Movies have been slipping through the cracks for many years, or studios demanding changes, it looks like some will pay the price with their high rating.
According to Box Office Mojo, The Judge, Fury, Nightcrawler, and Horns have all been hit with R ratings.
Out of all the names, The Judge getting an R rating is the shocking one of them all. Language has been a problem and a poison for many movies. For example, Jersey Boys looked like the perfect family movie to see, but thanks to the R rating it killed that, and now the film is barely at the break even point.
R ratings can make or break a film. 22 Jump Street shows that they can be successful, while some like Jersey Boys can be utter failure.
I myself believe an R rating poisons a movie’s box office and the movie itself, and it destroys the movie itself. Language, over the top violence, sex, it’s all not necessary to go out of your way to put it into the film. The Judge looked like a perfect PG film to take the family to see, now that just flew out the window, and there goes a good $50-$100 million at the box office.
Names like Fury don’t surprise me with R rating, since it is a war-film. I probably wont be seeing it, but I guess the rating is justified.
Let me know in the comments what you think.