Sylvester Stallone Explains Why The Expendables 3 Is Rated PG-13
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.19.2014
And he reveals what will be different this time...
In an interview with Deadline at the Cannes Film Festival, Sylvester Stallone revealed that The Expendables 3 will be rated PG-13. Here are highlights:
On the film going for a PG-13 rating: "We want to reach as many people as possible. 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."
On how action movies today are different: "Directors and actors are giving audiences what they want. I think we are exactly where we should be. Arnold, Mel and I, we belong to a different generation so we do what we understand… I believe it's all a matter of evolution and eventually it will revert back."
On what will be different about this movie: "With the first one, I didn't know which direction to go. It was experimental, more dramatic and heavier. In the second one, I think we went too far in the comedy and one liners. (For the third film) I realized we should get back to being more dramatic. When men and women know each other, there's a kind of human comedy, not jokes, but when the action starts I don't like to do jokes. So, I believe we finally got it right on the third one. It's kind of like marriage."