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Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:15 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:I think worst is a three-way tie between Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman.

it's amazing how many great actors are made to look like [expletive] by lucas

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:17 am

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I think worst is a three-way tie between Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman.

it's amazing how many great actors are made to look like [expletive] by lucas


Eh; the scripts stink, but all three come across like they could not possibly give less of a [expletive].

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Postby Tim » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:19 am

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:which actor does the best job in the prequels?

explain why it's ewan mcgregor

Because he's one of like two people who doesn't suck?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:21 am

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:which actor does the best job in the prequels?

explain why it's ewan mcgregor

Keira Knightley
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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:30 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I think worst is a three-way tie between Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman.

it's amazing how many great actors are made to look like [expletive] by lucas


Eh; the scripts stink, but all three come across like they could not possibly give less of a [expletive].


Green screen acting is difficult to begin with. This is made even worse by a lazy director like Lucas. He apparently gives little to no helpful direction with actors.
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:33 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:which actor does the best job in the prequels?

explain why it's ewan mcgregor

Keira Knightley


Her one line: "My queen, I failed you" *dies*

Umm, actually you didn't fail the Queen. You were a body double and did your job perfectly: you died in the assassination attempt and not the Queen.
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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:59 am

OleMissCub wrote:Green screen acting is difficult to begin with. This is made even worse by a lazy director like Lucas. He apparently gives little to no helpful direction with actors.


I'll stick with me "eh;" stuff like this is too much in line with the criticisms that paint Lucas like he's some kind of anti-good movie making monster. We've all seen tons of films with unremarkable or even bad direction that have great performances; actors aren't robots, and there are some really good actors in these films. I think they just realized how bad things were and turned it on autopilot and didn't really try because they knew it would be huge no matter what. Or it was just bad casting, like Samuel L. Jackson, or people who turned out to not be very good, like Natalie Portman.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:14 pm

I think the original cast pushed and questioned Lucas a lot, changing lines and offering suggestions it seems like the prequel cast was so in awe of Lucas and the franchise that they just blindly said his nonsensical dialogue

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:21 pm

OleMissCub wrote:ESB > SW > (betting VII will go here) > ROTJ > ROTS > PM (higher than Clones solely because of Darth Maul and "Duel of the Fates")> AOTC (bottom feeder because having Yoda fight is the stupidest [expletive] Lucas ever did and kinda defeats the whole point of the entire saga)


Yoda fighting is the best thing that happens in any of the 6 movies.

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Postby CubinNY » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:30 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:ESB > SW > (betting VII will go here) > ROTJ > ROTS > PM (higher than Clones solely because of Darth Maul and "Duel of the Fates")> AOTC (bottom feeder because having Yoda fight is the stupidest [expletive] Lucas ever did and kinda defeats the whole point of the entire saga)


Yoda fighting is the best thing that happens in any of the 6 movies.

Yep.

The 8 year old kid in me lives every time I watch one of those stupid movies, I love it.

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Postby Geech » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:59 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Most of RotJ is hilarious garbage outside of the final space/lightsaber battle. I guess it's better than the prequels by default just because of the goodwill of the two movies that came before it, but it's REALLY bad.

Jabba the Hutt maybe the greatest Muppet ever, but that whole first part with him is a complete waste of time that doesn't make a shred of sense on any level.


I wouldn't die on a hill defending the Hutt opening, but I really don't think it's that bad. It reunites the cast, establishes Luke Skywalker as a powerful Jedi, and it has lots of blasters and lightsabers.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Geech » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:06 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:ESB > SW > (betting VII will go here) > ROTJ > ROTS > PM (higher than Clones solely because of Darth Maul and "Duel of the Fates")> AOTC (bottom feeder because having Yoda fight is the stupidest [expletive] Lucas ever did and kinda defeats the whole point of the entire saga)


Yoda fighting is the best thing that happens in any of the 6 movies.


Maybe if you watch it with "Yakety Sax" playing over the soundtrack.
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:00 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:ESB > SW > (betting VII will go here) > ROTJ > ROTS > PM (higher than Clones solely because of Darth Maul and "Duel of the Fates")> AOTC (bottom feeder because having Yoda fight is the stupidest [expletive] Lucas ever did and kinda defeats the whole point of the entire saga)


Yoda fighting is the best thing that happens in any of the 6 movies.


I prefer Luke using the force to destroy the Death Star to a CGI cartoon doing flips around a room and bouncing off the walls.
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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:03 pm

one does not simply become the boss of the jedi without being able to use a saber, come on

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Postby Derwood » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:08 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:one does not simply become the boss of the jedi without being able to use a saber, come on


Yoda fighting is fine in concept, but Lucas made his scenes look like a game of Super Smash Bros.

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Postby LeftCoastCubFan » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:21 pm

Does this mean Spaceballs II?

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:32 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:one does not simply become the boss of the jedi without being able to use a saber, come on


Hey, when we met the boss of the bad Jedi he was rocking the badass finger-lightning. I figured Yoda would have something similarly awesome.

Though Yoda being in the prequels at all is kinda pointless and dumb.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:35 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Though Yoda being in the prequels at all is kinda pointless and dumb.


The prequels make him and every other Jedi look stupid and inept.
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Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:37 pm

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Though Yoda being in the prequels at all is kinda pointless and dumb.


The prequels make him and every other Jedi look stupid and inept.

this is definitely true

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Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:39 pm

i thought palpatine using a saber was more ridiculous than yoda. the way he just cuts down those guys that came with windu, lol

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Postby MidoreX » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:47 pm

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Though Yoda being in the prequels at all is kinda pointless and dumb.


The prequels make him and every other Jedi look stupid and inept.

Maybe their inept stupidity is why there was only 2 of them left in the galaxy...

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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:48 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:i thought palpatine using a saber was more ridiculous than yoda. the way he just cuts down those guys that came with windu, lol


the stupid looks on his face made it even worse. Pretty hard to take it seriously with these faces on the screen.

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Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:56 pm

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oh god, that "no. no no no" when Windu has him down is the funniest thing ever.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:57 pm

MidoreX wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Though Yoda being in the prequels at all is kinda pointless and dumb.


The prequels make him and every other Jedi look stupid and inept.

Maybe their inept stupidity is why there was only 2 of them left in the galaxy...


The doom of the Jedi is exclusively their fault too. Obi-Wan insists that he train Anakin because he gave Qui-Gon his word. Then Yoda, despite being like "Grave danger I fear in his training", lets Obi-Wan, who is barely a Jedi in his own right at that point, convince him otherwise.
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