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What movie rating systems or guidelines are used in different countries to determine the appropriateness for different audiences? In the United States, the classifications of “G,” “PG,” “PG-13,” “R,” and “NR-17” (See Motion Picture Association of America for more details). What rating systems are used to rank the quality of movies?
“a flop” = a bad movie
“Don’t see that movie. It was a real flop. The acting and the special effects were terrible.”
“catch a movie” = watch a movie
“I plan on catching a movie if I get bored over the weekend.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
What do you consider are the most important elements of a movie: the plot, special effects, the leading actors, the moral message, the genre? Share your thoughts with a partner.
Read a review of a popular movie at an online review site. Do you agree with the reviews for those movies you have seen? What makes a good movie? Consider the acting, special effects, plot, supporting cast, and music score. Discuss your opinions on the topic.