Terminator 4 should be rated R sign now

Dear Producers and Crew of Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (aka Terminator 4),

It has come to the attention of Terminator fans that you intend to deliver a PG-13 Terminator film to Warner Bros. once production is complete. The purpose of this petition is to express both fan outrage and the view that such an act would be quite imprudent.

In the Variety article, the producers mentioned that one of the motivations behind this is advertising; the idea is to appeal to a wider audience. While such sentiments are perfectly understandable from an economic and monetary point of view, we kindly ask the producers to reconsider and look at the case of another Terminator film, T2.

Did T2s R rating in any way hamper its gigantic success and marketing blitz? Kenner had an entire toyline of T2 figures designed for young children, and yet, the film itself was not toned down in any way. The kids who wanted to see the film saw it one way or another. We dont see why T4 cant follow the same pattern. While it is true that the PG-13 rating has become quite lenient over the years, theres no doubt in the minds of many that if T1 and T2 were re-rated today, theyd still be rated R. Another case is the Matrix Reloaded. Did the R rating stop its huge, record-breaking opening weekend and its marketing power? Absolutely not. Ratings, especially today, dont matter anymore. If a film is good, people will see it. And with the way kids are nowadays, they wont have any trouble getting into an R-rated picture. We can guarantee you that.

Terminator 3, with the exception of the last 5 minutes of the film, was already too light and too comedic. Rather than continuing this trend, you guys should be breaking it and returning this franchise to its dark roots. Like it or not, T3 alienated a large segment of the hardcore Terminator fanbase, and this film had (or might still have) the potential to win them back. This is a golden opportunity, please dont blow it. Terminator fans were ecstatic when they heard the news of Christian Bale being cast as John Connor, but this piece of news has the potential to ruin that enthusiasm. Please do not further alienate the core Terminator fanbase in an effort to appeal to youngsters. The hardcore fans made this franchsie what it is today; it is their dedication and support of the films that has led to the Terminator sagas continuing success, not thirteen year olds.

The new trilogy is supposed to be about the Future War, the darkest segment of the Terminator story. This is a part of the Terminator legend that SHOULD NOT be toned down in any way. This film should go back to the tone of the original Terminator film; if youre going to do the Future War, do it right. Make it dark, make it gloomy, make it bloody, make it the Terminator film that we fans have been waiting for for several years. Its saddening that the producers are going into filming with the intention of making this PG-13, and as fans, we believe that this is the completely wrong attitude. The film getting a PG-13 rating fair and square (with no changes made to the directors cut) is one thing, but wanting to tone down a films content as production begins is quite another.

Many were disappointed with the choice of McG as director, but a large number of Terminator fans believe that he has what it takes to this pull this off. He seems to be going into this with the right mindset and with the right attitude, which is why we are personally asking him to make sure that T4 gets an R rating, or at least does not have its content compromised or watered down. McG, this film is your chance to prove yourself. If you want to stay true to the Terminator franchise, stay true to its dark roots. Show the fans that you are not a director for hire by making sure that you protect your artistic vision and not cave into the demands of the producers. Anything less would be an injustice to the fans, to James Cameron, and to the Terminator legend. Thank you for your time.

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  • 24 December 2015150. Semyon Santos
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015149. Kelly D
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015148. Anders L
    We crave a terminator movie which is made for adults!
  • 03 December 2015147. Muneeb Baxter
    Please make it an R rating!
  • 19 November 2015146. Cjay Mendez
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015145. Carlos R
    I dont think Terminator 4 will suck like T3! just keep the film serious (less jokes and more action) because with a battle from machines against humanity and John Connor becoming the heroe the box office will give the answer! PS: WE WANT VIOLENCE IN THE M
  • 01 November 2015144. Ruslanas Phelps
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  • 16 September 2015142. Gustavo M
    please i want a spectacular film
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  • 17 June 2015139. Tubbz M
    if you make this movie pg13 i will refuse to go see it!
  • 06 June 2015138. Ryan Mccarthy
    If not R, I WONT BE BACK!!
  • 23 May 2015137. Rodney O
    yes Rated R anything else will be weak
  • 17 May 2015136. Jackson Mccall
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  • 27 January 2015132. Rodrigo Reid
    Oh, and screw McG
  • 26 January 2015131. J M
    please don't suck out
  • 24 January 2015130. Josh Knottf
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2014128. Sergei Mercer
    only rated R.
  • 12 November 2014127. Marissa Nielsen
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2014126. Tim W
    please make terminator 4 R, look at the first avp....6 r rated moves then a watered down pg-13 movie
  • 21 October 2014125. David F
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2014124. Test Gould
    Stupid petition..no ip check?= no validity

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