The worst scenes in TPM

Discussion in 'The Phantom Menace' started by CIR, Dec 21, 2002.

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  1. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    I really didn't see anything wrong with the writing. The story was easy to follow and it was fun to watch.

    I think people have underestimated how good the film was and still is.

    I tell you a blunder of a film and that was AOTC. I've had to force(no pun intended)myself to like the movie. In 25 years I never thought I'd say that about a SW film.
  2. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    CIR: The fact remains, it is YOUR OPINION.
  3. jediguy Force Ghost

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    1.) The scenes with Padme and Anakin conversing. The two worst actors of the prequels delivering stilted dialogue doesn't make for an enjoyable scene.

    2.) Jar-Jar. In particular, from his introduction up until they surface into Theed City (as someone else mentioned).

    3.) The "space battle" at the end, complete with annoying Anakin "accidentally" destroying the Droid Control ship.
  4. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    It´s too bad most of us Star Wars fans never saw a 1930´s saturday matinée....
  5. CIR Jedi Knight

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    It is a theory not just an opionion.
  6. JohnWilliams00 Jedi Master

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    3 scenes I didn't like in TPM:

    1)Boss Nass scene
    2)Coruscant. Senate Chamber, Anakin's trials, Jedi mumblings. All of it.
    3)Tatooine, lots of it.
  7. Cyber_SkyForce Jedi Knight

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    All of it mostly. Not bashin agnest the movie i just say that it could have used as much thought as what went into the trylogy... do ya see where I'm coming from?
  8. SomeRandomNerd Force Ghost

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    >>>Not bashin agnest the movie i just say that it could have used as much thought as what went into the trylogy... do ya see where I'm coming from?

    Seems to me that there's more thought going into the prequels than the original trilogy. Maybe that's the problem with them- that they're the film equivalent of an over-produced album?
  9. Jedi_Waster Jedi Youngling

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    No, they're just blatantly first or second drafts. Ill thought out characters, unoriginal plot devices and over-complicated machievellan plots that I don't think even GL understands.

    **** smells - fact or opinion?

  10. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    Please edit you're post. No swearing here :)
  11. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    I wonder if you even understood your own post, Jedi_Waster....
  12. Jedi_Waster Jedi Youngling

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    Lars_Muul - Need me to explain it for you?
  13. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    No thanks, I understood it perfectly well ;)
  14. Jedi_Waster Jedi Youngling

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    LOL, then you've got nothing to worry about then.

    Worst Scenes

    Gungans
    Coruscant
    Naboo
    Tatooine
    Escape from Naboo
    Qui Gon
    Amidala's royalty
    Anakin's age
    Slavery
    'Virgin' birth
    Jedi Council
    Yoda
    Mace Windu

    As you can see, I have alot of problems with the ideas and concepts ;)



  15. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    And just what were your problems with said scenes?

    As for me: I really don't have gripes with specific scenes, I feel that some of the movie could've been explained slightly better. I still don't have the foggiest idea what Jar-Jar actually did to get banished. And how does Yoda know about the Rule of Two? That thing could've used it's own scene, maybe Yoda figuring out the whole Rule of Two in his meditation chamber or something..
  16. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    Jar Jar was banished because he boomed the gasser and crashed the Boss´s heyblibber.
    Translation: He destroyed something that was valuable enough for the Boss to banish him.

    There is no indication in the film that the rule of 2 is a secret to the Jedi, that´s only in the novelisation.
  17. Jedi_Waster Jedi Youngling

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    "And just what were your problems with said scenes?"

    They destroy the mystery of the OT, and are all concepts that could have been replaced with something ALOT better and worthy of the name Star Wars.
  18. DarthGelatinous Force Ghost

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    The midichlorian explanation scene bothers me. It seems that GL main motivation in creating the PT is to explain all of the mysteries of the OT. Speculating on the origins of characters and how things came about in the OT is what makes the boards and EU fun. What are we going to talk about after EPIII?
  19. Jedi_Waster Jedi Youngling

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    101 ways to get revenge on GL?
  20. JohnWilliams00 Jedi Master

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    And the way the midichlorian scene was acted was horrible.

    Does George even care about which takes he uses? It's like he closed his eyes and randomly chose a take, often the worst one. And if what we saw in TPM are indeed the best takes, I weep for all of the actors.

  21. DarthGelatinous Force Ghost

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    GL may have forgotten how to direct a movie. He seems to be more wrapped up in the miracles of digital movie making than in directing humans.

    The actors in ANH said that GL was very quiet and hands off on the set. It worked beautifully, but those actors were more mature and didn't have to work under the pressure of trying to live up to the expectations of millions of fans.

    ESB is arguably the best film in the series and it wasn't directed by the flanneled one. Hopefully he'll consider this when preparing to shoot EpIII.

  22. batvader Jedi Knight

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    Didn't anyone notice that Liam Neeson was ''winking'' at the audience? His acting was subtly ''tongue in cheek''. Kids wouldn't notice that, but older guys might do.
  23. StarwarsMan Jedi Knight

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    let's just face it, GL has lost his touch in the starwars movies
  24. ferelwookie Jedi Master

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    "The worst scenes in TPM"? It would be much easier and shorter for me to list the "best" scenes in TPM.
  25. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    This thread is being derailed. Get back on topic. The question asked is what three *specific*scenes do you feel to be the worst of the film and what would you do to correct them.

    If you can't stay on topic, don't post in here - this thread is not a second Basher's Sanctuary.
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