With the release date of the highly-anticipated Terminator: Salvation quickly approaching, WB is really gearing up the advertising for the new movie. An “extended look” is set to air on Wednesday night, April 15, during the show Bones. Basically, Warner Brothers bought a lot of advertising slots and will show one long trailer. That’s actually kind of great. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about this movie.
The rating of Terminator: Salvation has been a little bit of an issue between the director, McG, and Warner Brothers; McG wanted the movie to have an R rating, and WB wanted to have a PG-13 rating. Obviously, a lower rating means the teenagers can watch the movie with ease. No sneaking in for the under 17 crowd! Apparently, McG fought a good fight, but the MPAA has officially come to the decision that the movie will have a PG-13 rating. WB studios 1, McG 0.
It’s widely known that PG-13 movies do better at the box office, and I’m sure with a movie like this, the more teens they can squeeze in the better. I don’t think it will effect the film too much. The fact that there was even a debate shows that they didn’t have to cut that much to make the change. It’s probably just one extra blood spurt, or a errant boob somewhere.
Although, sadly, it will be dulled down enough to not fit in with it’s predecessors. The entire Terminator series has had an R rating, so this will be the first, made-for-teen-Terminator. I just hope that the movie hasn’t been toned down too much to meet the PG-13 rating. Hopefully, they went more of The Dark Knight route and are able to pull off the R-tone with the PG-13 content.
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed? Does it really matter at all?