Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby P-Tron » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:14 pm

It only takes one scene or shot in a scene to push a movie into an R rating. It possible GM could cut out 3 secs of the film and get a PG13 rating.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby Stamper » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:44 pm

Funny how some continue to deny it's R despite all the evidence to the contrary.

I think this movie will change the way the blockbusters are rated. Cue reboots of reboots previously rated PG-13 including Robocop and Terminator lol.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby seriz » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:04 pm

yep, but people who think the R rating is strange are people who saw the movie. That, for me, made their point of view a little bit more interesting than the average comment...
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby Ol' Coyote » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:40 pm

Well, right now the only possibility is that they edited some scenes after the screenings. But the big question is why ? We'll find out on May 15th.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby Stamper » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:14 pm

Preview screenings are never complete. Maybe they had taken out some violence, to test if the film worked out that way.

Perhaps they decided to go full uncut because the movie was more in your face and eventful if not somewhat neutered.

All that count is the final version. It's a R. :)
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby MachRider » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:23 am

Stamper wrote:Preview screenings are never complete. Maybe they had taken out some violence, to test if the film worked out that way.

Perhaps they decided to go full uncut because the movie was more in your face and eventful if not somewhat neutered.


Could be. After all, Miller is fond of short, intensive outbursts of violence - both in MM1 and especially in MM2. Censored Roadwarrior TV cut is essentially a PG version.

Or maybe the extra filming in Australia has something to do with all this. That was done after Miller "convinced" the studio about whatever.
And WB obviously knows more than we do. Maybe their research has shown R rating would better suit their strategy. We'll see...
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby DGSimo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:44 am

I don't think much of anything has changed from what blackmocco saw to what the final cut is in regards to content.

Again it could just be that the MPAA feel differently, who have always been an enigma with some of their ratings choice, and felt that Fury Road dealt with more adult themes and the constant "intense" violence and action from start to finish was more suited for adults than young teenagers and kids.
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby Ol' Coyote » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:57 am

Well, this one is a very, very long chase with nonstop violent crash and fights. Could be the reason they rate it R.

Then again, Beyond Thunderdome had some violent scenes that could be seen as R to me. Death of Blaster and the slave got shot by crossbow on his thigh were pretty violent for a PG13 (at least to me).
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby Stamper » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:56 pm

Also there's the bad guy giving the finger when he dies -- in a bloody PG movie LOL
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Re: Mad Max: Fury Road rated 'R' in the US

Postby DGSimo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:45 pm

The ratings system in the US was vastly different though prior to 1984. Up until then you went from PG to R and X which meant R was for the late teens and adults and anything else was PG. So films like Poltergeist and Gremlins were PG at the time. :lol:

Problem was that parents opinion and impressions was that PG=baby fun time and a babysitter for their kids and R=adult only features. So when features that should of been an R were given PG ratings it became an issue and Steve Spielberg convinced the MPAA that there needed to be a middle ground bridging PG - R. PG-13 was created in 1984 and yeah if a film wasn't ultra gory, violent or sexually explicit then it got a PG-13 rating. This was all good until "nipple gate" in 2004 or so when Janet Jackson's nipple was exposed on live TV during the Super Bowl and created a "scandal" which effectively neutered everything.

It's why PG-13 really lost it's effectiveness since it's not the same PG-13 it was when it was created and so a lot of people just get annoyed and fed up when action films get that rating because you know it'd probably be more akin to a PG film now. :? Like honestly, if they edited the rape scene in Mad Max 2 then under the old standard it would of been PG-13 but I think if you tried rating it now it would still be an R just because how things changed in 2004.
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