An anti-smoking group in Liverpool is calling for all movies with smoking scenes to be given an 18 certificate.
The latest modest proposal from the anti-smoking bigots. Doesn't it seem just a little bit over-the-top to you? Here's a short list of films that would be given an 18 certificate if they had their way:
- The Quiet Man
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Blade Runner
- The Full Monty
- As Good As It Gets
- The Lord of the Rings
- 101 Dalmatians
- pretty much any film depicting the Second World War
Yes, we know smoking isn't nice, but neither is being a criminal (not quite the same thing yet—although rapidly heading that way in the movies). Tell you what, while we're at it, let's slap an 18 certificate on every film with a bad guy in it too, just to make sure they don't tempt children towards a life in crime.