Attack of the Clones: the film that TPM should have been

Discussion in 'The Phantom Menace' started by TrueJedi, Aug 6, 2001.

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  1. Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling

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    The Phantom Menace; Attack of the Clones; Revenge of the Sith; A New Hope; The Empire Strikes Back; The Return of the Jedi;
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  2. mithmaster Jedi Knight

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    This is creepy, Go Mer has made a point that doesn't get my blood pressure up. Interesting analogy there GMT (is there a thumbs up icon?)
  3. xuxuspetals Jedi Knight

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    All your base clones belongs to us...

    Attack of the Killer Clones from Outer Space...

    Send in the Clones...

    Just Cloning Around...

    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Clones...

    Romancing The Clone...

    Ah maybe it'll grow on me.
  4. TrueJedi Force Ghost

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    Nathan, I already said that AOTC is OK. Why bash us? :p

    P.S. Gomer, I like "Revenge of the Sith" very much. I would say that's the odds on favorite title at this point.
  5. Quaff-Down Gin Jedi Master

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  6. Palpazzar Jedi Master

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    Already I feel a lot better about it. AOTC. That works :)
  7. hawk Jedi Grand Master

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    I take it back. "Attack of the Clones" has grown on me in one day. In fact, I think it is my favourite title. A bit like "Robocop" or "Starship Troopers". It's cheesy but good.
  8. stone_jedi Jedi Master

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    I guess it's not as bad as I first thought. I was pretty taken back by the title when I heard it, but now I've had a chance to let it sink in. If it really is about the attack of the clones, I will be happy. So I guess the title isn't that bad. Just kind of campy. Which can be good.
  9. JarJarGabor Jedi Youngling

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    Attack of the Clones is a seriously KICK-ASS title. Many hard consonants and it implies ACTION.
  10. stone_jedi Jedi Master

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    Good point Gabor. It does kind of sound exciting, doesn't it? :)
  11. C-3P0 Jedi Master

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    I LOVE the title of episode II.

    It seems very much like Star Wars to me.

    STAR WARS

    EPISODE II

    ATTACK OF THE CLONES



    Oh yeah!!
  12. That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 29, 2001
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    God help us all!
    Bashers, Gushers. Posting as one, posting in unity and harmony and no sarcasm!
    People, I give you star wars fans as they should be.
    Don't lock this thread!
    This should be archived if anything!
    I never thought I'd see the day!

    When I saw the title in AotC/EpIII forum, my first thought was, 'This was a lame fan boy attempt!'
    Then I went to the official site. It was confirmed.
    I laughed myself silly and thought George lost it. All the bashing of TPM made him go insane!
    It was like that for a while. Then I thought of the other titles, especially ESB. Then it started growing on me. This title is pure Star Wars at it's best! A nice slightly cheesy, Saturday popcorn flick.
    When I told all of my friends who weren't neccessarily fans, but enjoyed the movies reguardless I got the following:

    'Oh my GOD! Tell me you're joking!'
    'Is that the working title? The REAL one!? UGH!'
    'That's AWFUL!'
    'Oh no. . .'
    'LOL!!!'
    'I think it's kinda neat :)'
    'So it DOES deal with the Clone Wars?'

    All of them eventually warmed up to the title. Maybe Lucas hasn't lost all of us yet :)
  13. Redwing Jedi Knight

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    Jul 22, 2001
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    LOL good point. Think about it: "Star Wars"?

    "Star Wars"????

    That is a cheesy name if you ever heard one. But guess what? We all love it! :D
  14. TPMrules23 Jedi Grand Master

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    TJ,
    This title is NOT as straightforward as it sounds. And I wouldn't extend your 'Phantom Menace shows up early, Empire Strikes Back early' thing to this, you might be setting yourself up for a letdown.
  15. JarJarGabor Jedi Youngling

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    This just in:

    Ewan McGregor calls Attack Of The Clones a "terrible, terrible title".

    I never thought I'd say this, but Ewan needs to shut the ****** up.
  16. xuxuspetals Jedi Knight

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    TJ: I heard EpIII is going to be called Children of Dune.. er, um Doom... or was that Clones II: The Revenge.


    Saturday Night Clones
    Braveclones
    Dances With Clones
    Boogie Clones
    On Cloning Pond
    One Flew Over the Cloning Nest
    and of course Planet Of The Clones (POTC)

    Clone But No Cigar

    PS - when is someone going to start the thread TPM: The Clone Edition

    Mesa hating Cloning, that's the last thing mesa clone.
    Nevertheless the Clone was right, you were cloning for trouble.
  17. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    It's funny how it's perfectly alright for the fans to complain about the title for Episode II, but when sometime who's actually acting in it complains, everyone gets offended. Oh, the humanity...or Vogonity, if you're a Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy fan.

    Attack of the Clones....hmmm....it has a certain ring to it.
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I know its confirmed, and I'll get used to it, but I cant help remembering that GL had told everybody EpVI would be Revenge of the Jedi, and it became Return of the Jedi.
  19. grayson Jedi Knight

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    I just heard about the title 10 minutes ago and am still in the deep dislike stage. Hey, even as a basher, I liked the named "The Phantom Menace." It's layered. It has lots of cool possibilities. Attack of the Clones? You've got to be kidding me.

    xuxu, You should have stopped with Romancing the Clone. That was frickin' hilarious.

  20. xuxuspetals Jedi Knight

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    grayson - agreed - everyone disregard my last post (except for maybe On Cloning Pond...) :)
  21. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, those were rather good, xuxuspetals. There's aren't as funny, but going with the same theme, you could have:-

    There's Something About Cloning Mary
    The Last Temptation of Cloning Christ

    Oh dear...if those sucked anymore they'd be mistaken for ice lollies.
  22. Patrick Russell Jedi Master

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    "George if you're reading please put down that bong and seek some help."

    More like "George, take the friggin' bong out of mothballs and start reading Carlos Castaneda again!" See, this is what happens to a parent's frontal lobe after years of being forced to watch Barney with their kids. "This is your brain,"===>(ESB) "This is your brain on children's TV." ===>(TPM) "ANY QUESTIONS???"

    ;)
  23. Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling

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    I knew there was a reason I liked you Patrick. We may not agree on the outcome, but I think we agree on the method.
  24. TrueJedi Force Ghost

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    xuxuspetals, lol!! :D

    Just like That_Wascally_Droid said, bashers and gushers are coming together to celebrate news of the next SW film, starting with the title.

    Guys, let's not forget what we all really wanted in TPM but never really got: a war!! GL is giving us exactly what we asked for and he's shoving it in our face with the title!!

    Thank God for GL!! Three cheers for GL!!

    Hip-hip-hooray!!

    Hip-hip-hooray!!

    Hip-hip-hooray!!


    The dark times are almost over, guys, the trailer for Ep. II is just around the corner.
  25. TPMrules23 Jedi Grand Master

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    The trailer for EII is going to ROCK. I hope it features a lot of Natalie, though, I hope it focuses on the love story and not the Obi-Wan plot. I think GL should just call EII 'Padme is really hot in this movie, come watch it', and make the trailer all about her.
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