Captain Ned wrote:No. No. NO.Vhalidictes wrote:Robin Williams' performance was the best part of that movie.
Would the Star Wars community accept Jar-Jar Binks if he/she/it was voiced with a completely unleashed Robin Williams?
Captain Ned wrote:Did you just wish for Lucas' involvement in the new films? Really?Ugh. I was 13 when ANH came out and, like most other males of my era, have been Star Wars fanatics. I saw this trailer and had high hopes. After the posts here about Empire, the 13-YO glee in me is gone. Thanks.
For the $4 BILLION (ISTR) Disney paid for the franchise, one would think that it came along with at least the draft treatments for 7/8/9 that Lucas promised us geeks back in the 1970s.
derFunkenstein wrote:I don't think anything could cause fandom to accept Jar-Jar, but Robin Williams would have been a huge help.
Phantom Menace is definitely better than Attack of the Clowns, but the only one I actually kind-of almost liked was Revenge of the SIth.
Vhalidictes wrote:Hawkwing74 wrote:RE: Ep 7
I haven't seen it yet. Is it skippable in your opinion? Rogue One, on the other hand, was awesome.
derFunkenstein wrote:Ep7 is probably the 4th best movie behind Ep5, Ep4, and R1. Just ahead of Ep6.
G8torbyte wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:Ep7 is probably the 4th best movie behind Ep5, Ep4, and R1. Just ahead of Ep6.
I concur, and figure many rank it likewise.
In Revenge of the Sith, I think it lost an opportunity to express Anakin's regret/remorse at the end. Instead of him waking up and acting like Frankenstein (grrr-Nooo!) it could have been directed better. Otherwise it was better than the two previous films in the 2nd trilogy.
trackerben wrote:Episode 6 could have tied with Rogue One at no. 3 without the dumb ewoks-defeat-stormtroopers story. I agree that Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequels. How would you have ended it?
G8torbyte wrote:Just maybe more engaging dialogue between Anakin and Palpatine/Emperor where Anakin tries to process why he took this tragic fall to the dark side. Perhaps realizing it was all a lie from the Sith and resenting Palpatine playing him like a puppet. Understanding he's beyond redemption at this point but it seems the scene at the end was clumsily done with him acting like a Frankenstein robot. I know it's over-analysis for this type of film however there are moments where better acting/direction would have helped.
derFunkenstein wrote:It's like Lucas didn't go back and re-watch the first trilogy.
Captain Ned wrote:kvndoom wrote:Somehow Rogue One has become my favorite of all the Star Wars films though.
Thank Alistair MacLean and The Guns of Navarone. The plots track each other pretty damn closely.
derFunkenstein wrote:Nearly spewed my coffee
There was a hand. Did you bring the hand?
just brew it! wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYD3QtyEGGM
Captain Ned wrote:That was 45 minutes of pure genius.
Captain Ned wrote:That took serious work, likely at least a year or two, to tie the new lyrics to ANH while sneaking in Sgt Pepper lyrics where they fit (and there's a lot of them if you listen closely and are old enough to know Sgt Pepper from both directions).
Mr Bill wrote:I'm an unabashed Star Wars fan. I liked The Force Awakens and Rogue One was even better. First time I saw the fish headed fleet general, I leaned over to my friend and said "Many Bothans died to bring us this knowledge". Not that I saw any Bothans. But at least it made sense of the fatal flaw of the death star and was fun to watch!