The Problem With Prequels

Discussion in 'Attack of the Clones' started by Goldenboy62, Oct 4, 2002.

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  1. Goldenboy62 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 29, 2002
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    I was discussing this with some friends and fellow movies buffs, and I voiced the opinion. In the original Star Wars, when Obi Wan mentioned the "Clone Wars", didn't your mind just go wild with all the possiblilities of what that was all about? When AoTC came out, weren't you just a little bit disappointed? Most of my friends agreed, the actually execution of the Clones Wars was not as compelling as I had imagined it might be.
  2. AnakinSlave Jedi Knight

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    Jan 16, 2002
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    Don't do this again. Next time it's a ban.
  3. Shelley Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 9, 2001
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    *groan*

    Not again.

    No, my mind did NOT "go wild" with possibilites of what the Clone Wars were about.

    And no, I wasn't disappointed with what we got onscreen. I expected the prequels to be different from what they were, but unlike SOME people, I am willing to accept that Lucas made them his way rather than developing clairvoyant powers and tailoring them to suit my expectations.
  4. Darkwish Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2001
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    Well, we haven't really seen the whole thing. Just the first battle. And I found that to be quite mind-blowing.

  5. SaberGiiett7 Force Ghost

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    Jul 2, 2002
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    STOP ABUSING THE PREQUELS!!!!

    Whoa else has had about enough of all this complaining?!
  6. Darth_Tim Jedi Master

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    Feb 26, 2002
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    When I watched ANH I thought "Clone Wars...most likely, wars in some way involving clones." Nothing more, nothing less.

    -Tim
  7. SWfan2002 Jedi Master

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    Jan 28, 2002
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    Plenty of the Clone Wars will be left to our imaginations. We saw the opening battle in AOTC, and will presumably see the final battle in Ep3. That means all of the battles in between can be left up to our imaginations! I don't see what the problem is?
  8. SaberGiiett7 Force Ghost

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    The EU will most likely over-cover the middle of the Clone Wars like they do with everything else.
  9. Jedi_Master_Orion Force Ghost

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    okay guys threads like this can be iritating that much I understand, but please try to get your point across nicely and some of you have done that so don't get me wrong

    and I believe it was Anakinslave please watch your word use and if you continue this I will notify a mod
  10. Ben-Obi-Wan-Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Mar 28, 1999
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    Goldenboy62 is right
    when Obi reveals he was in the clone-wars it sounded something differend as what we have seen
    but oh well we have to bare with it


    like Padme
    Portman really sux (worse actress in SW universe)
    another o well i have to bare with it :(
  11. TokyoXtreme Force Ghost

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    Oct 24, 2001
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    If you're looking for serious discussion about Star Wars, this is the wrong place. Sorry to break this to ya. Like that's not obvious to everyone already...
  12. SaberGiiett7 Force Ghost

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    The Clone War was awesome.

    What else would expect out of it?
  13. AnotherAgentSmith Jedi Knight

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    When they said intelligent conversation and Star Wars fans here it sounded different from what I have seen! :p

    Lol! :p That was too good a one to resist, sorry people. :p
  14. MobartZmuda Jedi Master

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    We haven't even seen all of the Clone Wars yet, it had just begun in AOTC. I don't see how anyone could say the Clone Wars didn't live up to their preconceived expectations if the Clone Wars haven't even been shown in their entirety. All I'm saying is that you should wait until episode III comes out before you unleash your complaints. I'll take the battle of Geonosis over the battle of Hoth or the land battle on Endor anyday.
  15. darkOmegazer0 Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2002
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    The middle of the clone wars not just left to our imaginations but to the video game! I originally thought it was called the "Lone Wars" until a couple of views later. I always thought it would have something to do with Boba Fett, I guess I was right.
  16. Oryx-I Force Ghost

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    And weren't you disapointed when you saw actual womp-rats in the special edition of ANH and in AOTC ? I certainly was.
    When Luke mentioned "Womp-rats", didn't your mind just go wild with all the possiblilities of what they really were ? 8-}


    Give me a break...
  17. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    Those rats raped my childhood.
  18. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    I personally though the Battle of Geonosis was the most breathtaking battle sequence I have ever seen.

    I don't really see why people consider it a small skirmish or un-impressive battle.
  19. Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master

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    how would you like it to start?
  20. Green_Destiny_Sword Force Ghost

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    Man...enter the TROLLS!

    Yoou guys are just flaming a new user for voicing any dissent to your perfect view of the film. This is getting pathetic. Seriously.

    YES, another person has an actual qualm about the movie. So what??? Just as you say "if you don't like SW, don't watch it!" if you don't like this thread, then don't read it. Plain and simple.

    Secondly, all we have seen so far is the Battle of Geonosis. But you are right Goldenboy. First off, there is not going to be a series of "wars." It's going to be one war. And all we will see is some sort of climactic battle. And something tells me that will not be lengthy. I have a feeling the Clone War will be done by the first 20 minutes of the film. The rest of the movie will be more about Palps final scheme to rid the galaxy of the Jedi and Anakin's descent to the darkside.

    I actually never thought much of the Clone Wars line in the OT. It just seemed like a casual reference to their history together. So I can't say I really entered with any grand ideas of how it would play out. but in the end it does not matter because once again, something we expected to see, will not actually be in the film.

    And then te "true fans" will bash the EU. how could u not write books on this with all of the creative content being left out of the movies???

  21. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    and I believe it was Anakinslave please watch your word use and if you continue this I will notify a mod

    Dude, relax. I believe the use of the word "bitch" is allowed on this board. The rule is if they don't say it on the Simpsons, it's not allowed. The Simpsons have used the word "bitch" numerous times.
  22. Pooja Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude, relax. I believe the use of the word "bitch" is allowed on this board. The rule is if they don't say it on the Simpsons, it's not allowed. The Simpsons have used the word "bitch" numerous times.

    LOL

    And OH NO! NOT TEXT CURSEWORDS!!!

    The way I look at it-

    If you are on the internet...
    And you are old enough to know how to register onto a message board...
    You are old enough to see "wordy-dirds."

    Not to mention you are a website and/or a click away from milkjugs, garden hoses, and baby ejection tunnels.
    :p

    By the way, you mean to tell me that the CLONE WARS were shown in Episode II?

    Where?

    Is it after the part when Yoda says they have begun? Why, the version I seen... it ended there!

    I WANT MY MONEY BACK.
  23. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    That was one of the secrets of ANH's initial success. It gave us enough clues and hints to imagine a vast universe full of activity, while keeping the action focused tightly on a mesmerizing story of a seemingly unimportant guy from nowhere who gets caught up in the most important events of his day.

    But ANH was stronger for not having shown us everything. If Lucas had made ANH today, it would include a big overblown scene showing the senate being disbanded, with stormtroopers clearing out the office building, overturning desks and lining people up against the walls.

    What a waste of our time that would have been. I much prefer to imagine it happening.

    Same with the clone wars, of course. Those two words spawned a billion fanboy daydreams. That was the beauty of it.

  24. darkOmegazer0 Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2002
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    I had no idea those were wamp rats. I remember in the video game of super star wars the wamp rats were big. The ones in a new hope and attack of the clones are alot smaller than what Luke shot the torpedos into.
  25. Nai Jedi Master

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    Jun 6, 2002
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    Actually, those aren't womprats, they're scurriers.
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