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Anakin Starkiller

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#1215654
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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OutboundFlight said:

Something that’s always pestered me is that of the six original movies, there are 10 light saber duels and half of them as in ROTS. Most movie had one proper big “duel” towards the end, but ROTS has:

  1. Obi-Wan and Anakin VS Dokou
  2. Obi-Wan VS Grevious
  3. Mace Windu VS Palpatine
  4. Yoda VS Palpatine
  5. Obi-Wan VS Anakin

I wonder if this can be changed. Count Dokou is hard to fix because it is so instrumental to the plot. The only thing I can think of is cutting after Obi-Wan goes unconscious to when we wakes up in the elevator shaft. Not the best fix, but this duel really lacks stakes.

For Grevious- what if he wasn’t a Jedi Killer, but merely a tactician? When it comes to fighting he will always run and hide, and now without Count Dokou it is only a matter of time before the Jedi hunt him down. His only purpose would be to provide a reason for Obi-Wan to be away from Coruscant. The entire duel is cut and the focus is kept on Anakin and Palpatine.

The Mace duel could be cut entirely save the opening conversation and finale. We only see what Anakin sees: Mace holding Palpatine at saberpoint.

The only thing the Yoda duel does is diminish to great powerful characters into video game bosses, so it should be cut entirely.

The Mustafar duel is epic, but could be trimmed. After watching Duel of the Fates I noticed there was a 10 minute gap and when it returned the characters were all in different places. This created the allusion the battle had been going for hours, and as we all know they mind always does it better than when explicitly told. So what if there was a cut after the first couple minutes to the lava ocean towards the end?

Over the years I’ve thought about this a lot. The conclusion I came to is that the only duel that can really be cut out is the Grievous one. However, you bring up a good point about reducing the office duel to just what Anakin sees. It’s a shame to have to cut that duel, but then again, at least that lends more natural to leaving the Jedi’s deaths to the imagination. Personally, I wouldn’t cut the whole duel, but most of it.

Also worth noting is that no matter how much of the other duels you cut, the Mustafar one remains the longest, being half of all duel time in a film with more than twice the average duel time. So funny enough, if you removed the duel everyone came for, the duel time becomes reasonable.

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#1215327
Topic
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [Revisited/Remade]
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Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire is the kind of Harry Potter movie that, as for my passion and mind, requires a totally different kind of work. Just like Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets, it has many weak beats and pacing issues - as well as a narrative full of oddities, but the thing that really stands out for GoF is a horrible original score that horrifyingly resembles Pop Music or a weird Potter-remix. The score has its moments, but most of it is really not cohesive as for the rest of the series on-going themes. Like the opening intro for instance (DUN-DUDUD-- EEEH-EEEEH- DUN-DUDU - EEEH-EEEEH) that sounds like some horror house trance music.

You take that back! Harry in Winter is a masterpiece, and out of all the films’ intros, GoF has by far the best re-interpretation of Hedwig’s Theme (the original is still the best, of course).

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#1215120
Topic
STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
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Anjohan said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Maul is on Naboo killing Jedi, whilst the Queen is trying to save Naboo. The two scenes compliment eachother, and shows us how darkness is growing and Naboo falling just whilst she is speaking of it.

I guess the disconnect comes from the fact that they’re discussing the invasion, not the Sith. If you had footage of the TF doing bad things, then I could understand.

They are discussing the invasion, which is caused by the Federation who are in co-operation with the Sith. I think you’re missing the point. The scenes compliment eachother because Amidala discuss the crisis of her planet, in which - at the same time - we show what is going on at the planet.

The problem is that the scene doesn’t show the people suffering, it shows the Sith returning. The only person dying is some Jedi, i.e. not of the Naboo.

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#1215037
Topic
Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)
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I’m in favor of going the route of a lost film reconstruction. Also worth pointing out we have the Forces of Destiny shorts to work with. They probably would just be extra fat, but then again, isn’t the whole purpose of this project to make the films as long as possible? That said, this may be straying too far in that they’re not scenes that were originally intended to be included.

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#1214935
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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FF48 said:

Hi all,

For my first post I thought I’d jump in here with my rankings. Not much to see but none the less, here goes nothing.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Star Wars
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Force Awakens
  5. The Phantom Menace
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. Rogue One
  8. Attack of the Clones
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  10. The Clone Wars (Animated TV Series)
  11. Star Wars Rebels
  12. The Last Jedi
  13. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated movie)

I would just count the Clone Wars movie as part of the series, since all it really is is a repackaging of the first four episodes. On the topic of The Clone Wars, why’d you rank it so low? Weren’t there more good episodes than bad ones? Or did you just stop watching after season 1 or 2?

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#1214110
Topic
The Official <em>LEGO</em> Discussion &amp; Review Thread
Time

I love how deep Bionicle lore was. Nowadays, Lego has figured out and refined a formula that works for them for original story-driven themes (Ninjago, Chima, Nexo Knights), but it will reach the same creative peak. That said, Bionicle’s complex lore was ultimately its undoing. I guess this sort of stuff is best left to other companies, rather than the toy manufacturers themselves. After all, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Lego is doing great.

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#1214109
Topic
The Official <em>LEGO</em> Discussion &amp; Review Thread
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paja said:

I loved lego, also has anyone seen Lego Atlantis (2010)

I saw it back in the day. General rule is any Lego animation that isn’t one of the Lego Movies is crap. Most of the jokes sound like they’re aiming for a demographic of 4-year-olds. Even as a kid I felt looked down on. That said, they occasionally have some good jokes, like Windu Wash, or the tuba over the sarlacc pit. The Padawan Menace was decent. I guess so was Atlantis.

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#1214094
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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I don’t know why people puts the force awakens up on such a high pedestal. Name me one damn thing in it that’s actually original?

Uh, well there’s Rey’s spee- oh wait, no, if you put it on its side, its just Luke’s. Wow, it amazes me how far they went to avoid having anything remotely original in that film. That said, Finn, Kylo, Poe, and Phasma are all new characters not based on any old ones, although Phasma does admittedly end up in the same category as Boba Fett, and the Prequel villains.

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#1214092
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I’d say ANH is and always will be the definitive Star Warsiest Star Wars that ever Star Warsed, probably because it came first, leading everything else to be informed by it. However, I will say that RotS is undoubtedly my favorite.

You contradict yourself. ROTS is nothing like SW.

How is that a contradiction? I said it was my favorite, not the Star Warsiest.

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#1213808
Topic
STAR WARS: Episode I - THE ANCIENT LORE [Episode I Remade /Proj started: 2014]
Time

Maul is on Naboo killing Jedi, whilst the Queen is trying to save Naboo. The two scenes compliment eachother, and shows us how darkness is growing and Naboo falling just whilst she is speaking of it.

I guess the disconnect comes from the fact that they’re discussing the invasion, not the Sith. If you had footage of the TF doing bad things, then I could understand.