The Meg Ditched The Blood And Gore To Maintain A PG-13 Rating


There are certain things that you expect of a shark movie and blood and gore are usually among those things. However, the latest shark thriller The Meg is skipping out on the blood and gore to make it a little bit more......kid friendly.
The Meg director Jon Turteltaub told Bloody Disgusting that he isn't upset the lack of blood and gore in his film and his actually glad that his wife and kids can go watch the film.

But the film wasn't PG-13 at first. Turteltaub said: "The number of really horrifying, disgusting and bloody deaths we had lined up that we didn’t get to do is tragic. There was some really good shit that didn’t survive to the final cut... We shot or even did a lot of visual effects for [gory scenes]. We just realized there’s no way we’re keeping this PG-13 if we show this. It’s too fun a movie to not let people who don’t like blood and people who are under, say, 14 years old into the theater. I was very hesitant to cut out a lot of blood and gore. I wouldn’t have if I thought it was wrecking the story but it wasn’t. It still looked okay. I’ll sit down privately with your audience and take them through some really nasty shit."

But, if you were expecting the scenes to be available on DVD, then Turteltaub has got some bad news for you.
"The problem nowadays with those unrated DVDs is you used to have a bunch of scenes that were easy to either shoot or leave on the cutting room floor," Turteltaub said. "Now to finish a scene costs millions in VFX. No one’s going to be spending millions of dollars just to have a little extra bonus footage."

I'm still going to be watching the film though. Who doesn't want to see a giant shark terrorize people on the beach? It's awful, but atleast there wouldn't be any blood and gore.

The Meg will hit theaters on August 10th.Will you still be watching The Meg?

My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

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