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sauget.diblosio
Sailing Master

Dec 30 2012, 12:53am

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Huh? (Star Wars sub-thread moved from Hobbit board) Can't Post


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While I like the prequels (more than the originals, overall).


So you're the one!

And i would agree with whoever said George Lucas' downfall started before the prequels. His descent to the dark side began with Return of the Jedi (belching frogs, teddy bears, musical numbers) and was complete by Temple of Doom. But you can not include Empire in that-- C3P0 might get a little annoying, but that movie is truly great.


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Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 12:55am

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I'm the one what? [In reply to] Can't Post

That likes the prequel? Yes, that's me. I have no qualms about saying that.

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!


Ave Moria
Cabin Boy


Dec 30 2012, 12:57am

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Jar Jar [In reply to] Can't Post

Help me out here.

Peter Jackson's craft is not up to snuff, but Jar Jar, wooden acting and the worst dialogue written outside of Shark Attack 3 ("I hate sand, it gets everywhere.") passes the test?

-In the Darkness, a torch we hold-


sauget.diblosio
Sailing Master

Dec 30 2012, 1:03am

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Well, the one that *prefers* the prequels. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've met plenty of people that like the prequels, but never one that prefers them. I'm just joshing anyway.


Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 1:06am

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Revenge of the Sith is by far my favorite, followed by The Empire Strikes Back. Then Phantom Menace. A New Hope and Return of the Jedi are probably tied somewhere below that, and Attack of the Clones is the worst of the bunch, IMO.

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!


Ave Moria
Cabin Boy


Dec 30 2012, 1:10am

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You're probably the only person on earth that thinks that The Phantom Menace is superior to the original Star Wars. Not that this is a bad thing.Tongue

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Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 1:29am

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Yep, love Phantom Menace [In reply to] Can't Post

and even Jar Jar most of the time.

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Lusitano
Sailing Master


Dec 30 2012, 1:52am

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Hes not alone. [In reply to] Can't Post

Many prefer the prequels and like the originals.

And TPM also holds a place in my heart that none of the originals have. Also, ill take Jar Jar any day over countless moments of Teddybear Civilization. Tongue


As to TH.....i havent seen it yet Blush

Only two more days ......prays....


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Estel78
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Dec 30 2012, 1:56am

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You take that back! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ewoks are cute.


Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 1:58am

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Teddybear Civilization [In reply to] Can't Post

Definitely one of the lowest points of the original trilogy. I cannot figure out why they went with teddybears over an army of wookies.

One of the many highlights of TPM for me was Anakin's relationship with his mother. Their farewell scene was absolutely brilliant.

I also greatly enjoy the politics of the prequels. I'm disappointed that so many of the senate scenes from episodes 2 & 3 were left on the cutting room floor.

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!


Lusitano
Sailing Master


Dec 30 2012, 1:59am

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NO! [In reply to] Can't Post

I LL BURN THEM ALL!!!! SlyTongue


Estel78
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Dec 30 2012, 2:03am

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Correction: the one and only highlight. [In reply to] Can't Post

(and the Maul / Qui-Gon / Obivan threesome)

Not because of Anakin, because he was an awful actor, but the mother was okay.


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One of the many highlights of TPM for me was Anakin's relationship with his mother. Their farewell scene was absolutely brilliant.


Return of the Jedi had many more highlights.


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Lusitano
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Dec 30 2012, 2:04am

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one of those decisions that just makes me go.....if only!! Why, why , why??

An army of wookies would have been quite interetsing. Theres just too many puppets and fuzzy little furry bears for the great sequel to TESB.

Not really a fan of Kindergarden Vader, Sly but i greatly appreciated the politics of the prequels and like you, wish they had kept more scenes.


Estel78
Sailing Master

Dec 30 2012, 2:06am

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Many kids maybe prefer the prequels. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:09am

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The Maul/Qui-gon/Obi-wan fight [In reply to] Can't Post

was absolutely fantastic! The choreography is brilliant, especially once it gets down to just Maul and Obi-wan. The intensity just blows me away every time.

You might think Jedi has more highlights, but Menace definitely has more for me. I could list them, but since we've both already made up our minds, it would just be an exercise in futility Wink

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Lusitano
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Dec 30 2012, 2:14am

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grown ups. Over 30. Tongue


Something diehard fans cant even begin to understand, so many scorn. Not refering specifically to you Estel Wink


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Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:15am

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Wookies [In reply to] Can't Post

From what I've heard, that was the original idea. Not sure why that was scrapped.

I love little Anakin. I think Jake Lloyd does a great job for a child actor. It's important to remember that much of his characterization (yippes and soforth) aren't an acting problem but a directing problem. Many of them should have been cut. But his scenes with his mother are absolutely fantastic, and I enjoy them every single time I watch it.

I also think Qui-gon is the most down-to-earth and relatable character in the entire saga. He's definitely the anchor of the film, and Liam Neeson gives a wonderful performance. Another great actor is Ian McDiarmid. He just nails it in every scene he's in.

I could continue to rave, but I'll stop there for now Angelic

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Lusitano
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Dec 30 2012, 2:18am

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Im listening... [In reply to] Can't Post

Angelic


Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:23am

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Ok then... [In reply to] Can't Post

Naboo...gawd that place is gorgeous. Heart

Ewan McGregor makes a wonderful young Obi-wan, and continues to do so throughout the next two films.

Natalie Portman is as beautiful as ever, and does wonderful as the young Queen/handmaid. She's more likable when the undercover handmaid, but being queen is alright too. And her costumes are all fantastic. Props to the costume designer on all three prequels. Padme's outfits are some of the most wonderful I've seen. I also love that the small carved piece of wood that Anakin gives her in TPM is in her hands during her funeral. Wonderful, wonderful.

Ok, that's enough for now. Maybe someday I'll treat you to my thoughts on Revenge of the Sith Tongue

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!


ForestPark
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Dec 30 2012, 2:26am

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Darth Maul [In reply to] Can't Post

 will give you that.maul /toad same guy


Kangi Ska
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Dec 30 2012, 2:29am

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I have a great fondness for The Phantom Menace [In reply to] Can't Post

except for the midi-chlorians.. they sucked all the magic out.

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Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:30am

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Toad?// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:31am

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I didn't have a problem with them, but I understand why others don't like them.

Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!


ForestPark
Cabin Boy


Dec 30 2012, 2:42am

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Ray Park [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink


Ardamírë
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Dec 30 2012, 2:53am

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He's a toad? [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, not trying to be daft, I just don't get it Crazy

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