This development had been hinted at for some time, and even alluded to directly by Stallone himself. But now it’s official…
The MPAA has officially decreed that EXPENDABLES 3 will be PG-13, in sharp contrast to the first two installments in the franchise, which were rated R.
The second film’s 2012 release was famously, and sometimes hilariously…
…haunted by the specter of a PG-13 rating. That filmed dodged a bullet, but said bullet was apparently a magic bullet and this new picture couldn't get out of its way.
To be fair, I’ve recently seen a few PG-13 titles which imbued with a surprising amount of violence and tension. This said, it’s a safe bet Part EXP 3’s vibe will be a far cry from the bold visceral jamboree witnessed in the original movie.
THE EXPENDABLES 3 releases August 15.