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« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2010, 12:13:34 PM »
a 70 minute TPM review?  I'm sure I have better things to do with my time.

I watched it in one go because right now, I don't.

But it's in seven parts. You can break it down if you want.
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« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2010, 12:16:36 PM »
my ranking of the films:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Star Wars
3. Return of the Jedi










10,000,000. The Phantom Menace
10,000,001. Attack of the Clones
10,000,002. Revenge of the Sith

god the prequels were awful. never should have been made.

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« Reply #107 on: January 04, 2010, 12:22:58 PM »
I like Revenge of the Sith, but hate the other two.

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« Reply #108 on: January 04, 2010, 12:35:03 PM »
Even Return of the Jedi was a far cry from Empire Strikes BackRevenge of the Sith was just mediocre, making it by far the best of the prequels.
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« Reply #109 on: January 04, 2010, 01:16:36 PM »
Over the summer I took a day to watch the entire saga, in chronological order (ep 1 to ep 6).

It was amazing.

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« Reply #110 on: January 04, 2010, 01:47:46 PM »
Over the summer I took a day to watch the entire saga, in chronological order (ep 1 to ep 6).

It was amazing a failure. I should have watched them appropriately (4-5-6-1-2-3)

Fixed  :)

I actually, honestly, wonder what it would be like to watch these, all for the first time, 1-2-3-4-5-6. Obviously the impact of Anakinís turn and subsequent revelation to Luke would be significantly different. But I wonder how they would play overall. The first time I saw Godfather 1 & 2, it was a version that was cut chronologically, and when I subsequently watches both movies separately, I realized they were each much stronger that way.

I generally gobble up anything SW-realted, but haven't seen any of the Clone Wars stuff.
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« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2010, 02:57:28 PM »
I'm in the middle of rereading the New Jedi Order books. Awesome stuff :metal

I, Jedi is still my favourite SW novel though. Kevin J. Anderson :hefdaddy

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« Reply #112 on: January 04, 2010, 03:46:49 PM »
Over the summer I took a day to watch the entire saga, in chronological order (ep 1 to ep 6).

It was amazing a failure. I should have watched them appropriately (4-5-6-1-2-3)

Fixed  :)






OH WOW, I can't believe i wrote that!, I had just gotten home from the first day of school after break and was tired. I'm ashamed now, why would anyone watch it in that order?!?!?

I meant in chronological order in the way that the story goes of course
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« Reply #113 on: January 04, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:
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« Reply #114 on: January 04, 2010, 04:27:44 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

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« Reply #115 on: January 04, 2010, 05:16:54 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

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« Reply #116 on: January 04, 2010, 05:18:48 PM »
So I just finished watching the 70-minute Phantom Menace review...

Wow. Just wow.

He did a ton of nitpicking and was obviously looking long and hard for flaws, but that doesn't mean his points were lost on me. :lol

Here's the thing about that review. Most of the time, when you start nitpicking, you've probably already made your point. You don't need to further explain why the movie's good or bad. But in the case of The Phantom Menace, nitpicking uncovers this whole new level of suck where not only does the movie not make sense in broader terms, but you realize literally every line of dialog is stupid on some level. I don't know how Lucas was able pull off something so unique.
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« Reply #117 on: January 04, 2010, 05:41:22 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

That's the ultimate test to find if you are right for someone. If she doesn't like Star Wars, drop that bitch.

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This.

And i've watched the series both in 1-2-3-4-5-6 format and 4-5-6-1-2-3 format countless times... it doesn't really matter to me. No matter what, you get to witness the amazing original trilogy and the also very excellent episode 3.

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« Reply #118 on: January 04, 2010, 05:53:14 PM »
Hell, I love all the Star Wars movies. The order doesn't matter. I'll sit and enjoy any of them.
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« Reply #119 on: January 04, 2010, 06:17:55 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

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This.

And i've watched the series both in 1-2-3-4-5-6 format and 4-5-6-1-2-3 format countless times... it doesn't really matter to me. No matter what, you get to witness the amazing original trilogy and the also very excellent episode 3.

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« Reply #120 on: January 04, 2010, 08:22:13 PM »
Hell, I love all the Star Wars movies. The order doesn't matter. I'll sit and enjoy any of them.

Same here, I love all 6.  I will likely never enjoy any film more than I do the Star Wars movies.

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« Reply #121 on: January 04, 2010, 08:57:00 PM »
Probably mentioned before in the thread, but who loves the KOTOR games?

Some of the best games I've ever played, both are in my top 10.

What does everyone usually play through as (female/male, dark/light)

Ive always gone through what is canon:

Revan (male,light)
Exile (female,light)

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« Reply #122 on: January 04, 2010, 09:01:01 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

That's the ultimate test to find if you are right for someone. If she doesn't like Star Wars, drop that bitch.

I still have a hard time trying to convince my girlfriend to watch Star Wars. She keeps thinking it's exactly like Star Trek. Like, "I don't want to watch people walking around a command bridge all day."

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« Reply #123 on: January 04, 2010, 10:35:32 PM »
What's wrong with watching them 1-2-3-4-5-6?  I feel it has a profoundly different effect to watch them that way, but I would never introduce someone to the series in that order.  That's why I'm bringing the original trilogy to school with me to show the girl I've been dating. :biggrin:

That's the ultimate test to find if you are right for someone. If she doesn't like Star Wars, drop that bitch.

I still have a hard time trying to convince my girlfriend to watch Star Wars. She keeps thinking it's exactly like Star Trek. Like, "I don't want to watch people walking around a command bridge all day."


If this is your girlfriend dump her immediately if you've tried to get her into Star Trek but have failed.  If its all based on misconceptions, get her some Deep Space 9.

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« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2010, 11:08:09 PM »
Probably mentioned before in the thread, but who loves the KOTOR games?

Some of the best games I've ever played, both are in my top 10.

What does everyone usually play through as (female/male, dark/light)

Ive always gone through what is canon:

Revan (male,light)
Exile (female,light)



Love KOTOR.
I'm always a male, and a light/neutral character.
I have a hard time with guilt in choice-based games, so I always play as the good guy the first around.
I also have a soft spot for the Ithorians in KOTOR 2, and help them as much as I can, which gives me lots of light points.
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« Reply #125 on: September 08, 2010, 01:15:43 PM »
So, Star Tours at Disney Hollywood Studios closed last night. We had a huge castmember event. It's really sad to see it go. I grew up with that ride, and i work at that theme park. It's closing because of the NEW Star Tours ride that Lucas and his minions have conjured up....entiteled... STAR TOURS II: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.....

...sigh...i fuckin hate that title....


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« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2010, 01:21:10 PM »
Really? Man, I'm glad I got to ride it one last time last year. It was my favorite ride until I was tall enough to go on roller coasters.

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« Reply #127 on: September 08, 2010, 01:25:01 PM »
I'm really afraid of what the new one is going to be like.


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« Reply #129 on: September 08, 2010, 02:15:03 PM »
Yup. Tick is dead on.  She's not your type.  Move on.   Tick is Obi Wan Kenobi


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« Reply #130 on: September 08, 2010, 02:32:48 PM »
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Star Tours was my favorite ride as a kid. That whole ride made the trip to Disney so memorable for me. I mean the one in Disney World though, I've never been to Disney Land.

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« Reply #131 on: September 08, 2010, 02:33:31 PM »
They're re-doing it, I guess.

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« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2010, 02:45:41 PM »
As long as they don't go overboard and make it dumb, I'm fine wiht it getting a makeover.  It's been the same forever and looks a bit dated.
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« Reply #133 on: September 08, 2010, 02:56:05 PM »
Guaranteed it's only Episode 1 through 3 related shit.

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« Reply #134 on: September 08, 2010, 02:57:36 PM »
Guaranteed it's only Episode 1 through 3 related shit.


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« Reply #135 on: September 08, 2010, 03:02:19 PM »
Guaranteed it's only Episode 1 through 3 related shit.

Hard to say.  The Jedi Training Academy at Disney isn't at all 1-3 related.  But even if this is, for a ride, I think it could be fine. 
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« Reply #136 on: September 08, 2010, 04:09:53 PM »
Most people say that RotS is decent and is the best of the prequels, even up there with the originals, but I think it is equally as shite as the others.  It's a massive cringe fest. 

I still like the prequels I guess and will watch them, but damn they really are bad films as films go.  There are some great and memorable parts though.  I actually prefer TPM to be honest, despite Jar Jar and Anakin, it captures the Star Wars feel of the originals better for me. 
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« Reply #137 on: September 08, 2010, 04:42:25 PM »
I agree. ROTS is shit.  Completely tone-deaf emotionally.
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« Reply #138 on: September 08, 2010, 04:48:57 PM »
The first time I saw it it was very powerful.

But repeated viewings have not helped its cause. Everytime I watch it I simply cannot get over how much I hate Anakin's character. Hate hate hate it.
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« Reply #139 on: September 08, 2010, 04:55:44 PM »
1. Empire
2. Hope
3. Jedi
4. Sith
5. Clones
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