a dark ride
hey, i just got home from Revenge of the sith and my little brother, who's 10, asked me if he could go see this movie. This gave me pause. He has seen movies of the likes of Happy Gilmore and Ace Ventura, which were all rated PG-13. But something is different about this movie. ROTS is an incredible movie for fans and non-fans alike. But there are more than just moments of passing violence. There are beheadings, burnt flesh, bloody stumps of body parts, and all out warfare. While all those scenes may be somewhat fleeting, it still adds up to an intense experience.
But where the issues are is the investment you have in the characters. Two major characters die, one is burnt alive and left in despair. And there are scenes of hundreds of jedi dying.
It got to the point where you could actually notice some places in the script that had been edited to avoid an R rating.
Obi-Wan refers to Anakin's slaughter of little jedi children as "younglings." While i thought the movie was an incredible display of acting, graphical design, and story telling, it was an epic experience.
We all thought that this movie would be borderline PG, PG-13, and Lucas couldn't get the censors to knock it down to PG. But it leaves you with the impression that Lucas did get the rating knocked down after all.