Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.
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Yay, Star Wars Happy Hippos !
Glad you like them.
They were originally released in 2002, shortly after AOTC hit the big screen.
Those names! They're Hippolarious!
Jango Jet seems a bit out of place there.
Unlike the trip I made with my family five years ago, this one is more relaxed, as the purpose of it is really to visit an ailing relative (he's seemingly doing better btw). We already did much of the sightseeing that other time, but there certainly are more opportunities to visit other tourist hotspots I plan to take advantage of. I might decide to post a few scenic photos when I get back, we'll see.
Not to mention the weather is oppressively hot and humid (humidity is in the 80s percentage-wise), so it's not so awesome if you spend a lot of time outdoors this time of year. Spent much of the time so far indoors visiting relatives, sampling food, and shopping at malls.
I'm staying at my uncle's apartment in an affluent neighborhood in HK, and I only just watched the SE version of the original trilogy on DVD (can you believe I still only own the original VHS belonging to my dad as well as the PT DVDs?). Interesting to see the changes Lucas made to the originals in the context of watching the entire film(s). Greedo shoots first? Jabba sure looks weird in ANH... And Boba Fett cameo. Etc., etc...
Random Tikkes post here...
I would die if there is a hardcore fan, hardcore enough to go ahead an mod this game with the model of Tikkes. It is just waiting for that.
PS: Or the least use Derrown for a SW mod. LOL
Who is with me?!
So I never knew this but Dave Filoni directed 8 out of the 20 misdoes of Avatar the Last Air Bender's first season...
Dave Filoni also worked on King of the Hill, Mission Hill, and the Oblongs.
He worked on Mission Hill? I appreciate him even more now.
Everyone who hasn't seen it, it's a very cool animates series from two Simpsons writers that was canceled after only 15 episodes because WB kept switching around its schedule because back then it was one of the few "adult" cartoons around and they had no clue how to treat it.
Hilarious, loveably constructed characters and a wonderfully unique visual style.
Here's the first episode:
New PM, or should I say old? lewl.
**** Australian politics with a rusty dagger.
Sounds like US politics.
So saw Man of Steel. I was kinda disappointed by it to be honest. It was kind either to slow or to explode...
I was planning to see that this week but a lot has come up; it will probably be on DVD before I have the chance to see it.
I've seen mixed reviews, and I grew up on Christopher Reeve's Superman, so...we'll see.
I mostly avoid superhero/comic book movies, as the vast majority are horrendous.
I saw Dark Knight Rises for the first time a few nights ago and it was just terrible. Just terrible. Like, everything about it. It had basically zero redeeming qualities, except for maybe the ending. The movie is a total disaster of awfulness that gets nothing right, that does nothing well. Nolan's movies are horribly overrated and I'm glad they're over.
Also watched Pandorum, and was going to turn it off after about twenty minutes, but by the end I guess I was glad I stuck with it. Decent movie.
I liked Man of Steel, it was neat. They could have, however, used some editing tips.
That is what most people I know said about it. I think I'm going to wait till it's available for rent before watching it.
Same thing with Into Darkness, I probably wouldn't have seen that one in theaters if I hadn't been given free tickets.
Pretty much this. They all pretty much end the same way anyways..
I enjoyed Man of Steel. It was a fun movie.
I remember going to see this movie expecting great things. Instead it was a lot of ???-moments:
Batman: I've sat on my ass doing nothing for 8 years.
Commissioner Gordon: Send every single cop in the city to a single, underground location we have no intel on!
Obviously-Robin: Somehow I magically know who Batman is and am magically always in the right place at the right time.
Talia: I don't really have a role until the second half of the film. When instantly I'm the love interest and Qui-Gon's little girl.
Scarecrow: After all these years, I still look like a teenage girl. With hipster lenses.
Bane: I'm not really sure why I'm in this movie. I guess I really just don't like Wallstreet?
The thing that soured me the most about The Dark Knight Rises was the court scene, completely and utterly unnecessary. If Gotham is going to be blown to bits, then what is the necessity of having court trials? I enjoy Cilian Murphy's performance as much as the next guy/gal, but as a writer I was appalled by that sequence.
I liked TDKR better than TDK, mostly because TDK seemed like a movie full of nothing but Joker antics. Yeah, we get it, he wants to watch the world burn. Next.
I liked Bane better as a villain, especially with his connection to the Liam Neeson character, and I thought the ending was good. Liam Neeson, and Bruce Wayne being afraid of bats, made Batman Begins for me.
Batman sitting on his ass for eight years and indulging in whiny self-loathing was a major WTF?, and Christian Bale's Batman voice got on my nerves, but overall I prefer Nolan Batman to Burton Batman.
I loved The Dark Knight Rises. However I did not like TDK except its last thirty minutes, the overall story was boring in my opinion.
I definitely prefer Burton's Batman because I prefer his vision of Batman and I prefer Michael Keaton as Batman than Christian Bale as Batman.
I haven't seen Man of Steel yet either, but given all of the really mixed and or downright negative reviews (not just from critics, but from friends and family too) I'm just going to save money and rent it on DVD. I know I want to see it enough to rent it, but that's all. My son wanted to see it in the theater, but I told him we should just wait. Oh well.
Yeah, I'm with most of you (except
@anakinfansince1983 apparently, haha)... I thought TDKR was awful. Just pointless. Batman Begins was good, TDK was better, and then TDKR was just pointless. In TDK, the Joker (and Heath Ledger) was just too good not to enjoy watching... he's just creepy and evil, and the really scary thing is that some of the stuff he says actually makes sense. In that sense, though, the movie had a problem; he stole the movie from Batman. And he really wins at the end. At any rate... Bane was just a random replacement villian, even with the ties to Talia, etc.
Regarding other superhero movies... I guess it's a mixed bag for me. I never read the comics, so all the background I have on these characters has come from the movies themselves or the TV shows I watched growing up. I enjoyed the Spider-Man movies well enough... probably the first two Tobey Maguire ones the most (more than his third or the newer Amazing Spider-Man). I never saw any of the X-Men movies, or Fantastic Four, or Green Lantern, etc. etc. I really liked The Avengers and all three Iron Man movies... the standalone Captain America and Thor movies were kind of boring, though, IMO.
I saw the Burton Batman films when they came out so there's always what the passage of time does to perception. Keaton was OK but I prefer Bale, voice aside (and Abed on Community does a hilarious outtake on that). I definitely like Anne Hathaway's Catwoman better than Michelle Pfeiffer, whom I've never liked as an actress. Both Jokers had the benefit of outstanding actors.
I liked that the Nolan films gave us Batman's origins starting with Bruce Wayne as a child; I don't remember as much of that from the Burton films.
Spider-Man: I liked The Amazing Spider-Man better than the Toby Macguire films, and I liked the Toby Macguire films, I own the first two of them.
@eht13 : I haven't seen a lot of the comic book movies in the past 10-15 years (20 years?) either. I saw The Hulk, wasn't impressed. I haven't seen any of X-Men movies, the Iron Man movies, Green Lantern; I haven't even seen The Avengers yet although that one has been on my list for awhile.
It's funny that we're having this conversation here and not 10 minutes ago my 8-year-old asked me for both The Hulk and Iron Man's origins.