Now, the studio/producers have the very good reason to make a movie PG-13 or lower. By doing that, they make it more open for a younger audience, thus making a bigger net profit. I get it. But, sometimes a great idea for a movie needs to have that higher rating in order to make the movie better. A good example is the movie Kick-Ass. A great movie. Rated R and Rated R for a reason. There is a whole lot of violence and a whole lot of cursing, (especially from an 11 year old girl) that make the movie awesome. If this movie was Rated PG-13, it would have been horrible, and if you saw that movie you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Here are some examples of movies that would have been so much better if they were Rated R.
Any of the Mission Impossible Movies
Live Free or Die Hard
Where these movies are really good, imagine if they were Rated R. GI Joe would have broken necks instead of 0% blood. Terminator Salvation could have lived up to to the same style as the first two. Tom Cruise would have looked like a bad ass and John McClane would have killed some guys and said something cool afterwards. Call me whatever you want but I like the extra cursing and the show of blood and cool ways for bad guys to die. Its what makes certain movies awesome. Probably the reason that Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance are the best in the series. There's a certain adult content/maturity that makes it better. Its meant for adults, and sometimes for good reason. It could be a better movie.
I think there needs to be more movies that are Rated R. The younger audience can wait until they are old enough. I had to.