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Movies Star Wars gets new films.

Discussion in 'Apex Lounge' started by Greenlantern101, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

    Get your list of Star Wars Prequel criticisms. Make it into a checklist. Then watch the Original Series.

    The things left on your checklist should be:

    Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, the word "Younglings", Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, A somersault Yoda doing, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen, Hayden Christiansen and Hayden Christiansen.
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  2. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    teabagyokel were you have Hayden Christiansen i would change for Jar Jar Binks
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  3. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

    Johnny Carwash - Admittedly, I did forget about Jar Jar Binks. Well, that's 5 years of therapy wasted!
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  4. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

    The original three films were of the time, in the late seventies and early eighties, there was little to compare, indeed, many modern day films owe a lot to episode IV and the techniques of filming which were invented to portray Lucas' vision.

    As a young boy, the sheer wonder in which I watched the film in Watford flea pit, stays with me even now. I was serioulsy pissed off when they made the special editions, no need for those, simply an exercise in look how great I am from Lucas.

    The original 3 films, in their original state, to me stand the test of time. Yes, there were flaws, but they were good films.

    The later 3 films I thought were wooden, poorly scripted and directed, and had little of the "character" or "essence" of the originals. The reason that the original 3 films were able to get away with the shortcomings were because of the intangible quality that was there, in the characters, despite being a little hammy, the acting too, and the right level of goody vs baddy strung through the trilogy.

    the second 3 films for me were a sad commercial and technical exercise, and were all the worse for it. I have never really liked Ewan McGregor as an actor, the only redeeming features of the films being Natalie Portman, and Samuel L Jackson, IMHO.

    If further films have made, they will for me need to focus more about the essence and magic of the Star Wars universe, and less on extravagant special effects and super dooper fight scenes, and focus in on what is important. If all you want is explosions and shit, you can do that anywhere you want, see Battleship/Independance day et al.
  5. Josh

    Josh Champion Elect

    The prequels have the best line ever though...

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  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

    Odeon North End, 1977, Star Wars opens. Queueing around the street, eventually got in to see it after waiting about 2 hours and sat in the circle. At the interval I got an ice cream that came with a cardboard Storm Trooper mask that I loved. Great film, in its day, looks a bit dated now but still worth watching.
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  7. GeoffP

    GeoffP Thank you and good night Contributor

    Padstow 1977 for me - Elton John live in Moscow was the trailer.

    Really shows you how good it was to have fixed in the memory so long.

    As a result of Star Wars we now all know what a space ship sounds like in a vacuum, know about the force and want a Wookie as a mate.

    Not sure round 2 could have such a claim to fame - bit worried about getting a signing candlestick in round 3
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  8. Slyboogy

    Slyboogy World Champion Contributor

    I'm not really a Star Wars fan, I've saw the first three a while back, and I can't remember the prequels as I saw them a while back too.

    However, I caught the first original Star Wars on tv, and I was hooked on to it, and I usually change the channel if a films on which was made before the 90s.
  9. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

    I watch "The empire strikes back" on Saturday on ITV. Most enjoyable. Best film in the series.
  10. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

  11. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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  12. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    The best order: Have I-III play while you nap, wake up just in time for IV-VI
  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Oh god no not another one...
  14. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

    Don't worry Mephistopheles, you're not in this one.
  15. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

    Yeah I don't think Jaba the Hut is in this one???
  16. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

    I was thinking Ewok.
  17. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

    I've never seen Star Wars so I'll pretend to know what one of them is.
  18. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

    mjo - OK, can you watch them in the order IV, V, II, III, VI and see how it works out?

    Olivier - I think he is onto something there. I particularly like the idea of the huge twist of III appearing!
  19. F1Yorkshire

    F1Yorkshire Avatar for sale to the highest bidder Contributor

    I already knew about the IV V I II III VI order, great move losing Jarr Jar though! Now if there was only a way of getting rid of Hayden Christensen
  20. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I was thinking wookie.

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