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Opeth
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25 posted 05-07-2002 11:59 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth


"I don't follow the 'Hollywood Machine' either but sometimes a good movie is put out that is also hyped to the max."


- agreed, Titanic may fall into the category.

"The last Star Wars movie sucked swamp water but I saw it. I'm hesitant about this next one though...I may wait a couple of weeks to see it."


- Agreed, again.

"And a lot of times I'll go see a movie because of the actor/actress in it."


- and again

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26 posted 05-07-2002 01:17 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

"...the last Star Wars sucked swamp water..."

HERESY!!!

get the behind me oh foul creature!!!

*feeling faint*

it didn't suck... think along these lines: either George Lucas is truly the connsumate storyteller or he's damn good at reverse justification. he's taken a storyline that's 25 years old and BEGUN it. that is boggling in and of itself.

personally, i wonder how - if everyone truly thought Episode One sucked - it made so much MONEY IN THE BOX OFFICE! And i'll bet ya Episode 2 will make even more.

(Jar-Jar was evil though. irritated me to no end.)
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27 posted 05-07-2002 01:19 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

oh - and the second one will be much better, i'll betcha my bottom dollar. (i know this has nothing to do with star wars, but i have to defend!)

we're getting into Anakin's adult life now, and rolling toward the events that led to the downfall of the republic. i thnk it will be (like empire strikes back) much darker and much more action filled. also, like empire, we'll see the romance develop that led to Luke and Leia!

so excited!
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28 posted 05-07-2002 02:26 PM       View Profile for NapalmsConstantlyConfused   Email NapalmsConstantlyConfused   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NapalmsConstantlyConfused

my problem with the Star Wars series in its entirety is this:

when episode 4 first came out, it was a movie for adults. it was "Space Opera," granted, but still an adult movie. Empire Strikes Back even more so. Return of the Jedi was still adult, but had far more elements designed to appeal to younger audiences. Ewoks, anyone?

then admidst much hype surrounding Episode one, the original trilogy was re-released - with "added footage," ALL of which was aimed at children.

then episode one came out - and Jar Jar Binks, although stupid and evil, was in practically every scene in the movie - and most of the scenes which did NOT involve that idiocy had some other element designed to appeal to children.

now episode 2 is coming out - and despite the storm of "i hate jar jar" mail that he got, George Lucas proudly announced that jar jar would be in this movie, as well. practically every trailer i have seen for it aims it squarely at early teenagers, and leaves virtually no impression of adult-oriented content at all.

the series has gotten away from the ideas that started it, and become a money machine - one designed to lure in children, without regard for the adults who grew up having enjoyed the ORIGINAL purpose of the series.

i proudly own a pre-rerelease version of the entire trilogy, and when i have the chance will transfer it over to dvd - since george lucas will never again attempt to restore the original without the "improvements" he made the second time around.
i treasure, and deeply enjoy, the originals, but the new movies don't even rate a rental for me. i watched episode one, and lost faith in the new movies. the old series will always be with me, but george lucas does not deserve my money anymore.
-Dave
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I love Spiderman, the original you know...so naturaly I was overly eager to go see the movie, that is until I found that Toby Maguire was to be the lead actor as none other than Spiderman himself! I thought, "Man was a dissappointment!" but I was wrong, b/c Toby was better than good in it, not to mention sexy as ever! I highly reccomend this movie to any & everyone!! ~Rayne

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30 posted 05-20-2002 02:16 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

We saw it tonight ...

I thought it was rather shallow, but I agree with Ron that movies don't have the time to deal with all of the intricacies that keep comic-book fans buying the next issue, and the next ... introspection on film is -- well, boring -- but it is a vital part of a good (comic) book.

Overall, it wasn't bad, and I was hardly disappointed walking out of the theatre -- but it wasn't a "wow" movie either.  No Fellowship was this ...

The Goblin reminded me of Alien.  I kept expecting Sigourney Weaver to step out with her chest bursting open at any moment.  The dude that played him was convicingly freaky though.  Those teeth -- they had to be fake, right?

The wrestling match scene was priceless.  His mask looked like red underwear turned sideways.  

I also appreciated the fact that MJ wasn't an impossibly beautiful bombshell -- she was literally a "girl next door," albeit one who was into heavy makeup.

Parker was the most convincing.  He was the nerd-turned-superhero that he was *supposed* to be.

Stan Lee could make a soap opera seem good.

~moi

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quote:
I also appreciated the fact that MJ wasn't an impossibly beautiful bombshell...
uhm... Linda? GET SOME GLASSES!!!
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i actually liked the movie..notcuz i was expecting much from it but cuz i went to watch it on my birthday so i had a totally weird outlook on it hehe...

ok that doesnt make much sense...but it was "enjoyable" to say the least

JMTC!

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33 posted 06-27-2002 06:23 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Star Wars Episode 1: The Faulty Merchandise
Star Wars Episode 2: The Merchandise Wars
Star Wars Episode 3: The Final Cash-In?

Well I must say that Episode 2 was the most boring film I have ever seen, At one point I counted the audience (which was unusually small I might add) and then I fell asleep. Now don't get me wrong I quite like Star Wars Episodes 4-6 but Episode 1 (which I haven't seen fully) and Episode 2 are trashy cash in movies, hopefully Mr Lucas will have made enough money by the time Episdode 3 is made or I will boycott it, because I am not wasting another two hours of my life counting peoples heads.

Andrew

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