Rian Johnson Says The Last Jedi Is As Intense As The Star Wars Original Trilogy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi might come off as a dark film with its blood red logo and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) foreboding words that tell fans that "it's time for the Jedi to end," however director Rian Johnson promises everyone that the highly anticipated sequel trilogy installment won't go over the intensity of the Star Wars original trilogy.

Asked by a fan whether it would be safe to take a seven-year old child to watch The Last Jedi, Johnson went on to explain that though there would be intense events in the film, the sequel to The Force Awakens wouldn't cross the tame PG rating of George Lucas' original trilogy.

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It's interesting to note that the director refrains from comparing the film to The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, two of the more intense films in the Star Wars franchise which were rated PG-13 for their extended sequences of science fiction violence.

Choosing to compare The Last Jedi with the original and prequel trilogy ensures fans that the violence in the movie might be a bit tamer compared to the newer films in the Star Wars franchise. However, that doesn't make the film any less exciting.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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