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counterfeitbacon
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From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-18-2004 03:13

I'm a Star Wars fan, definitally not to the extent of others, but I do love my Star Wars. The original ones.

Then came along Star Wars 1, 2 and now 3 in 2005. They were bad. Horrible, maybe: the first's soap opera esque scene was the final nail in the coffin.

However, I didn't know about this: The Star Wars Christmas Special.

The Script
http://dir.salon.com/ent/tv/feature/2000/12/05/star_wars_tv/index.html

I think that the 2 newer movies suddenly look a whole lot better.



(If this is old, feel free to delete this thread...)

And galleries:

Chewbaccas's Home
Jefferson Starship, and Wookie Porn
Animated Sequence
Cooking with Chief Gormaanda
Chewie's sentimental moments
Life Day!




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(Edited by counterfeitbacon on 04-17-2004 18:21)

Jestah
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posted posted 04-18-2004 03:37

I don't understand people who put down SWs Episodes 1 & 2 as bad movies. People have an innate tendency to put down new things when it rivals older things and its something I don't understand. Neither episodes were remotely bad. While everyone is prone to like different things, both movies had compelling story lines, good character development, good special effects, outrageous soundtracks, and Natalie Portman. What more does a movie need?

The Christmas Special sounds excellent though. I'll have to search the neat.

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Ruski
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posted posted 04-18-2004 04:36

^I am with Jestah...

and I do highly recommend to all of you to check out Start Wars eps 1 and 2 cencept art books...awesome stuff...most of which didn't make it into movie....and early concepts of darth maul are amazing..

counterfeitbacon
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posted posted 04-18-2004 04:55

While they weren't as bad as most movies produced, when compared to the original 3, they were horrible. Haydeen Christenson and Jake Lloyd were the two worst actors, ever, and for some reason they were cast as Anakin. (Ok, So Mark Hammil is obnoxious. I'll give you that.). They completely destroyed the mysterious nature of the force by resolving it; calling it Myd;lakjclejasdl;ck (some that starts with M. I used to read the Star Wars books. I never heard mention here). Jar Jar: horrible. Lots of mediocre CGI held together by some mumbo-jumbo about the Trade Federation. And however cool Darth Maul looked in the early concepts, he comes off as fairly comic. The second movie was an improvement, and had good fight scenes (the final fight scene rocked, with the clone warriors). Maybe it had good character development, but it was undermined by bad acting. The special effects were cheesy, even when I watched it at the movie theatre (for example: Matrix Revolutions (not good as well) at least convinced me it wasn't CGI the first time I saw it).

But maybe it's all reconciled by the presence of Natalie Portman in her cut-off shirt in the second episode. And yoda's fight scene.

I used the word "horrible" because it's convenient. It's not horrible. Go to your local video store and you'll see it's not that horrible, but it pales in comparison to the first 3, although they have their cheesy moments and bad acting as well.

I still am having trouble tracking down that Christmas Special.

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Ramasax
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posted posted 04-18-2004 05:38
quote:
What more does a movie need?


Hobbits?

Jestah
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posted posted 04-18-2004 06:17
quote:
Hobbits?



:sigh: When you're right, you're right.

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poi
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posted posted 04-18-2004 06:32
quote:
Hobbits?

They have ewoks, do they also need some hobbits ?

counterfeitbacon
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From: Vancouver, WA
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posted posted 04-18-2004 07:20
quote:
poi said:

quote:Hobbits?They have ewoks, do they also need some hobbits ?




Gratuitous sex and violence as well.

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Rameses Niblik the Third
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posted posted 04-19-2004 04:56

The Star Wars Holiday Special
A Very Star Wars Christmas

Chances are fantastic you will never see these shows, and you won't want to, either.

Jestah
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From: Long Island, NY
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posted posted 04-19-2004 05:17



This looks so excellent.

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(Edited by Jestah on 04-18-2004 20:25)

JKMabry
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From: raht cheah
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posted posted 04-19-2004 07:03

I saw this as a child and I remember it being awful. That's from the persepctive of a kid. I don't remember a whole lot about it but I do recall thinking it was just_so_wrong.

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