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Old 13-02-2008, 01:01   #21
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Wasn't surprised to hear that they want to continue the Clone Wars series - the two sets they made previously were really popular. I was surprised to hear that it was be released to cinemas though - will keep an eye on this one.
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Was the Cartoon Network series really that good? I never watched it, despite being a big Star Wars fan. It always looked like childish rubbish done in the crappy/lazy animation style of Dexter's Lab and the Powerpuff Girls. This new thing looks more interesting, but I wish they went for a more realistic looking animation style.... it looks like a Pixar movie.
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Old 13-02-2008, 09:44   #23
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It was very good but the animation style is a bit off-putting, althrough you do forget about it after a few minutes and just enjoy the story
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I wonder if it gets a theatrical release here (and indeed in the US) if it will be digital projection only ?
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This really is going to lack any tension. Not that SW ever had me on the edge of my seat worried about the characters. But the main cast are safe from certain-death-at-any-moment set pieces.
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Was the Cartoon Network series really that good? I never watched it, despite being a big Star Wars fan. It always looked like childish rubbish done in the crappy/lazy animation style of Dexter's Lab and the Powerpuff Girls. This new thing looks more interesting, but I wish they went for a more realistic looking animation style.... it looks like a Pixar movie.
I agree - I tried to watch the Clone Wars Cartoon series, but hated the style of it, and couldn't watch it, depsite being a major Star Wars geek!

Have watched the trailer on youtube, and while the style is better than the C.W. cartoon series, its still a 'cartoon'.

As all of the sets/spaceships and most of the supporting characters in Episodes 1-3 were CGI (Jar Jar, Yoda in 2 & 3, all the Clones, and others) why not try and make a more 'realistic' movie, but simply replace the human actors with CGI actors, in a similar style as the Beowulf (sp.) movie?
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Much sooner have a stylised looking film than another realistic motion capture cgi monstrosity.

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trailer here for anyone interested:
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000478.html
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Old 13-02-2008, 20:29   #29
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I agree - I tried to watch the Clone Wars Cartoon series, but hated the style of it, and couldn't watch it, depsite being a major Star Wars geek!
I completely disagree. Like its predecessor Samurai Jack, the quirky east-meets-west style of Clone Wars was half the fun of it. My only problem with it was that there wasn't enough!

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This really is going to lack any tension. Not that SW ever had me on the edge of my seat worried about the characters. But the main cast are safe from certain-death-at-any-moment set pieces.
Ah, that old chestnut. What you say is logical Soprano, but it also rings hollow. SW is not the sort of show that has ever really got me worried about the characters either; no matter how hairy it gets, you just know that the major characters are gonna get to the end credits in one piece. It's almost mandatory for major movie/TV franchises. We know that, for example, James Bond is never gonna die, but that subconscious knowledge doesn't make the (good ) Bond movies any less exciting or tense, at least for me anyways.

Anyhoo, the Star Wars TV shows are about filling in the gaps (never mind III to IV, I want to see the Clone Wars in full swing!) that Lucas either couldn't or wouldn't fill in during the movies themselves, and I'm pleased about that. Sure, we know where everyone ends up, but Lucas' prequels and subsequent spin-offs have been about the journey rather than the destination, and with that in mind I can't wait to have Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Anakin etc running around on screen again.

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Clone Wars is going to be about kick arse animation and action, not dramatic tension. Don't be thinking its for kids though, from everything I've seen.....

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SW is not the sort of show that has ever really got me worried about the characters either; no matter how hairy it gets, you just know that the major characters are gonna get to the end credits in one piece.
Apart from 'Empire Strikes Back'!

That is one of the reasons I love 'Empire' more than any of the other 5 films - while it clearly sets things up for a (then) 3rd film (unlike Star Wars), the movie ends as one of the main heroes is frozen and taken to a Bounty Hunter, and the other losing hand to the half man/machine baddie who has just fessed up to being his dad!
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i loved the cartoon network stuff. though it was far too short!
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Apart from 'Empire Strikes Back'!

That is one of the reasons I love 'Empire' more than any of the other 5 films - while it clearly sets things up for a (then) 3rd film (unlike Star Wars), the movie ends as one of the main heroes is frozen and taken to a Bounty Hunter, and the other losing hand to the half man/machine baddie who has just fessed up to being his dad!
Great thing is that it was filmed without really knowing whether Ford was going to return or not for Jedi. Empire could've literally been the death of Han Solo in the film series (I'm sure they would've unfrozen him in the spin-off novels though).
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I completely disagree. Like its predecessor Samurai Jack, the quirky east-meets-west style of Clone Wars was half the fun of it. My only problem with it was that there wasn't enough!
Agreed. I can understand why it isn't for everyone, but I think there's something unique in the animation style that links those shows. Plus Clone Wars did for sci-fi action animation what Samurai Jack did for wordless tranquil animation (i.e. made it cool).
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Sorry to thread hop, but I've only ever seen the first three Star Wars films and that was a long time ago. I fancy re-watching them, including the new ones. Which order should I watch everything in? Just order of release?
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Sorry to thread hop, but I've only ever seen the first three Star Wars films and that was a long time ago. I fancy re-watching them, including the new ones. Which order should I watch everything in? Just order of release?
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Probably best in release order (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3). Although some suggest 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6 which I think would work out very well for a Star Wars virgin.
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great thanks, think i'll get ordering me some films
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Enjoy! I would love to watch all these for the first time in quick succession.
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If you're getting the DVDs which also have the original versions of the, um, original trilogy, I've seen an order mentioned of 4, 5, 6 (original versions), then the prequels in order and then 4, 5, 6 again but in special edition form.

Makes sense, really, as you're seeing them in release order, but by including the special editions at the end you can also see the saga play out as intended. And don't forget to track down Clone Wars to watch between Episodes 2 and 3!!!
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If you're getting the DVDs which also have the original versions of the, um, original trilogy, I've seen an order mentioned of 4, 5, 6 (original versions), then the prequels in order and then 4, 5, 6 again but in special edition form.

Makes sense, really, as you're seeing them in release order, but by including the special editions at the end you can also see the saga play out as intended.
That's an idea. You're basically watching them in the same order that the fans did.
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