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SilverWook

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#1280631
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Rodney-2187 said:

I find thinking about the prequels better than watching them.

I used to try and ignore them entirely, but since The Clone Wars animated series factors into Star Wars so greatly with characters like Ahsoka, that era is pretty much impossible to ignore. Also, there are some really great aspects such as lightsaber battles, soundtracks, and memorable quotes from the prequels, I find myself referencing them often.

Over time, my opinion of the prequels has grown more tolerant. I have an appreciation of them as being unique products of their time and circumstances, even though I consider them to be poorly made.

I tried watching them again and just couldn’t. They’re too bad. Best to just remember the fun times I had during the hype leading up to them and just recall the good parts from time to time. I’ll just rewatch The Clone Wars instead.

The Ridiculous edits are my go to versions. 😉

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#1280411
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

I think we can all agree AOTC probably has the most issues. And while it’s hard to pick THE worst scene, the one that drives me crazy is Padme (NOT a Jedi but a regular human-type character) drops from who knows how many feet in the air, lands on her…um…crotch…and without missing a beat, gives her new boyfriend a peck on the cheek.

Yeah I cringe at the thought of how much that would hurt in real life.

Maybe it’s a low gravity planet? And Anakin subconciously cushioned her crotch with the Force? Yeah, that’s the ticket! 😛

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#1280343
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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George had his animated film Strange Magic, which Disney unceremoniously dumped in theaters with practically zero promotion. The Mouse thinks so little of it there isn’t even a Blu-Ray release.

Not sure I want to see Indiana Jones and The Curse of The Broken Hip. 😉

As for Willow, I guess you guys missed this post…
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-News-articles-that-may-not-have-enough-interest-for-their-own-threads/id/62111/page/2#1279615

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#1280141
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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Mocata said:

I don’t get it. SW is full of “anachronistic” dialogue. Especially anything Han has to say when he calls Leia “sister” in a very 70s way and references things like crop dusting.

Tatooine has farms, and Luke is clearly a farm boy. Crops must get dusted somewhere, even if it’s not on Tatooine. It’s no more anachronistic than Owen’s referring to a harvest. And that use of sister goes back to the 1930’s in movies at least.

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#1280096
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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Is there any dialog in the OT scripts that got changed on the set, (or ended up the cutting room floor) that would have stuck out in this way?

One point of view to take is that nobody in Star Wars is actually speaking English anyway, and we’re just hearing an imperfect translation of the original Whills text. Or maybe SW just needs it’s own profanities like Battlestar Galactica had. Big Frakkin’ door. 😉

Seriously though, is Poe’s line different in any foreign dubs?

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#1280077
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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I think crank calling existed in some form before telephones did. Something as zany as the French taunting sequence in Monty Python and The Holy Grail has a historical basis, even the catapulting of livestock over castle walls or dumping chamber pots on unwanted guests. So a form of crank calling existing in a galaxy far, far, away is something I’m perfectly chill with.

Mind you, big ass door sounded a bit out of place to me.

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#1280069
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

SilverWook said:

Is it really any worse than Leia saying Tarkin smells, to his face?

I think the difference here is Leia using language/phrasing that is less contemporary than what Poe uses.

Is “Hugs” especially contemporary though? I’m not sure I understand.

Nothing to do with the “hugs” thing. It’s the way the dialogue is written overall, and if you don’t see it, I’m not sure what to say. “Okay, I’ll hold” sounds like modern, quippy humor, while “I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board” could be from whenever and not feel out of place.

I don’t know, maybe it depends on your definition of quips. In my mind “modern quipy dialogue” is the all of avengers tossing out one liners every other line. I think people conflate that kind of humor with what’s going on in TLJ, which is a film with a lot of humor, sure, but just because it’s a lot of humor doesn’t mean it’s the same kind of humor.

The “foul stench” is a weird comparison is because it’s a very theatrical insult, in keeping with the haughty tone Leia has in that scene. Elsewhere in the film she and other characters have more casual “quips” that I think are comparable to what’s in TLJ. Honestly again it depends on your definition but I’m not even sure Poe saying “I’ll hold” is a quip? It’s a funny line but it’s not exactly him making a joke, he’s fucking with Hux and pretending he can’t hear.

I mean I’m getting into the minutiae of it but maybe the more offputting aspect of it is the way the scene plays out (Domhnall’s hammy reaction) and it’s length.

I only brought it up because I recall that line being groaned about in some magazines back in the day. Not sure why that and not Luke talking about Power Converters. 😉

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#1279982
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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screams in the void said:

SilverWook said:

Shocking since the two Jedi docs capture the moment he suggested putting lips on her. 😉

" all it really needs to do is go , this this this ,wow ! this this this ,wow !It’s kind of a binary system "-George Lucas , from Star Wars to Jedi the making of a saga .

I wonder if there’s a market for random out of context Lucas quotes on a t-shirt? 😉

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#1279908
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

https://youtu.be/fmm9_lBEnOk

I normally don’t watch SW animated shorts, but i read about this one on another forum. Published yesterday. Lapti Nek! (And, I think, a representation of the reasonably sized palace door from the OUT Jedi.

I saw the one with Luke blowing up the Death Star on Disney XD tonight, and no Praxis ring on the explosion!