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What did you think of Star Wars Episode III?

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25th May 2005 21:23  #31

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
I guess I'm confusing the films, I'll rewatch them this weekend. Confused

26th May 2005 1:27  #32

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
The worst trailer for giving stuff away in space was for Star Trek III. The surprise ending was that they destroyed the original Enterprise, and they gave it away in the frickin trailer almost in its entirety.

The first time I saw it I said to myself that its a good thing I wasnt watching movies then or I woulda been pissed...hehehe

26th May 2005 21:01  #33

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
i liked the old trailers where all they showed were stills

27th May 2005 17:32  #34

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Alot of the trailers from the 80s had a tendancy to show the ending of the movie.

27th May 2005 18:06  #35

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Christ, a Floyd post without 'Star Wars sucks' in it! Although I'd actually agree with you this time mate. Havig said that, I'm sure it will grow on me with repeated viewings as the other two did. To be honst, it's hard to be blown away by a sci-fi/fantasy film after the near-perfect Empire Strikes Back.

27th May 2005 18:08  #36

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm beginning to think Empire ruined Star Wars.

27th May 2005 18:13  #37

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Gabe, you're mental.

27th May 2005 18:40  #38

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
I'm beginning to think Empire ruined Star Wars.

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27th May 2005 19:17  #39

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Not because it was bad, but because it was so good and ultimately doesn't fit the same mold as the rest of the films. Think about it.

27th May 2005 19:24  #40

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Well the middle part of a trilogy is often the most interesting (Matrix Reloaded, at least for me).

Not the comfy chair!

27th May 2005 19:32  #41

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
You know, when Reloaded came out, I felt totally ripped off by it, but upon further veiwings, I've realized it was actually very good. I just think the first 40 min are wasted, but once Neo meets up with the Oracle and she gives him the lowdown, it's actually a  pretty fantastic movie.

27th May 2005 19:34  #42

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
and incase there weren't enough commas in the last post, here's a few more : ,,,,,,,,,

27th May 2005 20:59  #43

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I'm surprised no one has done a phantom edit on Reloaded and Revolutions where they cut the both films together and cut all the boring shite out.

Besides here's my view on Empire is better than Jedi.

The only reason these so called fans bitch about ROTJ is because of Kevin Smith, so you have a decade of students and young people who think they're intellectual because they've just seen a black and white movie, and think Empire was better, when in fact it was good, but apart from the Hoth battle and the revelation of Darth the rest of the movie lacked the excitement of IV and VI.

27th May 2005 21:06  #44

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27th May 2005 21:15  #45

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,113 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Quote: Originally posted by floyd dylan
The only reason these so called fans bitch about ROTJ is because of Kevin Smith, so you have a decade of students and young people who think they're intellectual because they've just seen a black and white movie, and think Empire was better, when in fact it was good, but apart from the Hoth battle and the revelation of Darth the rest of the movie lacked the excitement of IV and VI.


Or you could, indeed, be totally wrong. When something is popular it doesn't always discount it from being the best. Empire is well paced, well acted (for Star Wars) and has decent effects. It's a character driven affair, and as such whips the prequels. Jedi is a good film, but it doesn't hang together as well as Empire. Whether this is due to the directorial differences and rehashed plot, who knows. All I know is that Empire appears in most people's favourites list time and time again for a reason. It's not just good sci-fi, it's good cinema.

27th May 2005 21:26  #46

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Like Chris Said, Empire is the best paced of all of the films and it is the best acted of the bunch. It also has the best dialogue, musical score, and sprinkles just the right amounts of action, drama, romance and definitely humor--especially the black humor from Vader or the banter between Han Solo and Leia and C3PO. I love all of the films, but Empire is just a notch above the rest in every category...and I have felt that way for several years, long before I even first heard of Kevin Smith.

27th May 2005 23:13  #47

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Return of the Jedi still holds the biggest place in my heart. i just like it better than Empire

27th May 2005 23:39  #48

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
We only owned two movies when I was little, Empire and Ghostbusters, so those are the two films I watched. Jedi holds a special place in my heart for two reasons: 1. I didn't own it and only watched it when it was on TV, and 2. I was old enough to actually see it in theaters, unlike Empire, which came out a month before I was even born.

As an adult, I recognize that Empire really is the best of the films, and honestly think that (how to word this?...)it set the bar for the rest of the Star Wars movies too...high brow? The other movies tend to stick to Lucas' original design. It often makes me wish that someday Lucas would just re-shoot Empire himself, leaving his fans the superior original, while maintaining his original vision. Does this make sense?

29th May 2005 3:27  #49

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The original one is my favourite - although I did see it first when I was 7 and innocent(was I ever innocent??)

29th May 2005 3:28  #50

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Oh, and as an after thought, I wonder if they will release an un-rated cut as I have heard that this print was toned down.....

29th May 2005 5:15  #51

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I heard that they (not sure if it's Lucas himself) want to do a prequel of the episode 1.  I think that's too much prequel.  Instead of going backwards, they should go forwards in the future.

29th May 2005 14:42  #52

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Quote: Oh, and as an after thought, I wonder if they will release an un-rated cut as I have heard that this print was toned down.....

Check out the Star Wars changes on here it will show you what was toned down, which was mainly the laser impact on some of the guards.

29th May 2005 15:11  #53

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
I heard that they (not sure if it's Lucas himself) want to do a prequel of the episode 1.  I think that's too much prequel.  Instead of going backwards, they should go forwards in the future.


I've heard that only on some Canadian shows that are just bottom feeders for internet sites and direct entertainment sources anyhow. They probably just picked up a rumor from some site and went with it. Often half the stuff that shows like eTalk Daily reports turns out to be wrong. Don't even get me started on how little their cast know about anything.

29th May 2005 22:28  #54

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Jonny, I had to look twice before reading, your sig is very distractingHappy

30th May 2005 1:17  #55

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
Jonny, I add to look twice before reading, your sig are very distractingHappy


lol....obviously based on that broken english you just wrote Wink

Back by popular demand, the Jessica Alba sig - new and improved! Which translated means a batch of hot new pics just came out. Can you believe she has 2 more movies coming out this year? Very Happy

30th May 2005 2:50  #56

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
And what about the tv show Lucas has planned?

30th May 2005 21:03  #57

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Those shows are definate and should happen by 2007. Casting is apparently already underway for the live action one.

31st May 2005 21:10  #58

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Danny Boy
I heard that they (not sure if it's Lucas himself) want to do a prequel of the episode 1.  I think that's too much prequel.  Instead of going backwards, they should go forwards in the future.



thats something that he was asked about a KOTOR era film and he said that he would never rule it out. theforce.net has more info on it

31st May 2005 22:09  #59

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
and what aboutepisodes 7, 8 & 9. After all, this is meant to be a series f 9 stories.

7th June 2005 15:15  #60

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