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post #1 of 100
Thread Starter 
So criticisms of the prequel trilogies aside [we all have em, we all think we're right].

What if any are the moments in the 2 prequels that are pure Star Wars?

Mine

1. Of course the ending Sabre duel in TPM
2. The very very end of AOTC when the music swells
3. When Amidala decides to go back to Naboo in TPM, everyone is on the landing grid, the music is perfect. Everything felt perfect for that intance.

There may be more, can't think of any other scenes at the moment.

J.M. Prater
post #2 of 100
Out of two films you could only reference three scenes.

Telling I feel.

RD
post #3 of 100
I don't know, these movies are a competely different beast. So far I've only liked Episode 2, but that's not the point of this thread.

I guess I like the Lars Homestead/search for Schmi stuff in Episode 2. That brought it home for me.

I liked bits of part 1, and most of Episode 2, but none of the rest really seemed much like the original trilogy.
post #4 of 100
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Anakin casting a shadow on Tatooine that is Vader-shaped, hate on GL all you want, the man knows how to tell a story.
Except for the fact that he clearly stated in the audio commentary it wasn't intentional.

The only thing that really brought that feeling back to me in a big way, to say 'THIS IS STAR WARS' was the ending of ATTACK OF THE CLONES, with the Imperial March scoring the clones going to Naboo and the wedding.
post #5 of 100
They were going to Naboo?
post #6 of 100
The movie was
post #7 of 100
Strangely, the only time I felt any "original SW feeling" with the Prequels was when I saw the first EPISODE I trailer for the very first time. It started out very moody and atmospheric, which was certainly interesting. Then the STAR WARS theme kicked in for the shots of the pod race, and it started to almost feel like "real" STAR WARS. But then, the shot of Panaka's security force firing their blasters (a la the Rebel security force on the Blockade Runner in the opening of A NEW HOPE) really hooked me in as "pure" STAR WARS. I remember the audience cheering at the shot specifically, as if the old Ben Burtt/high-tension-wire-tap laser blasts were the proof of the pudding. All this, just for a trailer.

I wish I had that feeling actually watching the Prequels themselves. I never really did. Sure, there were some cool moments here and there (such as the previously-mentioned Qui-Gon using his lightsaber to cut through the blastdoors) but the whole thing still feels vaguely counterfeit to me.
post #8 of 100
The prequel trilogy is full of pure, fun Star Wars moments

1. AOTC: The 50's diner in a galaxy far far away just screamed star wars, it got me really excited!

2. AOTC: Anakin and Padme and their leisure time on Naboo. You could just tell that these two characters were in love deeper than most people will ever feel. Reminded me of Han and Leia...

3. TPM: The wacky pod racers and the Boonta eve race! Wow that just ruled over the cantina scene in ANH! Amazing stuff there by ILM. And the announcer was funny.

4. TPM: Jar Jar binks crazy antics, he didn't want to be hurt! He was just minding his own business and he gets swept up in a star sweeping drama. It was so funny when that pack beast farted in Jar Jars face and he said "Peeyewsa" lol, I still chuckle thinking about it.

5. AOTC: That scamp Boba Fett and big daddy Jango. What a regal pairing You can just tell by the spunkiness in Jango (and his bloodthirstiness on Geonosis) that he has that dreaded bounty hunter waiting within his heart!

6. The Humor in both films is just pure SW delight. "Don't worry, we have R2 with us", "There's always a bigger fish", "Now THIS is pod racing!" The light moments bring us back around from the big action pieces.

7. TPM: The sabre duel with Maul. ALL ACTION BABY! Who needs dialog or banter when there is so mush ass to be kicked! Obi Wan and Vader chatted it up a bit too much in ANH, same with Luke and VADER in ESB and ROTJ. But in TPM? It's a party baby.

8. AOTC: C3PO! Anthony Daniels just has the perfect comedic timing for a character you can tell that he loves. "WHat a drag" and "I am beside myself" are just classic 3PO. Gone is the whiny
"Oh dear...we're doomed" wuss of the OT. Long live a vibrant 3PO!

9. AOTC: The action pieces! The assembly line battle, the geonosis battle, the final sabre battle between a jumpin' like a toad on a hot tin roof Yoda and Count Dooku, The "This party's OVER!" Fight between Jango and Mace. It's all force lightning baby!

10. The performances and story are much improved over the OT. Whereas the OT is typical 70's and 80's cheese the PT are deeper with political intrigue and A list actors like Neeson, Portman, Jackson etc... No more cheesy lines like "We were going to go to Toshi station to pick up POOOOWER CONVERTEEEERS" or " What I have told you is true, from a certain point of view".

I cannot wait until episode III: The creeping fear (Great 40's-ish serial type name )
post #9 of 100
Can someone be banned from these boards just for being horribly, ri-goddamn-diculously wrong?
post #10 of 100
Just the lightsaber duel at the end of Phantom Menace, for me.
post #11 of 100
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Originally posted by gl2899
The prequel trilogy is full of pure, fun Star Wars moments
At the risk of sounding like an AICN poster:
PLANT!!!

Of course the reality is that the poster doesn't really believe what he is saying and is trying to be funny...
post #12 of 100
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Originally posted by Duke, Raol
Can someone be banned from these boards just for being horribly, ri-goddamn-diculously wrong?
It's ok. We won't ban you this time. But once more.........
post #13 of 100
Fear Leads to Anger
Anger Leads to Hate
Hate Leads to Suffering
post #14 of 100
TPM:

Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber thru the blast door

The destroyer droids

Darth Sidious: "I will make it legal"

The Trade Federation ships landing and deploying on Naboo

Qui-Gon: "The ability to speak does not make one intelligent"

Artoo fixing the shields on the Queen's ship

Shmi Skywalker: "He can help you. He was meant to help you"

Watto: "I hope you didn't kill anyone I know for it"

Padme: "Are you sure about this? Trusting our fate to a boy we hardly know?"

The pod race

Anakin and Padme on the Queen's ship. Padme: "Space is cold, Anni"

Landing on Coruscant, and reinserted into the DVD: Anakin looking to Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon motioning him to go with Padme and Jar Jar (don't know why I like that little bit but it seems very Star Wars for some reason and adds to Lloyd's performance, so to speak)

The Jedi Council, and Yoda: "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering"

The senate chamber

Palpatine: "I will be Chancellor..."

The lightsaber fight

Qui-Gon's funeral


AOTC:

Arrival on Coruscant, tops of skyscrapers peaking above the clouds

Yoda: "The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is"

Palpatine: "The thought of losing you is...unbearable"

Anakin's defiance and Obi-Wan scolding him

Obi-Wan: "Dreams pass in time"

Obi-Wan thru the window, grabbing the assassin droid

The chase thru Coruscant, Obi-Wan: "I hate it when he does that"

The nightclub (because of the sound, cinematography, and parallel to the cantina scene) and Obi-Wan: "Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me" as well as "You don't want to sell me any death sticks. You want to go home and rethink your life"

Dexter Jetster: "They're cloners, damn good ones too"

Anakin and Padme by the fireplace, Anakin: "No, you're right, it would destroy us," followed by the look he gives Padme

The whole Kamino sequence: the Kaminoans and Obi-Wans interaction with them, Obi-Wan's meeting and then fight with Jango. Jango: "Always a pleasure to meet a Jedi"

Padme to Anakin: "I'll go with you"

Dooku's meting with captive Obi-Wan. Dooku: "It could be difficult to secure your release"

The entire Tatooine sequence: meeting Watto again, Gleig Lars and the homestead, Anakin's shadow, the search for Shmi, Shmi's death, the massacre, the cut to Yoda feeling the pain, Anakin's return to the homestead, the funeral, and Anakin: "I hate them!"

The arena battle, Nute Gunray: "She can't do that! Jango, shoot her, or something," the clone battle, the chase over the dunes, Anakin: "you're gonna pay for all the Jedi you killed today, Dooku," the lightsaber battles, excluding Yoda fighting Dooku (silly), but then Yoda using the force to catch the falling column

Dooku's flight to Coruscant and meeting with Sidious. Dooku: "I have good news for you, my lord. War has begun," Sidious: "Excellent. Everything is going as planned"

Yoda: "Joined the dark side Dooku has. Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now"

The wedding


So you see I find the prequels to be full of "Star Wars" moments. I find them to actually be Star Wars movies, to tell the truth. There's meat on them bones.
post #15 of 100
Hmm here goes:
TPM:
-All the way till Jar Jar is met
-The duel
-The funeral
-Anakin meeting the council and the look b/w him and Mace

AOTC:
-Ths slaughter and Yoda all sad about it (this is my favorate scene actually maybe in all 6 movies)
-The entire last 30 min or so (minus some jokes by the droids)
-Ewan McGregor's entire preformance
-The Homestead and racing to the Tusken Camp

Eps3:
-Vader birth?
-The duel?
-Ewan McGregor's entire preformance (his look is already nailed down)
-Surprise cameo by Keanu Reeves dressed up as Neo flying by a star destroyer with a Hugo Weaving flying by as Agent Smith?
-A Jean Reno droid taking out General Gervious (who may be voiced by Gary Oldman) for Padme.
post #16 of 100
I'm surprised no one's mentioned Obi-Wan's casual catching of Anakin's lightsaber in the chase scene on Coruscant. Loved that bit.

Other than that, I'm in full agreement on Chris Hill's (and others) listed moments.
post #17 of 100
Okay Okay Okay-

Contrary to popular belief I don't hate the prequels.

My SW moments would include:

TPM:
- When Darth Maul is speaking to Sidious on Coruscant: "At last we shall reveal ourselves to the Jedi-- At last we shall have REVENGE!"
- The entire Pod Race sequence (minus the JarJar fart joke)
- The Jedi Council scene: "See through you WE CAN"
"I sense much fear in you!"
- Duel of the Fates

AOTC:
- The entire speeder chase sequence
- Obi-won going into the Coruscant sports bar/club: "Why do I feel that you are going to be the DEATH of me?"
- The scene where Dooku implores Obi-won to join him: "Together WE can DESTROY the SITH!"
- The droid factory scene
- The arena scene and the all out Jedi vs. droids battle: "This party's OVER!"
- The beginning of the Clone Wars
- The duel between Obi, Anikan and Dooku: "As you can see my Jedi powers are far more advanced than yours-- Now BACK DOWN!"
- Many people would disagree but I absolutely loved the Yoda/Dooku duel. I mean Yoda is basically a Force-weilding frog creature. So he jumps around drunken-monkey style! Why the hell wouldn't he fight like that? He would need to even the height disadvantage somehow. He's not a Jedi master just because of his little pearls of wisdom: "Powerful you have become-- the DARK SIDE I sense in you."
post #18 of 100
Every time there is a racing chase sequence set in another galaxy, I would stay its pretty “Star Wars” for me. Lightsaber fights do it as well. I can’t think of any where else I can get lightsaber fights. Robots with personality such as R2-D2 and C-3PO also make me think “Star Wars.” I watch all 5 films pretty regularly and I don’t think the prequels are really lacking in “Star Wars.”

-Jason
post #19 of 100
Many people would disagree but I absolutely loved the Yoda/Dooku duel. I mean Yoda is basically a Force-weilding frog creature. So he jumps around drunken-monkey style! Why the hell wouldn't he fight like that? He would need to even the height disadvantage somehow. He's not a Jedi master just because of his little pearls of wisdom: "Powerful you have become-- the DARK SIDE I sense in you."

Most people would agree, actually. It's just there's a very vocal minority.
post #20 of 100
I saw the AOTC more times in the theater then I care to admit. Each time the crowd went nuts when Yoda fought Dooku. I honestly cannot think of a bigger reaction to something in a movie then that.

-Jason
post #21 of 100
OK Jason, I'll admit to seeing AOTC 9 times in the theater. You tell.

When I would get bored that summer I'd just go see it.
post #22 of 100
My buddies sister works in the theater so I saw it many time for free. I probably saw it somewhere around 10-15 times complete. I used to stop it and watch it for a few minutes before work if I could. I was captain of the truck team at that time and I would have to take my lunchs alone. So I would grab a hotdog at the theater and watch the movie from whatever point it was at. I saw the ending numerous times. What can I say? I love Star Wars.

-Jason
post #23 of 100
Sweet.
post #24 of 100
Quote:
Originally posted by Litmus Configuration
Strangely, the only time I felt any "original SW feeling" with the Prequels was when I saw the first EPISODE I trailer for the very first time. It started out very moody and atmospheric, which was certainly interesting. Then the STAR WARS theme kicked in for the shots of the pod race, and it started to almost feel like "real" STAR WARS. But then, the shot of Panaka's security force firing their blasters (a la the Rebel security force on the Blockade Runner in the opening of A NEW HOPE) really hooked me in as "pure" STAR WARS. I remember the audience cheering at the shot specifically, as if the old Ben Burtt/high-tension-wire-tap laser blasts were the proof of the pudding. All this, just for a trailer.

I wish I had that feeling actually watching the Prequels themselves. I never really did. Sure, there were some cool moments here and there (such as the previously-mentioned Qui-Gon using his lightsaber to cut through the blastdoors) but the whole thing still feels vaguely counterfeit to me.
Could not have said it better.

The first time I saw the Ep1 trailer, the crowded cinema was almost on their feet cheering and I was almost in tears.

Seeing the film itself had me in tears as well - just for all the wrong reasons.

RD
post #25 of 100
My favorite prequel moments so far and the ones I think are pure Star War:

-"Blast! This is why I hate flying"
-The Darth Maul fight, obviously.
-Qui-Gon telling Obi-Wan that he will become a great Jedi.
-The fact that at the very start Obi-Wan has a bad feeling about something "distant." So cool.
-Watto.
-Anakin exclaiming that "no one can kill a Jedi" and Qui-Gon sadly replying that "I only wish that were so."
-The proto Star Destroyers lifting off at the end of AOTC with Palpatine's triumphant look and Bail's little railing punch like he knows exactly what's about to happen.
-The exchange between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on the landing pad before returning to Naboo. "The boy is dangerous..."
-Palpatine telling Anakin he sees him becoming the most powerful of all the Jedi.
-Anakin murdering the sand people.


The only "Star Wars" thing I've felt the prequels have lacked so far is a great space battle. The Episode One battle was a huge wasted opportunity and the asteroid chase in AOTC was kind of lame seeing as Obi-Wan never fired a return shot. But it sounds like Episode Three will remedy that.
post #26 of 100
Yeah I almost listed Qui-Gon's "I wish that were so" line from TPM. Brings a sense of humanity to the Jedi, reminds me of the elder Kenobi from ANH. Liam Neeson was perfect in that role.
post #27 of 100
I have always been a guy who didn't really care what others thought. I enjoyed when people cheered for things that happened (like Yoda vs. Dooku), but it didn’t really affect me. My best buddy likes the waiting in line and excitement in the air about the release of these films. He’s just the kind of guy that likes it when everyone’s having fun. Do any of you feel that the vocal hatred of some bitter adults ruined the experience for you? Some folks seem ashamed to say they liked the prequels on a message board. I often wonder why the “Lucas failed me” types still complain about it. I think it’s time they move on and lets the fans enjoy this last stint. I do not hope to derail this thread in any form; I’m just asking if everyone liked the films, would it help you enjoy it more?

I really dug Christopher Lee in Attack of the Clones. Maybe it's because I love the old Hammer films. He really seemed to give Count Dooku an arrogance that radiated from the character and it keeps me entertained when I watch him. His arrogant British guy attitude is solid “Star Wars” if you ask me!

I really enjoyed the Pod Race as well. Its eccentricity keeps it interesting for me. However, the Pod Race is my all time favorite Star Wars sequence. When Anakin goes up the service ramp and dives down in front of Subulba really does it for me. I also like the changes to the DVD release where Anakin flips the pod to "change lanes." The little guy winning the race to free himself is just such a great element story wise. The little guy overcoming his oppressions is very “Star Wars” to me.

I love the design of the prequels as well. I think it's sollid "Star Wars." The Clone Troopers just look so “Star Wars” it’s amazing. I personally prefer the Clone Troopers design to the Storm Troopers. I mean, they’re practically sisters in design, but I dig the fin. I also am a fan of the “golden age” look of the Star Ships. If feels really “Star Wars” but before the “Star Wars” that we all know. Of course it’s supposed to. I find it all very exciting to look at.

May the Force be with you!

-Jason
post #28 of 100
*off-topic sorta*

I went to universal city last night. they showed ANH OT which looked horrible, and is the first time, I see this SW movie with "casual" fans. Who went nuts when Vader came out for the first time, I was amazed to see, these "casual" fans going apeshit in some scenes most of them were well over 30 but didn't looked like SW fans.I told my gf that this is what's like when I go to the midnight shows but mellow. It looked somewhat like this.





More pics here


Leia looks great. ;-)


post #29 of 100
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Originally posted by Twiggystar
Leia looks great. ;-)


...and historically accurate as well considering that girl looks about as drug-fucked as Carrie Fisher was back in '77.

RD
post #30 of 100
No-one will ever feel about a trailer the way i bet 99% of people who post here felt when they saw the TPM trailer for the first time, whether online or in a cinema (theatre for Yanks).

"Christ. Star Wars."

think about that. dont it make you sad...?

ill be gutted once ive seen Ep3. no more of those moments...
post #31 of 100
I believe that TPM wasn't enough story and that AOTC was too much. They definitely should have spent more time developing character arcs in Ep.I- less JarJar and maybe some of the Sepratist stuff could 've been introduced. Dooku should have been in Ep. I!

However, that being said I really enjoyed AOTC's faster pace and character development -- so maybe Lucas knows best after all!

People are right though when they say that these movies feel nothing like the OT! Those movies are simply from another era. I think that Lucas did this purposely. That is why everyone is so interested in how Ep. III turns out since it will be the one to bridge the gap.

I think that initially I dissed the prequels for not being "as good" as the OT but then I realized that I wanted the PT to be more similar to the OT.
However, the more that I watch the prequels, (specifically AOTC) the more I understand what Lucas has and hasn't accomplished in these movies... The good DEFINITELY outweighs the bad!

And Jason I would have to agree with you about how great the design of the PT has been!
BRING ON EPISODE III!!!
post #32 of 100
As far as I'm concerned, these are no longer " George's " movies. They are Ewan McGregor's. Ewan IS Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan IS Star Wars. Oh yeah, don't forget the blue milk in AOTC.
post #33 of 100
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Originally posted by Barkatthemoon
Oh yeah, don't forget the blue milk in AOTC.
How could I? Wasn't Padme serving Anakin Aunt Beru's blue milk during the Tusken slaughter confession? What the fuck was in that shit anyway? No wonder Luke wanted to leave the moisture farm so badly. Sheesh!
post #34 of 100
The key is the blue milk. Anakin drinks blue milk in Clones, and suddenly he goes ape shit and slaughters a tribe of Tuskens. Thus beguns his fall to the Dark Side.

Luke drinks the blue milk and has dilusions of grandeur. Runs off with a crazy old guy and almost falls to the Dark Side, saved only by the man who knew the dangers of the milk.

And, compared to the OT, I love most of the PT's music. The FX are fantastic. I love Anakin's arc, and his turn in AOTC was played out perfectly. Dooku's a great side-villain, and I have an unhealthy liking of Nute Gunray.

Specific scenes? Qui-Gon burning through the blast door. Artoo saving Padmé, both times. Duel of the Fates. The Coruscant speeder chase. Obi-Wan seeing the marching clones on Kamino. Anakin killing the Tuskens and his confession. The Battle of Geonosis. The final two scenes of Episode II.
post #35 of 100

Re: Prequels: Bare Bones; Star Wars Moments

Not my top ten, but in no particular order, these are ten things that I love about the Prequels:

1. Wat Tambor
2. Some of the interaction between Anakin and Obi-Wan, such as their meeting in Phantom Menace
3. Darth Maul arriving on Tatooine, sending his probe droids out into the desert
4. Sidious in Episode 1
5. The beginning of Episode 1 up until Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan arrive on Naboo
6. The desert duel in TPM
7. Dooku and Anakin dueling in the dark
8. The underwater sequences in TPM
9. Obi-Wan killing the Acklay beast
10. Seismic Charges
post #36 of 100
Ep.1

The opening crawl and end credits.

Ep.2

The opening crawl and end credits.
post #37 of 100
Jason, Eye_H8_U, MrMushnik, Chris Hill, have I told you lately that I love you all?


And I have told you lately how much I hate 'Lord of the Rings'.
post #38 of 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason@Star-Wars.net
I often wonder why the “Lucas failed me” types still complain about it. I think it’s time they move on and lets the fans enjoy this last stint.


-Jason

Wise words indeed. Sadly, as demonstrated in this very thread that will never happen. I guess they have this odd sense of betrayal which implores them to warn all of us blind Lucas followers of how they see it.
Let the babies have their bottles I guess.

Sorry for the rant, but it will never happen. Sucks, but true.

I can not fucking wait for Episode 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #39 of 100

Oh WHATever

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Zod
Wise words indeed. Sadly, as demonstrated in this very thread that will never happen. I guess they have this odd sense of betrayal which implores them to warn all of us blind Lucas followers of how they see it.
Let the babies have their bottles I guess.

Sorry for the rant, but it will never happen. Sucks, but true.
Youre not sorry at all.

How the weather up there on your high horse ya bloody hero?

RD
post #40 of 100
Nice and bitter-free!
post #41 of 100
Heh!

I like the little part in Episode One where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are rescuing the pilots and one of the Jedi cut a battle droid from the waste up and you just see the legs walking around with no body. Neat stuff.

-Jason
post #42 of 100
"Wipe them out. All of them."

Any time the Emperor is being all evil in a hologram, I'd say it's pretty "Star Wars". I would love to see a reprise of this line in Ep. III, about the Jedi this time.
post #43 of 100
-The wedding of Anakin and Padme.
-The mobilization of the Clonetroopers on Coruscant.
-Anakin's Goodbye to his Mother.
-Anakin's Tusken Slaughter Confession.
-The epic duel in Episode I.
-Pretty much any scene with Ian McDiarmid.
-The Dinner scene in Episode I.

Just to name a few.
post #44 of 100
EPISODE I:

-- Qui-Gon burning through the door to the bridge of the Trade Federation ship with his lightsaber as the Force theme plays in the background. In fact, the whole sequence from when the Nemoidians attempt to gas the Jedi to when they make their way to the hangar -- Jedi being Jedi, which is what we waited twenty years to see

-- "We'll handle this." Again, exactly what sprang to mind in '77 when Alec Guinness said, "The Jedi were the guardians of peace in the Old Republic."

-- The reveal of Otoh Gunga -- shades of the first glimpse of Cloud City, an otherworldly image

-- Watto -- a distinctively Star Wars character who wouldn't have been one bit out of place in the Mos Eisley cantina. You can almost picture him as the one buying Luke's speeder in ANH (not that I'm trying to give George any ideas....)

-- The Senate scenes -- really gives a sense of the just how galaxy-spanning the Republic was

EPISODE II:

-- Obi-Wan in the diner -- Just fits somehow

-- Anakin and Padme enter the arena after she admits she loves him -- musically and visually the most purely Star Wars moment in the two prequels so far

-- The entire finale -- the visual reference to the end of Empire aside, there's just a ton of non-verbal storytelling going on here
post #45 of 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason@Star-Wars.net
I really enjoyed the Pod Race as well. Its eccentricity keeps it interesting for me. However, the Pod Race is my all time favorite Star Wars sequence. When Anakin goes up the service ramp and dives down in front of Subulba really does it for me. I also like the changes to the DVD release where Anakin flips the pod to "change lanes." The little guy winning the race to free himself is just such a great element story wise. The little guy overcoming his oppressions is very ?Star Wars? to me.
This is a point I rarely see brought up. I saw Ep.1 4 times in the theater and the pod race end duel sequences probably about 6 times total in the theater. Each time the podrace was great and exhilarating. Its still great its one of Lucas's best achievements in Ep.1. Although I contend the film is flawed it had some great moments.
post #46 of 100
All the more reason why TPM should have built towards the pod race as its climax rather than a set piece in the middle of the film. Shift the Sith/Jedi conflict to Tatooine and have the Maul/Jedi duel take place during the race as Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan try to keep Maul from snatching Anakin away from them, with the pod race going on simultaneously. Instantly gives Anakin more importance in the film (and therefore the story).
post #47 of 100
Wow I never actually thought of it like that. I like that idea Richard. Personally I hated Naboo and thought the film got slow and boring (except for the end duel) on that planet.
post #48 of 100
Naboo should have simply been the opening of the film, to show how the Jedi operate and to introduce the threat of the Trade Federation and the machinations of Sidious. Have Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan actually make it onto the bridge and force the TF to leave. Don't even introduce Amidala yet -- save her for Episode II to make the head-over-heels aspect of the romance even more prevalent. Then as the Jedi travel home, Qui-Gon senses Anakin somehow (a la Obi-Wan sensing Alderaan in ANH). Then it's off to Tatooine for the bulk of the film. Toss in renewed agression by the Federation in the epilogue and Palpatine becoming Chancellor -- seeming background incidents, not major points -- and you've got everything nicely set up for Episode II to come off almost as it played originally.
post #49 of 100
Heres a musing...

I've never understood how people can't have more of a problem with Anakin going from this...



...to this...



...while Padme goes from this...



...to this...




Doesn't that grate on anyone else?

To me, it's a horrendous continuity flaw.

Ive heard 5 year olds get confused at that one.

"Why isn't Padme older if Anakin is?"

How do you explain that one away short of saying Lucas didnt really care and wanted to have a kid protagonist in ep1 regardless of whether it made sense overall or not?
post #50 of 100
Rain Dog--

Have you ever noticed that wheras females generally develop earlier than males they don't generally change much from 16 to age 26?

However boys tend to change quite a bit from 9 to 19 wouldn't you agree?
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