When Ratings Didn’t Matter, or How The Andromeda Strain Got A “G” Rating

I recently watched the adaptation of Michael Crichton's 70's bestseller, The Andromeda Strain directed by the great Robert Wise (The Haunting, The Day the Earth Stood Still). The movie was alright, I gave it a 12/17, but that's not what I'm here to talk about. What I AM here to talk about is the fact that the film is Rated G for General Audiences. Now first, let me give you a quick plot synopsis: a group of doctors and scientists are taken to a small New Mexico town where all of the inhabitants Read more [...]