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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2006, 09:21:46 PM »
It's still kind of funny how some of the jedi masters fell in seconds, yet you have one of the kid jedis, the one Senator Organa saw get killed, was able to not only to sneak passed Anakin to get outside, but killed a bunch of troopers before being shot. It didn't make sense!

I could be wrong, but i think that was one of Lucas' kids... which might help explain that whole ridiculous scene~

At least he didn't put close ups of his own kids everytime he could like LOTR, damn I hated that. Oh there are his kids, oh there they are again, and there they are again...
I never noticed it, but then, I wasn't actively searching for reasons to hate Jackson.

Lucas, on the other hand, managed to flip me from "This could still be good" to "Gathering evidence to prove how awful it is to my friends" in under 2.7 Gungans.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006, 10:30:12 PM »
It wasn't intentional, I love the films. It's just they are very distinctive, they are the hobbit kids bilbo scares with the troll story. Then scared human kiddies at Helms Deep, and then Gondorian kids in Return of the King.  And all three times they get big close ups, if they were just part of the crowd it wouldn't be so bad.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006, 08:38:11 AM »
1 the senate has no satellite capabilities whatsoever.
    umm..OK. communications are knocked out on Naboo.  you're telling me noone has a satellite that took pictures of the huge invading force that broke atmosphere?  NOONE can get a picture of masses of ground troops taking over the capital building atleast?

2. the Senate doesn't allow TESTIMONY FROM EYEWITNESSES!??!?? 
     this just struck me while watching with the rifftrax: why doesn't amidala get Qui-Gon & Kenobi to testify that yes her planet has been taken over?  seems like an easy end to an easy problem.

3. amidala & her entourage are horses rear ends.
     none of them thought to bring any evidence of the invasion? especially the jedi.

4. Anakin suffers from "john connor syndrome" ala terminator 2.  a kid as young as he is could not possibly know that much about technology,let alone the rest of the world. (even if he were taught 16 hrs a day from infanthood)  no 8-10 year old is that tough or that wise.


OK.  How about the Naboo, who seem to live underwater with fabulous technology, yet are about as smart as a concussed Jessica Simpson.

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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2006, 08:15:52 PM »
Here's what got me the most during my first viewing of Phantom Menace: the Force being Anakin's daddy. WTF? I can understand Lucas' misguided attempt to explain the Jedi's connection to the Force through midichlorians. I can understand him trying to insert inane comedy relief through Jar Jar. But what the hell was he thinking when he decided to make Anakin into a messiah figure? Couldn't he have made his father some Jedi who had left the order like Dooku? I mean, come on!



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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2006, 07:21:22 PM »
ah where to begin The Gungans (Frankly i still wish Vader had gone back to Naboo to kill them all) that were as stupid as horse droppings Shmi doing a Mary Darth Maul biting the dust after what must have been only ten minutes of seeing him fight and Anakin dear lord he was almost as annoying as Jar-Jar in the Phantom Menace and he then becomes the whiny jerk you see in episodes II and III


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2006, 05:03:45 AM »
ah where to begin The Gungans (Frankly i still wish Vader had gone back to Naboo to kill them all) that were as stupid as horse droppings Shmi doing a Mary Darth Maul biting the dust after what must have been only ten minutes of seeing him fight and Anakin dear lord he was almost as annoying as Jar-Jar in the Phantom Menace and he then becomes the whiny jerk you see in episodes II and III

Who's to say Vader didn't massacre the Gungans? We'll just ignore the Gungan cheering in the new ending of Jedi and assume they all died.

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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2006, 05:48:30 AM »
The Gungans cheering at the end of Jedi... Wow. I'd actually forgotten that was put in, and I just watched it last week. I think maybe my mind just blocked them out.
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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2006, 05:53:53 AM »
The Gungans cheering at the end of Jedi... Wow. I'd actually forgotten that was put in, and I just watched it last week. I think maybe my mind just blocked them out.

I'm truly sorry I reminded you. I only remember because my buddy and I both went "WHAT WAS THAT," backed up the movie, turned up the volume, and made sure we heard what we thought we heard.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006, 05:58:33 AM »
I don't mind the injection of other things in the end, really, but does Lucas simply not know how people feel about his damn Gungans? Is he really that naive/sheltered? I mean, he's obviously some kind of crazy manchild, but you'd think he'd at least be able to understand the blatant feelings of hate toward those things. I figured maybe he must have grasped this by watching the prequels; Jar Jar's role is diminished to only a few lines in Clones, then none (that I recall) in Revenge. Then he decides to slap a gaggle of those freaks into Jedi.
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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2006, 06:02:45 AM »
I think he had hoped that by linking the original trilogies more strongly with the prequels, some of the good feelings we harbor for the originals (in spite of Gunganish things like ewoks and Lando's puppet copilot) might rub off on the prequels. Instead it backfired and just dirtied the originals a little more. I'm really curious whether he's blissfully unaware of fan reaction, or just doesn't care.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2006, 06:16:28 AM »
I'm really curious whether he's blissfully unaware of fan reaction, or just doesn't care.

Well, the extreme decrease in the amount of Jar-Jar in the next two films seems to indicate that he did listen somewhat.  It's a pity he didn't listen when people said, "For God's sake George! Stop!"  ;D


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2006, 07:27:50 AM »
I'm sure George felt like the little kid who got mad because all the other kids wanted him to play it their way, so he said "Gimme my football. I'm going home."


I'd also like to add that one of the things that irked me about the prequels was the over-use of digital doubles as Stormtroopers. I like that ILM is proud of their accomplishments, but lifelike human soldiers is not one of them. There wasn't a single scene involving digital doubles that didn't jump right out at me. What's the big deal, George?? It feels much more real when real humans don real Stormtrooper costumes and do real battle. And how about that scene in Ep 3 with Commander Cody and Obi Wan on the Lizard-bird-thingy? Commander Cody's head was floating over that digital double's body, and the effect was utterly laughable, almost as bad as the original Han dodging-Greedo's-blaster-and-shooting-second effect. The human body is the most difficult thing to mimic in a computer, because it's so damn easy to tell the difference. I think that's why the prequels didn't sit well with those who saw the original trilogy. Computers replaced humans, and it's still a few years away from perfection. It felt like the prequels starred computers, not humans.


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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2006, 09:58:43 AM »
Yeah, one of the things that always got me about the prequels was that the whole idea of A New Hope was that humans are better than machines. Lucas may have kept up the theme in the actual movies, but in the production of them he became a total hypocrite. He became corrupted by the power of CGI.



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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2006, 11:11:16 AM »
I think he had hoped that by linking the original trilogies more strongly with the prequels, some of the good feelings we harbor for the originals (in spite of Gunganish things like ewoks and Lando's puppet copilot) might rub off on the prequels. Instead it backfired and just dirtied the originals a little more. I'm really curious whether he's blissfully unaware of fan reaction, or just doesn't care.

Nothing in the original trilogy is near so annoying. Ewoks don't really bug me (not anymore anyway, they used to), nor does the really disturbing looking copilot (though his voice still catches me off guard, I used to know a guy who sounded just like that). I cannot manage to desensitize myself to the horror and annoyance of Gungans.
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Re: Name the most stupid thing about the Star Wars Prequels.
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2006, 01:02:21 PM »
Yeah, one of the things that always got me about the prequels was that the whole idea of A New Hope was that humans are better than machines. Lucas may have kept up the theme in the actual movies, but in the production of them he became a total hypocrite. He became corrupted by the power of CGI.

Luke  "Is the Dark side stronger?"
Yoda  "No.  Quicker, easier, more seductive"

George has turned to the darkside of filmmaking!  NOOOOOO!!!