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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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    Re: May the force be with you! Star Wars fans

    Okay, this is pretty cool. Shakespearean Star Wars. Pretty cool I think.

    http://now.msn.com/shakespearean-sta...le-of-the-bard
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    I know it's been a long while since anyone posted this thread, but it seems appropriate to post on it now. It has been a crazy two days. Carrie Fisher dies on 12/27 of what appears to be a sudden, massive heart attack she suffered during an eleven hour plane trip from London a few days earlier, only to be followed by her mother Debbie Reynolds who suffered a stroke and dying the following day 12/28. Carrie dying at a relatively young age (younger than me at least) was something I thought was possible. She has not looked good for some time, at least to me, and she did live a pretty rough life that was hard on her body. Her mother following her only a day later clearly proves that losing a child is the worst thing a parent can experience. God bless them both.

    I can only imagine what Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd is going through right now..........
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    I know it's been a year and half. As I am sure you've heard, Perter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca recently died at the age of 74. RIP

    I recently ran across a piece of work by a Star Wars fan which totally blew my mind, and I want to share it here. But before you do, you need to review to the first lightsaber duel ever seen in a Star Wars Film. This is where the elderly Obi-wan Kenobi fights Darth Vader on the Death Star. To review this fight scene, go to time stamp 41:30 in the following YouTube video.... ...There you will see that fight scene on the Death Star in its entirety, about three minutes long.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2NUzCCmO8k&t=2661s

    Of course, I know you will all remember that fight scene as it is iconic for the Star Wars films. It was the first one and it was amazing, of course. However, when you start to compare it to the later lightsaber duels in the later films, it starts to suffer in comparison. Now there was nothing better to be had at the time. In 1977, you had a venerated actor well into his 60's who also is arthritic, and David Prowse wearing a very cumbersome Darth Vader suit attempting to create a masterful fight scene. It's understandable that the quality of the choreography of that fight would be limited, and it was certainly nothing to be ashamed of. It was the best possible scene within the limitations of the time.

    But when you compare it to a later scene such as the climactic duel between Qui Gon Jinn, A youthful Obi-Won Kenobi, and Darth Maul in Episode One, at time stamp 1:22 in the above video, a scene involving technology which is 25 years into the future from that first film, and in which the actors are young and used to doing fight scenes such as this, and for which they train extensively, (not to mention Darth Maul being played by Ray Parks, a noted Martial Arts Expert and performer), it is easy to see how much better the choreography and the excitement of the fight becomes.

    Well.... Someone decided to do something about that. A fan re-imagined that whole first fight scene and posted it a few days back....

    You will not believe a sole Star Wars Fan could do this.... .....Prepare to have your mind blown.............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2SMng4u1k
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