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Anakin Starkiller

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#1138253
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In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon?
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TV’s Frink said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I didn’t count the Scorpion King cuz I’d heard he wasn’t finished when the studio rushed the film to theaters. I just did some research on it now, and I can’t find a clear-cut answer, though that one is tossed around here and there.

Anything else you don’t count that we should be aware of?

The Scorpion King was the only one I could think of (which I had considered someone else mentioned it). Given that I couldn’t find any source on the effect being rushed, I guess it counts, but that’s the only one that come to mind. Oh, wait, there’s also these guys, though that’s to be expected of a 90s music video.

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#1138072
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In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon?
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I didn’t count the Scorpion King cuz I’d heard he wasn’t finished when the studio rushed the film to theaters. I just did some research on it now, and I can’t find a clear-cut answer, though that one is tossed around here and there.

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#1138026
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In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon?
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I’m probably in the minority but the cgi in the prequels “mostly” doesn’t bother me.

CGI doesn’t bother at all in anything. I can’t think of any CGI effect SW or otherwise that looked glaringly fake, which is why I can’t stand it when people complain that a movie has too much CGI. How do you even notice? Sure, I can sometimes deduce what’s CGI based on the practically of filming it, but even then, it still looks real. In fact, anytime there’s no visible faces, I think EA Battlefront looks like live-action (granted the way the characters move still looks unnatural and gamey, but that’s besides the point).

Am I the only one who would rather watch R1 after the OT instead of before ANH?

If you’ve seen them all before, I don’t see anything wrong with having RO before ANH. You could even cut to ANH crawl instead of RO’s credits and have the two flow seemlessly together.

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#1137896
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War (On Hold?)
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Episode I is coming along very nicely. One thing that I’m prioritizing is improving the digital Mos Espa mattes by completely removing them. For a backwater desert town there are too many “skyscrapers” and weird floating… gas platforms? Those are all going away!

Skyscrapers are too much for a backwater town but a giant sports arena isn’t?

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#1137893
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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suspiciouscoffee said:

[dumb kid rant]

I kinda miss the prequels. When they came out, I loved them. Of course, I was still in the single-digit ages and didn’t understand what competent filmmaking was, but I miss that naïve appreciation I had for them. I even kinda miss the awful, ugly VHS/DVD cover art with the gold Roman numerals behind the logo.

Pretty soon I’ll be back to accepting 6 Star Wars movies again, I’ll just have replaced the PT with TFA, R1 and TLJ. It’s better this way, but bittersweet.

[end of dumb kid rant]

Just play Lego SW. You can’t tell how terrible the source material is when everyone is mute.

Personally, though I’m now old enough to see their flaws, I accept the Prequels what they are, as part of canon and as Episodes I-III. Besides, the only one I really dislike is AotC, but at least we’ve got fanedits for that.

Btw, I like the roman numerals behind the logo.

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#1137889
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In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon?
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BillionaireHobo287 said:

MalàStrana said:

BillionaireHobo287 said:
It helps explain many of JJ Abrams directing choices for the Force Awakens (practical effects).

What ? Most of EpI is practical effects. Do you think Maz is practical effet ?

Sorry. I was too lazy to come up with something else and besides the Phantom Menace has the worst looking Blu Ray of the series, mainly due to the CGI.

I bet you can’t even tell which parts are CGI.

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#1136982
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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Now today I have to pay to get content in the new Zelda game.

Are you seriously comparing Nintendo to EA? Nintendo is one of the few companies who do DLC right. You can play through all of Breath of the Wild without paying extra. You’re not being handicapped either. All you’re missing is a bit of side content, and content that, IMO, isn’t even remotely interesting, though it remains to be seen if the last DLC pack will have something worthwhile.

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#1135652
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The SW Saga: Ender's Cut
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Here’s my take on the crawls. It’s based on a suggestion my brother made upon seeing my green RotJ crawl. This is how I intend to do all the crawls in my saga. This just proof of concept, so shots are not final. In fact, there’s a good chance I’ll be rewriting the crawl altogether, meaning I’ll have to redo this from scratch.

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#1135326
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My thoughts on various changes
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theMaestro said:

Regarding the argument that the “Shaw ghost never existed”, well…the Hayden ghost never existed in that specific form either. He clearly has both arms intact when one should be missing (and yes, both hands are visible in the wide shot). So if the Hayden ghost is okay from that standpoint, then so is the Shaw ghost. Therefore, the “Shaw ghost never existed” argument is no longer valid.

I’m not saying the Hayden ghost is perfect. It’s just the less wrong option.

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#1135228
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My thoughts on various changes
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ray_afraid said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

ray_afraid said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

ray_afraid said:

Best argument for Shaw being there is that WE JUST SAW HIM DIE.

The Shaw we saw die and the one who appears as a ghost look very different.

Once again, if you think his ghost should have been scarred, then Obi-Wan’s ghost should be missing his lower half.
It’s clearly the same man.

The difference is that Obi-Wan wasn’t cut down until he died. Shaw’s ghost is appearing as someone who never existed.

I get it. You like the horrible PT films. It’s just easier for me to say he never looked like Hayden because that character never existed for me.
It’s still backwards thinking though. The PT kool-aid has poisoned your mind.

Until the Prequels came along, it made sense to have Shaw as the ghost, since, for all we know, that could’ve been what Anakin looked like. If you’d rather pretend they never came along, having Shaw’s ghost makes perfect sense.

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#1135202
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My thoughts on various changes
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ray_afraid said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

ray_afraid said:

Best argument for Shaw being there is that WE JUST SAW HIM DIE.

The Shaw we saw die and the one who appears as a ghost look very different.

Once again, if you think his ghost should have been scarred, then Obi-Wan’s ghost should be missing his lower half.
It’s clearly the same man.

The difference is that Obi-Wan wasn’t cut down until he died. Shaw’s ghost is appearing as someone who never existed.

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#1134775
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War (On Hold?)
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Dooku speaking to Qui-Gon through the Force would feel really forced (haha) and amateur. Besides, I don’t see the point. This conversation would be between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. Said conversation is an interesting idea.

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#1134582
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Idea: Editing SW into a Game Of Thrones style tv series
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You say there’d be tons of movies to work with, but then go on to say that 3 of them are in the wrong timeframe. Also, ESB and RotJ are too far from the rest but the gap between RotS and ANH is no big deal? Even filling in that gap with spinoffs, you still have much big gaps. In your place, I would just use it all. If you wanted to, you could make TPM take place not long before AotC by simply making young Anakin a different character. Sure, it’s not a perfect solution, but it works. However, that doesn’t really matter when you’re still stuck with much larger time skips between trilogies that can’t be ironed out so easily. Maybe with a lot of work, you could pad out the gap between RotS and ANH using spinoffs (like placing RO opening where it would be chronoligcally mixed in with…some other stuff), but good luck trying to smoothly transition from RotJ to TFA.

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#1134580
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The SW Saga: Ender's Cut
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I don’t have a script ready or anything. I haven’t even come up with a single line of new dialog, and currently have no plan to. As things stand, I don’t need to dub him, but hey, it’s nice to know I have the option. Honestly, it’s one of the more “out there” ideas on my list that I probably won’t do, but put down just in case. Feel free to record yourself reading some of Anakin’s lines to show me. Maybe we could just dub him without changing any lines, since you’d still have the added appeal of matching Matt Lanter’s voice in TCW…that is, assuming your voice is in fact pretty close.

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#1134282
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STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War (On Hold?)
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I stand by what I said about the angle of Dooku’s shots not working. It works in the original scene, but here it just looks awkward. Good job rotoscoping, although you’re gonna need an establishing shot, as it’s not super clear where Dooku is (I know because you told us). Your CGI work is most impressive as well.

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#1132526
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General Star Wars Questions
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Given the earlier discussion, especially the mention of Qui-Gon cutting the door, I feel this ought to be mentioned. Honestly I’m a little surprised it hasn’t been.

Concerning Cinemasins, I think you can at least get a laugh out of them, even if you don’t always agree with what Jeremy says. Shaun is working himself over nothing. It’s not meant to be taken seriously…at least I hope not.

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#1132370
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The SW Saga: Ender's Cut
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Oh c’mon it was obvious Mr. Bean was behind it from the beginning. Wait, are we talking about the same story? 😉

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