All six Star Wars movies are on Spike this weekend. Episode one was on last night. Replay again today at 5PM EDT.
all six episodes are on my shelf.. why would I want to watch them edited with all the commercials... blah
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I would like to see a Star Wars 7, 8, and 9, but I don't think anything will ever have the cool faster as 4-6 did.
Maybe the upcoming TV series might be decent.
In 6 they got rid of the death star, the emperor, Darth Vadar was killed and went back to the good side of the force, etc. What would episode 7 be about?
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Hmm...Star Wars marathon on Spike, Lord of the Rings marathon on TNT...who will win?
Frodo vs. Luke, Aragorn vs. Harrison Ford, Sauron vs. Darth Vader, Pippin vs...oops: Jar Jar Binks. I was almost starting to think it would be TKO until that.
Honestly, I sincerely hope they don't make a 7, 8, 9 or a 0, -1, -2, or anything else. I genuinely enjoyed the original Star Wars trilogy more before I saw the prequels.
The version I heard was that the story of 7, 8 and 9 got truncated into Return of The Jedi, hence the kinda rushed plot.
Episode 4 was the only good one IMO. Everything after that was pure milkage.
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Maybe one thing that can be done are star wars movies, but not about the time period where 1-6 take place. Perhaps a biography about Constantine being turned to the dark side, or whatnot.
I heard Lucas is going to release 3d versions of all the existing movies, milking more money out of the Star Wars cow.
There is a new SW movie being released this summer about the clone wars. It will 3-D CGI and will focus on the time period between Ep 2 and Ep 3. Should be interesting but I am not too impressed with the visuals I have seen. They look look like a cartoon and a real person had an ugly baby but I'll reserve judgement till I see the final product. As for 7, 8 and 9 there is no way they could make these now (unfortunately as I think they would be interesting stories). The original characters are too old to reprise their roles (has anyone seen Carrie Fisher lately and is Mark Hamill even alive still?) and for the generation who grew up with the Holy Trilogy those roles can't be played by anyone else. That's just my opinion.
I am, every time, blown away, by the hatred for the prequels...maybe I still have some kid left in me, but I thought they were good (as with all story lines, I thought average to above average)...I really didn't mind them and actually enjoyed them....
then again, god forbid, I also like all (including animatrix) all the matrices (matrixes?)...
and I can watch any and all star trek series without puking....
I must be an odd duck...
The thing is, the Matrix sequels more or less felt the same as the original. There were a few things I thought were corny or overdone, but they followed in the same mold. I think part of the reason so many people disliked those sequels, aside from the corny and overdone parts, is that they had an unrealistic expectation that they would be every bit as unique and fresh as the original. Not possible. The ground was broken. What remained was to finish the story.
The Star Wars prequels were the opposite. The story was known. It became a matter of presenting it in a way that paralleled the originals, but instead they turned 90 degrees. Instead of the slightly dystopic, used-and-lived in world with at least one character any viewer could empathize with, we got a wooden princess, a bratty teenager, and a goofy frog-guy in a shiny, computer-generated world where everything seemed to (and due to the nature of CGI it did) move in a rigidly deterministic fashion, with a few scenes thrown in just to make certain that the superpowers enabled by the force were utterly unbelievable, even for cinema...like surfing on lava and jumping out of a flying car to perfectly land on another one weaving through traffic thousands of feet below.
In short, except for the names, basic plot-points, and the light sabers, I felt like I was watching an entirely different set of movies. They had some entertainment value, and even little bits of awesomeness here and there like the fight between Qui Gon, Obi-Wan, and Darth Maul, but I was expecting Star Wars and I got Babylon V crossed with Harry Potter.
But that's enough said. I don't hate them, but I think Lucas and Spielberg blew it on a series that had huge potential. I'll watch them all again some day. 1-3 will be mildly amusing, but 4, 5, and to a lesser degree 6 will kick @$$.
I too can watch any of the Star Treks without puking, but I might fall asleep during Enterprise or DS9.