We are all really worked up about the rating of Prometheus, huh? I mean, it's like THE big topic of conversation surrounding the movie lately. I guess this is what happens when everybody wants to remain sort of spoiler-free about a film, but also wants to keep talking about the film.
The latest word on the rating comes from Tom Rothman, head cheese over at Fox, and he says the following:
"This I can tell you and I can tell all the fans, not one frame will be cut. The movie will be what it should be. We will not cut a frame of the film. We will stand behind it 100 percent and if that means it's an R, then so be it, because not an ounce, not a percentage are we going to compromise the film."
And you know what? I believe that. I believe that the cut that goes to the MPAA will be the cut that you see in theaters, whatever rating the MPAA gives it. But I'm worried that before the cut goes to the MPAA everybody at Fox is going to sort of convince themselves that it's ok to trim a frame here, drop a frame there. I know that sometimes, in the final moments leading up to release, Ridley Scott starts deciding to take one for the team.
But I'm going to be hopeful. I know that the cut of Prometheus that was being shown a few weeks back was an R-rated movie. I hope that's the cut - or something similar to it - that we get in theaters in just over a month.