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People, ‘The Batman’ Was Never Going to Be Rated R (And It’s Our Fault)

Studios are in the business of making money… just like Bruce Wayne.

Like many of you, I drooled at the trailer for The Batman. After the Nolan universe delivered a serious look at the character, I was afraid we’d take a step back to a campier version of the caped crusader. But when Warner Bros. brought Matt Reeves onto the project, I knew we might have something special.

Reeves is behind the Planet of the Apes movies that were seriously underrated. A truly phenomenal modern trilogy.

This week, people nervously tweeted about The Batman as we awaited the arbitrary MPAA rating to be released. Many speculated that the dark tone, reminiscent of Se7en, would garner the film the adult rating of “R” in America, meaning those under 17 would need an adult to enter.

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Author: Jason Hellerman
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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