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Breaking Dawn Will Not Be First R-Rated Twilight Movie, Summit Confirms

by Anne Thompson
March 24, 2011 7:24 AM
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During his promotional rounds for Water for Elephants, E.W. and Vanity Fair cover-boy Rob Pattinson talks about life beyond Twilight -- "I literally feel like we’ve been doing it my whole life" he says, and the upcoming Breaking Dawn movies.

Bizarre things happen in the two films, including a half-vampire baby's horrid birth. Pattinson says: "There’s some interesting and weird stuff going on—really very, very, very strange. It’s great. For a big mainstream movie, it’s the most obscure story line and really outside the box. It’s a horror movie. I’ve seen a few bits, and I just can’t see how it’s going to be PG-13… unless they cut everything out!"

Rest assured, everyone. An R-rating will never happen, confirms a Summit spokeswoman: "Breaking Dawn will be a PG-13. It will not be rated R."


  • matty | November 12, 2011 1:44 AMReply

    breaking dawn should be rated pg or m it ain't that bad anyway

  • lolabell | July 18, 2011 1:32 AMReply

    this is messed up. i saw movie 1,2 and 3 but now i cant. why did u do it?WHY!!!???????? im peed off. it should n' will be rated R. its violent,and gross also it shows Bella giving birth.

  • lolabell60 | July 18, 2011 1:04 AMReply

    I've read all the books and I have to say that this movie is going to have to be a rated R movie; there is just too much insanity and too much gore especially with the birth of the baby 1/2 vampire 1/2 human to make this a PG-13. If the kids really want to see this movie, it's up to the individual parents to decide if it's okay to take them. JMO

  • Sydney | June 10, 2011 10:01 AMReply

    I think that Breaking Dawn should be rated R, I'm 14 and I read the book a year ago, if they're going to cut everything out of the movie, whoever else that's my age and that has read the book will say that the movie will absolutely suck. My mom will take me to see it if it's rated R anyway, so I'm anxious to see what they do.

  • stacy | April 19, 2011 5:10 AMReply

    why do, people say its just a joke when its really rated r that sucks ass i love the series so the book has just one very bad partbut its still part of becoming a vampire. so please dont make it rated r make it be PG 14 thank you your biggest fan stacy

  • kailtyn | April 12, 2011 9:54 AMReply

    I'm HAPPY that it's rated (maybe) pg13!! cause now Im ABLE to see it! u ppl who r like 30-40 need 2 think bout ppl MY age i mean GOSH!! i want 2 c breaking dawn!! :D

  • Brian | March 25, 2011 5:06 AMReply

    Are children actually reading the Twilight books? Are children fans of the Twilight movies? I thought children had much more sense than that.

  • shelnate | March 25, 2011 3:52 AMReply

    I read the book and no way is this movie PG13. I wouldn't let my children see what is going to happen in this movie. If they want to cut out a big part of the movie, then it could have that rating. I read the book twice and it was a very interesting story, but definately not for children!

  • Erica | March 25, 2011 3:08 AMReply

    Oh, they'll cut everything out, alrighty. No doubt about that. Maybe there'll be some crazy director's cut on the DVDs?

  • Bozka | March 24, 2011 9:34 AMReply

    Interesting. Somehow I don't see this! Maybe they will show only the end credits?

  • Eric | March 24, 2011 8:42 AMReply

    "It’s a horror movie."

    No, it's not.

    Well, perhaps it is, but not in the way this article has implied. ;)

  • Old Fart | March 24, 2011 8:06 AMReply

    This just in: BREAKING WIND will be the first R-rated TWILIGHT movie.

  • Remy | March 24, 2011 8:02 AMReply

    This gives them the chance to release an additional, "Uncut" version on DVD, for tweens who are hardcore enough.

  • Laua | March 24, 2011 7:54 AMReply

    Rest Assured!! Are you kidding! we want a RATED R FILM WITH BD! That would be kick as*! And yeah... of course Summit will pander too there tween fan base.

  • minaP | March 24, 2011 7:29 AMReply

    Forget the latest Twilight disaster. What is up with that cover? EW took a picture of Ken and Barbie and photoshopped Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson on top.

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