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Should we ever have an R-rated Star Wars movie?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Jaxxon, Nov 11, 2019.

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Should we ever have an R-rated Star Wars movie/show?

  1. No, never.

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  2. Yes, but only for violence

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  3. Yes, I want all the R-rated content

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  4. Yes, but only on streaming

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  1. RoyleRancor

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    This is why I would think any potential R rating would come from it's sci-fi horror roots
     
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    i mentioned Deadpool because it shows that there is an audience for adult content in this kind of franchise. I didn't say that it would be good to have a movie just like Deadpool in Star Wars. putting f-bombs and other linguistic delights in a Star Wars movie would i'm sure be out of place, and we'd end up with an R-rated version of Space Balls. (i'd LOVE an R-rated version of Space Balls! lol :D)

    If someone approaches LF with a wonderful story, but with perhaps content that will challenge the usual rating for SW movies.. i hope that it is still considered. a wonderful story is... a wonderful story - my mind is open to any kind of content.

    there's an audience (in my opinion).. whether fans here want R-rated content or not.
     
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    I am in the R Rated for violence camp. I do not what to hear expletives in SW or pervasive language. I simply wouldn't mind some more mature content without the Podracer kids laugh track.

    I prefer the lighthearted and status quo of I-IX and some of my Legends favorites.

    But I would love to see an R Rated film of Exar-Kun and Ulic Qel Droma.

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    I guess the issue comes down to how much you value George’s intent in all this. He certainly never envisioned this property as R-Rated. So, does honoring that matter to you or not? Star Wars was made for the young and the young-at-heart. That’s why it exists.
    I’ve always found it funny that violence is linked to the concept of maturity. No dig. Just seems like an oxymoron to me.
     
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    George Lucas put the makings in there for a horror movie already. Caravan of Courage needs an update. Transport shuttle crash lands on the forest moon, and it's hunting season. Predator meets Star Wars. And just when the main characters thought they had killed the demon teddy bear, they look up and realize there's a whole tribe of them in the trees.This movie would cost nothing to make and would be amazing. Is it necessary. Absolutely not, but it is a pipe dream so let me have it.


    Sequel, main characters think they have escaped the flesh eating bears from the forest... then boom. Gorax comes to throw them in cages and force them to watch him eat their fellow passengers. Necessary R rated for intense themes and haunting imagery (Wicket eats people, it's a fact and that might terrify some kids).
     
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    Not everyone follows entertainment news as much as, well, as a lot of us here probably do.


    Think of Deadpool. By simple virtue of being a superhero movie, it caused many a parent to accidentally take young children.

    Imagine that now with a more wide and recognizable brand of Star Wars. If a parent will just blindly take a kid to see Deadpool, do you think they'd do their research on a Star Wars movie? I doubt it.

    Anyway, The Mandalorian really shows that you can have gritty Star Wars without needing to make it too edgy. Star Wars shouldn't have R content because it doesn't need it.
     
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    Its more of realistic violence. For instance no one when shot by a high cslibur wespin collapses with no blood on the grass and closes their eyes. No they splatter and worse.

    Lets not forget despite blasters should cauterize, JJ did this:
    The trick is for a more mature SW to brand itlke they did LOTR War in the North;

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    Put Star Wars in Red instead of Gold and make Mature Rating on the SW poster. Also a tagline “A Mature Adventure, Not for Children.” Done.
     
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    That's a compelling case. War in the North was pretty darn good. But I'm not so sure that what LOTR gained from what they did there would so easily translate to Star Wars. I feel like LOTR is already a lot more adult-oriented of a universe, and regardless, they're simply different. The brutality of Middle Earth really helps with immersion. I just feel like Star Wars doesn't need that.

    Hmmmm. You must have a lot more confidence in people than I do. I'm assuming you haven't worked in customer service before? :p
     
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    I think brutality has a place in SW, the Sarlaac, Rancor, when Jedi and Sith fought with swords instead of lightsabers, the ravages of war on the Old Republic. I am not advocating a gorefest, but realism and allowing darker and more tragic tales to be told.

    Lol nope never worked in customer service, but my suggestion of red SW, M rating, and “not for children” slogan keeps the lawsuites at bay. :D
     
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    If canon wasn't so important to Star Wars fans, we could probably get one
     
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    Its ironic, canonization use to be the property of religions, example Catholic Church canonzied a saint or added a doctrine to their canon. Now its SW fans who guard the canon.
     
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    Because to some Star Wars is a religion. They behave very much the same way religious zealots do when new things are in canon or old things are scrapped
     
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    It ironic because canon though a “measure and collection of sacred and trustworthy texts” is by definition allowed to be added to. Perhaps fans hated TLJ not just over Luke but that Yoda appears with a new teaching on failure and the sacred tree and texts (dogmas, canon) is made light of.
     
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    I used to be in the camp that really wanted one for no other reason other than thinking it would be cool but it's exactly that reason why I no longer want one. It's not needed. I can't really think of a good reason why Star Wars should ever have a Rated R film.
     
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    We don’t need an R Rated SW film, of that you are totally correct. However, there are those who want a R Rated SW to see the darker shades of “Scum and Villany” and the Sith.
     
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    Even having it as PG-13 is going too far, in my opinion. STAR WARS is for kids of ALL ages. When the films start getting R ratings and worse, that's when there will be no denying it that the SW franchise really has nothing left to say. It has become creatively bankrupt, entirely.
     
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    One day, right after they've released Star Wars Episode 29, they're gonna have to confront the bantha in the room -

    Star Wars XXX
     
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    I respect your “certain point of view,” but ai think an R Rated SW has a place in the saga. It shouldn’t be roman numeral I-IX, but a spin off or SW Story like “Darth Plagueis” or The Rule of Two (Darth Bane). The R would be so that you can see Braveheart realism whencit comes to war.,
     
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