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Star Wars Episode III who wants to see this movie?

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by tonyp56, May 16, 2005.

Do You Want To See Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

  1. Yes, and I am a fan of Star Wars

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  2. No, and I am a fan of Star Wars

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  3. Yes, and I am not a fan of Star Wars

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  4. No, and I am not a fan of Star Wars

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  1. BobMurdoch

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    Ditto. Too much boring politics and not enough action in the first two. I really hated the fact that.... oops.... Anakin blows up the reactor by accident..... Please. Pod Race cool. Midicloridians (or whatever the spelling is).... uncool... Darth Maul ... Ultra Cool.... Jar Jar.... Ultra Uncool.

    Clones was just kind of blah for me. Most was forgettable except for the Yoda fight, which was fun, but stretched credibility to the limit.....

    Base on the plot synopsis I've seen for the new film though, I am VERY enthusiastic. Hey, Time quoted Kevin Smith as saying it would get the fanboys back from the Dark Side of Star Wars hatin', so I am real hopeful.... Already have my tix, my 11 year old son and I are going tomorrow night at 8:10. (He hasn't had a sick day in 2005, so he will play hooky on friday with his grandmother who is coming to visit, so the late hour isn't a problem......)
     
  2. zman977

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    My wife and I were going to go the the Midnight showing but she came down with a sinus infection on Monday so we're going on Saturday or maybe tomorrow to the nine fifteen showing if I can squeeze out of work early. I actually enjoyed episodes I and II. The politics did not bother me. you can actually find out the whole star wars story even past Return of the Jedi at
    actually.starwars.com Some good reading.
     
  3. Danny R

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    Just got back from the midnight screening. The fans were out in force, and I have a bunch of photos of some pretty cool costumes. Will try and get them up sometime tommorrow.
     
  4. BobMurdoch

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    Forget the costumes.

    Better than you expected, worse, or just blah?

    No plot details, but just a general feeling. Best of the prequels?
     
  5. Danny R

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    I really liked it. Definitely the best of the prequels. I think I consider it the 2nd best movie of the entire series, behind Empire which is my favorite, and just before the original film.

    Its not a perfect movie, but I think none of the series are. Lucas just doesn't know how to write good dialog, and I grimaced during all the scenes with Padme.

    The special effects and action are excellent though. And as far as plot, this one held together much better than the previous two films. My favortie scene was when "Order 66" was executed (yup, that spoiled you. ;)

    I'm still not certain I buy the sudden transformation of Anakin into Vader and the sudden depths to the dark side that he jumped, but they did at least give a better reason than what I was fearing (that he was just a whinny brat).
     
  6. invaliduser88

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    Just got out. The transformation was a little rushed.

    As for Anakin's demise, all I've got to say is "OUCH!"
     
  7. Jason Kragt

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    Wookie hooky?
     
  8. Bardman

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    Just left the theater from a session of "Wookie Hookie" with my 7 year old son.

    for those worried about the PG-13 rating: If your child handled the spider man movies, then they can handle this. While it was very violent, there is not any real "gore" (although Anakin's demise comes very close). Walking out, I asked my son if it was scary, and he replied "just that one part" (end of Anakin-Obi Wan fight). He didn't even notice the other areas that theforce.net predicted were the other reasons for PG-13.

    That said, I will agree that this is the best of the Prequels, and I will have to also say probably the second best overall (behind TESB). The movie moved quite fast and there were many things that were connected to the original trilogy (not just ANH, but ROTJ too). I would say that watching this really solidifies that this story truly has 6 parts and that the main character of the series is truly Anakin Skywalker.

    Best Death scene: Mace Windu
    Best Battle scene: Opening scene
    Best Quote: Obi Wan "So uncivilized" (or something like that)
    Best Suprise:
    R2D2's scrappiness and the fact that they didn't wipe his memory
     
  9. invaliduser88

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    Pirated copies are already available via bittorrent. But, I'm not touching it with a 1.5 MB Internet connection!
     
  10. mainedish

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    I got an email from a friend who went to see it at a advance showing. He hated it. Oh well. I will see it anyway. He said it was not much better then the last two.
     
  11. BobMurdoch

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    He couldn't be more wrong. Like Danny R said, it is the second best of the series after "Empire". It is 150 minutes long, yet it FLEW by. The visuals are breathtaking (Mace Windo vs. Palpatine..... light saber blade smashes through window, force lightning attack, wind blowing, WOW it was intense)

    Also, like Danny R said (actually I agreed with everything he said), the Anakin/Padme conversation scenes are awful (except for the final one after he turned to the dark side, which was good). I would have liked to see a little more time spent on Anakin's decision to switch teams, but otherwise it was a solid film for me.

    I also thought the film was less scary than I expected as most of the real nasty violence is implied rather than seen (Thank God, when "younglings" are involved). Anakin doing his imitation of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail was much more bloodless than I expected (only his impression of a campfire marshmellow was what I consider "too intense" for the kiddies).

    Only the hardest of hardcore fanboys will hate this one. The rest of us will have a great time, although the downer ending may diminish the enthusiasm for some of the casual fans
     
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    Wouldn't have been funny if Obiwan had said afterwards, "What are you going to do? Bleed on me?" :goofygrin
     
  13. BobMurdoch

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    All we needed was a killer bunny. No wait.... that was the baby wookies....
     
  14. invaliduser88

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    ...and General Grievious with an outageous French accent!


    hmmmm....Republic ships fireing livestock at the Separatists ships....:p
     
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    Saw it, loved it, can't wait to go again.
     
  17. mainedish

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    Saw it last night. Not very good. The last half hour was ok but the acting, the script and the dialog were just awful . I talked to a few people in my age group and they said about what I said. The younger audience liked it because they don't care about the story. They just want eye candy. Looking back now I wonder if Lucas really needed to make these at all. You really can't compare the original to this movie. All of the prequels were nothing more then special effect video games. I didn't like Phantom or clones either.

    I understand Lucas said these movies were for the younger audience. Did he say that about the Original Series? When I went to the 1977 Star Wars I saw different age groups at the film and everyone loved it. This can't be said of the last 3 movies. Lucas lacks the skills to direct and the acting showed it. He also can't seem to tell the story .
     
  18. DonLandis

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    First things first. I am reviewing I and II now. Then I will go to the theater and see III. Then return home and watch the remaining three episodes in order from DVD. I guess that makes me a StarWars Fan but I am still learning the story so I am not a Star Wars Fanatic. I do have all the DVD's to date. :)
     
  19. BobMurdoch

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    Ha ha. I'm doing the same thing with my 11 year old son and his best friend this weekend. I couldn't wait though, so I saw Chapter 3 when it came out, but I'll do the marathon this weekend to see how the prequels changed the orginal trilogy for me......
     
  20. DonLandis

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    Bob- I just came from the theater. Had to see it today because the work load allowed me to do it.
    My views were posted in the other thread here:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=42228

    I think anyone who sees this movie without first reviewing 1 and 2 will not get the best enjoyment out of it. I'm ready now to watch IV later tonight.

    BTW- I picked up fresh copies of all 5 episodes at Sams Club on sale. I had the original DVD but those were purchased as USED sale and the quality wasn't as good as this new remastered collection I just bought. That coupled with a new DVD player that upconverts to HDTV format makes the clarity and on this new set even better.
    Warning- If you go to buy these sets, make sure you get the "widescreen" version. They have both on the shelves and the cropped(aka FULL) version may disappoint those with real home theaters.
     

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