Sweden says 3D-films are too much for some kids

An interesting bit of news for Mr. 3D, James Cameron.

According to a report at Variety, Sweden has started rating the 2D and 3D versions of some films differently. With the release of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the film board gave the 2D version a G-rating, while the 3 dimensional film got a PG sticker.

The director of the Board of Film Censors (their MPAA) said that:

We had two different teams watching the 2D and 3D versions. Those who saw the 2D version did not experience the effects as strongly as those of us who saw the 3D version did. The 3D effects were difficult for a 4 year old to handle. But those under seven can see it anyway, but with an adult. The business has accepted this. I think we will make many separate 3D decisions in the future as it is notable how many filmmakers really dive into the technique with strong effects. This does not, however, mean that 3D versions will always get a higher rating.

What does this mean for the rest of the world? Nothing really. Erik Broberg of Disney stated, “There are no scientific facts that state that 3D should be more dangerous. We haven’t had any 3D theaters filled with crying kids. To me this is to move the positions forward without any grounds.”

However, I can understand the position. At such a young age, that is a more intense experience. The film becomes that much more real. So will we see any repercussions on this in the US? PG-13 and R-rated versions of Avatar 2? Unlikely, but who knows?

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 12:46 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by lethalinterjection
    on 2010-09-03 at 16:50

    I can’t imagine this will translate into the higher rankings. But I can very much understand a bumping up to PG based on the extra bit of scare factor that 3D might do to it.

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