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post #1 of 17
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Well Kevin Smith (And huge Star Wars fan, like we didn't know that already) on his website, put a full review of Revenge of the Jedi. I'll edit out the swearing of the first paragraph (warning there is some minor swearing in the review also), but the rest you have to read:

"Revenge of the Sith" is, quite simply, f***ing awesome. This is the "Star Wars" prequel the haters have been bitching for since "Menace" came out, and if they don't cop to that when they finally see it, they're lying. As dark as "Empire" was, this movie goes a thousand times darker..."

(I'll stop there... but I will add one more thing...)

"...this flick is so satisfyingly tragic, you'll think you're watching "Othello" or "Hamlet".

You can read it here and like I said... Its FULL Of Spoilers... If you don't want to know specifics about movie, don't read the review. Otherwise, beware...

http://viewaskew.com/news/sith/

"Impressive, Most impressive..."

In other related Star Wars news (from cinescape.com and Variety):

In Indianapolis over the weekend at a fan convention, George Lucas announced that Lucasfilm is making plans for two new TV series that would continue his STAR WARS epic.

The first project Lucas told the crowd would be a 3-D animated half-hour show that expands on the Cartoon Network's CLONE WARS.

He went on to reveal that his company is also working on a live action series that would focus on the supporting characters in the STAR WARS film series.

Lucas also revealed that the company is working on a spinoff live-action series that would focus on some of the supporting characters who've been introduced in the various movies.

Both shows would be set during the time between SITH and A NEW HOPE.


At the convention he also said that there will be a 7 disc DVD edition of the entire set, but no HD version of it, for now.

WOOHOO! About time
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Arg0
Well Kevin Smith (And huge Star Wars fan, like we didn't know that already) on his website, put a full review of Revenge of the Jedi. I'll edit out the swearing of the first paragraph (warning there is some minor swearing in the review also), but the rest you have to read:

"Revenge of the Sith" is, quite simply, f***ing awesome. This is the "Star Wars" prequel the haters have been bitching for since "Menace" came out, and if they don't cop to that when they finally see it, they're lying. As dark as "Empire" was, this movie goes a thousand times darker..."

(I'll stop there... but I will add one more thing...)

"...this flick is so satisfyingly tragic, you'll think you're watching "Othello" or "Hamlet".

You can read it here and like I said... Its FULL Of Spoilers... If you don't want to know specifics about movie, don't read the review. Otherwise, beware...

http://viewaskew.com/news/sith/

"Impressive, Most impressive..."

In other related Star Wars news (from cinescape.com and Variety):

In Indianapolis over the weekend at a fan convention, George Lucas announced that Lucasfilm is making plans for two new TV series that would continue his STAR WARS epic.

The first project Lucas told the crowd would be a 3-D animated half-hour show that expands on the Cartoon Network's CLONE WARS.

He went on to reveal that his company is also working on a live action series that would focus on the supporting characters in the STAR WARS film series.

Lucas also revealed that the company is working on a spinoff live-action series that would focus on some of the supporting characters who've been introduced in the various movies.

Both shows would be set during the time between SITH and A NEW HOPE.


At the convention he also said that there will be a 7 disc DVD edition of the entire set, but no HD version of it, for now.

WOOHOO! About time
Thanks for posting this. I for one was so depressingly disappointed with Phantom I boycotted the next one. I am a religious zealot of the first trilogy so George broke my heart with the crappy Phantom (closest I have ever come to walking out on a movie). Ok, I will trust that it might be good this time around.
post #3 of 17
I can't freakin wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #4 of 17
I am counting the days AND the hours. I am going on opening day -- the very first showing OF opening day, near where I work.

I told my boss that I have "some testing" I need to have done that morning, some female stuff. It certainly shuts up a male boss when you state something like that, hah! So I said, "I'll be in kinda late...."

And I surely hope that my boss & coworkers do NOT take notice of the Princess Leia style braided hairdo I will be sporting, and the long white dress, and the silver shoes & necklace...

(Then again I think I'm the only Star Wars fanatic in my office...)

I didn't care for Phantom, prolly won't watch it again due to Jar Jar Binks. Clones was better simply because of Hayden Christensen. And ROTS will be awesome!!!

I AM TOTALLY EXCITED!!!!!!!
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
I am counting the days AND the hours. I am going on opening day -- the very first showing OF opening day, near where I work.

I told my boss that I have "some testing" I need to have done that morning, some female stuff. It certainly shuts up a male boss when you state something like that, hah! So I said, "I'll be in kinda late...."

And I surely hope that my boss & coworkers do NOT take notice of the Princess Leia style braided hairdo I will be sporting, and the long white dress, and the silver shoes & necklace...

(Then again I think I'm the only Star Wars fanatic in my office...)

I didn't care for Phantom, prolly won't watch it again due to Jar Jar Binks. Clones was better simply because of Hayden Christensen. And ROTS will be awesome!!!

I AM TOTALLY EXCITED!!!!!!!
When does it open?
post #6 of 17
My dh was watching the previews and I kept on saying down boy!!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Marge
When does it open?
May 19th

Btw, for those who have not seen Cartoon Networks award winning series, Clone Wars, Catch it on May 14th, when they show the entire series, Chapters 1-25, it will answer a few questions in regards the happenings of ROTS.
post #8 of 17
It has potential to be the coolest SW movie yet, given how we all KNOW it will end!!
Although if the last two are any indicator, it will suck. For which Lucas needs his butt kicked. lol

Oh, who am I kidding...I'm going to see it on opening night, no matter how bad I think it might be. I can't wait!!!!!!
post #9 of 17
I don't read all the media hype, so that I don't get overexcited. Judging by the last two, I think this one could be very forgettable, but after reading the opening thread I'm looking a lot more forward to it. I didn't click the link with the spoilers though.
post #10 of 17
*Ducking* I haven't been a big fan of any of the SW movies....but I have to admit that my curiosity has been piqued about this new one...particularly is emphasis on Wookies And Kevin Smith has great taste, so I'm gonna trust him on this one
post #11 of 17
This is a fun thing to always tell people -- I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies.
Only about half an hour of Episode 2 (which yes, I've heard 8thousand times is a disgrace in comaprison) and then I had to turn it off.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
This is a fun thing to always tell people -- I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies.
Only about half an hour of Episode 2 (which yes, I've heard 8thousand times is a disgrace in comaprison) and then I had to turn it off.
Katherine, you just haven't LIVED!! (Can't really blame you on Episode 2...it was seriously disappointing, but not as disappointing as Episode 1.) Although, you aren't alone. I do know two people who have seen the movies and just do not like them at all.
post #13 of 17
I have loved all 5 so far, in varying degrees. To all the critics, I challenge any to pull off something even close to what Lucas has over the span of 25+ years.

I will NOT read any link containing spoilers, as I want my initial viewing to be a pure experience. My best friend is flying down from Atlanta on opening weekend, and we already have tickets to 2 shows, one Saturday and one Sunday.

I can't wait, and my only disappointment is that there will never be Episodes 7, 8, and 9. It's the end of an era.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I have loved all 5 so far, in varying degrees. To all the critics, I challenge any to pull off something even close to what Lucas has over the span of 25+ years.

I will NOT read any link containing spoilers, as I want my initial viewing to be a pure experience. My best friend is flying down from Atlanta on opening weekend, and we already have tickets to 2 shows, one Saturday and one Sunday.

I can't wait, and my only disappointment is that there will never be Episodes 7, 8, and 9. It's the end of an era.
Don't get me wrong, I am so in love with the original trilogy. The writing, the characters, even the cheesier sets.
Bottom line was character, it had a richness. Phantom was flat and contrived. As if written by an older man who was out of touch, (I saw two words to back that up...Jar Jar) And I felt used as an audience to get more money for his own empire (ironically, he became what he made fun of which was a big machine...) with all the little potential kiddie selling points. IT sounds like even though he said he didn't care, he may have listened to the critics and done something better this time. Maybe he got some help with the script...? Who knows, but he needed some humility. Liam Neesom said Phantom was a horrible shoot which made sense cause he looked so flat and depressed in it.
post #15 of 17
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I have not heard one person that was NOT disappointed with the first movie; however, with Attack of the Clones, it was a MAJOR step up. Everyone was disappointed in the Phanton Menace, there were only a few that wasn’t with Attack of the Clone, most loved it. Marge you should REALLY see Attack of the Clones and rent the DVD the Clone Wars also before seeing the upcoming story also since there will be a rather large hole in the story. It’s like skipping two books.

I don't consider myself as a "religious zealot" of star wars; however, my knowledge is vast in the star wars universe itself. One thing I do keep in mind though about the last 2 stories is that this is only a part of a 6 part story of 2 generations (plus the upcoming story line with the new TV series and the countless expanded universe storylines). Granted I know Phantom was a bore and bland film, among other things, however, but some of us fans were talking about this a month ago, and we thought in a way that we could look at it as the "Age of Innocence" of the star wars universe where you could trust you leader into thinking everything is okay and doing things that you think is good. Okay, minus Jar Jar, but as what showed in AotC, he was deciding vote for the chancellorship, so you can blame Jar Jar for the ‘Rise of the Empire’ since Papaltine used a weak character to gain power. But there was always this thing nagging at you wondering if things were really all right (The Phantom Menace perhaps?), and all of a sudden, war breaks out and thus the dark period consumes the entire galaxy with war and death. Essentially, everyone is caught with their pants down. And then... Tyranny. Then enters a new hero to save the galaxy as we know it and the force is once in balance. My thoughts so far on this…
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I can't wait, and my only disappointment is that there will never be Episodes 7, 8, and 9. It's the end of an era.
Ah, but there was... and its widely accepted as Episodes 7,8 and 9. Timothy Zahn wrote the series called the Thrawn Trilogy Book 1: Heir To the Empire, Dark Force Rising and the Last Command. It was so good that he released The Hand of Thrawn series, which I have't read yet. If you haven't read the mentioned books, read them, they were perfect in my book and as Vader once said... "The circle is now complete..."

Oh btw, I got an advance copy of the ROTS soundtrack.. classic star wars... just classic.
post #17 of 17
I feel so relieved! I am a hardcore Star Wars fan and I have been immensely disappointed with Phantom and Clones. Jar Jar is the worst idea ever to pop out of Lucas' head. Overall, the last two have been painful to watch as Lucas butchered the dreams of so many Star Wars freaks. Thankfully, i have something to look forward to now. However, Return of the Jedi will always be the best in the series. Lucas should have handed directing responsibilities to someone else. Alright, thanks for pointing out the article.
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