The Expendables 2 is PG-13 Because Chuck Norris Says That’s How it’s Gonna Be, And so It is

Chuck Norris in The Expendables 2 (2012) Movie Image

The big hullabaloo this morning was an interview Chuck Norris gave to some foreign newspaper saying that he would not have gotten involved with the cinematic musclefest that is “The Expendables 2″ if there was too many vulgar language in the movie. So basically in order to ensure Norris’ commitment, the script had to be excised of all its cussing — i.e. become PG-13.

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to think of that news. Could that really be true? I’ve often read translated overseas interviews that turned out to be almost completely wrong, and so was a little skeptical. As it turns out, whoever translated the interview got it right. Go figure.

“The Expendables 2″ is, indeed, PG-13 unlike the first movie.

But before you cry foul — hear out Sylvester Stallone, who wrote in to AICN with this message:

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

I could be wrong, but I didn’t really recall all that much swearing in the first movie. Wasn’t the “R” for all the brutal violence Sly and company were perpetrating on each other?

In any case, with so many former A-list tough guys gathering for “The Expendables 2″, let’s face it, the sequel has become almost a parody of the genre (not to mention itself). So yeah, a PG-13 rating means no one drops the F-bomb. Or what is the rule? More than one or two F-bombs? Something like that.

Is a PG-13 rating for “The Expendables” really going to keep you from seeing it, though?



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  • steve

    the thing i liked the most in the expendables was the finally when everybody’s head was blown away by crews, sly, jet li, statham, and that shot in the beginning where lundgren blows a pirate in half, without the violence, its gonna be like the pussy A team movie…
    i really thought this would be my favorite movie of all time, kinda like Con Air but with my fav action stars…. theres no way it can be now, i m soooooooo disapointed, this is gonna feel like a fuckin super hero movie

    i feel like they re gonna make the movie feel very dark to make up for the fact thats it is pg 13 (like in that scene in teaser when church talks to barney) but thats not what i want, i would much rather see a less dark more happy crazy movie with extreme violence and comedy, i wanna be chocked in both ways, this is gonna feel like every james bond, mission impossible, Takers, A team, the Loosers…..
    they’ll just add “emotion” to the movie, fuck that , thats not why we see EXPENDABLES…
    i’m fuckin pissed

    Do they really think 12 year olds wanna see 70 year old Norris, 65 yo Stallone, 64 yo Arnold, 56 yo Willis, 53 year old Lundgren and 51 year old Van damme ????????
    this movie is for people that are at least 18 year olds and grew up watching these guys….
    for Ex1 i really wanted it to make money so it would help green light other awesome badass action movies with a bigger budget and maybe help Adkins and Jai white be like the new Van Damme and Snipes of this generation… then the movie made a shit load of money, and its own sequel wont learn and beneficiate from that ? thats just BULSHITT

    a lot of hardcore fans like myself will not pay to see it in theaters and just sneak in just so they dont get our money, i would rather pay for a random pg 13 movie and sneak in Ex2, and later buy the R rated Bluray so they can understand what a huge mistake they’ve done, i’m whiling to bet it will make less money than the 1st movie…
    i mean obviously Ex 2 is gonna be a big cool action movie anyway, but it would be so much more complete and awesome with an R rating…
    hopefully with the box office down for the sequel, they will give us an R rated Ex 3 !!!

    I just hope universal soldier 4 comes out in theatres and brings more money than EX 2 ! that would make them understand…

    • Thecrow77

      Well stated. This pg-13 crap is BS.

    • Shazam!

      Tell us what you really think – and I’m betting you see it anyways.

  • Anonymous

    Give Stallone credit, it took George Lucas an entire trilogy to piss away the good graces of fans. Expendables will do it with just a couple of numbers and letters from the MPAA

  • Zero-shot

    you dont need cussing to make a good movie. I dont care if its PG or not. people will still get shot,blown up and beaten. you people that think a damn rating makes a movie good are dillusional.