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2013-07-27 05:12:46 PM  
Red Letter Media?
 
2013-07-27 05:25:37 PM  
Mace Windu was only hiding all those years?

/I actually like the prequels.
//Don't hurt me.
 
2013-07-27 05:48:46 PM  
"Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."
 
2013-07-27 06:02:18 PM  
I was gonna guess Natalie Portman.

/Would that count as two good things?
 
2013-07-27 06:03:28 PM  
Pleasebejarjarpleasebejarjarpleasebejarjar
 
2013-07-27 06:07:51 PM  
Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.
 
2013-07-27 06:13:48 PM  

HighOnCraic: I was gonna guess Natalie Portman.

/Would that count as two good things?


I was thinking the same thing.  Oh well.
 
2013-07-27 06:19:36 PM  

Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.


Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.
 
2013-07-27 06:22:41 PM  
The only time the prequels triggered any emotional response from me whatsoever was the utter sadness of watching Ewan McGregor trying so hard to turn in a ranged performance while everyone else involved cratered so hard they had to build an underground bank so they could go deposit their paychecks.
 
2013-07-27 06:23:54 PM  
www3.images.coolspotters.com
 
2013-07-27 06:26:48 PM  
Meh. Call me when he's not ripping off Holst.
 
2013-07-27 06:28:14 PM  

miss diminutive: Red Letter Media?


Did you ever get any pizza rolls?
 
2013-07-27 06:29:38 PM  
Jango Fett? I'm no doctor, but that didn't look like it was going to grow back.
 
2013-07-27 06:29:48 PM  
Jar-Jar ???
 
2013-07-27 06:30:32 PM  
At least we won't have to settle for Danny Elfman.

/toopa toodee toopa toopa doooo
 
2013-07-27 06:30:41 PM  

Shostie: "Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."


Hopefully.
 
2013-07-27 06:31:13 PM  

HighOnCraic: I was gonna guess Natalie Portman.

/Would that count as two good things?


Um, if you count dat ass it is actually 3 good things, heh heh
 
2013-07-27 06:37:35 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Meh. Call me when he's not ripping off Holst.


Not just Holst, there's a lietmotif in Wagner's Ring Cycle that is pretty much the Imperial March.
 
2013-07-27 06:52:30 PM  
nothing beats a sith ewok

nothing!
 
2013-07-27 06:53:43 PM  
a sith ewok scampering around the death star, pissing off palpatine, would be comedy gold.
 
2013-07-27 06:58:45 PM  

BKITU: Mace Windu was only hiding all those years?

/I actually like the prequels.
//Don't hurt me.


You shouldn't be embarrassed. I liked the prequels too, warts and all.
 
2013-07-27 07:01:56 PM  
Ewan McGregor?
 
2013-07-27 07:05:17 PM  

helghast: nothing beats a sith ewok

nothing!


That is an interesting way to spell slave bikini.
 
2013-07-27 07:22:58 PM  

Shostie: "Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."


"While being sure to completely rip off as many classical composers as I can"
 
2013-07-27 07:24:08 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.

Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.


That would be funny as hell. I was over the Jar-Jar hatred when he was manipulated into putting Palpatine in power. The comic relief accidentally breaking the universe was great. I'm a little more forgiving about the trilogies than most. 1 was a little boring and contrived but I liked 2 from about the point where Mace showed up on Geonosis to the end and most of 3. When watching I FF through any Ani-Amidala scene in 2, if Lucas thinks that is romantic dialogue he better be grateful he is rich and famous or else he would never have been laid.

When I used to play the SW Role Playing Game (SHUT UP, don't judge me!) I played a Jedi who looked like Bill the Cat from Bloom County in Jedi Robes. All he could say was Ach! Thbbbbbt. He communicated telepathically.
 
2013-07-27 07:32:29 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.

Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.


i970.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-27 07:40:11 PM  
Headline makes no sense.   Yoda died in Episode VI, so I don't see how he could return in VII.
 
2013-07-27 07:44:30 PM  
Alright! I was kind of hoping Hayden Christensen would return as Anakin Skywalker!

Luke probably had been communing with his father for years when this movie takes place and Luke's kid(s) should be able to speak to their grandfather.

I mean if Luke had been speaking with Obi Wan all this time then why not his own father?

You don't want to make Anakin jealous of Obi Wan again. You saw what happened last time. I mean... damn!
 
2013-07-27 07:47:24 PM  
Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....
 
2013-07-27 07:48:44 PM  

fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....


What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.
 
2013-07-27 07:52:07 PM  
Ray Park doing the choreography and stunts?
 
2013-07-27 08:02:00 PM  

miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.


Yes. And how does that invalidate Fearmongert's point?
 
2013-07-27 08:06:38 PM  

fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....


No, Ian McDiarmid was.
 
2013-07-27 08:12:06 PM  

Saiga410: helghast: nothing beats a sith ewok

nothing!

That is an interesting way to spell slave bikini.


Kinky.
 
2013-07-27 08:34:12 PM  

HighOnCraic: I was gonna guess Natalie Portman.

/Would that count as two good things?


Well they are nice, but I prefer the whole package, wrapped in a ripped white outfit.  The white outfit was her metal slave bikini.
 
2013-07-27 08:48:47 PM  

Ed Grubermann: miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.

Yes. And how does that invalidate Fearmongert's point?


That wasn't a point, it was an opinion. I could have the opinion that the best part about Shawshank Redemption was the guard who noticed Dufresne was missing, but I think some people would disagree with me.
 
2013-07-27 08:58:06 PM  

Ed Grubermann: miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.

Yes. And how does that invalidate Fearmongert's point?


I think the "had about two lines" part is strong evidence that his character was not the only good thing in the original trilogy.  Sure, the fight scenes are cool, but when he dies, does it really have any sort of impact?  The Kenobi/Vader fight from A New Hope was lame by comparison, but there was actual dialogue in the scene that made it cool, and Kenobi dying definitely had an impact.

/Sorry for the spoilers. :-)
 
2013-07-27 09:06:34 PM  

HighOnCraic: I think the "had about two lines" part is strong evidence that his character was not the only good thing in the original trilogy.  Sure, the fight scenes are cool, but when he dies, does it really have any sort of impact?  The Kenobi/Vader fight from A New Hope was lame by comparison, but there was actual dialogue in the scene that made it cool, and Kenobi dying definitely had an impact.

/Sorry for the spoilers. :-)


All of the duels in 4,5,6 had important dialog and plot points. Besides the final Anakin/Obi Wan duel the seemingly unending ones in the prequels has none.
 
2013-07-27 09:06:56 PM  

HighOnCraic: Ed Grubermann: miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.

Yes. And how does that invalidate Fearmongert's point?

I think the "had about two lines" part is strong evidence that his character was not the only good thing in the original trilogy.


Have you forgotten how truly horrible the prequel trilogy was? Yes, with two lines, some nice dance moves, a pointless death, no motivation, and no character development, Dart Maul was the least stinky turd in the sewer of the Prequel Trilogy.

"That droid! He did it!"
www.trilobite.org
 
2013-07-27 09:09:26 PM  
Jar Jar Binks is the real hero of the Prequels.
 
2013-07-27 09:12:35 PM  
Is this where the internet comes to biatch about John Williams?

My turn:

The Superman theme is a note-for-note rip-off of the opening theme of the 1949 Disney film, "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"
 
2013-07-27 09:20:52 PM  

Ed Grubermann: HighOnCraic: Ed Grubermann: miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.

Yes. And how does that invalidate Fearmongert's point?

I think the "had about two lines" part is strong evidence that his character was not the only good thing in the original trilogy.

Have you forgotten how truly horrible the prequel trilogy was? Yes, with two lines, some nice dance moves, a pointless death, no motivation, and no character development, Dart Maul was the least stinky turd in the sewer of the Prequel Trilogy.

"That droid! He did it!"
[www.trilobite.org image 317x231]


The scene where Anakin kills Dooku was much cooler, and it was part of his slow turn to the dark side.  But whatever, hate or like what you want.
 
2013-07-27 09:22:03 PM  

helghast: nothing beats a sith ewok

nothing!


Hutt lap dancer
 
2013-07-27 09:32:04 PM  
The end?
 
2013-07-27 09:58:55 PM  

exatron: helghast: nothing beats a sith ewok

nothing!

Hutt lap dancer


Did you learn nothing from Jersey Shore?
 
2013-07-27 10:23:37 PM  

The_EliteOne: Ray Park doing the choreography and stunts?


Ugh, the choreography in the prequels was terrible.

I mean, it was too-well-executed. Whenever there was a lightsaber fight, you could tell it was just some guys doing dance steps in front of a green screen. Go watch the originals and watch those lightsaber fights, which were slower, messier, and more emotive. Watch Luke hammer down blows on Vader...it's not pretty, but it's way closer to how an actual fight would go with all that emotional baggage.

The choreography was one of the main reasons the prequels felt so damn sterile.

As for John Williams, I have full faith he'll churn out some variation of the same work he's done every time he's called upon.
 
2013-07-27 10:28:20 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.

Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.


You know, if Jar Jar had basically pulled a Verbal Kint to end the first one to end the first one, it would have completely changed the reviews of that movie.
 
2013-07-27 10:30:02 PM  
www.sportsbuy.com
He was a hell of a foodball player too!
 
2013-07-27 10:53:36 PM  
So... nothing?
 
2013-07-27 10:59:15 PM  
Digitalstrange:

When I used to play the SW Role Playing Game (SHUT UP, don't judge me!) I played a Jedi who looked like Bill the Cat from Bloom County in Jedi Robes. All he could say was Ach! Thbbbbbt. He communicated telepathically.

www.reactionface.info

I don't know why but I love that.  That mental image made my day!
 
2013-07-27 11:11:18 PM  

miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.


Then he was cut in half.
 
2013-07-27 11:24:18 PM  

timswar: Shostie: "Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."

"While being sure to completely rip off as many classical composers as I can"


Let me guess, you thing Hans Zimmer is awesome.

/MoS and Dark Knight trilogymusic sucked balls
 
2013-07-27 11:26:14 PM  

peterthx: timswar: Shostie: "Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."

"While being sure to completely rip off as many classical composers as I can"

Let me guess, you thing think Hans Zimmer is awesome.

/MoS and Dark Knight trilogymusic sucked balls


THINK. FIFM

/Trying to post to FARK from a phone? It's more likely dumber than you think!
 
2013-07-27 11:41:46 PM  
THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING DANNY ELFMAN.
 
2013-07-28 01:07:21 AM  

peterthx: peterthx: timswar: Shostie: "Time to churn out yet another heavily leitmotiv-laden score for some sh*tty adventure movie..."

"While being sure to completely rip off as many classical composers as I can"

Let me guess, you thing think Hans Zimmer is awesome.

/MoS and Dark Knight trilogymusic sucked balls

THINK. FIFM

/Trying to post to FARK from a phone? It's more likely dumber than you think!

You're braver than I thought!
 
2013-07-28 01:08:34 AM  

FriarReb98: HighOnCraic: I was gonna guess Natalie Portman.

/Would that count as two good things?

Well they are nice, but I prefer the whole package, wrapped in a ripped white outfit.  The white outfit was her metal slave bikini.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

You're welcome.
 
2013-07-28 04:02:54 AM  

Mugato: HighOnCraic: I think the "had about two lines" part is strong evidence that his character was not the only good thing in the original trilogy.  Sure, the fight scenes are cool, but when he dies, does it really have any sort of impact?  The Kenobi/Vader fight from A New Hope was lame by comparison, but there was actual dialogue in the scene that made it cool, and Kenobi dying definitely had an impact.

/Sorry for the spoilers. :-)

All of the duels in 4,5,6 had important dialog and plot points. Besides the final Anakin/Obi Wan duel the seemingly unending ones in the prequels has none.


Mugato, somebody hacked your account and posted under your name.  I mean, I know you would never have willingly posted something critical of the prequel trilogy like this, so there's no way it's you.

/Your point...well, your hacker's point, is right on
 
2013-07-28 04:11:24 AM  

miss diminutive: fearmongert: Darth Maul was the only good thing in the original trilogy....

What? He didn't do anything. He had about two lines and waved a double-sided glowstick around.


He's this generation's Boba Fett.  Seriously.  He comes back to life and gets new legs in the EU. Another reason I like JJ doing this; hopefully, like Star Trek, he knows nothing about any expanded source materials and we can be spared bs like that.
 
2013-07-28 05:46:47 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Have you forgotten how truly horrible the prequel trilogy was? Yes, with two lines, some nice dance moves, a pointless death, no motivation, and no character development, Dart Maul was the least stinky turd in the sewer of the Prequel Trilogy.


And they killed him after film 1.

Seriously, how did someone watch that film and not go "uh guys, why are we killing off the only new iconic character". If they'd let him escape, they might have had something to make a good film 2 (as in, the hunt for Darth Maul).
 
2013-07-28 10:39:58 AM  
Dat ass?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-28 10:58:31 AM  
Ian McDiarmid?
 
2013-07-28 11:11:43 AM  
And here I was expecting the answer to be "pod - racing".
 
2013-07-28 12:03:02 PM  
As much as I love John William's work, the music for the prequels wasn't really very good.
 
2013-07-28 01:04:05 PM  

TheManofPA: Mad_Radhu: Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.

Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.

You know, if Jar Jar had basically pulled a Verbal Kint to end the first one to end the first one, it would have completely changed the reviews of that movie.


My favorite Epileptic Trees theory about the original trilogy is that Jar Jar was Sidious' original master, who hatched the plan for galactic domination but knew that the Republic would never accept a Gungan master. After training Sidious to his satisfaction, he had himself mind-wiped of the plan, leaving behind only instinctive impressions that he should take certain actions if certain opportunities presented themselves. This allowed him to go back and plant himself on the Jedi side of things in utter anonymity, confident that no Jedi mind reading could reveal the plan. Sidious then was free to take on Maul, Dooku, and then Anakin as apprentices/pawns in turn, abandoning each when they'd failed him.

How else could Sidious move in such confidence of the actions of the protagonists? The moment he saw Jar Jar among them he knew his victory was assured - the Sith were playing both sides of the board. His master would have been so proud....
 
2013-07-28 04:29:23 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Actual Farking: Wouldn't it be cool if jar jar turned out to be a jedi? He would bring some great levity to those self important jedi. He would use the force in silly ways.

Nah, he'll be revealed as a Sith Master who was hiding in plain sight all of the time, playing the fool sonit was easier to manipulate the key players right where he wanted them for Sidious to create the Empire. The one master and one apprentice rule will turn out to be a lie, spread by the Sith so further their long game.


Duh,  Darth Darth Binks.  I've been calling him that for years.
 
2013-07-28 05:52:08 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Ed Grubermann: Meh. Call me when he's not ripping off Holst.

Not just Holst, there's a lietmotif in Wagner's Ring Cycle that is pretty much the Imperial March.


Not to mention Dvorak's 'New World Symphony'... See anytime there are horn blasts on the II and III scores.
 
2013-07-28 07:53:22 PM  

hardinparamedic: Jar Jar Binks is the real hero of the Prequels.


Star Wars is the story of R2D2. The Hero's Journey, the sins of the father, the dark hero's redemption, all that crap is just scenery.
 
2013-07-28 08:17:27 PM  
PodRacer?
 
2013-07-29 12:47:33 AM  
Digitalstrange:

When I used to play the SW Role Playing Game (SHUT UP, don't judge me!) I played a Jedi who looked like Bill the Cat from Bloom County in Jedi Robes. All he could say was Ach! Thbbbbbt. He communicated telepathically.

Hey, whoa, the SW role-playing game from West End is a classic.  Good combination of rules but also ignoring them for the sake of a good game.
 
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