The RoboCop Remake Is Heading for PG-13

Chris Savage

robocopRoboCop remake now the film is currently at this years Comic-Con, some details have emerged which point to the remake’s certificate rating, and well, I’m pretty sure you all seen it coming.

The folks over at B-D hit up a group interview which included Director Jose Padilha and stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Kinnaman, and Abbie Cornish. During the interview, Padilha reveled the following;

We were shooting the movie to be seen by the broadest possible audience, which means PG-13. This whole idea about ‘RoboCop’ has to be “R” because the first one was amazingly violent… I never really bought into that. You know, ‘The Dark Knight’ was PG-13, so you can get away with a lot.

Samuel L. Jackson then ushered in;

It would be “R” for its time, not “R” now.

I totally get that violence in films will change during its time, but really, RoboCop today would be classified as a PG-13? I mean, the film is filled with ultra-violence and foul language. People basically getting shot and blown to pieces, a dude getting hit with toxic waste, and a rapist getting shot in the meat and potatoes just to name a few.

Sorry, but I still don’t see the original being a PG-13 today. As for the remake? Yeah, I knew it was coming, but just because it’s PG-13, that doesn’t mean we should dismiss it just yet.


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      1. Dennis Francis July 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

        No interest.

        • DualCore July 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

          Same thing here. A PG-13 RoboCop? Yeah, maybe kids and M. Bay’s crowd will buy into it, but that’s about it…

      2. jmann July 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        broadest audience possible? my grandparents let me watch robocop when i was 6. we want the ultra violence not a pc remake like the total recall remake. whats next a pg13 remake of hellraiser.

      3. Will Hoffman July 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language.

      4. Matthew July 20, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        Gosh. Has Sam Jackson actually SEEN the original Robocop?

        No chance at all of going to see this in the theater. Maybe when it comes out on Netflix. Maybe.