Undeniable Fact About ROTS #22: It’s The First PG-13 Rated Star Wars Film

Every Star Wars film from ANH through AOTC was given a PG rating by the MPAA (ratings of course vary overseas). Supposedly, ANH almost got slapped with a G rating but Fox urged MPAA to reconsider. AOTC in my humble opinion really scraped the PG ceiling with some of its themes and its beheadings. But ROTS was the first to get the PG-13 rating, created in 1984 in response to little kids crying and wetting their pants during screenings of “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom.” Lucas and McCallum figured the movie probably would get the PG-13 rating, what with implied slaughter of little kids, people burning alive, dismemberment, and severe burns. With PG-13 Hollywood’s desired rating, Fox must’ve been jumping for joy. Fifty bucks says Ep VII will end up with a PG-13.


7 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #22: It’s The First PG-13 Rated Star Wars Film”

  1. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    Well, to be fair, “Gremlins” came out the same year as Temple and shares some of the credit.

    (Can you tell Gremlins is my 8th favorite movie of all time and Temple is my least favorite Indy film by a substantial margin? Of course you can’t, because I am the king of subtlety).

  2. piccolojr1138 Says:

    Some displeasing quotes from the Wall Street Journal.

    “Compared with “Clone Wars,” a companion to Mr. Lucas’s prequel movies, “Rebels” is more upbeat and comedic. People who have worked with Lucasfilm since its acquisition by Disney said the company is tactfully trying to move away from the tone of the prequels, which were widely derided by fans as humorless and self-serious.”

    “”If the people making the new ‘Star Wars’ movies are going to lean into one trilogy or another, it’s the original,” said Simon Kinberg, an executive producer of “Rebels” and writer of a coming film.”


    But on the other side, Kiri Hart (the woman who oversees all the new Star Wars stories) says : “Because of the content that happens to be coming out right now, there’s this original trilogy emphasis. But I know I have a lot of interest in all of it. I certainly am experiencing in talking to creative people a lot of interest in all areas of the “Star Wars” timeline. I think as we keep going we want to explore, to let the idea lead and then go with that.”


  3. Eduardo Jencarelli Says:

    In Clone Wars-related news, Greg Weisman is no longer working on Star Wars Rebels, while Clone Wars writer-producer Henry Gilroy is once again back on the Filoni stable.

    • Daniel Xie Says:

      I would not say its good because Greg does quality writing and he has a relationship of Disney sidelining his ideas or other networks because they care more about $$$.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      I guess that explains why he wasn’t on the Rebels panel at Comic Con. Hmm.

      • Daniel Xie Says:

        This was just business as usual for Disney imo because they literally ruined Gargoyles after he left and drove it to the ground. I would not be surpised they find a way to fire Filoni soon if he wants the pt to have more representation. IMO they are ruining star wars under the guise of saving it. I will give them a chance with Rebels but only one season. I would not be suprise if Rebels actually tries to start strong but after 2-3 seasons Disney gets more “involved’ in it.

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