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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #240 on: April 23, 2015, 11:43:34 PM »
The opening to TPM was also great.  They are trying to gas us?  Time to fuck shit up. 
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« Reply #241 on: April 23, 2015, 11:45:42 PM »


I subscribe to the opinion expressed in the Plinkett review that this fight is so meticulously choreographed that it's actually less exciting for it.
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« Reply #242 on: April 23, 2015, 11:48:13 PM »
Real talk: I love podracing. Sebulba is mai husbando. :uguu

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« Reply #243 on: April 23, 2015, 11:51:05 PM »
Better be talking about this, especially since you didn't make a thread for Lenin's birthday:

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« Reply #244 on: April 24, 2015, 03:15:37 AM »
Real talk: I love podracing. Sebulba is mai husbando. :uguu

I was disappointed when it didn't spawn a "Tales from the Boonta Eve Podrace".



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« Reply #245 on: April 24, 2015, 01:20:58 PM »
Still could never get over the fact that Anakin built his mom, a slave, a walking google translator. How about a fukin dishwasher? :neogaf
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« Reply #246 on: April 24, 2015, 01:47:43 PM »
Real talk: I love podracing. Sebulba is mai husbando. :uguu

I was disappointed when it didn't spawn a "Tales from the Boonta Eve Podrace".

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« Reply #247 on: April 24, 2015, 02:00:25 PM »
Still could never get over the fact that Anakin built his mom, a slave, a walking google translator. How about a fukin dishwasher? :neogaf

Anakin being C3PO's creator never made a bit of sense.
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« Reply #248 on: April 24, 2015, 02:04:50 PM »
I like it for making the robots seem like assholes by never mentioning any of it to Luke. 

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« Reply #249 on: April 24, 2015, 02:16:34 PM »
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Better be talking about this, especially since you didn't make a thread for Lenin's birthday:
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« Reply #250 on: April 24, 2015, 02:19:05 PM »
Better be talking about this, especially since you didn't make a thread for Lenin's birthday:
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« Reply #251 on: April 25, 2015, 11:21:11 AM »
Looks like Rogue One is going to about the rebel spies who stole the Death Star plans.
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« Reply #252 on: April 25, 2015, 11:25:14 AM »
Still could never get over the fact that Anakin built his mom, a slave, a walking google translator. How about a fukin dishwasher? :neogaf

Anakin being C3PO's creator never made a bit of sense.
Also highlights how small Lucas kept making the world in order to capitalize on existing characters. Storm troopers? They're all clones of Boba Fett's dad!
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« Reply #253 on: April 25, 2015, 01:41:09 PM »
Looks like Rogue One is going to about the rebel spies who stole the Death Star plans.

Spoilers: many Bothans die.

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« Reply #254 on: April 25, 2015, 02:01:04 PM »
I like it for making the robots seem like assholes by never mentioning any of it to Luke. 

Pretty sure they get their memories wiped at some point. 
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« Reply #255 on: April 26, 2015, 04:14:09 AM »
I like it for making the robots seem like assholes by never mentioning any of it to Luke. 

Pretty sure they get their memories wiped at some point.

That was stated a few places in interviews, but never in the movies.

Pretty sure See-Threepio is just an asshole.

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« Reply #256 on: April 26, 2015, 08:15:28 PM »
It was explicitly stated in the movies that Bail Organa had Threepio's memory wiped. 
Oh, shit, you’re right. I remember it now from Ep. III, when they’re expositioning like mad to get the twins away and safe. Man, that was goofy and awkward.

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« Reply #257 on: May 06, 2015, 12:02:11 AM »

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« Reply #258 on: May 12, 2015, 06:50:51 PM »
Not sure if this belongs here or the clickhole thread
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/12/opinions/star-wars-isis-islam/index.html

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« Reply #259 on: May 12, 2015, 07:07:32 PM »
http://www.cracked.com/article_22320_6-weird-ways-star-wars-had-us-rooting-psychopaths.html

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And if you've seen the movie, you know Anakin's "mindful" move is to hide in the cockpit of a working starfighter and immediately bumble into the war. Which seems like a great time to remind you: If you ate a pound of shredded newspaper, your shit would write a better movie than The Phantom Menace.

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« Reply #260 on: May 12, 2015, 07:12:02 PM »
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« Reply #261 on: May 15, 2015, 02:40:17 AM »
Seriously, GOD DAMN I dislike the prequels.

So happy George is no longer involved with the series. Someone needed to call Childhood Protective Services years ago.

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« Reply #263 on: July 11, 2015, 05:21:27 AM »
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« Reply #264 on: July 11, 2015, 07:56:53 AM »
So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

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« Reply #265 on: July 11, 2015, 10:18:10 AM »
So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

I think it's super awesome. I am not even lying. Watching any part of the prequels and seeing how much of it is just copious, unnecessary green screen garbage, it's just frustrating to see how far George let himself fall from what worked in the original movies. These things are going to be a nostalgia-fest, and I guess I'm OK with that for Star Wars.

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« Reply #266 on: July 11, 2015, 10:45:12 AM »
So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

I think it's super awesome. I am not even lying. Watching any part of the prequels and seeing how much of it is just copious, unnecessary green screen garbage, it's just frustrating to see how far George let himself fall from what worked in the original movies. These things are going to be a nostalgia-fest, and I guess I'm OK with that for Star Wars.
I wasn't huge into star wars as a kid but one thing I did like about it is how worn-in and grimy a lot of the settings were. even spaceships felt lived-in. that was completely lacking from the hyper-polish of the prequels.
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« Reply #268 on: July 11, 2015, 11:29:35 AM »
So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

I think it's super awesome. I am not even lying. Watching any part of the prequels and seeing how much of it is just copious, unnecessary green screen garbage, it's just frustrating to see how far George let himself fall from what worked in the original movies. These things are going to be a nostalgia-fest, and I guess I'm OK with that for Star Wars.
I wasn't huge into star wars as a kid but one thing I did like about it is how worn-in and grimy a lot of the settings were. even spaceships felt lived-in. that was completely lacking from the hyper-polish of the prequels.

George said that was because the republic was in good shape back then and everything was colorful and new.

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« Reply #269 on: July 11, 2015, 11:41:03 AM »
More practical effects wouldn't have saved the PT, of course, but it reflected an overall approach to making those movies that completely sank them: Lucas's overwhelming belief that any and all problems could be fixed in post with another layer of CG.
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« Reply #270 on: July 11, 2015, 11:48:37 AM »
I started watched the Clone Wars tv series after having never watched it before. It's not bad and its more enjoyable than the prequels but watching it, its still has to labour under all the fucked up things the prequels get wrong.

It's just everything. Everything is wrong with what George did. I don't have any illusions that abrams will make anything as good as the original films but its literally impossible for him to make anything as misguided as the prequels.   

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« Reply #271 on: July 11, 2015, 01:18:23 PM »
Agreed. The film could be average, it could be good, who knows. But there's no way it can be worse than the prequels.

I love the practical effects. That's the type of "fan service" I can cosign. The beauty of films like Alien, Star Wars, etc was the sense of wonder and amazement at the...well, art. Even as a kid I'd watch the documentaries and behind-the-scenes for those films, and it really opened my mind creatively and was part of the reason I got into drawing, arts and crafts, etc. Whereas nearly everything in the prequels and most films today is CGI. Yes creating stuff on a computer is interesting, but it's also a studio crutch to me. Time and money wise it's basically a studio throwing some dough at an (underpaid) company to create something that almost never looks that much different or better from the hundreds of other CGI filled films that come out each year.

This Star Wars looks fresh. Those behind the scenes pics look beautiful, the trailer was great, etc. Even if it's not a good film it's going to be great seeing a well crafted world brought to life.
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« Reply #272 on: July 11, 2015, 03:16:44 PM »
Pleeeeease let the one-two punch of this and Fury Road push Hollywood toward relying less on CG. Pleeeease.
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« Reply #273 on: July 11, 2015, 03:43:27 PM »
Incidentally, if you watch ANH and ESB back to back, the visual upgrades in Empire are mind-blowing. Everything looks 1000% better.

It's a really big leap forward in just 3 years, which is pretty incredible considering that ILM was doing things in 77 that nobody else had even come closer to before. An even more striking difference between two thematically similar scenes is the Battle of Yavin from A New Hope and the Battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi. Six years of experience and technological improvement [and a much bigger budget] made quite a difference.
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« Reply #274 on: July 11, 2015, 04:06:35 PM »
Is there any way to watch a blu ray of the originals without the extra cg crap?

So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

I think it's super awesome. I am not even lying. Watching any part of the prequels and seeing how much of it is just copious, unnecessary green screen garbage, it's just frustrating to see how far George let himself fall from what worked in the original movies. These things are going to be a nostalgia-fest, and I guess I'm OK with that for Star Wars.
I wasn't huge into star wars as a kid but one thing I did like about it is how worn-in and grimy a lot of the settings were. even spaceships felt lived-in. that was completely lacking from the hyper-polish of the prequels.

George said that was because the republic was in good shape back then and everything was colorful and new.

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« Reply #275 on: July 11, 2015, 04:10:27 PM »
oh i don't mean to say practical effects would have saved the prequels, but the overindulgent smoothed out CG everyfuckingwhere contributed to a sterility in the film that made it boring. plus you know, people fake walking on moving platforms.
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« Reply #276 on: July 11, 2015, 04:11:39 PM »


That got me pretty hyped, I'm not gonna fucking lie. Looks way more like Star Wars than Abrams Trek movies looked like Trek.
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« Reply #277 on: July 11, 2015, 04:12:34 PM »


That got me pretty hyped, I'm not gonna fucking lie. Looks way more like Star Wars than Abrams Trek movies looked like Trek.

That's because Abram's Trek movies looked like Star Wars.
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« Reply #278 on: July 11, 2015, 04:21:46 PM »
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« Reply #279 on: July 11, 2015, 04:38:47 PM »
I've never been much of a Star Wars stan, but I'm excited for this.  A big part of that is that I really like both Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver and this will be a huge springboard for both of them.  I also really like the emphasis on craftsmanship which will hopefully influence the production of other films in the future.  The script might just be competent instead of truly great, Abrams and Kasden both have a pretty mixed output, but at least Kurtzman and Orci aren't getting their hands on it.  I'm sure the set-pieces will be stunning.   

The only thing I haven't liked so far is bringing back Harrison Ford because fuck Harrison Ford. 

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« Reply #280 on: July 11, 2015, 04:59:47 PM »
None of the stuff JJ has done is great. Most of it is in the "solid" genre work category. So that's what I'm expecting.

It would be almost impossible to make a great star wars film in this day and age. Partly because Star Wars means different things to so many people that trying to squeeze all that in and satisfy everybody is going to make for a disjointed experience.

This is old man me creeping in also but I just think what satisfies most blockbuster audiences nowadays is not the same thing that thrills me. There are exceptions. I thought Guardians of Galaxy did an amazing job feeling like an old school movie but still being a modern thing. So there's always hope. But I just feel like Star Wars has so many cooks in the kitchen, its going to be a harder thing to do with that franchise.

I think its probably easier to make something good in the Star Wars universe where its a side thing or project so everybody's eye isn't on it, and you can actually do something different and interesting. Obviously all speculation. I would be really happy if the movie turns out great.

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« Reply #281 on: July 12, 2015, 10:58:59 AM »
So fucked up how they have to be like "hey guys look practical fx! Live sets!"

I think it's super awesome. I am not even lying. Watching any part of the prequels and seeing how much of it is just copious, unnecessary green screen garbage, it's just frustrating to see how far George let himself fall from what worked in the original movies. These things are going to be a nostalgia-fest, and I guess I'm OK with that for Star Wars.
I wasn't huge into star wars as a kid but one thing I did like about it is how worn-in and grimy a lot of the settings were. even spaceships felt lived-in. that was completely lacking from the hyper-polish of the prequels.

George said that was because the republic was in good shape back then and everything was colorful and new.

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Georgie Lucas can say whatever he wants; he's lying. He lucked into something great, and was smart enough to get Kasdan to help with Empire, but then fumbled that relationship prior to Return, and it shows.

He replaced classic swashbuckler sword fighting for wuxia style sword fighting because he thought it looked cool.

He retconned Obi-Wan's Tatooine robes into the standard Jedi outfit, which means Obi-Wan was wearing his uniform while "hiding" on Tatooine. This is akin to Nazis in Brazil parading around in their SS uniforms, despite claiming to not be Nazis.

He clearly shot random reaction shots from various actors and cut them in wherever he needed to show responses; he hates actors and would love to do everything without them.

None of the stuff JJ has done is great. Most of it is in the "solid" genre work category. So that's what I'm expecting.
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« Reply #282 on: July 12, 2015, 12:23:36 PM »
Am I the only person who really liked MI: 3 ?

Nah, it was pretty good. Ghost Protocol was better, though.
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« Reply #284 on: August 12, 2015, 11:06:34 AM »
That's a really shitty cut job :lol
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« Reply #286 on: August 13, 2015, 11:58:41 AM »
And this one is missing half her head.  Common dude, step it up.
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« Reply #287 on: August 13, 2015, 12:04:57 PM »
And this one is missing half her head.  Common dude, step it up.

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« Reply #289 on: August 13, 2015, 07:03:20 PM »
Is the whole Jedis wearing Tatooine robes for no reason thing too iconic at this point to retcon?
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« Reply #290 on: August 13, 2015, 07:04:27 PM »
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« Reply #291 on: August 13, 2015, 07:21:07 PM »
What?  2 is much better than 1.  1 is shit. 
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« Reply #292 on: August 13, 2015, 08:28:06 PM »
Never seen a single MI movie.
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« Reply #293 on: August 15, 2015, 09:29:08 PM »
Rogue One cast picture:

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« Reply #294 on: August 15, 2015, 09:42:17 PM »
Probably be better than Star Wars 7.
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« Reply #295 on: August 15, 2015, 09:51:34 PM »
Another black jedi

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« Reply #296 on: August 16, 2015, 01:03:34 AM »
Hopefully this black Jedi can do what Mace Windu couldn't, and actually lay down some vengeance upon Sith.

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« Reply #297 on: August 16, 2015, 01:08:18 AM »
Never seen a single MI movie.

The first film is somewhat of a small classic (despite what other posters might think, apparently) and probaby the only film in the franchise to have a somewhat elegant look thanks to De Palma.
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« Reply #298 on: August 16, 2015, 04:50:55 AM »
Never seen a single MI movie.

The first film is somewhat of a small classic (despite what other posters might think, apparently) and probaby the only film in the franchise to have a somewhat elegant look thanks to De Palma.

First film definitely a classic. De Palma does a lot throughout it to subvert the genre tropes ( first 20 minutes being almost a horror film as the kinda cast you'd expect this film to have gets slaughtered, an almost entirely silent high tension heist etc).

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« Reply #299 on: August 16, 2015, 11:25:01 AM »
MI: I is one of those perfect blockbusters IMO. Just about everything it tries - from the heist to the suspense to the amazing intro - works. It suffers from that cheesy 90s failure to make anything relating to computers seem believable (the Job stuff was just lol worthy) but outside of that it's dope.

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