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#76797
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ROTJ is worse than I remember.
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Interesting, and understandable. I agree that once you watch it objectively, it sort of loses a bit of its luster. While I really like ROTJ, the problem for me is that it hits a brick wall about an hour into the movie. They wander the forest, then they get captured, then they almost get roasted, then they befriend the ewoks, then they tell stories, blah blah blah. I usually find myself fast forwarding from Luke leaving Degobah until where Luke and Vader hook up on Endor. I wouldn't dream of fast forwarding through ANH or ESB.

On a side note, I always found the scene where the Executor slams into the death star to be the worst effect in the entire trilogy. I can't for the life of me understand how GL can decide other effects are antiquated while that one gets to stay.
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#76020
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Halo 2
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I somewhat disagree (not saying you're wrong). See, I don't think Halo was groundbreaking at all. I just think it was incredibly refined. Everything it did, it did well. The gameplay, while some may have not cared for it, was flawlessly executed. The graphics were top-notch, the settings, levels, and story were all great. The music was fantastic (probably the best I've ever heard in a game) and set the tone perfectly. Also, no bugs/glitches/collision problems whatsover. I just see it as the template for what a good game should be.
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#75877
Topic
Episode III Teaser Trailer
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Same old same old. A cool trailer with a few cool moments, which isn't representative of the picture as a whole. I see Ep III being slightly better than AOTC (which isn't saying much). The Anakin stuff did look pretty sweet though.

I was caugt a little off-guard by the Vader dialect, but then it dawned on me that perhaps he says "Mast-ER" because it's his first words he's not going to go from Hayden's Anakin' accent to JEJ's 'Vader' accent overnight. Maybe he developes his speach pattern over the next 20 years? Or is it just a GL inconsistency?
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#74604
Topic
Video Games - a general discussion thread
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I was the same way. I'm a loyal Nintendo person, and initially, I perceived the Xbox as all hype with little substance (and no good games besides Halo). But (for me) while the GameCube had some great games up front (Mario Sunshine, Metroid, Rogue Leader, ect) it hit a huge drought after the Wind Waker was released, So I went ahead and got an Xbox and ended up really liking it because of the features I mentioned above, and I haven't looked back since. Although I am looking forward to the new Metroid and Resident Evil 4.
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#74357
Topic
EpIII Teaser Poster
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Oh man. That poster looks....really bad.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the first two teaser posters looked relatively photorealistic, didn't they? Although the screen grab may be poor, the Ep III poster looks like something someone doodled on a notebook. And I agree it resembles Dark Helmet.

Say, can't we get some guy to make a quality poster-sized image of the fake one?
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#72941
Topic
Lucas to Receive AFI Lifetime Award
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I wish more big-name Hollywood people would stand up to GL. It seems like they all give him a free pass, or kind of look the other way out of professional courtesy when he makes his decisions . But you know they think the same thing we do. Sure there are spoofs and grumblings, but the only time I've ever heard of someone directly approaching GL was in an interview with Trey Parker, where he said he saw GL at an event and made it a point to go up to GL and tell him how pathetic TPM was (which probably wasn't too persuasive).
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#72741
Topic
Are we wasting our lives?
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While in college, I dabbled a fair amount in philosophy. I did your requisite Plato, Sarte, Camus (a personal fave) ect. I even ended up writing a paper refuting St. Anselm's ontological argument, which...didn't go over well at all with the professor. Anyway, I would say that, while I liked philosophy, I had trouble focusing on specifics. But then I came upon a book. Not just a book but the literary holy grail of all things philosphical. It was such a powerful cocktail of logic and wisdom that I felt humbled just reading it and haven't looked back since. What book, you ask? Why that book is Crazy From the Heat by David Lee Roth.