Good news, everyone! The upcoming Judge Dredd adaptation, Dredd, has received an R-rating, proving that every now and then, the MPAA can do something right. Dredd is rated R for strong and bloody violence, language, drug use, and some sexual content. Boo-YA!
Of course, it was kind of a foregone conclusion that Dredd would get its R. Here’s what producer Andrew Macdonald said back in 2010:
The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real. There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously.
DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.
Dredd, directed by Vantage Point’s Peter Travis and written by 28 Days Later’s Alex Garland, opens in theaters later this year on September 21st, 2012.
Source: Geek Tyrant
The Countdown continues for the highly anticipated film of the summer, The Dark Knight Rises, and we here at Nerdbastards have been keeping our ear to the ground for any new tidbits of information and we have received a secret transmission from Nolan headquarters.
In December we got to see the masked villian, Bane, in all his creepy gravely voiced goodnes,s and this 5 minute prologue introducing Bane was rated by the MPAA as PG-13. Now the MPAA has finally decided the rating for the film as a whole, and it should be no surprise to anyone that they decided the rest of the film can keep the same rating of PG-13. While some may have been expecting a darker film to end the series, which would then receive an R-rating, it is the film’s best interest to be available for a larger audience demographic. Plus, it isn’t like this rating is anything new for the current Batman trilogy installment seeing as the last two films, Batman Begins & Batman: The Dark Knight, have consecutively received PG-13. Of course the naysayers will complain that the film doesn’t have enough “blood & gore” or that the violence demonstrated is easily available to young children who will replicate what they see.
On that front I have this to say, “Grow Up!”If you want to complain about voilence being so accesible why don’t you also look at the videogames, television shows, and novels that are being produced every day that have no “Child-Proof” filter. More and more children are watching and interacting with violent scenarios in their day to day lives, it is not the job of the MPAA to keep “your” children from acting like fools if you don’t teach them the difference between right/wrong or real/fantasy.
Anyways, the MPAA notes cite the film for “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, and language” as their reasons for the PG-13. The violence and action in the film are in line for what has been viewed in previous installments. The “sensuality” portion on the other hand can be attributed to Catwoman ’cause she is one sexually charged chick. (giggity) If you don’t believe me just watch Batman Returns.
That is all our Batman news for now, so make sure to mark on your calendar that The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20.
James Mangold, who has directed 3:10 to Yuma and Knight and Day, will be directing The Wolverine — and you can put your amazing powers of deduction to the test in determining what that film is.
Hugh Jackman recently got the rumor mill started by dropping a very interesting nugget of information about The Wolverine. The flick might have two cuts by the end of the process: one PG-13 version for the sweet, impressionable little kiddies out there, and one R-rated version for us ornery bastards.
This would be fuckin’ awesome.
This is what Hugh Jackman actually said to MTV about this:
“There’s such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine. I’ve always felt that. I know a lot of fans would like that. I totally get it. If there was ever a superhero that was going to be R-rated, it’s Wolverine. However, in the last ten years, I’ve also met many, many 12, 13, dare I say 10, 14, 15 year-olds who, for them, Wolverine is not just cool, you see it in their eyes. He’s everything to them. So my thing is — which James Mangold and I talked about — is let’s not put it off the table. There’s even a talk of us doing two versions, as in finding a way for us to do both as you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.”
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Ok, so as tiny nerdlings we all watched cartoons and going back and watching them over is definitely satisfying, BUT what if our favorite childhood shows had grown and matured with us. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities these innocent childhood shows could have if we added a little mature content…