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    May the force be with you! Star Wars fans

    Well I had to start this one. I've been a fan since the mid-90's and my frist movie that I watched was the Empire strikes back. I was born the same year Return of the Jedi was released so I would have to say that's my favorite of all 6 movies... though ROTS is a close second.

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    My favorite movie is Episode V, then IV, then VI.

    Count me in as one of those fans who disliked Episode I-III. The only thing I really liked about them was the fight scenes. I just don't think they spent enough time showing Anakin's descent to the Dark side. It was so quick that I found it unbelievable. The best thing I liked about Episode III was Obi-wan dismembering Anakin. I also thought the actor who played Anakin, as well as Natalie Portman, both acted woodenly.

    Oh yeah, and Han Solo shot first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck31003 View Post
    My favorite movie is Episode V, then IV, then VI.

    Count me in as one of those fans who disliked Episode I-III. The only thing I really liked about them was the fight scenes. I just don't think they spent enough time showing Anakin's descent to the Dark side. It was so quick that I found it unbelievable. The best thing I liked about Episode III was Obi-wan dismembering Anakin. I also thought the actor who played Anakin, as well as Natalie Portman, both acted woodenly.

    Oh yeah, and Han Solo shot first!
    I agree with you that Episodes one to three had their faults. The action sequences and the sword fighting scenes were, as you say, their best qualities and wonderfully done. In agreement with your view also, the development of the characters in the lovers was atrocious. The script writing was awful and the dialogue truly stunk between the two. I disagree somewhat with you that Natalie Portmana and Hayden Christianson acting woodenly. There pereformance was wooden, I agree, but Haydenson is a fairly competent actor and and Portman is a very gifted actress. The problem was there was nothing they could do with the awful script and terrible dialgiue they were forced to work with. Episode Six remains my favorite.
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    Episode I nearly put me to sleep once it hit the political side... But the pod racing and light saber battles is realy what I loved. OMG I was soooo glad to see them phase out Jar-Jar.... soooo annoying he was.

    Episode II wasn't bad but it wasn't all that good either. Not to much to comment on.

    Episode III was my favorite of all of the prequel episodes. Lots of action all the way around, Lots of drama and lots of fighting. This episode had without a doubt had the most intense Lightsaber battles of all the episodes ever.

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    Heh, I'm far from what you'd call a fan of the prequel fans, but I will give them credit where credit is due. Both Qui-Gon and Count Dooku are easily some of my favorite characters from the series Now if only they had gotten more screentime... Dooku could have easily been to the prequel trilogy what Darth Vader was to the original if he hadn't been left sharing time with Darth Maul and General Grievous.

    Oddly enough, while I feel that Episode I was overall a pointless movie as far as plot progression went (Episode II could have easily been the first film, with a second film being about the actual Clone Wars), it's the only one of the prequel films that captures the same feel as the original films. Here you've got your ragtag band of heroes together and racing around the galaxy against unbelievable odds. Episode II and III however... Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme spend some much time apart that you never really feel like there's a group dynamic even remotely on par with Luke, Han and Leia. Oh, they tell you it, but the movies never really show it to its fullest. Again, if Episode II had been the beginning (which would sadly remove Qui-Gon from the story; though it would clear up the plothole about Yoda training Obi-Wan), another Episode II could have really shown how Obi-Wan and Anakin were the heroes of the Clone War and became such a dynamic duo.

    And hey, the prequels did give a lot of screentime to Obi-Wan Kenobi, so that was a plus. Well, that and the awesome lightsaber fight that closed out Episode I. Easily one of my favorite duels in the series, even if it doesn't compare to either one of the fights between Luke and Vader.
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    It looks like Cartoon Network is going to be airing Star Wars: Clone Wars - a new one, not the 5-minutes bits they aired before Ep. III. I saw a commercial for a preview at 7:58pm, this Thurs.
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    They showed episode 3 on sunday night on spike tv. I caught bits and pieces of it. I did really stop channel surfing to watch the whole thing through.

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    Well, truth be told, I liked all the Star Wars movies, but other then the massive battles in Episodes II and III nothing really jumped out and grabbed me. Now, the Clone Wars on the other hand, especially the novels by Karen Traviss, was basically an orgy of awesome as far as I'm concerned. From the deep character development with Etain Tur-Muken, to fluid gameplay in Republic Commando, to the awesome fight scenes in the Tartikovsky micro-series, to the Mandalorians (I love Mandos! ), everything about this little era screams coolness to me. And so does the KOTOR era as well, just on a more Jedi-rich scale (This is how the movies should have been made!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody MacArthur Fett View Post
    Well, truth be told, I liked all the Star Wars movies, but other then the massive battles in Episodes II and III nothing really jumped out and grabbed me. Now, the Clone Wars on the other hand, especially the novels by Karen Traviss, was basically an orgy of awesome as far as I'm concerned. From the deep character development with Etain Tur-Muken, to fluid gameplay in Republic Commando, to the awesome fight scenes in the Tartikovsky micro-series, to the Mandolorians (I love Mandos! ), everything about this little era screams coolness to me. And so does the KOTOR era as well, just on a more Jedi-rich scale (This is how the movies should have been made!).
    I've been following the Legacy of the Force series in which Karen Traviss is involved in a three author nine book collaboration which will end with the ninth book coming out at the end of this month. I think you would like this series as well, Cody. It's been a great series. And I can certainly see you being a Mandolorian. You definitely have their mind set, I think.
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