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R-Rating for Prometheus?

After months and months of speculation about the rating, today we’re one step closer to finding out what that will be. An IMDB user by the name of dvonnesoneek  has posted a pre-sales ticket stub which features an R-Rating. While this isn’t absolute proof of the rating… the movie still hasn’t officially been rated by the MPAA yet but here’s hoping it will be.

 R-Rating for Prometheus?

Thanks to JaaayDee for the news.



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  1. josh_axey
    Hopefully in Australia I see this rating
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nintendo.com.au%2Ftemplate_images%2Fratings%2Fma_15.jpg&hash=33f6f6078ab378289c4c6efb21705311
    A pretty sure thing I reckon.

    Yup. Which is OK, as long as it is more towards the R side of MA-15, not the M side. :laugh:
    I haven't been to see an R rated movie here in a while...
  2. Wobblyboddle77
    What the film companies and directors do alot nowadays is if a film in production is aimed at a particular rating such as pg-13 , a company such as fox will send an action scene to the m.p.a.a and liase with them over whether it's okay as it is or something has to be ommitted or blood digitally removed, even a camera angle-reframed, or profanity edited. The ratings boards in countries such as the u.s. and u.k need a massive over-hauling and updating, these people who rate the films seem to be frozen in time, take a look at terminator 3 in the U.S. it received an R, yet exactly the same cut received a 12a in the uk. Hunger games received a pg-13 in the states, when the bbfc got hold of it they nearly had a stroke and demanded massive edits to the blood and injuries on the weapons and characters. Alot of this leaves people scratching their heads. Don't get me wrong, i'm over the moon prometheus got an R/15, i just hope it's not c.g blood added like fox did with the abomination that was AVP. Ratings need more flexibility, so we have choice and are independant enough to make our own decisions regarding what films to see and our children to watch. Transformers 3 is alot more intense and violent than the avengers, yet both are pg-13/12a. Casino Royale was very violent for a pg-13/12a and so was the dark knight in it's intensity, and nolan has pushed the envelope further with The Dark Knight rises according to Christian Bale. These ratings boards need to move out've the stone age, get their fingers out, so we get to see films in all their uneditied form like they're meant to be. Tom Rothman really surprised me about letting prometheus being an R/15, but after films such as x men 3 and the AVP franchise i'm still very weary of him and his fox execs.
  3. Xenomorphine
    I don't think anybody here did either. It was a joke, sir. I found on the fence of belivability someone could actually bitch about the lack of Theron being in her birthday suit.

    I wasn't referring to this forum. ;)

    There have been quite a few where people have quite genuinely been wetting their pants over that alleged scene for several months. Even more hilarious/tragic is the number of 'likes' such comments seem to generate.
  4. Gunflyer
    I'm not too sure to be honest, SM. I'd imagine there was an international minority bitching about the rating. Like I mentioned above, the most recent complaint (now an R rating is official) is that it won't be 'R' enough. Whatever the hell that means.
    Whenever I hear someone saying it won't be "R enough"(in this context), I think they might be saying it won't be gory or bloody enough. Again, the irony is terrific because of all the Alien movies... Alien Vs Predator Requiem is easily the bloodiest and goriest of the whole franchise... And it sucked.
  5. Virgil
    Imagine if a Rated-PG version of Prometheus was made.

    It would be very family friendly :laugh:.

    Yeah - like AvP.  All the violence and monsters - fun for the whole family...

    I'd also like to point out to everyone who gets such a boner about the R-rating, that even Michael Bay's Transformers originally had an R-rating... just pointing out the meaning of the rating is... well, overrated.

    Precisely - and nice pun.

    People wank on about the rating way more than is healthy.

    At least it's finally been put to bed. Unless you're an Imdb user, in which case happy 'soft-r' debating.  :D

    Is it only Seppos who were getting their knickers in a knot over the rating, or did people outside the US get worked up about it too?

    I'm not too sure to be honest, SM. I'd imagine there was an international minority bitching about the rating. Like I mentioned above, the most recent complaint (now an R rating is official) is that it won't be 'R' enough. Whatever the hell that means.
  6. SM
    Imagine if a Rated-PG version of Prometheus was made.

    It would be very family friendly :laugh:.

    Yeah - like AvP.  All the violence and monsters - fun for the whole family...

    I'd also like to point out to everyone who gets such a boner about the R-rating, that even Michael Bay's Transformers originally had an R-rating... just pointing out the meaning of the rating is... well, overrated.

    Precisely - and nice pun.

    People wank on about the rating way more than is healthy.

    At least it's finally been put to bed. Unless you're an Imdb user, in which case happy 'soft-r' debating.  :D

    Is it only Seppos who were getting their knickers in a knot over the rating, or did people outside the US get worked up about it too?
  7. Virgil
    Imagine if a Rated-PG version of Prometheus was made.

    It would be very family friendly :laugh:.

    Yeah - like AvP.  All the violence and monsters - fun for the whole family...

    I'd also like to point out to everyone who gets such a boner about the R-rating, that even Michael Bay's Transformers originally had an R-rating... just pointing out the meaning of the rating is... well, overrated.

    Precisely - and nice pun.

    People wank on about the rating way more than is healthy.

    At least it's finally been put to bed. Unless you're an Imdb user, in which case happy 'soft-r' debating.  :D
  8. SM
    Imagine if a Rated-PG version of Prometheus was made.

    It would be very family friendly :laugh:.

    Yeah - like AvP.  All the violence and monsters - fun for the whole family...

    I'd also like to point out to everyone who gets such a boner about the R-rating, that even Michael Bay's Transformers originally had an R-rating... just pointing out the meaning of the rating is... well, overrated.

    Precisely - and nice pun.

    People wank on about the rating way more than is healthy.
  9. ryanjayhawk
    I'm going to disagree…

    This movie was absolutely not going to be as good in a PG-13 version… the topics and creatures this movie is going to include needed the ability to be dark and violent.
  10. Gunflyer
    I'd also like to point out to everyone who gets such a boner about the R-rating, that even Michael Bay's Transformers originally had an R-rating... just pointing out the meaning of the rating is... well, overrated.
  11. Qwertify
    I can not say I am surprised at all.

    Ridley has a way of getting what he wants. He will just tie in critical plot points with R related material. They won't tell him to reshoot if the movie is good in the first place.

    He did the same thing in Alien. I mean - are you going to cut out ALL the facehugger scenes?
  12. Protogen
    I'm worried that with an R rating that Prometheus won't be able to make back enough of it's budget to justify a sequel.  If it was rated PG-13 more moviegoers would be able to buy tickets to watch it and a sequel would be guaranteed.

    Well the fans wanted an R-Rated Alien film made by Ridley Scott and they got it, will certainly make it's money back :)

    Just has to be a good film now *fingers crossed*
  13. Hellspawn28
    I'm worried that with an R rating that Prometheus won't be able to make back enough of it's budget to justify a sequel.  If it was rated PG-13 more moviegoers would be able to buy tickets to watch it and a sequel would be guaranteed.

    If the word of mouth is good then people will go see it even a R rating. There is a lot of adult movie goers too and if kids want to see it then the parents can always take them to go see it. I see parents take their kids movies like Watchmen or Legion for example.
  14. DendaReloaded
    naah, i am thinking about going prometheus 2d cos i'm not into it.... i think it is the least important thing, dunno.
    everybody went /fangirl mode when ridley said it is 3d, i didn't care much...
    i hope its' level is a bit higher than most of todays sci-fis or blockbusters in generally, though i didn't want prommy to become a "summer blockbuster"
    kills the originality for me
  15. DendaReloaded
    who of yoü guise will delete avpgalaxy from the list of sites to visit every 10 minutes after the movie comes out but yoü don't go on release date.... i have to wait till late august, so i think i shall allow yoü a reprieve of me... for some time....
    waiting whole june, july and most of august and not getting a single prometheus info will be hard as, yoü know...
  16. SpeedyMaxx
    I will say that finally getting to see the trailer in 3-D at Avengers was an experience.  The visuals popped as never before, and I can't wait for the release.  I'm hoping to do a midnight screening at Times Square.  You can't beat the crowd down there, though I may have to go again very quickly to catch some of the dialogue if the audience participation gets too loud.
    If the audience is too loud to enjoy the movie, I would ask for a raincheck or refund. Lol

    Oh, I'll totally enjoy it regardless.  That experience is essential.  But I was planning to go at least twice anyway, unless it sucks rocks.
  17. DendaReloaded
    i was in a few 3d movies (watched avatar in 2d lol, didn't like the movie eitherway, or, "iiitherwaaaaai" like germans say
    was not impressed at all by the 3d effects, with tron:legacy being the best i watched with 3d effects, but still not very good.
    hoping prometheus will be better...
  18. Predaker
    I will say that finally getting to see the trailer in 3-D at Avengers was an experience.  The visuals popped as never before, and I can't wait for the release.  I'm hoping to do a midnight screening at Times Square.  You can't beat the crowd down there, though I may have to go again very quickly to catch some of the dialogue if the audience participation gets too loud.
    If the audience is too loud to enjoy the movie, I would ask for a raincheck or refund. Lol
  19. SpeedyMaxx
    I will say that finally getting to see the trailer in 3-D at Avengers was an experience.  The visuals popped as never before, and I can't wait for the release.  I'm hoping to do a midnight screening at Times Square.  You can't beat the crowd down there, though I may have to go again very quickly to catch some of the dialogue if the audience participation gets too loud.
  20. DendaReloaded
    we alreadeeeeeey know that there's a directos cut with additional 20 minutes (that was probably beaten down by some angry chicks, as they say that this was meant for other ridley films, not for prometheus)
  21. nostromo mechanic
    Speaking of the trailer that was shown at the Avengers, all I can say is "WOW!". I've watched the Prometheus trailer absolutely countless times, but to finally see it on the big IMAX screen in 3D over the last weekend was like seeing it for the first time. Counting the days down! By the way, a couple of weeks ago, my nephew texted me that Prometheus was moved to Christmas 2012 and I'm sure my cry of agony was heard throughout the neighborhood.
  22. ryanjayhawk
    I would compare the rating system with a canvas...

    The R-Rating gives the director a bigger canvas to work with, whereas a PG-13 rating shrinks the size of the canvas...

    If you know before you ever finish the film the studio expects a PG-13 rating it causes you to make adjustments and work on the smaller canvas so that you can fit what the studio wants.  This compromises the film, when the studio says whatever rating we get, we get... then it gives the director more freedom to just make their movie and let the cards fall where they may.
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