Registered: Aug 2004
Location: McClane's Right one
If you take out all the flavours that may offend, then all you produce is a water/nothingness flavoured snack that holds no appeal to those who have taste buds.
SW, especially in CW, has taken the "I dont give a flying f*** about actual quality as long as the quids're rolling in" approach to regarding the importance of actual SW flavored content.
Would this movie have featured arms being cut off in bars and old men getting cut in half by lightsabre, or shown the burned skeletal corpses left behind after a good Owen and Beru style massacre by the empire..?
Nope. 'Cause its not the level that SW operates through fear of offense/decline in sales, when ironically this output will drive away the area of fanbase that likes to think of SW as intellectually engaging, reasonably dark or even fun (unless base, derivitive plots/scripts and repetitive, over used and childish slapstick gags are the way forward for SW in you, the consumer's mind.)...
Its a good job we are free to abandon the new stuff without negative consequence to our perception of the overall story of the SW movies.
That way we are free to enjoy SW for the good that it was, and not the bastardized shadow-of-its-former-self that each new release threatens to make the whole franchise resemble.
Lucas could approached his need for the cash from the young with whatever merchandise, and it wouldn't feel like the raping-of-long-dreamed-about possiblities that was putting this infantile shit out as the Clone Wars.
Yes. The same Clone Wars that Luke mentions in ANH.
Yup. THAT one. The one we waited like 25 years for.
Gone is the otherworldy, imagination-capturing feel of that scene, replaced it has been by memories of some balloon headed, valley girl accented, Pixar-doe-eyed Padawan of an inaccurately voiced Anakin running around with a character named Stinky the Hutt in a plot that marries most of the characters up to the point of ridiculousity while fighting a bunch of battledroids that couldn't even beat up your Nan even if they tried real hard.
Its like the Ark warehouse scene at the end of Raiders.
Forever ruined by association with CGI monkeys, franchise opportunies and crap plots with no peril/danger/fun.
Thats why KOTCS simply will never be accepted by me as ever having happened. So I can still enjoy the Trilogy.
I'm not one to take this drastic measure so readily in an other, lesser film's case, but feel it warranted for two sagas that I so love.
People will only take so much. (Look at the 80s' nightmare on elm street movies. Freddy was a scary, scary guy in the first, but by the time commercialism had become the driving force in the many sequels he was a mockery of his former self, actually doing a terrible "Freddie rap" in one of his last. KILLED the integrity of the franchise. )
In an age where you no longer have to put up with a few channels of TV dictating what you watch, and people creating more or less their own schedules for the day out of mixing/matching, it seems no surprise to me that more are adopting this position.
In obvious analogy to the reaction to the creative direction employed of late by GL, when a man is driving your coach off a cliff, you wouldn't surprise many folks by jumping from your seat and bailing out of the door.
"Anyway, based on what we've seen, Van Zan, with five punches and a headbutt, couldn't even put down a malnourished dude (malnourished guy vigorous enough to be needed to be held back by 3 people). He's definitely not taking down McClane." - Lestov16
Last edited by Sadako of Girth on Aug 31st, 2008 at 11:50 PM
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Re: Clone Wars- where next?
A battle here...a battle there...a lightsaber duel here...another battle there. We'll see new characters here and there but I'm pretty sure it'll focus on Anakin. I know Lucas said it wouldn't...but he also said that he would try out some new things and so far he's done a new Indiana Jones movie and now Star Wars Clone Wars.
Eventually we'll get to the start of Episode III and the series will be forced to end...but I'll watch it.