‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Tones Down Sex and Violence for PG-13

Despite mature subject matter aimed at adults, the vampire series’ climax will keep things between Bella and Edward tween friendly .

Breaking Dawn will tone down sex and violence for PG-13
Breaking Dawn will tone down sex and violence for PG-13
There is a scene in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 where Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) chews through his pregnant wife's (Kristen Stewart) belly with his sharp vampire teeth to unleash the Hell spawn hiding within. Her spine shattered, he then proceeds to gnash his way through the umbilical cord, which is as strong as Kal-El's hair strand from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. This is but one of far too many graphic, adult themed moments in the two-part series ending climax of this popular young adult series aimed at teenage girls.

While recently promoting Water for Elephants, Robert Pattinson confirmed that he had shot the scene mentioned above, and that it was as gruesome and gnarly as most imaged while reading the book. He assured fans that director Bill Condon was staying slavishly close to the source material, and this would not be a white wash of Stephenie Meyer sexually deviant prose. Which, if true, would solidify a solid R rating for both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Today, a Rep for Summit Entertainment, home of the Twilight saga, has come forward to clarify Robert Pattinson's statements. Neither movie is going to be restricted to an audience of 18 years or older.

"Breaking Dawn will be a PG-13. It will not be rated R.""

So, when these two back-to-back sequels arrive in theaters, they will be neutered from an artistic standpoint, but it makes sense. It's a series aimed at young girls. Nothing to get hung up about. Strawberry Fields forever, and all that shit. But the real question begging to be answered is: Will older fans get to see the complete, uncut The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 when this series comes to a close on Blu-ray and DVD? Twilight has just as many adult fans as it does teenagers, and those teenagers are going to grow up quick.

Let's hope Bill Condon reedits this truly weird, sexual experience back into its true form at some point down the line. Its what the fans really want, and it would make a killing on the home video circuit. I am guessing they will save the Uncut Saga for that defining moment when it looks like no more money can be drained from this franchise.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was released November 18th, 2011 and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrick, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone. The film is directed by Bill Condon.

Sources: Indiewire
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  1. Melody Felix

    This is B.S just like it says above,there are just as many ADULT fans as there are teens for 1 and for 2 these teens read the books so wtf is the difference?? i think its fcked to down size certain parts of the book for teens!! This movie should definitely be rated R for sure and if a teen cant get in than bring some 1 who can go with them or buy there tickets!! but to down size the book on screen is B.S to the adult fans because half the sceens there talking about are most of the scenes that ALOT of us have been waiting for to see played out on screen,we have read all the books and been watching them played out on screen for years now and to get to the ending and get ripped off on how it gets played out is just ridiculous but guess its too late now...This movie should have been done as graphic as the book and if that ment being rated R than it should of been rated R

    4 years agoby @Melody-FelixFlag

  2. Brizzy

    .... yeah, only reason too see the movie = GONE.

    4 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  3. Delilah Dalal

    Thats bull I hope they do bring out a rated r on the dvd because thats the whole point of the movie is all the scenes they are editing it makes the book I will be seriously disappointed if they only show the edited version of this I have been waiting and waiting there has to be something us adults can do.

    4 years agoby @Delilah-DalalFlag

  4. mamabear7080

    read " twilight wiki" : imprinting.

    4 years agoby @mamabear7080Flag

  5. mamabear7080

    "It's not like love at first sight, really. It's more like... gravity moves.... suddenly. It's not the earth holding you here anymore, she does.... You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that's a protector, or a lover, or a friend." Jacob to Bella.
    I see masta-chiefed hasnt replied to any of the posts. To embarrassed ? maybe you should read about printing? lotsa big words, and probably boring.... but maybe it will help with that shriveling problem. LOL

    4 years agoby @mamabear7080Flag

  6. BelieberA.K.ADesiree

    It is not pedophilia- at all, @masta-chiefed. That's clearly an ignorant standpoint you are speaking from, because the book clearly states how it is not some perverse love. If you feel so strongly and need to unnecessarily pervert the true story, then do your research first.

    4 years agoby @BelieberA-K-ADesireeFlag

  7. mamabear7080

    @masta-chiefed HAHA I gather you read them to, being the expert you are. maybe your dick might fall of? we can but hope. Better read another crap book!!

    4 years agoby @mamabear7080Flag

  8. Masta_Chiefed

    @mamabear7080 I feel sad for you reading all those books. Poor person.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  9. Masta_Chiefed

    @mamabear7080 Oh it's not? How is it rationalized in your mind huh? Jacob lusts after a baby? That's cool?

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  10. mamabear7080

    Good Lord!!!! The majority of the people who are going to see this movie have already read the book anyway!!!!! What the hell is going on!!! I personally found the book rather tame, and was hoping that the movie would be somewhat more believable. If they cut the vital parts from the movie, people are just going to be turned off and not go to the theater. And if its tru theyve cut they cut the Jacob Renesme part out Whats left??? Thats the whole point of Bella and Jacobs relationship. And its not Pedophilia who ever wrote that, sad person.

    4 years agoby @mamabear7080Flag

  11. Masta_Chiefed

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Big f*cking I told you so Hollywood!!!!!!!!

    MW isn't even bringing up the pedophile werewolf angle. Stephanie Meyer is nothing but a smut writing sexual deviant. I'm not conservative by any means, but this chick's writing makes my dick shrivel.

    Think of all the parents who unknowingly bought this sh*t. Amateur author hour.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  12. Monkeyiron 2.0

    wow like the franchiss couldn't get even lamer

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  13. Ryan Moran

    WOW thats gay

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  14. Rudy

    @bane5000 hahaha

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  15. Vezoniaqpos

    story that good and i hope we our like next Sirise

    4 years agoby @VezoniaqposFlag

  16. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    news get exciting this season of the month!

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  17. Bane5000

    @rudy...either that or all the tweens and single mother will burst out in a fit of rage at theaters around the world when they realize they cannot be Bella in the sex scene with Edward..." NOOOO get away from him hes mine " lol

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  18. Bane5000

    @dan1...Ditto..toned down the sex, is it cuz Edward is to much of a fruit to know what too do with sex... " oh Bella, what do i do with this, what do i do with this, put that away its scaring me Bella "

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  19. Dan

    Meh. Just anxious for these to go the hell away.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. TeamEdward1

    Kristen Stewert New Movie will Be coming out soon she is Snow White in Snow White

    4 years agoby @TeamEdward1Flag

  21. Cody Ellsmore

    goddamn it i thought that would be f*cking awesome but that sucks they won't make it an R - Rating!!!! well its a vampire movie right?? so it should have that in it!!!! they need it to be pussified!!!! as in sh*tty

    4 years agoby @cody-ellsmoreFlag

  22. TeamEdward1

    The Finalle is almost here and it is very sad to all, allthrough Breaking Dawn is a 2 part movie it will be rated PG-13 due to the fact that summit wants to keep it that way so that the high schoolers can watch it with or with out their parents .

    4 years agoby @TeamEdward1Flag

  23. WongFu

    It would be so funny if there was a Directors cut for all of these films. Scenes that were taken out so that girls could watch it.

    Sorry honey I really have to kill you, Edward shows his teeth, lunges at Bella as she drives a stake into his chest. He clutches his chest and turns to dust.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  24. CelluloidDreams

    Can U Say: Censorship!!!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  25. Rudy

    I'd rather see Underworld than this bullsh*t. At least they're not afraid of gore and sex.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  26. Rudy

    Oh brother poor tweens, their eyes will start bleeding when they see edward and bella during vampire playtime.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  27. Kinetic

    @m2@bawnian-dexeus Haha, thats really an image from the movie, it really does look that bad....
    serriously though, these movies are terrible, and for those that hate/loathe them, this one is split into 2 parts, but they are releasing them a year apart... so we gotta deal with this sh*t for a whole extra year!!! :((

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  28. ZanyZap

    This was always going to be PG-13. I don't understand the shock.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  29. Catalina's Own

    Relax people!! Just let the movie be the movie. Who cares if its PG 13...have you SEEN come of the PG 13 movies lately????! Hello----half of those should be Rated R!! So just freakin relax. Condon does not need to "tone down" anything!! It needs to be raw and awesome and fabulous just like the book!! (**They should make two versions if people feel like getting their panties in a wod about it. One rated PG13 and one rated R. There...problem solved!)

    4 years agoby @Catalinas-OwnFlag

  30. K.Guy

    Darn it! I thought pg-13 can take it rough.

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

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