Max Payne Given R – Director Blames Dark Knight

Movies based on video games are notoriously violent (see Resident Evil, Hitman, etc.), so I’m not really surprised at the news that Max Payne has been given an R rating. The director, John Moore, was surprised, however. According to Moore, the MPAA told him they handed down the R rating because the movie “feels” like an R. Moore is pissed because he thinks his movie is less of an R than The Dark Knight. Needless to say, he’s appealing the decision.

While I can’t say if Max Payne is more or less violent than TDK, I can say that I don’t necessarily disagree with the PG-13 rating on TDK. The camera cuts away from most violence, there’s little (if any) profanity, and while it’s dark, it’s also a movie about a dude saving an entire city from a madman, again.

Check out what Moore had to say to Das Gamer.

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