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. woody_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Okay, for the last time. I want everyone to say this out loud:
    (Come on, don't be shy)

    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars ???????

    The only thing worse than that title would be "Dark Forces". It's not "respectable" as the title of this thread suggests. It's lame and lacks all the fun and imagination that makes Star Wars what it is. (And isn't it a 'video game' title anyways?)

    That's why Georgie makes the movies and the billions of dollars, and you work at Taco Bell.
  2. taeseesiin Jedi Youngling

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  3. Darth Portnoy Jedi Knight

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    Movies.com posted this EXCELLENT response to the title of Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    The new title has the same drive-in double feature, B-movie ring to it that was captured by 1999's Episode I ? The Phantom Menace, and it would appear that the effect is entirely intentional. The official announcement posted at StarWars.com states that the new title "harkens [sic] back to the sense of pure fun, imagination, and excitement that characterized the classic movie serials and pulp space fantasy adventures that inspired the Star Wars saga."


    Or, try comparing Attack of the Clones to these B-movie chapter titles to the adventure Serial, The Shadow?

    1. The Doomed City
    2. The Shadow Attacks
    3. The Shadow's Peril
    4. In the Tiger's Lair
    5. Danger Above
    6. The Shadow's Trap
    7. Where Horror Waits
    8. The Shadow Rides the Rails
    9. The Devil in White
    10. The Underground Trap
    11. Chinatown Night
    12. Murder by Remote Control
    13. Wheels of Death
    14. The Sealed Room
    15. The Shadow's Net Closes (conclusion)

    I love the title to Episode two, and I hope Episode III has a similar B-movie sounding title... The Emperors Shadow, or The Danger Within....

  4. Marty_McFly Jedi Knight

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    I think that all of the titles are just fine; "A Rose by any other name would smell but as sweet..."

    I think a good name for Ep3 would be something like:

    The Fall Of The Jedi

    or

    The Shadow of the Empire
  5. BellyButton Jedi Knight

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    Not The Clone Wars

    War of the Clones
  6. SenatorGoauld Jedi Youngling

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    Episode 2 - Yoda strikes back.
  7. waheennay Jedi Master

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    I'm glad Episode II doesn't have a respectable title. Star Wars isn't a part of Hollywood system or the establishment.
  8. BellyButton Jedi Knight

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    Gee,
    The Republic Strikes
  9. Celestial Jedi Master

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    Not The Clone Wars
    War of the Clones


    LOL!
  10. SWfan2002 Jedi Master

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    I'm more concerned about the title for EP3.

    I don't think it will be "of the" something because GL has used that for AOTC. If he did I'd like to see EP3 titled "The Last of the Jedi"-- sort of a homage to "The Last of the Mohicans."

    It's more likely the title for EP3 will be in the ESB mold. Something like "The Republic falls" or "The Dark Side Rises."

    Although I could see GL taking those one step further to "The Republic Falls Down" or The Dark Side Rises Up/Forth."

    "Duel of the Fates" would be a really cool title for EP3.

    To the topic, if I could rename AOTC, I'd probably go with "Shroud of the Darkside."
  11. BellyButton Jedi Knight

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    How does the title translate in international markets?
  12. Noisiv Jedi Padawan

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    In Germany the title is:

    Angriff der Klonkrieger

    If translated literally it means:

    Attack of the Clone Warriors,

    Which I quite like. Though I must add that "Attack of the Clones" makes much more sense than "The Clone Wars" because we see the beginning of the Clone War, not the actual War itself.
  13. TokyoXtreme Jedi Master

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    Ah, the classic basher argument. "You liked something I didn't, therefore you must be blindly following Lucas."

    Ah, the classic strawman argument. Attack an opinion which is different from that of the opponent.
  14. skillmatic Jedi Padawan

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    woody_1138, thanks for your opinion but i already stated in the original post that the title "Dark Forces" was both uncreative and a recycled videogame title. apparently the reason why you don't work at taco bell is because you can't read well enough to fill out the job application.
  15. Grieve Jedi Knight

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    Episode II: The not-so Phantom Menace
  16. rsterling78 Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't like the title Attack of the Clones at first, but it's grown on me. I think whatever Lucas had named the movie (within reason), most people would have come to accept it.

    Other suggestions:

    Star Wars: Episode II: The Clone War
    Star Wars: Episode II: Shadow of the Sith
    Star Wars: Episode II: The Decline of the Republic
    Star Wars: Episode II: The Demise of the Jedi
    Star Wars: Episode II: Balance of the Force

    Hmmm, some of them sound more like Episode III titles. The Clone War would have been good. AOTC is alright.
  17. sdj Jedi Master

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    sterling those sound like bad speed metal band album titles.
  18. woody_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Skillmatic,

    "Dark Forces". You said that it was a "PERFECT" title for the film despite the fact that it was un-creative.

    And then you said that "The Clone Wars" would have been a good title despite the fact that it's a grammatical nightmare in the context of the full title.

    You obviously can't do any better.

    And I'm sorry about the Taco Bell comment. It WAS a little immature. (Maybe I should have added a happy-face) But I come here to discuss Star Wars and lately all I've been doing is defending it.

    Now can I get that Taco Supreme without sour cream please? :)
  19. sdj Jedi Master

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    Woody you need to talk to people in PMs to actually discuss the film these days. The forums are strictly the battleground.
  20. BespinPlayerzClub Jedi Knight

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    Hell, might as well be...

    Episode II: Palp equals Sid, or maybe not...
  21. woody_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Very true.

    I love your sig, by the way.

    It reminds me of the Comic Book Guy: "Oh...I've wasted my life!"

  22. rsterling78 Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, sdj, maybe you'll like these better:

    Star Wars: Episode II: If You Thought Jake Lloyd Was "Manikin" Skywalker...
    Star Wars: Episode II: Less Jar Jar, More Fetts
    Star Wars: Episode II: CGI Overkill
    Star Wars: Episode II: You Won't Know What's Going On In Episode III If You Don't See This
    Star Wars: Episode II: Screw This, I'm Making Another Indiana Jones Movie With Ford And Spielberg
  23. kampilan Jedi Master

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    SW EPII: Space Invaders
    SW EPII: Asteroids
    SW EPII: Defenders of the Republic
    SW EPII: Forbidden Union (Anakin/Padme, Seperatists, Jedi/Clonetroopers, Sidious/Dooku, Artoo/Threepio?)
    I actually like: Guardians of the Galaxy
    of the of the of the seems to be used a lot!
  24. VaderOnline Jedi Knight

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  25. DarthSinistar Jedi Padawan

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    How about:
    "The Clones Attack"!!!??????...

    Uh... No... That sucks too.

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