Last month we brought you news that the forthcoming
sequel would be working within the confines of a
, after Chuck Norris refused to sign on unless the film was a swear-free zone. Disappointing news then, for fans of the kind of guts and glory actioners the film harks back to.
However, according to Norris’s co-star Terry Crews, the decision to open the film to a wider audience can only be a good thing.
“It's PG-13,” begins Crews. “Do you really think only men 40 and over saw the first one? The kids bought tickets to Eat, Pray, Love and walked right into The Expendables .” Which kind of begs the question, why bother changing the certificate?
In any case, Crews is adamant that the lack of boobs, blood and sweariness won’t detract from the overall experience.
“I get [ the concerns ]. I really do," he says. "But boobs and blood do not a good movie make. You don't want to go - don't go. I respect it. But you will miss the greatest thing you've ever seen.”
To make sure you treat your eyeballs to the greatest thing they’ve ever seen (and you can take a Terry Crews promise to the bank – the blood bank! Sorry), be sure to buy yourself a ticket when The Expendables 2 opens in August 2012.