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savafan
04-25-2005, 12:34 AM
http://theforce.net/episode3/theaters/ep3_tickets.asp

Blimpie
04-25-2005, 08:40 AM
I was kinda suprised it got a PG-13 rating...I heard that Geo. Lucas said in an interview that this movie "wasn't for little kids.." or something along those lines. Is this true? If so, I'm can't see what the logic would be behind that comment. It would seem that LucasFilms would do whatever necessary to AVOID the PG-13 rating in this film.

Lots and lots of $$$ will be lost on the "under 13" market (who are about one month away from gettting out of school)...

Johnny Footstool
04-25-2005, 10:25 AM
I read that the Obi-Wan/Dark Anakin lightsabre duel is the longest on-screen fight in cinema history -- something like 20 minutes of screen time (broken up by cuts to other scenes, I assume).

The only thing better would be a 20 minute scene of Vader dismembering Jar-Jar.


Lots and lots of $$$ will be lost on the "under 13" market (who are about one month away from gettting out of school)...

PG-13 isn't like R. Theatres don't prohibit children under the age of 13 from seeing the movie, and they don't have to be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Lucas will still make his half-billion dollars.

Actually, I think PG-13 is a smart move. The last three SW movies (including Return of the Jedi) pandered too heavily to children and suffered because of it. The original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back were darker and edgier (prior to the "Special Edition" re-releases), and far superior films.

Carter
04-25-2005, 01:19 PM
The only thing better would be a 20 minute scene of Vader dismembering Jar-Jar.

Thanks Johnny, in a day filled with exams and studying I needed a good laugh.

GoReds
04-25-2005, 01:31 PM
Geez, they need to chill out on the marketing. Check this out...


The toys hit stores April 2. Among surprise hits: a Star Wars chess set ($29.99) and Darth Tater ($7.99), a whimsical rendition of Mr. Potato Head dressed up as Vader.

Darth Tater?

I guess that matches with the end of RotJ, when Darth Tater was "fried".

RFS62
04-25-2005, 01:32 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00061I4U6.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Redsland
04-25-2005, 01:41 PM
I hope he packed his angry eyes.

KronoRed
04-25-2005, 01:51 PM
I'm already not happy, I've read more then once that Jar Jar lives :(

westofyou
04-25-2005, 01:51 PM
(including Return of the Jedi) pandered too heavily to children and suffered because of it.

Ya think?

http://www.hideinplainwebsite.com/images/ewoks.jpg

KronoRed
04-25-2005, 02:04 PM
I mist be the only one on earth who didn't mind Ewoks, sure they were silly, and woefully out of place, but they at least got c3po to shut up for awhile :D

RFS62
04-25-2005, 02:13 PM
Lucas could do his legacy a ton of good if they had an old fashioned bar-b-que at the end of the movie and serve up Jar Jar Ribs and Ewok Burgers.

ochre
04-25-2005, 02:49 PM
I mist be the only one on earth who didn't mind Ewoks, sure they were silly, and woefully out of place, but they at least got c3po to shut up for awhile :D
Ewoks are the apple juice of star wars :)

Falls City Beer
04-25-2005, 02:50 PM
Lucas could do his legacy a ton of good if they had an old fashioned bar-b-que at the end of the movie and serve up Jar Jar Ribs and Ewok Burgers.

Now THAT I'd pay to see: "And now....We feast!"

KronoRed
04-25-2005, 02:50 PM
Ewoks are the apple juice of star wars :)

Darth Apple ;)

paintmered
04-25-2005, 02:52 PM
Hey, I liked the Ewoks. They're like big teddy bears with archaic weapons.

:dancingco

Of course, I say this without having watched either episode 1 or 2. So I don't think I am a real diehard fan of the series.

Blimpie
04-25-2005, 03:00 PM
PG-13 isn't like R. Theatres don't prohibit children under the age of 13 from seeing the movie, and they don't have to be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Lucas will still make his half-billion dollars.

Theatres may not prohibit kids under 13 from viewing, but many parents will....


Actually, I think PG-13 is a smart move. The last three SW movies (including Return of the Jedi) pandered too heavily to children and suffered because of it. The original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back were darker and edgier (prior to the "Special Edition" re-releases), and far superior films.I actually thought Lucas would really try to "bridge the gap" with this film. Meaning, he would go out of his way to pander to the young audience. Why not make it PG? It's not like it would actually PREVENT the dude in his late 30's-early 40's dressing up like Bobba Fett and camping out for his tickets one opening night/week.

REDREAD
04-25-2005, 03:48 PM
IMO, "Attack of the Clones" was more adult oriented than "Return of Jedi" and "Phantom Menance".. The latter two were clearly targeted at very young kids, and the overall stories were lame.

"Attack of the Clones" had a more complex story and was overall less goofy. I think Lucas is starting to relize that his real audience is adults who enjoyed star wars as kids.

I don't think the PG13 rating is going to hurt it at all. I think most adults will say "It's only Star Wars". I'm going to take my young kids to see it. In fact, I think the PG13 will help it, as adults are less apt to assume it's an Ewok/Jar Jar lovefest..

Johnny Footstool
04-25-2005, 03:53 PM
Ya think?

http://www.hideinplainwebsite.com/images/ewoks.jpg

Yub nub ... eee chop yub nub.
Ah toe meet toe pee chee kene g'noop dock fling oh-ah.

Yahwa ... moe whip yahwa.
Ah toe meet toe pee chee kene g'noop dock fling oh-ah.

Coatee-cha tu yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu yahwa.
Coatee-cha tu glowah.
Allayloo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah.
Yawah pee chu knee foom.
Ah toot dee awe goon-da.

Coatee-cha tu goo ... Yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu doo ... Yahwa.
Coatee-cha tu too ... Ya-chaa.

Allayloo ta nuv.
Allayloo ta nuv.
Allayloo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah.
Yawah pee chu knee foom.
Ah toot dee awe goon-da.

Coatee-cha tu goo ... Yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu goo!


http://www.starwarsdotcom.com/_languages/ewoksong.html

Still not as catchy as "Lapti Nek."

Blimpie
04-25-2005, 04:20 PM
IMO, "Attack of the Clones" was more adult oriented than "Return of Jedi" and "Phantom Menance".. The latter two were clearly targeted at very young kids, and the overall stories were lame.

"Attack of the Clones" had a more complex story and was overall less goofy. I think Lucas is starting to relize that his real audience is adults who enjoyed star wars as kids.

I don't think the PG13 rating is going to hurt it at all. I think most adults will say "It's only Star Wars". I'm going to take my young kids to see it. In fact, I think the PG13 will help it, as adults are less apt to assume it's an Ewok/Jar Jar lovefest..I don't think PG-13 will hurt the box office either. Its just that my wife thinks she's Tipper Gore these days and relies WAY TOO MUCH on the ratings for my taste. I've got three children under age thirteen who all want to see the movie with me...I guess we'll need to go covert to elude the betrothed... :beerme:

REDREAD
04-26-2005, 12:58 PM
I guess we'll need to go covert to elude the betrothed... :beerme:

:thumbup: :thumbup:

IMO, the ratings system is very inconsistent anyhow. Although at least now in the video store, on some movies they at least give you a few words on why it is a particular rating (violence or whatever)

I have a hard time believing this movie would be any more tramuatic to kids than "Raiders of the Lost Ark". It's just not Lucas' style. He certainly doesn't want a buzz generated that this movie is inappropriate for kids. That would kill DVD sales later.

I'm guessing it's a very light PG13.

westofyou
04-26-2005, 01:05 PM
Ah toe meet toe pee chee kene g'noop dock fling oh-ah

Silly me... all this time I've been singing:

Ah toe meet JOE pee LEE kene g'noop dock fling oh-HA

Red Leader
04-26-2005, 01:09 PM
Silly me... all this time I've been singing:

Ah toe meet JOE pee LEE kene g'noop dock fling oh-HA

Hey, this is a family board! :laugh:

Johnny Footstool
04-26-2005, 01:18 PM
Friggin' "Yub Nub"...

RFS62
04-26-2005, 02:32 PM
Ewok burgers, I'm tellin' you.

Michael Allred
04-26-2005, 06:25 PM
:thumbup: :thumbup:

IMO, the ratings system is very inconsistent anyhow. Although at least now in the video store, on some movies they at least give you a few words on why it is a particular rating (violence or whatever)

I have a hard time believing this movie would be any more tramuatic to kids than "Raiders of the Lost Ark". It's just not Lucas' style. He certainly doesn't want a buzz generated that this movie is inappropriate for kids. That would kill DVD sales later.

I'm guessing it's a very light PG13.

As I've basically spoiled myself on everything "Sith" related from reading the book to checking out dozens and dozens of pics from the film, the new SW flick will definitely NOT be "light" in any way.

cincinnati chili
04-26-2005, 11:17 PM
Yub nub ... eee chop yub nub.
Ah toe meet toe pee chee kene g'noop dock fling oh-ah.

Yahwa ... moe whip yahwa.
Ah toe meet toe pee chee kene g'noop dock fling oh-ah.

Coatee-cha tu yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu yahwa.
Coatee-cha tu glowah.
Allayloo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah.
Yawah pee chu knee foom.
Ah toot dee awe goon-da.

Coatee-cha tu goo ... Yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu doo ... Yahwa.
Coatee-cha tu too ... Ya-chaa.

Allayloo ta nuv.
Allayloo ta nuv.
Allayloo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah.
Yawah pee chu knee foom.
Ah toot dee awe goon-da.

Coatee-cha tu goo ... Yub nub.
Coatee-cha tu goo!



Gotta friend who swears that he had to learn this in junior high chorus back in the 80s.

Great thread. Jar Jar smack never ever gets tired.

Raisor
04-26-2005, 11:28 PM
Gotta friend who swears that he had to learn this in junior high chorus back in the 80s.

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I did, I swear to Lucas I did.

We sang it in 7th grade.

I'm not kidding. I know all the words.

RFS62
04-26-2005, 11:29 PM
I did, I swear to Lucas I did.

We sang it in 7th grade.

I'm not kidding. I know all the words.



You probably talked the teacher into it.

:p:

Raisor
04-26-2005, 11:30 PM
You probably talked the teacher into it.

:p:

ummmmmm...

no comment

Raisor
04-26-2005, 11:31 PM
actually, now that I think of it, it was fifth grade.

RFS62
04-26-2005, 11:34 PM
I'll bet you had an Ewok suit.

Last week.

Raisor
04-26-2005, 11:35 PM
I'll bet you had an Ewok suit.

Last week.

heck, I'm wearing it NOW.

no wait, I'm just hairy.

REDREAD
04-27-2005, 09:19 AM
As I've basically spoiled myself on everything "Sith" related from reading the book to checking out dozens and dozens of pics from the film, the new SW flick will definitely NOT be "light" in any way.

I wasn't slamming it. I just don't think it will be anything to worry about the kids seeing.

I agree, it will probably be darker than the Ewok-fest.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing it :thumbup:

Michael Allred
04-28-2005, 08:40 PM
I wasn't slamming it. I just don't think it will be anything to worry about the kids seeing.

I agree, it will probably be darker than the Ewok-fest.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing it :thumbup:

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Well, if a 10 year old sees Anakin with his arms and legs cut off and burned to a crisp then I would think that might affect him. Nightmares and such. Not to mention the murder of the Jedi younglings.

REDREAD
04-29-2005, 11:11 AM
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Well, if a 10 year old sees Anakin with his arms and legs cut off and burned to a crisp then I would think that might affect him. Nightmares and such. Not to mention the murder of the Jedi younglings.

Ok.. thanks for the spoilers.. I may prescreen it before I take it to the kids and see how graphic it is. I appreciate the info.. Perhaps I did wrongly assume.

ochre
04-29-2005, 11:28 AM
I posted this in another thread, but here is Kevin Smith's spoiler riddled review of Sith:
http://viewaskew.com/news/sith/

Michael Allred
04-29-2005, 06:54 PM
Ok.. thanks for the spoilers.. I may prescreen it before I take it to the kids and see how graphic it is. I appreciate the info.. Perhaps I did wrongly assume.

That might be a good idea, Lucas wasn't kidding when he said this would be the darkest film of the series.