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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Terminator: Dark Fate Has Not Yet Been Rated


By: TheTerminatorFans.com On May 25th, 2019

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We previously reported that James Cameron had stated that the new Terminator movie would indeed be rated R.

James Cameron said:

“I think, tonally, what makes this a direct sequel to T1 and T2 is as much about the tone as it is about the narrative: it’s R rated, it’s grim, it’s gritty, it’s fast, it’s intense, it’s linear. The whole story takes place in 36 hours. It’s not this kind of grandiose, complex story. It’s just very focused on the characters, it’s very now, it’s very present and it’s just a fast white-knuckle ride.”

Transcribed by TheTerminatorFans.com

And…

“So Sarah has become a Terminator hunter, she’s not waiting to be hunted by a Terminator, she hunts them. She’s figured out a way to be there when they pop through time and she just blows their shit away. pretty much that simple – hey, it’s gonna be an R rated movie, so I can swear.”

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Since we initially reported on it; the video has been removed from Youtube – which seems somewhat ominous in regards to how literal Terminator Fans can take the age classification of T:DF, if the studios don’t want the prospective audience to watch Terminator creator James Cameron, give fans the news we’ve all been waiting for… that the Terminator franchise has returned to the dark and bloody R it originally came from.

Now it appears that the T-800 himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has weighed in on the ratings conversation; taking to the Reddit thread r/movies to talk to fans, and upload the first official Terminator: Dark Fate Teaser Trailer, with the title:

“We’re back. Here’s your Terminator: Dark Fate trailer that doesn’t give the movie away.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

This title was obviously an in-joke in reference to the marketing and trailer for Terminator Genisys – which failed abysmally at keeping the audience guessing, as it released far too much footage in its trailers and ruined the plot and the big twist for the audience (the same could also be said of other Terminator movie trailers).

Arnold was also asked about the age rating for Terminator: Dark Fate – if it would be an R, and if Arnold himself would push for it to be rated R for Terminator Fans.

Arnold replied:

“I am right there with you. It hasn’t been to the rating board yet but know that I’m on your side.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

So, James Cameron says that T:DF is R rated but Arnold Schwarzenegger says that the new movie has not yet been to the MPAA…

Crossed wires? Marketing departments failing to converse over the release of information?

Perhaps Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are both right… maybe the movie is intended to be rated R but has yet to be officially rated as such by the MPAA… ?

Hopefully this isn’t a case of allowing the audience to believe that the movie is an R,- only to announce a PG-13 rating closer to release this November (U.S) – in order to whip up a positive frenzy with Terminator Fans who have been demanding a return to a more mature rating for the future of the franchise.

It is also possible that the studios are aiming to influence the audience by using Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tool to appear as the instigator behind the possible R rating coming into fruition, and that the James Cameron video was removed from Youtube due to that fact, and the Reddit thread was simply the ploy by which to bring about the question of the R rating and Arnold’s response…

But the studios marketing Terminator: Dark Fate wouldn’t be that manipulative – would they?

Share your thoughts in the comments below…


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Eric

I actually don’t care about the rating of the movie, I just care about that it’s a GOOD movie!

Kyle
Kyle

Except movies that are cut (read: neutered) to PG-13 are pretty much never good and quite often disasters:

https://youtu.be/O-NeJRrgoTY?t=416

TS could’ve been a legitimately scary future war movie. Instead, we were “treated” to a not-so-dystopian future hampered by PG-13 limitations. Unsurprisingly, it sucked.

Kyle
Kyle

Except movies that are cut (read: neutered) to PG-13 are pretty much never good and quite often disasters:

https://youtu.be/O-NeJRrgoTY?t=417

TS could’ve been a legitimately scary future war movie if pushed to its full potential. Instead, we were “treated” to a not-so-dystopian future hampered by PG-13 limitations. Unsurprisingly, it sucked.

Mike
Mike

“But the studios marketing Terminator: Dark Fate wouldn’t be that manipulative – would they?”

Remember the Genisys endorsement, a precedent has already been set for these kinds of shenaningans.

stfft
stfft

i made an R-rated red band trailer for Terminator Dark Fate (with the found footage of the original one, course ) as sort of protest that the entire trailer didn’t work because of some major flaws.
I just have been editing towards a trailer that I would have prefered instead.
It’s not perfect, but gives a pretty idea of what the fans are waiting for
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu1JPWp922s&feature=youtu.be

T305
T305

Great job!!! 100 x better!!! Screw you Skydance and Paramount!!! They have handled all promo for this movie terribly!!!

Joseph Bevilacqua
Joseph Bevilacqua

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Mike
Mike

Let’s see i people here remember how Genisys was starting out, Producer Megan Ellison (daughter of the super-rich guy Larry Ellison) was initially attached to the Genisy project, she wanted it to be a risky/gritty Rated-R sci-fi action film but for some reason she lost interest, dropped out to pursue some other project, handing Genisys to her brother David the controls, David didn’t want to take any risks, only to maximize the chance for profits, all to appease the Chinese market (all for nothing because the movie was dropped out of the Chinese theaters mid-way through and replaced by a… Read more »

Ross Cooper
Ross Cooper

A final rating will not be delivered until a month or 2 before released. So Arnold is right.

However Jim is describing what he has seen either on the page or via finished enough scenes, and as a director he knows what would need to be present to gain an R Rating- so Jim is right too.

I’m pretty much going with Jim stating the the film will eventually have an R-Rating once the MPAA views the finished product to determine the rating.