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Old 01-15-2014, 05:21 PM   #151
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Yeah, i like Siri. I always wished she would have been included in the films. I also wish we would have gotten a lot more than a very tiny cameo and a mention of Quinlan Vos.
I think it was still great we got a mention of Vos, but a little more would of been cool indeed.

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:14 AM   #152
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Yeah, i like Siri. I always wished she would have been included in the films. I also wish we would have gotten a lot more than a very tiny cameo and a mention of Quinlan Vos.
Me too.

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I decided to pop in my Star Wars Blu-Rays because I couldn't sleep and was bored, and am once again struck by just how good The Phantom Menace is when you cut through all the overblown negativity that is associated with it.

The first 20 minutes are particularly good, with Ewan, Liam, and Ahmed/Jar Jar (who, in spite of the immense and unwarranted hatred he gets, is actually a decent character) playing off of one another brilliantly and giving the film some great early comedic moments.

Things only get better from there, with the Podrace, the scenes between Palpatine and Amidala on Coruscant, and the triple-battle climax also standing out as seminal moments.

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The line doesn't make sense because it's an oxymoron and contradictory. Saying only the Sith deal in absolutes is an absolute in of itself.
But I think that helps show the intellectual bankruptcy of the jedi.

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I'm late to this party, but just to contribute nothing new, I like Episodes 1 and 3 but have a very hard time with Episode 2, and even then I enjoy it more than a lot of recent garbage like Iron Man 3 or Star Trek into Darkness. I am aware of most of the criticisms but I think if that level of analysis was applied universally very few movies would hold up well.

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I just watched episode 3 on blu ray. It looks gorgeous. Such awesome cgi , especially on Yoda. I still get goosebumps watching the last couple scenes

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I decided to pop in my Star Wars Blu-Rays because I couldn't sleep and was bored, and am once again struck by just how good The Phantom Menace is when you cut through all the overblown negativity that is associated with it.

The first 20 minutes are particularly good, with Ewan, Liam, and Ahmed/Jar Jar (who, in spite of the immense and unwarranted hatred he gets, is actually a decent character) playing off of one another brilliantly and giving the film some great early comedic moments.

Things only get better from there, with the Podrace, the scenes between Palpatine and Amidala on Coruscant, and the triple-battle climax also standing out as seminal moments.
I personally think TPM is the best prequel, and massively underrated (I think ROTS gets a fair amount of love, and my opinion of AOTC has changed...into a bit of the negativity area.)

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It may be because of nostalgia and/or for growing up with these movies, but I honestly enjoy the prequels more than the original films. Say what you will, but I find the story to be stronger, and while it could have been executed better, much more interesting than what is presented in the original trilogy. I do have problems with the prequels, but I still love them.

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I'm rewatching Revenge of the Sith right now, and have come to a conclusion that had never occurred to me before: Anakin and Padme share a Force connection. It's the only way to explain the scene where she gets up and goes to stare out the window of her apartment suite at the exact moment Anakin is doing likewise inside the Jedi Temple.

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That's one of the best scenes in the series, and pieces of music score.

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Old 05-20-2014, 10:55 AM   #162
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I'm rewatching Revenge of the Sith right now, and have come to a conclusion that had never occurred to me before: Anakin and Padme share a Force connection. It's the only way to explain the scene where she gets up and goes to stare out the window of her apartment suite at the exact moment Anakin is doing likewise inside the Jedi Temple.
My impression has always been that the fact that she was pregnant with very powerful force users connected them even more so than before she was pregnant.

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:31 PM   #163
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Older fans don't like the prequels simply because they realised these films are for familys and kids. Plus they didn't understand or listen to lucus reasons for making the prequels.

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I wish Anakin's character in the prequel trilogy was more like he was later on TCW series.

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #165
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To be fair, we had 6 seasons of CW, so they had more of a chance to flesh the character out. The movies show, in my opinion of course, pivotal moments for Anakin, but with CW they were able to dive in more on the adventures that got us there.

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I don't. At all. The Anakin in TCW was not Hayden's Anakin. Hayden played Anakin perfectly to a t. He was the whining and emotional Jedi that Anakin was and Hayden succeeded at that. I loved Anakin in AOTC and ROTS, not the one in TCW.

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I watched TPM and AOTC last night. AOTC is still my second favorite SW movie, second to only ESB. I just really loved the whole brotherly bond that Obi Wan and Anakin had, the bad ass of Mace, Yoda and Padme, the detective work with Obi Wan, and the gladiator type scenario. And I loved the reveal of the Storm Troopers.

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The bits with Dooku in AotC now looks a bit clunky for me, i really didn't like some of those battles and his confrontation with Yoda was just weird, i would expect both to be more creative with the force, not throw things for the other to catch. As a kid i think we kinda liked Anakin, i guess we could relate a bit with his whiny atitude, but after revisiting them various times as i grew up, i see plenty of waster potential, TCW cartoon is for me what makes that period bearable and not completely irredeemable.

When i try to looks at the two trilogies together, they just can't fit properly, they almost look like two sides of a completely different coin, Lucas shouldn't have overused the CGI much, and the look of the film should have been closer to that of films like Oblivion or his early scripts, with these organic visuals.

I liked the idea for the Clones, but he also needed to put more of the normal people from the SW universe as part of the action, i liked an idea given in RLM where the SW universe had been at war for so long and that normal people had to enlist in the army, explaining why they were already accostumed to that brutality.

Making the Jedi just "chosen people" and giving lightsabers to every single Jedi was not a very bright idea either, i think it went against the Emperor and Yoda characters, hell, the usual force user should be the ones using lightsabers or other weapons, but the advanced masters, the ones who know the deep workings of the force, shouldn't need them at all, they should be able to crush one of those with a thought, or even stop an heart from beating with their will, in Return of the Jedi it even seemed like the Emperor was looking down on Luke's "Jedi weapon".

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During the Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan vs Maul fight, there's a point during it where it seemed like Qui-Gon knew he was overmatched for Maul. The reaction on both Qui-Gon's and Maul's face just makes me think that. What do you guys think? It happens just before Maul's lightsaber stabs Qui-Gon.(around the 3:12 mark)


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The bits with Dooku in AotC now looks a bit clunky for me, i really didn't like some of those battles and his confrontation with Yoda was just weird, i would expect both to be more creative with the force, not throw things for the other to catch. As a kid i think we kinda liked Anakin, i guess we could relate a bit with his whiny atitude, but after revisiting them various times as i grew up, i see plenty of waster potential, TCW cartoon is for me what makes that period bearable and not completely irredeemable.

When i try to looks at the two trilogies together, they just can't fit properly, they almost look like two sides of a completely different coin, Lucas shouldn't have overused the CGI much, and the look of the film should have been closer to that of films like Oblivion or his early scripts, with these organic visuals.

I liked the idea for the Clones, but he also needed to put more of the normal people from the SW universe as part of the action, i liked an idea given in RLM where the SW universe had been at war for so long and that normal people had to enlist in the army, explaining why they were already accostumed to that brutality.

Making the Jedi just "chosen people" and giving lightsabers to every single Jedi was not a very bright idea either, i think it went against the Emperor and Yoda characters, hell, the usual force user should be the ones using lightsabers or other weapons, but the advanced masters, the ones who know the deep workings of the force, shouldn't need them at all, they should be able to crush one of those with a thought, or even stop an heart from beating with their will, in Return of the Jedi it even seemed like the Emperor was looking down on Luke's "Jedi weapon".
You're so right.

Yoda and the Emperor Palpatine are above weapons and leaping about. Yoda is a guru, a man of peace. The Emperor is an all powerful witch or warlock who laughs at lightsabers.

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During the Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan vs Maul fight, there's a point during it where it seemed like Qui-Gon knew he was overmatched for Maul. The reaction on both Qui-Gon's and Maul's face just makes me think that. What do you guys think? It happens just before Maul's lightsaber stabs Qui-Gon.(around the 3:12 mark)


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Maybe it's just me, but that's what I got out of it the first time I watched it.
I always saw that bit you speak of as Qui-Gon totally focused and alert, with Maul knowing that he had much better odds with Obi-Wan away from the fight, and that he had to take advantage of that before the shield came down.

What a duel though. The part where Kenobi just comes at Maul is intense

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It certainly was. I think after watching that movie up until that part and getting to know Qui-Gon as a character, that final fight made you want to root for Obi-Wan even more.

Still one of the best lightsaber battles out of all the movies IMO.

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It may be because of nostalgia and/or for growing up with these movies, but I honestly enjoy the prequels more than the original films. Say what you will, but I find the story to be stronger, and while it could have been executed better, much more interesting than what is presented in the original trilogy. I do have problems with the prequels, but I still love them.

I grew up with the originals, before the Special Edition too. Wasnt a fanatic like most SW fans, but watched them religiously and bought every new VHS release. Knew and know these movies by memory and always loved them, Vader is such a terrific character with such a great, great design.

BUT, for all the hate the prequels get, I find it a great tragic story with epic scale and epic duels for entire family to enjoy, and yes, I do like em more too

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I am so going to get flamed for this, but I think Jango Fett was a better character then Boba Fett ever was.

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