OK now a question, did you do anything to Walrusman. (I know his name is panda buba or whatever) but to me he is always Walrusman However I think the mask is one of the things that has suffered over time, it really looks like paper mashie.
I'm very glad you have restored Aragorn's authority as well as the color to Lothlorien. Did you add color correction to the entire image, or just to parts of the image? It looks like you added some yellow and red. I was disappointed by the blue tones seen in the film -- didn't match the books at all IMO.
I also hated Aragorn the anti-hero as he was in the movies. First of all it doesn't fit the time in which the books were written much more of a late 20th century idea. Also Tolken wrote Aragorn's character very much is related to the heroic ideal of a man who is chosen for a mission and very much prepared to fulfilling his destiny. The movie's Aragorn is filled with self doubt and much less powerful because of it. Though I loved the movies overall this was a typical "I know better then the author move" by Hollywood or New Zealand in this case. I agree as well about the lack of green in the movie. The books very clearly contrast the "green" of nature with the dark smoke of the machines. The movie lacked some of that.
I haven't been able to get in touch with riker for months. I think he has been busy. Which is fine, I'm not complaining or anything, just thought I would add something to this board since it has been nothing but fun for me. Plus the show and interviews are great. It is funny to hear Douglas describe what a Droid is and stuff like that. It seems kind of strange as you have to be lying under a rock to not know what these things are today.
It has Richard Thomas on it as well and that is kind of weird as I always thought he was B version of a Mark Hamill. For you baseball fans it also has Pete Rose and Tom Seaver. Plus Billy Paul of singer of "Me and Mrs. Jones" and if that is not all there is also the Mummenshanzs, a 70's classic! So anyway I was thinking of making it available to the board but I am not sure who I should send it to and what not.
Originally posted by: bomma She was elected queen? Huh? At 13? What!!
Oh, that's not such a big deal. Throughout history there have been many real-life monarchs that were even younger than 13 (but yeah, it's crazy).
I can buy the part about her being Queen at 13 (her accent bothers me more than her age) but it's all of the other implausable and stupid stuff I can't get past in the PT.
But consider in history they are usually put into power as a figure head if they are that young, if this was the case then I would have no problem with it. The problem is that the story is that she was freely democratically elected. That makes you think the Naboo are idiots. I didn't get this idea until that horrible "I was too young to be elected speech in AOTC", that made the whole thing seem silly frankly.
Funny I just watched this the other day and I have say AOTC is just a horrible film. From the fact that is basically destroys Bobafett as "the man with no name" character now he is the "shoot him dad, shoot him kid", to the stupid Yoda fight scene. The fact that Count Dooku has force lightning basically destroying the surprise reveal in ROTJ Emperors powers. The crappy Dex scene with jawa juice is so silly and doesn’t fit at all. The fact that the main plot and the title of the movie is about a mysterious clone army, and who ordered it, and it this never resolved? What's the point of developing a detective/mystery story if you are not going to follow through with the revelation at the end? The audience invests an hour of time following Obi-wan only to not get any payoff. The terribly wooden acting and totally unbelievable love story. "I truly deeply love you", come on that's the best you can do. Also it makes sense to punctuate this moment with a helium voiced "Ha-ya". There is no build up to the their love, as the movie starts Anakin is already obsessively in love with her, which basically takes away the audiences ability to sympathize with his feelings as you should empathize with them as they grow. And why does he love her, he didn't seem like he did at the end of TFM, and if he did why when he was 7 he was more cool about it? Now he's like "You look beautiful, You're all I can think about, I am going to kidnap you!!" Why does she love him because he is always whining to her that he loves her? Because they have spent a week or two boringly discussing politics and mentors? I can think of 100 ways to make it work but look at ESB it is not hard to believe that Leah would fall in love with Han. The obstacle course factory scene is not really enjoyable on repeat watchings. I mean I can watch the trench run over and over but for some reason this scene seems like a video game, maybe because it is all CG, who know, who cares, at that point in the film I no longer do? Then there are the small things, she falls out of the hover craft and is fine and then inexplicitly knows that they are at a hanger. She was elected queen? Huh? At 13? What!!
Well they made a whole movie about a plot to create clones and then never resolved who it was that started the plot. The only way to find out was to listen to interviews, so what makes you think they would follow up on this comment.
To me it would have made a lot more sense if Anakin was upset about the injustice of slavery and the lack of movement by the bureaucracy to change this. It would make the motivation for his change more believable, this would be just one of the things that sets him over the edge.
Maybe Leah has slaves? Ever think of that? Kind of takes some of the sweetness out of this princess thing.
I agree what more can be said about this time in the overall story. Sorry I just feel like the Clone wars in themselves were kind of lame in the movies the cartoon was OK, but they are surely not worthy of two TV shows about them.
It would have made much more sense to do the show about Vader's rise to power and hunting down the remaining Jedi.
How about changing the motivation for Mary Jane's break up with Peter. In the movie she does it because Harry makes her but make is so she is upset with him, kisses Harry then breaks up with Peter for real. That to me would up his motivation to be angry and use the black suit. For me that Breakup was the Jump the Shark moment in the film because I was thinking why doesn't she just tell Peter. Anyway just an idea. Plus it kind of ties up the end where all three are there together since the major plot of the film is now all three of their relationships. You got to trim some of the over the top black suit stuff though please!