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New Clone Wars movie trailer

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Just found this on Youtube.

Clone Wars Trailer

I'm really not sure about this series. And releasing it at the cinema just stinks of cash grabbing at its worse, which is what the whole Star Wars franchise has sadly become. Its starting to look worse to me every time i see something new about it. I'm mean, come on, kidnapping Jabba's son? Why the hell would the Jedi be bothered about helping out a gangster?

Unless something in the next few months that changes my mind about this so called movie the this will be the first ever Star Wars film that i will not be going to the cinema to see.

At least if it is as bad a i think it will be then it will make the PT look good in comparison. :)

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Interesting that it's Warner Bros. and not Fox this time around.
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Where were you in '77?

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Its up elsewhere though.

My laugh-out-loud moment:

Yoda: Kidnapped, Jabba's son has been.

I thought maybe this show would be something to get excited by or involved in but I've yet to learn anything about it thats enticing. Some of the action scenes have a really big scale to them, from the looks of things, so thats nice I guess, but the CG looks like crap. Its really just a big video game. I mean, I guess its like any of the spin-off material like the comics and video games, you don't take it seriously or invest anything in it and maybe there might be a few cool moments worth watching, but I had hopes that this would actually be a good show. I guess the actual product will offer definitive proof but I think the content and execution is apparent enough now to give significant examples of how the actual show will be played out. And Lucas is the one coming up with this story material? Well, maybe that makes sense, judging by the prequels.

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Yeah the link is down. New versions are being pulled down too.

We talking about the trailer with Polish subtitles?

If so here's a new link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTakVZkvwxs

If that link goes down I ripped the .flv to .avi and uploaded it http://www.sendspace.com/file/8un31v/

Anyway I'm sure we can all agree, especially on this site, that as far as Star Wars goes the OT is getting the short end of the stick. Then that being the case why is all this new media PT era stuff always referencing the OT? Jabba and Tatooine is just so silly and tying Obi Wan into it all... urgh. I hoped the PT would just cannibalise itself, but the opposite seems to be happening.

And all these questions are rhetorical. I know why the OT is always being referenced. But if the OT is so special why isn't it getting the treatment it deserves?

While watching episodes of the new clone wars in his private theatre, Lucas got the idea of releasing them as a feature film because the animation looked so visually great up on the big screen. Maybe so, but that's one hell of a weak plot for a feature.

"Well here's a big bag of rock salt" - Patton Oswalt

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The original trilogy IS being honored, complete with old school artwork. In the form of cycling jerseys! What more do you want?

http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/category.xml?category_id=336&rid=CJADBN
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Because LFL would rather turn it into a product to make money off of rather than give Star Wars '77 (y'know, the movie George himself directed) some respect.
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George Lucas after seeing the final cut of the Clone Wars movie: "Everything is going as planned. No human actors, 100% CGI!!!!!!"


I have to honestly say guys that I am not mad at Lucas for this Clone War series, as I love the fact that he fiddling with the PT storyline now, and it is ironic that he is doing to the PT fans what he has done to us for 10 years. Don't get mad guys, cause this stuff won't have any effect on the OOT, just enjoy it as Lucas screws with all the continuity of the PT movies.

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Wow. The polarization between the reaction here and the TFN boards is striking. Over there, they're saying their hope in the series is renewed and this will be better than the PT. Here, everyone says it's despicable and will be the worst thing since Plan 9. Does one group have unrealistic expectations and predetermined bias, or does the other simply have pitifully low standards and rabid fanboyism? Only time will tell, I suppose. Until then, I'm looking forward to it.
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Funny how the left shoulder of the Star Wars jersey doesn't say anything, since STAR WARS is all it was called back then.
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"Despicable and worse than Plan 9"? Where did anybody say anything like that?
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Baronlando said:

"Despicable and worse than Plan 9"? Where did anybody say anything like that?


Okay, so I exaggerated, but the contrast is still apparent.
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since when did jabba have a son, here lucas is fucking with oot continuity again.

the trailer looks like garbage, looks like graphics from a nintendo 64 game.

this movie will suck.

we as oot fans have 2 options pretend it does not exist or boycott it and every other piece of new lucasflm trash until the oot gets a proper release.

please never mention those tfn gushers ever again, i want to puke from the mere mention of their name.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Johnboy3434 said:

Wow. The polarization between the reaction here and the TFN boards is striking. Over there, they're saying their hope in the series is renewed and this will be better than the PT. Here, everyone says it's despicable and will be the worst thing since Plan 9. Does one group have unrealistic expectations and predetermined bias, or does the other simply have pitifully low standards and rabid fanboyism? Only time will tell, I suppose. Until then, I'm looking forward to it.


Hey, I'm all for animated stars wars and a clone wars tv series.... 10 years ago. But considering the tv series has been done before this just seems like a re-hash

I'm also betting George Lucas in addition to the TFN is hoping the series gets renewed. Otherwise he'll have a whole bunch of episodes in the can with no where to show them.

...And I don't even know what Plan 9 is.

"Well here's a big bag of rock salt" - Patton Oswalt

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Johnboy3434 said:

Wow. The polarization between the reaction here and the TFN boards is striking. Over there, they're saying their hope in the series is renewed and this will be better than the PT. Here, everyone says it's despicable and will be the worst thing since Plan 9. Does one group have unrealistic expectations and predetermined bias, or does the other simply have pitifully low standards and rabid fanboyism? Only time will tell, I suppose. Until then, I'm looking forward to it.


It not about being extreme, as I don't think it will be great nor do I think it will suck, it is simply a story that has already been told, and I honestly just dont' care about what happened before Episode IV anymore.

I mean Lucas had 3 movies to tell this story, and now we are getting Episode 2.1, or Episode 2.5, or whatever you want to call it. The problem with this story, WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS! The allure of the Prequels was how Darth Vader came to be, and everything we already knew of everyone's fate, except Padme losing the will to live!

I don't begrudge anyone for anticipating the 'Clone Wars' movie/TV series, but at some point, this story gets real boring simply cause there is just no mystery. I have said it somewhere in an earlier post, if Lucas did 7,8,9, whether it be a live-action movie or cartoon, I would atleast be curious to see how it came out on screen, because the storyline is endless, how does Lukes kids turn out? How does Han & Leia's kids turn out? Who would be the new Villain? What happens to the republic/empire after Vader/Emperor are dead? I would actually go into the theater NOT knowing what is going to happen. With this ridiculous storyline, I know Anakin's Padwan dies somewhere along the storyline cause he doesn't have one at the beginning of Episode III!

Enjoy this new series, but I guarantee ObiWan, Mace, Anakin, Padme, and Yoda all live at the end! Sorry, I shouldn't have spilled the beans!

As for TFN, I don't listen to their opinions, because they are people that just blindly defend Lucas regardless of what they think of the movies. There is one poster, Cryogenic, who espouses how great Lucas is in every post, and how shakespearean the PT is on the Saga board, yet he PM'd me once that he finally got around to buying TPM DVD and didn't realize how much it sucked. But he only defends Lucas on that board because he is sick of bashers. Trust me, Lucas could have Anakin taking a shit during the Clone Wars, and those people will like it!
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Sometimes I read CO's posts and wonder if they're my own and I don't remember writing them........ well that and they're better written.

CO said:

Trust me, Lucas could have Anakin taking a shit during the Clone Wars, and those people will like it!


Lol I just had a mental image of a transformer pissing on John Turturro.

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I wish some of you would stop assuming everyone on this board feels the same about the prequels and the EU. I'm looking forward to the new animated movie and the series. FYI, born in 1969 and saw SW in the theater back in '77, as well as every subsequent movie since. So please don't assume you know what everyone here enjoys.

I sooooo would like to see a new animated series based on the fan interpretation of the New Republic trailer that was released here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=paAaPv_trVU

Thanks.
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Speaking for myself I don't assume eveyone here hates the PT and EU. I know there are posters here that are into it. And that's fine. From time to time arguments can get a little one sided. So a differing opinion can be refreshing.

I only ever offered my opinion. I would have liked the new 'Clone Wars' series to have been the PT (as animated film not as a tv series). I might not have worked but I might have dug it. But the PT is done and depending on your opinion so too is the clone wars. Which is why I'm not into this tv series.

"Well here's a big bag of rock salt" - Patton Oswalt

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I can put aside all the retcon and deviations from the actual films, because as long as the story is good and the characters well done and it is entertaining, that is really all that matters, you can just sit and enjoy it. But theres nothing about this show I can find that gives me any confidence, any time I learn something new my opinion sinks. I mean its not like we've seen the show but theres lots of info and clips around now to judge by.

-bad storyline. Yoda and Anakin's padawan saving Jabbas son? Thats the story??
-bad visuals. The thing looks like fucking Reboot from 1995, except its not 1995 and this is a feature film.
-bad writing. Have you heard the way Yoda speaks in the trailer? If thats an indication of how the dialog is, then we are in trouble. And its consistent with the first point I brought up, and consistent with the next
-action overload. If you look at the material presented online its all action, theres like 3 lines of bad exposition dialog, a ridiculously lame story about Anakin and his Padawan being sent to Tatooine with an army of clones by Yoda to rescue Jabbas son thats barely even mentioned, and everything else is just eye candy and pointless fighting shots.

And this brings me to the realisation that I originally had: its just a bloody Lucasfilm tv show for kids. Not much effort has gone into it, the characters will not be developed the way they would in a real, serious feature film because this was just a show designed for Saturday morning for the kids that will be lining up to buy Force Unleashed. I had hoped that this would be something more, because it sounded maybe promising and Lucas started getting involved and then they decided to release it theatrically, so I thought maybe my prejudgement was premature, but it turns out that I just got tricked by the Lucasfilm hype machine.

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"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

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sunday256 said:

I wish some of you would stop assuming everyone on this board feels the same about the prequels and the EU. I'm looking forward to the new animated movie and the series. FYI, born in 1969 and saw SW in the theater back in '77, as well as every subsequent movie since. So please don't assume you know what everyone here enjoys.


Sunday, I don't think anyone here is speaking for the all the fans, we are just expressing how we feel about this new SW project. But what you are seeing is loads of fans like myself who were lining up for the PT movies, who are not interested in this new SW project, and that is a big deal.

There is apathy among many SW fans, and why shouldn't there be? Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. As I have said, I don't begrudge anyone for being interested, or eventually enjoying it, and I really hope you do get enjoyment out of this new series.

But you have to understand, I like many people here, are as diehard as it comes when it comes to SW, so this is Lucas's audience, not some general moviegoer who goes to the movies on a Saturday night, and decides to this Clone Wars series. This stuff, like the PT, is made for the fans, and in all honesty, I am really not interested in watching shows about saving Jabbas son.

Although, if they did a show about Pizza the Hutt from Spaceballs, then I may tune in!
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Several posters in this thread have lumped OOT fans (members of this board in particular) together in saying this will be (essentially) crap, or is crap. You know what? Maybe it will be, but lets remember..Lucas made these for kids back in 77. He's making them for kids in 2008. If you don't like it, that's fine. You don't have to watch it. If you've got kids, either show it to them or don't.

I'll be watching it personally, whether it's crap or not because I love all of the Star Wars movies. I enjoy them all. It's cool if you guys don't. I just hope some of you will be more respectful of fans that frequent these forums that have a middle of the road attitude towards the rest of the non-OOT SW universe. I suppose I can't ask for anything more than that. Just, please, don't lump us all together. Take more responsibility for your own opinions and not of others. I'm not trying to be arguementive...well..ok...maybe I am. ;) But I'm trying not to be rude or judgemental about others opinions. I would like to be respectful and constructive. and hopefully, you guys can see that.
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sunday256 said:

Several posters in this thread have lumped OOT fans (members of this board in particular) together in saying this will be (essentially) crap, or is crap. You know what? Maybe it will be, but lets remember..Lucas made these for kids back in 77. He's making them for kids in 2008. If you don't like it, that's fine. You don't have to watch it. If you've got kids, either show it to them or don't.

I'll be watching it personally, whether it's crap or not because I love all of the Star Wars movies. I enjoy them all. It's cool if you guys don't. I just hope some of you will be more respectful of fans that frequent these forums that have a middle of the road attitude towards the rest of the non-OOT SW universe. I suppose I can't ask for anything more than that. Just, please, don't lump us all together. Take more responsibility for your own opinions and not of others. I'm not trying to be arguementive...well..ok...maybe I am. ;) But I'm trying not to be rude or judgemental about others opinions. I would like to be respectful and constructive. and hopefully, you guys can see that.


I agree Sunday that anyone who demeans someone for liking anything that is SW related has to understand that everyone has different tastes.

But I will have to respectfully disagree with you about SW always being made for kids, it wasn't made for kids, it was targeted towards teenagers back in 1977. I also saw SW in '77, so I understand the cultural phenomenon it was that year.

If you remember SW was marketed at Comic-con, and that group is not a bunch of 8 year old kids, they are teenagers, or highschoolers, and if you watch SW & ESB, that is what those movies are marketed too. But the great thing about those movies, is that kids like us back in 1977 & 1980 could still enjoy the movies, even though some of the stuff went right over our heads.

ROTJ is where Lucas started marketing the movies towards kids, because essentially ESB was too dark for kids my age, I was 8 in 1980. And when ESB did not make as much as SW at the box office, and Lucas realized he had a gold mine with merchandising, he didn't want SW to be what essentially movies series like The Terminator and the The Matrix became: PG-13 movies that were made for teenagers and adults that kids DID NOT see at the theater.

Sunday, I loved ROTJ back in '83, and thought it was 10 times better then ESB, and now 20 years later, I think the opposite. And because of people like me, SW changed to be a bunch of movie geared towards teenagers/adults that kids can enjoy, to movies geared toward kids that teenagers/adults can enjoy.

Sunday, you have to admit there is a huge difference in tone between SW/ESB and the other 4 movies that came out after? And this Clone War series will be more like the latter 4 movies. Just watch the cave scene again in ESB, there hasn't been anything in a SW movie that resembles that scene in terms of foreshadowing and letting the viewer figure the scene out for themselves, as everything is essentially spoonfed to the viewer after ESB. You go from Yoda in ESB, "Remember you failure at the cave." where the viewer has to figure out what the hell just happened to Luke when he supposedly met Vader to Anakin in ROTS, "My powers have doubled since we last met Count!" To telling the viewer the exact amount of powers he has gained since the last movie!

Sunday, I love the OT, and I can enjoy the PT cause it is still SW, but I am not going to lie and say there isn't a different tone from ROTJ on in the series. And that is because it wasn't always marketed to kids.
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What's sad is that this fan production looks slightly better. In both graphics and plot!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAPDje3onJo

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Sorry to say that but every UE things are...stupid.
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