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Postby Legion » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goM9NHBoQnU

Ok I love Star Wars but honestly if all they were going to do was just take the Cartoon Network Clone Wars cartoon and give us a repeat of it...they probably shouldn't have bothered.

It's the same nonsense over and over again. We know how all this Clone Wars crap turns out. Anakin, Obi Wan, Yoda, Mace, Clone Troopers, Palpatine, blah blah blah...seriously this is the best they can do? Give us more of the exact same damn thing? What's the bloody point of another Clone Wars cartoon when we already had one that did it's job well? And it's a big whoop anyway, since it's not like Episode 3 hasn't already been released.

Shame on Lucasfilm. Absolutely pathetic.
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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:57 pm

First off, why more Clone Wars?

Second off, the character designs are terrible

Third, the CGI looks like utter crap.

Fourth, who even cares anymore?

I'm tired of Star Wars... the prequels were it for me. I'm done. I can't do it anymore, George. The story has been completely bastardized up and down and I can barley even bring myself to watch the old trilogy these days (which I've loved all my life). We were better off before the "saga was completed" or whatever. I can't believe any Star Wars fans bought into that crap.

One more thing, what's with all this lame fanboy "THIS TAKES PLACE BETWEEN EPISODE X AND X" crap? If it was important it would have been in the movies to begin with. WHy not at least expand the story to post-ROTJ stuff?

LAME LAME LAME, GEORGE LUCAS SUCKS

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Postby Legion » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:03 pm

MouthForWar wrote:First off, why more Clone Wars?


Because George Lucas doesn't have an ounce of imagination left in his bloated, money-hungry head.

Second off, the character designs are terrible


Tell me about it. Ugly ugly ugly. Oh well, more toys to sell to the idiot fanboys who eat this garbage up I suppose.

Third, the CGI looks like utter crap.


Yeah. Lame as hell.

Fourth, who even cares anymore?


Not me. I'm just as done with this nonsense as you are, my friend.

One more thing, what's with all this lame fanboy "THIS TAKES PLACE BETWEEN EPISODE X AND X" crap? If it was important it would have been in the movies to begin with. WHy not at least expand the story to post-ROTJ stuff?


Exactly. Why the hell does Lucas think we want to see more of this Clone Wars garbage? It's even lamer when you take into account that you know what happens to all of these characters and how this whole Clone Wars crapola ends. Windu dies. The rest of the Jedis die. Padme dies. Anakin turns to the dark side. Yoda goes into hiding. Blah blah blah. Do we really need a movie and another TV show that's leading up to a 3 year-old movie that wasn't all that fantastic in the first place?

LAME LAME LAME, GEORGE LUCAS SUCKS


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Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:09 pm

i agree wholeheartedly with you both. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but it's become such a pathetic shadow of what it once was... It all started with the stupid special editions & has continued to roll downhill. I'll happily continue to enjoy my star wars PRE 1997, thank you. (if George would just treat the original theatrical versions of the films with the respect they deserve...but OH NO, that's not his "vision".... sigh)

Anyway, on topic, this clone wars looks very lame, as you've pointed out. It looks like this will be the first time i ever skip the chance to see star wars at the theater. (though, seeing as this was intended as a tv show, then they decided to combine the first few episodes into a feature length film, i'm not sure i even consider this a star wars "movie")
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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:12 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:i agree wholeheartedly with you both. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but it's become such a pathetic shadow of what it once was... It all started with the stupid special editions & has continued to roll downhill. I'll happily continue to enjoy my star wars PRE 1997, thank you. (if George would just treat the original theatrical versions of the films with the respect they deserve...but OH NO, that's not his "vision".... sigh)


Yeah, would it have been THAT hard to at least put decent versions of the REAL films on the DVDs? No, he had to have pristine looking versions of his crappy "reimagined" versions, yet the originals look like horse crap (not to mention they are on the "bonus disc")- Oh well, I guess those crappy versions will have to do for me since I'm not spending another penny on these movies.
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Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:23 pm

you guys would like the community over at originaltrilogy.com, if you're ever int he mood for a star wars message board. They also have a neat section on film preservation & fan editing which was so popular that it spawned its own website & forum. The film knowledge in that community is obscene.
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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:24 pm

This reminds me, everyone check out the website for this upcoming documentary called the People vs. George Lucas.

http://www.peoplevsgeorge.com/
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Postby Danno » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:13 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSHmu5unqqY

newer link until it dies...

I don't think the whole clone wars thing is necessary again. The CG looks better than what it used to look like. But c'mon... "see star wars... like you've never seen it before..."

"In average quality animation, design and voice acting"
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Postby Hawanja » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:11 pm

There definitely is a growing backlash against Star Wars. Darth Prostitute is milking the limits of the dark side marketing campaign, it was only a matter of time before the galaxy revolted against him.

I'll probably still see it though.

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Postby Andrew Nguyen » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:48 pm

Man Lucas really has lost it. He's forgotten on why he got into the business and I'm afraid to say that he's becoming the very thing that he tried to escape in the interlude between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back", one of those studio bigwings.

Too bad there really ain't no such things as ghosts for if they were and I know it would be a long shot, I wish that the ghost of Kurosawa would appear in front of Lucas and reprimand him for what he had done.

Crazy idea I know.
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed May 07, 2008 8:52 pm

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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:27 am

I saw the newest trailer for this before Hellboy II and it was absolutely vomit inducing.
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:45 pm

So is anyone actually seeing this? Its getting terrible reviews left and right... even Harry Knowles, who loved the prequels hates it. Its got 19% at Rotten Tomatoes, which is unheard of for something with the Star Wars name on it.

I think I might sit this one out just like I did with X-Files.
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Postby Robert Saint John » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:07 pm

I've been so busy this summer, I still have to see Hellyboy and Batman. No way this is going high on my list in comparison. How the mighty have fallen.
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Postby The Shadow » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:48 pm

To be fair - any issues with this CGI movie should be attributed to Warner Brothers. All this "movie" is, is the first few episodes of the CGI Clone Wars cartoon that WB is making to run on Cartoon Network.

We can't blame George Lucas for it, Clone Wars is just another licensed cartoon like the Ewoks and Droids toons of the 80s. I believe Clone Wars has been in the works since before ROTS hit theaters.
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Postby Andrew Nguyen » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:50 pm

From what I've seen of the trailers well it makes me what to vomit very badly.

To be fair - any issues with this CGI movie should be attributed to Warner Brothers. All this "movie" is, is the first few episodes of the CGI Clone Wars cartoon that WB is making to run on Cartoon Network.

We can't blame George Lucas for it, Clone Wars is just another licensed cartoon like the Ewoks and Droids toons of the 80s.



No but we can still blame him for loosing his mind and allowing this, perhaps in fact forcing, this to be made at all.
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Postby Robert Saint John » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:09 pm

I could be mis-remembering, but I thought I read a few months back that Lucas had been shopping it around different TV networks, and got no takers (including Time-Warner). It was only once he offered to take the first few episodes and create a "pilot" for theatrical release that TW became interested, probably because WB theatrical schedule was lighter than planned (writer's strike).

In the end, this might have been a mistake if the backlash hurts the prospects of both this show and the next. OTOH, I bet Lucas can afford to make all the mistakes he wants from now on. Which makes it all the more puzzling to me, because he just never struck me as the kind of guy who would have wanted to take his greatest creation and make it so mundane.
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Postby emeGoji » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:20 am

My brother and I caught The Clone Wars earlier today. After reflecting on it for a couple of hours, I found it to be an enjoyable experience with its fair share of annoyances that I'm sure will be dealt with in the inevitable fan edit. Anyway, let's hit its weaknesses first.

The opening. People have hit on this already, but it demands to be addressed. Rather than the explosive punch you in the face opening titles accompanied by the most iconic suite in film history, we're treated to an off key bastardization accompanied by The Clone Wars main title that amounts to not much more than a pathetic whimper. And then rather than an opening story scrawl, we're subjected to a cheesy propaganda video that was seemingly put together to keep the ADD stricken 10-year-olds attention. I couldn't come up with a more consistently cringe inducing 5 minutes of Star Wars if I tried.

The music. The lack of John Williams was staggering. I really hope Lucas doesn't cheap out on the live action Star Wars TV series coming up. It needs John Williams badly.

The action, and action, and more action, and even more action, etc. Seriously, I know it's supposed to be a war, and perhaps not meant to be viewed in one sitting, but give me a damn breather! During the very prolonged clone trooper battle sequences, my brain started to feel numb and I couldn't help wondering how much longer before the film ends. Not a good thing to find oneself thinking when you've paid good money to watch a movie. And the battles just weren't all that interesting. How am I supposed to feel anything but apathy when soulless droids are fighting clones of a dead man (who were bred to kill, die, and betray their commanding officers) to the death?

I've seen this before. Um, hey George. I can't think of a more redundant idea than making another Clone Wars TV series. Do we need this? Thousands of years worth of really interesting history and lore to explore, and this was deemed most necessary? Never mind the fact that this wasn't in any way near as awesome as the original Clone Wars micro-series.

Now that I've skewed off into negatives that really don't have anything to do with the actual film, I guess I'll move onto the good.

Anakin Skywalker. Woah, he's not a totally wooden jerk wad.

Ahsoka Tano & Family. I liked her, and her banter with Anakin (no matter how poorly written). I even found their dumb nicknames for each other endearing (in a Goldenrod kinda way). It reminded me of a dynamic that was sorely missed in the prequels: family. In the original trilogy, Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, 3PO, and R2 were a family. In the prequels the main characters always felt sterile, reserved, and disconnected. Here we finally see Anakin and Obi-wan acting like friends, and Ahsoka is brought in and bonds with them as well. It was nice to see a group of prequel characters having something that resembled human emotion. I'm gonna be sorely pissed if Ahsoka is murdered during the purge.

As a TV pilot, this would have been more than acceptable. The OT family-like interaction between Obi-wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka really helped my overall enjoyment of the film. And it was nice to see Star Wars on the silver screen one more time. I'll stick around for the TV series at least for the first season, and see if they continue to develop the aspects that I enjoyed.

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Postby kidnicky » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:18 am

Seeing Star Wars on the silver screen "one more time"? Don't worry,I'm sure we'll all get another chance to see a new Star Wars film in theatres.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:31 pm

Well I kind of enjoyed it. Sure I feel it was unnecessary and the animation could be better, but I just enjoy the SW universe. I dunno, maybe it's because I was only introduced to SW in the mid 1990s and don't have the perspective some do. I see nothing wrong if George Lucas feels he should milk the franchise. I mean, it's his. I can care less what he does with it as long as the saga doesn't add any more episodes. *shrug* Although I will agree that the score sucked. It was as if the composer was trying waaaayy too hard. Still it's better then the music used in the 2-D Clone Wars toon.
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Postby briizilla » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:37 pm

If you're not a fan of Star Wars, don't bother.


I don't see how fans of Star Wars are not up in arms. The kid calls Anakin "skyguy" for christ sakes. He's darth freaking vader, mass murderer and symbol of all thats evil in the galaxy and Lucas saddles him with a cute little sidekick who calls him pet names? Stupidity isn't even the word.
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Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:57 pm

mechascorpio wrote:I've been so busy this summer, I still have to see Hellyboy and Batman. No way this is going high on my list in comparison. How the mighty have fallen.



See Hellyboy first. Batman's already got all the money it needs.
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Postby MouthForWar » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:53 pm

So I guess for the first time, something with Star Wars on it kinda bombed.
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:00 am

I saw it. I am glad I didn't pay to see it though. Really, the film was maybe 80% action with the large-scale battles all looking the same. The two duels were probably the highlight of the movie, though. Also I didn't like how they introduced this entirely new plot point at the end (involving the queen and visiting the hutt in the city). There's maybe 20 minutes left and then it starts, and is resolved 15 minutes later. Then this plot point has a direct affect on the ending, so it's kinda like what the hell. Also the dialogue was pretty bad, which is typical Star Wars I guess, but the guy who played Anakin had a bit more personality compared to the live-action one.
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Postby mr.negativity » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:51 pm

Here is a new trailer for the tv show: CN: Clone Wars
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