PT Lightsaber fights in the prequels.

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  1. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    I'll admit, I find them highly entertaining. One of the few things in the Prequels I enjoy. but this video made me laugh, thought I would share it with yall.

  2. Darth Ibonek Jedi Grand Master

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    That was hilarious. Thanks for the video!
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  3. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    doesn't make it any less funny.
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  5. Iefan Jedi Master

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    So is Monty Python.
  6. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    I'd find that funnier if it didn't use the technique of looping a few second of a fight quickly in order to make it look stupid. You can do this to literally any movie to achieve a comedic effect. Observe:

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    And, to be honest, movie fights aren't supposed to resemble those in real life. I still remember watching Bob Anderson talk about how the stunt people were discussing a particular move and how it was completely unrealistic and he replied to the effect of: this is cinema - it's part of the magic.
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  7. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    It is true that you can do that with just about any choreographed fight scene, it's still funny. And I think that the Maul fight is the best fight of the prequels. It's still a funny video.
  8. KilroyMcFadden Jedi Grand Master

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    Movie making tip #237: No matter what, under any circumstances, never, ever forget that movie fights aren't supposed to resemble those in real life. They are made to look fake on purpose so that you can tell that they aren't really fighting. The last thing you want to do is get your audience wondering if your actors might have accidentally landed a few real blows and you just decided to use those takes. If your audience walks out of the theater thinking that what they just saw looked realistic, you have failed as a movie maker, you have failed your audience, and you have failed yourself. [/sarcasm]
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  9. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Thats true ,but the Obi/Anakin Sith duel took that idea and pounded it into the dust with waving there sabres all around them routine, that and Obi-wan slashing rather than stabbing down on the table so Anakin could block it :p
  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    You're old!
  11. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    I completely agree. I once read that if you parry with a Katana in real life it is instantly broken. Also most RL swordfights probably lasted about a minute max.
    That said, the swordfighting in the PT could've done without the many backflips and pirouettes. If you overdo that kind of stuff it gets old quickly.
  12. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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