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Old 09-07-2012, 06:58 AM   #91
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It's because when too much is digital it just gets boring. Sure it takes talent but much of it is just too perfect. Look at death of Obiwan. Not a ton of flashy well choreographed swordplay, just what you'd expect from an old hermit war hero.

But then trek doesn't even have saber battles. Or great action sequences. Much more drama and sci-fi driven than action.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #92
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It's because when too much is digital it just gets boring. Sure it takes talent but much of it is just too perfect. Look at death of Obiwan. Not a ton of flashy well choreographed swordplay, just what you'd expect from an old hermit war hero.

But then trek doesn't even have saber battles. Or great action sequences. Much more drama and sci-fi driven than action.
I doubt he'd disagree. That's why the prequels sucked. Good action is useless without solid storytelling, though the latter can shine just as much without the former. Maybe they would have been more well-received 10 years earlier during the golden age of dumb action flicks.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #93
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Ha ha that's so true. Plus, this thread has made me realize why I'm not a huge fan of Star Wars. Anakin can mow down a bunch of little kids, but has an easy change of heart at the end? Plus, the lightsaber battles were incredible in the newer (prequel) versions, and when you watch the originals, they just seemed geriatric.
True, the light saber duels were a little tame compared to Darth Mauls ninja skills.. But you have to figure it was WAY before its time on all accounts. Movies just weren't as intense in the 70's, and those first 3 movies set the bench mark for special effects that are still highly relevant in today's cinema. The use of camera effects, lighting, and models was nothing short of genius. In fact, this thread has got me thinking I need to do a SW marathon with my boys. I doubt if any but the eldest can even remember watching them.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #94
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I still haven't watched ep. III

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #95
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I still haven't watched ep. III
Skip it, trust me...you will not regret it. If you can find a cliff notes version on YouTube, you won't feel like your time was wasted, IMO

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #96
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Sort of off-topic, but Happy 46th Birthday, Star Trek

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #97
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Sort of off-topic, but Happy 46th Birthday, Star Trek
Yeah, the google doodle pays homage to the event. Evidently it's pretty cool, but my stupid company won't upgrade from ie8.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #98
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Skip it, trust me...you will not regret it. If you can find a cliff notes version on YouTube, you won't feel like your time was wasted, IMO
It was better than I or II. Worth watching for the opening sequence and lightsaber battles. Turn it to karaoke-style, with no words, just music & sound effects, pretty good.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #99
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It was better than I or II. Worth watching for the opening sequence and lightsaber battles. Turn it to karaoke-style, with no words, just music & sound effects, pretty good.
The long single-shot battle sequence at the beginning is one of the best CGI sequences ever.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #100
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The long single-shot battle sequence at the beginning is one of the best CGI sequences ever.
And was something like three or four times longer than what made the final cut.

 
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