, and (b) the amount of sexual content allowable in a PG-13 movie can be appalling while a stray word, bloodshed, or religious content can earn a film an 'R'. I added ratings and very short commentary, then I linked Kids-in-Mind where possible rather than IMDB. KIM is a review site for parents that rates films in three pecific ways: Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, and Profanity. Parents can see at a glance whether a movie is appropriate for their child. As a parent, I'd rather see "borderline" movies listed, letting me and my Scout discuss and choose. EagleForumFan
We now suggest literally dozens of movies (and links) rated no higher than PG-13. If the counselor wants the boys to watch something beyond PG-13, he should suggest that movie in consultation with the parents. But every counselor has had Scouts who watched a movie without waiting for counselor approval. This may be a 10 1/2 year old who has never before seen anything beyond PG-13. We do not want the allegation that the boy ended up watching a R-rated movie on the "pre-approved list." That is exactly what people call our list of movies.