The Expendables 2 Goes PG-13

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

In a surprising move star (and director of the original) Sylvester Stallone has now confirmed that The Expendables 2 will come in with a PG-13 rating. The news comes on the heels of a statement made by Chuck Norris who claimed he made the stipulation that he would join the cast only if the film was PG-13 given that he doesn’t believe in hardcore language and doesn’t take parts that are of that nature. The original film was a hard R.

The Expendables wasn’t a great movie by any means but reveled in its graphic violence and language and that at least made it a semi-enjoyable watch. That the sequel will be toning things down to reach a broader audience (despite the first making nearly $300 million worldwide) will be seen as a discouraging sign by most. The Expendables 2 is slated to release on August 17th.