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FF:NZ I just saw 'Revenge of the Sith'

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by DrMaul, May 4, 2005.

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  1. DrMaul

    DrMaul Jedi Master star 1

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    I've just got in from seeing an advance screening of EP3.

    It was freakin' beautiful. It is the keystone episode - very plausible in both content and execution.

    I swear, during the darkest, heaviest scenes, tears were shed in the audience.

    I'll be writing up my opinion for SWNZ shortly (will separate spoilers from non-spoiler sections).
     
  2. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 2, 2001
    How'd you manage that? Nice!
     
  3. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aww, jealous :)

     
  4. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Darkest...Movie....Ever.

    If you thought Empire was nasty........phwoah.

    Dr Maul, you catch the screening in AK this avo?

    I'm damn near speechless. There's nothing to say except that everything is rounded up nicely, with a few wee surprises.

    11 days of pain to see it again :_|

     
  5. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Why the hell have i forked out $51 for bragging rights to see it first, when it's been seen already?

    I'm angry, and poorer. :p
     
  6. Norrad_Roff

    Norrad_Roff Jedi Master star 4

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    Jealousy, anger, hate all lead to the dark-side.

    Be mindful my young apprentice your $51 will be well worth it...

    8-}

    Boo-hoo!!! :_|

    Lucky bar-stewards.
     
  7. AnariaZar-Rel

    AnariaZar-Rel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    May 8, 2004
    I'm rushing to finish reading the novel, but it's just not the same. So hurry up and start telling us more :D

    Knowing there are people who have seen it already, suddenly the wait until the 16th seems so much longer....


     
  8. DrMaul

    DrMaul Jedi Master star 1

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    > 11 days of pain to see it again

    That's the problem!

    (Yeah, I saw it in Auckland).
     
  9. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well, I propose so that no one gets offended by spoilers, a q&a session.

    I'll say this, I'm having feelings of rating it above Empire upon the few hours of reflection I've had.

    Those that have seen Clone Wars wil have a better idea of what might happen, and also in regards to Grievous. Man, he's creepy, adding to the already very dark atmosphere.

    The pacing of the film is pretty fast, alot happens in the space of 2 and a half hours.

    Still 11 days to go :(
     
  10. DrMaul

    DrMaul Jedi Master star 1

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    > I'm rushing to finish reading the novel, but it's just not the same.

    Despite having read the novel, I didn't find myself looking ahead to what was expected next. It was only possible to focus on that which was in front of your eyes at any point in time. There's so much in the novel that isn't in the movie, and vice-versa - they definitely complement each other well.

    Anyway, as promised, I've put my review up on SWNZ ([link=http://swnz.dr-maul.com/moretext.php?request=20050505a]direct link[/link]), for those interested. Spoilers are safely separated from general impressions.
     
  11. Neimhaille

    Neimhaille Jedi Master star 3

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    May 12, 2002
    *eyes narrow* Mind you I've have my share of advance screenings/performances anyway.

    Besides, there were test audiences and all sorts before anyway...

    *cries*

    I suppose we can comfort ourselves that the press will be at the "premiere" and we can possibly catch ourselves on tv... maybe....

    Sounds like it will be a good one then.
     
  12. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 23, 2000
    So you quite liked it then? ;)

    Where did you guys get the novel? I haven't found it anywhere.
     
  13. DrMaul

    DrMaul Jedi Master star 1

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    I read a review copy of the novel, but saw it in Borders, Queen St, yesterday.
     
  14. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    I checked Borders on Wednesday. I guess I should have looked somewhere other than the Star Wars section ...

    I also typed 'Revenge of the Sith' into their book finder, and got nothing but special order titles.

    Ah well, I'll find it one day.
     
  15. TheEmperorsProtege

    TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight star 5

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Kitt327][hl=transparent] Kitt327[/hl][/link] posted on 5/5/05 3:23pm

    I also typed 'Revenge of the Sith' into their book finder, and got nothing but special order titles.

    Ah well, I'll find it one day.
    [hr][/blockquote]

    yeah same here.... I never found it there and I was looking for weeks.
    now back in welly I just went into whitculls and they had it there ;)

    advance screenings for press sucks (when you're not press;) )

    -Mel>
     
  16. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well team, what'd ya think???

    Feels good to have others that have seen it now, can I assume you all thought it much darker than any other star wars??

    How about Sammy J, hot damn.

    Well, look forward to see the comments roll in.

    MTFBWY

    Only 2 days til round 2, 12:01am St Lukes. Phwoah.
     
  17. AnariaZar-Rel

    AnariaZar-Rel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    That was awesome :D It is quite a dark movie, some interesting scenes in there, so hard to take everything in. I loved the lightsaber duels - the look in Anakin's eyes.. can't wait to see it again!

     
  18. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The final scene of him & Obi-Wan, while Obi-Wan stands over watchign him, has to be the darkest, most powerful scene. You see Anakin so struggling, its like his eyes are on fire(same coloring as Darth Mauls, red with yellow).

    He so badly wants to kill Obi-Wan.

    In short, amazing.

    Its #2 behind Empire, very very closely behind Empire.

     
  19. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Yea, it was ok.
     
  20. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Is that a tone of dissapointment I detect SFL?
     
  21. TheEmperorsProtege

    TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight star 5

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    is there any way on earth to make SFL happy??? :confused: :confused:

    -Mel
     
  22. damolay

    damolay Jedi Youngling star 1

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    He looks pretty happy with Jay in that photo.
     
  23. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ^ Yeah cos Jay wasn't touching him like he was touching me [face_worried]

    btw SFL loved the movie, he was rambling about it all night like some kid on sugar!

    Oh well one more sleep til i see it again :)
     
  24. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I am a GOD at the 3SA forum!

    Everyone wants to know what happens and they are lapping up every bit of detail i tell them

    :cool:
     
  25. TheEmperorsProtege

    TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight star 5

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    do you get anything out of it? ;)

    -Mel
     
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