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Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 9:16 am
by VideoGameCritic
So I watched The Phantom Menace last night, and especially after the last two Star Wars films, this is looking better and better. Jake Lloyd is a little young for the role, and Jar Jar's annoying at times, but otherwise this movie is great.

One thing that occurred to me is that since "forward thinking" George Lucas filmed these in digital (1080p I assume) how are they going to be make into 4K? I mean, I guess there are techniques but I doubt these will ever look at good as the original trilogy, ironically enough.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 11:06 am
by Teddybear
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:

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 1:08 pm
by ActRaiser
Here's the review of the 4k transfer.

https://ultrahd.highdefdigest.com/82130/starwarsepisodeithephantommenace4kultrahdbluray.html

It sounds like it's slightly better than the Blu-ray release. They had to re-do some of the digital models including replacing puppet Yoda with a digital copy...interesting...

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Oh it looks like The Phantom Menace was mostly shot on 35mm film, so not a big issue with that. So it would probably be a bigger issue with Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 5:54 pm
by newmodelarmy
VideoGameCritic wrote:So I watched The Phantom Menace last night, and especially after the last two Star Wars films, this is looking better and better. Jake Lloyd is a little young for the role, and Jar Jar's annoying at times, but otherwise this movie is great.

One thing that occurred to me is that since "forward thinking" George Lucas filmed these in digital (1080p I assume) how are they going to be make into 4K? I mean, I guess there are techniques but I doubt these will ever look at good as the original trilogy, ironically enough.


"otherwise the movie is great"...not sure I can agree with you on that one critic. I watched this again for the first time in years a few weeks ago and I could not stomach the terrible acting, bad CGI, dumb plot and the "epic" final battle between robots and frogs. Otherwise it was fantastic.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 7:35 pm
by ThePixelatedGenocide
VideoGameCritic wrote: otherwise this movie is great.


Less a movie, and more a collection of action scenes to accompany the best soundtrack in the series.

Otherwise, I've got to nod my head and pretend the Jedi were too stupid and amoral to figure out that leaving Anakin's mom to rot away in slavery might cause darkside issues.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 20th, 2020, 8:32 pm
by VideoGameCritic
newmodelarmy wrote:"otherwise the movie is great"...not sure I can agree with you on that one critic. I watched this again for the first time in years a few weeks ago and I could not stomach the terrible acting, bad CGI, dumb plot and the "epic" final battle between robots and frogs. Otherwise it was fantastic.


This is hilarious! Especially the robots and frogs comment. I never thought of it that way. LOL

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 21st, 2020, 1:16 am
by DrLitch
VideoGameCritic wrote:So I watched The Phantom Menace last night, and especially after the last two Star Wars films, this is looking better and better. Jake Lloyd is a little young for the role, and Jar Jar's annoying at times, but otherwise this movie is great.


Darth Maul was an excellent and menacing character and Qui Gon was a good jedi. Both getting bumped off made me sad.

When you roll Attack of the Clones be sure to fast forward the romance scenes. You will be thankful you did.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 21st, 2020, 9:21 am
by astrodomekid
As someone who always had a soft spot for the prequels (especially Phantom Menace), I'm glad to finally see a little more affection for these films. And to be honest, I don't think the newer films are that bad either. Granted they're certainly not masterpieces, but at least they're not the animated Clone Wars movie from 2008. That one was the worst IMO, and I'm amazed that people don't seem to remember how bad it was.

Re: Star Wars Prequels

Posted: July 21st, 2020, 10:11 am
by VideoGameCritic
DrLitch wrote:Darth Maul was an excellent and menacing character and Qui Gon was a good jedi. Both getting bumped off made me sad.

When you roll Attack of the Clones be sure to fast forward the romance scenes. You will be thankful you did.


It cracks me up how Padme keeps playing hard-to-get while wearing progressively more skimpy outfits. In a night scene she's basically dressed like a dominatrix! I was looking for the whip! What's a Jedi to do?!