Star Wars Prequels

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JustLikeHeaven
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Re: Star Wars Prequels

Postby JustLikeHeaven » August 23rd, 2020, 10:23 pm

Nope. The Prequels are terrible examples of filmmaking. Just dreadful acting, nonsensical plots, boring characters, uneven tone, all marred by CG that looked like trash when the movies came out. They're spectacles that take themselves too seriously and tell a story that was better left untold. Lucas was more interested in selling toys and cramming every scene with as many digital effects as he could stomach.

The new films varied in quality and would have been better if they had a unifying vision from the word, "go". Instead, they tried to just figure out on the fly where they were going with each new movie.

The Force Awakens is a meta Star Wars movie that is about Star Wars itself. It was purposely designed to mimic the original film, but instead of pulling inspiration from westerns and samurai films, it draws from... Star Wars. In some ways it might be the best of the new trilogy.

The Last Jedi is a film that purposely deconstructs everything you think and love about Star Wars. It's a daring albeit flawed film. It had big ideas and seemed to gleefully tear apart dumb concepts that have kept the franchise from breaking boundaries and pushing forward. It wasn't content to just retread the same plot lines and story arcs of the past. It's easily the most interesting film of the new trilogy with the most to say.

The Rise of Skywalker is pretty much a mess. The Slippy Toad of the new trilogy. Always getting in it's own way and being more annoying than good. It moves at such a relentless, breakneck pace that you barely have time to unravel every single thing that is being thrown against the wall. Desperately hoping something interesting will stick. There are a few great action scenes, but it's reliance on tired plots and unoriginal revelations was it's ultimate undoing. No doubt the death of Carrie Fisher played a huge role in how scattershot the final product turned out. The Force Awakens focused on Han Solo and the Last Jedi was Luke Skywalker's film. It was clearly intended to have the third film highlight General Leia, but that had to mostly be altered. I think the back-pedaling on the Last Jedi's ideas to play up more fan service nonsense was a giant step in the wrong direction.

Anywho...Star Trek > Star Wars

Space wizards. Laaaazer blasters. Pew Pew Pew! None of these movies can touch StarCrash!

FusekiGames
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Re: Star Wars Prequels

Postby FusekiGames » August 23rd, 2020, 11:42 pm

JustLikeHeaven wrote:Nope. The Prequels are terrible examples of filmmaking. Just dreadful acting, nonsensical plots, boring characters, uneven tone, all marred by CG that looked like trash when the movies came out. They're spectacles that take themselves too seriously and tell a story that was better left untold. Lucas was more interested in selling toys and cramming every scene with as many digital effects as he could stomach.
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Space wizards. Laaaazer blasters. Pew Pew Pew! None of these movies can touch StarCrash!


The Q2 fan edits of the prequels make these movies, at the very least, watchable. I too cannot stomach the original releases of the prequels, but these edits remove most of the cringe-worthy dialog and scenes, remove the battle droids' speech entirely, take R2 and 3PO pretty much out of the entire story (they're there, but in very limited capacity), remove the cloaked Palpatine scenes from Episode 1, and inject a scene from another Portman movie in Episode 3 that changes the ending (I won't give it away). This cuts anywhere from 30-45 minutes out of each film (no deleted scenes were added, except for one in Episode 2), and they're actually somewhat cohesive and watchable now.

Star Crash! I saw that movie at the drive-in during its theatrical release. It's delightfully terrible. Stella Star!

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Re: Star Wars Prequels

Postby Tron » August 30th, 2020, 11:08 pm

Teddybear wrote:Can you watch The Godfather Part III with the same glasses that you had on last night and convince me that it too was a great movie? :lol:


True dat. Just saw that recently too & it suckled big time. Best character Darth Maul dies. Worst characters Anakin & Jar Jar Binks DONT die. Awful lame movies.


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