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Sth Bend, IN Clone Wars in theaters, Aug 15

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by TAUNTAUN_WE, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    The Toys R Us on Grape is [link=http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2274249]opening at 12:01am on Saturday, July 26[/link] for the new Clone Wars stuff.
     
  2. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    There's a 4 minute clip from the upcoming film on [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuQeNVGQYnU]YouTube[/link]. If this is any indication of the rest of the movie, this movie could turn out to be a huge surprise (in a very good way).

     
  3. ToneLoc

    ToneLoc Jedi Master star 4

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    Who is going to see the movie?

    Are we going as a group?
     
  4. mercsailor

    mercsailor Jedi Master star 2

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that we're all going to go see it? Even though I have some serious misgivings, with the new commercials out on tv (a baby hutt? Really??)

    Though when is interesting. I'm going to say that I will probably have to go see it at midnight. that's just a guess, though.
     
  5. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Has anyone heard for sure that there is a midnight show? I have been watching the listings here in Sioux Falls but nothing has come up so far (midnight or otherwise).
     
  6. mercsailor

    mercsailor Jedi Master star 2

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    I haven't seen anything, but at the same time, there was a midnight show here for Sex and the City and Mamma Mia! so not doing one for this movie seems kinda odd, you know?
     
  7. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Agreed, although those two films will be among the leading contenders for Best Picture next year....


    [face_laugh]
     
  8. garbagge59

    garbagge59 Jedi Master star 4

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    my vote would be for a saturday matinee.
     
  9. CarboniteHan

    CarboniteHan Jedi Knight star 3

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    Can we draw-out VIO for a group viewing?

     
  10. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Just purchased my tix for the midnight show out here!

    I get more excited about this movie with every new video clip I see. Speaking of which, a new one was just posted on the [link=http://www.starwars.com]Official Site[/link]. Great background on Ahsoka. I am really looking forward to this. I know some people are down on it because it's a cartoon, but I don't really get that - it's like this one isn't "real" (as if the other movies were all documentaries, and now this one is a fictional work or something). Story and character development are what make a movie good for me, and some of the live action SW movies (especially AOTC) were really lacking in that department. I think this movie has the potential to surprise some people, especially at the box office.



     
  11. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    ref ...down on this as a cartoon....



    Well then, let's call it animation!

    and with all the CGI out there now adays,
    even the latest Batman, seems like more
    animation than most.

    Just tell me a good story and I am happy,

    you know, the old fashioned kind that start out,


    Once Upon A Time...........


    I know of many midnight showings, and also of many theatres,
    still debating this......not only in Chicago land, but in Indiana as well.


    Usually, advanced ticket sales and lines outside of box offices,
    have some kind of influence on this:D

    As for me, I have nothing happening at all as I have a
    strange commitment to keep at this time.

    I will know more after the 7-th.

    I am invited many places, but the home life is ruling things for now.

    and where I originally thought I might end up, may not have a
    midnight show[face_frustrated]


    //edit//

    also, the 15-th, is my Brother's birtday,

    which is kinda fun, cause I am the older brother,
    and he is kinda the Clone[face_laugh]
     
  12. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    That would work out best for me also as long as it is the latest show as I have a work picnic till around 3:30-4.
     
  13. CarboniteHan

    CarboniteHan Jedi Knight star 3

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    So, are we looking at going as a group on Saturday the 16th, after 4:30p at Showplace 16?

     
  14. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Another new video was posted on the [link=http://www.starwars.com]Official Site[/link] on Aug 8.
     
  15. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    11 Reasons I didn't hate the Prequel Trilogy:
    http://geeksofdoom.com/2008/08/07/11-reasons-why-i-didnt-completely-hate-the-star-wars-prequels/
     
  16. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    Tonight's the night!!! I am still planning on attending the midnight show and will post my review here as soon as I get back, if anyone is interested.

    FYI, yet another video (Villains) as been posted on the [link=http://www.starwars.com/clonewars/site/index.html]Official Site[/link].

     
  17. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    OK, here's my take - moderate spoilers, be warned:


    Starts out with no opening scroll. In place of the scroll is an old "newsreel" type narration of recent events (basically, Jabba's son has been kidnapped). From then on it is nearly nonstop action.

    PROS:

    - Ahsoka Tano - good character, nice compliment to Anakin

    - animation, especially battle scenes (but the style might not appeal to everyone)

    - does a good job of starting to flesh out the clones as characters (esp. Capt. Rex)

    - finally shows the brotherly relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan that has always been discussed, but never realized on screen (IMHO)


    CONS:

    - Jabba's Basic-speaking uncle on Coruscant - sounds like Will Sasso's [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChGcfHieqqs]Kenny Rogers[/link]. Really falls flat, along with the jazzy intro music leading into the character's first scene (although points added for having Bith musicians play it)

    - hard to get into the fact that it is an animated Star Wars film - I don't think I ever got past that, although that is probably just because it is such a new way of seeing the SW universe (we'll see how it wears with repeated viewings)


    Overall, I would rate it the movie as "good". Good story, lots and lots of action, with probably a few too many jokes about inept battle droids. The characters are good, although character development is a little light (probably since all are old favorites, minus Ahsoka). As the series moves to TV, I hope to see the characters get fleshed out a little more (as happened with ESB compared to ANH).


    Final grade: B-

     
  18. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Jedi Master star 4

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    Is anyone going Saturday afternoon? The times at Showplace 16 are:
    4:50 PM ? 5:20 PM ? 6:30 PM ? 7:30 PM

    The shows before 6 are $6. I will be there with my two boys, anyone else?
     
  19. CarboniteHan

    CarboniteHan Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm taking my son and my nephew. We'll be at the 5:20p show at Showplace 16.
     
  20. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    I know you guys can/will discuss your opinions among yourselves after seeing it, but let me know what you think, I'm much interested.
     
  21. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    SURE:)

    Hope to see it soon, but this past week has been filled with "what if-s"

    I have seen on TV, "G4"

    Celepbration Japan (90-minutes worth)

    and saw even more "Clone Wars" clips and stuff on that.

    along with GL, looking very much like "Jabba The Hut"

    pointing out his artistic vision.

    But, I can tell you this_____no problem with it being animated.

    worried about the story-line, the music, and character development.
     
  22. Xmaveric

    Xmaveric Jedi Master star 5

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    Good:

    Lightsabers
    blaster fire
    special effects

    Bad:

    Mace Windu animation
    Zero the hut
    Intro
    The youngling was overpowered.
    Very little focus on the clones, mostly on the Jedi.
     
  23. CarboniteHan

    CarboniteHan Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah, so what was with that Hutt in the city? A little unisex thing going on there.
     
  24. ToneLoc

    ToneLoc Jedi Master star 4

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    i thought the uncle was a female..

    overall rating..

    2 1/2 stars
     
  25. MusicTrooper

    MusicTrooper Jedi Master star 4

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    OK, who has not seen it yet.

    I have just seen it, and am thinking of
    writting a review, but do not want to worry about
    if what I write is a spoiler or not.

    but, I will say______Lucas has lost it_____

    Not only is this evident in the Clone Wars film,
    but
    also in recent footage about the Clone Wars film
    that I saw on G4 as a part of a 90 minute presentation
    about the Celebration in Japan.

    He really looked bad, like he needs to be in a 12-step program
    of some kind.
     
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