Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here)
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Thankfully, 'The Equalizer' Gets an "R" Rating From the MPAA (No Surprise Here)

nullI don’t know

about you, but I’m tired of all these safe, for the kiddies, PG-13 rated

movies, and instead hunger for some more adult-themed R-rated pictures.


fortunately, there are a whole bunch of them coming this fall, such as the WW II film "Fury" (which is reportedly extremely graphic and disturbing, and definitely a “hard”

R), "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Birdman," "Horns," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl," "Nightcrawler" and, joining the list, and no surprise, is Denzel

Washington/Antoine Fuqua’s "The Equalizer."

The film received an R rating from the MPAA this week for “strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual


In fact, Fuqua

recently said that it was his intention from the get-go to make a "hard" R rated film. As

he was quoted: “The violence you witness is Denzel

doing it and we’re taking some visual effects and doing some things and you see

something happen it’s happening in front of you as opposed to cutting away and

doing a bunch of tricks. It’s in front of you… So it’s hard not to make it a hard

‘R’ if you see a guy get punched and teeth wind up in someone’s knuckles, you

know what I mean? I don’t think you can get away with a PG. (laughter) Some

other things I can tell you, you’ll never look at corkscrews again. (laughter)

I’ll tell you that. It’s hardcore. There’s some stuff that even I go, ‘Wow,

okay’. (laughter) We’ll see what happens.”

Can’t wait.

Sounds like fun times.