"It's PG-13. Do you really think only men 40 and over saw the first one? The kids bought tickets to "Eat Pray Love" and walked right into "The Expendables". In fact, they were YOUR kids."
"I get it. I really do. But boobs and blood do not a good movie make. You don't want to go. Don't go. I respect it. But you will miss the greatest thing you've ever seen."
LETTER TO AN EX2 BOYCOTTER:
"Sorry we lost you. But hey, when you come out of the 80's, the rest of the world will still be here. On the last one, kids had to sneak into the theater to see it. Now it'll be all you tough guys who are vowing to boycott number 2. See ya in the theater. (Your disguise isn't working)."
The reaction of the majority of fans to these comments has been hostile. EX2 Blog did their own breakdown of it and even they mention "we are seriously considering if we should keep supporting this masquerade any longer. So disappointed..."
To be honest, I feel for Terry Crews and I really think we have to give the poor guy a break. He's been taking tons of crap and its not right, all he was trying to do was defend a movie he believes in. Right now he's the only one standing up for the movie and he shouldn't be alone, the rest of the cast should be getting involved too. Expendables 2 is taking a major hit from the PG-13 rating and more support needs to be given.
I've said it from the beginning of this and I still stand by my beliefs. I think Expendables 2 will be an amazing film and when its over we are going to forget it was even rated PG-13. If any of us are ever going to get the chance to really enjoy this film we have to go in with the mentality of enjoyment. If your going to try and pick apart every last thing, "that would have been different and this would have been different", then why even bother?
I appreciate how everyone feels on the R rating, I wanted it too, but when it comes time to sit down and see it, just don't forget to enjoy it. If you just can't without an R rating, you really will be missing out.