#229929 - 05/19/0512:15 AMEpisode III: Just saw it!
I'm tired and it's 3am and I have to be awake in 3.5 hours, so this'll be choppy. Plus I'm still dizzy from the odor of the Napoleon Dynamite look-alike I had to sit next to in the theater. And fat jedi geeks hitting each other with plastic lightsabers.<br><br>This movie is mind-numblingly dense with objects. You are bombarded with CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI on top of CGI. And then, just when you think you're seeing real people.... CGI!!!!<br><br>I just sat through two hours of ILM's resume. We get it... they can do CGI... STOP ALREADY! This movie actually made me HATE computer graphics. (I'm punching my Finding Nemo DVD right now!) It was so tiring. Example: They have the real guy's head for the Clone Trooper when he's without helmet... but it's on a CGI body! WTF??? And if there's one thing ILM still can't do, it's making a CGI human walk/stand/shift weight like a human. They just can't do it. So put the dude in a suit and film it... when has this become a non-option??<br><br>Yoda's a badass. The Emperor dude is awesome (though when his face goes ugly he looks like Dan Aykroyd did in "Nothing But Trouble"). Everyone else was... well, they showed up for work at least. <br><br>Wilhelm scream: present. Millennium Falcon-type ship: present. Heck, the same medical droid that gave Luke a new arm put Darth Vader together! Small universe, huh!?? And the Lucas-esque scene transition wipes were there, but most were really wacky. Anakin turned too quickly to the dark side. And did we ever think we'd see a chick with her legs up on a table giving birth in a Star Wars flick?? I mean, really!!??! <br><br>2 stars out of 4. Episode order of greatness (best to worst): IV, V, VI, III, II, I<br>(I used to think Empire was best, but I had to revert to A New Hope as the top spot.) Yes, the one with the Ewoks even beat this final installment.<br>
I just saw it too...<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> And fat jedi geeks hitting each other with plastic lightsabers<p><hr></blockquote><p>Same at our theater<br><br>I agree with just about everything you said (except V is better than IV, you're horribly wrong there).<br><br>Movie moved at a much brisker pace than the previous two. I was hoping to see more Clone Trooper coolness. Like in clone wars.<br><br>Final thought... James Earl Jones didn't sound too comfortable reading his lines.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Thanks for the report guys. Now maybe these guys can come in out of the rain. They have been there every night when I go home and it has been storming like mad here. Rain in monsoon quantities, thunder and a little lightening but yet there they are when I get home from work. Check out what the one says about someone yelling at them.<br><br><br><br>
Here's something I don't get about CGI. <br><br>After what...a solid 15 year history of modern CGI....it all still looks fake. It's always very obvious to me which backgrounds are fake and which are real, as well as what's computer generated and what's not. <br><br>Perhaps the majority of the public doesn't care. <br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A year or so ago, I saw an interview on E!. They were predicting scripts will be sent to the cast for voice recording, and computer graphics will do everything else. If the industry allows this to happen, it would be a disaster..<br><br>As Sam said, Finding Nemo is one thing, but overusing animation in a classic series like Star Wars makes it less appealing..<br><br>[color:blue].........................................<br>Loading, please wait...</font color=blue>
One of the big problems with Lucas and CGI is how we have to watch ships just fly around. If I see one more ship drop its landing gear I'm going to explode. What's next? Are we going to watch Obi Wan stop off at the Space Kwik E Mart for some space milk on the way to fight Darth Vader? Let's run errands with a Jedi for a few minutes! Then we can watch him workout and wash his hands and eat and put foot powder in his boots and...<br><br>It's the equivalent of watching a movie about a runner and spending a solid 10 minutes watching him tie his shoes. WE UNDERSTAND THAT SHIPS LAND AND TAKE OFF!!!<br><br>
I used to think V was the best episode, but after watching the two a few times in recent past, IV has nudged the top spot... only by a little, mind you! IV has the least amount of problems. Dagobah drags Empire down and down hard. Very boring! Plus IV is pure, extra virgin Star Wars. Long before doing things just for coolness sake or to one-up previous films. Things were done out of necessity to tell the story rather than to wow the fans. There's an innocence in IV that none of the other movies capture. Being dark and throwing in a plot twist doesn't automatically make a great movie. Plus I like Vader as just a bad guy rather than a daddy gone wrong.<br><br>(If you think about it... Empire started this whole sequel/prequel mess. You have Empire to thank for Jar Jar... THAT'LL keep you up at night! )<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>And fat jedi geeks hitting each other with plastic lightsabers.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>First viewer review I read, reported the same, but they had some guy dressed in Darth Vader kit, and he killed all the fat geeks <br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.
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