Would you lose interest in seeing "Venom" if it was 'hard' PG-13 instead of R-rated?

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Would you lose interest in seeing "Venom" if it was a 'hard' PG-13 instead of R-rated

  1. No.

  2. No. Prefer an R rating, but I'm still seeing it.

  3. No. It didn't need to be R-rated in the first place.

  4. Yes.

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  1. a user

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    Sony's apparently backtracking on the R rating and wanting a hard PG-13 to fit in with the PG-13 MCU for Spider-Man tie-ins.

    Thoughts? You couldn't have had a PG-13 "Deadpool", but I personally wasn't excited about EVERY superhero movie with an anti-hero main character needing an R rating. I guess we'll all wait to see how the movie turns out, but I'm still excited for it.

    Being a 'hard' PG-13, it could still take the approach of "The Dark Knight" by pushing the PG-13 rating as far as it'll go.
     
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  2. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    I don't have interest in it either way.
     
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  3. Infinity9999x

    Infinity9999x Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my lack of faith in this project has less to do with its rating and more to do with my distrust in the studio producing it.
     
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  4. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    It isn't even just the studio. It is Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal. The same specific people that spent over a decade making a mess of this franchise. If Sony had dumped them and hired new people to produce the film, I'd at least be a little more open.
     
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  5. Infinity9999x

    Infinity9999x Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Fox improves when Rothman left, Sony would if they were gone as well.
     
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  6. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Yeah, can't really say, because I have no interest no matter the age rating.
     
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  7. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    I said this a few days ago but an R-rating would at least have been a potential sign that they were making something interesting and different. Not that you can’t do that with a PG-13 rating, but nothing we’ve seen inspires any confidence and an R-rating would have set it apart in some small capacity.
     
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  8. xeno000

    xeno000 IRON MAN WAS RIGHT!

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    I only liked the sim-buy-oat when it was Spider-Man's jealous ex-suit. There is zero appeal in watching it bite the heads off of people or roll down the street like a turd in the wind or anything else. As far as I'm concerned, it could be rated R, or NC-17 or X, Y or Z. I'll never pay to see it.
     
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  9. DACrowe

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    I wouldn't mind a PG1-3 Venom movie in theory. But the one we've gotten trailers for looks like crap. The PG-13 rating just reinforces it as a soulless studio product. Pass.
     
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  10. m1ll3r

    m1ll3r Failed experiment

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    The PG 13 rating has been mandated simply because Sony wants a cinematic universe, instead of actually making a good Venom movie - which would be R rated.
     
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  11. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    This. Its going to suck no matter what the rating.
     
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  12. Ozbridge

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    I actually don't even like R-rated movies. A couple of short scenes with extreme violence or a couple of swear words aren't too much for me, but swearing like in Deadpool or violence like in Logan has put me off seeing R-rated movies in theaters.
     
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  13. Boy Scout

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    There’s no interest to be lost.
     
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  14. AlluAllu

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    I always kinda assumed that it would be PG-13.
     
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  15. a user

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    They weren't great by any means, and the sequel was the inferior of the two, but am I the only one on here who liked the "Amazing Spider-Man" movies?
     
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  16. Lantern Venom

    Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    There's nothing that could make me lose interest in this. After the public's toxic reaction to the floppy-armed INO of Spider-man 3, I thought Venom would never see the silver screen again. It's going to be difficult to sleep leading up to 10/5.
     
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  17. OutOfBoose

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    I never saw R-rated Venom so I don't care. Interest isn't high to begin with.
     
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  18. BaronZemo

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    So yo just accept what they throw at you just because it ISNT similar t the version you hated. Something tells me you are kinda biased.
     
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  19. Lantern Venom

    Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    Sony said the film was based on the stories Lethal Protector and Separation Anxiety. I see definite indicators of that in the trailers. Plus, this time Eddie and the symbiote actually look and sound like Eddie and the symbiote. They tried to be faithful this time, and I respect that.

    I'm not opposed to the SUMC (quite the opposite, actually) and I've only seen one super hero movie in the last 20 years that I completely hated. I've even liked many of the worst-received ones. However, the one thing that I don't accept is an INO, especially when it comes to my favorite Marvel character. I never thought Venom would get a chance after the Blowpher debacle, so I am indeed very excited for Venom's shot at redemption.
     
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  20. BaronZemo

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    They tried to be faithful while removing the most essential drive and origin elements of venom mythos. Right........

    Yeah it seems to me that you will just accept a crap movie just because you like the design and voice.
     
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  21. Lantern Venom

    Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    I do like the design and voice... and Eddie's station in life, his personality, the overall tone, and the relationship between Eddie and the symbiote, the symbiote's modus operandi, the presence of Anne, the Life Foundation, Riot, and (hopefully) that there are only sprinkles of humor.

    I'm diametrically opposed to the assertion that Venom is only a beloved character due to his visuals. Likewise, this film is seemingly delving into the psychology of Eddie, and showing that his frustrations of in life started well before he met Spider-Man, ala Dark Origin. So there's plenty about which to be excited for Venom fans.
     
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  22. Chip Chipperson

    Chip Chipperson apparently words go here, I guess

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    The whole original selling point was that we were gonna get an R rated film

    So with this news goes any of the little interest I had in the first place. ‘Turd in the wind’ did a good job of telling me what kind of movie this is gonna be, one I won’t be paying 15 bucks to see. I wouldn’t even waste a drop of gas to get to the movies so I could use moviepass (RIP) on this
     
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  23. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    Why should I lose interest? Have all the fun you can with this mess and forget the rating.

    I hope it doesn't end up being a bore.
     
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  24. The Guard

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    Yes, because it was conceived as an R rated film, and that would mean tinkering with the tone. Had it been conceived as lighter fare? Nah.
     
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  25. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    Like a turd.. in the wind.
     
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