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November 24, 2014
 

Expendables 3 PG-13 Rating Was a ‘Horrible Miscalculation’

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In a recent interview with Crave online Sylvester Stallone discussed how the PG-13 rating ended up being a “horrible miscalculation”.

The interviewer asked: “Do you think future Expendables movies should be R-rated from the get go?

Stallone replied: Absolutely unequivocally yes.  I believe it was a horrible miscalculation on everyone’s part in trying to reach a wider audience, but in doing such, diminish the violence that the audience expects. I’m quite certain it won’t happen again.”

 

 

Personally, the rating was only a small part of the film’s problems; the crap CG and too many characters was the biggest thing that bothered me about it.

Sly also talks about killing off characters: “This is a big conflict for me because in an R-rated film it is difficult to believe that none of the heroes die. I personally just believe that the characters become identifiable and their demise could put a dark cloud over an audience exiting the theatre after seeing the film. But that may change in Expendables 4…

I have actually entertained the idea of putting the group into such an unnatural environment that it, in an of itself, creates extra suspense and tension: the “fish out of water” scenario. That environment might not be time travel, but nearly just as jarring.” 

You can head on over to Crave to read the full interview which also talks about potential ideas for the next film…

Source: Crave

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



 
 

 
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