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Curses! Mr. + Mrs. Smith = PG-13

Old 05-18-05, 01:33 AM
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Curses! Mr. + Mrs. Smith = PG-13

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, intense action, sexual content and brief strong language

This one looked like one badass violent, sexy shoot-'em-up (in the vein of True Lies). I love Doug Liman, he did a good job with the Bourne Identity (PG13 as well), but that was much more restrained action. I was hoping they'd go with an R. Oh well, at least I'll have some 12-year-olds to hang out with in the theater...
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Old 05-18-05, 01:45 AM
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Is this really a surprise to anyone? R-rated action movies are an endangered species. Hell, Alien vs. Predator was PG-13 for God's sake. Even R-rated horror movies are becoming a rarity.
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Old 05-18-05, 01:52 AM
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Did you really think that a big summer movie with two big stars would be rated R?
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Old 05-18-05, 01:56 AM
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I was hoping! I guess it was kinda like AvP...the way the trailers look, you say to yourself, "there's no way that's PG-13". The scenes with her in the corset/garters and them kissing, etc...

I miss the days of summer movies like The Rock, Con Air, Face-Off, True Lies, etc. (strangely, most starring Nic Cage)

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Old 05-18-05, 03:53 AM
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I wanted to see Anglina Jolie nude scenes, guess I'm waiting for when this plays on regular t.v. then.
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Old 05-18-05, 05:42 AM
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This just means that Fox will release a bare bones DVD with the theatrical cut. Then three months later release an Unrated Special Edition.
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I distinctly remember reading this in another thread.
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Old 05-18-05, 06:50 AM
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The movie looked like horseshit, but some obligatory Jolie nudity could have made it somewhat watchable, fuck it!
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Old 05-18-05, 08:26 AM
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I never even thought it would be rated R. If they release and R cut to DVD with Angelina Jolie showing some flesh that would be as good as money in the bank though!
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Old 05-18-05, 08:38 AM
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Old 05-18-05, 09:22 AM
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Angelina Jolie's nudity is a never-ending source of amusement to me.

It's not an obsession with the rating itself, but the movies they're shovelling into the ratings. Unless you're happy with watching the Edited for Television version of whatever was originally going to be released, before some exec realized that PG13 makes more money...I don't mind PG or PG13 when it's appropriate (most superhero movies, Star Wars, etc). It's when movies that children should clearly not be watching are edited down so children can watch them.
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[DVDTALK]PG13=teh suck[/DVDTALK]
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Old 05-18-05, 10:16 AM
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Oh come on, this movie was intended from day 1 to be PG-13. The plotline, the stars, etc. It's obvious.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Oh come on, this movie was intended from day 1 to be PG-13. The plotline, the stars, etc. It's obvious.
Wow. I almost fell for it. Read it twice before I was going to make some dumb ass comment, then I look to the left and see Groucho is at it again.
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I'm not joking. It's basically True Lies Redux. It's designed with mass market appeal. Of course it's going to be PG-13.
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Old 05-18-05, 10:55 AM
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While the concept of this film could make an awesome R rated action film, given the talent involved, I too would probably agree with the assessment that this film was intended as a pg-13 flick from the beginning. Who knows though.
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It does look like True Lies Redux...of course, True Lies is rated R (and one of my favorite action movies...where's the SE?!).

I'll still be there opening day, I was just hoping for something a little harder... I know it's trendy to hate PG13 movies around here, but I usually don't mind them, as long as it's done because it's appropriate, and not to make more money (off the ticket sales now, and the sudden double-dip on the unrated later).
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Old 05-18-05, 11:36 AM
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I thought it was pretty obvious this movie wasn't gonna be hard.
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Also, side note - Now that we all know that everything is released as an "unrated" DVD anyway, why don't they go ahead and shoot for the R/NC17? If they're going to release it as "too hot for theaters", why not make it so? It's not like you're going to offend the guy who buys the unrated DVD.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I'm not joking. It's basically True Lies Redux. It's designed with mass market appeal. Of course it's going to be PG-13.
I honestly don't know how he makes every post so funny.


Seriously though, I thought this movie looked like yet another lame PG-13 action movie from the moment I saw the first trailer (not that I think PG-13 movies are lame, just that I was positive it would be PG-13). I highly doubt there will be an unrated directors cut.
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From what I read, they did shoot this in the conclusion that it was going to be rated R. There was some very hot Jolie/Pitt sex scenes that will likely get cut. This is probably why the movie was delayed and shit, I've been seeing trailers for this flick for like 2 years it seems!
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
From what I read, they did shoot this in the conclusion that it was going to be rated R. There was some very hot Jolie/Pitt sex scenes that will likely get cut. This is probably why the movie was delayed and shit, I've been seeing trailers for this flick for like 2 years it seems!
Delayed?

Trailers for two years?

Heavens, what will you write next!
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Old 05-18-05, 12:51 PM
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Yeah this movie finished shooting last fall and was always intended as a summer 2005 release. No delays, and there certainly wasn't a trailer around more then 6 months or so ago.

As for it being R rated...while I like seeing Angelina naked, I hardly will skip this film over that. Liman has impressed me before, so he's got my money.
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Old 05-18-05, 02:16 PM
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I loved Liman's PG-13 Bourne Identity, I think I will still give this one a whirl. I don't give a shit if a movie is rated G as long as it is smartly done and well put together.
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