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Offline jedi2187

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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2006, 11:12:57 AM »
I've seen it plenty of times (including a Midnight showing on opening day back in 1999 where we stood outside in the hot Florida sun for over 12 hours twice, once to buy the tickets, then again on opening day.)  But I think it has been several years since I have seen it.  Like I said, I don't even have it on DVD.

I actually have come to think that Episode 1 isn't even the worst movie of the prequel trilogy.  That would be Episode II : Attack of the Over the Top, Really Bad CGI.

I agree with you on that. Ep. II was a little painful to watch, especially with Hayden's acting. Which I think was done with CGI also.
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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2006, 11:15:32 AM »
I actually have come to think that Episode 1 isn't even the worst movie of the prequel trilogy.  That would be Episode II : Attack of the Over the Top, Really Bad CGI.

I agree with you on that. Ep. II was a little painful to watch, especially with Hayden's acting. Which I think was done with CGI also.


I like to use the old adage: Crap in, Crap out.  It's not like Hayden had Gold to work with...


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2006, 11:39:56 AM »
Really? Ep 2 ranks up with the orginal trilogy in my book. It had just the right amount of SW-Style action, some cool revelations, and Yoda letting loose with a lightsaber. Sure, Hayden was a bit over the top in some scenes, but so was Hamill in Empire Strikes Back.
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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2006, 11:42:32 AM »
Really? Ep 2 ranks up with the orginal trilogy in my book. It had just the right amount of SW-Style action, some cool revelations, and Yoda letting loose with a lightsaber. Sure, Hayden was a bit over the top in some scenes, but so was Hamill in Empire Strikes Back.
Like father, like son. :^)

Or isn't that "Like son, like father"?

But if he's his father, but he's younger than his "son" when he was in the older film but took place after the newer film, then he's older than his father who came after....

Oh no, I've gone crosseyed!   :o


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2006, 11:44:02 AM »
Is it wrong to admit that I don't own any of the Star Wars films on DVD...?

Ebay prices look quite high for Phantom Menance, so I'm not sure if I'll buy or rent this one.


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2006, 11:44:50 AM »
Is it wrong to admit that I don't own any of the Star Wars films on DVD...?


Very wrong!   :'(


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2006, 11:45:49 AM »
Really? Ep 2 ranks up with the orginal trilogy in my book. It had just the right amount of SW-Style action, some cool revelations, and Yoda letting loose with a lightsaber. Sure, Hayden was a bit over the top in some scenes, but so was Hamill in Empire Strikes Back.
Like father, like son. :^)

I just didn't like the nervous hit-on-Padme speech that Anakin gave in the Bachelor pad.

"Hi, I'm Anakin. I'm your density."

"My what???"

"Oh! I mean, your destiny."

"Awww!"
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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2006, 11:49:02 AM »
Yeah, there were the akward love scenes, but then there was the flying-car chase, the tangle with Jango, the nifty-cool-noise-making-space-bomb scene, the first glimmers of the Dark Side in Anakin, the arena battle, Yoda Vs. Dooku, the conveyer belt scene, and so help me, I liked the space diner! :^)


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2006, 11:51:38 AM »
Yeah, there were the akward love scenes, but then there was the flying-car chase, the tangle with Jango, the nifty-cool-noise-making-space-bomb scene, the first glimmers of the Dark Side in Anakin, the arena battle, Yoda Vs. Dooku, the conveyer belt scene, and so help me, I liked the space diner! :^)

Sounds like you've been drinking too much Jawa juice!!   :)


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2006, 11:51:55 AM »
My fave? Obi-Wan vs. Jango in the asteroid field.

"It's on! It's on like Donkey Kong!"
-Boba Fett
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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2006, 11:52:47 AM »
(I'd just like to take a moment to mention that this geek-out is happening on 2 different threads, and if we had a board just for discussing this movie, already, the conversation could be more focused and stuff. :^))

I just think people jaded themselves a bit too much when it comes to the prequels. There's a lot of good stuff in there. :^)


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2006, 11:56:33 AM »
No doubt there. I dig the Prequels, but I was born in the 70's, so I'm all about the Old School? Trilogy.
Bring on the Ewoks!
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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2006, 11:57:06 AM »
(I'd just like to take a moment to mention that this geek-out is happening on 2 different threads, and if we had a board just for discussing this movie, already, the conversation could be more focused and stuff. :^))

Good point.  So I'll copy my last comment over to this thread.   ;D

Well I can tell you that the Dallas/Ft. Worth Star Wars community I'm in is all for the idea!

Even though there are a few Jar Jar fans in the group, they still like Rifftrax. So far the response to Rifftrax has been overwhelmingly good, and the buzz is already very high for the Episode 1 Riff.

As hardcore Star Wars fans, we agree that Ep. 1 is the weakest of the series(followed very closely by Ep. 2!), and we can take a joke! For the most part...  ;)


Just in case you're wondering why Ep. 2 is slightly better than Ep. 1, it's 'cause Yoda threw down BIG-TIME!!! Plus, Jar Jar's screen time shrunk drastically.  ;D

Not wanting to geek out about Star Wars here but, Yoda should not have shown his light saber until the Ep. III fight with Palpatine.  It would have made their fight a thousand times better if that were the first time we saw Yoda in a fight.  Of course, I also think there should have only been one prequel movie with the events of Ep. III being the focal point   In fact, I think that if Ep. I and II didn't exist at all, and it was just Episode III you would not have all this hatred of Lucas for "ruining" Star Wars.

Don't get me wrong, each film has their good points and their bad points.

Here's how I'd rate all six films from best to worst:
Empire
A New Hope
Revenge Of The Sith
Return Of The Jedi
Phantom Menace
Attack Of The Clones


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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2006, 12:01:03 PM »
And I think the mods should go ahead and create a Phantom Menace discussion board and move this thread over to there.  Or at least move this thread when they do open the discussion board.



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Re: THE PHANTOM MENACE - YES!!
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2006, 12:01:38 PM »
Ooh. A prequel in the top three. :^) Let's see if I can be as honest with myself...

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: Phantom Menace

I know it just seems WRONG  to put the first so low on the list, but keep in mind that I like them all a WHOLE LOT, so it's like picking favorite ice cream flavors. It's not that you don't LIKE Rocky Road, but Phish Food has so much more to offer. :^)