ReelzChannel recently published these comments about the petition to make Breaking Dawn R-rated. Basically, their point is this: Stephenie Meyer says PG-13 and the audience has been built on PG-13, so PG-13 it will be. While we all know what we may wish for, realistically what do you expect as far as the movie?
Do you feel keeping with the PG-13 rating will help or hurt Breaking Dawn, the movie?
A group of angry Twilighters — ardent fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga — have created a petition imploring production company Summit Entertainment to raise the rating of the fourth movie, Breaking Dawn, from a PG-13 to an R.
The petition, one sure to set Summit quaking in its boots, states:
It is understood that not only is Breaking Dawn rated R in the book, the director should produce a film that mirrors it’s book in original form that is greatly loved by females (and some males) all over the world. Losing major details of the movie will definitely hurt the release of Breaking Dawn and disappoint fans everywhere.
We’re all for fans speaking out and demanding what they want, but in this case, it’s pretty pointless, thanks to Meyer’s previous stipulation that all Twilight movies be rated PG-13. It’s no lie that Breaking Dawn contains more mature themes and scenes than its predecessors, but we don’t think even Summit would be stupid enough to go against the vampire queen herself, just for the sake of some extra blood and a glimpse of Robert Pattinson mid-skinny-dip.
More to the point, how many parents can you see accompanying their daughters on 10 different theater trips to see Edward, Jacob, and Bella battle it out over a drained animal carcass and a Quileute campfire? If you find one, we’ll be very surprised.