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Old 08-22-2009, 06:52 AM   #106
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:36 PM   #107
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Even though it gets shit on quite regularly, I really like Phantom. Its got a different feel than the rest of the films, but looking back, it felt really fresh. I think I've watched the pod race about 100 times. That plus Darth Maul, Watto, Sebulba, Boss Nass and the new music makes for a good time. Too bad Jar Jar had to come and nearly ruin it for everybody
TPM is still my favourite of the prequels, despite Anakin, Padme, and Jar Jar. The other two really lost the lighthearted, swashbuckling action of the original trilogy and it feels like a different director did them, despite obviously having to deal with very dark story points.

Darth Maul killing Qui-Gon had more emotional ressonance for me than the rest of the prequal trilogy....figure that out!

Oh, and the Avatar teaser was extremely underwhelming and I had no idea as to whether to expect a surreal, cartoon-like blue people action flick or a more Starship Troopers kinda thing. The only thing I can say for certain is that Cameron has failed miserably if I am taken out of the film by the LIVE ACTION shots of the soldiers....it was jarring how bad it looked.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:37 AM   #108
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TPM is still my favourite of the prequels, despite Anakin, Padme, and Jar Jar. The other two really lost the lighthearted, swashbuckling action of the original trilogy and it feels like a different director did them, despite obviously having to deal with very dark story points.

Darth Maul killing Qui-Gon had more emotional ressonance for me than the rest of the prequal trilogy....figure that out!

Oh, and the Avatar teaser was extremely underwhelming and I had no idea as to whether to expect a surreal, cartoon-like blue people action flick or a more Starship Troopers kinda thing. The only thing I can say for certain is that Cameron has failed miserably if I am taken out of the film by the LIVE ACTION shots of the soldiers....it was jarring how bad it looked.
I'm curious...because you're you......how did you like Star Trek?
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TPM is still my favourite of the prequels, despite Anakin, Padme, and Jar Jar. The other two really lost the lighthearted, swashbuckling action of the original trilogy and it feels like a different director did them, despite obviously having to deal with very dark story points.
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I'm curious...because you're you......how did you like Star Trek?
I thought ILM did a great job with the Star Trek CGI. It felt "weighty", even when my eyes were getting clusterfucked. The only CGI that made me think "damn, that's CGI" was the the vagina monster; the rest of the film it didn't even register.
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I thought ILM did a great job with the Star Trek CGI. It felt "weighty", even when my eyes were getting clusterfucked. The only CGI that made me think "damn, that's CGI" was the the vagina monster; the rest of the film it didn't even register.
Well, cool...but I more meant, did you like the film overall?
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So after seeing the trailer am I actually less excited for this film than I was before.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:03 AM   #113
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You didn't seem very excited to begin with...
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Exactly. And I believe that stance was justified.
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Well, cool...but I more meant, did you like the film overall?
It was everything I could have hoped for, and more. The plot faults and weaknesses meant nothing when I left the theatre. Great, optimistic, fun, everything it needed to be.
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It was everything I could have hoped for, and more. The plot faults and weaknesses meant nothing when I left the theatre. Great, optimistic, fun, everything it needed to be.
Cool, glad you liked it. I thought it was a blast, and a nice foundation for future films with that cast.
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Cool, glad you liked it. I thought it was a blast, and a nice foundation for future films with that cast.
Yeah.

I think for the second film to truly work as an "anything goes"-type reboot, one of the main characters has to bite it. Probably Chekov or Sulu. What do you think?
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I thought ILM did a great job with the Star Trek CGI. It felt "weighty", even when my eyes were getting clusterfucked.
I loved the CGI in Star Trek...and the lens flares...





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Yeah.

I think for the second film to truly work as an "anything goes"-type reboot, one of the main characters has to bite it. Probably Chekov or Sulu. What do you think?
Meh, I'm not too big on that.

I think they should do an 'exploration' type film and maybe set up a supervillan or a big war or something for the third one in the closing act. They did a great job with mining the old universe for cool little tidbits in Star Trek, so I hope we get some TOS character cameos like Harry Mud or Janice Rand.
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Meh, I'm not too big on that.

I think they should do an 'exploration' type film and maybe set up a supervillan or a big war or something for the third one in the closing act. They did a great job with mining the old universe for cool little tidbits in Star Trek, so I hope we get some TOS character cameos like Harry Mud or Janice Rand.
I'm iffy on the idea myself, but I do think it would enforce the idea of an alternate universe if they truly wanted to go for it.

Ideally, I'd love to see a back-to-back overarching set of sequels that finishes this series of films and leads into a new TV series, but when have those ever been that satisfying? I could see those two characters coming up, just hope that if they create a villain it's a villain for this particular group, not something lazy like digging up Khan again.

Throw some Klingons in the mix, maybe some Romulans... but avoid the Borg. Shit yeah, they're awesome, but it's complete fanboy nonsense to have them show up this early.
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