Midweek Mouth-off: Dumbing down and declawed

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We’ve just seen it with The Wolverine, it’s happened notably before with Daredevil and now the highly anticipated Snow Piercer is getting a similar treatment.

In short, these movies are being heavily edited,  dumbed down and declawed for Western audiences – typically going from R-rated to a much more “accessible” PG-13. Although we’re sure we can predict your reaction, today we want to know how you feel about this kind of heavy-handed studio intrusion. Has it reached the point where you’d rather skip the film on circuit and instead wait for the director’s cut on DVD and Blu-Ray for the “real” experience?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: August 7, 2013

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Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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