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Terminator Salvation PG-13?

MoonBloodgood.jpgWhat the fuss is I don't know, but Terminator Salvation looks like it's going to be PG-13 after all and not the R-rating that so many people were hoping for. According to some marketing material that has just been released the film won't be an R-rated one, how do we know?

Well there's a huge PG-13 rating plastered on the marketing for Pizza Hut, who else would advertise robots from the future here to destroy humanity? I'll have a hot 'n' spicy please, without much heat or spiciness.

I have to admit that I get caught up in this too, the desire to see a film get an R-rating because it will undoubtedly mean it will be harder, more violent and so on. However there's a bigger question here, does an R-rating really mean a better film?

Well not at all in my book, I've seen great psychological horrors that have pretty low ratings, haven't you? So why does Terminator have to have an R-rating? Some may argue that it's the violent scenes of fighting robots and non-humans, but in my mind I struggle with why that would be deemed so violent, there's no blood, they're not human.

The other thing that bothers me is that the story from ComicBookMovies reminds us of the fact that McG was talking about the topless scene of Moon Bloodgood in Terminator Salvation as one reason why it should be R-rated.

Bloodgood was quite proud of the shot herself, and I know us males would be upon seeing it, but is that the scene that really would tip Terminator Salvation from a PG-13 to an R-rating? If it is then surely we'd be no worse off with the PG-13 than the R-rated film? After all it wasn't the violence, storyline, or thriller aspect that seems to have been tipping it over the rating line.

Just remember that The Dark Knight (Filmstalker review) was PG-13, so why can't Terminator Salvation be the same?



A film shouldn't be affected by it's rating unless the director has been pressured to cut scenes to push for a PG-13. I don't think McG has been pressured as he has said that the film will be given it's rating based on the overall cut.

I can understand why some people want an R-Rated film because the the previous three Terminator films were in the U.S. (yes, including T3, which had a 12A rating here in the U.K.)

I'm sure the film will be good no matter what.


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