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post #51 of 2058
I got to tell two people who didn't know this was coming tomorrow about this tonight. They were just as excited as I was. We talked briefly about THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, and I would say about this, the difference is that what Red Letter Media is doing is that it's an engineering deconstruction. This isn't about bitching about fanwanking, so far.
post #52 of 2058
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I can't wait to hear what he has to say about Padme totally overlooking the fact that Anakin just slaugtered a camp full of Sandpeople.
Other than his tendency to butcher unarmed, innocent children, he's a really swell guy! Also: big penis.
post #53 of 2058
You know, due to the anticipation of this review, what are the chances that this might overwhelm the youtube's servers and end up crashing it?
Hope it doesn't happen but you have to admit the possibility is there.
post #54 of 2058
If Tay Zonday didn't crash YouTube, this won't.
post #55 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Andre Dellamorte View Post
They were just as excited as I was. We talked briefly about THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, and I would say about this, the difference is that what Red Letter Media is doing is that it's an engineering deconstruction. This isn't about bitching about fanwanking, so far.
That's the impression I got too. It wasn't so much a critique in the regular way as reverse engineering. Taking a faulty product apart piece by piece and pointing out the faults in the design of the components. Which is probably also the reason why these take 70 or 80 minutes instead of 15.
post #56 of 2058
90 minutes, promised for this evening. I can't believe I've got youtube appointment viewing.
post #57 of 2058
Seriously considering buying Pizza Rolls for this. This needs a Super Bowl-style Pre- and Post-Game Show.

(And yes, I know. I'm WAAAAAAAY overblowing this. But what can I say? I'm genuinely excited.)
post #58 of 2058
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You know, due to the anticipation of this review, what are the chances that this might overwhelm the youtube's servers and end up crashing it?
Hope it doesn't happen but you have to admit the possibility is there.
The first part of the TPM review has 1.6 million views, which is of course a big hit but nowhere near any kind of record and is actually less than I would have guessed. The others have a couple hundred thousand views each.

It's awfully popular for something that is 70 minutes long but I don't think the traffic for the AOTC review will be anything YouTube will even blink at.
post #59 of 2058
Ill be honest, I didn't know these reviews existed before Dre's column yesterday. I tore through his PM review and I am now in the middle of his First Contact review. Did I mention I was at work?
post #60 of 2058
Happy to spread the love.
post #61 of 2058
I have ample soda and pizza rolls. Bring this sucker on. (Is it odd I'm looking forward to this so much when I like Episode II?)
post #62 of 2058
I'll definitely be there, but I ain't eatin' no goddamn gross pizza rolls. Are you guys going to wear costumes too?

Nasty.
post #63 of 2058
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Originally Posted by The Dark Shape View Post
I like Episode II?
Wow, these people exist? Hello!
post #64 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Luca S. View Post
Wow, these people exist? Hello!
We don't come into the sunlight very often, but yes, there are four of us in this cave.
post #65 of 2058
Make that five, brother.
post #66 of 2058
I made pizza for it. From scratch! None of this roll shit,(we actually don't get them in Oz) but it's for a youtube presentation so I still feel a bit naff. Got this and new Doctor Who to watch so it's probably the apex of my Nerdness. I'm cool with that, ultimately.
post #67 of 2058
Will anybody be in the CHUD Chat Room for this? Hahaha. I don't know if I'll be home at the time, but if I were, I'd totally do it.
post #68 of 2058
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Make that five, brother.
Six.

CLONES was one of the best movie-going experiences I've ever had in a theater...probably top 3.

Now, I haven't watched the film from beginning to end in a long, long time. Don't know how well it holds up today. But I'll never forget the burst of excitement and thrills this film gave me when I saw it on opening day.

Lucas really got the pacing spot on here. It was just a lot of fun.
post #69 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Ray Abed View Post
Six.

CLONES was one of the best movie-going experiences I've ever had in a theater...probably top 3.

Now, I haven't watched the film from beginning to end in a long, long time. Don't know how well it holds up today. But I'll never forget the burst of excitement and thrills this film gave me when I saw it on opening day.

Lucas really got the pacing spot on here. It was just a lot of fun.
You should maybe give it another spin. Actually, you might be better off with the memory of that original theater experience.
post #70 of 2058
I like the wall-to-wall action of the third act, and Obi-Wan's detective story is nice. Everything else is painful.
post #71 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Abbott & Prospero View Post
You should maybe give it another spin. Actually, you might be better off with the memory of that original theater experience.
You're probably right. My connection with Star Wars in general has waned considerably since the release of SITH. As my knowledge and love for film has increased, I just don't find the films (including the OT) to be all that satisfying any more.
post #72 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Greg David View Post
I like the wall-to-wall action of the third act, and Obi-Wan's detective story is nice. Everything else is painful.
Pretty much my feelings. But its enough for me to rank it higher than the other two prequels.

Still, bring on the review.
post #73 of 2058
CLONES is so bad it almost makes MENACE look like a competently scripted and produced movie.

Almost.
post #74 of 2058
When's it going to air??
post #75 of 2058
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Pretty much my feelings. But its enough for me to rank it higher than the other two prequels.

Still, bring on the review.
I haven't seen the prequels in years, but back when they were fresh on my young mind Episode II seemed to me to be the best one (Relatively speaking, of course. They were all disappointing). So it's been vaguely surprising to see it frequently singled out as the worst in recent years. Mind you, it hasn't surprised me enough to make me go back and watch the prequels again, but I think it will make this review extra informative and entertaining for me.
post #76 of 2058
Episode II is not in any way, shape, or form better than III.
post #77 of 2058
THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL is vastly superior to ATTACK OF THE CLONES. With the former you get coked-up Carrie, animated Boba, holographic porn, rare STAR WARS outtakes and an amusingly bored-out-of-his-mind Harrison Ford as Han Solo. With the latter, you get ass raped by a bull elephant wearing a sandpaper condom.

Half hour to go...
post #78 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Luca S. View Post
Wow, these people exist? Hello!
I could see how after the first two, the third one might seem like sweet mediocre relief.
post #79 of 2058
What is it with Star Wars fanboys and an over abundance of metaphors involving sex?
post #80 of 2058
What is it with you always noticing?
post #81 of 2058
What is it with me being aroused by said metaphors?

Wait, what are we talking about?
post #82 of 2058
What is it with no one having pizza rolls? Because I have three bags. Who wants some?

Anyway, here's a nice interview with Mike Stoklasa. http://www.heebmagazine.com/blog/view/2491
post #83 of 2058
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What is it with me being aroused by said metaphors?

Wait, what are we talking about?
Elephant penises I think.
post #84 of 2058
I can't work up the effort to determine which is less sucky, but I suspect if I watched them again back-to-back (shudder) I'd prefer II. It's true that shit actually happens in III, but it happens in such an embarassingly perfunctory way that there's no charge whatsoever from watching these long-awaited events. It's more or less the prequels in a nutshell: we thought we wanted to see this stuff, but Lucas managed to deliver it in a way that makes it infinitely less cool than if it had been left up to our imaginations.
post #85 of 2058
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Episode II is not in any way, shape, or form better than III.
At the time my take on III was something like, yes in some ways it's better than the other two but there are still so many bad ideas and missed opportunities and in a weird way that stings even more than if it had been flat out horrible. It's like putting an exclamation point on how disappointing the trilogy is as a whole. So it left a more bitter taste in my mouth than either of the other two even if it's objectively better.
post #86 of 2058
I find the only reason I enjoyed Episode I more than the other two is that, despite the plot not making any sense, the structure feels more Star Wars-y. Or rather, it was Star Wars if it was paint-by-number. Hey...space stuff. Look...Tatooine. The characters are going into space...now they're coming back to the planet, just like in A New Hope. Something blew up. Even after watching the TPM review, that hazy feeling still lingers.

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It's like putting an exclamation point on how disappointing the trilogy is as a whole.
Or an ellipsis.
post #87 of 2058
Perhaps an interrobang
post #88 of 2058
After reading The Making of Star Wars, Episode 1 seems to be the movie he wanted to make all along.
post #89 of 2058
So thank god for the various factors that prevented him from doing so with the OT.

But Plinkett already made that point in the Episode I review
post #90 of 2058
post #91 of 2058
Fuck yes
post #92 of 2058
The serial killer bit with the puzzle pieces made me laugh, as did the "He was a good friend" montage.
post #93 of 2058
And some Last Starfighter love is never a bad thing.
post #94 of 2058
Using THE LAST STARFIGHTER as a superior illustrative example is just mean.
post #95 of 2058
Bagpipes aren't that bad!
post #96 of 2058
Damn, still no Part 2...it's gonna take a while for him to upload all nine parts, isn't it?
post #97 of 2058
Ten-minute YouTubes take about thirty minutes to upload, depending on the original file's size.
post #98 of 2058
Oh man, I'm at a theater now to see THE GHOST WRITER. I hope by the time I get home the whole review will be up and I can watch it straight through like a movie.
post #99 of 2058
Oh well. I'm introducing a friend to Aliens tonight. Hopefully a significant chunk of it will be up by the time we're finished.
post #100 of 2058
Part 2 just went up. Must pace myself...
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