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aquaorama
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From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
Posted: 2004-11-07 3:05 pm   Permalink

A problem I have with all these "Special Effects" type movies is that at least when the original trilogy came out I knew that most of the space ships, aliens, etc...were all "real". Maybe not life size, but you could hold that object or model, it wasn't computerized. Now I know they can create anything and film the whole movie without sets or minatures. It makes it hard to enjoy the film when I know that it REALLY is fake. I yearn for the days when they had a FULL SIZED Millenium Falcon!! That would be way too awesome to see! Of course I'll still shell out a bundle to see Episode III 10 or more times....Somehow Lucas has programmed it into me dammit!

 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-08 1:42 pm   Permalink

Just watched the trailer.

Exactly what I expected.

Lots of dazzling FX shots, and no real indication that this film would have any heart to it.

That's what differentiates the old SW films from the new: some semblance of emotional content.

Athe Ugh House on Saturday, we were trying to muster a new hope and some enthusiasm for this film, and someone said that they doubted that G Lucas had spent the last three years back in film school learning how to write and direct a good movie. That about summed it up.

I think he got lucky with Star Wars (Ep IV), and he hired a solid director and a solid screenwriter to do The Empire Strikes Back. He also conceptualized Indiana Jones, and then let Steve Spielberg direct it. Good move.

He's a good 'idea man', but he needs some help actually making good movies.
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2004-11-08 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-08 13:42, tikibars wrote:

Athe Ugh House on Saturday, we were trying to muster a new hope and some enthusiasm for this film, and someone said that they doubted that G Lucas had spent the last three years back in film school learning how to write and direct a good movie. That about summed it up.




I remember hearing someone shout out "george lucas can kiss my as*!"

but that might have been me. he fired my little brother last summer.


 
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dreadpyrat
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Joined: Nov 10, 2004
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Posted: 2004-11-11 3:31 pm   Permalink

Ok, I'm a newbie but I cannot resist the Star Wars threads on ANY board I visit!

Now, you're gonna have to take my word for it...I've seen the movie...all the way thru, front to back in its unfinished form. I work for Lucasrts and am working on the game for the movie.

So, I can assue you that this one is the very best of the three. It is not on par with the original trilogy but you know what? Nothing ever will be.

I'm not defending it, I'm jaded too by the old films! But, in my humble opinion, this one will actually be very good by comparison to Ep1 and 2.


 
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2004-11-11 6:27 pm   Permalink

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in my humble opinion, this one will actually be very good by comparison to Ep1 and 2.


I hope so; we are owed a whole lot of darkness.


 
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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2004-11-12 10:37 am   Permalink

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On 2004-11-11 18:27, tikijackalope wrote:

I hope so; we are owed a whole lot of darkness.




Well, in ep 2 we were promised "romance", so make your own judgements about whatever "darkness" there will be in ep3.
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-11-12 10:48 am   Permalink

I'm hopefull optomistic - but then again, I was that way before Episodes 1 & 2 also....
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dreadpyrat
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Posted: 2004-11-12 12:15 pm   Permalink

Fear not, it is in fact Dark. Not dark like Ep2 was "romantic" but actually dark. I went into the screening room expecting the worst and came out thinknig "hey, thats not half bad! Not half good either but definitely not half bad!"

 
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