Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
I saw it, and kind of liked it. The trick to enjoying the thing is to remember that we are no longer impressionable kids who will sit in awe at the effects and story. We also know how its going to end. For this reason I want Lucas to make the proposed three episodes that were going to follow them.
The people who were expecting Lucas to do better than his groundbreaking, genre starting films had their hopes a bit high.
I'm just going to go and get some popcorn and watch. It'll be worth the $8.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 57 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1080 times:
Speak for yourself, Ian - I'm still an impressionable kid (inside, anyway).
I agree that I shouldn't feel the same way about this as I did when Star Wars, Empire, and Return all came out - but still when Episode I came out I was very excited to see the first trailer. I was somewhat grown up at that point. This one certainly was interesting, but didn't get me excited to see the movie.
I might have to do what EACOAS did and go see The Incredibles to see it on the big screen.
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
I am just trying to manage expectations for myself....
I was pretty pissed off when I saw Episode 1. Jar Jar was the biggest irritation, and I was not really excited about the computerized effects.. Call me old-fashioned but the techniques used to create the first movies seemed more realistic...but then I had never seen anything like it before and now we have seen it all.
Impressionable? I've got 8000 comics in the basement that qualifies me there too.
The Incredibles are supposed to be on an IMax screen here, so thats for me.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 62 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1058 times:
I was pretty pissed off when I saw Episode 1. Jar Jar was the biggest irritation, and I was not really excited about the computerized effects..
You can definitely tell the prequels have a different "feel" to them thanks to the CGI instead of the blue-screen effects and intricate modelling that the originals had, but I don't necessarily think it detracts from the story.
Jar-Jar is another story entirely, though - he's as irritating as they come.
Then again, Lucas managed to tick off many Star Wars loyalists with the friggin' Ewoks anyway....
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Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:
The Ewoks were actually alot cheaper than the Wookies I think he originally planned on, but Lucas started revising the stories early in the process to make everything more "family friendly" including changing the Revenge of the Jedi to Return of the Jedi, and it was not limited to this.. Greedo did not shoot first and others are examples.
The desire to use ILM CGI is certainly understandable, but the appearance of the modeling and other effects in the earlier movies gave the finished product on the screen a very special look that did not have the cartoon appearance that even the best CGI can still have.