10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gremlins

5. Gremlins Helped Create The PG-13 Rating

pg-13 It€™s bizarre to think that there was a time before the PG-13 rating. However, the rating has only been around for about 30 years or so. Before, there was only G, PG, R, and X. The violence in Gremlins was often touted to be not quite an R-rating but not family friendly enough for PG. Tons of Gremlin violence was present throughout the entire film: Gremlins are microwaved, shredded, and Stripe is melted in the sunlight. The MPAA used this film (along with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Poltergeist) to get the ball moving on creating the in-between PG and R rating that several films get each year. The first film to officially have the PG-13 rating was the 1984 version of Red Dawn.
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