PT Would Lionel Richie have made a more compelling Mace Windu?

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  1. Pendulous_Dewlap Jedi Youngling

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    Sam Jackson, "lacking his customary anarchic gleam," as one critic put it, seemed to be intoning his way through the PT. Would a more unconventional choice - Lionel Richie, say - have enlivened the character or made him more compelling to watch? Your thoughts would be welcome.


    Say it together...naturally.
  2. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Short answer: No.
    Long answer: Noooooooooooo!
  3. MrFantastic74 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm a fan of Sam Jackson, especially his work in Pulp Fiction, but I think he was horribly mis-cast in the role of Mace Windu. He would have been better suited in a ganster/ pirate/ bounty hunter type of role.

    I think a better choice for Mace would have been Morgan Freeman.
  4. Drewdude91 Jedi Grand Master

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    Old school Michael Jackson.
  5. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    Funniest damn thread I've ever seen outside of YJCC.
  6. Drewdude91 Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, now that I think about it, the best person who could have possibly played Mace Windu was Barack Obama.
  7. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    Stevie Wonder.

    A Jedi Master who only sees through the Force, similar to the blind samurai character Zatoichi.
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  8. Pendulous_Dewlap Jedi Youngling

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    SLJ was one of the most wooden actors in the entire PT, and that's saying something. I actually thought his performance got worse as the films progressed. The scene in which he tries to arrest Palpatine in Episode III is honestly one of the most embarrassing pieces of screen acting I've ever witnessed.

    The Jedi Council could use a man who knows how to get things.

    Anyway, I can't help but wonder how epic the PT would have been if it had featured Lionel Richie as Mace Windu, Gregory Hines as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mikhail Baryshnikov as Anakin, and Helen Mirren as Padme. It probably would have looked much like an intergalactic White Nights (or Knights, in this case), with an epic dance-off between Hines and Baryshnikov on the fiery planet of Mustafar...ah, the possibilities...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we0mk_J0zyc

    Lol...good one.
  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    With Dooku played by John Boehner, Nute Gunray played by Eric Cantor, and the Geonosians played by the rest of the House of Representatives.

    "This party's over."

    Whereas Lionel Richie would just burst into a chorus of, "Hello? Is it me you're looking for? I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile, you're all I've ever wanted, and my arms are open wide..."
  10. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Aaron Neville.

    Hokay Anakin, soho your heart is broken.
    You?re sitting around mopin?, mopin?, mopin?, cryin?, cryin?.
    You sayhay you?re even thinking about your wife dyhying.
    Well, before you do anything rash, baybay eh yay, halisten to this

    Everybody plays the foo, sometime
    There?s no exception to the ruuuule, listen baby
    It may be factual, it may be cruuuuel, I ain?t lie-hying
    Everybody plays the foo

    Howwwwwww can you help it, when the music starts to playhay
    And your ability-e-e-e to rea-he-son, is swept away-hay
    Oh-woah-ho-ho, heaven on earth is all you see, you?re out of touch with realiteee,
    And now you cry, but when you do, next time around someone cries for you-oo-hoo
  11. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    We know that Lionel Richie has the power to dance on the ceiling, which could help in a fight.

    Then again, so does CW Grievous.
  12. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    [face_laugh]
  13. Pendulous_Dewlap Jedi Youngling

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  14. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    If only those slick moves and that brilliant red shirt could be seen in glorious, pristine HD quality. :p

    [face_laugh]

    I have to really laugh at that picture of Lando fanning his cape.

    Yeah... TESB is such a serious and intense entry, alright. [face_whistling] [face_clown]
  15. Pendulous_Dewlap Jedi Youngling

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    Lando clearly takes pride in his appearance. You just know that those nails have been manicured. I'm not going to call him a metrosexual, he's simply...well groomed.:p

    Yes, The Empire Strikes Back is the best SW film, pimp Lando or not. In fairness, Episode III has scenes that approach the mystery and grandeur of Irvin Kershner's great masterpiece, but it also contains a bunch of extraneous crap that leaves you shaking your head in utter disbelief.

    And Cryogenic, Master Lionel Windu just called and asked me let you know that you are his destiny. (Not, apparently, his density):p
  16. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    If only that old rumour about Gregory Hines playing "Grando Calrissian" could have been true...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxI3K8GnpU
  17. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    He's black. And he's in Star Wars.

    That, basically, means he can get away with anything. :p

    I may have shook my head whilst watching ROTS in utter disbelief, but it isn't necessarily because I was responding to "extraneous crap". :)

    Unless you're talking about the Jedi and their wretched Jedi Code. [face_batting]

    "Don't listen to me, Anakin!"

    "I haven't made a good record since 1986!"
  18. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Fixed.
  19. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Why am I feeling the presense of starwarsagent in this thread? ;)

    Anyway, On Topic:

    NO.
  20. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Just reporting back in...

    I was at work, earlier, and TWO Lionel Richie songs came on the radio!

    Pendulous, what have you started?! :oops: [face_hypnotized]
  21. shanerjedi Jedi Master

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    Say you. Say me. Say it together, forcefully.
  22. G-FETT Chosen One

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    [face_laugh]
  23. Pendulous_Dewlap Jedi Youngling

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    That's epic. Perhaps Taylor Hackford should have directed the PT....

    Lol! You mean you didn't find Lionel's bare chest and undulating pelvis appealing?:p

    Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. *cackles*
  24. QsAssistant Jedi Grand Master

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    LMFAO!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... (takes a deep breath) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... no... no.
  25. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Hello, Darth.

    Are you still alive?
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