+ Reply to Thread
Results 16 to 30 of 47
Thread: Original Star Wars Trilogy
04-02-2012 03:38 PM #16
Meh, Episodes I and II were complete garbage (I actually think episode I might have slightly more artistic merit than II).
Episode III is decent but is still awful compared to IV-VI. I actually know people that think III > VI. I laugh at those fools.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I have no interest in watching via this guy's plan unless the "machete" approach includes chopping off II and III as well.
04-02-2012 03:56 PM #17
The "machete" plan seems ok for first time watching and I will give it a shot myself for S and G's.
Forgive a little venting but my biggest gripe's about episode III:
1. The video game dialog in the begin "oh no, buzz droids", "R2 hit'em center eye".
2. Weird turn to the dark side scene. I'll do what ever you say Master blah blah...
3."Don't make me kill you". Are you effing kidding me! You had the set up right there George! You could show right there that Anakin is now Darth Vader. Remember when Vader had Luke pinned down in Empire? The best Vader line "Don't make me destroy you". It was right freakin there!!! I never would have thought one word would piss me off so much but, as soon as I heard Anakin say "kill" I rolled my eyes and said aloud WTF! I still think this everytime I watch III...
04-02-2012 04:05 PM #18
I agree, II is pretty awful too. I actually prefer I to II but at least there is some plot development in II that plays a part in the whole saga, that doesn't occur in I.
Last edited by NewMarketSean; 04-02-2012 at 04:07 PM.
04-02-2012 04:06 PM #19
04-02-2012 06:10 PM #20
UGH!!! 1:17-1:39 is particularly horrific.
04-03-2012 10:53 AM #21Hangout Blogger Hall of Fame
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
- Bethesda MD
The Empire Strikes Back rules.
04-03-2012 11:51 AM #22
I found little redeeming facts in the prequels other than Yoda kicking some ass, that was cool. Either way though, why was Yoda such a weird little guy when Luke first met him in Empire? That never made sense to me, especially after seeing him in action during the prequels.
The Machete approach is alright I guess, but if I knew someone who had never seen the movies, I'd have them do IV-VI and skip Lucas' disastrous prequels.
04-03-2012 12:19 PM #23
If we try to compare the prequals to the originals, they will be awful every time. But watching them JUST as a Star Wars fan, I like them, especially episode 3. Episode 3 I would put in there with the original trilogy...its just a shame we had to live thru 1 and 2 to get there.
04-03-2012 02:21 PM #24
04-03-2012 02:52 PM #25
04-03-2012 05:22 PM #26
He was weird because he was testing Luke. And Luke failed. Ghost Obi-Wan had to do some fast talking to get Luke some training.
04-03-2012 06:13 PM #27
04-03-2012 06:37 PM #28
04-03-2012 07:02 PM #29
Plinkett completely eviscerates the Anakin trilogy better than anyone.
Instead of arresting the Emperor, Mace Windu should have laid down Ezekial 25:17 on him and finished him with the light saber, 1-2-3.
The original trilogy had it's embarrassing moments as well. Ewoks? Really? Gary Kurtz and Harrison Ford wanted Han to have a heroic death in VI, and Lucas went with Ewoks and bongos.
Luke as a Jedi confronting Jabba is a joke as well. He's about as tough looking in that confrontation as say, Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio. That is, if any of them tried to get in your face, you'd just laugh your arse off at the absurdity of it.
Every time I see Billy Dee Williams, all I can picture is Colt 45 malt liquor.
Last edited by TonySoprano; 04-03-2012 at 07:09 PM.
04-03-2012 11:27 PM #30
If Han Solo had died my childhood would have been traumatized.
Luke matures A LOT, I felt, between Empire and Jedi. Yea he still has the same boyish looks, but he's more stoic -- I feel like he means business.
Maybe it's because I'm younger, but I'll only ever know Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.