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(HitFix)   George Lucas will help out on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' as much as Jar Jar Binks helped out the rebellion   ( hitfix.com) divider line
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2012-12-06 09:50:29 AM  
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mat catastrophe: karmachameleon: So what was your reason for denigrating "The Muppets" and Pixar films in a way that called attention to yourself?

Because someone said that Disney did good work with the Muppets property. I don't think they did. I think it was a film that hid a ton of flaws behind a lot of feel-good nostalgia. It was an inferior retelling of The Muppet Movie, and while that film relied on some of the same tongue-in-cheek/self-aware humor about its existence, there was really no reason other than sheer laziness to stretch that concept as far as they did in the new one. It made the entire thing feel forced and unfortunate.

Ah...well at least that's a reasoned argument and makes points that can be reasonably discussed. But it's not what you said. Instead (and talk about tired old memes), you posted the "Not sure if serious" Joker picture in response to that person. That would imply that most people thought "The Muppets" sucked, and you weren't sure if the poster was being serious about liking such a universally disliked movie.

But that's not the case at all. Critical reviews were mostly positive, 96% on RT. A poster remarking what a good job Disney did with the Muppets was the mainstream opinion. Your posting of that tired old meme made no sense in this context - why would you not be sure if the poster was serious about something that most people would agree with? So why didn't you post something like the above paragraph instead of a lame attempt at pretentious snark? It would have saved you a lot of grief on this forum where you hate people so much.

The fact that the nerdrage over Lucas selling his entire business over to Disney was so huge makes me wonder how much any of you actually pay attention to the world. I mean, you hate Lucas, then you hate Disney, but you love Pixar, but you hate something else....

I don't think you know what you're talking about. Most people view the Disney acquisition as positive. It means Lucas won't be making (ruining) any more Star Wars movies. Disney makes (mostly) excellent movies, and has a good chance of making excellent Star Wars movies. And again, the mainstream opinion of Pixar is hugely positive - you're the one implied (again, didn't outright say, because you're pretentious and it's beneath you to simply state your opinion) that Pixar movies are "substandard".

It's all very inconsistent.

Yes, it really is. On your part.

And it happens every single time. I've not had one intelligent discussion on this site over a marginal/dissident opinion. Not one.

And it happens, to you, every single time. But it's everyone else's fault. The common denominator - you - could no way be at fault for something that "happens every single time". (eyeroll)

If you'd simply posted your first paragraph to begin with, I think you would have stood a better chance of having that intelligent discussion. Instead, you chose to be a pretentious know-it-all douchebag by implying - not outright saying - a minority opinion and pretending (that's the heart of being pretentious, after all) that we were all the crazy ones for not getting where you were coming from. Articulating yourself in the first place is obviously beneath you, but we're the dicks for not grasping your superior intellect.

I suspect this is not the only place you have such problems, not if this is how you socialize in the real world. Am I wrong about that?
2012-12-04 07:16:08 PM  
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mat catastrophe: A thing which parodies itself isn't funny, and it isn't "doing a nice job" with the material.

It's sad. It was a painfully bad movie that used nostalgia to blind people my age and older to that fact and ironic-faux nostalgia to blind the hipster set.

I'm so glad I'm not one of those people who can't enjoy anything.

It wasn't parodying itself, it was parodying the genre of "the musical". The Muppets were a parody of "the variety show".

Whatever, you didn't like it because you don't like musicals, or variety shows... that's fine. But don't pretend you ever liked the Muppets, or would like them if they were on TV today. You wouldn't because parodying a "variety show" in this day and age makes NO sense. I suppose they should have parodied reality TV? UGH.... *shudder*

/why did I even think that, much less type it??
2012-12-04 04:36:17 PM  
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tlchwi02: they've done a nice job with...the muppets

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2012-12-04 12:04:31 PM  
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Jar jar was the senator that actually pushed for palpatine to get emergency powers in episode 3. not a lot of help when he created that empire...
2012-12-04 11:55:59 AM  
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yves0010: dj_spanmaster: Sultan Of Herf: dj_spanmaster: That's good, the Rebellion didn't start until Episode IV: A New Hope.

Technically it was already going by then, the movie picks up during the Rebellion...

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If you played the Forced Unleashed games. You get to see the rebellion being formed.

Barely, instead you get to see some whiny rage wuss fling planets around w/ his pinky fingers. I admit, some of the combo gameplay was pretty good, though.
2012-12-04 11:35:48 AM  
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To be fair he really didn't help much with the prequels
2012-12-04 08:19:47 AM  
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"There was no rebellion in the prequels."

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