Sick of Star Wars

Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Robert DeCastro, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. The Moog

    The Moog Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,093
    Location:
    Gert Brizzle UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    Haha, absolutely. Nothing compared to Leia in those early scenes on the death star with the white robe. The very opposite of the 'damsel in distress'. She often made funny wisecracks and always seemed tougher and more capable than Luke, I'm pretty sure at that age I'd never seen a woman that captivating before, on the big screen.
     
    Brooklyn_Vinyl, Headhunter and Mr Fox like this.
  2. Roger

    Roger Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,868
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Instagram:
    rogzilla71
    Sick of Star Wars
    Maybe it was because I was in first grade when Star Wars came out, and in sixth grade when Return of the Jedi was released, but I've never held ROTJ in high regard, as opposed to the first two. This young lad who is probably half my age does a good job of dissecting it:

     
    marswillrule likes this.
  3. kappa

    kappa Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    LDN <-> TKY
    Sick of Star Wars
    Ah, was wondering how long it would be before someone chipped in with some good, old-fashioned RotJ criticism.
     
    The Moog likes this.
  4. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,975
    Location:
    PDX
    Sick of Star Wars
    That's just it - I have NO PROBLEM with the Ewoks, and think that pointing to them as the downfall of SW is no different than thinking anything outside of ANH and ESB is anthema. The Ewoks are just as legitimate as Luke, Han, Leia, Chewy, Rei, Finn, etc - and all are far more legitimate than Liam Neesen, Natalie Portman, Sam Jackson, Hans Christian Anderson, and Mark Renton.
     
    The Moog likes this.
  5. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,975
    Location:
    PDX
    Sick of Star Wars
    Luke was a fucking whiny ass I FART A LOT (forgive the expression often interpreted as misogynistic). That's actually a large reason why I thought ep 8 was pretty good, because Luke returned to his natural I FART A LOT-state. Go back and re-watch ANH and tell me that you* don't want to smack the shit out of Luke every time he opens his mouth.

    *The general "you", not you - The Moog - specifically.[/QUOTE]
     
    Lalo likes this.
  6. The Moog

    The Moog Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,093
    Location:
    Gert Brizzle UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    Haha, Renton. The Jedi most known for diving into the worst toilet in Scotland. He has a Jedi friend called Begbie, who refers to imperial stormtroopers as 'a bunch of doss cunts'.
     
    ---NT--- and animator like this.
  7. Mr Fox

    Mr Fox Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Messages:
    195
    Location:
    UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    Interested to know if any of you have seen the Star Wars Holiday Special from ‘78?
     
  8. Anti Social Andy

    Anti Social Andy Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    9,443
    Location:
    The Grim North
    Sick of Star Wars
    So, is the Mandalorian deliberately janky in homage and reverence to the OG SW trio or janky because they were screwed on budget?

    If it's the former . . . it's a work of genius!
     
  9. Empty Spectacle

    Empty Spectacle Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Leeds, England
    Sick of Star Wars
    My only issue with the prequels is the awful acting. In terms of invention they are without equal (for a kids film). Watching it all unfold at the cinema was genuinely compelling and I could forgive the shoddy performances. I quite enjoy the cheesiness now, it’s like watching Rocky Horror, I find myself shouting out the dialogue. Also, when I watch the original trilogy I’m also reminded of how awful the acting is in those.

    These new Disney ones keep breaking the rules of the universe as set out In the preceding chapters, which is something that always ruins a story for me. You can’t change the rules you’ve established just to shoehorn a plot-twist in because you wrote yourself into a corner
     
  10. The Moog

    The Moog Die-Cast

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,093
    Location:
    Gert Brizzle UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    Yep, and it was awful to watch. Not by any stretch is it a 'so bad its good' thing. Just bad.

    All the Wookie soap opera stuff was painful, and the singing/music bits are bad. No wonder Lucas hated it.
     
  11. kappa

    kappa Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    LDN <-> TKY
    Sick of Star Wars
    Yeah, but didn't make it through the whole thing... I have a lot of respect for the decision to have the first 20 mins or so entirely in Wookie language, though.
     
    Mr Fox likes this.
  12. Mr Fox

    Mr Fox Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Messages:
    195
    Location:
    UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    I’m not sure whether that was brave or to hide the awful dialogue :mrgreen:

    I am just glad there are others who cannot unsee that debacle! I thought it may have just been an awful trip.
     
    The Moog likes this.
  13. MisterYuck

    MisterYuck Comment King

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    NH
    Name:
    Andy
    Sick of Star Wars
    just saw the new film. JJ is an absolute saint. The Redeemer.
     
    badteethcomics likes this.
  14. toothaction

    toothaction Team Tsubu Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    12,304
    Location:
    Detroit
    Name:
    David
    flickr:
    toothaction
    Instagram:
    thebeautifulpuffin
    Sick of Star Wars
    I do not understand.
     
    Headhunter likes this.
  15. Empty Spectacle

    Empty Spectacle Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Leeds, England
    Sick of Star Wars
    Which sucks more though? Star Wars Holiday Special or Ewoks: Caravan of Courage?
     
  16. Headhunter

    Headhunter Line of Credit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,777
    Sick of Star Wars
    Those Ewok movies were pretty good. The first one reminded me of a D&D movie. The second one with the Ape Men was interesting to. Right away the family from the first movie gets horribly slaughtered.
     
    kappa and Empty Spectacle like this.
  17. toothaction

    toothaction Team Tsubu Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    12,304
    Location:
    Detroit
    Name:
    David
    flickr:
    toothaction
    Instagram:
    thebeautifulpuffin
    Sick of Star Wars
    "I wish we had furry sentients like you where I came from."
     
    Empty Spectacle and Headhunter like this.
  18. ---NT---

    ---NT--- Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,975
    Location:
    PDX
    Sick of Star Wars
    Definitely the holiday special. Ewoks at least had a target audience.
     
    Empty Spectacle likes this.
  19. Empty Spectacle

    Empty Spectacle Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Leeds, England
    Sick of Star Wars
    I can’t argue with that. I’d hoped the holiday special would be a hidden gem, in the same way I thought Roger Cormans (un)Fantastic Four film would be also.
     
  20. Empty Spectacle

    Empty Spectacle Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Leeds, England
    Sick of Star Wars
    I think ‘pretty good’ is being extremely generous!
     
  21. kappa

    kappa Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    LDN <-> TKY
    Sick of Star Wars
    Not really... It's pretty good for what it is - a low budget, made-for-TV kids' movie. Special effects, sets, etc are nicely done, and there's nothing wrong with the story, either. Not sure what you were expecting - Ewok political drama?
     
    Mr Fox and Empty Spectacle like this.
  22. Empty Spectacle

    Empty Spectacle Fresh Meat

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Leeds, England
    Sick of Star Wars
    Yes, thats why I’m so disappointed
     
  23. Mr Fox

    Mr Fox Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Messages:
    195
    Location:
    UK
    Sick of Star Wars
    You’ve just nailed Disney’s next genre for a Star Wars spin off.
     
    Empty Spectacle and kappa like this.
  24. Roger

    Roger Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,868
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Instagram:
    rogzilla71
    Sick of Star Wars
    Turmoil has engulfed the Ewok Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying villages is in dispute.

    Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battle wagons, the greedy Ewok Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small village of Wicketville.

    While the congress of Ewoks endlessly debate this alarming chain of events, the Ewok Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Ewok Knights, the guardians of peace and justice on the forest moon of Endor, to settle the conflict...
     
    Kerk1, ---NT---, Headhunter and 2 others like this.
  25. kappa

    kappa Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    LDN <-> TKY
    Sick of Star Wars
    Gonna do some rough storyboards and hit up Kathleen Kennedy later. After the opening crawl it'll be entirely in Ewok language.
    All the main male characters will be rash and reckless, with all-out war only staved off thanks to the levelheaded female Ewoks.
     

Share This Page