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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:44 am

Yup, I'm impressed. I've always dreamed of an R-rated TF movie. Dang, it's gonna be great if we get an R-rated flick in the form of a PG-13 flick.
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Postby Casual Matt » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:49 am

R Rated Transformers? God knows that'd give some people their wish.
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Postby First-Aid » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:00 pm

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I'm interested in finding out if this was borderline PG-13/R or if they actually had to cut items out. It doesn't mention anything about cutting scenes, it just says that Steven Spielberg changed their minds about it.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:26 pm

If you drop the f bomb like 3 times its an automatic r rating, regardless of violence, nudity or anything, I'm sure there will be blood and some robot dismemberment thrown in there as well.
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Postby Autobot032 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:29 pm

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I'd surely hope it wasn't even close to a "R" rating.
I also hope that there is no F-word type language.

This is TransFormers, not Alien(s), and it shouldn't be.

It's not meant to be graphic, gory, over the top.

It's supposed to be entertaining, and fun. If your idea of those two involves heavy amounts of sex, foul language, and extreme graphic violence, well boo hoo. He's not catering this to you, or anyone else. Deal with it.

"R" rated TFs....come on...get real.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:16 pm

I dont think its that unusual for an action movie to get an r rating upon the first review, they then give it a second screening and re-evaluate, A lot of it probably comes down to the action aspect. Also, Bay said in the beginning that it wont be a kid's toy movie, so it will be very unkidlike in nature.
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Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:29 pm

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The movie will be PG-13. They (Your pick: Hasbro, Paramount, Dreamworks, Spielberg, etc) wouldn't let this movie be a rated R movie. It would kill it at the box office (most R movies do not shatter box office records). They need this movie to be a PG-13 flick from a business perspective.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:40 pm

I wanna see the "unrated, unicron edition" on dvd, I heard arcee is on a pin-up poster in the sleeping cabin of optimus' truck mode
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Postby Bluebullet » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:43 pm

1bigray wrote:I wanna see the "unrated, unicron edition" on dvd, I heard arcee is on a pin-up poster in the sleeping cabin of optimus' truck mode

That's scary. I think she's a guy in the prequel. :SICK:
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Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:04 pm

heh watch the movie "just one of the guys" if he/she looks like that main character and does what she does at the end, i'm down
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Postby Bluebullet » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:28 pm

They had to cut some things to make it PG-13, huh? I hope they dropped the "Megatron"'s vampire act.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:45 pm

What a load of crap.
There is no way that a film tentatively rated "R" would be bumped down to a "PG" because an Executive Producer "put it in context"
If films like Harry Potter couldnt get an "M" rating bumped down to a "PG" then theres no way this could happen.

Also I thought the film wasnt finished, so how could the MPAA see it? If the MPAA is like their British and Australian counterparts, they would not be bale to rate a film until they see the finalised version that is to be released.
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Postby Barricade » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:52 pm

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i_amtrunks wrote:What a load of crap.
There is no way that a film tentatively rated "R" would be bumped down to a "PG" because an Executive Producer "put it in context"
If films like Harry Potter couldnt get an "M" rating bumped down to a "PG" then theres no way this could happen.

Also I thought the film wasnt finished, so how could the MPAA see it? If the MPAA is like their British and Australian counterparts, they would not be bale to rate a film until they see the finalised version that is to be released.
well it IS STEPHEN FRICKEN SPIELBERG WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE :P
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Postby lordmegatron44 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:03 pm

i think it will be PG-13...
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Postby Ninja Sixshot » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:30 pm

thats crazy. rated R. pg-13 is more understanding
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Postby tequila stu » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:14 pm

Autobot032 wrote:I'd surely hope it wasn't even close to a "R" rating.
I also hope that there is no F-word type language.

This is TransFormers, not Alien(s), and it shouldn't be.

It's not meant to be graphic, gory, over the top.

It's supposed to be entertaining, and fun. If your idea of those two involves heavy amounts of sex, foul language, and extreme graphic violence, well boo hoo. He's not catering this to you, or anyone else. Deal with it.

"R" rated TFs....come on...get real.


precisely why it should be "R" rated.
i very much doubt that someone being chased, shot at is going to shout out. 'oh bother', or 'sugar' or 'Jings!'

they are more likely to shout out 'holy "F bomb" i dont want to die' or 'what the "F bomb" is that' or other equally awesome examples of dropping the f bomb.......
and they may say its a kiddies film, but to be fair, if it was, they would have been better off going to Disney, Pixar etc rather than the route of action film summer blockbuster.
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Postby Basketball Jones » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:24 pm

Isn't it true that Sunbow opted to have Spike say "****" in the original film to simply raise the rating of it to PG?

If Bay included profanity to raise the rating, he'd be keeping with one G1 tradition, at least.

Of course, in the United States, a synonym for feces was judged to be more damaging to children than watching their animated heroes get shot and killed by gunfire in movie theaters.
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Postby Stormrider » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:29 am

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i_amtrunks wrote:What a load of crap.
There is no way that a film tentatively rated "R" would be bumped down to a "PG" because an Executive Producer "put it in context"
If films like Harry Potter couldnt get an "M" rating bumped down to a "PG" then theres no way this could happen.

Also I thought the film wasnt finished, so how could the MPAA see it? If the MPAA is like their British and Australian counterparts, they would not be bale to rate a film until they see the finalised version that is to be released.


I'm not familiar with "M". Where does that fall in terms of PG, PG-13, and R?
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Postby Elita One » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:10 am

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Gutsman Heavy wrote:That'll be an M for Australians then

But the local distribtors will appeal OFLC to get PG rating anyway. But a M rating doesn't stop the little ones seeing it, when I saw Star Wars Ep3 and the LOTR movies there were quite a few kids in the cinema watching. I see the MPAA R rating as a good thing, shows you can take a licence that's for young ones and give a maturity to it.

I'm not familiar with "M". Where does that fall in terms of PG, PG-13, and R?

Depending on the film, it can be between PG-13 and R. Hope this helps.
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Postby Bartrim » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:21 pm

I believe that in Australia M is merely recommended for mature audiences and MA is restricted to mature audiences. So that is why little ones can go see Star Wars Ep 3 and LOTR.
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Postby The One and Only » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:12 pm

One thing you must know about the dadblasted MPAA is that they're a trippy lot. What may offend one group of the ratings board, might not affect the other in the same way. Heck,you can't swing a dead trophy wife without hearing some horror story of how producers and directors pull thier hair out over how to work around thier recommendations to achieve the desired rating. For the flick American Psycho , the MPAA gave it an NC-17 not over violence or sex, but because they didn't like how Christan Bale admired his psyhique in a mirror. :HEADHURTS: Likewise some of thier reasons behind demanding certain cuts in films have been rather vague. Leaving producers and directors pulling out thier hair trying figure out what it was that put a bug up thier butts so to get the rating they're under contract to get.:BANG_HEAD: Hell,a couple of Spielberg's own classic flicks got banned(
I'm rather pleased that this news is coming up. It sounds like this flick won't be pulling any punches like the flicks of my youth(which seems way too long ago anymore). E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark were banned in Scandinavia ,and back those two got PG ratings.
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Postby Basketball Jones » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:16 am

Oh, and let's not forget this amusing line from GTA:

"Rated R for ******."
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Postby UFO » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:10 pm

R?

Okay...?
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