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
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
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.