|05-18-2009, 07:51 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Though I have no love for EP I, Episodes II and II wouldn't have come out if not for it, so I'm thankful for it (even if we did have to get Jar Jar)
|05-18-2009, 07:51 PM||#12|
Join Date: Oct 2007
i wondered if i was just too old to enjoy it or did it suck.
the prequels just don't have the "feel" the originals had.
but qui-gon was a nice addition to the star wars galaxy,
and mcgregor played obi wan well
|05-18-2009, 07:53 PM||#13|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Land Of Confusion
I enjoyed episode 1. It wasn't as good as any of the original trilogy, but I liked it.
And the lightsaber fight between Darth Maul, Qui Gon and Obi Wan was the best of any of the movies.
I hated Anakin worse than Jar Jar.
|05-18-2009, 08:02 PM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
the reasons the prequels didnt have the same feeling as the originals was mainly that they were too overly saturated with special effects. The past (prequels) looked more futuristic than the present (originals).
The ship designs, although the mirrored aspects of the OG films still looked too high tech with the ones that they were to be replaced with 20-ish years later (movie timeline)
There is a lot of hate and loathing for the prequels but in the end its just a part of the story arc that we all wanted to be privy to.
Love it or Hate it, in the end I am thankful for them b/c in itself it was an experience.
Being a die hard Star Wars fan since basically birth, I was happy to be able to be a part of the fandemonium and see it on the big screen. Gave us all a chance to skip school, work or whatever else and feel like a kid again.
Jar Jar... well yeah I think everyone hated him.. he was just a living joke and I dont think anyone will ever forgive Lucas for him.. but again it was all part of it.
Although they are no OG Trilogy and will never hold the same intrigue to them as their OG counterpart, I enjoy them b/c again they are part of the mythos of SW and its fun to try and watch all 6 in a day!
that lighsaber duel was simply amazing!
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|05-18-2009, 08:08 PM||#15|
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I don't understand why a movie would make people so upset. It means nothing in the grand scheme of things
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|05-18-2009, 08:09 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
I pretend Crystal Skull never even happened.
...and Phantom menace didn't NEED to be told. I hated Anakin... really hated. You could skip episode 1 and still have an amazing Star Wars saga.
|05-18-2009, 08:20 PM||#17|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
TPM was the first time I'd ever stood in line for hours on end to get tickets for a movie that wasn't showing that same day. I have fond memories of waiting for the tickets and of watching the movie with all my friends (We nearly took up a whole row ourselves!)
I knew going into the movie that it wouldn't be as action packed as the original since the Empire didn't exsist yet (sometimes I feel I'm the only one who foresaw this) so I wound up liking it because I wasn't comparing it to the originals. It did lack the feel, I like models over CGI anyday.
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|05-18-2009, 08:22 PM||#18|
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Wow a whole decade has came and went since then, it doesn't seem like that much time. When I was a kid older people always told me time would seem to go faster when I was older. I always just figured they were crazy, but it turns out they were right.
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|05-18-2009, 08:33 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Oh and Episode 1 was very good IMO
|05-18-2009, 08:34 PM||#20|
Join Date: May 2009
Yeah the lightsaber duel was definately the best...even if you left out the Qui-Gon part of the duel and left it between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan...that short burst of lightsaber dueling between those two...well I thought it was breathtaking.
I too was a Star Wars nerd...still am...You didn't catch me waiting over night for the new Star Trek movie, but I sure as heck was waiting for TPM. Although I was very excited for new Star Wars, I immediately found TPM to follow the classic Lucas pattern...dashes of action and special effects wizardry surrounded by tedium and boredom. Lucas can animate a pixel, but not a Portman.
The biggest deal to me was to be in that theater seat when the lights went down, the music started, and that epic crawl began to slide up the screen...I wanted to know what it felt like to be there for some Star Wars that nobody had ever seen before...in a giant room full of people that were all seeing it for the first time.
A New Hope still captures my imagination when I see it, and I like to think that alot of the effects from the original trilogy still hold water even by todays standards...seeing ep 1 like that helped me to empathize with the folks who were there that one day in 1977 when everyone got a look at Star Wars for the first time...if the movie can still captivate an audience some 32 years later, one can only imagine what it must have been like to see it without any prior knowledge of such things beforehand.
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker was, um a poor choice in my humble opinion...he looks too much like a backstreet boy...but it is George Lucas's dream, and not mine, so Hayden it is...Obi Wan Kenobi was cast perfectly, and it was nice to see an older Ian McDiarmid reprising his role as a younger Palpatine.
The only thing I would like to see now before I die is something that happens after Return of the Jedi...you know...dig up Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill...maybe put Carrie Fisher on a diet, and then sit them down to tell stories about the days after the fall of the empire...some sort of flashback type situation...I dunno...
My favorite face off's are in order as follows...
1)Obi Wan Kenobi vs Darth Maul (Naboo)
2)Obi Wan Kenobi vs Jango Fett (Kamino)
3)Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader (Bespin)
4)Luke Skywalker vs Jabba's entire private army (Tattooine)
5)Obi Wan Kenobi vs General Grevious (Some wierd alien planet)
6)Luke Skywalker vs Biker Scout (Endor)
Also I would like to add that I generally like to watch ANYTHING get sliced up by a lightsaber no matter who's holding it. It could be my mom slicing bread with the damn thing, I don't care. The lightsaber to me is just hands down the holy grail of personal weapons.
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