|08-16-2008, 07:16 PM||#71|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
Ok, I admit, I'm critical about Star Wars, as you all have read earlier here, but I'm also a reformed Star Wars nerd. You know, memorizing ship lengths and weapons compliments type of nerd, but as i got older i started peeling away from all of that. Honestly, i just didn't have time or the pocketbook to keep up. I really enjoy the spirit of star wars and i appreciate it what it did for me as a kid and an adolescent.
As I mentioned, I think Lucas' constantly shifting opinions about his own work is to blame for a lot of peoples confrontation on the issue and there are varying levels of commitment a fan can make to the "property/ universe." I'm very critical of him as a "filmmaker" as opposed to being overly critical of Star Wars itself.
Anywho. I saw Clone Wars today with my son, and i was impressed. The story is obviously for kids and there were some goofy parts. The Droid comedy wasn't as nearly over the top as everyone made it out to be. The battles took up the majority of the film, which i had been given the impression that the film was lacking battles for 2/3rds of it's rather short length.
The relationship between Ashoka and Anakin is going to be great. The nicknames between the two might have been improved, but i could see a heart shining through, and i hold hope that things will get more emotional over time in the show. But i fear, like the prequel films, the emotions will not prevail. The prequel had so much emotional potential.
The artistic aspects of the film were amazing. I'm an artist, so i appreciate unique animated styles and this did not disappoint, but i totally understand why people are put off by it. Every frame looked like a painting. During the close up shots i felt as if i saw brush strokes and the color palettes throughout the film were simply breathtaking.
The possibility for the clones to become honest people are amazing in this show I'm really looking forward to it. The combat was a very nice mix of military and fantasy. It was great. I like how the film didn't pull punches in the way it allowed the clones to be killed. Even though i had seen the clone get snatched up and shot in the chest by the super battle droid, i was taken aback and felt for the poor bastard.I'm hoping the tv really makes me feel for these guys.
Another instance was when Captain Rex whispered something under his breathe at Anakin's order. Oh, man i can't gush over the potential of these stories enough.
My list of gripes were short and relatively simple.
Jedi Cruisers? Why call it that? Why can't they just be cruisers?
Tranvestite Hutts... wow. I thought it was a woman at first, which i was getting into the new orleans voodoo vibe, then Padme called him a "sir" and i was lost.
The CGI walking was a bit clumsy in scenes, but most of the errors are brief. Hopefully they can clean up anything like this as they get better at doing what they do.
The emotional iceberg is showing here, but we never see it's full depth. I want the show to be really emotional. War is a very emotional thing. I have a terrible feeling that whatever happens to Ashoka isn't going to be built up very well and that emotion will be wasted. I want her to mean something very much to Anakin and I want to be devestated, like Anakin when something/ if something happens to her. There is SO MUCH potential in this show.
I just want this show to have some emotional resonance. I want th emotions to be just as epic as the battles. I think that is what the prequels are missing. That's all i want.
Lucas would be in luck if he could CGI emotions.
|08-16-2008, 09:58 PM||#72|
|08-18-2008, 06:11 PM||#73|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
I don't think Star Wars fans HATE Star Wars, they're just not that happy with what's it's become.
This movie was okay, and that's the best I could say about it. It had it's really good parts (the battles ,Ventress) and it's bad (Anakin's padawan was almost unbearable). But the thing that disappoints me the most is the way it was dumbed down for kids. I think people in Hollywood don't get that kids will understand it even if you don't make it kiddie. We as a generation fell in love with a Star Wars that wasn't talking down to us. Empire Strikes Back was downright dark in some places. But this was almost unacceptable.
If I heard that Padawan call Anakin "Sky Guy" or R2-D2 "Artooy" one more time I was gonna retch.
I really was expecting more. But at least now I know what to expect when the series starts up. I'll still watch it for the good and drown out the bad.
But when does Resolute start again?
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Clone Wars Toys Thread||Bernit69||Toys||881||11-07-2011 05:43 PM|
|quick review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars||sharke||Movies DVD Television||72||08-21-2008 01:15 AM|
|Anyone catch Star Wars? Clone Wars||Dark Horse||Movies DVD Television||14||07-29-2008 09:13 AM|
|New Clone Wars Figures||Porkchop Sandwiches||Toys||9||07-26-2008 02:48 PM|
|Personal Grail Piece!|
|IDW Revolution Discussion...|
|Cobra troops serial numbers|
|Who is the Best ME BAT?|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|Quality Control Issues with Latest G.I.Joe Wave|
|Eagle Force returns|
|Custom parts need/have thread|
|Switch Gears by francis2064|
|The 461st Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|Custom Cover Girl|
|Joefan82 Video: 2016 Female Cobra Officer Figure Review|
|Illinois G.I. Joe Sightings|
|G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Toys "R" Us Photo...|
|California (Southern, SoCal) G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Tennessee G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Ohio G.I. Joe Sightings|
|NJCC New Jersey Collectors Con Is Sunday November 13th...|
|POLL: What is the 228th greatest G.I. Joe vehicle or...|
|D&DCUSTOMS 1:12th SCALE 6INCH GI JOE ROADBLOCK|
|Alabama G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Texas (Northern) Sightings|
|Scrage by Vanishing Point|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|2016 Toy Hauls|
|Marvel Universe 3.75" figures|
|Bbi Elite Force figures returning.|
|Transformers Masterpiece Thread V2: A New...|
|Recent B/S/T Threads|
|Dealer Destro's B/S/T|
|Luc20100's Selling 25th 30th ROC RENEGADES POC...|
|devildawgs B/S/T list|
|WANT-2012 Crimson Strike Baroness/2016 NF Scarlett|
|Roland's Buy/Sell List|
|Vintage Joes & Accessories (1982-1993)- 92 figures,...|
|Primeconvoy1's Sale List-GI Joe, TF'S, Zoids...|
|Primeconvoy1's Joe's & Other Items on Ebay|
|Goin' Commando Buy/Sell/Trade List|