Apparently both “Max Payne” and “Punisher: War Zone” are so punishingly violent and brutal that the MPAA has slapped both films with an “R” rating. Fans of both the Punisher and Max Payne should be rejoicing at this news, although I’m not sure if “Max Payne” director John Moore would share your enthusiasm, since the director has gone on record (and some would say, above and beyond) stating that he desperately wants a PG-13 rating for his movie. I suppose you could now say that John Moore is in … payne? Ahem. Sorry.
THR lists “Punisher: War Zone” as R for:
Rated for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use.
While “Max Payne” got slapped with the R for:
Rated for violence, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.
See, John Moore? The MPAA has already thrown down the gauntlet. Now don’t you think it’s time to go back to the editing room and include that nude scene of Mila Kunis that you left out for the purposes of getting a PG-13 rating?
Wait, there is a nude scene with Mila Kunis in “Max Payne”, right? So why am I going to go see this thing? Oh, right. “Rated for violence, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.”