AMC Pulls “Hatchet II”
Although I don’t have an AMC theater in my neighborhood, I was excited to hear that they had agreed to start showing “Unrated” movies. This is really something that’s overdue in the film community, as most filmmakers will tell you that the MPAA is basically a big joke run by Hollywood bullies (Case in point: This Film is Not Yet Rated and Matt and Trey’s battle with the MPAA over the South Park movie).
And now it looks like they’ve struck again…maybe. Mere days after opening last Friday, AMC pulled Adam Green’s Hatchet II, and nobody seems to know why. AMC released a statement saying, “At AMC theaters, we review all films in all of our theatres every week and then make our business decisions based on their performance.” Gee, that’s nice and all, but do they realize that they didn’t even let this movie play for a week? Writer/Director/Awesome Guy Adam Green stepped in with the most logical explanation: The MPAA is out to get him.
“All signs would point to AMC being unhappy with how vocal I was about the MPAA and not wanting to deal with the controversy- which if the case, is their given right. Had the film grossed millions, maybe it would be a different story with them,” he said in an early statement. If true, this makes me pretty mad. I’m not going to sit here and type a long rant about how corrupt the MPAA, mainly because it’s all been said before by people who are far more articulate than myself, but I will say this: Fuck you, MPAA.