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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2005, 03:27:02 pm »
Hayden Christiansen's reinvention of Darth Vader as The Whiniest Jedi. "I'm gonna be the biggest bestest Jedi and beat death and buy all my friends strawberry milkshakes and stay up past my bed time! WAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2005, 03:01:14 am »
I'm a big enough geek to have enjoyed Episodes I and II in spite of their not so great acting, dialogue and plot. They were still fun movies. But Revenge of the Sith looks (from the new trailer) to actually be a genuinley good movie as well as another slice of sci-fi action fun.

And hey, if Lucas screws it up he can fix it up for a Special Edition rerelease in 15 years time  ;)
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2005, 06:45:51 am »
At least Ep. III looks Gungan free.

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2005, 08:34:59 am »
The Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Mastered Special Editions of Episodes I-VI and VII the undiscovered special bonus features episode with 4.3 minutes of extra content.

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2005, 09:42:24 am »
The Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Mastered Special Editions of Episodes I-VI and VII the undiscovered special bonus features episode with 4.3 minutes of extra content.

I'd buy it... ^_^

How abouts some Star Wars Episode III trailer with 1337 flavor?

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2005, 09:47:06 am »
Is there a copy of the Original Star Wars Trilogy with the original Darth Vaders voice on DVD somewhere? I saw a 30 second clip of the guy who acts as Darth Vader actually saying the lines to the other actors and I almost passed out from laughing...cause he's like english or something.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2005, 09:55:03 am »
They show that on "The Making of..." feature in the bonus DVD of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set.

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2005, 10:01:43 am »
I'd like to see the WHOLE move like that though, I'd never stop laughing.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2005, 12:45:38 pm »
I liked 1 and 2 and look forward to the third..  but then I enjoyed the original movies.  Don't read too much into it all.. just enjoy them for what they are.. entertainment. 

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2005, 12:36:46 pm »
I loved the Original Trilogy, but the new ones haven't been up to par, Episode II in particular.  Episode III seems like it has potential, as long as the dialogue and acting can support the plot. 

I'm also interested in seeing how far they'll push the PG-13 rating.  How many of you have seen the closeup on Anakin's burning face, or the shot where he's lying (limbless) on an operating table?

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2005, 05:32:37 pm »
Episode 1 was a travesty... there is no way they can recover from that.  That ridiculous Jab Jab Zog or whatever that stupid alien was called completely threw the seriousness of Star Wars out of the window, and made it a joke.  The introduction of Anakin as a child was also a mistake.  The film was terrible, and if you disagree with that statement - then you seriously have bad taste.

Episode 2 surprised me.  It was rather good i thought.  Ewan McGregor played an excellent Obi Wan, and i was interested to see Boba Fett's background history (i never knew he was a clone in the originals).  However the introduction of poor actors and actresses and the return of that loathsome alien Jab Jab (correct me if i'm wrong here) made a potentially very good film simply good.

By bad actors i mean Hayden Christansen, at first he was alright, but when it comes to his slow transition to a Sith he sounds more like my sister when she is upset about something.  His half-hearted, "I'm going to be the most powerful Jedi ever," would've been good had it not been with the ridiculously emotionless way in which he said it and the completely unconvincing shock which overcame Natalie Portman (perhaps the worst actress i have ever seen bar Keira Knightley and Sandra Bullock).

Episode 3 better be pretty damn awesome, and Hayden Christansen had better make sure his voice has broken for it and that he took a few lessons in stage school before shooting it.  I swear i could do a better Anakin Skywalker than him... no seriously, give me the part and you'll see (this isn't just a ploy to be able to fondle Natalie Portman... honest!).

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2005, 08:17:40 am »
Actually I don't blame Episode II on the actors (mostly). I blame all the movie problems on George Lucas and his terrible directing skills. Think about Episode II, almost every single scene was filmed in front of a bluescreen which is extremely difficult to do for even the most experienced actors. And these movies are filmed in random scene order, so it is extremely difficult for the actors to know exactly what is going on in a scene and they really depend upon the director to tell them exactly what they should be feeling and emoting.

It is well know that Lucas is bad at directing his actors and has a difficult time inspiring them. Look at the last movie. A lot of people say how horrible Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman were. But both of these actors can act, and quite well. Look at Christensen in the film Shattered Glass and Portman in Garden State. Both of these performances were deep, complex, "real" performances. They can act, but they are young actors and young actors often need more direction than experienced, older actors.

On the flipside you have Christopher Lee, Samuel Jackson, and Ewan McGregor. Lee is one of the most experienced actors on the planet today, and he has starred in more crap movies than anyone else alive. This guy who knows how to take the worst lines and turn them into pure gold. Jackson is basically playing a role he literally invented (remember he went to Lucas to have him added to these films) so he understands his role. And McGregor is not only an excellent actor, but he is playing a character in which most people already know his backstory and history. So he is able to base his performance off of something rather than just going in totally cold and making his character up.

I think the third movie has the full potential to be a great movie, everything is there. A good story (good turning to evil), lots of action, and potentially good acting. The trailer was perhaps one of the very best I have ever seen, I just hope the movie lives up to even a 10th of the hype.
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2005, 08:37:44 am »
Samuel L Jackson a good actor?  Can't say i agree, and i can't say i agree with Christensen and Portman ever being good actors.  I want this film to be good, but after the first two debacles i can only be sceptical of it until i've actually seen it.

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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2005, 08:56:43 am »
Samuel L Jackson a good actor?  Can't say i agree, and i can't say i agree with Christensen and Portman ever being good actors.  I want this film to be good, but after the first two debacles i can only be sceptical of it until i've actually seen it.

Have you seen Christensen and Portman in the movies I mentioned?
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Re: Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2005, 09:26:58 am »
A good actor is based upon multiple good performances, not just one.  For example,  Alan Rickman can be considered a good actor because his performances range from the "bad guy" in Robin Hood (the film sucked, but i remember him being good in it) to an office manager in a relationship crisis in Love Actually (also a bad film, but a good performance from Rickman).

Another good actor is Brad Pitt.  He was incredible in Fight Club, truly played Tyler Durden to perfection.  He was also alright as Achilles in Troy (although the film was poor, i felt he played him well), and again in Interview With The Vampire he was very good. 

Now, by saying Natalie Portman is a good actress because she played one part well is not enough.  She acted well in one film... out of how many?  Let's get her filmography shall we:

# The Smoker (2005) (announced) .... Nicole Bonner
# V for Vendetta (2005) (filming) .... Evey Hammond
# Paris, je t'aime (2005) (filming) .... Francine (segment "10th arrondissement")
# Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (post-production) .... Senator Amidala/Padmé Naberrie-Skywalker
# Free Zone (2005) (post-production) .... Rebecca

# Closer (2004/I) .... Alice
# True (2004) .... Francine
# Garden State (2004) .... Sam
# Cold Mountain (2003) .... Sara
# Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) .... Sen. Padmé Amidala
... aka Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version (promotional title))
... aka Star Wars II (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (USA: video box title)
# Where the Heart Is (2000) .... Novalee Nation

# Anywhere But Here (1999) .... Ann August
# Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) .... Queen Padmé Naberrie Amidala
... aka Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (USA: video box title)
... aka The Phantom Menace (USA: short title)
# Mars Attacks! (1996) .... Taffy Dale
# Everyone Says I Love You (1996) .... Laura Dandridge
# Beautiful Girls (1996) .... Marty
# Heat (1995) .... Lauren Gustafson
# Developing (1995) .... Nina
# Léon (1994) .... Mathilda

Give me ONE film, one film apart from Garden State where she is actually any good in?  None of them.  You may disagree, but her performances in others were hardly ground breaking.

Now onto Hayden Christensen:

# The Decameron (2006) (pre-production) .... Lorenzo
# Less Than Kind (2005) (pre-production) .... Gibson
# Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (post-production) .... Anakin Skywalker/Lord Darth Vader

# Shattered Glass (2003) .... Stephen Glass
# Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) .... Anakin Skywalker
... aka Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version (promotional title))
... aka Star Wars II (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (USA: video box title)
# Life as a House (2001) .... Sam Monroe
# Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000) (TV) .... Orin Krieg
# "Higher Ground" (2000) TV Series .... Scott Barringer

# The Virgin Suicides (1999) .... Jake Hill Conley
... aka Sofia Coppola's the Virgin Suicides (USA: complete title)
# Free Fall (1999) .... Patrick
... aka Angst über den Wolken (Germany)
# Strike! (1998) (as Hayden Christiansen) .... Tinka's Date
... aka The Hairy Bird (Australia) (Canada: English title: working title)
... aka All I Wanna Do (USA: new title)
... aka College femminile (Italy)
... aka Filles font la loi, Les (Canada: French title)
# No Greater Love (1996) (TV) .... Teddy Winfield
... aka Danielle Steel's 'No Greater Love'
# Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV) .... Eric
... aka Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
# Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) (TV) .... Fletcher #2
# In the Mouth of Madness (1995) .... Paper Boy
... aka John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (USA: complete title)
# Street Law (1995) .... Young John Ryan
... aka Law of the Jungle
# "Family Passions" (1993) TV Series .... Skip McDeere

Apart from Shattered Glass?  I couldn't care less for the director's style.  A good actor is a good actor, they are allowed a couple of off-films, but you cannot blame Portman and Christensen's abysmal performances on George Lucas.  You can say, "Lolz, but why don't YOU do it then if you're such a smartarse?!"  And i will reply that i would gladly, and that i would be infinitely better than Christensen.