You've all seen the news that the Expendables series has turned PG13. In the words of Eoin from ActionElite, come August while watching the third installment of the Expendables franchise we will have to sit next to moronic kids while they text their even dumber buddies, it's the sad reality. The past couple of days I've been very confused about the future of this website, I'm beyond pissed and disappointed that something I have spent so much time on promoting (for free) has turned into a cheap cash grab. I am in agreement with many of you when I say this whole rating change doesn't make much sense. The life blood of this series is from the ensemble cast recognition, something which teenagers will not have, so why will they care?
Many of you have been asking if we will continue reporting on the film. Let me be clear on this, Expendables Premiere not covering the Expendables series is akin to the site drinking poison. We might as well close our doors in that case. The EX series is the primary thing we discuss and report the news for on here and this site would be severely damaged if we chose to ignore Expendables 3 and further sequels.
Three years ago when Chuck Norris let it slip that Expendables 2 would be PG-13, I was one of the most vocal supporters of a boycott of the film. However, we're in a different scenario now then when we were back then. We had many months in advance before Expendables 2's release to effect change (which we successfully did) Now though we have insufficient time to effect the same change. Some people have been saying that if Expendables 3 bombs, we will get a rated R Expendables 4...It doesn't work that way, there just won't be an Expendables 4.
This series is staying PG-13 from here on out. It saddens and disgusts me to no end, but it's fact. On Thursday the site will resume it's coverage of the film, including all the pictures, videos and information from the Cannes film festival. We will continue to report on Expendables 3, but are no longer excited for the film.
Instead of being the greatest pure action movie ever like it was suppose to be, it will likely be the worst in the series and the rating will probably mark the death of the franchise.
I need a drink.