This week, a reminder that our governor’s film career was built on fun not quite fit for the whole family, this from 1987’s Predator:
Gov. Schwarzenegger yesterday vowed to appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte of San Jose that struck down a law to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The law, which the governor signed in 2005, prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that such games be clearly labeled.
In fairness, Predator was rated “R,” meaning children under 17 weren’t allowed to attend screenings unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Some video games spawned by the Predator movie franchise — such as “Predator: Concrete Jungle” and certain versions of “Aliens vs. Predator” — are rated “M” for mature, meaning they “have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.”
Previous SVOTWs: July 31, July 24, July 17, July 10, July 3, June 26, June 19, June 12, June 5, May 29, May 22, May 15, May 8, May 1, April 24, April 17, April 10, April 3, March 27, March 20, March 13, March 6, February 27, February 20, February 13, February 6, January 30.