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Whos stole the film then?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Harj, May 18, 2002.

  1. Harj

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    IMO i though Christopher Lee as Count Dokkou just oozed class and evil, the confidence and arrogance of the character was captured superbly I thought. Of coures J Fett was the coolest though!
     
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    It made me laugh, well nearly, when B Fett picked up his dads helmet after his head had been lobbed off. Where the hell was it? Great movie though, the only thing is the expectation for episode III will be so high now its bound to be turkey.
     
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    Yoda stole the show without a doubt.;)
     
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    Great Film, Yoda's the King ;)
    Whats Jedda Fett been in, I'm sure I know his face from somewhere.
     
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    Great film, I think Yoda stole the show. And the 1st time almost since Episode IV that I've wanted to go back to the cinema repeatedly!

    As to Jango Fett....

    http://us.imdb.com/Name?Morrison,+Temuera

    I thought I recognised him as well, but looking at IMDB I'm not so sure.

    Mark.
     
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    I think you all must be wowed by the fact that EP1 was so crap.

    It was visually and aurally spectacular...but what a lame story. George should really go and spend some of that money on a scriptwriter.....Amidalla is so strong and clever that she leaves JarJar Binks in charge...."Me no thinks so!"

    I did like the Darth Vader sig music when Anakin kills the Raiders though and the Stormtrooper music when the Clone Army take off at the end in the Republic warships...oh and the bouncy dwarf killer cripple Yoda....hey apart from the actually script it was great!!! I really can't wait for the next one.

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    Gordon, Thankyou.

    More me the first 1hr & half was soo banal.
    Scriptwriter needs shooting.
    acting was apalling, and editing was also poor.

    I don't usually pick holes, I throughly enjoyed tpm, but I was sorely dissappointed last night.

    The last hour was ejoyable enough, mainly because there was more action, so less lame acting.
     
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    Don't know about "stealing the show", but someone definitely stole the story....and the talent of the actors - how come GL can't coax a decent performance from 95% of his cast?

    Yoda kicked arse though. I thought he was great riding at the head of the clone army in his gunship, Colonel Kilgore style, and then when he went for it with Count Dooku all my hair stood on end. That last forty minutes is going to get played to death when the disc arrives.
     
  9. Dubbing Mixer

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    Despite all the shortcomings and there were many, the script, the acting and the plot to name but three, I loved it and I thought Natalie Portman stole the show. A continuity nightmare, I had the feeling they solved potential problems by simply giving her a completely different costume and look in each scene. I've never seen one actress with so many outfits in one movie.

    Anyone else dissapointed by the PQ? I thought the whole thing looked slightly soft and 'electronic'. If this is the best which can be achieved using HDTV shooting techniques, film still has the edge by a good margin.
     
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    PQ wise I would say the print I saw on the opening night was the best id ever seen. No grain, dirt or scratches. It was sharp and had lots of fine detail. All this and no digital projector in sight. Lets hope the DVD is as good, as this could be THE biggest DVD release ever.
     
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    I agree on the dirt/grain/scratches. It was the overall look and feel I had a problem with.
     
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    Hey are you guys sure that Count Dooku is a baddy?

    I mean was it him who ordered the clone army or Master Cypher Diaz? Who is Cypher Diaz? could it be Qui Gon Jinn?

    Why didn't yoda feel that his apprentice would turn to the dark side? If he was that evil why not kill Obi wan and Anakin he certainly had the power to.

    Just some questions I have into the actual plot of the movie, I think it opens a lot of questions about the light and dark side.
     
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    Count Dooku was originally Qui Gon Jin´s Master & one of the Jedis that left the order (they were called the Lost Twenty or something).

    Not sure if hes totally bad or not as he could have killed Obi-Wan etc

    Couldnt sort out Yoda though!!

    Worth having a look at the discussion forums at www.theforce.net

    Loads of speculation going on over there.

    cheers
     
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    The lost opportunity was for Count Dooku to have actually turned out to be the good guy - fighting the duped Jedi knights who were advancing the future Emperor's plans. Instead he just turns out to be another one of the Emperor's minions. Shame.
     
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    I’ve just seen it and up to one point thought that Chancellor Palpatine(villain) controlling the good guys, and Count Dokkou (could he be a good guy) controlling what we thought villains. Sadly it seemed it was all just to start a war?. But if the Count was a good guy why did he put the heroes in the arena.
    I though Christopher Lee shone in the film and the battle with Yoda the best sequence. It reminded me of an other favourite battle in The Raven, Vincent Price Vs Boris Karloff., although Obi-Wan Vs Jango Fett was good as well.
    Ewan McGregor seemed more at home in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in this film, but was the line ‘I hate it when he does that’ stole form an other film, as it seemed familiar, somethig like Batman?.
     
  16. Dubbing Mixer

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    Glad you like ''The Raven' one of my favourites! and, I see what you mean.
     
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    Just thought, George likes old films I wonder if he got some inspiration from it? Gordon I think it was the best of the Edgar Allen Poe film they made, although most were very loosely based on his stories.

    Shame the never made any more Duke de Richleau films (Devil Rides Out) I thought Christopher Lee was gave a commanding performance in it. Nice to see him in a lead role.
     
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    I wouldn't be at all surprised. Although I gather most of the inspiration for Star Wars came from Kurosawa. All this is perfectly fair game, known as 'homage' in the trade.

    I read a load of the Dennis Wheatleys in my teens. Devil Rides Out was the best and the film wasn't half bad.
     
  19. Garrett

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    And some of the Saturday morning cinema serials, like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.
     
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    Didn't get to see those until they turned up on telly. I love the awful special effects. E.g. the sparkler driven rocket. Come to that, I've always had a soft spot for the movie 'Flash'. 'Flesh Gordon' was also a bit of a laugh.
     
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    Neither did I.
    I like how the spaceships are flying along in the same line if the cloud formations, then the start to dive and the cloud formation changes to the same angle. Great for there day though, and if taken into consideration are highly enjoyable. I’m quite a fan of them old serials.
    Never saw Flesh Gordon but I have seen a picture on his spaceship.
     
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    Seeing as how the conversation has steered away from star wars, allow me to bring up the finest si-fi program ever, old or new, Futurama. Any one else feeling the love that I do? please say yes.
    :)
     
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    Im a big fan of Christopher Lee, always brings presence to the big screen with style and panache. Its rather amazing considering he's 80 years old now, lets hope he lives another 30 years or more :). I think not many actors could say they have had such a career as his, and yet at his age still be in two of the biggest releases of 2001/2002 (Star Wars EP2 & Lord Of the Rings).

    Cant wait to see him in his upcoming films too

    Star Wars: Episode III (2005)
    Last Unicorn, The (2004)
    Riding of the Laddie, The (2003)
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) ...soon!
     

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