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This topic contains 34 replies, has 17 voices, and was last updated by  feral 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4148

    peter_b
    Participant

    so anyone dosing off work to see ?

    got me seat booked for 9.15 tonight, heard its meant to be the star wars we were waiting for (lives up to the original trilogy).

  • #21381

    rosdahale
    Participant

    Watched it last night and its defenatly the best out of the three recent films, its quite emotional actualy, something that the first two films didnt have.

  • #21384

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Saw it this morning. Fantastic stuff. I would rate it below Empire Strikes Back and New Hope but above Return of the Jedi.
    I always new I would like this one though because The Emperor is one of my favourite characters in the series, and in this you really see him at his best. The acting is also far far better, Ian Mc is class in it, and Hayden Christenson(?) and Ewan McGregor are very good also.
    Having the said that there are one or two “Lucas” moments in there, but they don’t detract from the overall film, which is very good.

    The CG is top notch also.

  • #21386

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I wont be seeing it – some films to look out for:

    Sin City, Batman Begins, League of Gentlemen, A Scanner Darkly.

  • #21387

    beans_w
    Participant

    just back from seeing it. great show.

  • #21392

    gizmo
    Participant

    Yea Sin City and Batman Begins are definitly two movies I’m looking forward to. Bloodrayne, Domino and Fantastic Four look rubbish but worth a look for the fun anyway! I’m interested to see what Walter Salles does with the US remake of Dark Water although with Jennifer Connelly as lead I’m not holding my breath. Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be good to..

    Also did you hear that they’ve signed Kelsey Grammer for the role of Beast in X-Men 3 due out next year?

  • #21404

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Was ok. Better than the I and II (like that was hard), but the acting and script still left me short on positive things to say about it.

  • #21405

    Steph
    Participant

    Viewing postponed because of….. GD.ie SHINDIG 2nite :D

  • #21408

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I know which I would prefer to attend!

    Not a big Star Wars fan myself…

    but I hear it is coming to the local cinema in Portrush sometime in the next year..!! Given the alternatives I might have to go..

    Aphra.

  • #21440

    GizmoDX
    Participant

    Saw it twice yesterday, thought it was excellent, really fast paced, i think they’ve got loads to cover now in the tv series.

    Saw sin city a few weeks ago, it’s the best film of that type since pulp fiction (“that type” being disjointed connected stories)

    and kelsey grammer is perfect to play beast!

  • #21441

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    If you have avoided all the hype, missed all the poxy spoilers, and pretty much kept away from all the un-official Starwars mumbo jumbo floating the net I cant see why you wouldnt enjoy this. Its very well paced, shows some rather inspired dialogue in parts (well for Starwars). Ewan, Hayde finally seem comfortable on screen, the Emperor kicks ass, and is Gollum-Esque in some ways which is never a bad thing.

    One must if you really want a full grasp and to get a good few in Jokes.

    Watch the Cartoon Network Clone Wars Series.
    Finish Republic Commando.

    And finally just relax and enjoy it for what it is a pure visual spectacle. Which it certainly is…

    Oh and one other thing, towards the end of the film, I really really wanted the end to be different, I didnt want to see the birth of Darth Vader, but rather see something else. I dont know if anyone else felt the same. It was not that the ending was forced or that it was staged in such a way, but throughout the film you could really see how much Anakin was resisting all things evil until the very thing he believed in seemed to turn against him leaving no other route.

    THIS IS NOT A SPOILER JUST SOMETHING I MAY HAVE PICKED UP WRONG

    Anyone find anything on Anakins father while reading over the net? Just curious becAuse of how some of the lines were phrased… I myself have avoided all rumours and spoilers, trailers and anything else up until Wednesday Night. I would just be interested on reading more into this if anything is available.

  • #21445

    Nooptical
    Participant

    ******SPOILER******SPOILER******

    Ronan, I think that Palpatine pretty much tells us who Anakins father is when he tells him the story about Darth Plageus being able to manipulate the midicholrians(?) to such an extent that he could create life from them. And he thought Palpatine(his apprentice) this technique I think, so Palpatine is probably behind giving life to Anakin.

    ******END SPOILER******

    Also, after I first saw what Lucas did at the end of the DVD release of ROTJ, with Hayden added as the ghost of Anakin, I was cringing. I really hated it.
    However, after watching the prequals, and then the original episodes I actually like it better now, it makes more sense after seeing Hayden being Anakin for most of the series. Its like it comes full circle.

  • #21446

    GizmoDX
    Participant

    ******SPOILER******SPOILER******

    Ronan, I think that Palpatine pretty much tells us who Anakins father is when he tells him the story about Darth Plageus being able to manipulate the midicholrians(?) to such an extent that he could create life from them. Also I think its pretty obvious to me that his apprentice was Palpatine, and he was the one who killed Plageus in his sleep.

    ******END SPOILER******[/quote:365ce257cf]

    SPOILER

    naw dont think palpatine was plageus apprentice, later he says that he and anakin have enough power between them to find the secret to create life from the midichlorians.

  • #21448

    Nooptical
    Participant

    SPOILER

    I disagree Gizmo. Just look at Palps face when he tells Anaking about the apprentice killing the master. And how ironic it was that Plageus could bring other people back to life, but ended up not being able to save himself. Palp has a smirk and a look of satisfaction on his face when he tells us this. Maybe he just enjoys the story, but I think that he is the apprentice in question.
    Also this is from the “Making of Episode III” book:
    “darth sidious : i used power of the force to will the midiclorions to start the cell division that created you”

    I am certain that Palpatine created Anakin. Which makes Palpatine Vaders father, and Lukes Grandfather! haha!

  • #21449

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Well I was beginning to think more towards the end it QUI Gon !!! and rather that it was a power of the light side, rather than the dark, but it was the interest that palp wanted to stir in Anakin. (That helps from the games where you have the power to heal, whihc is an attribute of the light, although there is the ressurection force power if I remember correctly back to the 2nd jedi knight game, and I think this was a dark trait)

    But I know where the whole Palp thing was going, and I really really didnt want to see another “I am your father routine”

    I have that book, what page is that on?

  • #21453

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Not sure Ronan, I quoted that from a website.
    Yeah, you’re right about having another “I am your father” scene, which is why I think Lucas made that scene more subtle.

  • #21533

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    SPOILER

    I disagree Gizmo. Just look at Palps face when he tells Anaking about the apprentice killing the master. And how ironic it was that Plageus could bring other people back to life, but ended up not being able to save himself. Palp has a smirk and a look of satisfaction on his face when he tells us this. Maybe he just enjoys the story, but I think that he is the apprentice in question.
    Also this is from the “Making of Episode III” book:
    “darth sidious : i used power of the force to will the midiclorions to start the cell division that created you”

    I am certain that Palpatine created Anakin. Which makes Palpatine Vaders father, and Lukes Grandfather! haha![/quote:8e5c98b2dc]

    Interesting thoughts dave, I must say I hadn’t though about this possibility.

    On another note, I thought the Film was astonishing, really, a great film. The emotion and irony of the plot. Plus, I think finally, Hayden fills the spot of anakin the way I wanted it.

    Now for episode 7 through 9, I want to see Luke turn to the dark side.

  • #21561

    omen
    Participant

    Saw it last night and thought it was pants.

    Lucas tried to put as many special effects into every single scene as he possibly could and as a result lots of them looked terrible…you could really see that characters were pasted into scenes. Storm troopers without helmets were especially bad, as jingo fett’s head was obviously pasted on and looked rubbish. Emperor fighting yoda looked terrible. Terrible dialog that you come to expect from Lucas and it felt like it was a 2+ hour, lets tie up lots of loose ends and not worry too much about a story. The scene transitions that looked like power-point wipes that continued too annoy me. As least Jar Jar was barelt in it. Oh yeah and what was with R2 jumping out of the ship!

  • #21566

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Ah Omen if you’d have said anything else i’d be shocked!

  • #21567

    omen
    Participant

    I aim to please.
    But seriously, the original films all were individual stories in themselves and because of that were quiet good. Even the love story was interesting as it wasn’t i see her, therefore I love her and she loves me.
    These 3 are essentially a telling of background loose ends to the original 3 and don’t stand on their own because of that. The use of effects went way over the top and because of that, they destroyed the effect they should have had. For the star wars world, I think it would have been better if they weren’t made. Hope to god no more are made, unless lucas is off the project.

  • #21568

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    I think after “A New hope” and “Empire Strikes Back” it’s the best in the series.

  • #21569

    swisslad
    Participant

    Haha Omen, your sarcasm amuses me!

    One aspect that I really enjoyed was the decline of Anakin to his fears. Gradually and carefully done, he probably was the best character to follow (duh, the movie focuses on him!!) in his reluctancy to let go of his past, his woman’s death, etc…

    This 3rd episode very much captures the feel of ep. 4,5 and 6, romance left aside of course. Rare slow based scenes and hardly bored.

    After coming home from the cinema, I just had the urge to re-install Jedi Outcast and X-wing to continue living a bit of that extraordinary world and institution that is Star Wars…

  • #21572

    Idora
    Participant
  • #21573

    peter_b
    Participant

    thats frickin hiliarious..

    “may the farm be with you”

  • #21574

    swisslad
    Participant

    Genius!

    Meatrix anyone?

  • #21576

    peter_b
    Participant

    ye i was about to post the meatrix.top notch

    http://www.themeatrix.com/

  • #21578

    Idora
    Participant

    ye i was about to post the meatrix.top notch

    http://www.themeatrix.com/%5B/quote:dbc4157a5c%5Dbrilliant. hadn’t seen that before

  • #21584

    Nooptical
    Participant

    The scene transitions that looked like power-point wipes that continued too annoy me. [/quote:dafd3818e2]

    …you do realise that Lucas has used simple wipes in all of the Star Wars movies. It’s his style, in keeping with the fact that he wants the movies to be like the matinee episodes of old. If he got rid of those wipes I would be pissed.

    But seriously, the original films all were individual stories in themselves and because of that were quiet good.[/quote:dafd3818e2]

    Also can’t agree with you there. How is Return of the Jedi an individual story? If you watched RoTJ without seeing Episode IV, and V in particular you would be thinking to yourself, ‘What the hell is goin on??’ Plus if you only thought the original movies were “quite good”, I am not suprised that you thought the prequals where bad. :P What were you expecting?

    For the star wars world, I think it would have been better if they weren’t made.[/quote:dafd3818e2]

    That argument makes no sense. Even if you take the opinion that they were so bad that they shouldn’t be made, then surely nothing bad should ever be made. And if nothing bad is ever made or done, then how do we know what is good? :P

  • #21634

    gizmo
    Participant

    Finally saw the film the day before yesterday and I must say I loved it. After watchin Ep 1 I didnt go near Ep 2 and only saw it for the first time when it was on RTE2 a few weeks ago, I must also say that it wasnt as bad as some have made it out to be.

    Hrm my thoughts on the whole Palpatine/Anakin talk…I thought he was trying to convince Anakin that by joining the Dark Side he could save Padame? Obviously I havnt read the books but that was my immediate reaction…the whole time he seemed to be enticing Anakin, playing to his lust for power, both on the Jedi Council and of the force powers themselves…

    While the effects were fantastic I didnt think they were “too” overdone, although I’ll agree with omens comments on the helmetless stormtroopers, it was quiet evident it was a cut and paste job and the entire scene just seemed off when watching it…

    Both the character of Obi Wan and Hayden Christensen himself really improved in this film, Obi Wan was abit annoying in Ep 2 but shone in this film and Christensen seemed extremely uncomfortable in Ep 2.
    Basically the film had more emotion alround than the first two, and I’m not referring to the Anakin/Padame fiasco, and thats why I enjoyed it so much me thinks…

  • #21637

    omen
    Participant

    Bah….i still say it was pants

    ahh….its good to be about to moan publicly again :)

  • #21640

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I never liked the Padme Anakin scenes. They were written poorly.

    But I suppose the main reason I liked Ep III was because my favourite characters and stories from the whole series are the evil ones, so I was reveling in Palpatine and Vader in this movie.

  • #21641

    omen
    Participant

    I found it hard to revel in Vader when he was played by a twat :)

  • #21644

    Idora
    Participant

    I found it hard to revel in Vader when he was played by a twat :)[/quote:f77f24da98]not to mention whinging like a big girl’s blouse

  • #21649

    Nooptical
    Participant

    He was shite in Ep II, but I think the general consensus is that he did a much better job in Ep III. So whether he is a twat or not doesn’t concern me, I enjoyed his performance in the last movie.

  • #21660

    feral
    Participant

    I was half expecting anakin to run off and sulk in that cave on dagobah, leaving jar jar binks to go in the suit, actually.

    “I don’t care! I’m not getting the the suit, I don’t like black, so I’m not, master, I’m not!”

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