Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.
Me too, actually.
J.J. Abrams, we're counting on you!
P.S.: Star Wars Episode VII: The Glove of Darth Vader.
See, I didn't mind the lens flare so much as the canted-angle pan shots. The former can be used to imply a certain depth of field that might not be so believable without it, while the latter comes close to inducing mild space sickness.
See Battlefield Earth for an extreme example of tilted camera syndrome.
Looks like a lot of other people are jumping to the conclusion that "Starting Fresh" means the EU is being gotten rid of forever:
I have to admit, it is really depressing going to another forum and seeing people who I like and respect going "Thank god, the EU is horrible and it is time someone got rid of it."
I'll say this: if there's going to be TCW-class EU stripmining and Ultimatizing going on, Kasdan is one of the few people I think has the right to do so.
the eu is flawed, but ti is what i have lived by for two decades, and i rather keep most of it intact
Ooh, maybe you can help me with my ongoing dilemma.
To watch Battlefield Earth, or to not watch it? From the clips I've seen, it looks absolutely hilarious and worth a watch. Does it keep that campiness up through the entire film, or is it just long stretches of boredom spliced up with truly cringe worthy and hilarious scenes?
Just because you like and respect them doesn't absolve them of foolish opinions.
And to be honest, most people I like and respect have mostly shrugged their shoulders at the news about the new movies; they don't follow the EU, but aren't particularly interested in watching any new Star Wars either.
I haven't watched it since theaters, but there is a lot of camp there, though it's not a constant barrage as they do try to take it seriously many times (though they often fail). They try to at least hit ID4-levels of camp/drama balance but fall far short of that.
It is an absolute train wreck. Fortunately I didn't have to waste any money to get to see it...
You wookieepedia Gooodwood?
I have to agreee. I'm done posting my opinion on the "other" EU thread.
Sad part is Darth Boba is the only one who posts there who isn't a manchild
I couldn't get more than half an hour into it before throwing in the towel. It's just unpleasant to watch. The filmmaking is so incoherent it causes mental strain just trying to figure out what's going on, the cinematography makes you want to throw up, the characters are unpleasant ciphers who shout at you constantly and you really wish they'd stop, and everything is either puke grey or bright green.
And this is coming from a guy who watches Starcrash, Plan Nine From Outer Space, Troll 2 and other such bad movies over and over again for fun. So take that for whatever it's worth. I'm not saying you won't enjoy it. I'm just saying that you'd better be ready.
Formerly Wookieepedia. Now I help administrate Star Wars Fanon.
Watch Birdemic if you haven't. It. Will. Blow. Your. Mind.
I do find really terrible movies fascinating, in their own way. Sometimes a truly awful movie stays with me more than a great one. Sometimes an awful movie has more to teach you about writing than a great movie. I might have to check it out.
"We are the last people on Earth!"
-As cars drive by in the background.
Don't forget the Harrier jets (and sims!) that are still apparently airworthy after a thousand years in an irradiated environment.
I can't stress this enough - Rifftrax. Especially for Birdemic.
I've never seen a Rifftrax, though I like the few Mystery Science Theater's I've seen. Maybe Birdemic should be my first.
On second thought: Birdemic or the Star Wars Holiday Special?
I've never even seen the original Twilight
Neither have I. But RiffTrax made it bearable.
I don't care if it's a RiffTrax of MST3K watching a puppet show of Twilight. I ain't watchin' it. Feh.