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Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

The Harry Potter prequel is also bad

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SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


I have no doubt that I wouldn't like the potter prequels, but then I stopped liking the books towards the end and never watched the last three movies.

Imagine if Luke beat the Emperor because Palpatine had taken out a mortgage on the Death Star and Uncle Owen had been on the board of directors of the bank that owned the mortgage and the Emperor had been relying on revenue from Jabba, so he had actually missed the last few payments, so halfway through Luke's final confrontation, he realized that he could just repossess the Death Star and evict the emperor into space.

And then Nien Nunb just kinda beats Darth Vader to death with his bare hands, but that's not the important story.

josh04
Oct 19, 2008

oscar winning cinema enthusiast





7p1 is the best Harry Potter film, you missed out. Harry, Ron and Hermione get hosed up in a forest for two hours.

dialhforhero
Apr 3, 2008


I always liked 5 and 6 best. As both films and stories.

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008





I read the first book and skipped the rest and all the movies and stuff

it's not a choice that I've ever regretted

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

https://twitter.com/dril/status/1261939006805180416

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

https://twitter.com/Jwhitbrook/stat...970991712014337

sweet geek swag
Mar 29, 2006

Adjust lasers to FUN!

Doctor Rope


The subtitles the prequels deserve. FINALLY.

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004



If you telnet into towel.blinkenlights.nl episode 4 is played out in ASCII glory.

Still better effects than the PT.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


CainFortea posted:

If you telnet into towel.blinkenlights.nl episode 4 is played out in ASCII glory.

Still better effects than the PT.

I'll agree to this, but by the same logic it is also better effects than the OT

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

Crook County

CainFortea posted:

I mean he died. He also liked phantom menace. I'm not saying those two are connected............

nice to see scumbag poo poo like this is still the norm in this thread

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

e: whatever

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Oof, I must have missed that.

Yeah, please don't do that

Edit - But I would also appreciate a report instead of posting in the thread. Didn't really need to a public call out.

Roth fucked around with this message at 00:31 on May 21, 2020

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


General Grievous is kind of a wasted opportunity, not particularly because other sources had cooler takes on the character concept than the movie did, but because he doesn't really have any purpose in the movie other than distracting Obi-Wan while Anakin's busy falling to the dark side. He's the Zam Wessel of the movie.

Also it was weird that there was a whole thing where Utapau was being held hostage somehow? Weird that he had to do that whole thing instead of just going to a plain ol' Separatist planet. That whole sequence was just kinda overly long for something that carried no emotional weight in the movie.

GokuGoesSSJ3
Apr 15, 2017



SlothfulCobra posted:

General Grievous is kind of a wasted opportunity, not particularly because other sources had cooler takes on the character concept than the movie did, but because he doesn't really have any purpose in the movie other than distracting Obi-Wan while Anakin's busy falling to the dark side. He's the Zam Wessel of the movie.

Also it was weird that there was a whole thing where Utapau was being held hostage somehow? Weird that he had to do that whole thing instead of just going to a plain ol' Separatist planet. That whole sequence was just kinda overly long for something that carried no emotional weight in the movie.

It's not just that other sources had better takes, you need to watch the other sources to even have somewhat of an idea of who he is. Why does he cough? You needed to have watched the Tartakovsky clone wars series that originally aired in 3 minute episodes on Cartoon Network on Friday nights. Even then I just watched that and have seen the CGI clone wars series but I'm still not sure where he came from, why he's in a robot body, why he's a general or why he hates jedi. I think some of that might be answered in that series but it's 7 seasons most of which are 20+ episodes.

I just watched the prequels after watching Rise of Skywalker because I wanted to see how they hold up and I think it's pretty funny how twice he's like "haha I win!" as he flees for his life. I still don't think the prequels are very good but I will admit I have more of an affection for them now after watching the newest ones.

GokuGoesSSJ3 fucked around with this message at 09:15 on May 21, 2020

Calico Heart
Mar 22, 2012

"wich the worst part was what troll face did to sonic's corpse after words wich was rape it. at that point i looked away"





my favourite character in the prequels is the dumb alien in charge of the cloning facility

some random dude shows up "oh you must be the guy who ordered a billion clones, I never really saw the guys face"

Obi Wan: (sweating profusely) "Clone army?! A clone army, a whole army of clones?!"

"yeah this dude ordered it"

"They've been dead for ten years! A loving clone army jesus christ"

"oh word? Yeah. Maybe in the decade we've been making a billion clones we should have sent an email, or talked to more than one dude? Project is still on right? lol sure hoope we got paid up front. Anyway, are you saying you don't know about the clone army???"

(Most obvious lie anyone has ever told) "no I know about it, HAHA, show me my clone army what I ordered haha"

"oh ok"

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Yeah, it rules. It's up there with Indy seeking the tapestries.

GokuGoesSSJ3
Apr 15, 2017



In the clone wars CGI show those aliens with the long necks literally walk into the next room over when there are jedi there and talk to Dooku over hologram several times so again it's the jedi who are the dumb ones.

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

count dooku and the long-neck aliens have been talking poo poo in fortnite

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


GokuGoesSSJ3 posted:

It's not just that other sources had better takes, you need to watch the other sources to even have somewhat of an idea of who he is. Why does he cough?

Even in the future, nothing works.

Calico Heart
Mar 22, 2012

"wich the worst part was what troll face did to sonic's corpse after words wich was rape it. at that point i looked away"





GokuGoesSSJ3 posted:

In the clone wars CGI show those aliens with the long necks literally walk into the next room over when there are jedi there and talk to Dooku over hologram several times so again it's the jedi who are the dumb ones.

lol you mean the writers of a kids show also realised how dumb that scene was

Does the cartoon explain why the trillion dollar clone project that is highly important and sensitive is carried out 10 feet above a raging, stormy, ocean??? Do they just open up the floors and dump the bad clones?

josh04
Oct 19, 2008

oscar winning cinema enthusiast





I for one demand to know why people are bothering to moisture farm on one of the dryest planets in the galaxy. Lucas sure hosed that one up!

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Calico Heart posted:

lol you mean the writers of a kids show also realised how dumb that scene was

Does the cartoon explain why the trillion dollar clone project that is highly important and sensitive is carried out 10 feet above a raging, stormy, ocean??? Do they just open up the floors and dump the bad clones?

When the sea is calm, it looks like a mirror


hiding the huge, willy-womkaesque facility hidden in and under the endless inscrutable ocean from which the kamino crawled alone

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

josh04 posted:

I for one demand to know why people are bothering to moisture farm on one of the dryest planets in the galaxy. Lucas sure hosed that one up!

They're subsistence farmers scratching out a living on the frontier, contrasted with the sleek, modern styling of the ultratech Kamino cloners. This is a dumb comparison.

That said, I just assumed the Kaminoans lived underwater and the stuff above the surface was a dock and reception.

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


josh04 posted:

I for one demand to know why people are bothering to moisture farm on one of the dryest planets in the galaxy. Lucas sure hosed that one up!

They don't export the water off of Tatooine. They're doing it so they don't have to import water from offplanet.

If that doesn't sound like a profitable business model that would make homesteaders relevant within the galactic economy as opposed to just some nobodies out on the frontier, it's not.

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I assume the people that have lived on a storm planet for who knows how long and has cloning tech are able to build cities that can last in that environment.

ungulateman
Apr 18, 2012
Hello I am a person doing a thing via buttons. It's amazing what electronic singnals traveling through space can accomplish.

Makes ya think.

Purple m&ms are the best.

also kamino is and easily one of the best-looking planets in the whole series, which is impressive in a series with coruscant, mustafar, naboo, cloud city, tatooine, the death star, and none of the locations from the sequel trilogy

e:actually, let's offer a bit more substantive criticism. the casino on casino planet looks nice but casino planet itself is remarkably bland. krait is decent but feels like a marginal improvement on hoth, except there are pokemon as well. exogol is just the phrase 'it was a dark and stormy night'.

ungulateman fucked around with this message at 00:13 on May 22, 2020

GokuGoesSSJ3
Apr 15, 2017



Calico Heart posted:

lol you mean the writers of a kids show also realised how dumb that scene was

Does the cartoon explain why the trillion dollar clone project that is highly important and sensitive is carried out 10 feet above a raging, stormy, ocean??? Do they just open up the floors and dump the bad clones?

A ton of that show is explaining stuff that doesn't make much sense in the movies, like almost everything about Anakin. The good parts are pretty good, but like I said above it's 7+ seasons, five of which are over 20 episodes so there's also a fair amount of other stuff in there that's not that great. Then there's stuff that's so dumb it's good, like Savage Opress. Just look at that glorious villian name. It's been awhile but at some point, I want to say like season 3 or so it goes from being for kids to, uh, not really being for them, or at least they aren't the target audience anymore. It gets pretty violent and there's stuff like a plotline about a jedi who purposely throws clones lives away because he doesn't view them as really being people.

Blood Boils
Dec 27, 2006

Its not an S, on my planet it means QUIPS


Hair Elf

Wait why do you need to know why the cyborg naga has a cough

Perhaps he is unhealthy

Why does artoo not have a proper voice box? Why is Vader's breathing so prominent? Why does Chewie hate losing holo chess so much? Why why

No doubt there are answers for these inane questions in some bad comic/novel/game/etc but it's best to look within and trust your own feelings.

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

Blood Boils posted:

Wait why do you need to know why the cyborg naga has a cough

because he has no other discernible personality traits other than threatening to harm the protagonists

people are hungry for a story because the stories the prequels do tell range from insipid (anakin) to inane (obi-wan)

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008





the only part of the prequels I actually enjoyed was during the pod race when the Sand People sniped a pod racer just because they're assholes

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Cease to Hope posted:

because he has no other discernible personality traits other than threatening to harm the protagonists

people are hungry for a story because the stories the prequels do tell range from insipid (anakin) to inane (obi-wan)

He's a cowardly mustache twirler

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

Roth posted:

He's a cowardly mustache twirler

he's a coward until he notices it's time for a dramatic confrontation so the audience doesn't get bored

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Cease to Hope posted:

he's a coward until he notices it's time for a dramatic confrontation so the audience doesn't get bored

I wonder why a coward would feel confident about fighting a dude with a couple thousand of his soldiers watching.

Notice he immediately runs away again when the tables are turned.

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando.

Roth posted:

I wonder why a coward would feel confident about fighting a dude with a couple thousand of his soldiers watching.

You mean, the soldiers he waves off so he can fight Obi-Wan himself?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Cease to Hope posted:

You mean, the soldiers he waves off so he can fight Obi-Wan himself?

Have you never seen a movie or read a book where a normally cowardly character feels confident they can take on someone else because they've got their cronies backing them up, ready to spring into action when things go wrong?

Bogus Adventure
Jan 11, 2017

"When I started here all there was was lampshade warehouses and leather bars, the serious leather bars where you wouldn't get in unless you had a rubber ball stuffed in your mouth, the wine list was tattooed on the bartender's face. That kind of place."

-Bogus Adventure



Grievous rules in both interpretations. Genndy Tartakovsky's interpretation made him a mysterious badass. George Lucas' interpretation made him a scenery-chewing Snidely Whiplash, and good meme fodder. I 100% understand people hating on Lucas' version after seeing the microseries, but Grievous grew on me the more I saw it.





And my favorite:

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


ifunny

Blood Boils
Dec 27, 2006

Its not an S, on my planet it means QUIPS


Hair Elf

Cease to Hope posted:

because he has no other discernible personality traits other than threatening to harm the protagonists

people are hungry for a story because the stories the prequels do tell range from insipid (anakin) to inane (obi-wan)

Why does Boba Fett have those hair braids?
Why is threepio goldplated instead of silver or bronze?
Why do we never see Chewie use his pouch? What's he keep in there

So hungry for answers, yet Lucas is starving me

Why

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ungulateman
Apr 18, 2012
Hello I am a person doing a thing via buttons. It's amazing what electronic singnals traveling through space can accomplish.

Makes ya think.

Purple m&ms are the best.

Roth posted:

ifunny

no, he's funny, you're just insipid

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