Thursday’s biggest news story is this:
It’s official! The MPAA has rated Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith “PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images”.
Why is that a big deal? Well, to normal people, it’s not. But it does give the Star Wars geek a new hope that George Lucas didn’t kiddie-down yet another SW movie.
Or he’s going to make the period-piece-bodice-ripping-weepy-action-packed-testosterone-meets-Ethan-Frome fest he always wished he could make, complete with explosions, fighting women, weeping women, ugly monsters, cute babies, hearts clutched to chests, chests meeting in carnal embrace, people gasping out final instructions with their last dying breath, and all the other melodramatic slop I can just see having to sit through while trying really really hard not to roll my eyes a lot.
And, just to lower our expectations a teensy weensy bit, let us recall this infamous line:
Anakin: I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.