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#1509995
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Did you think Dagobah was Yoda’s homeworld the prequels were made?
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NeverarGreat said:

I assume the title should say ‘before the prequels were made’, and if so, then yes, I did. An amphibious creature seems at home in a marsh. That is not to say that he never left Dagobah, but I still can’t see a nature-loving person like Yoda feeling at home on Coruscant or in charge of the entire Jedi Order.

Neither Vader nor the Emperor seem to even suspect that Yoda had a hand in training Luke, so it feels very much like Yoda was solidly in retirement for hundreds of years before the events of the prequels, and his training Obi-wan was probably a quiet, spiritual affair much like Luke being drawn to Dagobah in the OT.

In the ROTJ novel, and then probably in earlier drafts as well, Palpatine finds out that Yoda trained Luke. It doesn’t matter in the film so luckily it’s cut, but based on that they knew him.

I don’t remember Yoda being amphibious.

I didn’t think Dagobah was his homeworld, nor did I think he would be living on Coruscant either. But it was clear that he used to be somewhere else training Jedi for 800 years, not in a swamp. For me it always looked like he was just hiding in “a strange place to find a Jedi master”.

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#1505820
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

Technically in the lore, Orcs are a variety of Elves, and some Orcs such as the Uruk-Hai are Orcs bred with Goblin-men, and all of these races can breed with humans. Elrond is only half-elven, for example. They’re all people, and technically all variations of humans due to that ability to interbreed.

As for how they are portrayed, yes there are plenty of Orcs of all skin colors in the movies and the show:

Orcs 2

Orcs

Yet More Orcs

The point is that clearly you don’t care what skin color these people are regardless of where they come from, so my point stands. Why does skin tone homogeneity matter to the heroes but not to the villains?

Yeah, that is said in the films also. But they have somehow created them with evilness, who knows how.

To your last point: I have never said that, again stop putting words into my mouth. I haven’t talked about villains at all. And speaking of their skin color, none of it is real, it’s all makeup. There are no orcs who are just black or white people with eye lenses, so your suggestive posts are just trying to stir the pot for the sake of it. There is nothing between the lines.

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#1504967
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

LexX said:

poppasketti said:

And those that are nauseatingly railing against “wokeness” seem to have no issue with the actor other than that they are black. That’s not good enough. You seem distracted by a perceived agenda behind casting a non-white person, when really you should ask yourself “why not cast a non-white person?”

People with darker skin are affected by the Sun on Earth and the darker you are the closer you live to the Equator, that’s just how it has happened through evolution. How in the hell do you explain dark-skinned dwarfs who live inside mountains hardly at all seeing a Sun? They should be whiter than regular men. And don’t give any “it’s a fantasy world” answer… It is based on cultures on Earth.

So the many dark-skinned Orcs in in the books, movies, and show, who spent much of their lives in caves and avoided the sun whenever possible lived lives…closer to the equator basking in the sun? I can’t recall a single person ever being brought out of the story by this curiosity, and I don’t see any reason why other peoples of Middle Earth should be held to a different standard.

Unless, of course, you think that the Forces of Evil are the only ones expected to be multicultural in Tolkien’s world. Which is a…hell of a take.

Orcs don’t look like humans to me, unlike Dwarfs and Hobbits and Men who seem to be fantasy sub-races of humans. And aren’t they mostly dark green. I’m not even sure how they breed, if they came from inside the ground or what… I’m not that into the lore. IIRC there were darker skinned Men who came from the south of the Middle-Earth which seems natural of course, while the north was more whiter, as it is, and the stories happen to happen there. Not sure what is the problem with that, that’s how Earth was thousands of years.

And don’t try to put words into my mouth to make your hell of a takes. I could make one similarly, are you saying that Orcs look like non-white people to you when suggesting this kind of comparison?

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#1504949
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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poppasketti said:

And those that are nauseatingly railing against “wokeness” seem to have no issue with the actor other than that they are black. That’s not good enough. You seem distracted by a perceived agenda behind casting a non-white person, when really you should ask yourself “why not cast a non-white person?”

People with darker skin are affected by the Sun on Earth and the darker you are the closer you live to the Equator, that’s just how it has happened through evolution. How in the hell do you explain dark-skinned dwarfs who live inside mountains hardly at all seeing a Sun? They should be whiter than regular men. And don’t give any “it’s a fantasy world” answer… It is based on cultures on Earth.

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#1504440
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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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I’m only on the third episode, but I have to say I strongly dislike the show. There are just things happening here and there and they cut from scene to scene every time something almost happens. Also the wokeness just stinks through pretty much in every scene, it’s hard to see what is actually happening as you can only see corporates doing the same paint by numbers and ticking every woke point. The only thing I can say is that it looks good as a TV show (as it should), but other than that this is just a big pile of garbage.

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#1494967
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Speculation about the 4K Future of AOTC and ROTS
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MonkeyLizard10 said:

Fang Zei said:

emanswfan said:

And to note the extra bit depth is incredibly useful for color grading work in fanedits.

I’ve run into many issues with regrading the prequels due to the limited amount available on the current blu-rays. Meanwhile working on Solo from the 4K Blu-ray, it’s incredible just how much you can alter the image.

Are you one of the twelve people in the world who actually owns a UHD optical drive?

???
plenty of people have them

Well, yeah, 3 years later…

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#1494103
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ILM - Disney+ 6 part documentary series
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DrDre said:

Wazzles said:

The version Gareth Edwards saw was likely the current Disney+ version since it was in the works at the time.

Almost certainly since he mentioned at the time they just completed a new 4K restoration.

I remember him mentioning/referring that it was the actual original version. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. If he didn’t then yes, it certainly would be the D+ version.

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#1493831
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ILM - Disney+ 6 part documentary series
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adywan said:

And why does everyone keep going back to the GOUT to “prove” that the footage is not upscaled or that it is all new? You really think that is the only source they have? Have you checked all the supplementary material over the years? But it’s also pretty obvious to see that, even with the lower quality compressed youtube vid, that all the film footage is lower quality than even some of the 16mm BTS footage they are showing in the trailer. It looks like older scanned footage they had already scanned from prints and not negatives.

Because the GOUT is all we officially have. I don’t want to speak on behalf of others, but when talking about new scans it means they seem to be new to us. Who cares what year they have actually scanned it, you don’t know it, we don’t know it. I think the main point people are making is that these shots seem to be from different sources than anything before while LFL has been giving us all kinds of excuses not having the originals, not wanting to scan or release them, and just trying to oppress them. Who believes what is a different story of course. The only thing that comes to mind is that Gareth Edwards said he saw the original film at LFL over 5 years ago, was it a 4K scan or something.

And you answered to yourself in the last sentence. It seems that way, so it’s something different than has been before. As in new to us coming from LFL.

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#1487773
Topic
Great movies you hate.
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Oh, man, there’s so many. Too bad I’ve forgotten most of them…

  • Forrest Gump
  • Caddyshack
  • Harry Potter movies (okay, I haven’t seen one but all the clips I’ve seen are just nothing I’d be interested in)
  • Iron Man (one of the two Marvel movies I’ve seen and this is supposed to be a good one) --> all Marvel movies
  • pretty much most “great” movies made in the 2000s
  • oh yeah, ALL Tarantino movies
  • and ALL Pixar movies
  • and ALL Kubrick movies

These I don’t hate but I don’t get why they are considered great (if they are). I think they’re mediocre at best

  • Gremlins films
  • Vacation films
  • Goonies
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#1485729
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List of Changes between Versions of the Prequel Trilogy
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D-O said:

nobodybutjarjar42 said:

also starting with the 3D release and later disney+,2020 physical re-release,and all streaming services since 2020 of the phantom menace have one change to add more detail here

Oh right, they updated the end of the magnet stick to look more 3D.

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=326049

Will you be adding these D+ changes to the list as well? They now end to the 2011 version.

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#1483108
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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screams in the void said:

I watched the 2006 GOUT version of Return Of The Jedi yesterday and noticed something I never caught after decades of viewing this film …not a visual thing , but an audio one …at the start of the scene where Threepio tells his story in the Ewok village , a few notes of the Imperial March are played on Ewok Drums . Who’s side were they really on ? Their stomachs apparently .

I don’t think it’s supposed to be “live music”, it’s just part of the score to set the scene.

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#1478328
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Pattinson confirmed as Batman.
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The Batman is the moviest movie I’ve seen onscreen for awhile. After a couple of minutes the movie sucks you in and it has you right to the end in its own world. Man, I’ve missed that feeling since I was a kid. The world of The Batman is awesome. It is also a rare movie that I even think about after I saw it. The last one like that was BR 2049 which I also enjoy. The Batman himself is also really good. I thought Affleck was pretty good as Bruce Wayne and certainly the best part of the last DC films but that Batman was just crap all the way to his CGI cape and car, ugh.

While I really enjoyed this film, there are a couple of parts that I thought could’ve been handled better. First, I really didn’t like Bruce Wayne’s look who looked like a 16yo emo kid. I honestly don’t know how old he is supposed to be but his look just threw me off almost everytime I saw him, at times he felt like a kid and at times he acted like an old dude.

Secondly, The Riddler is for some reason one of my favorite villains as an idea. But his duct tape costume was ridicilous along with the weird question marks. Also I have a problem with many films where there should be this crazy villain or something, and then their handwriting, messages etc. look like they are made by an underground marketing department. Like The Riddler really would write his letters and question marks with different font types and sizes for no reason just for one guy to see. This may sound like a weird complaint but I’m a logo and font enthusiast you might say.

But my biggest complaint is the running time. I thought that the first half went on like a train and I was completely on board. But then there was probably 30min or more of just talking where they went back and forth and the plot was a bit mess, and then it for no reason ended with an overelaborated bomb plan that took way too long and didn’t even really seem to matter or bring anything new. I’d rewrite the whole ending to make it more tight as I was already rolling my eyes at that point.

But I don’t want to end in a downer, so I have to say that I haven’t had that much fun in the theatre when Batman was chasing Penguin through the streets, damn that was fun to watch. It’s also interesting that this is the first time since Batman (1966) to have The Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin and Joker in the same movie.

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#1478107
Topic
Things you DISLIKE about the Original Trilogy ( but not the Ewoks, Leia and Luke being siblings, Death Star 2 etc.)
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Stardust1138 said:

LexX said:

It is also weird Luke referring to Ben as Obi-Wan for the first time in ROTJ. I wonder if that is a writing error as well, or is it something that happened production-wise. For the past 2 movies and 30 years of Luke’s life he’s always been Ben to him, and then a couple of years after his death and when he has seen Ben for only 2 times after that, he starts to call him Obi-Wan? It just doesn’t fit into the story.

I don’t see this as an error. Yoda says as Luke is leaving Dagobah the first time - “Yes, yes to Obi-Wan you listen” - when they’re trying to warn him to not go to his friends. Anakin/Vader also calls him Obi-Wan to Luke. Luke naturally picked up on considering him as Obi-Wan instead of Ben Kenobi, his alas, from exile. He does though still call him Ben when they’re sitting together and having their more personal heart to heart. “I can’t do it, Ben.” I can count only three times when he refers to him by the name Obi-Wan. Once when he isn’t sure if who he knows as Ben is one of the same as Obi-Wan, with Leia on the Death Star, and the last time you talk about is when he says “Obi-Wan” before thet instance where they sit down and talk things out. You can see his slight irritation before they do. It makes sense within each context. Plus keep in mind Luke is only twenty three in Return of the Jedi.

I do. Also it’s the only time Luke calls Ben Obi-Wan in ROTJ so you have counted wrong.

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#1477534
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Things you DISLIKE about the Original Trilogy ( but not the Ewoks, Leia and Luke being siblings, Death Star 2 etc.)
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It is also weird Luke referring to Ben as Obi-Wan for the first time in ROTJ. I wonder if that is a writing error as well, or is it something that happened production-wise. For the past 2 movies and 30 years of Luke’s life he’s always been Ben to him, and then a couple of years after his death and when he has seen Ben for only 2 times after that, he starts to call him Obi-Wan? It just doesn’t fit into the story.

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#1476781
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What do you think of The Prequel Trilogy? A general discussion.
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I’ve said this in many topics but I haven’t watched the PT after 2007. It is possible I once saw TPM on VHS after that for some reason, to check the condition or something. I don’t remember anymore. Anyways, I still remember what happened in them and I can play them in my head if I wanted to (but I don’t), mostly TPM. ROTS I’ve luckily almost forgotton except a few scenes but I would have hard time to explain what happens in what order.
The point is, I love the original trilogy and I remember the time before TPM like it was a full life even though I saw the OT in 1996 for the first time. It was great time all around. After the PT I had lost this feeling. There still were the same movies I loved but with them came this other thing that wasn’t anything like it. So I made the decision, which wasn’t really hard at all, that I wanted that same feeling back where I didn’t know what happened before as that was way interesting that the PT ever delivered. I haven’t looked back since. From a nostalgic point of view it could be interesting to watch them again but I know for a fact that after seeing them the feeling isn’t one bit better than it was before, there no reason for me to disappoint myself as there are much better movies to watch instead.
Now, after saying that, I have to honestly say that after the dust has settled with the ST, I have to agree with some people that the PT felt more SW than the ST. For the ST I didn’t have to make a decision to not watch them, but I don’t even care to watch them. I haven’t seen TROS after cinema, and outside of the sequels, I don’t even remember if I’ve watched Solo at home or not. They’re just like 99% of new movies, you just don’t pick them up from a shelf to watch. Just boring and irrelevant. And for a movie being boring is worse than being bad.