I met a guy from Germany one time who came to work on a machine at a factory where I used to work and he said that in Germany, NO ONE under 17 was allowed at 'A' films or whatever they call their R rating. I think we should do that here.
1. My mom and dad always saw a movie first if they had any doubt about it, and if they judged it inappropriate, we didn't get to see it, no matter how hard we begged. So I didn't get to see Jaws until I was a young adult, and well, they were right, because it scared me silly. At ten, I would NOT have been able to handle it.
2. When I went with a friend to see Jurassic Park, we were seated behind a couple that had a little boy who couldn't have been more than two. During the Tyrannosaurus rex scene (which freaked ME out), the poor kid was crying, trying to climb his dad's shoulder and shaking so hard we could see it in the dark. And the stupid parents just SAT there. We wanted to kill them. It was obviously too much for him, and they would not take him out!