'I believe [the rating] was a horrible miscalculation on everyone’s part in trying to reach a wider audience, but in doing such, diminish the violence that the audience expects. I’m quite certain it won’t happen again.'
I am guessing it was because the movie stank, but Sly may just have a point... I would like to hope that diminished violence wouldn't turn audiences away but even though it is 2014, many in the world are tuned into TV violence and cruelty (especially on mainstream news). We sadly seem to relish watching the pain inflicted others just as humans did back in the Roman coliseums which suddenly doesn't seem that long ago.