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Discussion Light Saber Duels - OT or PT style?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darth EL Pollo Loco, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 27, 2013
    What style would you prefer to see in episodes xii - ix?

    Would you like to see the same duels we witness in TPM and ROTS or would prefer a slower pace much like TESB?

    Anyone saying the Vader, Obi Duel in Episode 4 will be shot on sight.
  2. Graphic

    Graphic Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 18, 2012

    Every hit couldt be the last one and every step couldt you lead into death. I dont feel the same when i watch the PT Fights. It looks jawdropping, yes but... [face_dunno]
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  3. Merric

    Merric Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 26, 2013
    I personally hope they make the fights like they done with the PT. The fights between Obi wan vs Vadar/Yoda vs Sidious/Qui gon and Obi wan vs Maul, were easily the best fights I've ever seen in the entire star wars saga. Every time I watch those battles i'm always on the edge of my seat watching them. Even when I know whats going to happen I can never get enough of them!
  4. Obi-wan_See's_U

    Obi-wan_See's_U Jedi Youngling

    Jan 27, 2013
    Definitely PT! OT were very boring to watch.
  5. fenton

    fenton Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 29, 2001

    They will be JJ Abrams style.
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  6. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 8, 2000
    We need a hybridization of the two. Obi-Wan vs Vader in Ep. IV, while dramatic, looked like two old guys poking each other with their walking canes. It seriously looked like they were about to fall down. Obi-Wan vs Anakin in Ep III, while fantastic to watch, felt like drama - hang on let's pause the drama and fight, okay fight's over - back to drama. Combine the two of those? I get shivers.
  7. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 7, 2009
    PT. After all, why not? The OT duels, as Lucas explained, were (relatively) slow but it was justifiable by how limited Vader is.
  8. THE PortmanLuvva

    THE PortmanLuvva Jedi Knight star 2

    Oct 26, 2012
    I liked the anakin vs obiwan fight because it was different to other fights in that they mixed up all the moves. It wasnt all just a single back-and-forth swing of the lightsabre. I think in the new films they should choreograph it so that they are fast paced, meaningful as you can see on each others faces, like they want to be the successor and with powerful strikes like in TESB.
  9. vinsanity

    vinsanity Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 28, 2013
    Original Trilogy, less flash and dance but more emotional
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  10. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    Luke and Leia utilize the more subdued OT style, while some of the most prominent younger Jedi have a style reminiscent of the spectacle-driven PT duels.

    Han just stays in the Falcon, eating bantha burgers and watching sports.
  11. yggdrasil311

    yggdrasil311 Jedi Master star 3

    Oct 7, 2004
    Mix of both.

    Only good fight from PT was Darth Maul v. Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon. All the rest were garbage wacky wavy inflatable arm guy fights.

    Have some elegance fights, some brutal realistic chopping fights, etc.
  12. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    PT, Just make them longer.
  13. Kyris Cavisek

    Kyris Cavisek Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 12, 2012
    I agree with both, the speed and intensity of PT with the emotion and risk of the OT
  14. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 15, 2011
  15. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 4, 2012
    PT was way too choreographed.
    They should have flashy moves and all that, but still make it look like a fight to the death, more convincing. Some moves in PT just make no sense, however cool they might look on first impression.

    So, somewhere in between.
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  16. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    OT style for me! Obi-Wan vs. Vader and both Fights between Luke and Vader were amazing!
    The only real good fight in the PT was Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon versus Maul.
    It will be a mix I think. I hope Luke and Leia use the OT style while the younger people will use the PT style.
  17. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    Whatever style is used, just make sure a John Williams Score is attached to the duel.
  18. Vespasian

    Vespasian Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 1, 2012
    IMO the most 'fake looking' fights were actually RotS Obi-Wan vs. Vader and ANH Obi-Wan vs. Vader.

    Compared to the other movies, Obi-Wan is doing strange moves against Vader in ANH. But of course, we'll let that pass, because the point of that fight is not how it looks.:)

    Although I'm prequel defender and most of the duels looked cool, but they carried little weight, maybe because there was a huge amount of lightsaber battles. The Episode I duel had a point I think (revealing the threat of a single Sith), so did the Windu vs. Palpatine duel (turning Anakin).

    The Anakin vs. Obi-Wan in RotS was only fought, because Vader had to be put in his armour as required by the plot. The setup for it was almost non-existent. Actually, it would have made more sense if Yoda and Obi-Wan fought Anakin together, possibly turning him, then all three (or two) should have battled against the Emperor or aid the rebelling Senators.

    But whatever, RotS was still awesome and I'm off topic, the main thing is: make the duels integral to the movie! Besides, they don't have to be between Force users, I would have been perfectly happy with just the Jango vs. Obi-Wan fight in AotC (provided it happened during the climax).
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  19. Darth EL Pollo Loco

    Darth EL Pollo Loco Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 27, 2013
    I'm good with TESB style as long as they show more duel scenes.

    That one scene in ROTS when Obi wan went all Blade 2 jumping out of his ship when it crash landed on Grevious ship was corntastic
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  20. swcolts1277

    swcolts1277 Jedi Knight star 2

    Jan 5, 2013
    Agreed. I want to feel the emotion in the duel, but also see amazing visuals with great fight choreography.
  21. Vale Man

    Vale Man Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 24, 2013
    I like the tension of the OT samurai style lightsaber fights.
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  22. Vale Man

    Vale Man Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 24, 2013
    I'd love to see a tribute to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Han walking into a cantina a young, over elaborate, Sith using the ROTS style fanning saber dance, Han pulls out his blaster blows said Sith away, flips the bartender a coin, apologises for the mess and sits down to a bantha burger and a beer.
  23. Episode Swag

    Episode Swag Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 9, 2013
    Something between the two. But to be honest, what really bugged me about the PT fights wasn't the overthe top aspect of them. That actually made most of them fun to watch. What I didn't like about them was the fast quick cuts of the camera in the fights.

    The camera just cuts way too quick in these fight scenes, it's hard at times to catch everything that's going on. The duel in Empire I think averted this problem the best. There were quite a few long shots in that duel that allowed us to see all that was going on.
  24. DRush76

    DRush76 Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 25, 2008
    I prefer the PT lightsaber duels. How Abrams will film his duels, I don't know. I suspect it will be up to Kathleen Kennedy.
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  25. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 10, 2012
    I'd prefer it if it was ROTJ style, fast enough to be exciting, not fast enough to look like a dance.
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