Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EXPENDABLES 2 News: A PG-13 Rating,
Because Chuck Norris Said So

No really...I know it sounds like it's right in line with that Chuck Norris facts Internet meme, but this time it's 100% true. Norris himself requested that the EXPENDABLES sequel be sanitized and made friendly for a more broader audience.

via Arrow In The Head:
"In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. Fot this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this. But I don't play in movies like this. Due to that I said I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not ereased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13."
This is a very confusing turn of events for the franchise, as the first one went for a hardcore R rating from the MPAA. Now the producers and Stallone are presented with a dilemma: either NOT have Chuck Norris in their movie, after the majority of the filming has been done, or do what he says and tone down the potential badassery (and hope for a no-holds-barred director's cut)?

I can understand that a guy has morals/beliefs/integrity, and there are just some that you won't even bend on; but shouldn't a guy also have some moral flexibility for the good of everyone else? I mean, come on, this is THE EXPENDABLES, Chuck! It's just GOT to have blood, guts, babes, and profanity! Do you really mean to sit all of these testosterone-pumped action stars down and tell them to behave themselves? I know you're the eldest of the group, but come on...

story via Arrow In The Head

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