Nice burn effects tho. All they’d need is some sticky goo type stuff here n there for a pus effect, and it’d be all, “realistic” n stuff. But that might bump the rating up from PG, so… shrug
My main problem with Episode I was that GODAWFUL AWFUL AWFUL (wannabe) child actor to play Anakin. They could’ve at least gotten someone who didn’t sound like they were in a preschool play, with the teacher reading each line to the actors so they could repeat them (in this case, horribly) to the audience. Someone teach that boy voice inflections! Oh well… we haven’t seen him in a movie or on TV since, so I’m guessing after that, and Jingle All the Way, that Hollywood learned its lesson about him.
My other problem with Episode I was they killed off the coolest character, and gave the second-coolest hardly any screen time till the end.
Episode II was a lot better, in my opinion. Mostly because they had an excuse to throw out that horrble line-reading wannabe child star who in fact never did become a star, in favor of someone moderately good-looking who at least has the talent to portray !ANGST. Also, while it was also a bit cheesy, it was not in the same way as its predecessor.
Although honestly, I didn’t find either to be worth watching more than once or twice.
Anyway, I hope the last one is better. And I’m going do everything in my power to keep a certain someone AWAY from this thread…
Episode I and II both strayed from the path of IV, V and VI because George Lucas decided that over-doing everything with the new special effect technology would be a good idea. If he’d have stuck to puppets instead of computerized characters he’d have been a lot better off, IMO.
Also, this esp. goes in line with the new bad guy, technology should not have been better in espisodes I, II and III than in IV, V and VI. It just doesn’t make sense to have Naboo fighters that are sleeker, faster and more able to fight than the X-Wings. (Which reminds me…why the new, odd spacecrafts? X-Wings, Bombers, B-Wings, speeder bikes…these things were cool.)
I liked Episode II more than I because of one main reason, as well as a few little ones (it had better lead into the later episodes and it had less Jar Jar, for examples)…the main reason being: YODA KICKED ASS!
I think Lucas would have done better with Episode I and II (and probably III) if he understood and lived by the phrase “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
As for the pix…I gave my input on the Robot General, but the Darth Vader look is a very good one. I think that’s a good step towards connecting the movies together. I was looking forward to it.
Originally posted by Cybercompost Umm… they bored me to tears?
Why is this such a common answer to why people didn’t like movies? You listed “Chicago” as your favourite movie, and it doesn’t have nearly as much action as SWI and SWII. What gives?
Well, Hades, action alone doesn’t make a movie fun to watch. Roun might prefer a different plot type, different characters (generally more dynamic than the obviously static action characters), or whatnot. He might even have just liked the songs. Some people have wet dreams about silly French artsy movies shot in black and white aboard a train looking circa 1949. Others prefer cheesy lines, bad acting, bomb explosions, chase scenes, sparking bullets, and overly used CG effects. Roun just happens to fall more towards the former rather than the latter on the movie spectrum, however, I would place him only moderately in that range.