The internet went bonkers last week when 20th Century Fox announced that a Deadpool movie was coming out in February 2016. The internet went bonkers again when various reports claimed Deadpool would be a PG-13 movie.
Per haps I’m in the minority here, but I don’t see the big deal.
The Pg-13 of today is not the same PG-13 we grew up with. When I was younger, PG-13 action movie was a death sentence for that movie.To me it meant a movie couldn’t reach its full potential because they were saddled with a poor rating. But let’s face it, that’s not the case anymore.
These days with a PG-13 rating you can get away with a ton more violence than ever before. The comic book movie boom owes a lot to PG-13, even the Lord of the Rings films benefited from the rating.
Look around, most successful action flicks are not rated R anymore. The days of hardcore action flicks from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone are long gone.
The only thing you can’t do in PG-13 movies is use curse words. Well, there’s a solution to that. A. You could spend 20 minutes with TNU’s Laneit and you’ll hear more cursing than in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Or B. Use the inability to curse to your advantage.
Make it some weird mutant power that blocks Deadpool from swearing. Or bleep him out, then have Deadpool break the fourth wall wondering what that bloody bleeping noise is.
A rating is just a rating, but there are ways to work around it. You gotta look on the bright side kids: Regardless of the rating, We’re finally getting a Deadpool movie.