so after watching SW Episodes 1 to 3 the other day

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  1. Mr 20Valve

    Mr 20Valve OT Supporter

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    i came to a sad realisation. :hs:








    after a long time i finally decided to sit down & watch Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith back to back.

    i havent seen Episode 1 in quite a long time & i didnt really understand why people hated it & criticised it so much - i'm a big Star Wars fan thought it was great...


    up until i watched it the other day.


    it fucking sucks, doesnt it? :wtc:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I like Ep 1-3. Although 1 is definately the weakest. If they cut out anakin from the film entirely it would be great.
     
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    mechagrover Trek geek OT Supporter

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    :werd: My biggest gripe with 1-3 is they establish that Vader is really a whiney puss under that armor.
     
  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Reality can be a harsh blow, my friend. :hs:

    Even 3, the best one of the bunch, still wasn't anywhere near as good as it could have been.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The one thing I really did like was how they kind of fleshed out Vader's obsession with Obi-Wan. How many times in 4-5-6 does he say "obi wan's failure is complete", "obi wan has taught you well", "obi wan this, obi wan that", etc? I lost count.

    And in 1-2-3, they really show how Anakin spent all his time crying about how obi wan was holding him back, being in obi wan's shadow, wanting all the credit and honor obi wan had for himself, etc.

    That's one of the few redeeming qualities of the whole prequel trilogy.
     
  6. Mr 20Valve

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    it would've been even more redeeming if Hayden Christensen was actually able to act. i think he's terrible. :hs:
     
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    Agreed.....
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :werd:
     
  9. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    The point that really made me realize it was:







































    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    You're pretty slow. :mamoru:

    It took you 2 9/10 movies to realize that they weren't as good as the originals?
     
  11. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I had a pretty good hint, but that just really drove that last nail home. :wtc:
     
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    bad acting
    geared towards children (ep 1 especially)
    plot makes pre vader a bitch, now instead of being all time villan now he's just a whinny bitch in a cool outfit, almost ruins the good and actually trilogy.

    the new 3 are such total shit they should be never spoken of again and all fans should probably refuse to call them star wars movies. I thought ewoks were bad in jedi but when they came out with ep 1 i almost had to kill myself it was so bad
     
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    they're quite strong sentiments you have there.
     
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    and plus after seeing 1-3, you realize that vader could've handed lukes ass to him in Jedi. he's 11ty times better with a lightsaber than luke could ever be.

    oh, and anyone notice how leia's accent dissapears as the original trilogy progresses?
     
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    they'd be stronger but me izn't 2 smart so my vocabulary doesn't support me in expressing my rage towards lucas shitting on all of us true trilogy fans (which most on this board are i'd assume since so many are SW freaks round here)

    fuck the 3 new movies, they are dog shit.
     
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    Well, the 3 prequals are a hell of alot better then that damned holiday special crap they did
     
  17. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Being better than the holiday specials is like being better than a downs syndrome kid at math.

    It's an achievement, but it doesn't make you look so hot.
     
  18. Mr 20Valve

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    you are correct sir.

    but lucas probably still thinks he did us all a favor by making all of this corny shit just making us suckers for loving the real trilogy
     
  20. Variant

    Variant Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty.

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    there are some cool bits in there (the pod race, the fight against Maul, etc.), but overall it's pretty weak. The story itself just isn't very compelling (a trade dispute???), Anakin as a child is tiresome, and then there's Jar Jar. :ugh:
     
  21. DarkAce

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    Honestly I felt that Episode 1 was the only one out of 1-3 that actually "felt" like a Star Wars movie.
     
  22. Half-Pint

    Half-Pint will you give in to me?

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    Ugh I hated them. They MIGHT have been okay movies if anyone could act, but they all sounded like robots. They were far too geared towards kids, though I was expecting that with all the crap they did to the special edition original trilogy.

    I still love Vader though. Even if he was a whiny bitch.
     
  23. Mace Windu

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    Vader in 4-6 makes me happy. 1-3 makes me go :hs:
     
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    I am thinking part of the problem was Lucas' reliance on special effects and not on story line. 4 - 6 were all about story with cool special effects, 1 - 3 were all about effects with some story. Also, it is my true belief that Fozzie Bear would have made a better Anakin than Hayden.
     
  25. Pr0ud2Bazn

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    A good point here, all the lightsaber duels in 4-5-6 are pathetic, but the ones in 1-2-3, especially 2 were amazing compared to those. And as he said, knowing what Darth Vader could do, he couldn't completely destroyed Luke.
     

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