Originally Posted by Jose Padilha
We were shooting the movie to be seen by the broadest possible audience, which means PG-13. This whole idea about ‘RoboCop’ has to be “R” because the first one was amazingly violent… I never really bought into that. You know, ‘The Dark Knight’ was PG-13, so you can get away with a lot.
Almost R is a far cry from almost X / NC-17, like the original film.
I never really thought The Dark Knight
got away with all that much when it got a PG-13, either.