Except that when you were a kid, Brett, a movie like Beverly Hills Cop could be made and marketed for all ages despite its R rating. Plus you were 15 when the original came out. Not 10 or 12. Me, I was 7, and I saw it in the theater. And I saw the second one, also R-rated, in the theater at the age of 10. So, I understand that it's fine to let the wee ones see them. But, realistically, you can't make another R-rated BHC and publicly say it's for kids nor can you make a PG or PG-13 BHC and expect it to be anything like it was for you.
When is Hollywood going to get it that they can't keep ruining R-rated franchises with PG-13 installments? Already we've seen it happen with Live Free or Die Hard, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and reportedly the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Actually, as FilmChat pointed out a year ago, it's been going on since even before the BHC series began (Amityville 3-D, Conan the Destroyer). OK, Ratner, I guess what you're doing is only natural, after all.