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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Kitt327, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. Kitt327 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 23, 2000
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    So, new movie out on Thursday.

    I went to the Hoyts website to find out what time the sessions were and found they were apparently showing
    "Star Wars EpII Attack of the Clones" again instead, heh. Hopefully they fix that before Thursday.
  2. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Can't say I'm all that excited about this movie. Has been all over TV here lately, but to be honest the animation doens't really 'do' it for me.

    Probably won't see it in the theatre
  3. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    Hello all.

    I saw it on Thursday night at Sylvia Park. There was only a small number of people in the cinema on oopening night, which doesn't seem to bode well. Personally, I enjoyed it. It's not life-changingly amazing or anything, but was a good, fun film. I don't quite understand the critical mauling it's getting ... when I was checked it was sitting on 34% on metacritic.com. Whilst I can see concede some of the points people are making, it just sorta feels like it's become really fashionable to hate (recent) Star Wars recently.

    Anyone else seen it?
  4. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    I saw it Saturday morning at St Lukes. There was a decent crowd - mainly kids and parents. I think the problem is a lot of critics didn't realize that it's animated star wars tv in a movie theatre, rather than a new Star Wars movie.

    I enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the tv series. There's a few things I had issue with ... mainly surrounding Ahsoka's characterization, which I felt was a bit inconsistent, but I loved the Anakin/Obi-Wan banter.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    I saw it on Sunday morning - first Star Wars movie I've been able to take the kids to. Was a bit sleepy after watching Olympics and Rugby Saturday night, and because of that it dragged in places (namely the same battle 3 times - no doubt one in each TV episode, if it was broken down into thirds).

    And the kidnap plot was pretty silly, certainly no grand theme like the proper movies have, but I really like the art style and the animation (even if the clone voice actor had no idea how to 'do' Tem Morrison), and the movie was terrific fun in most places. I really like Ashoka too.

    Absolutely looking forward to the TV series. Anyone know when it starts and if a NZ channel have the rights yet?
  6. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
    star 3
    This is a user comment from the Time site. I don't necessairly agree, but it's damn funny ...

    http://time-blog.com/nerd_world/2008/08/review_star_wars_the_clone_war.html?xid=rss-nerdworld

    "Star Wars is like some girl you met at a party and thought was relly amazingly cool, and you snuck off and had sex on the golf course when no one was looking, and it was freakin' amazing and great. Then you went out on an actual date and it was even better than before. Then you go out again (We'll call this your third date, though the first time really wasn't one)and it's sort of frustrating and she's clearly not that into it, and she's saying the most nonsensical things, and in the end you don't get laid. Then she refuses to return your phone calls for an ungodly length of time, and you just know she's seeing some other guy. When you do finally get together again, not only do you not get laid, but she's boring and longwinded as hell, and won't stop talking about having kids. Date number five is better - you have some fun and have sex after a fashion - but it all seems forced somehow, and her horribly stagey angst keeps grinding things to a halt. On your sixth date, you do definitely get laid, and it's even pretty good, but by this point you've put so damn much effort into so little payoff that you find you've stopped caring, and don't want to see her again.

    "Clone Wars" is kind of like when that same chick calls you out of the blue years later, clearly strung-out and asking for money, freaking the hell out of your current girlfriend or wife, and causing you to wonder just what the hell it was you saw in that boozy, pretentious, moneygrubbing skank in the first place.

    And then you change your phone number."
  7. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    According to SWNZ, TV3 are looking at getting rights to screen the series. If not, I'm sure it will be shown on the Cartoon Network on Sky.
  8. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    Meh. I am so over waiting for NZ TV networks to play shows. All my favourite US shows (Battlestar, Dexter, The Wire, The Office) are often literally years behind their US counterparts. I've given up. Now I just Bittorrent the shows when they air, and support them financially by buying the DVDs when they get released. Other than (ahem) Shortland Street, I don't really bother with broadcast TV any more.
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    TV3 aren't too bad - heroes, LOST, Survivor, and especially The Daily Show (on C4) are all pretty close behind US screenings. The issue is the US has so many reruns mid-season, and holding back of new episodes for sweeps, that it must be hard to organise this for NZ audiences who are used to an uninterrupted season run.

    But I've also been buying TV DVDs lately, Arrested Development, and the sharpest written US comedy in years - 30 Rock.
  10. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    So you're saying 30 Rock is *better* than Arrested Development? I do not believe this is possible ...
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Yeah, 30 Rock is much funnier that AD - and AD is great.
  12. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    That's interesting because I think "Arrested Development" is THE GREATEST TELEVISION COMEDY OF ALL TIME.

    Has anyone watched "The Wire"? Amazing show.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    I've heard good things about it. My friend in the JCC Knightwriter says it's better than the Sopranos, but I cannot fathom how.

    Can lend you my 30 Rock Season 1 DVD if you like? Of course now you have unrealistic expectations...
  14. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    The Wire is waaaaaaay better than The Sopranos. Honestly, it's incredible.

    I'd like to see 30 Rock. And a catch-up is probably in order anyway.
  15. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2001
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    *AHEM*

    Anyways, Clone Wars?

    Went and saw it for the second time on Sunday. I took my oldest son for his first big screen Star Wars experience the first time (my Dad took me to see Star Wars on first release when I was the same age). I'm with you JP. Kids love this, and it's fairly appropriate for "family viewing".

    Personally, I thought the animation was fantastic and the action sequences every bit as good as the live action movies. Dialogue was a bit too "George Lucas" but what do you expect? The whole "Sky-Guy" and "Snips" thing grew a little tiresome and the Rotta the Hutt kidnapping plot a little too contrived.

    Perfect setup for the small screen though. Bring it on!!

  16. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    Anyone going to (ahem) watch this series? I just downloaded the first two episodes and will watch them later today. Despite seemingly everyone hating the film, I'm quite looking forward to the series.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    The first two episodes are pretty cool. [face_whistling]

    Watched them with my son (6) lats night. First episode is all Yoda and clonetroopers, and is a nice break from Anakin and Ahsoka after the movie.

    Still can't get used to the mangled attempt at Tem Morrison's voice though. It's atrocious. Like and american trying to do an Australian accent. Poorly. Gah.

    Anyone know when they shows are going to be broadcast in NZ?

  18. Norrad_Roff Force Ghost

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    Feb 26, 2001
    star 4
    How does Clone Wars get on my television?? [face_thinking]

    First two episodes, brilliant. =D= Exceeded my expectations and rekindled my eldest son's interst in SW again (besides Lego SW video games).

    Rocking animation. Hope Ventress shows us her "stuff" some more and doesn't end up just being Dooku's patsy...
  19. Jeff_Fett Jedi Knight

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    Jan 9, 2002
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    I cant wait to see this show it sounds awesome
  20. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Does anyone know when it is put on DVD?

    Channel 10 over here is meant to be playing to series soon, have to keep track of when they will show it

    if it is like any other decent progrmamme it will be late at night when nobody is awake to watch it so they can justify putting more australian content on at prime time, pity most of it is crap, i am not sure how much australian idol and you think you can dance i can take

    and let not talk about the crappy police drama they have on, there are so many of them and they are crap
  21. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
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    There's 22 episodes in the first season ... so, realistically, I wouldn't imagine that it wouldn't be out on DVD until the season finishes. Which would be early next year.

    We don't have Sky, and I have *no* idea if it'll screen on free-to-air in New Zealand. The response to the film seemed really lacklustre here, so I wonder how much general interest there'd be. I feel OK about bittorrenting it, and then buying the DVD when it gets released locally. I am sick of so many NZ TV channels running TV series six months to a year behind their US release times. My currently favourite show, "Battlestar Galactica", is about six months behind the US. And the third season of "Heroes" has already started in the US and there's no sign of it here.
  22. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    That's the way of the world though, I'm sure USA doesn't have all 3 seasons of Outrageous Fortune... or Australia for that matter.

    It takes time for the sale boats to circumnavigate the globe with the TV reels don't ya know :p
  23. Jeff_Fett Jedi Knight

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    Jan 9, 2002
    star 1
    I got to see the first two episodes off Cartoon Network.
    AWESOME
  24. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    They start over here on the 22nd of Nov, but i have to remember to get the remote off the kids at lunchtime

  25. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    How's everyone enjoying it? The Duel of the Droids 2-parter was my favourite so far :) Best duel ever in Star Wars :)
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