It’s not unusual for an action-based film to end up with a PG-13 rating. The proliferation of violence and explosions tends to have the MPAA doing their guesswork on the side of caution. And X-Men: Days of Future Past will not be the first super hero flick to receive this rating. One reason, however, is a bit different than with other comic movies. Read on for more.
The MPAA blurb explaining the rating goes as follows:
…sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.
Nudity? I can’t think of any super hero film thus far that’s actually pushed that button. It seems as if Bryan Singer and DoFP have gone the extra mile and we’ll be getting an eyeful of fleshy goodness at least once during the film. Don’t expect the bouncing breasts and dangling man-parts of something R-rated, however. Likely it’s just a naked butt or two. After all, the movie almost certainly would have received the PG-13 rating regardless.
And here’s my question to the Nerd Readers – Is it about time to push the envelope a bit and start putting some more intense nudity into our favorite super hero movies? Or is it something that’s completely unnecessary? Something that’s downright offensive? Sound off, my minions.