Wait, So Max Payne is NOT Supposed to be R-Rated?

Director John Moore, the man behind the upcoming Mark Wahlberg videogame movie “Max Payne”, is more than a tad peeved at the MPAA, the industry’s powerful organization that dishes out those ratings to your favorite movies. The issue? The cut of “Max Payne” that Moore turned in got an R-Rating for, one presumes, excessive violence. But wait, here’s the kicker — John Moore DIDN’T want an R-rating! Wha…? Did John Moore even saw the trailer for his own movie? Methinks when Mark Wahlberg went on the publicity round bragging about the violent nature of his movie, he wasn’t exactly thinking PG-13 cartoon violence.

Here’s what Moore told game site Dasgamer about the rating, and why he’s so pissed off:

We’re right in the middle of it now. We’re suffering from what I call Batman blowback. The Motion Picture Association of America gave The Dark Knight a PG-13 rating and basically sucked Warner Bros. cock. I have a serious amount of issues with the MPAA. Did you know it was made up of volunteers? As if that somehow excludes them from some type of wrongdoing. You can’t serve on it if you’re a homosexual or if you didn’t grow up in a shared parenthood home. Go to their website and read their charter about what gives a fair and balanced view for typical parents. We’re still strangled by an association that’s straight out of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Yes, that’s right, John, because you know, there’s nothing Hollywood hates more than gay people and excess. Where has this guy been working the last 20 years? Mars?

Moore goes to blame “The Dark Knight”, which somehow, someway, got a PG-13 rating:

They really hung themselves with The Dark Knight. Every other filmmaker in town is knocking on their door saying, “Please sir, may I have my PG-13 rating and be as fair to my movie as you were to The Dark Knight.”

He’s got a point. “The Dark Knight” was violent. I mean, really, REALLY violent. Disturbingly violent, in fact, and it somehow skirted with a PG-13 rating. How many people did the Joker kill? About a gazillion? How many people got blown up? A trillion? Point is, that movie was NOT appropriate for 13 year olds. It should have gotten an R rating.

But perhaps the bigger point is — wait, Moore wanted “Max Payne” to be PG-13? WTF?

Below: Here’s what Max Payne thinks of your PG-13 rating, John Moore.

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