Alex Cross Censored for PG-13 Rating
The character of Alex Cross was embodied twice by Morgan Freeman so far. Since the two films Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, 11 years have past without a new case involving the investigator. But now, Tyler Perry, who is best known for his very successful comedies tailored for his big Afroamerican audience, stars as the main character in Alex Cross.
Perry's traditional fanbase is sceptical because of his trip to Hollywood and many normal cinemagoers simply don't know him. Furthermore, critics aren't very kind and all that leads to the very likely assumption that this thriller won't be a big hit at the box office.
While the Morgan Freeman-led films were both R-Rated, Alex Cross has a PG-13 rating (for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity) in order to attract a bigger audience. As director Rob Cohen confirms in an interview with Collider, some adjustments had to be made to achieve this rating:
If this means that we'll get the uncensored version later on DVD/BD remains to be seen. But maybe the chance for this is higher if the film tanks at the box office. We'll see.
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