"Harry, the film is fantastic with Van Damme turning in an inspired performance... Our final battle is one for the ages. The PG13 rumor is true, but before your readers pass judgement, trust me when I say this film is LARGE in every way and delivers on every level. This movie touches on many emotions which we want to share with the broadest audience possible, BUT, fear not, this Barbeque of Grand scale Ass Bashing will not leave anyone hungry...Sly"
My initial reaction to the rumors of a PG-13 rating were universal with everyone else, massive disappointment. However, after reading Sly's statement I am going to wait until my first viewing of the film to pass judgement. If the film still delivers the way Sly says it does then I think we will all be overjoyed and share a sigh of relief. But.....should the film fail to deliver on its hardcore promise....there will be hell to pay.
Let's face it, Expendables was great but the cast put together for Expendables 2 has the potential to eclipse the first film a million times over. If done right, this movie can be massively successful. But come August 17th, if were debating that the film was 'missing' that extra punch that put it over the top, we will all be looking back at that PG-13 rating and wondering, would that have made the difference between 'Great' and 'Amazing'?
Sly, for now I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, I trust you will still deliver an amazing film despite the PG-13 rating......
Who's with me?