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#1283976
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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LordPlagueis said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I personally would say that the droid assembly line sequence in AOTC is the worst sequence ever to appear on screen in a Star Wars film. It’s long, bland, inconsequential, and ultimately completely forgettable. Do you agree? What would you say is the worst? The Ewok movies don’t count, the Clone Wars animated movie or TV shows don’t count, the Holiday Special doesn’t count, and Rebels doesn’t count. We’re only counting the live action films: episodes I-VIII and R1.

The droid assembly line scene was no worse than the trash compactor scene in A New Hope. Both signify the “Belly of the Beast” stage in Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.

They both signify the same thing, sure, but the scene in AotC is indeed the worst/most cringe inducing scene in the saga. The trash compactor scene isn’t bad or cringey at all.

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#1283692
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Last movie seen
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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019)

LOVED IT.
My face hurt by the end because I was smiling the entire time.
I’ve seen reviews complaining about the human characters being weak. I couldn’t disagree more. All three leads had wonderful arcs (recognizable arcs, sure, but well executed) important things to do that impact the story and were a joy to watch. I also loved the minor characters and villains.
This thing is well made and it’s absolutely WILD. Go see it.

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#1283610
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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LordZerome1080 said:

JayArgonaut said:

Doris Day. She lived to 97!

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/05/doris-day-remembered-peoples-actor/589315/

Guess this wasn’t her day.

If she’d been involved with Star Wars, the moderators would have already asked you to remove your stupid, insensitive pun. But, since she was not, have a go I guess.

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#1283449
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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ZkinandBonez said:

Its almost like they don’t know how to respond to something “real”. They’ve always had CG so in a sense that fake digital look is just what unreal things (like aliens or spaceships) are supposed to look like in their minds.

It’s not just aliens n’ spaceships. People really think that revised Obi-Wan/Vader duel making the rounds looks “real”.
Crazy.

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#1283194
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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Anchorhead said:

Jesta’ said:
Any writer can write a Star Wars movie, but they won’t be true continuations of Lucas’s core story.

True continuations of Lucas’s story have been written by other writers since Lucas started hiring them to do so in 1976.

Yep. The best thing George did was get other creative people involved.
The worst thing he did was taking it all back to himself.

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#1283003
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Watching ESB on TNT while I’m at the gym, just thinking about how mad fans would get if the movie came out today at the scene where Luke falls off the gantry and gets swooped into the tunnel.

Why?

Because there’s no explanation for it provided in the film. So it’s a “plot hole.”

I think the visuals and sound design do a great job of letting the viewer know what’s happening.

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#1282886
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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SilverWook said:

If TPM had come out in 1987, I think there might have been a few cracks. 😉

Well that’s what I’m saying. The longer things continue, it’s inevitable that some fans won’t like the direction things take.
I know many people who don’t like the influence GotG has had on the series, so it’s already there.
It’ll be interesting to see how the MCU fandom looks in another 5/10 years.

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#1282870
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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OutboundFlight said:

Cthulhunicron said:

Buzzfeed just reported that a script has been completed for a KOTOR movie.

DominicCobb said:

OutboundFlight said:

Omni said:

OutboundFlight said:

How so?

I think there’d be too many expectations from a lot of people that’d potentially ruin the films whichever way they go.

I’d be all in for more personal stories set during the Clone War, I think it’d really do wonders for that time period. We get some of it from the TV shows, but nothing actually good.

But yeah if they want to stay away from the main saga at all costs I think the old republic era is definitely the most logical pick. I really don’t want it to be a Jedi story though, I think it’d be cool to see more Rogue One-like films.

You say there’d be too many expectations, but the Clone Wars has an even greater chance of “offending” people as it is directly connected to the films. And while I love the era there are many OT fans who don’t want to return to the PT, and I respect that… TOR is a fresh start for everyone.

I think about it like the MCU. You have a ton of comics/books/games on the era, and the producers are now free to tell their own story. Most complaints regarding the ST from fans has been towards inconsistent writing (agree or disagree). But by adapting characters you would be more in an MCU position.

Man, the MCU is a lot of things but I don’t think I would ever say that it has “consistent writing.” The less SW can be like the MCU the better honestly (and I love the MCU).

Well, one thing you have to admit is how happy and united the fandom is.

The Star Wars fandom was also fairly united when the franchise was only 10 years old…
Let the MCU continue for another 30 years and you’ll see fractures.

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#1281187
Topic
SC.38 - Forceghostrecon's Cut
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Buzz Lightyear said:

4throck said:

I’d very much prefer that people with these skills tried to improve stuff that really needs improving, like the Jabba and Solo scene, some of the mattes or even the deleted scenes.

The idea of seeing it updated in the film itself has me absolutely giddy with anticipation.

I like that idea too, but the execution here is terrible.
Technically amazing, but it doesn’t fit the look, lighting, cinematography, musical score, or even characters of the rest of the movie.

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#1281165
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SC.38 - Forceghostrecon's Cut
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Tyrphanax said:

I just watched the original and it really annoys me… I appreciate the work they did, and some of it is cool (their Vader fights a good deal like Vader… Until he’s punching Obi-Wan? What?), but imagining it in the context of the film just turns it into another Jedi Rocks.

It stops the film dead for a glowstick rave that serves nothing; just spectacle with no substance (but I guess that fits in perfectly with every duel since Jedi). The original fight might be clunky and awkward, but at least it serves the story and its characters, ties up the Anakin/Obi-Wan story without overshadowing the new characters, and moves the plot along. This makes it seem like Obi-Wan was fighting to do more than buy the Trio time and keep Vader’s attention away from Luke (Obi-Wan’s whole purpose there was sacrificial once he got that tractor beam out of comission, even Vader knows this, even though he didn’t know why, or that Ben wouldn’t actually die). Ben doesn’t even seem to sacrifice in the scene, he just looks like he was distracted by Luke or something, keeping his saber at the ready to continue the fight, instead of the much more impactful switching off of the saber and letting Vader cut him down.

It also uses that ham handed emotionally-pandering thing I hate so much in media, this time with the audio samples in an attempt to inject it with some artificial gravity by telling you how you should feel about the moment.

Plus the camera work doesn’t blend into the original film at all.

More of a rant than I intended, but it drives me crazy when people don’t understand that less is more when it comes to Star Wars (as we can tell by the glowing comments… Ugh); I’m all for making the duel more exciting or natural, but the original edit just misses the whole point of the original scene. Good luck with your edit though, it looks good!

YES, THIS.