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Ushgarak
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Keep the books author discussion elsewhere, folks.

Oh, and saying tjhe cgi is poor in this film is just plain blind.


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I will just say that Zahn is far from being a blight. Much worse has happened in the Expanded Universe. His Thrawn trilogy is, at least, enjoyable to read and not a horrible pain like NJO or LOTF.

Anyways.

Still need to see this, but I'm glad to see that the fans are enjoying it. There is the obvious problem of 'no threat to characters' as far as Kenobi and Skywalker are concerned... but we already knew their fates when we watched PT (having seen OT long before).

I hope there are some newer characters introduced in the series that we can actually be concerned for. Ahsoka is a start, but, as people have said, there are very few places she can end up.


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One thing i did find puzzling though, was Yoda and ObiWan's dialogue about Ahsoka, something along the lines of "the hardest thing Anakin will have to face is to learn to let go of her"...makes me think, maybe Ahsoka is just a temporary trial, just another lesson...


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I think they were referring to the fact that Masters tend to grow an attachment to their Padawans, and as we've all seen, Anakin tends to have separation anxiety problems...


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Just a bit.

Well, I certainly enjoyed the movie a lot; my little siblings absolutely loved it. It definitely was better than I was expecting.

I still don't like the CGI style, but it was certainly well-done, and I did like how they paired it with painted-looking backgrounds; made for some really neat visuals. I liked Ahsoka, she was definitely very funny, and I did not have an issue with her brief fight with Ventress - all she did was manage to keep from getting hit for like five seconds. I also did not have a problem with the music, though it was different from that of the regular movies (then again, so is EVERYTHING about this movie), and I really liked in particular the music during the Tatooine scenes.

Yes, it was a silly movie, but you know what? I was expecting worse and hoping that it wasn't going to be as bad as I originally thought. So I'm happy with it.

Also, my little sister is in love with Ahsoka. I think she wants to be her for Halloween now...


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Cool.

I'll try to see it next week with my kids, it opens next week.


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It's very good for the kids actually.


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Yeah, definitely.


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Except for the part where that clone get beheaded and blood flies everywhere.

I don't see how that can even be allowed in a PG movie.

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I found less violence in this movie than other PG films... but that's just the way I see it.

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Originally posted by Kapton JAC
Zero the hut made me respect Jar Jar Binks.


But seriously... what teh **** was up with that dude?


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Well I just got back from seeing it. Here's my review.

To say the least, there were parts of it I really enjoyed, and parts that I thought weren't very up to Star Wars standards, but for the most part the goods outweighed the bads.

To begin with, the animations were terrific. From the very opening shot of the ships flying through space, I had big smile on my face. However, I was dissapointed with the absence of a scroll, but I assumed there wouldn't be one anyway. The music was also very untraditional. Was it terrible? Not really, but it certainly wasn't John Williams quality either.
Jabba's son....that was very questionable. It served well for the film's main story, but the crying thing....just a bit too silly. But I didn't really let it get to me. It's Star Wars, and it's supposed to be silly.

Here's the thing with the Clone Wars though. Even though overall I liked the movie, I'm not sure that releasing it in the theaters was the best idea. When you think of Star Wars on the big screen, you think of the Fox 20th Century Fan Fare, the opening scroll, the John Williams music. The whole narration thing at the opening felt very awkward, but it's easy to forget about it and just move on. I think however, this would have made a fabulous friday night special on TV, the official kick off to the series. So it's not to say that the Clone Wars was bad, I just think it would have been even more enjoyable watching it at home.


The biggest major problem overall is that this film wasn't intended as a full length movie, and to be honest, it shows. It really felt like 3 shorts merged together which I assume they probably did. Not that it was bad or anything.

The good news is, this kicks off what could potentially be a very fun TV series later this fall.

Final verdict: Star Wars the Clone Wars isn't as rich as the live action prequels themsevles, but it wasn't a trainwreck either. I left the theater satisfied, and ready to see more later this year.


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Good review, SMX!


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I'm seeing again today, with my GF... let's see how it fares on a second viewing


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Hope to read about it.


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Second viewings are normally 10 times better than the first.

Walking into a Star Wars movie for the second time, you now know what to expect, unlike the first time, when what you're seeing and what you thought you would see constantly clash and makes the movie seem less enjoyable.

I just think you can appreciate things more the second time around. You pick up on things you missed, you notice more details, and since you know what you're in for, you can just relax and have fun with it.

I had this very same problem with Attack of the Clones back in May of 2002. My expectations were sky high, and I felt a little dissapointed after I first saw the movie. It wasn't the movie that I had pictured in my head before it came out. But after I had enough time to absorb everything, I went back and saw it a 2nd and 3rd time. The second time I liked it alot more, and by the 3rd viewing, I fell in love with it.


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Second viewings are normally 10 times better than the first.

Walking into a Star Wars movie for the second time, you now know what to expect, unlike the first time, when what you're seeing and what you thought you would see constantly clash and makes the movie seem less enjoyable.

I just think you can appreciate things more the second time around. You pick up on things you missed, you notice more details, and since you know what you're in for, you can just relax and have fun with it.

I had this very same problem with Attack of the Clones back in May of 2002. My expectations were sky high, and I felt a little dissapointed after I first saw the movie. It wasn't the movie that I had pictured in my head before it came out. But after I had enough time to absorb everything, I went back and saw it a 2nd and 3rd time. The second time I liked it alot more, and by the 3rd viewing, I fell in love with it.


Exactly, that was just exactly how I felt.

I actually enjoyed it more than the first time.
When I saw it on Wednesday, It felt a bit awkward, like somethings felt out of place (the rock tunes for instance), but not this time.
I knew exactly what to look for, and when to ignore somethings. I didn't missed the scroll, the opening sequence felt more in place than it did the first time (like a tv-show). I just focused and enjoy all the action (and it's choke-full of it), completely ignore things that bothered me (I simply laughed at how silly Ziro is, and didn't mind him at all) and the rock music, it was no longer shocking (nor completely out of place, sounded like Metallica sampling John Williams tunes) and it doesn't last long, you barely hear it (twice), and for like 20 seconds.
so, yeah. It is much more enjoyable the second time around. No more expectations, just taking what's good and ignoring the rest.

Can't say the same for my girlfriend though. At first she didn't like the animation, though it was ok later. By the time they got to Tatooine she was completely bored, and kept asking me "is it over yet?" laughing
She told me it was ok, but didn't felt it was a movie. The biggest problem she had, and to my surprise, the reason she didn't like it, were:
-"wtf?, Jabba's baby?"
- "what the hell's up with that red girl, Anakin wasn't a master, why would he have a padawan?"
and then she said: "that Lucas dude only wanted to cash-in on this"

laughing


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But seriously... what teh **** was up with that dude?
He sounded like a gay, cajun Joe Pesci, as I stated in another thread. laughing


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quote: (post)
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Second viewings are normally 10 times better than the first.

Walking into a Star Wars movie for the second time, you now know what to expect, unlike the first time, when what you're seeing and what you thought you would see constantly clash and makes the movie seem less enjoyable.

I just think you can appreciate things more the second time around. You pick up on things you missed, you notice more details, and since you know what you're in for, you can just relax and have fun with it.

I had this very same problem with Attack of the Clones back in May of 2002. My expectations were sky high, and I felt a little dissapointed after I first saw the movie. It wasn't the movie that I had pictured in my head before it came out. But after I had enough time to absorb everything, I went back and saw it a 2nd and 3rd time. The second time I liked it alot more, and by the 3rd viewing, I fell in love with it.



AOTC just got worse everytime I saw it. Such a pointless film.


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