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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2011, 09:52:40 pm »
The best part of A New Hope is how Obi-wan describes the Imperial Stormtroopers as the finest marksmen in the Galaxy.

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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2011, 10:05:20 pm »
I still cry a bit during the final confrontation. I can't help it, the minute Luke stands up and goes, "DARTH!" That's it. Ang gets all teary-eyed, like she has no idea wtf is about to happen even though I've seen every movie backwards, forwards, and in Japanese thousands of times. Or, the first time you hear Pops go "Lock S-Foils in attack position." when they approach the Death Star at Yavin 4. Or the way the Rebels stand and wait for the walkers on Hoth. You know they're coming, but you can't see them yet, but you can hear them. That part is fucking brilliant.

The prequels have their gold too, but not in the same way. The Phantom Menace had the magic of being the first Star Wars movie in a generation, and I don't care what anyone says about that movie, but when Darth Maul activates that double lightsaber, my 16 year old soul shits fucking bricks. Every time. When I watch Attack of the Clones, I still see my 19 year old self sitting on the curb, head in hands outside of the theatre, wondering WTF I just saw and why it was so bad, but then remember seeing an all-digital movie for the first time, and the power that special effects like that had in scenes like Kamino, or the seismic charges when Obi Wan was in pursuit of the Fetts toward Geonosis, and with Revenge of the Sith, the way the chill went down your back when you heard James Earl Jones as Vader in the last minutes of the film.  

I haven't watched a whole lot of the Clone Wars, mostly because I don't have cable. At first, I was skeptical, figuring it was juvenile and just reaching out merchandise to the kids, but after watching a few selected episodes with Dartmouth Fett, I was like, "Wait...that was way more violent than a kid's show should be." And he went, "That's because it's not for kids."  We were watching clones getting blown to bits and decapitated. It was gruesome. It was total war! Yeah, there's some annoying fluff episodes in there, but between the 1st and 2nd seasons, shit got darker, this newest season is REALLY dark. It's only a matter of time now. We all know Ahsoka's going bye bye, but no one knows why or how just yet.

It's there, the magic is still there, you just have to find it, and I can guarantee it's not in the action figure section at Wal-Mart. (This coming from a girl who collects only Droidekas and B-Wings.)
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2011, 10:08:13 pm »
The best part of A New Hope is how Obi-wan describes the Imperial Stormtroopers as the finest marksmen in the Galaxy.

It's the E-11s. Everyone knows that.  :roll:
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2011, 02:47:06 am »
Suu, I've got to back you up on the Clone wars show. It's much darker than I expected, and some of the things they're doing with environments and combat choreography CD gives me that old-school Star-Wars "WTF is THIS! It's AWESOME!" chills.
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2011, 01:02:25 pm »
I still cry a bit during the final confrontation. I can't help it, the minute Luke stands up and goes, "DARTH!" That's it. Ang gets all teary-eyed, like she has no idea wtf is about to happen even though I've seen every movie backwards, forwards, and in Japanese thousands of times.

Considering the word "Darth" is an honorific title and not his actual name, doesn't that strike you as odd?

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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2011, 01:35:52 pm »
I find your lack of faith disturbing!

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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2011, 01:49:59 pm »
I still cry a bit during the final confrontation. I can't help it, the minute Luke stands up and goes, "DARTH!" That's it. Ang gets all teary-eyed, like she has no idea wtf is about to happen even though I've seen every movie backwards, forwards, and in Japanese thousands of times.

Considering the word "Darth" is an honorific title and not his actual name, doesn't that strike you as odd?

No.

We yell, 'MY LORD!' when we try to get their attention when fighting, and well, yelling 'DARTH!' sounds better than yelling 'VADER!' in movie sense.
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2011, 02:06:54 pm »
I saw the originals on VHS before any of the edits came in and pooped on everything, afaik. I didn't even know they had made edited versions until recently, and looking at clips of where they inserted CGI made me sad.

I always was more of an Indiana Jones kid, even if I only ever saw the first and third ones (discounting the weird... thing they called a fourth movie).

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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2011, 02:11:03 pm »
What I did like about the Special Editions is that they re-released them in theaters so I got to see all of the originals in a theater.  I was a bit young, and lived in a shitty, small town so I didn't get to see the original releases in movie theaters. 
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2011, 03:15:37 pm »
My parents' first date was to go see Empire Strikes Back.

Remarkably, it was also a notable first date for Homer and Marge Simpson.
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2011, 04:04:21 pm »
I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater when it first came out.

Even at the tender age of 6 I knew it was crap. Fucking ewoks? Really? Choke on 6 miles of dick, George Lucas.
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2011, 04:07:15 pm »
I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater when it first came out.

Even at the tender age of 6 I knew it was crap. Fucking ewoks? Really? Choke on 6 miles of dick, George Lucas.

Dunno if this is true, but the original plot called for a planet of wookies, but it got spielberged.
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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2011, 04:20:46 pm »
In my mind, there is a Wookie Cavalry.


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Re: Time To Spit It Out.
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2011, 04:25:23 pm »
I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater when it first came out.

Even at the tender age of 6 I knew it was crap. Fucking ewoks? Really? Choke on 6 miles of dick, George Lucas.

Dunno if this is true, but the original plot called for a planet of wookies, but it got spielberged.

That's the rumor I heard too.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wookiee#Behind_the_scenes
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Wookiees were present in the Star Wars saga from George Lucas's earliest drafts. In many early versions of the story which eventually became A New Hope, a crucial battle takes place on a planet full of Wookiees. This idea resurfaced in early versions of Return of the Jedi, though Ewoks would be used instead - in a DVD commentary, Lucas stated that he changed this because he couldn't reconcile the "primitive", Stone-Age race needed for the story with Chewbacca's strong technological know-how. (Note that the name Ewok is Wookiee with the syllables reversed.) In Revenge of the Sith, the long-awaited Wookiee army finally appeared on screen.

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« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2011, 04:43:57 pm »
I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater when it first came out.

Even at the tender age of 6 I knew it was crap. Fucking ewoks? Really? Choke on 6 miles of dick, George Lucas.

Dunno if this is true, but the original plot called for a planet of wookies, but it got spielberged.

I've heard this too and I'm pretty certain it came from the horse's mouth.  I seem to remember Lucas or some producer mentioning it in one of the commentary sections on one of the editions on DVD.  I think they more or less admitted that they switched to Ewoks to appeal to kids.  


Yeah, basically what Canis just posted. 
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