Saturday, June 9, 2012
PG-13 RATING ISSUES FOR THE EXPENDABLES 2
This is hardly the first time in recent years that a film getting a PG-13 instead of an R rating has upset fans. It seems like a relatively new trend, but horror geeks were displeased when Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell premiered with the lower rating (and many skipped seeing it entirely, convinced it wouldn’t deliver the gory goods) and fans of the Terminator were also vocal in their displeasure when Salvation went for the more commercially viable PG-13.
Those concerned that the planned fifth Terminator film would also be stuck with the rating can now breathe easy. Megan Ellison, owner of Annapurna Pictures (the company producing the next installment), has taken to Twitter to tell everyone that the film will return to the series' R-rated roots. Here’s the exchange, with a Terminator fansite, courtesy of the guys at ComicBookMovie.
By Mike Bracken