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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 8, 2008 |

markymk4i1722335.jpgJohn Moore, the brilliant (*hack hack cough cough*) director behind Flight of the Phoenix and The Omen remake apparently has a bone to pick with the MPAA, after the ratings board gave his new film, Max Payne an R-rating. In an interview with Das Gamer, Moore — who is currently trying to cut Payne to get a PG-13 — claims that The Dark Knight got favorable treatment by the MPAA.

We’re suffering from what I call Batman blowback. The Motion Picture Association of America gave The Dark Knight a PG-13 rating and basically sucked Warner Bros. cock…The MPAA changes their rules willy-nilly and it depends on who’s seeing your actual movie at the time. It’s very difficult to get a hold on what’s acceptable. The only thing you can use is current standards. So I go and see The Dark Knight and I say, “Gee, that’s pretty gnarly for PG-13,” but I felt good about Max Payne after coming out of the theater. I thought Max wasn’t going to have a problem. And that’s not the case. They’re coming down on us pretty hard.

Listen, Moore: I don’t necessarily disagree with your assessment on The Dark Knight. Though there was little blood and a lot of the violence was off-screen, I agree that it’s only meant for particularly mature 13 year olds. That said, you got your boy Marky Mark running around claiming that his Max Payne character could kick The Dark Knight’s ass, and here you are basically saying you’re movie is tamer than The Dark Knight. Thems mixed messages, son.

And besides, why the hell are you trying to get a PG-13 for Max Payne? The moment I read that the movie was going to be borderline, I lost complete interest. Who the fuck wants to watch a mildly violent, stylistic shoot-em up with a few “gosh darns” or “daggumits”? I wanna see bullets go through eyes, or I don’t want to see anything at all. Pussies.

Grow a pair, John Moore. Instead of cutting it for a PG-13, drenched the celluloid in blood.

Fellatio / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 8, 2008 |

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