UGO recently discovered that the director’s cut of Terminator Salvation, soon to be released all over your face on DVD and BluRay, will be rated R for “violence and brief nudity.” This is interesting for a couple of reasons: 1. it’s a slow news day. 2. McG has contradicted himself a few times now vis a vis his film’s rating and the reasons for it.
Back in March at Wondercon, McG told a screaming crowd that WB was trying to get him to cut a scene showing Moon Bloodgood’s boobs. “Do you want to see Moon’s boobs in the picture?” McG said while sitting next to the actress, trying to fire up the all-male audience. (I also imagine him pointing at her boobs while he said it, but that may be dramatic license). And this is neither here nor there, but he also promised the crowd that the movie “is gonna knock your f’ckin balls up your ass.” Woohoo, I f’ckin love balls up my ass, McG imagined the crowd cheering.
But then in May, he told SciFiWire that he’d cut the topless scene himself because he didn’t want people to think it was gratiutous. “I thought it was a soft moment between a man and a woman that was designed to echo the Kelly McGillis/Harrison Ford moment in Witness, for God’s sake. They never touch each other; they just notice each other. But, in the end, it felt more like a gratuitous moment of a girl taking her top off in an action picture, and I didn’t want that to convolute the story or the characters.” He said the only thing he wanted in but had to cut to get a PG-13 was Sam Worthington stabbing a thug through the shoulder with a screwdriver.
Which brings us to today. Wait, what were we talking about again? Terminator Salvation? And whether the director’s cut will have a brief glimpse of boob? What am I, 12? You’d have to promise me Diora Baird riding a dildo pony to even consider sitting through the last 20 minutes of that turd again. Oh, so the difference between robots and humans is “the human heart”? F’ck, why didn’t I think of that. (*pantomimes blowjob*)