January 18, 2005


Mmmm...demonic images

Oh, annd I want to add this comment snippet from an anon/guest poster over in the rating discussion at the hellboards:

[...]The mood, tone, and subject matter has EVERYTHING to do with the R rating. Those on board with this film did not give way to the pressures from the producers of this film aiming for the PG 13 are to be highly commended for not getting swallowed up by the Hollywood machinery. There was immense pressure and guidelines to stay within PG13 parameters and lines were intentionally crossed. There became a point to MANY involved with this project where the subject matter and content became more important than the money. Afterall, That was why they signed on in the first place- BECUZ of the subject matter. Do "PG 13" films historically make more money- YES! However, are we going to tone this movie down to the point that it compromises the subject matter, mood and tone adapted from the comic source material? Why don't we change the mature subject content- suicide. Let's tone it down. What about the notion of hell itself- (tone that down). What about Angel Gabriel and her role as betrayer- (ohhh so unacceptable), what about God- How do we view him...... and the devil???? What about Constantine being the antihero- Mainstream audiences aren't ready for that. FUCK THAT if you're saying there is no difference between the R and the PG13. Actors, writers, and director went up against the $$$$$$ from the powers-of-be and challenged their projected earnings formula. This was no little endeavor especially during the reshoot process and the editing room where the intense pressure STILL remained for the almighty dollar. [...] The R rating represents a degree closer to remaining true to the source material and IN KEEPING with the comic- FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!!!!!!!!!! And Keanu is very much proud of being a part/player of that process.

Emphasis mine.

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at January 18, 2005 11:38 AM .


Posted by: Nettie on January 18, 2005 12:57 PM

hmmm, a very well informed anon/guest I think....

Posted by: Parsippanynj on January 18, 2005 01:28 PM

oh yay!! THAT's what i'm talking about!!

Posted by: casluvskeanu on January 18, 2005 02:58 PM

YES! YES! YES!!!!!

Keanu nudies, here I come!


Wait. *checks the rating* Nevermind. *blushes* Oh, and I'm back from a long vacation. Hi fellow Keanu fans! *waves*

Posted by: Jonna on January 18, 2005 03:15 PM

HAHAHAHA SHE SAID................COME!!!!! I didn't put the other spelling for kiddie purposes :)

Oh wait look.. I updated yay janice! LOL..

Thanks Krix.. I'm glad it kept it's R Rating..

hugs and God bless

Posted by: Janice on January 18, 2005 03:44 PM

Oh wait, that was another movie. *grin*

So, is it a rule that if you're on the Internet you needn't bother with punctuation? Am I the only one who had to re-read several sections of that?

Posted by: Zen on January 18, 2005 05:28 PM

Hell yeah, you go girl!! bout damn time he got one the way he wants it \m/

Posted by: tess on January 18, 2005 06:14 PM

hell yea.

Posted by: sara on January 18, 2005 08:31 PM

I'm looking forward to watching an R rated movie. Yay

Posted by: jeanna on January 18, 2005 08:45 PM

"R"...they don't call it "restricted" for nothin'! LOL!

Woohoo! They kept the rating! :)

Posted by: lizzie on January 18, 2005 10:55 PM

Sticking to their guns...

Posted by: Tabitha on January 19, 2005 06:53 AM

I've had subliminal demonic images in my web journal attrocity for three years that I know of. They started when I entertained the thought of linking to Wil Wheaton.

This gave the demons an entre, as the French say (though they use some marks of accentuation and I don't know the HTML entities for those). The (the demons, not the French, but really, who can tell the difference?) truly took root when I linked to Penn Gillette's on-line column about duct tape and Uma Thurman.

I'm pretty sure I am well and truly fucked at this point.

I just wonder if I need that warning label.

Posted by: V. on January 19, 2005 10:43 AM


Here, I found your accentuation *entrée*. And I'll disregard that comment about the French since I'm sure you didn't mean us cute non-demonic Canadian chicks. ;)

Posted by: Zen on January 19, 2005 01:26 PM

i always have been and always am interested in the reeves projects... although i'm no expert of the subject matter of this particualr film...
maybe they should make an RR rating for the emphasis on the R aspects of the movie...

Posted by: wanda on January 19, 2005 04:58 PM

i always have been and always am interested in the reeves projects... although i'm no expert of the subject matter of this particualr film...
maybe they should make an RR rating for the emphasis on the R aspects of the movie...

Posted by: wanda on January 19, 2005 04:58 PM

LOL@V! Welcome back...I thought you were a "goner" ;-)

...doesn't an "R" rating mean for "mature" audiences? I think this means you have to have a certain amount of life experience in order to understand the content without risk of becoming "messed up."

Posted by: lizzie on January 19, 2005 07:24 PM

hmmmm.... i don't know exactly what the ratings are based on... heres a link!!!))))))))

Posted by: wanda on January 20, 2005 03:06 PM

That was Matadoor, a Warners shill, and he's repeatedly been proven to be full of shit.

Just so you know.

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