"The Expendables" must be R-Rated

Producer Avi Lerner has recently stated that the upcoming action movie 'The Expendables' might very well be released with a PG-13 rating. This movie, starring such 80s action beasts as Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Bruce Willis as well as more recent bad-asses such as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Jet Li and Jason Statham, could without a doubt be the action movie of the century. But if movie history has taught us anything, it is that an action movie is only truly great if it has a R-rating (Die Hard, Predator, The Terminator) whereas softened-up PG-13 kiddy-films like Die Hard 4 and Terminator Salvation seem to become forgotten and uninteresting. If we can't enjoy random sprays of blood, people losing limbs and the hero shouting "Yippee kay-ay Motherfucker!", then what's the point of the action movie We want the adrenaline rush! Also, the main target audience for this film is clearly the action-flick fanboys (like yours truly) who worships the gritty action movies of the 80s. A movie with all the 80s stars thrown together in one film is a dream come true! But if this film turns out to be PG-13, I may very well not even bother seeing it in the cinema (wheras I would probably see it 6 times in the cinema if it is R-rated). Please, Avi Lerner! Don't be seduced by moralist, family-friendly Happy Meal-Hollywood, and give this movie a rating it deserves! We want an R-Rated "The Expendables"!


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    Sean Casserly, United States

    5 years ago Comments: The target audience for this, whether the producers realize it or not, are men in their mid to late 20's and 30's that grew up with the uber violence of 80's action movies. What's the point of making it PG-13 when your chief audience is well over 17 to begin with?
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    John, United States

    5 years ago Comments: This movie will lose TONS of money if it ends up being PG-13, because none of the target audience will go see it. The procuders have to understand that.
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    Michael Connelly, United States

    5 years ago
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