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Re: Star Wars

Post by Bluebottle on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:18 pm

Close to Avatar? Pfff..


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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:24 am

Wrong Avatar, unless that was the joke? scratch


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Post by malickfan on Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:19 am

I could see Episode VII potentially beating Avatar at the Domestic Box Office (at least in the opening few weeks, it's going to be a very top heavy box office I think) but I'm not sure the Star Wars franchise still holds the same amount of cultural weight in Europe, Asia etc.

And I thought Avatar was massively overrated, good effects and 3d, but overlong, cheesy and a rather predictable story, it's one of the very few movies I've come close to walking out of in the cinema.

I'll probably drag myself to the sequel (it's set partially underwater, so the 3d beasties should be interesting at least) but it's been so long since the last one I think the hype may have died a little...

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:01 am

Forest Shepherd wrote:Wrong Avatar, unless that was the joke?  scratch

It was.. a joke. Wink

Although, if pushed, I'd probably say James Cameron's Avatar is a better adaptation of ATLA than Shyamalan's..

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:34 pm

I watched Avatar in a state of shock that this was the top grossing film- why is it popular? I have no idea having watched it if the script is just awful or intentionally awfully, maybe they just needed to find some creativitium for it!

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:07 pm

The film was worth seeing for its imagery and technical excellence. It's poor writing and predictable plot were not why people went to see it Petty and Malickfan.

Speaking of walking out on a movie: the only one I've ever left prematurely was Season of the Witch. It began with an incredibly bad montage of gory battle scenes that I found so off-putting that I walked out and went to see True Grit again instead.

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:14 pm

For me the script is everything- a good story, characters and constructed plot will beat any amount of flashy technical wizardly for me- if the story and everything else sucks I don't care about the look, its just white noise, even if its very pretty white noise.

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Re: Star Wars

Post by David H on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:18 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:I watched Avatar in a state of shock that this was the top grossing film- why is it popular? I have no idea having watched it if the script is just awful or intentionally awfully, maybe they just needed to find some creativitium for it!

My personal theory-- like 2001:A Space Odyssey, Avatar isn't encumbered with so much plot that it distracts from the pretty light show, making it a perfect movie for stoners to watch over and over and over and over. Added benefit to the theaters: Popcorn sales! :carrot: Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:26 pm

Actually that makes sense of quite a lot of films with no script. Shocked

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Semiramis on Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:36 pm

Sorry, I just couldn't refrain from it  Laughing
(and as a Disney and Star Wars fan I think that it is actually pretty good Razz [or to be more accurate: very, very, very amusing])



by the same guys who made the "Fellowship of the Ringwraiths" video Wink

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Re: Star Wars

Post by azriel on Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:23 pm

Razz Laughing Very Happy loved it ! cracked me up when at the end he rose up as Vader, & still singing ! Laughing

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Post by halfwise on Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:35 pm

The main thing that does is remind me how good the prequels looked, even if they sucked.

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Re: Star Wars

Post by bungobaggins on Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:44 pm


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Re: Star Wars

Post by azriel on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:54 pm

Very Happy

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Eldorion on Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:13 am

Hiya, Semiramis! Wave Good to see you around again.  That video made me giggle.

and lol! @ poledancing Anakin
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Post by Semiramis on Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:13 pm

lol! I think the original "poledance picture" looks weird enough Cheerleader

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Re: Star Wars

Post by bungobaggins on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Huge image:

Well, it's a poster, that's for sure. Shrugging

Edit: If that big sphere in the back turns out to be another death star, I will walk out of the theater.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:23 pm

Clearly aiming for that retro feel- very reminiscent of the original trilogy posters. And Id say they have captured that look and feel rather well.

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:37 am

Pretty cool poster and all but I can't focus on anything but the potential Death Star III. I know they're going for something more in the style of the Original Trilogy but that's just such a bizarre direction to go in. Would they really recycle that concept again? I don't want to think they would but that's definitely what it looks like. Not gonna judge the film until I've seen it of course, but it's kinda weird.
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Post by malickfan on Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:31 pm

I think the new trailer is out tonight.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:54 pm

I had forgotten about that. A reason to tune into Monday Night Football even though it's Eagles-Giants. Razz
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Re: Star Wars

Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:35 pm

Ah hell, it is looking like another death star. *sigh*

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Re: Star Wars

Post by malickfan on Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:51 pm

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Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:56 pm

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