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Phantom Menace is now a 'classic'

Discussion in 'The Phantom Menace' started by irishfan, Jul 25, 2003.

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  1. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Too bad for them.
     
  2. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    Notice how Gomer still hasn't answered my question, which was basically asking him to specify where people are opening up more to TPM. He said they are, but where, who are these people, what made them "see the light?"

    I can just as easily say "more people are starting to see TPM for the piece of garbage it is" and not anything to back it up, too, but I didn't. ;)
     
  3. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Yeah, but that would just be a made up statement.

    Most of the prequel fans have left the more hostile prequel forums for the official site's prequel forums.
     
  4. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    No more made up than your own statement, which is still yet to be backed. So, where are there facets of people "accepting" TPM, and who are these people?
     
  5. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    They told me not to let you guys know where they went.
     
  6. JohnWilliams00

    JohnWilliams00 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Too bad for them.

    Oh you don't have to feel sorry for them. I could just as well say "too bad for fans of these prequels who don't realize how much better they could've been." 8-}

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    And just where are these secret forums? What have you done with the plans?

    Don't worry, I won't join whatever forum it is -- I want to see with my own eyes evidence of this turning of public sentiment for TPM. At the most, I've read a couple reviews where the reviewer softened his intial criticisms towards TPM and changed their minds about it, but it's not worth mentioning because I also see new people (some on these forums too) who have thrown in the towel in frustration at the prequels. It goes both ways. Until I see a huge surge in new opinions then that will be worth taking note of.
     
  7. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I am sorry John, but I just can't do that...

    Assuming we all wanted to enjoy the prequels, I feel bad for the people who didn't. I wish everyone could have enjoyed them. The people who are incapable of seeing what's so bad about them are happier for it methinks.
     
  8. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    "Ignorance is Bliss" argument. ;)
     
  9. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Well it probablly does make you happier to be able to assume I am lying about it.
     
  10. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    And as it's been said, the same applies in reverse. You would absolutely love it if the above mentioned statement were a lie as well...
     
  11. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Wait, which statement?
     
  12. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    [blockquote]I can just as easily say "more people are starting to see TPM for the piece of garbage it is" and not anything to back it up, too, but I didn't.[/blockquote]


    [blockquote]Yeah, but that would just be a made up statement. [/blockquote]

    [blockquote]No more made up than your own statement, which is still yet to be backed.[/blockquote]

    That statement.

     
  13. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    But it is a lie.
     
  14. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    Just as yours is as well, since you refuse to verify it. And even then, I could just as easily verify my own statement.
     
  15. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Go-Mer-
    Assuming we all wanted to enjoy the prequels, I feel bad for the people who didn't. I wish everyone could have enjoyed them. The people who are incapable of seeing what's so bad about them are happier for it methinks.

    :eek: So people enjoy them because they're "incapable of seeing what's so bad about them" - Ignorance is bliss . Good to see you finally admitting it, Go Mer! :p

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  16. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I am just putting it into terms you can accept. Ignorance isn't always bliss you know.
     
  17. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, not only did you admit there were terrible flaws in the film, you implied that the best way to enjoy it is to live in a state of ignorance.
     
  18. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think the best way to enjoy ANY film is in a state of ignorance.

    I'd enjoy movies a lot more if I hadn't studied the craft.

    Now I can't watch a movie without mentally writing a paper on it. [face_plain]



    Rick McCallum loves you!
     
  19. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    On the contrary, I think that makes you better appreciate the good ones. ;)
     
  20. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think the best way to enjoy ANY film is in a state of ignorance.

    Probably not the best state if you want to talk about them on a forum tho' !
    I can just see the debate now:

    Joe MovieGoer : "What's Phantom Menace like?"

    Ignorant Moviegoer: "Dunno, didn't think about it."
    :p

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  21. Go-Mer-Tonic

    Go-Mer-Tonic Jedi Youngling star 6

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    For me, it's not about going in ignorant, it's going in with an open mind.

    If you come up with all these things the movie has to do to "please" you then you will most likley be setting yourself up for a let down.

    But if you go in ready to soak up whatever the filmakers did, you will not find yourself second guessing them as much, and you have a better chance of enjoying the movie overall.

    Knowing how the movies are made has never caused a problem with my enjoyment of any movie.
     
  22. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    What if you go in with an open mind and are STILL disappointed?
     
  23. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Then the film is not for you, I guess...

     
  24. Onnie

    Onnie Jedi Youngling star 3

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    [blockquote]What if you go in with an open mind and are STILL disappointed?[/blockquote]

    *raises hand*

    Oh! oh! I know, I know! Pick me, pick me!

    [rim shot]Then you come out of the film with a state of ignorance?[/rim shot]
    --
    Okay, I'll go behave now. I was just backing Loco up. :)
     
  25. Loco_for_Lucas

    Loco_for_Lucas Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks for the back up there, Onnie. ;) [face_love] :cool:
     
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