Posted on 01. May, 2010 by AmyO in News
Other than the fact that Kaleb called us old in the video he’s exactly right about why Breaking Dawn won’t be rated R. I’d even go a little farther than his 99.957% assurance and say that it’s 100% guaranteed it won’t be rated R.
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01. May, 2010
no breaking dawn shouldn’t be rated r because in the book there isnt detail of anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nada. so im fourteen and i have a ton of friends that r MAJOR twilight fans and u will be losing them plus their friends. thats all i have to put in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who are you? I love you!
Anyway, I don’t think there is anything “R” about “Breaking Dawn” even the Isle Esme portion. The book did not describe the actual act of consummating their marriage. It left a lot to the imagination.
02. May, 2010
Angi, I have to disagree and agree with you. True the Isle Esme portion of the book leaves nearly everything to the imagination. But what about Reneesme’s birth? It was high graphic, bloody and all that. Doesn’t that constitute Rated R?
Kaleb, you are awesome. The only part of BD that I worried about, when they said they were making the movies, was the birthing scene. There is a lot of blood…but there are ways around that if they make it PG-13.
I am LDS/Mormon like Stephanie, so making the movie R rated would very much hurt me and my friends, who have attended each release party and TwiCon in Dallas. I love the Twilight series and couldn’t imagine not being able to go to the last movie after following the journey through all the books and the movies.
Bill, PLEASE DON’T MAKE IT R!!
I agree that Breaking Dawn the book is not a rated R type of book. Yes the birthing scene is a bit bloody and yes they can clean it up. It’s from Bella’s perspective and she isn’t seeing all that blood during the scene anyway. She could be having just flashes of her vision because if I remember right she is unconscious for a good part of that moment. The honeymoon doesn’t give any detail’s just a few tidbits. It would be easy to make it a PG 13 movie. I am also a Mormon Twilight mom and it would be sad to know that they had to put a bunch of trash in the story just to make it “feel more real”. Hate to break it to ya but twilight isn’t real and the movie will be plenty good as a pg13. Why do people like to go see R films anyway I can’t understand. Way to graphic. Anyway there will be an enormous amount of teen’s that will be prohibited from seeing the film also if the rating is R.
I think that they should make two different versions of this movie. It would make alot more money that way!
It is written into Summit’s contract with Stephenie Meyer that all of the Twilight movies cannot be rated R. I personally think it will be easier than everyone thinks to make it PG13. There are times where everything can be left to the imagination — just like it is done in the book. The birth scene could be done with fountains of blood as a rated R version, but it WILL NOT be. Thank Heavens!! My husband and I would not see the movie if it was rated R, and my 13 & 12 year olds definitely wouldn’t. Even if it wasn’t written into the contract there is no way Summit would alienate their under 17 audience. Seriously, think of what that would do to their ticket and DVD sales.
As for the argument that some people would prefer to see the rated R version and some intimate steamy scenes with Edward and Bella… I feel that one of the greatest aspects of this story is how special the relationship is between Edward and Bella. They wait until they are married and that special experience between them is SACRED. Just as it should be. To think of any depiction (in a movie or otherwise) makes it less special, less sacred. Not to mention something that all of the fans under 17 should not be seeing. I’m sure Stephenie Meyer never intended those moments to be depicted in the movies. I am so thrilled with the choice of directors, and the fact that Stephenie will be a producer. I hope she will be there to make sure Hollywood doesn’t go overboard and that this will still be the story she meant it to be.
BD should not be R…end of it. This debate is going on and on and any true fan will tell you that the book was, and is, tasteful. There are ways to make a sensual and moving movie and keep it in the confines of PG-13.(Rob just did it with Remember Me, and BD will not be dropping the F-Bomb!) Any thing other than that will tarnish the spirit of Stephenie’s vision, and Edward and Bella’s relationship. I always thought it was refresing to have a seris where monogomy and waiting for marriage were celebrated…even in the aspect of the wonderful, imaginary, vampire world stephenie created. This final peice should be the crown jewl, and show the world that tasteful and timely can go together. I think Bill Condin is up for the task!
I am so relieved to find that Breaking Dawn will not be R rated. My daughter is 11 years old and I’m on the fence with her watching the movies. After reading Breaking Dawn I did not want her to watch the first three movies if it was going to be rated R. I agree the book was tastefully written and I was impressed that they married before intimacy and of course he protected her virtue from herself.
Ladies with the 11,12 & 13 yr old daughters….sorry I know you’re going to hate me for this but no matter even if it’s rated PG-13…they need to grow up a bit before they see this movie, for the Breaking Dawn content just isn’t for them yet. Maybe tell them to wait for the DVD release. I just really feel it’s inappropriate at that age for the book or the movie.
Plus I feel that the movie director & Stephenie shouldn’t feel like they have to cut too many scenes because they’re worried about that age group attending the film. The majority of fans are all over 18 now.
Totaly agree. I have felt from the first time I read the books that 11, 12, even 13 was too young for the subject matter. I always felt that the books were aimed at the 16 and older crowd.(including us 34 year old moms!) But I guess it’s all up to the values of the family. I have not let my 10 year old watch the first two movies, even though he has begged and some of his friends have. But I will enjoy a PG-13 BD none the less. PG 13 movies are fine.
04. May, 2010
feistybee, you’d be surprised. I work with middle and high school students, very few of which are over 18, that are huge fans. And I have 7 year olds at my son’s school that recognize the Cullen Crest on my keychain. So to say that most fans are over 18 by now is really not accurate. Most fans that initially read the first book when it came out, maybe, but not since the movies have hit.
And I agree, I’ll enjoy a PG13 BD just as much as an R rated one. I’ll probably like the PG13 one better because I’m hoping that means less birthing scene and Renesmee.
Just love Kaleb’s comments. Keep up the great commentaries.
I agree that they shouldn’t and really couldn’t do some overly ‘steamy’ love scenes… however- I am truely *hoping* that they do have ‘some sort’ of passionate imagery, even just the smallest representation of love in a slightly sexua way. Because after all, Edward and Bella DO consumate the marriage and so many people would have waited soooo long to see this in film. I am hoping there is SOME way they can do this whilst still keeping it appropriate for younger audiences. Some tasteful yet passionate way?? Just a thought.
I personally think that, to stay true to the book, the movie should be Rated R. Despite the fact that the honeymoon WAS left to the imagination in the books, Reneesme’s birth was graphic; almost too graphic even for me, a 23 year old mom. So far, I’m satisfied enough that they have tried to stay as true to the books as they could with the first two novels. But if they don’t stay true to BD, I’ll be highly upset and know a couple handfuls of people who will be, too. I agree with fiestybee that these novels and movies should not be shown to preteen daughters and sons. They are aimed at the 16+ crowd, which means a more mature audience.
I do not disagree with Kaleb. I find that his opinions are very close to the truth, but I also find that if they don’t do the birthing scene the true way, I’ll be highly disappointed.
Just my two cents.
03. May, 2010
It is senseless to think that there is even a chance that BD will be rated R. Stephenie simply will not allow it. I and many, many others do not possess the need to see tons of gore and nudity (or hear a lot of cursing, for that matter) in order for my senses to be fully satisfied and deeply moved by the viewing experience. The overall feel of the movie can, indeed, be created invoking the passion and intensity of the book within a PG-13 rating. As long as Mr. Condon stays true to Stephenie’s vision, the movie will be an effective and climatic end to this wonderful saga! Let’s trust Stephenie, Mr. Condon and company AND appreciate and enjoy the fact that BD is being made into a movie. I am so thankful for this long awaited movie and I’m proud to be a fan!
If the 1st, 2nd and 3rd movies had been rated R, then I could see BD being made into a rated R movie. My point? This is simply not and never was a rated R movie saga. Stephenie’s beliefs AND the established fan base is intact, therefore, I never expected any deviation for BD. I, personally, do not need to see tons of gore or nudity (or hear filthy language, for that matter) in order for my senses to be fully satisfied. Breaking Dawn can, indeed, be made into a deeply moving PG-13 movie that honors Stephenie and her story. Let’s all trust Mr. Condon and co. and appreciate the fact that it’s being created into a movie. I am thrilled for it’s release and proud to be a fan of this saga!
well seriously if you think about it in the books she told about the heaving kissing and you know it’s going to happen but then it’s the next morning! The movie may be able to get away with a little more in terms of details but I am guessing it will go the same, some intense heavy kissing and then oops next morning and there’s feathers everywhere and Bella is bruised and confused! Just my two cents but that is probably why she is producing to ensure nothing more than that goes into it!
But we too need to remember that this book was written by a almost 30 year old women so it was never geared towards a younger audience to begin with, the publishers geared it that way because Stephanie isn’t a rounchy writter so they could have a broader fan base than just you 20 to 30, and 40 something moms! All in all the birth scene can be toned down and not loose any of the tension in the story line. I love the books and know that Stephanie is there to make sure it is done right!
Let’s not forget the whole meaning in Breaking Dawn is LOYALTY. That’s the best part of the story! Alice takes off to help the family, friends come to help the Cullens, Jacob is there to protect his friend and Renesmee, Bella is ready to give up everything to keep all her friends and family safe. Forget all the sex and gore. I just want a good depiction of love and loyalty.
Well I agree with KALEB personally I have avoided Rated R movies for years.
A movie is supposed to be entertaining…as much as if not more than a book.
I refuse to watch anything that makes me feel sick because the filth portrayed chills me. I personally wish the posters for rated R films were not so scary in the movie theatres…couldn’t they tone them down for the public entrances?
Breaking Dawn was written with an amazing sense of grace.
I love the fact that I can recomend Stephanie Meyer Books and not worry about spreading filth in the minds of my youthful friends.
The thing about intimacy is discovery and it should be sacred and special within mutual bonds of honor , love and respect, and preferably marriage.
That is shown in Breaking Dawn then the book ties all the loose ends and leaves room for more books.
From a different perspective.
Like a great ride sure it is finished but you can go again ( I have read the series many times)
The movies for me are the same and so far I am enjoying the ride perhaps more so because I can take my Daughter and my Son along too.(He loves the werewolves)
I would be disappointed if the last movie or two were rated R because then I and about 35 other mom’s and daughters I personally know would refuse to go.
Sure the numbers are not much to Hollywood but to me they matter
10. May, 2010
I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE BIRTH PART OF BREAKING DAWN IS NOT FOR YOUNG KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 13. BUT KIDS TODAY HAVE SEEN THINGS MUCH BLOODY THAN THAT. KIDS THAT ARE ONLY 12 ARE TOLKING ABOUT BLOODY MARRY. BREAKING DAWN CAN HAVE EVERYTHING FROM THE BOOK. WHAT I SAY IS THAT WHEN ITS IN TEARTHERS TAKE THE BAD PARTS FROM IT BUT ONCE ITS NO DVD PUT BACK EVERYTHING AND LEAVE IT TO THE MOMS AND DADS IF THEY WANT THERE KIDS TO SEE IT. BUT I DONT SEE ANYTHING WORRING WITH BREAKING DAWN TO MAKE IT RATED R………..ITS A AMAZING STORY
06. Aug, 2010
I’m glad they’re not making the movies R rated. I agree with Kaleb – there are a lot of movies out there that are rated PG-13 that should be rated R. I hope Breaking Dawn isn’t one of those. If there is any nudity in the movie, I don’t care if it is only PG-13, I’m not seeing it! And I know a lot of other people feel that same way. I hope they are wise and leave the nudity out.
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