Confirmed: Expendables 2 Will be PG-13

We should have known that any rumor started by Chuck Norris couldn’t be a rumor, and even if it were a rumor, the minute it left his mouth it would become fact. Earlier in a foreign interview Norris said that Expendables 2 would be PG-13 per his request. Now this has been confirmed by Ain’t it Cool in a statement from Sylvester Stallone.

The PG13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry.

It makes sense for them to try and capture more of an audience this time around, and one sure-fire way Hollywood has found to do that is lower the rating to get that teen crowd in the theater. There’s probably a certain amount of people that won’t see this sequel that saw the original, mainly because the first film ended up as a flawed homage to 80’s and 90’s action flicks. This change in rating could fill those now empty seats and more. In all honesty I don’t remember the original being filled with cursing, and I won’t miss the CGI blood effects either, although Terry Crews blowing people away with that big gun was pretty fun. I doubt this will have much affect on whether this is a good movie or not, and certainly should be no judge of a fun time.

One thought on “Confirmed: Expendables 2 Will be PG-13

  • January 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    It’s a good business decision on their part. The PG-13 rating will draw in the younger demographic and in all likelihood increase the box office beyond what the 1st film made.


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