I guess it was inevitable.
The latest version in the Expendables franchise, due for release in mid-August, will be PG-13. This move makes Expendables 3 go from that movie that annoying kids snuck into to that movie that the annoying kids bought a ticket for.
Rocky himself explains.
“We want to reach as many people as possible,” he said, giving little care that the people he wants to reach usually ruin the entire experience by playing on their phone the entire time. “It’s very close to an R, believe me, it’s right there. But I think we owe it to the next generation. We thought we’d join that club for a while.”
Granted, making a movie PG-13 doesn’t automatically make it a bad movie, but when your movie is known for a ridiculous amount of action and violence and absolutely, positively not the plot, the rating downgrade can only be seen as negative.
I guess we’ll find out what happens when Expendables 3 opens August 15th, but as for me, I’ll check it out when it hits Blu-Ray.