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What do you think of TPM as the months (and years) go by? - Official thread

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Jedi_Learner, Mar 30, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Learner

    Jedi_Learner Jedi Knight star 5

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    The Prequels are not the worst movies to have ever come out, but they have become disappointing for me as I have aged. I'll see if my opinion changes in the next few months and post here again.
     
  2. Darth-Stryphe

    Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Considering the sequels all blew chunks I would say it isn't nearly as deep.

    That doesn't mean anything. That only means if you got ideas for one good story but not two, just tell the one good story and don't ruin the rest. Any number of books, movies and plays are deep literature and culture, but who wants a sequel to something like Henry V, Moby Dick or Citizen Kane?
     
  3. appleseed

    appleseed Force Ghost star 5

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    When I first saw TPM, I was amazed at how much it felt like goint to the OT movies for the first time, and how fresh and exciting if felt at the same time. Over the years I've had to endure hearing many small-minded criticizims of it was well as legitimiate, weel thought out critiques. But all the same, every time I watch it, I enjoy it immensely. It's not perfect, but then again no movie is. I personally like it just as much as I like ESB. It's one of my favorite movies. It's also the only movie I've ever slept outside to get tickets to.
     
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Jedi Youngling star 5

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    I like it more as time passes.
     
  5. Che

    Che Jedi Youngling

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    When I first saw it, I thought it was atrocious, an insult to the original movies. Over the years I've definately softened towards it, and now I can watch it and enjoy some of the good things it has, rather then obsessing over the crapiness of Jar Jar and Jake Lloyd. Still, I dont know what George was thinking. It feels more like a Star Wars spin-off kids movie then a part of the saga.
    Jim
     
  6. Darth_MacDaddy

    Darth_MacDaddy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think TPM gets better as time goes by. IMO it is particularly better since AOTC, fingers crossed for Ep3 :D
     
  7. Jedi_Learner

    Jedi_Learner Jedi Knight star 5

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    For some bizarre reason I feel compelled to attempt to watch Episode I before the week is up. When I watch Episode I, should I release my sadness at the weak characters and just take Episode I for what it is? :)
     
  8. Darth-Stryphe

    Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What does your heart tell you?
     
  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That Jedi_Learner's inner gusher is alive...

    Yes...

    Yes he is alive.

     
  10. Jedi_Learner

    Jedi_Learner Jedi Knight star 5

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    No, That's not true...that's Impossible!
     
  11. Darth-Stryphe

    Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, not your heart, Strilo! 8-}

    *notes that Strilo did not go for the TPM version of that line*

    Is your inner gusher alive? ;) 8-}
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jedi_Learner sees... Jedi_Learner knows... once gushing takes hold of us, it never lets go...

     
  13. Jedi_Learner

    Jedi_Learner Jedi Knight star 5

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    I left that path a long time ago.
     
  14. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You are the last of that bloodline. There is no other.

     
  15. Jedi_Learner

    Jedi_Learner Jedi Knight star 5

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    I wonder if people will ever say, ?Let?s hear about how bad the Prequels are.? And they?ll say, ?no, I don't want to depress myself. George Lucas forgot all about his characters, didn' he, dad? ?Yes, my boy, the most laziest of writers and directors. And that?s saying a lot.?
     
  16. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Silence. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I have not passed through promotion and colours to bandy crooked words with a bashing poster.

     
  17. SkottASkywalker

    SkottASkywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What do you think of TPM as the months (and years) go by?

    Same as I always have. Amazing, incredible, great, awesome...

    :cool:
     
  18. Darth-Stryphe

    Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Silence. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I have not passed through promotion and colours to bandy crooked words with a bashing poster.

    His colors! I told you to take the gusher's mod powers!!
     
  19. Durwood

    Durwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I thought TPM was an amazing film then and I think it's an amazing film now. In short, nothing has changed.
     
  20. SkottASkywalker

    SkottASkywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    In short, nothing has changed.

    Except the amount of times I have seen STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE. :)
     
  21. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Exactly. :D

    I'm watching it right now, as a matter of fact.
     
  22. -_-_-_-_-_-

    -_-_-_-_-_- Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Once great, always great.

    That is how I viewed TPM when I saw it on May 1999, and that is how I view it now. Like any film, it does have its weak points with the ocassional bad line and what not, but what film doesn't?
     
  23. hawk

    hawk Jedi Knight star 5

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    I haven't seen it in about two years and am not too compelled to watch it.
     
  24. Tomaschus

    Tomaschus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I loved the movie when it first came out. But about two years later I relized what a piece of **** it was. Now all i want from Lucas is the OT ( non SE! ) on DVD.
     
  25. Durwood

    Durwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I haven't seen it in about two years and am not too compelled to watch it.

    Good for you. Now go play in the traffic.
     
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