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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.

    24 vote(s)
    55.8%
  2. Yes, but only for violence

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. Yes, I want all the R-rated content

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  4. Yes, but only on streaming

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Jaxxon

    Jaxxon Green Space Rabbit

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    We should not have an R-rated Star Wars movie.

    I'll go further.

    An R-rated Star Wars movie would not be a Star Wars movie. It would be something else.

    Star Wars is, as old George loves to remind us, for children. It is a serial adventure. It is a fairy tale. To include gratuitous sex or violence would push it into a realm of grit and realism that is antithetical to those genres. It could exist as a deconstruction or parody of those genres, but that wouldn't be Star Wars. Star Wars is those genres played straight. With a twist? Sure. But in their innocence, their adventure, their trueness to trope? Played straight.

    An R-rated Star Wars film could be a neat fan project or maybe a deconstructionist commentary on the other films. But it would never be a true part of the Star Wars story.
     
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    eeprom Prince of Bebers

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    Reminds me of that ridiculous “Power/Rangers” fan film from 2015 that didn’t seem to know it was ridiculous.
     
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    KesselRunner Rebel Official

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    Star Wars movies should remain accessible to all audiences, small or tall, young or old.

    Now, as a hypothetical, it might be interesting to see a gritty war flick set during the Sith Wars where you have armies of Jedi and Sith annihilating each other on the battlefield; but that certainly wouldn't be appropriate for all audiences. ;) Probably should leave that sort of thing to the novels, comics and video games. :D
     
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  4. Embo and His Pet Anooba

    Embo and His Pet Anooba Force Sensitive

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    did george think of the children when he added trade negotiations
     
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    Phantom Menace Rebel General

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    I think this is unnecessary. First of all, no one should ever try and force a rating on a movie. You simply make the movie and if it is necessary to add "R-rated aspects" to the movie then you could make the movie R-rated. But for Star Wars there isn't any need for strong language or much language at all. No need for any nudity or gory violence because Star Wars has never been any of those things. There would be no reason for a Star Wars movie to be rated R.

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    Would love to see that. I can imagine a large battlefield on some random planet. You see a bunch of Sith on one side ready to attack and then the Jedi on the other readying their lightsabers. Then they just clash in battle. That would be fantastic to watch.
     
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    If there was a event/character in the star wars world that defines "R" status that would only require such a level for them to be introduced; perhaps. From what I can tell Star Wars in keyword "war" is related to the battles of combat and endless loss so of course there seems of much to wonder if R would make sense. To me this is how i see it; as star wars is now---there isn't a reason for there to be a Rated R film unless a new director came in to give it a "different approach" but I don't know how many fans would take it as another film. They've already succeeded without it... I think the force is above all in that regard.
     
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