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#1198899
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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joefavs said:

Kashyyyk looks better in Battlefront II than it does in the actual movie.

What’s funny about that is Kashyyyk in Episode III is one of the only locations with real world footage (Thailand and China).

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#1198681
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

It’s hip to be square.

Now get the FUCK off of my lawn.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvqmD0CZao

“Oh, fuck, more rumors will be perpetuated. I have no neck, I have small hands, I fuck bees… To be fair, I have read some very strange things that you guys have made rumors of on Twitter. It’s been a fucking… it’s been a journey and a half. Right, the spider dungeon, right… the spider dungeon’s not a rumor, that’s real.” - Vinny Vinesauce

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#1198206
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

Every. Single. Scene. that Anakin and Padme share, is far funnier and/or painful than anything I can think of in ROTS.

“You’re so… beautiful.”

“It’s only because I’m so in love”

It’s funnier than the fascist picnic, at least.

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#1196279
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Revenge of the Jedi (The Snooker edit)
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I probably won’t end up killing Chewie.

I’ll see about adding a few star destroyers orbiting it.

I might end up removing the debris from the earlier previews because I’ve ditched the shipyard idea.

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#1196257
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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The audience doesn’t know that he had a just reason to ‘betray’ them until after it already happened. We then spend a little bit of time with his character where we realise that absolutely nothing about it was in his control.

EDIT: Yeah, I’m sorry that it came off as that.

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#1196254
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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ray_afraid said:

snooker said:

This sets up distrust in Lando from the moment you see him. Which is perfect - because he inevitably betrays the main characters.

No, he doesn’t.

He flips around, I know, but the world he’s in as opposed to his character sets him up as initially untrustworthy. Making his initial betrayal not seem completely out of nowhere.

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#1196250
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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The world a main character is in in the beginning of their story should sort of influence their choices.

Luke is a farmboy with aspirations of something greater. Him living in the center of a wide open salt flat helps reinforce this.

Mos Eisley is a sketchy town with weird people, because they’re looking for a sketchy character in that place. If Han Solo was any other sort of character Mos Eisley would NOT be a proper place to meet him.

We meet Lando as an administrator of a mining guild. This goes in complete contrast with his character as established by Han in an earlier scene, “Card player, gambler, scoundrel”. This sets up distrust in Lando from the moment you see him. Which is perfect - because he inevitably betrays the main characters. (It then flips back around, further developing his character and the audience changes their mind about him.)

We meet Obi-Wan in Episode I in a conference room. He isn’t given any personality or likable character traits until after the first action scene “The negotiations were short.” It’s okay to do this, but you should spend time with your characters. If Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon talked a little about the force and set up their characters, we would care a little when they pull out their lightsabers.

We meet Anakin, a good-hearted slaveboy in a similar environment to Mos Eisley. While the difference in his surroundings vs his character could have been an interesting aspect of the story, the script just doesn’t explore that. So him living in Mos Espa or even on Tatooine for that matter dosent influence his character.

Plus, in a trilogy about Anakin, he’s an awfully passive protagonist. He makes no decisions that affect anything (for the first two movies) and when he finally does make a decision it is completely out of character.

George probably thought up a list of locations before writing any of the scripts, and wrote the plot around those locations. That’s what he did for Episode III, at least.

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#1196225
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I never understand when people say that the prequels had great world-building. Sure there was some, but it wasn’t great.

World-building can only be as interesting as the characters inhabiting that world, and all of the characters in the Prequel trilogy are so wooden. We see Mos Eisley for only a few minutes in Star Wars but it’s far more interesting and exciting than the Coruscant senate chamber.