Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond' started by FirstStarWars, Nov 3, 2012.
Was Grievous an apprentice of Dooku?
The only duel in the PT that had any substance was Vader/Obi Wan in ROTS. And even saying that is stretching it. We didn't care anywhere near as much about Vader/Obi Wan in ROTS as we did in ANH because Vader's character from ROTS suffered from having a crappy script with a wooden actor "saying" the lines.
I want to see a double lightsaber that's flat like a broadsword. Twin blades.
That's because you didn't understand The Matrix. Each and every fight had a specific purpose to make a point in the story. Enter the Dragon was merely a demonstration of Bruce Lee's abilities.
its almost like using the cheats on Jedi Knight, Jedi Academy.
Although its not a new light saber, I would like to see new fighting techniques with the light saber. It may just be me, but I think one of the benefits of a light saber over a normal sword is the fact that you can turn it on and off. I've had a fight in my mind for many years that involved some one that knew how to use a light saber and one who didn't. The common situation is two people are toe to toe with swords crossed so the can taunt each other, only instead of pushing each other away and continuing, one turns the saber off causing the other to loose balance and then the sword is turned back on to slice the other.
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Yes, 4 of them!
I agree with Vid's post and all those that say "stick with tradition".
Obi-wan said "Your father's light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age." He didn't add that it could be gimmicked out like some wonder tool you could buy on an infomercial late at night. Keep It Simple Stupid..
I would like to see the light saber back from around 5,000 B.B.Y where they needed an external power pack. They could do that if they ever make a movie of the old republic days.
I'd like to see none of this, single bladed lightsabers in green blue and red. There's no need for ever increasing levels of ridiculousness with jedi/sith weaponry.
I had a hard time swollowing Mauls double bladed thing, let alone Grevious' ridiuclous display.
I have an idea for a new kind of lightsaber...
How about one where the color and shape of the blade remain consistent throughout all the movies?
I know right? There were so many different color lightsabers twirling during the Battle of Genosis that I thought I was watching a gay pride parade. Yeah it was kinda cool to see Anakin using 2 sabers at once but they just had to be two different colors, didn't they? Too much flash. Seeing Luke ignite his green saber for the first time in ROTJ was awesome and new and interesting but then Lucas got carried away.
I actually like the combo of blue and green lightsabers, especially against red, like with Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan vs. Maul or Anakin vs. Dooku. What I was referring to is the fact that they can't seem to keep the color and shape consistent from movie to movie. In Episode III, they have a point at the end; In Episode IV, Luke's Lightsaber alternates between blue, white, and green; In Episodes V and VI, Vader's goes pink and they lose their cores from time to time. You know, the usual complaints... but these I actually agree with.
Why on earth with all the ******* arround with the SE did he not fix to saber issues....100% agree
I wouldn't mind more colors (orange, yellow, and pure white would be interesting). Someone dual-wielding two shorter blades could also be interesting, but only if the choreography and filming were clear. Lightsabers, with the way the animators have them arc with movement, obscure those that wield them. That's one of the reasons why the Vader/Obi-Wan fight on Mustafar was such a mess - between the flair (whee superfluous lightsaber twirls that don't actually do anything!) and the camera angles, it was mostly a mess of blue and white streaks on the screen.
But, like someone said above, it's not about the lightsabers themselves, but a combination of the characters that wield them and the drama of the fight that's most important.
A lightwhip would b interesting to see. More curved hilt sabers. A short bladed or shoto(?) lightsaber.
Only in the swordfighting sense- he had no ability to use the Force, but Dooku taught him a bit about lightsaber fighting.
I only want primary & secondary color lightsabers (Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Purple - I don't even like orange!). And only the types that have already been in film.
Just keep them as they are, preferably attached to at least halfway cool Jedi and not crusty D&D playing lookin' one's from the PT!
Are you referring to lightsaber's or is your comment a metaphor?
Who is this 'we' you are making assumptions on behalf of? I'm sorry, but the duel between Obi/Vader in ROTS was 10000X better than their 'rematch' on the death star. They didn't even use the force! So much for Vader's assumed 'power' in the OT.
The best thing about the PT was the duels, and they should capitalize on them. It is what makes Star Wars unique and stand out from other Sci Fi. Everyone can do cool CGI now, but only Star Wars has Lightsabers, Jedi, Sith and the Force. Focus on your strengths, and all.
The TPM duels were incredibly good as well. In fact, TPM had the best Lightsaber duel in the SAGA. Most of that was due to Ray Park, a real martial artist instead of an actor who just choreographed scripted scenes. There was a reason Sidious vs Jedi Masters sucked rats @ss, it was because of the actors. Sidious vs Windu lightsaber fight was also not that good, these were supposed to be the top dogs and yet they could barely sword fight.
What they should do is hire actors who also have a martial arts and/or stage fighting background. There are plenty on the market. Then have them train in their duel scenes from the beginning, regularly, until the movements are ingrained into their muscle memory. Then ofcourse enhance with CGI.
And yes, Grievous utterly sucked, and duel with Obi Wan was pathetic as well. The only good thing was how easily Obi Wan crushed him. The duel showcased why only Jedi and Sith wield lightsabers, i.e. the Force.