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HP. Lovecraft

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#1099539
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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Ryan-SWI said:

While I know you’re joking, your opinion that it’s objective is influenced by your own personal feelings, so…

Don’t even bother with Frinks he is a thin skinned idiot who attacks anybody with a different opinion. But as soon as somebody makes a light hearted joke about badly made star wars figures or autism(look at some of his older comments from the ‘‘random image’’ board) he loses his shit. Just let the snarky Jew enjoy his echo chamber in peace.

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#1099529
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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yotsuya said:

Possessed said:

Of course they aren’t terrible. They’re just terrible compared to the originals.

Pretty much my opinion. I’ve seen a lot of movies. They aren’t great by any means, but they aren’t that bad either compared to some out there. They are fun to watch, but when you dig below the surface, their failings are easy to see. And what have many Star Wars fans spent decades doing? digging. So we are more painfully aware of the flaws than most people. The casual viewer is not going to see all the flaws we do. All three of the PT were huge blockbusters - record setters in ticket sales. They were hugely popular movies. Bigger in some ways than the OT. They just don’t have the staying power because they are flawed and those who love the OT have various views on the level of bad those flaws drop these films to. They are Lucas at his worst, which I think is better than many other directors at their best.

This is why the term ‘‘fanboy’’ applies more accurately to people who are still complaining about the PT then people who still like them.

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#1073381
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What 'a Star Wars Story' / anthology / spinoff film would you like to see?
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joefavs said:

HP. Lovecraft said:

Would not mind a live action Clone Wars movie although giving the dislike people have for the PT it probably not gonna happen.

I’d love to see something set in the PT era that’s actually good. Not sure about the Clone Wars specifically because the clones were never terribly compelling for me, but I’d definitely be in for something in that timeframe with practical sets and a good script.

A Qui-Gon Obi Wan spinoff could also make a decent flick.

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#1067690
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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joefavs said:

I’ve recently been thinking myself about Star Trek while trying to figure out my relationship with the PT and other elements of Star Wars that aren’t my favorite. I only came to Trek in my late teens, so this might have more to do with the fact that I was never as invested in it as I was in Star Wars, but the stakes for any given Trek thing being good always seemed lower because there was always an understanding that there would eventually be more Trek. In the years between the PT and the Disney acquisition, when Lucas regularly insisted that there wouldn’t ever be any more Star Wars movies, I was really pissed off because it looked like they’d taken a thing that I loved, made it terrible, and blown it up, never to be brought back or continued. Now that we’re going to be getting new films indefinitely, though, pretty much all my negative feelings about the prequels have dissipated. Without that finality that ROTS once carried, they just seem to me like three subpar entries in an ongoing series that’s bound to have ups and downs, much like the Trek films and shows that I don’t care for.

That has always be the biggest problem with Star Wars fanboyism. The fans don´t judge the movies on there own merit but keep comparing them to the originals.

Not that the PT would be that much better received by the general public were they not connected to the original Star Wars but it is a problem within the fandom.

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#1028250
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Ryan-SWI said:

So nice to see the elitism cireclejerk shutting out any discussion as usual.

The problem with the PT is that it has a hate following. Now if it is any help to you other series have it as well those being Micheal Bays Transformers and the Twilight films in fact I think Micheal Bays Transformers(or Bayformers as the G1 fanboys like to call them) have an even worse hate following.

I honestly don’t think that it has anything to with their immense lack of quality. Sure twilight is nothing but emotional and literal porn for women but the truth is that their are thousands of romance novels like that and it just so happens that Twilight has enough fans behind it that it got made into a film series. Add to the fact that it takes a really crazy spin on the beloved vampire mythology and the hatred is easily explained. Like wise the live action Transformers films are just like any other of Micheal Bays movie but it has the label Transformers on it so all the 80’s manchildren go crazy when they are released and to be honest I think something similar happened to the SW prequels(not counting rouge one).

Their are allot of bad movies such as food fight and Garbage pail kids but they don’t have a hate following so expressing your appreciation for them would probably be more exaptable especially within these circles.

This might change over time tho. I mean ones upon a time Schumachers Batman film had a massive hate following but now a days people seem to look back on them with quite the fondness or at least more acceptence then before, although in fairness it might have something to do with how extremely far Warner Brothers went in the other direction with it’s DC movies and honestly only time will tell if peoples general perception of the PT will ever change.

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#1027959
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Honestly I don’t recall Rouge one having allot of fanservice. Force awakens on the other hand. Well, let us see
dialogues lifted straight from the OT. Check
Things from the old films being shown for a second or so for no other reason then to remind us that the movie takes place in the same universe as the OT and to get the ‘‘hey I remember that’’ reaction from the audience.Check

Rouge one has none of these problems as far as I remember.

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#1027919
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Ryan-SWI said:

I really enjoyed Rogue One but the film is far from being without faults, and I honestly have no doubt that had the film come out in the early 2000s it would be lumped in with those “crap prequel films.” A lot of the complaints levelled at the prequels are glaringly apparent in R1, so why is it excused?

Actually RLM dislikes Rouge one. Not as much as the prequels but he still disliked it. Personally I find it a really impressive movie given how paper thin the premise is.

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#1027203
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The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Every time I look through PT concept art, I see the excellent PT which could’ve been if Lucas didn’t have the creative vision of a mole.

Disagree their was nothing wrong with the final versions that we got of the two or at least not visually.

Also, interesting how these horror concept art of villains are coming up right after some 4chantroll posted pictures of dead babies.

I think it is time somebody lightens the mood and I be the first.