It has been revealed that the final installment in the “Twilight” movies, “Breaking Dawn Part Two” just cut it close from receiving an R rating from the MPAA. And get this — it had nothing to do with the vampire sex scenes that the movie’s leads continue to rave about.
The movie’s director Bill Condon said that the R rating almost came from the movie’s big “twist” scene. That scene actually deviates from the original version of Stephenie Meyer’s book. In the final book, the Cullens, wolves and other vampire friends prepare themselves for a battle with the Volturi — a battle that never actually happens. Still, in the final flick, the audience gets to see the battle with some shocking footage of the deaths that occur.
Condon said, “It was a close call [with the rating], because they did say it was very, very intense. I wrote a letter [to the MPAA ratings board] and said that this is the only way we could do it, and they were cool [with it].”
He went on to say, “They said to pull back a little on the sound, the crunchy [decapitating] sound, and we did, and that got us our [PG-13] rating. There was one [effect] where we rip a head a you kind of see it come apart [that] I was sure we would have more trouble with, but we didn’t.”
Have you seen the final movie in the “Twilight” franchise? If so, what were your thoughts? Was the movie too violent to garner a rating of PG-13? Or is that just right? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts, “Twilight” fans!