“An R-rated movie from the Jim Henson company!? I’m in!”
That was me a few years ago when “The Happytime Murders” was announced. I love The Muppets and all the work the Jim Henson Company has done.
This… does not look good.
There’s been a trend lately that I hope dies: Production companies determine their MPAA rating before pre-production in order to stir up hype.
However, the script and resulting film should determine its rating. Articles talk about Tarantino’s “R-rated Star Trek,” yet it hasn’t been written.
The story should dictate the MPAA rating and this trend is a blatant example of studios having too much control in the creative process.