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Old 05-20-2005, 11:25 AM   #16
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it was fine in the first three... i watched ep3 last night, didn't like it at all...

all the acting was wooden (except the emporer and yoda), it was super simplistic (felt like it was written for 6 year olds with no attention span, they kept repeating the major plot point endlessly into mundane detail), and the movie felt really disjointed. On top of that, it was way too long, i got pretty bored of it. I don't think i'll ever watch it again.
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:18 PM   #17
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I haven't seen it yet...going tonight...so for now, I just have a comment:

You can really tell which posters are older and grew up with the original trilogy, as opposed to the younger ones that respect the originals, but don't have the emotional attachment of living through the phenomenon that it was. Consider this: In 1977-83 there was no internet, most people didn't have cable TV yet, video games were in their infant stage, VCR's were new and expensive (and the idea of renting movies was yet to come).....so people actually went to the movies! And if they liked it, they went again!
I guess for us older guys, seeing and hearing that opening in a theater just brings a emotional response like being a kid again, and people who are too young to have been there just don't get that. Yeah, like most people, for me the first two prequels were a little disappointing, and the dialogue has always been lacking, even in the originals....But still, it's a new Star Wars movie! And from what I've heard/read, this one stacks up better with the original three...so I can't wait!!!
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Old 05-20-2005, 01:26 PM   #18
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I never saw the originals. I did watch I, II, and III in the theaters. I have liked each one better than the last. Three had a lot of action in it, but I felt like the light saber battles were always too close to the screen. I also felt sorry for Anakin, but was pissed off at him as I watched it unfold.

Planning on watching IV, V, and VI tonight.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:16 PM   #19
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It's breaking records already

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I hate that Lucas is now SWIMMING in money. Anyone ever see that Mad TV where they did a spoof of him driving around in a golf cart dressed like an Ewok?
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I hate that Lucas is now SWIMMING in money. Anyone ever see that Mad TV where they did a spoof of him driving around in a golf cart dressed like an Ewok?
"I hate that Lucas is now swimming in money."

Dude the guy has been swiming in money since 1979.
He owns all the rights to the Star Wars merchandise. I heard on the news last night that the Star Wars franchise has grossed over somthing like $9 1/2 BILLION dallors. That's over a $1.25 from ever person on the planet. Just think about that! There are some small countrys out there that don't gross that much money in years.It's really pretty amazing that a set of movies & merchandise could generate that much money.

I really don't think Lucas has had to worry about bouncing a check in some time.

p.s You made some great points SkinsRock. I was a little kid in the early 80's and your right. I saw Empire strikes back like 7 times in the theater.The same with Return of the Jedi. That was the only way we could see them.
I used to listen to a Star Wars cassette tape with a story book that went along with it over and over. That was the closest thing we had to wacthing the movie at home.
My Dad didn't buy a VCR untill 1985. And I don't think Star Wars was released on tape untill 86'.
That's not to metion all my friends and I LOVED all the toys that they made for the films wich I think was a big part of it too.
Alot of the younger kids on this site will never understand how big these movies where when we where growing up. (Thinking about that kinda makes me feel old)
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:04 PM   #22
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More on Lucas' far-reaching influence:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/20...h_x.htm?csp=34
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I haven't seen it yet...going tonight...so for now, I just have a comment:

You can really tell which posters are older and grew up with the original trilogy, as opposed to the younger ones that respect the originals, but don't have the emotional attachment of living through the phenomenon that it was. Consider this: In 1977-83 there was no internet, most people didn't have cable TV yet, video games were in their infant stage, VCR's were new and expensive (and the idea of renting movies was yet to come).....so people actually went to the movies! And if they liked it, they went again!
I guess for us older guys, seeing and hearing that opening in a theater just brings a emotional response like being a kid again, and people who are too young to have been there just don't get that. Yeah, like most people, for me the first two prequels were a little disappointing, and the dialogue has always been lacking, even in the originals....But still, it's a new Star Wars movie! And from what I've heard/read, this one stacks up better with the original three...so I can't wait!!!
I wasn't old enough to see the originals in the theater but my parents made sure I got to see them all whenever I wanted to when they became available. I used to live, eat, and breathe Star Wars and James Bond movies as a kid and even though the new trilogy doesn't compare to the original 3, I still got goosebumps each and every time I went to see the new three in the theaters when the opening music comes on as well as certain points in the movies.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #24
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III is by far the best of the new ones. Script is still a little corny, but I heard Lucas had someone else touch it up after he finished it. You can tell the difference between Clone Wars and Sith b/c III knew when to cut the cheesey love scenes short.

I think Sith's best aspect is it's overall tone. In fact, I put it right behind Empire. III is the darkest (atmospherically) out of all six films, probably due to its storyline. Would have loved to see Grievous (sp?) at his prime- my friends tell me he's an absolute badass in the cartoons.

Did anyone trip out at the concert Palpatine was watching? What the hell was that blob in the middle of the concert hall???
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:20 PM   #25
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the problem i had with how "dark" it was was that darth vader looked like some whiny brat that should have been on dawson's creek... either way, it was the better of the 3, but that's not really saying much at all...
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:31 AM   #26
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the problem i had with how "dark" it was was that darth vader looked like some whiny brat that should have been on dawson's creek... either way, it was the better of the 3, but that's not really saying much at all...
well, you've gotta remember that vader had just transformed into his new self... i'm thinking it took him a while to go from whiny anniken to full fledged badass hehehe.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:27 PM   #27
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I saw it today, definitely the best of the first 3 movies.
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:18 PM   #28
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I actually went to see it (Wow, guess other movies were avoiding this release date like the plague!) and I hated it! Maybe it's just me, I'm not big into the whole star wars genre or the whole idea of it. The special effects were pretty good,
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but the part where the Jedi are taking over and he goes into the council room where the kid jedis are. And that kid's like they're all dead! And he goes schwunnnnng (pretty sweet light saber sound I'd say!) I started laughing my ass off. Got some nasty looks from some nerd next to me who wanted to threaten me with his lightsabre he brought with him.
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #29
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If I had my way they'd remake all of the epidsodes 4-6 and have them done by Sam Peckenpah (who is dead, but you get the idea).
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Speaking of new movies coming out... War of the Worlds is going to ROCK! (Look for me chasing Humvees in a field, I'm close to the camera in a lot of scenes, so if they don't cut me out, I'll be RIGHT in front of it)
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