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Revenge of the Sith a "Blood Bath"

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the yes-please-make-it-true dept.

Star Wars Prequels 780

An anonymous reader writes "The BBC is reporting that the Revenge of the Sith is a blood bath and is to recieve a PG-13. One notable point from the article is Lucas is quoted as saying "But I have to tell a story. I'm not making these, oddly enough, to be giant, successful blockbusters. I'm making them because I'm telling a story, and I have to tell the story I intended." As he lit a cigar with a large stack of burning 20's."

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Successful Blockbuster (5, Insightful)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434742)

With a PG-13 rating, parents will be forced to go with their children to watch the movie, so not only you get the expected children tickets, you now have as many adult tickets too, and the extra drink and popcorn sales. Truly a great success.

Now imagine if this superfan [blogspot.com] camping out for 139 days [slashdot.org] is under 13....

Bzzzt (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434779)


Actually, this will probably only hurt the sales. Most of the top movies for the year are rated PG. And, on average, PG movies make more money than R rated movies. I haven't heard the statistics for PG-13, but I'm guessing it would have the same negative effect an R rating has.

Also, I don't know of any theater that enforces the PG-13 rating. The AMC movie theaters do enforce the R rating though.

Re:Bzzzt (4, Insightful)

Masami Eiri (617825) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434847)

Enforcement? Its not Childer under 13 not allowed without a parent, its "Parental Guidence suggested for children under 13".

Re:Bzzzt (1)

slashnutt (807047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434848)

From what I have read GL wanted to ensure that SW3 didn't get a NC-17 [wikipedia.org] ratings as movies have not been major blockbusters.

Re:Bzzzt (1)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434885)

That reminds me back when I had my 13th birthday party my mom dropped me and some friends of at the theater to see a PG-13 movie, all my friends where 13 I was going to be 13 in one day. Ticket office would not sell me ticket.. True Story (luckly I ran after my moms car and caught her before she left)

BTW the movie was Problem Child 2 if anyone out there wants to do the math feel free :)

Re:Bzzzt (3, Interesting)

DarkFencer (260473) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434906)

Actually, most (11 out of the top 20) of the top (domestic) grossing movies of all time have been PG-13 or higher.

As he lit.... (5, Funny)

essreenim (647659) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434817)

a cigar with a large stack of burning 20's."

I love it when a good plan comes together.

Re:Successful Blockbuster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434825)

5 months? Under 13? He'd better be at school :).

Re:Successful Blockbuster (2, Interesting)

madprof (4723) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434834)

They're not necessarily forced to go. Some really won't go and their children won't see it as a result.
Wouldn't be a surprise if this hurt ticket sales.

Re:Successful Blockbuster (5, Insightful)

YouHaveSnail (202852) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434853)

The thing is, the only people who are really interested in seeing the sixth movie (or third, depending on how you count) in the Star Wars saga are those that have seen the other five movies. Mostly, it's the people who were kids when "Star Wars" came out. We're all about 35 now. If we go with our kids, it'll be because we can't find a babysitter and so decide to drag our kids along with us rather than the other way around.

Nothing to enforce... (3, Informative)

raehl (609729) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434860)

Why would parents be forced to go with their children? The -13 on the PG is simply an advisory notation; G, PG, and PG-13 all have the same admission criteria: Anyone can see it, no adult supervision required.

Re:Successful Blockbuster (1)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434870)

IIRC, the PG-13 rating is only a SUGGESTION to parents. There is no actual restrictions that under-13 year olds need a parent with them (unlike R rated movies)

Re:Successful Blockbuster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434871)

Great! just in time for mother's day; a slaughterfest of 'younglings'. Bah, it's crap.

Here's the flaw in your logic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434877)

Most of the fans are children, yet are their own parents as well.

or to put it simply, "What children?"

Re:Successful Blockbuster (0, Flamebait)

Donald Ferrone (863523) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434892)

shut up you fuckin nigger!!!!!!!1

Re:Successful Blockbuster (1)

soulsteal (104635) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434903)

Parents don't have to accompany children to anything under R-rated.

Re:Successful Blockbuster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434932)

I'd go with him.

Michael Ja^H^H^H^H^H^HJohn Doe

Meesa no tink so! (5, Funny)

coupland (160334) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434744)

Yuh-hunh. Sin City [imdb.com] and Kill Bill Volume 1 [imdb.com] move over, this one's a blood bath. OOOOooooo....

That's the problem with them damn Brits, they don't realize it's boobies in movies that's the real corrupting influence, not a little innocent killing and maiming.

Re:Meesa no tink so! (1)

madprof (4723) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434781)

The person who went to see it and reviewed it was an American...

Re:Meesa no tink so! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434876)

Doh! Nothing like an opinionated American to help make your day. Another Big Mac anyone? Super-size me! ;-)

Go Bush!

Re:Meesa no tink so! (4, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434787)

it's boobies in movies that's the real corrupting influence

Amongst other things. Apparantly the Queen Amidala Hot Grits scene will be on the Star Wars III, Revenge of the Sith Unrated DVD.

Re:Meesa no tink so! (5, Funny)

millennial (830897) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434844)

I heard something about Yoda and a greased-up doll... and the possibility that Mace Windu is gay.

Re:Meesa no tink so! (4, Funny)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434887)

That's the problem with them damn Brits, they don't realize it's boobies in movies that's the real corrupting influence, not a little innocent killing and maiming.

Not true. Swear words are also ruining American society.

"Nothing for you to see here. Please move along." (5, Funny)

GweeDo (127172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434745)

Freaking Jedi mind tricks...

Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434747)

I already knew that.

Re:Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434769)

Commercials in my area have been reporting this for several days now. Agree, this is old news.

hsh (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434748)

"nothing to see here, move along"

wtf?? hsa

first post!

Too much in not enough (1)

slashnutt (807047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434750)

I know that it is hard to break tradition by going with a PG-13 movie; maybe the story line will be dark as promised. GL has been getting to squishy with Ewoks and Jar-Jar but if he does it right it will all be the calm before a storm.

Then I hope that GL release an un-rated director cut that will scare the bejebus out of who ever watches it; thus, causing a call to arms for censorship from radicals. The first stage of the war would be an invasion of some third world country as a diversion. The second stage would be to build an army so that none can rival the censorship force. The third stage would be to squash any rebellions and form an empire of censorship reminiscence of the pre-era of Ozzy music made me a killer trial. Now that would be a good prequel recursive story.

I don't see how anyone is suprised (4, Informative)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434751)

If you've read the dog of a script, [cgispy.com] then you know that it's stunningly bloody. Don't click on that link if you don't want to know everything - the whole script is there.

Re:I don't see how anyone is suprised (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434790)

Don't click on that link if you don't want to know everything - the whole script is there.

s/know everything/spend 30 years in a federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison for DMCA violations/ :P

Re:I don't see how anyone is suprised (4, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434828)

We've known what's coming since 1983.

True, (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434878)

but we didn't know the excruciatingly bad details. I was really hopeful that this movie would make the other two seem worthwhile. Or at least, worth sitting through. Judging from the script... Well, I don't think so.

MOD DOWN! COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434866)

Um.. moderators, you do realize the script is copyrighted by Lucas and is the rightful Intellectual Property of his, right?

Modding up a post which links to a copyrighted work shows the hypocrisy and little respect slashdotters have for IP laws.

We shouldn't be contributing to copyright infringement for any reason on this site. After all, if someone linked to GPL stolen code, you'd be pissed right?

Gotta love the hypocrisy.

Natalie Portman (3, Funny)

essreenim (647659) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434875)

is in it you insensitive clod. Who needs a script?

off topic, but now /. low (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434759)

At the bottom of the page was a quote from Marion Zimmer Bradley... come on, of all the quotable intelligent thing to put you chose something form that hack? christ.

So long as... (5, Funny)

DragonPup (302885) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434764)

...Jar Jar meets a painful demise, I am happy.

Re:So long as... (1)

wernercd (837757) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434849)

Amen and whole heartedly second that notion. /. needs to do a vote on 'How would you like Jar Jar to Die?'. I'd love too see some good options.

Chris

Re:So long as... (1)

essreenim (647659) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434850)

...Jar Jar meets a painful demise, I am happy.

Will there be torture and jarjar blood???

Finally, an end to the incessant squawking

Re:So long as... (4, Funny)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434901)

Me's so happy to be meeting with you Darth Vader.

Itsa beesa trap! (5, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434910)

> So long as... ...Jar Jar meets a painful demise, I am happy.

Spoiler Alert: Jar Jar drowns during the MonCal Water Spectacular gurgling "OH NOES! ITSA BEESA TRAP!", while a young Ensign Ackbar holds up a sign reading "9.8".

Re:Itsa beesa trap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434946)

And then Spock and Kirk beam in, cut down Anakin Skywalker with phasers set to maximum kill, and get into an S&M scene with Kenobi and then cut up Wesley Crusher and a dozen Ewoks for a dee-liteful cannibalistic lunch. Then they shave down a Wookie to make a hairpiece for Picard before his big date with the Emperor.

Re: SIG (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434953)

I agree. I wonder what Sarlac would think of Gungan.

BTW, HK-47 kicks major ass. "Irritated explaination: ..."

Of Course (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434768)

Since all the Jedi are going to be killed, shouldn't we expect a blood bath?

Re:Of Course (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434917)

I'm more worried about the midichlorians IN the blood than the actual blood. Who would want a force-aware floor?

The story he intended... (4, Funny)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434771)


From TFS:


"But I have to tell a story. I'm not making these, oddly enough, to be giant, successful blockbusters. I'm making them because I'm telling a story, and I have to tell the story I intended."


Yeah...we know all about the story you intended [penny-arcade.com] , George.

Irony (1, Funny)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434772)

Irony is: Complaining about the success of George Lucas by posting a story to a popular website about his new movie, thus providing free publicity. I wish the editors would start greenlighting stories about how badly Skyshadow sucks for having a website where he scores huge ad revenu....

(pauses, thinks)

Guys, give me twenty minutes.

Re:Irony (1)

coolGuyZak (844482) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434880)

Somewhat off topic... but what's with all the Irony posts? They are really beginning to irk me ;)

Er? Eh... Wha... (2, Interesting)

Cylix (55374) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434774)

Ok...

I guess we need to figure out how we kill Jedi in a soft well meaning conservitive and correct manner. (They can't all whisk away to ghosts can they? What's that about anyway?)

Besides, I'd rather not watch an hour and a half of G.I. Joe style combat.

Wel... knowing is... (1)

FerretFrottage (714136) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434897)

half the battle.

Piracy Strikes.... (1)

TheMster (845236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434775)

As he lit a cigar with a large stack of burning 20's

Hopefully, after this release, he'll be using 50's
TheMster

Speilberg reckons it's great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434777)

he gave an impromptu review on XFM in the UK yesterday.

I can't believe it but after all the disapointments I've got myself excited about it again..

BBC dupe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434778)

BBC enjoys dupes too? We've known it's gonna be a PG-13 for quite a while [slashdot.org] .

Article has spoilers.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434780)

and a warning to the effect would have been nice.

I have a story (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434782)

There once was a trilogy that was cool. It was later destroyed. More films came, they sucked pretty bad. The films changed and changed and they sucked even more.

The End.

pictures inside: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434783)

woot woot first post
propz 2 homiez

PG-13? (5, Insightful)

ilyaaohell (866922) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434784)

If it was really a blood bath, it would be rated R. There's probably not gonna be anything more violent here than what we saw in Spider-Man 2.

On the other hand, I think the previous two Star Wars movies have been some of the most violent PG-rated films since the introduction of the PG-13 rating in the 80s. So, if MPAA is continuing to rate Star Wars on a curve just because it's targetted at children, maybe my original analogy is wrong after all.

I, for one... (5, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434785)

...would love to see Jar Jar Binks' death scene.

Re:I, for one... (1)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434934)

Can't we just assume he's dead. Even 10 seconds of death is too much jar jar for me :)

Hey, wonder where are they? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434789)

GNAA are fighting their way to make frist psot!!!!!

Isn't this good? (5, Insightful)

Grakun (706100) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434791)

I hate it when directors cut down a movie just for a rating. This is a good thing. "A lot of people saying how can you do this? My children love these movies. Why can you not let them go see it?" he said. He's not preventing them from seeing it. He's just warning the parents that it may not be suitable for them. The parents get to decide wether or not they want their children to see it.

Uh, yeah... (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434799)

Lucas said he was getting "a lot of flak" from parents concerned about the film's US rating.

"A lot of people saying how can you do this? My children love these movies. Why can you not let them go see it?" he said.

Uh, sure. There's lots and lots of parents monitoring fanboy sites and complaining to Lucasfilm about the rating of an unreleased film. I know every time I have a concern about an upcoming Star Wars movie, I just get George on the phone to complain...

Obligatory.Troll (0, Troll)

Dante Shamest (813622) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434801)

I'm not making these, oddly enough, to be giant, successful blockbusters.

No way, dude!. I couldn't tell that from the previous 2 movies!!

Perhaps the lack of computer effects was the reason why the original 3 movies were so successful.

The only way to save the franchise.... (1)

Jailbrekr (73837) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434802)

is to slaughter all the idiotic characters introduced in episodes I and II in as painful and drawn out way as possible.

Oh wait, they really fuck up Anakin. Ok, 1 down, now throw in some serious Jar Jar retribution. Think "exploding frog".

PG-13 is not binding (TFA is wrong) (4, Informative)

oldosadmin (759103) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434804)

In my state (NC), at least, PG-13 is not a binding rating.

(Theoretically) A 7 year old could walk up and get into it without a parent. It's not like R, where it is enforced parental guidence, it's just a strong SUGGESTION.

Re:PG-13 is not binding (TFA is wrong) (1)

omahajim (723760) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434951)

You may live in NC, but I would prefer to live in NC-17.

No Suprise (5, Interesting)

kpwoodr (306527) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434808)

Does this suprise anyone? We all know the story already. Darth Vader doesn't become Darth Vader with out some serious action. A clone army is not going to win a war with out a large loss of life. Yoda is not going to just leave the hot zone to live on some God forsaken swamp planet because a few people died. We've all know that it would take thousands and thousands of dead clones and mutilated Jedi.

On top of that, it has to be so bloody that we all lose hope. Otherwise, why would there be a "New" hope?

Rise Lord Vader!

Re:No Suprise (1)

coolGuyZak (844482) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434936)

"On top of that, it has to be so bloody that we all lose hope. Otherwise, why would there be a "New" hope?"

How about bloody f***ing terrible?

Arrogant bastard (-1, Flamebait)

Gyorg_Lavode (520114) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434809)

Again Lucas shows that he doesn't give a crap about the followers of his works. Mr Lucas. If you are not making movies for us, THEN DON'T RELEASE THEM. Otherwise, take in to consideration what we want a bit.

Re:Arrogant bastard (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434858)

What the hell did you expect? We've known for over twenty years that Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker helps the Emperor kill all the Jedi (except for two). Considering the characters of Vader and the Emperor, what did you think, they smothered the Jedi in their sleep or gave them heart attacks after threatening them with the comfy chair?

I for one am looking forward to a darker story with Jar Jar Binks or Ewoks, something more along the lines of the Empire Strikes Back.

Re:Arrogant bastard (1)

mcwop (31034) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434882)

We simply want a good prequal.

Re:Arrogant bastard (2, Informative)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434935)

Actually the problem with everything from RotJ onwards is he has been focussing on making movies for others - generally those under the age of nine. Sure, he hasn't made films for "us" (by which I assume you mean people who waved plastic lightsabers at their schoolfriends in the 1970s and '80s, and have grown up except for the mod they did to their monitor to make it look like Darth Vader's helmet), but they'd be just as awful if he did. Remember how awful the first Star Trek film was? That's the kind of nerdy ghastliness we'd be suffering if he made Star Wars for "us".

The best films, books, music, etc, have always been made for their creators, not aimed at some identifiable market. If Lucas is serious, and I doubt very much he is but live in hope, then this is good news. Very good news. It marks a possible return from the Dark Side.

Re:Arrogant bastard (4, Insightful)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434968)

If people insist on going to see them regardless, then what incentive does he have to change his methodology? Many people on slashdot would go and see episode 3 if it was made from bad sock puppets and shoeboxes. Personally, I went and saw episode 1, came away disappointed and havent seen episode 2 yet, and I have no intentions of seeing episode 3 at all. I also havent bought any of the butchered 'remastered' versions of the origional trilogy for similiar reasons.

But he can't tell a story ... (4, Interesting)

hal9000(jr) (316943) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434829)

"But I have to tell a story. I'm not making these, oddly enough, to be giant, successful blockbusters."

Unfortunately, Luca is not a good story teller. He is great at effects and the details that bring a vision to life. He really needed Spielberg.

Re:But he can't tell a story ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434852)

Duhhh... no shit. How many times has this been repeated on slashdot?

-1 Redundant!

Re:But he can't tell a story ... (1)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434926)

I think Tim Burton would do a better job than Spielberg

PG-13? Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434831)

This is not the movie review you are looking for.....

and (1)

the_mpls_guy (844170) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434837)

Thankfull to Mr. Lucas we will get to hear this bloodbath in THX (tm) surround.

Any more word (1)

LouCifer (771618) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434839)

on the rumors that Spielberg might take over the helm and make the last three episodes?

Anyone?

Re:Any more word (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434857)

The only rumor would be what you just posted...

First PG-13 (3, Insightful)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434843)

Of course, there WAS no such rating when the original trilogy was released - just G, PG, and R. That said, I don't think any of the originals would have qualfied even if there was such a rating (which lies between PG and R, for folks outide of the US)

Re:First PG-13 (1)

davidmcw (97565) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434889)

I believe that the first PG-13 was Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom. The specifically created the PG-13 to appease Steven Speilberg...

Was Jar Jar part of that story? (1)

lowrydr310 (830514) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434855)

I'm making them because I'm telling a story, and I have to tell the story I intended.

Was Jar-Jar part of that story he intended?

Honestly, I haven't seen any of the Star Wars movies. I started to watch Episode I, however five minutes after seeing Jar-Jar (before hearing all the controversy surrounding him) I couldn't stand the movie and walked away. Now I will certainly not see II and III, however I may go back and watch the original series.

Re:Was Jar Jar part of that story? (1)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434907)

Empire Strikes Back all the way, man. I had to endure the pain of watching Jar Jar in episode I, groaned along with everyone else when he appeared in episode II. I'm not sure which is worse, the schlocky love story Lucas has vomited up for this trilogy or Jar Jar. It's a damn tough call.

Three Words... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434862)

Decapitation of Jar-Jar!!!

Parents (4, Funny)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434864)

Unfortunately it won't stop parents from bringing their five year screaming, whining kids to the theaters so they can throw popcorn around and kick our seat backs. Of course if the movie's as ultraviolent as everyone's making it out to be, they'll just add to the illusion of debris flying through the air and the solid punch of the subwoofer.

Violence? (2, Interesting)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434865)

* shrug *

My kids (age 13 and 17) have said they want to go see it. Last time they wanted to see a movie it was, um, I don't remember them ever both saying they wanted to see the same movie.

We'll go, probably the first weekend.

Go Darth!

(I just like to cheer for the winning side)

(Sorry for the spoiler)

(But anybody who's see Star Wars IV knew that already)

(We already know the ending. The only thing left to see is the blood!)

...liar! (1, Redundant)

chalkoutline (854917) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434867)

If he had to tell a story, he'd write a new fucking movie instead of constantly pushing the same tired one he knows will be eaten up by mindless clones (no pun) worldwide.

I could be worse...... (1)

Braingoo (771241) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434891)

If it where rated R

  • You would get to see luke and leia's conception.
  • Wookies actualy ripping peoples arms out of their sockets.
  • A Storm Trooper who can actualy shoot straight
  • and last but not least the Palpatines naked butt as he gets out of the imperial showe

Yeah, Right... (4, Insightful)

blcamp (211756) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434898)


As if seeing Qui-Gon Jinn being run through and Darth Maul cut completely in half wouldn't be disturbing enough to some kids (or even a few adults)... or how about Anakin's hand arm being cut off? Or Luke's?

And those were just PG?

And some of the discussion between Anakin and Amidala about thier "first times"?

And that movie was NOT PG-13?

Lucas is using the whole ratings "controversy" as yet another way to get more free publicity!

And the media, and us, are eating it up...

Spoiler Alert (1)

Mindee (530099) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434904)

It's generally good form to warn of spoilers, especially ina major release like this - verybad form guys, come on. Not cool!

It's a trap! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12434908)

That's no blood bath. It's a bad movie!

When even blood is not enough... (1)

chinard (555270) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434909)

I'm sorry, but lucas made such an unbearable mess of episodes 1 and 2 that not even a Peter Jackson inspired bloodbath could get me to pay good money to see another one of his cinematic abominations.

Gosh! How unlike the real world (5, Insightful)

sagneta (539541) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434915)

To think that this movie is somehow more violent than *this* planet is amusing. It is a restless day in which somebody is not blown to smithereens in Iraq yet I am supposed to feel outraged that the new Star Wars movie earned a pg-13 rating?

My outrage well is dry for the moment. Sorry.

entirely correct (2, Insightful)

Paralizer (792155) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434916)

I'm not making these, oddly enough, to be giant, successful blockbusters. I'm making them because I'm telling a story
I don't know about you, but the Star Wars saga just wouldn't have been so good had I not had available to me hundreds upon thousands of various Star Wars toys, action figures, t-shirts, and the double platinum super ultra DVD collectors edition DVD's with commentary. Theatrical releases are only half the story.

Obligatory.... (0)

Sewer Panda (812292) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434924)

I, for one, welcome the slaughter of our new Jedi Masters.

UK Rating (2, Interesting)

markxz (669696) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434940)

In the UK the film got a 12A rating from the BBFC (persons under 12 admited with an adult) as are increacingly more films

Local councils still have the right to change the rating policy for any film, but only rarely do so.

The consumer advice from the bbfc is "Contains moderate fantasy violence and scary scenes" although virtually every film has some advice (Finding Nemo "Contains mild peril")

Why does everyone HAVE to flame lucas? (3, Interesting)

deathcloset (626704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434947)

I know, I know - it's just the old, "if you don't like it, SHUT UP!" || "if you like it then post on a fanboi forum! and SHUT UP" arguments.

But seriously, you cannot fault the technical achievements of these movies.

And I know that many (if not most) are of the opinion that movies are primarily about the characters and the story, but I am of very different taste.

you see, I am the kind of guy who sits down with EPII attack of the clones and pauses the corusant scenes and goes frame by frame through them to just admire all the amazing design and creation.

I love to stare in awe at the new particle systems, the accuracy of the human computer models and the beautiful, alien landscapes painted before my eyes.

But that's me, and I am of a small minority I know. I am that small minority that actually doesn't really care for chatty movies. Didn't really think the godfather was really all that. Never sees a movie unless there are spaceships and explosions - and then only if the movie is about that universe and not just the people in it.

Nevertheless I feel that those like me should have something of a voice.

There are three movie types in my world:
1) Movies about people
2) Movies about events
3) Movies about ideas

I prefer the order of importance to be 3,2,1 and Star Wars seems to fit that type for me quite well.

I Side With Lucas. (1)

http101 (522275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434960)

The comments of "bloodbath", "horrific", and "gruesome" only come from parents and the like that haven't taken a moment to actually read the books! This stuff is already written and when I hear of parents griping and whining that little 14-year old Timmy is having nightmares is bullshit. I think those parents should catch up on some reading/research before they let their kids go see movies in the first place. Furthermore, they should take responsibility for what their kids watch, do, and say. If the rating system advises against it, then so be it. Its not like the rating system completely denies them seeing it.

Two Thumbs Up (1)

painandgreed (692585) | more than 9 years ago | (#12434961)

Sounds like a "two thumbs up" review to me. The only thing keeping my interest in the movies has been knowing that in the end, almost everyone dies.
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