Okay, now that we've all seen AOTC, can we PLEASE give this movie a respectable title???

Discussion in 'Attack of the Clones' started by skillmatic, Jun 13, 2002.

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  1. Quasar Jedi Knight

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    Okay, when I first heard the title "Attack of the Clones" I was like, "Whatever, sounds cool." And then I saw the movie, (5 times!) and I leave each time thinking, "Um, okay, is that ALL the clones attack?" So, the title is good, but it doesn't seem to fit what occurred in the film. I mean, the clones' attack was far late, and ended too quickly, in my opinion. When you see Yoda in the trailers saying, "Begun this clone war has," you would think the movie is just that, about a clone war. But to me, it was a prelude to the clone war, the first steps into the path that will lead to a clone war.

    Something more like, "Enter the Clones" or "Birth of the Clones" makes more sense, but they sound even more corny. So for now, "Attack of the Clones" is satisfactory, especially since the title can't and won't be changed anyway. Just my two cents...
  2. Pooja Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, I don't care about the title, but after seeing the movie, to me, it should have most definetly been called:

    Star Wars
    Episode II
    The Cloning Conspiracy

    Because, well, the clones don't attack the whole movie, just at the end. Sure the title as it is now fits, but I just thought of the cloning plot as more of a mystery.
  3. Quasar Jedi Knight

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  4. fiddlesticks Jedi Knight

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    Actually, I was so busy trying to get over the scar from "Revenge of the Jedi" being changed to "Return of the Jedi" that I really didn't even notice EPII's title. :p
  5. Lord_Hydronium Manager Emeritus

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    You mean it's "Return of the Jedi" now? When did this happen?

    I didn't like the title at first, but it's grown on me. And TPM was actually a pretty cool title, IMO.
  6. Darth23 Jedi Master

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    Remember the end of the movie when the Jedi were surrounded by the battle droids, adn suddenly the Clone army appeared and 'attacked' the droids, turning the tide of the battle and saving the day?


    I think that probably has something to do with the title.

    :p
  7. MadMc Jedi Knight

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    AOTC fits quite well.

    The titles so far always had a double meaning, refering both to a person and a broader, general element/action, which always happens / becomes obvious towards the end of the movie:

    - A new hope
    Person: Luke
    General: victory = new hope for the rebellion

    - Empire strikes back
    Person: Vader (end duell)
    General: victory for the Empire

    - Return of the Jedi
    Person: Vader (return to the light side)
    General: Dark side eliminated - way paved for future Jedi

    - Phantom Menace
    Person: Sidious (noone has seen him, knows his name, knows who he is)
    General: invisible Menace for the Republic / the Jedi

    - Attack of the clones
    Person(s): Jango/Boba (attacking Obi-Wan)
    General: clone army attack on Geonosis

    Furthermore, the title is essential for AOTC biggest plot twist - that the clonetroopers are (yet) the good guys

    Little off topic, but if I'm right, the EP3 title would refer to:
    Person: Vader
    General: defeat & annihilation of the Jedi

    My idea:
    - Revenge of the Sith
    Person: Vader could take revenge for something (he believes) the Jedi did to him
    General: the Sith take revenge on the Jedi (quote Darth Maul from TPM).

    OK back to topic, after seeing it, I couldn't think of a better title for AOTC.
  8. Quasar Jedi Knight

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    "Remember the end of the movie when the Jedi were surrounded by the battle droids, adn suddenly the Clone army appeared and 'attacked' the droids, turning the tide of the battle and saving the day?


    I think that probably has something to do with the title."

    LoL sarcasm is great! and yeah, the clones did technically 'attack' the droids, thus helping the jedi win. but still, this seems more like aiding. "Aid of the Clones." hehe...


  9. Fat_Fett Jedi Master

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    Episode II: Lame Attempt at Flaming by the Newbie Bashers.

    The title (and the movie) are perfect....a perfect Star Wars movie, that is.

    Oh, and skillmatic, you aren't the only one. Trust me.

    Maybe you, Brodie, Binary Sunset, and about 2 other people.......out of 70,000.


    This thread = OK, this was a bit inappropriate.



  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    AOTC a corny title? Yeah, a bit. But I can give you two examples of SW titles that are just as corny (if not even more) as AOTC:

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars


    If we got used to those two, then we should get used to AOTC, too, don't you think?
  11. Lurking_Around Jedi Grand Master

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    Doesn't really bother me. I mean, after 'The Phantom Menace' you really have to expect this sort of thing.

    Episode 3: Fellowship of the Sith! (where the fellowship isn't exactly for the Sith but against it...it's the twist!)

    [face_mischief]
  12. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    "Episode 3: Fellowship of the Sith" [face_laugh]

    Why not? Episode 3: The two siths or

    Episode 3: The Return of the Sith

    wait!

    that's actually possible ;)

    if we're going to guess the title of Episode 3 we're in the wrong thread, but do remember that the title should 4 words long.

    A new Hope = The Phantom Menace (3 words)
    The Empire Strikes Back = Attack of the Clones (4 words)
    Return of the Jedi = ? ? ? ? (again 4 words)
  13. Darth_Nemesis Jedi Youngling

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    That's an easy one- The Clone Wars, damn that was a hard one to think of.
  14. Darthmcm Jedi Master

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    Star Wars: Shmi dies in this one

    really who cares what the title is as long as the movie is good. It could have been called "George poops on Ricks head" so be gratfull for the title it has.
  15. __Mace_Windex__ Jedi Knight

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    I think AOTC is a great title.

    BUT, another good one would be "Divine Secrets of the Jedi Sith-sterhood"

    MW
  16. 800-pound-ewok Jedi Youngling

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    the new and respectable title! drum roll please!
    (drums rollin)































    EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
  17. Katina_Of_SWC Jedi Knight

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    I never really liked the title "Attack of the Clones", because it just doesn't seem to fit with the film in my mind...not like ESB or TPM did. I don't know why, I guess I'm just weird. But I'm not Lucas and can't change it, so why gripe about it? I just call it Episode II instead and that works fine.
  18. TokyoXtreme Jedi Master

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    STAR WARS EPISODE II: SORRY HASBRO FOR ALL THE JAR-JAR TOYS
  19. Celestial Jedi Master

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    Attack of the Clones could not have had a better name.
  20. TokyoXtreme Jedi Master

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    Attack of the Clones could not have had a better name.

    So if George Lucas had decided to call it "Episode II: The Clone Wars", would everyone be bashing him for not calling it "Attack of the Clones"?
  21. Sandjo_Koharr Jedi Knight

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    I wasn't a fan of the title when it was first announced, but it's grown on me.
  22. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    So if George Lucas had decided to call it "Episode II: The Clone Wars", would everyone be bashing him for not calling it "Attack of the Clones"?

    Ah, the classic basher argument. "You liked something I didn't, therefore you must be blindly following Lucas."
    Now for my counterargument:
    1. "The Clone Wars" is a boring name, far too boring for Star Wars and far less descriptive of the actual movie than "Attack of the Clones".
    2. If it had been named "The Clone Wars" instead of "Attack of the Clones" then we never would've even heard that title at all. Which makes this question irrelevant.
  23. a. block Force Ghost

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    New title: "Die, Jedi, Die"

    "Isn't that a bit explicit for a movie title?"

    "It's German, it translates to The, Jedi, The."

    -inspired by The Simpsons
  24. Celestial Jedi Master

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    excellent work, foxbatkllr.
  25. woody_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Attack Of The Clones is fine.

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