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Star Wars - Lucas predicts higher rating for Revenge of the Sith as final trailer released



Story by: Jack Foley

AS THE final trailer for the new Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith, gets released for the first time, it seems that the final instalment in the prequel trilogy could well be the darkest yet.

According to a report on the Rotten Tomatoes website, CBS News and George Lucas have shared a tip that Episode III may, indeed, be rated PG-13, meaning its unsuitable for children to see without a guardian.

Adds Lucas: "I don't think I would take a five or a six-year-old to this, it's way too strong...

"The film is much more dark... more emotional. It's much more of a tragedy."

Lucas went on to say that his feeling is that it will probably be a PG-13, making it the first Star Wars film to receive such a US certificate.

What that means for the UK censors has yet to be revealed, but Lucas has clearly gone for The Dark Side of things, to chronicle Anakin Skywalker's journey towards becoming Darth Vader.

Needless to say, access to StarWars.com has been very slow over the past few days, as fans attempt to log on to catch a glimpse of the latest footage.

Visually, the film looks amazing, with the special effects once again looking certain to set new standards in sci-fi entertainment.

While the tone of the trailer is all about the darkness, with both Hayden Christensen's Anakin and Ian McDiarmid’s Supreme Chancellor Palpatine featuring prominently as their fate plays out amid numerous light-sabre battles and what have you.

Included in the mix are tantalising shots of the lightsabre battles between Yoda and Darth Sidious, as well as the ultimate face-off between Anakin and Obi-Wan over a lake of fire.

Darth Vader's presence is felt throughout - and there's another sneak peak.

Not to mention numerous shots of key characters screaming or crying, as the enormity of events take their toll (including Natalie Portman and Jimmy Smits).

What's more, during a recent London press conference for Coach Carter, Samuel L Jackson confirmed that his character goes out with a bang.

To find out more, however, fans will have to log on to the website themselves, flock to the cinema to catch it before another movie, and wait cross-legged and tingling with excitement for the arrival of the film's release date - May 19.

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