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Old 06-09-2009, 05:53 AM
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Well the opera scene in ROTS suggested that Darth Plagueis might have created Anakin, but then again it seems a bit strange that someone who has just achieved to create live can create the force-strongest being.
As Lucas has claimed that Vader has been inspired by Tolkien's Sauron and as there are similarities between the Dark Side and Tolkien's Dark Lords like Morgoth or Sauron in terms of this dark power being about corrupting and destroying and not about creating, I find it more likely that Plagueis has only created Frankenstein-like creatures (mirroring the Trolls = corrupted Ents, Orcs = corrupted Elves idea of Tolkien).

The prophecy, virgin birth, mystery story makes more sense IMO.

Such wonderful and epic story elements make the prequel trilogy superior to the original for me.
Certainly watching Palpatine's manipulations to get to his ends were quite interesting to observe.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:04 AM
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To me, Ian McDiarmid was the actor who gave the prequel trilogy some literal or theatre-like quality. Just like McKellen or Stewart in X-Men, or to remain in Star Wars, Alec Guinness in the original trilogy.
Seems as if all the gems in Hollywood come from GB, Hopkins also comes to mind.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:22 AM
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The reason Lucas went back to redo the visuals on the first movie was because (according to an interview/story I'd read when I was in high school....YEARS before the rereleases) Lucas was never satisfied entirely with the visuals that were rendered. Sure, they were great, but still not quite up to what Lucas wanted. He said the film was only about 10 percent what he envisioned. To go back and redo some of those shots he felt were sub-par was an interesting idea. The opening sequence, and a few other shots were left intact and original.

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Just last week, I ordered the original version DVD set for my SW-nut son. He does not like the new Star Wars and prefers the old. As for me- I miss the sound the carbonite thingy makes when Leah (?) is rescuing Han. I cannot imagine why Lucas would remove such a cool effect!
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:40 PM
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You guys might want to hop on over to Io9... they have an article about the inevitable "Star Wars Reboot"... nothing offical yet, but you just KNOW they'll try to do it in the next ten years or so...
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It would never make as much money - I'd be surprised if they tried.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:22 PM
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You guys might want to hop on over to Io9... they have an article about the inevitable "Star Wars Reboot"... nothing offical yet, but you just KNOW they'll try to do it in the next ten years or so...
Its an old rumor that was just an April Fools joke. A lot of people bought it.
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You guys might want to hop on over to Io9... they have an article about the inevitable "Star Wars Reboot"... nothing offical yet, but you just KNOW they'll try to do it in the next ten years or so...

I wondered for a while what they'd do when they try to re-invent Star Wars and finally decided that when CGI reached 'cinematic quality' they might go that route. But since they wouldn't wait for that and Clone Wars went over like a fart in church compared to what was expected I'm at a loss as to what they could pull off successfully. Maybe they'll go for that 3rd trilogy.
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Maybe they'll go for that 3rd trilogy.
I'd rather Lucas do that than any more animated stuff.
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Feel free to select from the above by number or post your own choices, and please explain your reasoning.
For some, it's when Lucas didn't use this as his basis:

and continue with that aesthetic throughout the prequels.

Meh.
I'm of the opinion anymore that the Original Trilogy should be redone.
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