Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Vialco, Dec 15, 2012.
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In all honesty, I just think it's a bit of sloppy editing there.
If his attack was sped up and recut just a little bit, it would make perfect sense.
Although, I don't mind the scene the way it is.
But if you play that @ 1.5 x normal speed... it all goes down a little smoother.
If you play it back at .5x speed, it may spell out an evil backwards message.
I don't really mind how it was in the film either.
Sidious' yell is something some would consider to be unnatural (It certainly doesn't sound all that human). If you need that to get you over the hump of Sidious wiping out 3 Jedi in a second, then so be it.
Maybe in the next Special Edition they can replace Sidious' scream with a Krayt Dragon call.
I actually love that scream.
It's just a perfect illustration of him being finally "unleashed" after all the years of staying under the radar.
"Ponda Baba is the Walrus".
I like that idea of force scream having momentarily stunned the Jedi. Looking at it that way makes that scene at least tolerable. Usually I just cringe when it comes up.. Mace has just been told that the chancellor, who has already stayed on way past his term of office and gotten many emergency powers, has just been revealed to be the sith lord that has been plotting against them for years...and his response is to take 3 apparently junior grade jedi with him.
I like the scene as it was. Ok it was poorly choreographed, but I think GL had the right idea, Just didn't pull it off well. I've said before the scene would have been better if the Jedi were blasted with lightning knocking them all over, then Palpatine jumps over kills both Tinn and Kolar quickly while Fitso and Windu are getting to their feet. Then the fight carries on as it does in the film.
The Jedi that where taken were Agen Kolar, Saesee Tinn, Kit Fitso and Mace Windu, all of which where Jedi Masters NOT junior grade Jedi as you put it. Although Fitso did say he would have preferred if Yoda, Obi-Wan and Plo Koon where there instead, But I think it was Tinn that said they where all Jedi Masters and more then capable of taking a Sith Lord on his own (Of course Tinn was totally wrong, but still).
I just think this whole "Force Scream" thing is stupid, I mean someone here said it before "4 Jedi Masters being stunned by an old guy shouting at them" I mean seriously how stupid is that. That's why it would have been better with lightning, I mean not only is it surprising, but very powerful too.
I don't think it was the scream, im a huge KOTOR fan but I just think they filmed it that way.
I never really thought it was a scream either until I came across this thread, but it's certainly in there and noticeable as well. Although I think you may be right, but I would definitely would have liked to see some cool force power being used by Palpatine.
The way a bunch of well respected, well experienced Jedi masters got cut down in the movies was unsatisfying to me. It's been a while since I read the book, and I forgot how, and if it is explained there.
There is a more detailed version of this fight that I posted (I believe it was the Did Mace beat Palpatine thread) that should give you some insight as to the idea that GL was trying to go for in this fight scene, But as I say he just didn't pull it off very well.