Transformers: Rated R!

Well, not anymore. According to IESB's article here, Shia LeBoeuf (who has just signed on to another massive Spielberg project: he'll reportedly be playing Indy Jr. in Indiana Jones 4) is reporting that when astf went in to the MPAA's rating board, it came out with a very solid "R" rating for intense action violence (for those of you not in the US, an R rating means that no one under 17 may see the film without being accompanied by a parent or guardian), and only Stephen Spielberg's intervention got it knocked down to a PG-13.  Whether this story is indeed true remains to be seen, as the MPAA's rating process is pretty opaque, but if more evidence comes to light, we'll keep you posted.  In the meantime, we have an ongoing thread about it on our forums, so stop by and make yourself heard.