Newswire: Power Rangers director thinks the movie would’ve done better with a PG rating

After the success of Deadpool and Logan, the hot trend among licensed movies these days seems to be coming up with a way to make an existing property edgy and violent enough to earn an R-rating. Not every property warrants that, though, and Power Rangers director Dean Israelite thinks his movie was actually hurt by the perception that it might have been edgy and violent. The movie got a PG-13 and not an R, but he still thinks it would’ve been more successful if it had been rated PG instead.

That comes from an interview with Screen Rant, during which Israelite said that “there would have been more traffic” for Power Rangers if parents hadn’t been “unsure if they could bring their kids to the movie.” He says it’s a “tame” PG-13, and though young kids would get scared in preview screenings, he said it was “in …

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