No more George Lucas, thank god!

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I'm happy to hear the next 10 years will be filled with new Star Wars stuff with out George "I'm brain dead" Lucas at the helm.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1705899/star-wars-summer-2015.jhtml
 And look!!! The original writer for Empire Strikes back will be writing the next two films!This means the writer for the best Star Wars film of all time will be involved!

Yippie!!!

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I'm glad you're happy that

I'm glad you're happy that Star Wars is dead and ruined forever.

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Vastet wrote:I'm glad you're

Vastet wrote:
I'm glad you're happy that Star Wars is dead and ruined forever.

Star Wars died after Ewoks were introduced, but not to forget the Star Wars: Christmas Special 1978 which was a train wreck.

Of course, any thing after Empire Strikes back has been down hill. The last three movies were so bad that I wrote a letter to George Lucas asking for my money back.

I never got a reply.

 

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Because you didn't deserve

Because you didn't deserve one (response or a refund). Both trilogies were awesome. Empire was great, yes, but Revenge was greater.

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I won't bother responding to

I won't bother responding to future ignorant, troll comments.

You can have the last word, but I'll leave you with a review of what I think of the Episodes I, II and III.

 

 

 

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Lol. Ultimate

Lol. Ultimate projectionist.

I don't give a fuck that an uneducated troll thinks the greatest movies of all time are shit. I'll not waste my time on your stupid reviews, especially since you've already conceded victory.

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I don't know, if the last

I don't know, if the last three are any indication they are going to turn the franchise into Mc Force. The original three were awesome, the last three SUCKED!

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They were brilliant.

They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance.
Jar Jar didn't help.

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Vastet wrote:They were

Vastet wrote:
They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance. Jar Jar didn't help.

Vastet remember when I said I'd mention you in my forward if I got a book deal? How can I when you have noooooooo taste. Dude man they will never be able to repeat the original three.

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quite frankly, i wouldn't

quite frankly, i wouldn't call any of the star wars films "brilliant," and i loved them as a kid.

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Brian37 wrote:Vastet

Brian37 wrote:

Vastet wrote:
They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance. Jar Jar didn't help.

Vastet remember when I said I'd mention you in my forward if I got a book deal? How can I when you have noooooooo taste. Dude man they will never be able to repeat the original three.

You expect a canuck to have good taste in movies? Hmmm, let me see, Canada made Meatballs- +1 and Porky's- +0.5. Otherwise, Canada is well known for such wonderful blockbusters as; "Men With Brooms", "Bon Cop, Bad Cop", "Strange Brew" and "Ginger Snaps"... yeah, I haven't seen any of them either.

Wikipedia is giving Canada credit for Resident Evil, but I'm not sure why because it was a German production company with a British director, based on a video game made by a Japanese company. A few scenes being filmed in Canada hardly makes it a Canadian movie. Of course, Resident Evil isn't exactly a great movie, it is only worth watching because it stars Milla Jovovich.

There is a reason why all the good Canadian actors and actresses come to the US.

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Vastet wrote:They were

Vastet wrote:
They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance. Jar Jar didn't help.

Anyone who sets high expectations for a prequel is an idiot, especially for a franchise as big as Star Wars. The only prequels I can think of that I really enjoyed were Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- which really wasn't a prequel in the sense it tried to explain events that led to the previous movie, it simply took place a few years earlier and had few ties to the Lost Ark. The Godfather Part II, one of the best movies of all time. The series Enterprise, which I thought was a good throwback to the original Star Trek style after the franchise had strayed so far away from its origins. Sequels occasionally are better than the originals, but I think a prequel is extremely difficult to pull off. I will have to think awhile if there are any others that are notable.  

Edit: Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprisingly good prequel, I was never a huge fan of the original Planet of the Apes franchise so it didn't bother me that the movie was completely inconsistent with the original story. Does it even count as a prequel when it is making up what amounts to a completely new story? I know part of the reason I hated the new Star Trek movie was because it was completely inconsistent with Star Trek canon, I probably would have enjoyed it if it wasn't Star Trek. Perhaps if I was a fan of Planet of the Apes I would be equally disappointed with Rise. Any Planet of the Apes fans out there? 

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Brian37 wrote:Vastet

Brian37 wrote:

Vastet wrote:
They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance. Jar Jar didn't help.

Vastet remember when I said I'd mention you in my forward if I got a book deal? How can I when you have noooooooo taste. Dude man they will never be able to repeat the original three.

I have more taste in my pinky finger than you and db have in your whole bodies, combined. Sticking out tongue
Of course he couldn't repeat the original 3. He never even tried. What he did do was turn a 3 part epic adventure about a boy taking on an empire into a 6 part epic tragedy about a boy being tricked and twisted into evil, who set it all aside for the same reason he picked it up.

But everyone expected episode 4.5 (or 5.5), so they got nothing.

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@ Beyond I categorically

@ Beyond

I categorically deny and laugh at your first post, but agree with your second. New Star Trek does nothing for me. Enterprise was a good show. Rise of Planet of the Apes was good. I didn't notice inconsistencies, but I last saw the originals in the 90's.

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Beyond Saving wrote:Brian37

Beyond Saving wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

Vastet wrote:
They were brilliant. Everyone just set their expectations too high and never gave the films a fair chance. Jar Jar didn't help.

Vastet remember when I said I'd mention you in my forward if I got a book deal? How can I when you have noooooooo taste. Dude man they will never be able to repeat the original three.

You expect a canuck to have good taste in movies? Hmmm, let me see, Canada made Meatballs- +1 and Porky's- +0.5. Otherwise, Canada is well known for such wonderful blockbusters as; "Men With Brooms", "Bon Cop, Bad Cop", "Strange Brew" and "Ginger Snaps"... yeah, I haven't seen any of them either.

Wikipedia is giving Canada credit for Resident Evil, but I'm not sure why because it was a German production company with a British director, based on a video game made by a Japanese company. A few scenes being filmed in Canada hardly makes it a Canadian movie. Of course, Resident Evil isn't exactly a great movie, it is only worth watching because it stars Milla Jovovich.

There is a reason why all the good Canadian actors and actresses come to the US.

What was wrong with Meatballs? And Porkys was classic close the door and hope the parents dont walk in.

 

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Don't bother with him, he

Don't bother with him, he isn't worth the time. He thinks a good movie is Battlefield Earth.

As for the RedLetter movie reviews I've posted, I was thinking the same thing when I was watching the original in the theater... there were no main characters. Lucas just fucked up and he knew it, but he didn't give a shit in the end just as long as he made billions.

As for Indian Jones, the first three were perfectly acceptable movies, but the 4th one.. oy vay. They should have stuck with Nazi's or done something with the original "early years" story where Indiana goes up against a corporate treasure hunter.

 

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Lol. You watched Battlefield

Lol. You watched Battlefield Earth. Laughing out loud

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Why with Hayden Christensen ? Burst Out Laughing !!

What's with evil¬lite of.. Hayden Christensen ? Burst Out Laughing !!

digitalbeachbum wrote:
As for the RedLetter movie reviews I've posted, I was thinking the same thing when I was watching the original in the theater... there were no main characters. Lucas just F*ucked up and he knew it, but he didn't give a @#!*% in the end just as long as he made billions.

As for Indian Jones, the first three were perfectly acceptable movies, but the 4th one.. oy vay.

At the Movies . . .

Star Wars -- Expectations ran high, most like I were jaded by all the really bad reviews of the time, I recall.

(paraphrased, somewhat)

The Reviewer (almost) has a gift (really)
Quotes like "it's been since that momement you learned to never trust your own .. "

The reviewer, of one of the prequiles, was pretty brutal, from what I caught: "..it could be the worst thing ever. Worse than even the bag-pipes.." He goes on in the Review.. "It's been since that moment you learned to never trust your own judgment again.. To live the rest of your live with doubt, & to mistrust everything and everyone, G-d most of all. You "didnt realize the nightmare of your own life was just beginning" .. But, Don't "worry", now sanctioned, I "am here to bring closure to everyone". I recalled he said, Let's jump in shall we . .
.. "Number One, everything in this movie is wrong" "DEVOID of any emotion INVOLVEMENT BY ANYONE .." "The only way to really describe is to imagine if someone had told you to dump five separate puzzles into a pile on the floor and asked you to assemble them in just one hour". Or they were going to "stuff you into an old Frig. filled with flesh eating cockroaches. (59 MINUTES!)!" You know if you "stand back and look at this panorama . ." "it's as a whole assemble line production".. "(the) 'film' that was coldly exploiting the works of life and artisans and craftsmen ..in a sterile colorful (double meaning) crisp images which were played in a sequence.." "I know like big movies . . LIKE THIS are a business .. most movies come from created spark somewhere, I believe." "Apparently Lucus wrote the film on a legal pad in one draft, he (Lucus) didn't seem to care about anything .."
Something about the original toy-line I forget, then he mentions up to the part where the ewoks, come in, ".. there was a charming simplicity to it all. Not everything sucks"
( at that I have to admit I shut off the Video, but understand where that is all coming from ).

....................................................................................................................................... I never saw the Star Wars films Episode II III etc., NOT when the movies originally came out at the BoxOffice. Being completely jaded by the reviews of the time. I remember losing interest in Revenge of the Sith, watching at home and finding excuses to walk out, thanks in no small part to one particular actor, in the film, I caught some-time later.
Anakin's massacre of the entire camp of the Sand People (that one). By some of the key scenes of Hayden Christensen (played the older Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. Anakin is a recently-knighted Jedi and hero of the Clone Wars). Hayden Christensen was too young for the role and was very unconvincing in his journey towards 'evil', In My Strong Opinion!! You'd think 'evil' would not be hard to portray in film. Just think "B@STARD", and you no longer give a F*CK about anything, and you're golden. He did a really P1SS POOR job with the conveying of a journey towards becoming 'evil'. He was a lousy choice in an actor and was unconvincing to me, in the role; and unsuited to play the part. If anyone remembers the film: Van Helsing 2004 Hugh Jackman's film with the Vampire villian played by Richard Roxburgh as Count Vladislaus Dracula, Roxhurgh could have played the part rather convincingly (B@STARD!!), lol. But, Christensen, it's as if he hadn't enough life experience (I mean in general terms) to convey certain emotions; I recall that impression in my head as watching the story unfold. Not sure if anyone had a similar impression of his role in the movie on Video (or not).

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danatemporary wrote:What's

danatemporary wrote:
What's with evil¬lite of.. Hayden Christensen ? Burst Out Laughing !! 

I never saw the Star Wars films Episode II III etc., NOT when the movies originally came out at the BoxOffice. Being completely jaded by the reviews of the time. I remember losing interest in Revenge of the Sith, watching at home and finding excuses to walk out, thanks in no small part to one particular actor, in the film, I caught some-time later. Anakin's massacre of the entire camp of the Sand People (that one). By some of the key scenes of Hayden Christensen (played the older Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. Anakin is a recently-knighted Jedi and hero of the Clone Wars). Hayden Christensen was too young for the role and was very unconvincing in his journey towards 'evil', In My Strong Opinion!! You'd think 'evil' would not be hard to portray in film. Just think "B@STARD", and you no longer give a F*CK about anything, and you're golden. He did a really P1SS POOR job with the conveying of a journey towards becoming 'evil'. He was a lousy choice in an actor and was unconvincing to me, in the role; and unsuited to play the part. If anyone remembers the film: Van Helsing 2004 Hugh Jackman's film with the Vampire villain played by Richard Roxburgh as Count Vladislaus Dracula, Roxhurgh could have played the part rather convincingly (B@STARD!!), lol. But, Christensen, it's as if he hadn't enough life experience (I mean in general terms) to convey certain emotions; I recall that impression in my head as watching the story unfold. Not sure if anyone had a similar impression of his role in the movie on Video (or not).

 

I agree with you. He was a poor choice for the role. There is no "evil" coming from him, no experience. He just seems like an annoying little kid throwing a temper tantrum because he didn't get his ice cream.

Only the fanboys are the ones who love this series, but if you watch television enough (The Big Bang Theory) you'll know that not only are other people annoyed at the poor acting, writing and over all production of the trilogy, but society as a whole is forgetful of the trilogy because it really does suck.

In the RedLetter review he asks several people to describe the characters in Star Wars (IV, V, VI). They do so using very descriptive words because those characters were extremely colorful and emotional.

Then he asks, describe the characters from (I, II, III) and.... <crickets> nothing. They can't think of any thing an one girl doesn't even remember the other character of Liam Neeson. Not that Liam Neeson is a bad actor, he's not, but he was directed to be a one dimensional, emotionless character.

 

 

 

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Here look at

Here look at this...

http://vimeo.com/31136202

I know this isn't a complete fix to the crappy movie Lucas put out... but the editing is much, much better. A lot of the crap was just chopped out and removed to speed up the movie.

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Got to watch it .. Thanks !! :)

digitalbeachbum wrote:

Here look at this...

http://vimeo.com/31136202

   Thanks! 

  That was so nice of you . .  appreciate the link

  Credits for the editing go out to  a Paul Martin Smith ;; Ben Burtt  ;; and mainly Jack Marshall in his: Phantom Edit (the edited down version of the Lucas's : Phantom Menace) Hey, Finally. Saw the Phantom Menace, know it was the only one I ever missed.

 ..solemnly promised (See: Pic).

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danatemporary wrote:  

danatemporary wrote:
   Thanks! 

  That was so nice of you . .  appreciate the link

  Credits for the editing go out to  a Paul Martin Smith ;; Ben Burtt  ;; and mainly Jack Marshall in his: Phantom Edit (the edited down version of the Lucas's : Phantom Menace) Hey, Finally. Saw the Phantom Menace, know it was the only one I ever missed.

 ..solemnly promised (See: Pic).

There was, is, this big stink about The Phantom Edit, well if you are interested in me posting the info.

Seems some people didn't like it and thought it took away from the directors story.. but they're on crack.

Later the company softened their stance because of the support the editor was getting from fans.

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There wasn't much of

There wasn't much of anything in the films that didn't have a purpose. Those who know nothing of Star Wars aren't going to get much out of them. Oh well. Those who know Star Wars were infinitely more rewarded as a result.

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