Anyone ever wonder why lucas changed the dueling styles from the OT way to the PT way.
Lucas claims ..at least this is what he says NOW. that the jedi fought that way in the OT bnecause vader was weak and a machine and luke was untrained and ben was an old man and that the jedi in PT were in their prime and fought flashy because of that. well this is another example of lucas blowing smoke up ppls ass;s and here is why
for one the whole ben was an old man argument maskles no sense..yoda was old dooku was old.. that didnt stop them from jumpoing around like ninja turltes..... general grivious was all machine just abiout and it didnt stop him.....the youngling in epuisoide 3 was young and mostly untrained and he looked like a ninja turtle also...this is all mopre LUCAS biullshit trying to excusxe his prequel junk...
heres the facts on the dueling styles....ion the OT era..lucas always claimed that the jedi were a mix of merlin the wizard and the knights of the round table.....hence him using old europeon style swod fighting....the same style sword fighting you find in braveheart, gladiator, lord of the rings, hifglander..etc..etc and that style was befitting of a jedi knight....
enter the junkquels,,,,think about what was popular at this time..martial arts, ninjas, pokemon, yugi oh..etc..etc lucas changed the dueling style to eastern based martial arts style. the saber duels in the pt looks just like sword fighting in any NINJA film or samuari film. sure its pretty and it looks good and i actually like it in martial arts films but not for star wars. it looks cherograhped and rehearsed. there is nothing real about it.
the dueling in the OT has a sense of realsim to it. in episode 5 when luke appraches vader he ignites his lightsaber...and takes a swing...vader blocks it calmpy...luke takes a step towards vader...vader slowly tkes a step back in a defensive move.... if this had been the prequels luke would have done a back flip up the steps and spinned around 4 times before even swinging on vader....vader would have done three flips and spins and twirlled his saber around 5 times before striking back at luke.
everything about the prequels is so pathetic and fans of the PT wonder why we real fans of star wars who fight to defend it feel this way?
ill never stop bashing the prequels and ill never stop defending the real editions of the OT. and i do quote people like gary lurtz and marcia lucas and and many other peoiple you wont find mentioned at starwars.com because these people hold on to the truth and they tell the truth cause we sure cant depend on lucas or lucasfilm to do it
and pt fans accuse me and others here of bashing lucas when we call him a lier. sorry but we just tell the truth and if many of you pt fans would bother to research it and dig up his old interviews you would see where he has lied. more times than I can count but you pt fans are not interested in the truth. you want to ignore it and act like it never happend. I and many others my age were lucky enough to grow up in that time perioed and we heard the truth and read the truth. i bought every starlog mag i could with star wars interviews growing up. i held on to every word from lucas cause back then i worshiped the man as did many others here. uo till he turned his back not only on us the fans but on star wars its self and pimped out the name for profit. thats the only satisfaction i get from the prequels is knowing lucas ruined his legacy with them.