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The Force Awakens - PG edit — Page 2

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Some things I’ll suggest:

  • Add a shortened Disney logo at the start and end, the former with the first half of the Williams arrangement of the Fox fanfare playing over it (the second half will play over the Lucasfilm logo as usual).
  • Keep the profanity, in the franchise it’s never enough to bump any of the films up to M.
  • Maybe subtitle the dialogue of Chewbacca, R2-D2, and BB-8?
  • Definitely cap things off with an MPAA “white stripe” PG bumper.
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If you’re gonna make the sage more kid friendly, the one thing you should do is dub the text (crawl and subtitles). I remember not being able to read the crawls as a kid, and honestly, even now it seems kinda silly to have people reading a large chunk of text in your film.

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DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I mean, that’s literally the only example of censorship in the SE’s. Nothing else in ANH or anything in ESB or ROTJ were censored when it was resubmitted to the MPAA in 1997, and again, both TPM and AOTC were given PG ratings in 1999 and 2002.

A lot has changed since then. Hard to think of many movies in recent years with similar content to the first 5 Star Warses that haven’t been rated PG-13. I’d bet if the films were made today they all would get PG-13, save maybe TPM.

A man gets cut in half. I’d say that would be PG-13 today.

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For context, Lucas actually added that bloody dismemberment in the cantina just so the film wouldn’t get a G.

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There was also that shot of the smoldering remains of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. It still got a G. What convinced the MPAA to bump it up to PG on appeal was a screening for children where one of them freaked out upon seeing Captain Antilles getting asphyxiated onscreen by Darth Vader.

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The smoldering bodies bit was. The Antilles thing, however, got it the PG rating completely by accident, 'twould seem.

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oojason said:

KurganX said:

Honestly, no amount of cuts will turn this into a good movie, and any young one is better off seeing the original classics. Tell him that TFA is a boring ripoff and TLJ is a nihilistic middle finger (“naughty word”) to the fans. They were made by greedy people who didn’t care about making Star Wars good anymore.

The young lad will likely see the classics regardless - though the OP, as stated… ‘I have a 7 year old son who desperately wants to watch The Force Awakens’…

Mate, this thread is for coming up with ideas and suggestions to help achieve a PG Edit of the The Force Awakens film. It is not for people to put a downer on the ideas and contributions here - or give their opinion it is not worth the effort - in the way you have.
 

The young lad doesn’t likely need to be told to enjoy TFA & TLJ or not. Maybe he can even watch them with an open mind…
 

Though feel free to take your views to the TFA and TLJ review threads.
 

I did both. I pointed out it is NOT worth the effort in my opinion, AND that those two scenes (barely) earn it the “PG-13” rating. Otherwise, if a 7 year old kid (in the view of their parental figure) can handle Episode II, then they can handle this. People get very defensive sometimes, but I can’t recall the last time I’ve told someone NOT to make a fan edit, if they really wanted to.

<i>TCBOO</i>

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ErrorTISM said:

I have a 7 year old son who desperately wants to watch The Force Awakens. Being the responsible parent that I am, I’m not entirely comfortable with him watching an M-rated movie (Australia’s equivalent to 12 or PG-13).

I’m planning on creating an edit that would allow TFA to pass as a PG movie. Anyone got any thoughts on what would need to be cut to achieve this?

Just put “video game graphics”/censored signs over Han’s death.