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2012-10-31 06:01:25 AM  
If you ever saw the excellent documentary "People vs. George Lucas", you'd realize the "People" just won.

Lucas basically just said, okay, you think I did a bad job with the prequels? Here, you do the next ones.

He's released it to the next generation of film makers. The universe is yours, convince Disney that you know what is best from here on out.
 
2012-10-31 06:53:58 AM  

Tax Boy: RembrandtQEinstein: Just watch the intro and see if you aren't totally sucked in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hatXPoYtIqc

Well worth 7 minutes of your time.

The cartoon intro was good, so then I looked at gameplay videos.

It's just a disappointing Wolfenstein clone, and not even a good one at that.


Maybe you should actually play it. It wasn't that bad (not the best, but not bad). What is actually great about it is the story. Its also one of the first FPS games I remember that had a zoomable scope on a rifle

/"Where are you Marshall?"
/misses Lucas Arts glory days
 
kab
2012-10-31 07:55:08 AM  
Who cares? This is a franchise that peaked with ep 4 in '77, and it's been a death spiral money grab ever since. Any 'but.. my childhood' sentiment was killed off decades ago.
 
2012-10-31 08:24:25 AM  

Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.


That would be cool. Even Brad Bird I am sure still has connections at Disney thanks to his days at Pixar and working on the Incredibles and Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible 4 was surprisingly good. He could probably make a kick ass Star Wars movie.
 
2012-10-31 08:54:34 AM  

No Such Agency: Don't you guys have a competition bureau that regulates these things? Or does it not apply to the entertainment industry?


Well... there's Universal (NBC), Sony, Paramount (Viacom), MGM, Lions Gate... it's not like Disney is the only show in town. We have laws against monopolies on the books, but they've been eroded significantly since the Reagan era.

For example, the Bell monopoly, split into baby bells, and slowly reforming like that goopy liquid metal T1000 in Terminator 2.

http://gallery.burrowowl.net/index.php?q=/image/11642.jpg
 
2012-10-31 09:00:29 AM  

kab: Who cares? This is a franchise that peaked with ep 4 in '77,


moviesmedia.ign.com

Oh you so silly.
 
2012-10-31 09:02:03 AM  

albatros183: Lucasfilm already murdered my childhood anyway so who cares it's like WOTC buying TSR


I wasn't aware Lucasfilm was about to go bankrupt from a decade of mismanagement.
 
2012-10-31 09:03:59 AM  

Trafficguy2000: Between this and marvel I guess they really do.....


media7.fast-torrent.ru
Someone needs to having a flaming car tire wrapped around their shoulders for this
 
2012-10-31 09:20:00 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.


Nah, Kev already learned a lesson about doing epic action films with Green Hornet. Much as he's excited about this acquisition, he won't be looking to direct. He'll be happily fanboying instead
 
2012-10-31 09:30:48 AM  

LesserEvil: Coming in 2015:

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]

That zany Jar Jar crashes on the forest moon of Endor after the destruction of the second death star... He convinces them that he isn't good eatin' but still finds the forest a dangerous place after getting his tongue stuck in the accelerator of a speeder bike and also finds himself the hilarous target of Logray and his henchmen, who never seem to be able to do Jar Jar in with all of their Ewok weapons.


Shortly thereafter the New Republic builds the Deathstar III and destroys Endor.
 
2012-10-31 09:55:01 AM  

RembrandtQEinstein: HeartBurnKid: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?

"Aimed at children" and "Sucks" are not synonyms. There are a great many things aimed at children that are actually very high quality; the bulk of the Star Wars-related output is not in that group.

/Star Wars-themed things that are high quality:
//The original trilogy
//The Super Star Wars games
//Star Wars: Clone Wars (the one from 2003, not the current CGI shiatfest)
//Knights of the Old Republic
//The end

Star Wars extended universe is too huge to say it is all good or bad. The CGI clone wars is good enough to sit down and watch with the kids, not quite good enough for me to want to solo it (heh heh).

Off the top of my head:

Dark Forces 1 was good, Dark Forces 2 was spectacular and was a technical marvel of a game for its time
Dark Empire comic books were pretty damn sweet
For the Star Wars books Heir to the Empire books were great. And I thought the Truce at Bakura book was pretty good. Jedi Academy trilogy was generally bad with very few exceptions.

But you know what Lucas Arts property I'm really hoping to get back?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 430x573]

Just watch the intro and see if you aren't totally sucked in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hatXPoYtIqc

Well worth 7 minutes of your time.


As long as we are remaking old games:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-31 09:59:19 AM  

Brigandaca: So here's my problem. When? If they go later than ROTJ then they are into EU territory which will pi55 off hardcore fans if they dump all that (and bear in mind the EU goes on for more than 100 years after ROTJ at the moment). They could just use the EU stuff I suppose for the films if they were being lazy (and I wouldn't rule that out). But - they would need new actors for all the characters which won't work so I can't see anything post ROTJ is possible without pi55ing fans off.


No one gives a shiat about the EU. It's all horrible. Except maybe Shadows of the Empie because it was a good video game.
 
2012-10-31 10:00:07 AM  
Empire, that is.
 
2012-10-31 10:02:18 AM  
if they give me Knights of the Old Republic i'll be very happy.
 
2012-10-31 10:18:27 AM  

Brigandaca: So here's my problem. When? If they go later than ROTJ then they are into EU territory which will pi55 off hardcore fans if they dump all that (and bear in mind the EU goes on for more than 100 years after ROTJ at the moment). They could just use the EU stuff I suppose for the films if they were being lazy (and I wouldn't rule that out). But - they would need new actors for all the characters which won't work so I can't see anything post ROTJ is possible without pi55ing fans off.


Well, you're going to have nerdrage whatever you do. Lucas had been saying for 20+ years he would never do any films after Jedi. Assuming you could get away with re-casting, here's your best options if you use EU materials as sources.

Thrawn Trilogy
Pro: Fan favorite. Strong characters (Thrawn, Pellaeon, Mara Jade). Good, strong story.
Con: Not as epic as the other two. A renegade Admiral and a lost Dark Jedi as antagonists are not the same scale as the Sith plotting the destruction of the Jedi and the Republic, or a battle for freedom across the galaxy.

Dark Empire Trilogy:
Pro: Ian McDermid can come back and play Palpatine again. Plenty of huge battles, lightsaber duels, giant-in-scope epic scenes. Palpatine implying he had a secret to immortality was in Episode III, so it wouldn't seem like as much "pulled out my ass" plot twist now than it did when it first came out. Luke becoming a Jedi Master at the end when Palpatine's soul is condemned to the void would be a nice bookend to the films.
Con: Was controversial in the fan base. Will be helluva expensive to shoot.

Jedi Academy Trilogy:
Pro: Good story bookend: Luke is a Jedi Master and re-founding the Jedi Order under a New Galactic Republic.
Con: Smaller antagonists and risks, Admiral Daala was nothing compared to the Emperor. Only force-using antagonist is the ghost of a long-dead Sith Lord who puts Luke into a coma and turns one of his apprentices to the dark side.
;pl
New Jedi Order Series:
Pro: Huge epic battles, chance to be "bigger" than the previous movies in scope, set ~20 years after previous films so a re-cast isn't as bad because the characters will have aged (we accepted a different actor for Obi-Wan, because of realities of filming)
Con: Somewhat controversial in the fanbase, a freaking long book series that would have to be heavily condensed to fit it into 3 films. You could do 9 films and still only hit the high points of the NJO plot.
 
2012-10-31 10:23:12 AM  

Mugato: No one gives a shiat about the EU.


Speaking in hyperbole you are.

Sure, your non star wars geek whol like/loved the original series are generally unaware of the EU.

There's over 100 books(of varying quality), Clone Wars TV show, etc, etc. The EU is a cash cow all it's own.

If "no one" cared then the money would stop flowing.
 
2012-10-31 10:37:09 AM  
So any chance this might mean they might rerelease the Zak McKracken game from the 80's I remember playing that game in my preteens and I would love to have another crack at it being older and smarter.
 
2012-10-31 10:41:38 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Mugato: No one gives a shiat about the EU.

Speaking in hyperbole you are.

Sure, your non star wars geek whol like/loved the original series are generally unaware of the EU.

There's over 100 books(of varying quality), Clone Wars TV show, etc, etc. The EU is a cash cow all it's own.

If "no one" cared then the money would stop flowing.


Okay, bring on the clones with extra vowels in their names and furry worms that eat the Force.

/Knights of the Old Republic would actually work
 
2012-10-31 10:44:09 AM  

Silverstaff: Thrawn Trilogy
.


I'll play along even though I don't think you get away with recasting.

Talon Karde is also introduced. This is the best chance of them all to get done properly.

The rest involve introducing Mara Jade and The Twins in some contrived way to make them work. This would piss off the fanbase you are apparently trying to cater to by even considering doing an EU book. You can't start with New Jedi Order and just say "Hey, here are all these fundemntal chacarters you are supposed to care about that you didn;t even know exsisted" and make that work with the casual fan.
 
2012-10-31 10:49:36 AM  

willyfreddy: Okay, here's my take on the Star Wars thing.

Yes, the original three were basically my childhood. Yes, the newer three sucked balls. Yes, George Lucas is a douche. Yes to all of it. But that's how life goes.

Remember when Christina Aguilera was hot?

[img411.imageshack.us image 272x320]

And now she's just fat and disgusting?

[scrapetv.com image 259x341]

That's only a problem if you're married to her. If not, just look at the old pictures and ignore the new ones. Same with Lucas and Star Wars. I'm not married to the new ones, I don't have to watch them, so I don't. I watch the old ones and ignore the new ones.

...

Of course, yes, it would have been nice to get 3 more awesome Star Wars films... and not complete shiat... but what can you do? 

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 294x400]

/about 13 years too late for that


But sometimes (rarely) people "come back" as do movies. What if VII has NO Ewoks, Jar-Jar or horrendous acting? What if it's not a special effects mind fark and just... you know... "great".


Good
userserve-ak.last.fm

Bad
o.aolcdn.com

Lovely again at age 60
lyricsmusic.name
 
2012-10-31 11:14:42 AM  

MythDragon: Someone needs to having a flaming car tire wrapped around their shoulders for this


So you missed the awesomeness that was Thanos's song and dance explaining how the Infinity Gauntlet worked?! It was a three minute long wtf moment.
 
2012-10-31 11:32:52 AM  

mechgreg: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

That would be cool. Even Brad Bird I am sure still has connections at Disney thanks to his days at Pixar and working on the Incredibles and Ratatouille, and Mission Impossible 4 was surprisingly good. He could probably make a kick ass Star Wars movie.


Brad Bird! that's a good idea as well.
 
2012-10-31 11:46:38 AM  
Wonder if they'll do a Christmas Special Remake
 
2012-10-31 11:53:26 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: NkThrasher: Darth_Lukecash: No he doesn't He sucks. Seriously.. Inventing a creature the at blocks the Force? The thing that supposedly flows through all life forms?

Creating a counter to an existing universe power? You mean one of the basic elements of a story based around a power struggle?

Come now, you're basically objecting to storytelling. If he created a Jedi capable of penetrating the creatures block, then it's getting silly. Having checks and balances on the powers available to your characters isn't a problem though.

Oh? Lucas managed to do that in the Prequels. A man who clouded their vision, spread them thin, then overwhelmed them with superior numbers. All while turning the Galaxy against them and undermining their "SuperStar"

Anakin: "Everyone knows you can't kill a Jedi"
Qui Gon: (Sadlly) "If only that were true."


Whether it's shrewd politics mixed with the force or creatures that locally nullify it's the same storytelling mechanic. Certainly there is allowance for personal taste in whether you find a given method appealing or plausible, but having counters to the force (or any power in any story) is required, otherwise you're reading Sword of Truth and Richard is just going to magically be everything that has a name in the universe he's in.


saturn badger: NkThrasher: Thrawn

Nope. Should I?


If you're a Star Wars fan and enjoy reading you should at least give him a try ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Admiral_Thrawn ).
 
2012-10-31 12:07:47 PM  

Silverstaff: Brigandaca: So here's my problem. When? If they go later than ROTJ then they are into EU territory which will pi55 off hardcore fans if they dump all that (and bear in mind the EU goes on for more than 100 years after ROTJ at the moment). They could just use the EU stuff I suppose for the films if they were being lazy (and I wouldn't rule that out). But - they would need new actors for all the characters which won't work so I can't see anything post ROTJ is possible without pi55ing fans off.

Well, you're going to have nerdrage whatever you do. Lucas had been saying for 20+ years he would never do any films after Jedi. Assuming you could get away with re-casting, here's your best options if you use EU materials as sources.

Thrawn Trilogy
Pro: Fan favorite. Strong characters (Thrawn, Pellaeon, Mara Jade). Good, strong story.
Con: Not as epic as the other two. A renegade Admiral and a lost Dark Jedi as antagonists are not the same scale as the Sith plotting the destruction of the Jedi and the Republic, or a battle for freedom across the galaxy.

Dark Empire Trilogy:
Pro: Ian McDermid can come back and play Palpatine again. Plenty of huge battles, lightsaber duels, giant-in-scope epic scenes. Palpatine implying he had a secret to immortality was in Episode III, so it wouldn't seem like as much "pulled out my ass" plot twist now than it did when it first came out. Luke becoming a Jedi Master at the end when Palpatine's soul is condemned to the void would be a nice bookend to the films.
Con: Was controversial in the fan base. Will be helluva expensive to shoot.

Jedi Academy Trilogy:
Pro: Good story bookend: Luke is a Jedi Master and re-founding the Jedi Order under a New Galactic Republic.
Con: Smaller antagonists and risks, Admiral Daala was nothing compared to the Emperor. Only force-using antagonist is the ghost of a long-dead Sith Lord who puts Luke into a coma and turns one of his apprentices to the dark side.
;pl
New Jedi Order Series:
Pro: Huge epic ba ...


All of this is crap. Fanboi pablum. Not trolling, but the EU is callback-laden tripe with stupid shiate. "LUUKE", creatures that eat the force, backstories for every character and extra you ever see in the movies. Timothy Zahn writes crap.

It's the same shiat: a "Bad Guy" (Thrawn, Clones of Palpatine, some unheard-of Jedi that used to wear a Tusken mask now gone "Dark") uses "Super Weapon" (Sun Crusher, Prototype Death Star, Galaxy Gun, The Tarkin (lol) etc..) to terrorize galaxy but only our plucky band of aged heroes can save us!!!!!

Lame. time for something new.
 
2012-10-31 12:08:52 PM  
My biggest question here is "would Disney be able to make a movie with a character like Darth Maul (probably) who kills Qui Gon in the manner he was killed, where in turn, Obi Wan kills Darth Maul by cutting him in half?"
What about Luke's hand being cut off?

My guess is that the answer is no. With the exception of Obi Wan's death (I know, spoiler alert), light saber duels almost always require limb dismemberment. And if the answer is no, then this is a 4 Billion dollar disappointment to even 8 year old me.

The Episode 7+ storylines that intrigue me are Luke and his wife, Han and Leia and their kids, rebuilding the Jedi order, and the introduction of a new Sith lord who turns member(s) of the new Jedi order.
Otherwise, it probably doesn't need the Star Wars name.
 
2012-10-31 12:12:08 PM  

MythDragon: Trafficguy2000: Between this and marvel I guess they really do.....

[media7.fast-torrent.ru image 500x400]
Someone needs to having a flaming car tire wrapped around their shoulders for this


Just so you're not fully against Disney's grab for Marvel - Itsy Bitsy Spider-man was around loonnnggg before Disney ever showed up.
 
2012-10-31 12:12:32 PM  
Will Lando now get a cool hat like Barbosa ... Will Barbosa have a snazzy cape
 
2012-10-31 12:15:06 PM  

JohnnyC: Not to stand out too much, but I liked all six of the movies.

My favorite is still the Empire Strikes Back, but I like all of them... yes, even The Phantom Menace.


In other words, you're not capable of understanding that your childhood was raped.
 
2012-10-31 12:38:05 PM  

Expolaris: Calling this now.

Star Wars will end up in some shiatty Kingdom Hearts game.

/don't say I didn't warn you


Who gives a shiat. It's a goddamn game.
 
2012-10-31 12:52:00 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Silverstaff: Brigandaca: So here's my problem. When? If they go later than ROTJ then they are into EU territory which will pi55 off hardcore fans if they dump all that (and bear in mind the EU goes on for more than 100 years after ROTJ at the moment). They could just use the EU stuff I suppose for the films if they were being lazy (and I wouldn't rule that out). But - they would need new actors for all the characters which won't work so I can't see anything post ROTJ is possible without pi55ing fans off.

Well, you're going to have nerdrage whatever you do. Lucas had been saying for 20+ years he would never do any films after Jedi. Assuming you could get away with re-casting, here's your best options if you use EU materials as sources.

Thrawn Trilogy
Pro: Fan favorite. Strong characters (Thrawn, Pellaeon, Mara Jade). Good, strong story.
Con: Not as epic as the other two. A renegade Admiral and a lost Dark Jedi as antagonists are not the same scale as the Sith plotting the destruction of the Jedi and the Republic, or a battle for freedom across the galaxy.

Dark Empire Trilogy:
Pro: Ian McDermid can come back and play Palpatine again. Plenty of huge battles, lightsaber duels, giant-in-scope epic scenes. Palpatine implying he had a secret to immortality was in Episode III, so it wouldn't seem like as much "pulled out my ass" plot twist now than it did when it first came out. Luke becoming a Jedi Master at the end when Palpatine's soul is condemned to the void would be a nice bookend to the films.
Con: Was controversial in the fan base. Will be helluva expensive to shoot.

Jedi Academy Trilogy:
Pro: Good story bookend: Luke is a Jedi Master and re-founding the Jedi Order under a New Galactic Republic.
Con: Smaller antagonists and risks, Admiral Daala was nothing compared to the Emperor. Only force-using antagonist is the ghost of a long-dead Sith Lord who puts Luke into a coma and turns one of his apprentices to the dark side.
;pl
New Jedi Order Series:
Pro: Huge epic ...


Your opinion of Zahn, while valid as it is your opinion, is assuredly the minority.
 
2012-10-31 02:07:44 PM  
Lucas always said that there was "levels" of canon and that what happens in the films is the peak of the mountain.

I was always a fan of the movies, never the books, so it's not nearly as much of an issue for fans like me who aren't Zahn fan boys.

As for Disney owning my childhood...

There is another.
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-10-31 02:12:40 PM  

MythDragon: As long as we are remaking old games:
upload.wikimedia.org


Maybe they'll make some kind of tentacles invade Disney World game. ;)
 
2012-10-31 02:17:44 PM  
fc07.deviantart.net
Will we finally know the answer?
Serious question, what happens to Dark Horse? Will Marvel get back into the Star Wars comic book business?
 
2012-10-31 02:41:45 PM  
Maybe we'll see...

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-31 02:43:46 PM  

Speaker2Animals: In other words, you're not capable of understanding that your childhood was raped.


No... my childhood was just fine. Malcontent idiots who feel it necessary to shiat all over good movies because they have nothing better to do can eat a bowl of dicks.
 
2012-10-31 03:06:30 PM  

JohnnyC: Speaker2Animals: In other words, you're not capable of understanding that your childhood was raped.

No... my childhood was just fine. Malcontent idiots who feel it necessary to shiat all over good movies because they have nothing better to do can eat a bowl of dicks.


It makes people who will never be noticed by anyone except their families feel better to be able to say the work of a guy who's worth billions is no good.
 
2012-10-31 03:08:37 PM  

Purdue_Pete: willyfreddy: Okay, here's my take on the Star Wars thing.

Yes, the original three were basically my childhood. Yes, the newer three sucked balls. Yes, George Lucas is a douche. Yes to all of it. But that's how life goes.

Remember when Christina Aguilera was hot?

[img411.imageshack.us image 272x320]

And now she's just fat and disgusting?

[scrapetv.com image 259x341]

That's only a problem if you're married to her. If not, just look at the old pictures and ignore the new ones. Same with Lucas and Star Wars. I'm not married to the new ones, I don't have to watch them, so I don't. I watch the old ones and ignore the new ones.

...

Of course, yes, it would have been nice to get 3 more awesome Star Wars films... and not complete shiat... but what can you do? 

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 294x400]

/about 13 years too late for that

But sometimes (rarely) people "come back" as do movies. What if VII has NO Ewoks, Jar-Jar or horrendous acting?


Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar. If this offends you, stick to Quentin Tarantino.
 
2012-10-31 03:31:42 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar


Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.
 
2012-10-31 03:57:09 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.


For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.
 
2012-10-31 04:13:39 PM  
How can anyone interpret this as anything but good? Lucas absolutely needed to GTFO. I see what Disney did with Marvel's Avengers and I am pleased.
 
2012-10-31 04:16:58 PM  

Speaker2Animals: It makes people who will never be noticed by anyone except their families feel better to be able to say the work of a guy who's worth billions is no good.


Yeah... pretty much.

HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.


Did you watch those movies with the already formed opinion that you weren't going to like them?

Also... Jar-Jar was barely even a background character in 2 and 3. In two he played a bit role. He had about two subdued lines in 3.... even if you hated the character, he wasn't in those movies enough to have "ruined" them.... Jar-Jar doesn't really annoy me like he does some people. He's the comic relief bumbling idiot... even Qui Gon makes fun of Jar-Jar for being unintelligent. In my mind he filled the void that was left from C3PO, who was the original 'comic relief' character that bumbled though things (despite being somewhat intelligent) in episode 1. Episode 2 brought C3PO back as comic relief partially. 3 was so dark and serious that there wasn't a lot of room for laughs.
 
2012-10-31 04:17:08 PM  

MythDragon: Trafficguy2000: Between this and marvel I guess they really do.....

[media7.fast-torrent.ru image 500x400]
Someone needs to having a flaming car tire wrapped around their shoulders for this


Awww! Does the cartoon targeted at 4 year olds not meet your standards?
 
2012-10-31 04:19:23 PM  
On a related note, I was sick and tired of watching my crappy versions of the original three, so I went searching for something of higher quality (the Blu-Rays are all the SE).

And then I found these:

img5.imageshack.us

Just search for: "Star Wars Despecialized", "Empire Strikes Back Despecialized", and "Return of the Jedi Despecialized".

They are BEAUTIFULLY done - obviously put together using the Blu-Ray SE versions combined with the widescreen DVD releases of the non-SE editions.

/hero tag
 
2012-10-31 04:19:58 PM  

Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.


When I was a kid, I was into Star Wars. I was also into He-Man. I can look back at the original Star Wars trilogy and still see the same charm I saw then. I look back at He-Man, and I see a crass attempt at commercialization wrapped in horrible animation, wooden acting, and otherwise utter bullshiat.

What I am saying is that the prequels are more He-Man than original Star Wars. They may have the kid appeal, but they aren't very good otherwise, and because of that, they don't have the staying power of the originals (except as snark bait).
 
2012-10-31 04:20:41 PM  

JohnnyC: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

Did you watch those movies with the already formed opinion that you weren't going to like them?


No.
 
2012-10-31 04:21:49 PM  

JohnnyC: Also... Jar-Jar was barely even a background character in 2 and 3. In two he played a bit role. He had about two subdued lines in 3.... even if you hated the character, he wasn't in those movies enough to have "ruined" them....


Oh, and fair enough. I was really only thinking of Phantom Menace there.
 
2012-10-31 04:32:33 PM  
Hm.

So, I wonder what happens to the Dark Horse Star Wars comics, now that the universe, etc. are essentially Marvel properties now. Do you think Disney will allow DH to continue making Star Wars comics? Last I checked, it was still DH's most successful line.
 
2012-10-31 04:36:30 PM  

Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.


My fiance, at the age of 36, watched the originals for the first time this year. She thought they were great. Let's see what happens when we get to the prequels.
 
2012-10-31 04:41:41 PM  

mechgreg: So any chance this might mean they might rerelease the Zak McKracken game from the 80's I remember playing that game in my preteens and I would love to have another crack at it being older and smarter.


You can play it now using SCUMMvm for, well, pretty much something you own. Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Maemo, PalmOS, all sorts of devices.

If you can, get the FM Towns version of the game with redrawn graphics in 256 colours.

img.gamefaqs.net
 
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