Bruce Willis Confirms - Die Hard 4 Will Be PG-13
Just a few days ago, right before the beast that is Spider-Man 3 swept the box offices worldwide, a bit of news came out about Live Free or Die Hard, a bit of upsetting news. In an interview with Bruce Willis in Vanity Fair, he said that it would be rated PG-13, now it's confirmed, but with a bit more enthusiasm that was initially missing the first time.
Confirmed again via AICN, Willis updated them, "He feels this Die Hard is right there with the original - and that if you didn't know it was PG-13, you couldn't tell, because it got him to the edge of his seat at least 6 times. Now, it might not have as many 'fucks' as in the past, but the action and intensity - he swears is there."
The whole internet now seems a bit skeptical, with concerns being voiced on SlashFilm and the biggest from Cinematical, who says something that I think is key here, "I've got a lot of friends who say they won't go see a 'PG-13' Die Hard film." Now just multiply that by a LOT of people, and you get the idea. I think this is really going to hurt it. They think that by lowering it it's going to open the doors to "young kids" when they're completely missing the point that it's the older guys and older generations who love the Die Hard movies and who have even seen the first three to begin with. What a shame Fox, but the door is open to prove me wrong on June 27th.