Star Wars the Phantom Menace in 3D

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  1. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    We're about a fortnight away from this being released.

    What do people think?

    I'm going to use this link as a prompt:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T69ftWNg97U

    IMO Picture-wise, it looks great: voice over dialogue, oh dear....

    Does this confirm people's fears or make it worth watching (possibly again.)?

    Mark
     
  2. saintjon

    saintjon Illustrious Gambler

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    Never been thrilled with 3d and I'm surprised Lucas is willing to remind people about Episode 1 at all. I love that there's a Star Wars movie where Liam Neeson is a jedi master but man there are some real issues in that flick.
     
  3. CarlAlves

    CarlAlves Carl Alves

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    I'm looking forward to taking my seven year old son Max to see it. He's watched all of the Star Wars movies except Revenge of the Sith. It should be pretty cool.
    Carl Alves
     
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    Count me in only if Lucas has edited the film so that it is now just two straight hours of Darth Maul light saber duels.
     
  5. Corporal Blues

    Corporal Blues I like to rock the party

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    Agreed, that movie had waaay too much Jar Jar and pod racing.
     
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    saintjon Illustrious Gambler

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    I didn't mind the pod-racing actually.
     
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    kahnovitch Kiss my axe!

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    Ditto. Apart from Darth Maul it was the *comic book guy voice* "Worse Star Wars movie EVER!"

    I'm sure we've all wanted to reach into the screen and wring Jar-Jar's pencil neck, or slap Mannequin Skywalker, or poke Qui Gonn in the eye for his epic fails (worst Jedi Master EVER) but it's still not enough incentive to sit through it again.
     
  8. Daddy Darth

    Daddy Darth Boba Fett Lives

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    I am looking forward to taking my kids to see it on the big screen - in 3D no less! Yes, even with Jar Jar. Thing is my kids think he's great so what can you do. I am jazzed to see the OT with them the most though. Too bad we have to wait.
     
  9. FuzionFilmz

    FuzionFilmz Registered User

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    My real question is, how many different versions of these films do we need?
     
  10. PeteMC

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    I still don't understand why we need 3D films at all to be honest, never mind another remake of this one which was, to be blunt, utter shite the first time round anyway. Ah well, I suppose the kids like it.
     
  11. James Carmack

    James Carmack Jo'ou-sama no Shimobe

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    I'm a bit of a rarity among some corners in the fandom in that I actually stuck with Lucas through the prequels, but the more he fiddles with the flicks, the less I can bring myself to care. I don't froth and foam like some. I simply treasure the theatrical cut DVDs of the Original Trilogy I have and call it good.

    They're going big on the promotion over here in Japan. The 7-11s have got Phantom Menace stuff everywhere.

    Who here saw the news post where Lucas claimed Han never shot first? It was just bad editing. (It was like he didn't think the apostasized fans were frothy enough or something.)
     
  12. FuzionFilmz

    FuzionFilmz Registered User

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    I agree, my set of original DVDs, from the original cut of the films makes me happy
     
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    You're surprised? Lucas sold his soul to the money gods long ago. He'd probably release a black and white, silent film version if he thought he could make a few mil off of it.

    3d movie trend = horrible
    ep 1 = horrible

    so, no, not going to see this one :p
     
  14. FuzionFilmz

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    It is such a shame he showed such promise with Star Wars (4?).
    Money can be such a devil in hollywood
     
  15. Siberian

    Siberian Too many books to read...

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    Even though I actually like the prequels (it's easy on DVD as you can skip through some embarrassing moments), the thought of watching Jar-Jar in 3D just makes me sick...
     
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    Jar-jar in 3D, very strange. Has there been any talk about the post Retun of the Jedi trilogy?
     
  17. Bob Gray

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    I actually loved this movie and the other two prequels. Jar Jar was a bit annoying but it wasn't enough for me to not like the rest of the movie.
     
  18. James Carmack

    James Carmack Jo'ou-sama no Shimobe

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    This article is a bit old but here: http://techland.time.com/2010/10/25/new-star-wars-movies-dont-hold-your-breath/

    I read a more recent article that Lucas is refusing to make any more specifically because of fan backlash over the prequels.

    http://web.test.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/01/17/Petulant-George-Lucas-Blames-End-of-Star-Wars-Film-Franchise-on-Fans

    So if you really like the direction Lucas has been going with the franchise since '97, you're going to have to learn to live with disappointment (much like those of us who haven't been the keenest on what Lucas has been doing with the franchise since '97).
     
  19. James Carmack

    James Carmack Jo'ou-sama no Shimobe

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    If you ask me, it was less about money and more about fame. When Lucas was an impoverished indie director back when he made the Original Trilogy, people from top to bottom were questioning him and challenging him the whole way. By the time the Prequel Trilogy came around, Lucas had become so gigantic that there weren't as many people questioning him anymore (and those who were were probably shown the door to make room for more flatterers and yes-men).

    Watch "Empire of Dreams" sometime and see Mark Hamill's screen test. He struggles with the clunky dialog as it's written and eventually just pitches it to adlib the scene and give a far more natural delivery. It's stuff like that that can make all the difference. Also consider Harrison Ford's blunt criticism of the original script: "You can type this s***, but you can't say it." You try telling me any of the prequel cast could've (or would've) talked like that to Lucas' face. (Liam Neeson, maybe, but he's about it.)

    And as we see from the above, Lucas has become more thin-skinned as of late and if he was holding the pursestrings then he really didn't have any reason to do things any different than he had. Well, he'd probably like to toss in more CG and ridiculous dance numbers, but I'm sure he's got people working on that as we speak.
     
  20. Hobbit

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    Well, there's the TV series in 2013? :)

    The recent Red Tails script shows (again) that Lucas does the SFX well, and the script badly. American Graffiti is pretty good, actually.

    It is often said that Empire works better because Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan refined Lucas' ideas, and possibly because Lucas wasn't directing!

    And there is a point that when given free rein, we get Ewoks and Jar Jar Binks... not to mention Midichlorians.

    But when it boils down to it, it is, for good or worse, his vision, even if we dislike it personally.

    Mark