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#1332541
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Star Wars Games
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I never even knew EpI Racer had a sequel. But then again I was more of an F-Zero fan.

ray_afraid said:

Is it even a remake of Jedi Academy, or just a port of the old game?
Looks like a port. Looks awful.

Looks about the same. An actual upgrade of JKII and JA together in the same package might be worth it, but proper remakes take more effort I guess.

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#1331756
Topic
How does the technology from what's shown in the PT lead to what's depicted in the OT?
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They realised this by EpII and started making the vehicles more textured. Although the Trade Federation and the Chancellor’s ship at the start of TPM are more in line with what you’d expect. The problem is that everything is so busy looking in art direction terms. The Jedi Starfighter and other clone wars vehicles are really overdesigned, instead of being simpler reduced versions of what would follow. A lot of them look like what would have been post ROTJ. You can see some of them are intentionally made to look like 1950s cars in an attempt to reach for that “retro” aesthetic but I don’t think the results work.

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#1331582
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What's your take on Emperor Palpatine being brought back for The Rise of Skywalker?
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JJ should have not been involved in writing. But I guess that’s what they offered him to come back at all? Should have just got a competent yes-man to give it the full ROTJ mirror image. Maybe sit Kasdan and RJ together and make them do a properly good script since they were the authors of the other 2 puzzle pieces. The so-called creative process is baffling, the way it was clearly rushed out instead of being carefully executed to tie the trilogy up. I don’t get a lot of big blockbuster decision making, there’s no brain power considering how much money is involved.

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#1331455
Topic
What's your take on Emperor Palpatine being brought back for The Rise of Skywalker?
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They had the opportunity:
A) to expand on Snoke and write some proper lore
B) to expand on the “Force Dyad” and write some proper lore
C) to show Kylo as a truly broken figure who gets worse with the higher rank
Instead it’s basically wasted and feels like a sequel to movie that doesn’t exist. I mean Palpatine could have been involved too in some guise. There was a chance to finally explain the dumb super weapons and the state galactic politics. But this all requires a competent screenwriter.

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#1331138
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Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread
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DominicCobb said:

ray_afraid said:

canofhumdingers said:

I saw Annie Hall was on amazon Prime so I thought I’d give it a watch. This dreck beat Star Wars as best picture in 1977? WTF!?

It was so awful I couldn’t finish it. Turned it off after about 20 or 30 mins. And that was being generous. I wanted to stop after about 10 mins but tried to give it the benefit of the doubt.

But geez. It’s basically a pathetic, miserable man being pathetic and miserable and making everyone around him miserable too. What was wrong with people that they would vote for this trash over Star Wars?

lolno.
Star Wars should have won, but.

Yeah.

Uhuh.

And yes I also think it’s Tan-tiv.

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#1328947
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Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release
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I’ve heard that before, and I think it’s clear that Lucas’s on financing tactics are to blame at least partly; he wanted to test out the CGI and also make money to fund TPM. What makes zero sense are all the later differences over time, particularly when some changes like Luke’s scream in ESB went back to the old version. The sad truth is that he’s probably just an obsessive old control freak, and this is his way of being involved in “his movies” after the other really creative minds have been forced out.