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Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by Garth Maul, Apr 18, 2005.

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  1. Philagape

    Philagape Jedi Youngling star 1

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    OMG Tragedy 2 is stunning. I LOVE that music ... unlike any SW music I've heard before, more like LOTR. Every ad I've seen has been merely cool, but that one makes me want to see the movie NOW
     
  2. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    Actually, I would compare the music more to Black Hawk Down or Gladiator. Very cool stuff. I do hope it is actually in the movie. It is beautiful and mesmerizing.
     
  3. Philagape

    Philagape Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Yeah Gladiator came to mind. It also sounds a little like the Passion of the Christ.
    I mentioned LOTR because of the emotional appeal of it.
     
  4. qui_gon_jinn_83

    qui_gon_jinn_83 Jedi Master star 1

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    Another thing.

    I just realized how good Yoda really looks here. There were a few standout shots of him in AOTC I think (like the scene with Mace in the senate chamber) where he looked amazing.
    But here, he looks REAL. Of course, I haven't seen the film yet, but from these clips we've been seeing, it actually looks like he is THERE.
    It's quite amazing I think.

    I also watched TESB today, and it's fantastic how well the puppet still works. The performance is absolutely amazing.
    After seeing the PT though, it is a bit sad that we never get to see him really move around. He looks so lifeless when he's hanging from Luke's backpack.
    That is the only thing for me that doesn't quite work, but it is not a big matter.

    Even though Yoda was great when the PT hadn't been released, I feel he has so much more character behind him now. A history. It's really the same way with Obi-Wan, Vader and the Emperor.
    I expect (based on the reviews so far) that ROTS will enhance this feeling even more.

    Kind of off-topic here, but had to share my thoughts.
     
  5. NorCalBirdz

    NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I started to see one of these on TV but I changed the channel without hesitation. I'm so proud of myself [face_smile]

    I did hear Palpatine say "I know what's troubling you" and then I think he was saying "For three..." before I changed the channel. I'm guessing he was saying something like "For three years you've kept your marriage a secret" or something. Or mabye he didn't say "For three.." at all.
     
  6. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    I saw one of the ads on a widescreen HDTV at a bar last night, and it looked spectacular. All of the things that I had seen on TV at home or my computer screen looked so new and vibrant and outstanding on HDTV. I can't imagine how good it is going to look in the theater!
     
  7. JediPrincessKas

    JediPrincessKas Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh man, that is so good.
     
  8. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    The full trailer was just on TV (they're showing ROTJ on a local station here) and it was the first time I'd seen it on TV...it looks SO much better than on my little computer screen window!
     
  9. leelee

    leelee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dang stormcloud, you should have seen it on the big screen, it looks a thousand times better! :D
     
  10. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    I will! Just 4 more days!
     
  11. leelee

    leelee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    4 days? Are you going to a charity screening?

    Napolean D. "LUCKY!"
     
  12. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    GOSH!!!

    Yes, I am.
     
  13. leelee

    leelee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    That's so cool storm, I can't wait to hear what you think :)
     
  14. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, storm - I'm going to send you 1 billion PMs, because I want to know your take on certain scenes.

    I know what you think of SW fairly well, so if you love the movie, I know I will. :)
     
  15. Lord_Hydronium

    Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow, Tragedy 2 is excellent. I'd say it's easily on par with an actual trailer. My favorite spot for ROTS, with Seduction second. I think I just really like the Palpatine/Dark Side stuff. ;) That shot of him raising his arms to the Senate: awesome stuff. It's really the first we've seen of him acting like the Emperor of the Galaxy (he was more in Sith Lord mode in ROTJ).

    In fact, these last three TV spots have really felt much more like mini-trailers than 30-second commercials (well, Tragedy 2 is a minute, so really just "To Protect You" and "Seduction"). I don't know whether it's the editing or what, but it's surprising. Even ones like Tragedy, while good, still feel like something short dropped into a commercial break.

    And because I love this line and its delivery:

    "The Republic will be reorganized into the FIRST GALACTIC EMPIRE!"
     
  16. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love the delivery of that line. In a lot of ways, this movie is really going to be about Palpatine. And we know Ian McDiarmid's performance will not disappoint.
     
  17. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ... and I just noticed that if you frame-by-frame Tragedy 2, you can see a very brief shot of Padme that goes by so quickly you probably wouldn't even catch it when watching at normal speed. I don't understand why they did that.

    This bit of scoring kind of reminds me of Requiem for a Dream. I absolutely adore it.
     
  18. Lexi

    Lexi Jedi Master star 4

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    I noticed that one frame with Padmé too (I must stop looking at the ads frame by frame. I'm getting spoiled doing that). Maybe they want us to subconsciously like her more or something. :confused:
     
  19. leelee

    leelee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    yeah I noticed that too.. weird
     
  20. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    We've been warned not to freeze frame! If you see anything nasty please don't reveal it in here!
     
  21. Queenie Amidala

    Queenie Amidala Jedi Master star 5

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    That had to be a screw-up.

    EDIT - Don't worry. The shot of Padmé is one we've all seen before in the trailer. So, there's no spoiler. It's only one frame, and you can't see unless you frame-by-frame it.
     
  22. leelee

    leelee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    It wasn't nasty or spoileriffic though, it was just a random shot of Padme standing there
     
  23. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    You know, the end of that last ad/trailer is really heartbreaking. Forget about the movie, that trailer alone has completely changed my perspective on Darth Vader. With that beautifully mournful music playing, when Vader rises up at the very end of the trailer, I just feel so heartbroken for what has happened. The little boy, the mixed up teen, the man who just wanted to love his wife...now trapped for the rest of his days in a broken body encased in machinery, alienated from love and friendship and anything compassionate in the world. So very sad. He doesn't look terrifying or menacing or powerful...I imagine the heartbroken and pitiful shell of a man inside who probably would rather be dead than living the life he has ended up with. With only the Dark Side and his cruel master to keep him company for the rest of his days.
     
  24. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Exactly. Wait till you see the movie.

    I want to know if stormcloud sheds a tear Thursday night.

    Considering I was getting choked up watching the TV spots and reading the reviews, it's going to be hard not to.
     
  25. JediPrincessKas

    JediPrincessKas Jedi Master star 5

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    You know, the end of that last ad/trailer is really heartbreaking. Forget about the movie, that trailer alone has completely changed my perspective on Darth Vader. With that beautifully mournful music playing, when Vader rises up at the very end of the trailer, I just feel so heartbroken for what has happened. The little boy, the mixed up teen, the man who just wanted to love his wife...now trapped for the rest of his days in a broken body encased in machinery, alienated from love and friendship and anything compassionate in the world. So very sad. He doesn't look terrifying or menacing or powerful...I imagine the heartbroken and pitiful shell of a man inside who probably would rather be dead than living the life he has ended up with. With only the Dark Side and his cruel master to keep him company for the rest of his days.

    Just reading that made me sad. :( There is no way I'm going to walk out of the theater with dry eyes. :_|
     
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