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Will Episode III be like the "Transformers Movie" to kids who like the "Clone Wars"?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by waheennay, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    When I was a kid, my favorite show was "The Transformers" and when I saw "The Movie" in 1985. The animation was ten times better than on TV and the drama was so much greater. All the Autobots that I loved on the show, Ironside, Wheeljack, etc. died in the first ten minutes and finally in the ultimate fight with Megatron, Optimus Prime was killed. It seems silly now but I actually cried at his death scene where he gives the "Matrix of Leadership" to Ultra Magnus. Will kids who love the Clone War cartoon and get attached to the Jedi characters like Kit Fisto and Mace Windu react the same way when they possibly get killed in Episode III?

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  2. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    All I can say is I hope so. I just want more people to enjoy Star Wars, and making a cartoon is a good way of doing this to bring in more fans.
     
  3. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It wasn't really enjoyed do much though, which is why GI Joe backed off from having central characters die in there movie. It was one of those "Bambi's mom" moments.
     
  4. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Just gotta say, 'Transformers: The Movie' is great. :D
     
  5. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "You've got the touch, you've got the power!"

    It also has the greatest soundtrack of bad 80s hard rock and metal of ALL TIME.

    Yes, when Optimus died the entire theatre was like "WTF? He can't die!"
     
  6. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, they were also originally going to have Duke killed in the "GI:Joe" movie but because of kids being upset over Optimus, he only went into a coma.
     
  7. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    I hope that the kids don't think that the movie is based on the cartoon.
     
  8. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't think they will, I'm sure most of them will have heard of Star Wars already ;)
     
  9. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't think they will have the same reaction to TF:TM. The movie and show were both animated, thus linked visually.

    CW and EP3 will be distinct from one another due to the live action/animation difference.

    I think the only comparison that could ever concievably happen would be if they made a follow-up animated CW movie for the theater or straight-to-video. Then you might have a Transformers-like situation.

    Even then, it'd be tough to make adirect comaprison, since Transformers: The Movie is such a classic and so highly revered.
     
  10. GreedoCMZ

    GreedoCMZ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can imagine it now: sitting in a theater in May 2005 and hearing some 5-year old kid say, "Look, R2-D2 looks just like he did in the cartoon."
     
  11. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    I don't think they will, I'm sure most of them will have heard of Star Wars already

    There are a lot of kids for who this will be the first time they've ever come into contact with Star Wars. The same thing came with Episode I, some people had never seen the originals...
     
  12. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    There are a lot of kids for who this will be the first time they've ever come into contact with Star Wars. The same thing came with Episode I, some people had never seen the originals...

    Contact maybe, but *everyone* has at least heard of Star Wars.
     
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