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Clone Wars

jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
Who saw it and was it a good movie?

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    stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Are we talking the cartoons or the animation? If the latter, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081401083_pf.html.

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    Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    -no Tartakovsky
    -no traditional animation
    -no interest in ever seeing this

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

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    PicardathonPicardathon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

    To call the man washed up would be saying that the ocean is wet.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Speaking of Tartakovsky, did anyone else think the opening of Kung Fu Panda looked very inspired by Samurai Jack?

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    LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Speaking of Tartakovsky, did anyone else think the opening of Kung Fu Panda looked very inspired by Samurai Jack?

    No as Samurai Jack sucks and Kung Fu Panda is awesome! In fact, I went blind from over-exposure to it's pure awesomeness!

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    LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

    This had me thinking, shouldn't fans have some sort of legal rights? I mean, we made Lucas rich so we hold him to keeping the franchise awesome. Now he has failed and I think fans should hold him accountable. Yeah, sure he made rich and we can boycott but when someone fucks up something as big as Star Wars then he should be let go and let someone like the boys in Bioware take over the legend. Just a thought.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fleck0 wrote: »
    -no Tartakovsky
    -no traditional animation
    -no interest in ever seeing this

    This.

    Though I will watch the DVD out of morbid curiosity and because I'm a masochist.

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    SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

    This had me thinking, shouldn't fans have some sort of legal rights? I mean, we made Lucas rich so we hold him to keeping the franchise awesome. Now he has failed and I think fans should hold him accountable. Yeah, sure he made rich and we can boycott but when someone fucks up something as big as Star Wars then he should be let go and let someone like the boys in Bioware take over the legend. Just a thought.

    As amusing as something like this would be, I think giving the fans control of anything in an entertainment medium would be a train wreck waiting to happen.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Speaking of Tartakovsky, did anyone else think the opening of Kung Fu Panda looked very inspired by Samurai Jack?

    No as Samurai Jack sucks and Kung Fu Panda is awesome! In fact, I went blind from over-exposure to it's pure awesomeness!
    ...

    How can anyone be so wrong?

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    sp1ttlesp1ttle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The LA Times says the animation is pretty good, but the story and dialogue is awful. In fact, I get the vibe that its even worse than the new trilogy movies.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    sp1ttle wrote: »
    The LA Times says the animation is pretty good, but the story and dialogue is awful. In fact, I get the vibe that its even worse than the new trilogy movies.

    Plus the animation looks pretty shitty from the trailer.

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    sp1ttlesp1ttle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I like the idea of a clone wars movie, but why couldn't they get Tartakovsky to do it?

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

    This had me thinking, shouldn't fans have some sort of legal rights? I mean, we made Lucas rich so we hold him to keeping the franchise awesome. Now he has failed and I think fans should hold him accountable. Yeah, sure he made rich and we can boycott but when someone fucks up something as big as Star Wars then he should be let go and let someone like the boys in Bioware take over the legend. Just a thought.

    Yeah, that's a horrible idea.

    However, in theory the public at large does have some rights. For instance, in exchange for copyright protection (a service offered by the government, and thus the people) he is supposed to, in theory, keep an original copy on file at the Library of Congress. Of course, rather than have to worry about storing all these copies the LoC long ago started essentially "checking out" these copies to the studios, letting them hang on to them. But in theory they're supposed to be kept, you know, intact.

    Which, of course, Lucas didn't. For which he should be imprisoned. Forever.

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    LibrarianThorneLibrarianThorne Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I went to the premiere, and it's actually much, much better than I thought it would be. The first two acts of the movie hold up very well to Tartakovsky's Clone Wars (though we didn't see Mace Windu or Yoda really do much, so on that count it's pretty deficient) but the third act on Tatooine was so slow. The lightsaber fights were very underwhelming, too, but the sheer badassery of the clone troopers made up for it.

    All in all, it's a fun movie and that's what people should expect from Star Wars, in my opinion.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    mcdermott wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    Man, Lucas needs to be stopped, and possibly waterboarded until he tells me the exact location of the original prints of Star Wars.

    This had me thinking, shouldn't fans have some sort of legal rights? I mean, we made Lucas rich so we hold him to keeping the franchise awesome. Now he has failed and I think fans should hold him accountable. Yeah, sure he made rich and we can boycott but when someone fucks up something as big as Star Wars then he should be let go and let someone like the boys in Bioware take over the legend. Just a thought.

    Yeah, that's a horrible idea.

    However, in theory the public at large does have some rights. For instance, in exchange for copyright protection (a service offered by the government, and thus the people) he is supposed to, in theory, keep an original copy on file at the Library of Congress. Of course, rather than have to worry about storing all these copies the LoC long ago started essentially "checking out" these copies to the studios, letting them hang on to them. But in theory they're supposed to be kept, you know, intact.

    Which, of course, Lucas didn't. For which he should be imprisoned. Forever.

    I wonder if the LoC will start saving digital copies of movies since the cost of it probably wouldn't be all that high. Plus it'd kick ass.

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    Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    All in all, it's a fun movie and that's what people should expect from Star Wars, in my opinion.

    I agree that's what we expect now, no doubt eps 1-3 were entertaining to watch. I just sigh and miss the days when star wars meant good movies

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    Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    All I know about it is that there's an extremely effeminate-sounding Hutt who speaks English and is fairly important to the plot.

    Yeah.

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    GungHoGungHo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    sp1ttle wrote: »
    I like the idea of a clone wars movie, but why couldn't they get Tartakovsky to do it?
    Lucas is a selfish lover and likes fucking his creations up on his own.

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    shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    There's only 1 solution for Star Wars, and we all know it.

    A "Re-Imagining", like with BSG. New Actors, new scripts and Jar-Jar gets shot in the face within the first 15 minutes. Bring in a few of the better actors frm the original in different parts, get someone competent to script the thing and murder George Lucas and bury him as far from the set as humanly possible.

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    shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Also, if this movie leads to a sequel to Republic Commando getting made, all is forgiven.

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    LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    shryke wrote: »
    There's only 1 solution for Star Wars, and we all know it.

    A "Re-Imagining", like with BSG. New Actors, new scripts and Jar-Jar gets shot in the face within the first 15 minutes. Bring in a few of the better actors frm the original in different parts, get someone competent to script the thing and murder George Lucas and bury him as far from the set as humanly possible.

    I agree! It should have Christian Bale as Han Solo, Ann Hatheway as Princess Leia, and Shia Lebouf as Luke Skywalker!

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ugh, I should know better than to look into a Star Wars movie thread here. It's all the same old crap rehashed over and over.

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    jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Speaking of Tartakovsky, did anyone else think the opening of Kung Fu Panda looked very inspired by Samurai Jack?

    No as Samurai Jack sucks and Kung Fu Panda is awesome! In fact, I went blind from over-exposure to it's pure awesomeness!
    ...

    How can anyone be so wrong?


    For real. Samurai Jack is probably the best thing to hit this planet since me.

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    TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I remember watching a movie about Ewoks... that was some good stuff. Why can't we have more Ewok movies?

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited August 2008
    Screw sending the clones to war. Let's send them to high school, Wesleeeeeeeey.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    As much as I am not a Star Wars geek and really could care less that Lucas "fucked up" the trilogy, the presence of Shaak Ti in this movie has me really fucking excited. I can't really explain it, though I think it has to do with how much of a bad-ass she was in the cartoon.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Why is this the "lost chapter" they've done a shitload on the Clone Wars already.

    Plus we already know how it ends so who the hell cares?

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Why is this the "lost chapter" they've done a shitload on the Clone Wars already.

    Plus we already know how it ends so who the hell cares?

    This is my only problem with it. I'd accept the new girl just fine if she was a padawan of Revan or something.

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    DarkDragoonDarkDragoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    As much as I am not a Star Wars geek and really could care less that Lucas "fucked up" the trilogy, the presence of Shaak Ti in this movie has me really fucking excited. I can't really explain it, though I think it has to do with how much of a bad-ass she was in the cartoon.
    It's not Shaak-Ti. She, as well as virtually every other Jedi, save for Ploo-Kloon, Windu, Yoda, and the obvious two, are completely absent. What you saw was a preteen Mary Sue who is quite possibly the most annoying Mary Sue ever.
    The movie has MANY points in which they try to rub in your face the fact that Asoka is SOOOO smart and SOOOO sassy and everything that she says is right, following which Anakin is like "No that is not right", but then she is proven right....every....fucking....time.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    As much as I am not a Star Wars geek and really could care less that Lucas "fucked up" the trilogy, the presence of Shaak Ti in this movie has me really fucking excited. I can't really explain it, though I think it has to do with how much of a bad-ass she was in the cartoon.
    It's not Shaak-Ti. She, as well as virtually every other Jedi, save for Ploo-Kloon, Windu, Yoda, and the obvious two, are completely absent. What you saw was a preteen Mary Sue who is quite possibly the most annoying Mary Sue ever.
    The movie has MANY points in which they try to rub in your face the fact that Asoka is SOOOO smart and SOOOO sassy and everything that she says is right, following which Anakin is like "No that is not right", but then she is proven right....every....fucking....time.

    DAMMIT!

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    DarkDragoonDarkDragoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh, and it has a drag queen hutt. Savor that thought for a moment.

    DRAG. QUEEN. HUTT.

    Oh, and "she" speaks with a southern belle accent. And she's Jabba's uncle.

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    As much as I am not a Star Wars geek and really could care less that Lucas "fucked up" the trilogy, the presence of Shaak Ti in this movie has me really fucking excited. I can't really explain it, though I think it has to do with how much of a bad-ass she was in the cartoon.
    It's not Shaak-Ti. She, as well as virtually every other Jedi, save for Ploo-Kloon, Windu, Yoda, and the obvious two, are completely absent. What you saw was a preteen Mary Sue who is quite possibly the most annoying Mary Sue ever.
    The movie has MANY points in which they try to rub in your face the fact that Asoka is SOOOO smart and SOOOO sassy and everything that she says is right, following which Anakin is like "No that is not right", but then she is proven right....every....fucking....time.

    Ah fuck.

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    LibrarianThorneLibrarianThorne Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh, and it has a drag queen hutt. Savor that thought for a moment.

    DRAG. QUEEN. HUTT.

    Oh, and "she" speaks with a southern belle accent. And she's Jabba's uncle.

    Zero was goddamned hilarious. Totally worth it for C-3P0's entrance.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The reviews are very bad so I probably won't see it.
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/clone_wars/?critic=creamcrop

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    DarkDragoonDarkDragoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh, and it has a drag queen hutt. Savor that thought for a moment.

    DRAG. QUEEN. HUTT.

    Oh, and "she" speaks with a southern belle accent. And she's Jabba's uncle.

    Zero was goddamned hilarious. Totally worth it for C-3P0's entrance.
    It was hilarious, but totally disturbing at the same time.

    Honestly, though, the only redeeming thing that could be said about the movie is that the clone trooper scenes were always awesome. Everything else was pretty terrible. Hell, the movie doesn't even start off on the right foot. It opens with a shitty version of the Star Wars theme and completely bypasses the story scroll. Instead, we get a cheesily sounding vocalized recap of events leading up to the movie that almost sounds like 40's war propaganda.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    I saw the little Hutt in the trailer and just shook my head.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I liked it better back when "The Clone Wars" was a completely unexplored throwaway line

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I liked it better back when "The Clone Wars" was a completely unexplored throwaway line

    I liked it better when it was a traditionally animated miniseries that included Jedi-Fu.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Hmm, what if Republic Commando had a live action flic? Having the characters look identical aside from what scars they may have, and with different affectations and accents might be a very interesting experience.

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