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Old 08-21-2009, 12:48 PM   #91
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So you liked the half hour of Will Smith driving around talking to mannequins?
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So you liked the half hour of Will Smith driving around talking to mannequins?
It hit home for him.
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yeah, that was cool, he should have had DJ Jazzy Jeff with him though
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:00 PM   #94
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either that or Martin Lawrence - SHIT JUST GOT REAL!
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #96
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I've said this before, but if Lucas/ILM made travelogues about fake planets, I'd watch. 2 hours on Kashyyyk? Yes, please.
Actually, so would I.

I become some kind of Comic Book Guy (Simpsons) when it comes to Star Wars.

That said, I don't think I've watched more than 5 minutes of the Clone Wars (animated). It just doesn't do it for me. Animation, generally speaking ain't my thing.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:21 PM   #97
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Completely agree. I think the pros outweigh the cons.

I just hate how many scenes are completely undone by bad dialogue/acting.

And while the battle scenes at the end of Phantom are splendid, especially when Maul is in town....the battle sequences at the end of Clones blew me away in the theater. All those Jedi fighting was pretty awesome, but then you have the two armies getting it the fuck on....good shit.
Yeah, fuck the scene with Obi-Wan talking to Dex, seriously. I understand that Lucas wants to experiment with using all-digital characters and that it drives the story forward, but it's always rubbed me the wrong way... at least when they share the frame with each other, and hug. I'll accept well-integrated CG in any case, but found that to be unnecessary.

Not Jabba in the Star Wars Special Edition unnecessary, but close.

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Up until the creatures/vampires/zombies/whatever the hell they are were revealed I was digging it... after that it was painful to watch.
After the dog dies, it all goes downhill. The botched ending seals the deal, too.
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The botched ending seals the deal, too.
Have you seen the alternate ending? It doesn't do much for me either
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Have you seen the alternate ending? It doesn't do much for me either
It at least, you know, doesn't undermine the entire film. He finds out that they're sentient and that he's truly the "monster" of their nightmares, and that's powerful enough by itself. I agree that the execution isn't that great, but it's still pretty solid for a flawed film.

Not the all-time classic that Ben Lyons believes it to be though.
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Yeah, fuck the scene with Obi-Wan talking to Dex, seriously. I understand that Lucas wants to experiment with using all-digital characters and that it drives the story forward, but it's always rubbed me the wrong way... at least when they share the frame with each other, and hug. I'll accept well-integrated CG in any case, but found that to be unnecessary.
The hug was cheesy, but I liked the facial expressions, and the guy doing the voice was pretty funny. Plus I loved that he was some greasy short order cook.

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It at least, you know, doesn't undermine the entire film. He finds out that they're sentient and that he's truly the "monster" of their nightmares, and that's powerful enough by itself. I agree that the execution isn't that great, but it's still pretty solid for a flawed film.
That's the ending of the original story, if I'm not mistaken. At least it's how the Vincent Price version ends.
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The hug was cheesy, but I liked the facial expressions, and the guy doing the voice was pretty funny. Plus I loved that he was some greasy short order cook.

That's the ending of the original story, if I'm not mistaken. At least it's how the Vincent Price version ends.
"Heyyyyy, whaddya know..." became a decent in-joke between me and some friends. Clones truly is a mixed-bag for me, if there ever was one.

Yep, and it didn't test well. Aw shucks.
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I have a theory that Lucas created Nute Gunray with the sole purpose of putting the final nail in the coffin of animatronics. Theres no way that lip syncing was the best they could do
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If I could get inside the head of just one character from the prequels, it would have to be Lama Su.

I mean, just visiting Kamino would be cool, but to chat it up with the Prime Minister? A Prime Minister with a clone breeding program? Plus, he just seems to relaxed and confident. I think I could learn a lot from him.
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I have a theory that Lucas created Nute Gunray with the sole purpose of putting the final nail in the coffin of animatronics. Theres no way that lip syncing was the best they could do
And did they grab the janitor to do the voice or something? The Nemoidans sounded terrible. "I don't know. But we must find out what's going on DOWN THERE!"

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If I could get inside the head of just one character from the prequels, it would have to be Lama Su.

I mean, just visiting Kamino would be cool, but to chat it up with the Prime Minister? A Prime Minister with a clone breeding program? Plus, he just seems to relaxed and confident. I think I could learn a lot from him.
Plus, you'd have Taun We as your bitch. BIG PIMPIN'.
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So, this looked a lot better to me than expected, tonight. All in all, the CG models looked a LOOOOOOOOOOOT better than they do in the teaser. Still, there is a creepy aura of pastel cartoonishness to the scenes featuring just the blue mo'fuckers...since, really, they are 100% rendered shots, with zero live action photography. This means that there are no compositing issues, true, but also that the film sometimes looks real, sometimes looks like a live-action FX picture, and sometimes looks like a videogame. It's jarring even in small doses, but it does look better than the teaser led us to believe. Predictably, everything looks a lot better in low or uneven light than high light; I know that that's the nature of the beast, but I cannot stress enough just how much of a difference this made.

Also, the 3D I saw was nothing even remotely special. Very ambitious, yes. Very. But like in most of these films, the shots where there's a lot of 3D are jarring, physically uncomfortable/disorienting, and, when there's a lot of camera movement, at times beyond incomprehensible.
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