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JCC ZOMG! Discussing Star Wars in the JCC (TLJ Spoilers Allowed w/o tags)

Discussion in 'Community' started by -polymath-, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Why? Ewan MacGregor wants to do it and everyone has always liked Ewan as Obi-wan.
     
  2. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    I'd like to see what McGregor can do with a less-horrible director. I always got the impression that Lucas was standing just offscreen saying, "No, no, be less interesting. Be more wooden."
     
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  3. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    You mean he held up a sign that said “dull and boring,” instead of “faster, louder, more intense.”

    :p
     
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  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I'd like to see Qui Gon appear, as a flashback/ghost/hologram.
    Neeson obviously has no problem with reprising the role these days given he agreed to appear TCW.
    A bit of ILM de-aging magic & he'll be good to go.
     
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  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    The poor man's Kenneth Branagh would be best served by being replaced with Actual Kenneth Branagh.
     
  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It should be that guy from the movie where he is stranded on a desert island screaming about Wilson the volleyball, because this film will have the same plot points. The actor will go nowhere and interact with no one for 2 hours while in a barren wasteland.
     
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  7. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Finally, a good Star Wars film.
     
  8. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Binks: A Star Wars Story

    It's what we're all actually clamoring for anyways.
     
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  9. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    not everyone .
     
  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    There were rumours for years that Lucas heavily re-wrote AOTC & ROTS to include less Jar Jar because of the backlash over TPM.
    Supposedly he had a much bigger more important role in the events.
    Maybe the secret mastermind idea fans throw around from time to time was more than just a theory.

    Darth Jar Jar A Star Wars Story could be awesome. If not for his lightsaber style alone.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    the best Star Wars movie
     
  12. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Really? For all the crap that he has gotten over the last 20 years over the prequels’ flaws, some of which, like Jar Jar is definitely deserved, I’ve never heard anyone question George Lucas’ decision to cast Ewan as Obi-wan. He was very, very good and wound up carrying the trilogy. Ewan has also said that he had a good experince making Star Wars and has repeatedly said that he be would up for more if the opportunity presented itself.
     
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  13. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I still non-ironically want Terrence Malick to do a Star War.
     
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  14. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't deny that he was popular amongst most fans , but I found him often lacking and awkwardly trying to imitate Guinness . by ROTS he is pretty good especially his scene with Padme .

    I think the biggest problem of the PT was the casting / chemistry . I know people like to blame the dialogue but I don't buy that , it's the actor's job to make such dialogue work , Chris Lee and Peter Cushing are masters at that .
    TPM is particularly bad , actors just standing around looking like they don't know what to do .

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  15. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Ewan was OK, he tried his best with what he was given.
    Not being awful isn't the same as being great.
    Portman is a very good actress, but she was bad in the PT. Ewan had better material & did somewhat better with that.

    The only actors who almost salvaged the PT with their sheer acting power were the veteran supporting cast (Neeson, Lee, McDiarmid, Jackson etc).
     
  16. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Pretty sure Neeson has top billing in TPM.
     
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  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Ewan was fine, nothing special. He certainly wasn't iconic in the role, like Guinness. Adequate, is how I'd describe him. Probably the same will go for this guy playing Han Solo.

    Although I will not disagree that Ewan had a great time making the prequels, would you, @Ender Sai ?
     
  18. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I can’t see Malick doing Star Wars. Tonally, it’s all wrong. I think a serious film maker who probably would be a good fit for Star Wars would be Ridley Scott. At one point, Scott almost wound up directing Dune and has said that he was very interested in making Dune because it potentially would have very much been in the vein of Star Wars.
     
  19. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I also applauded the decision to cast McGregor.
    But he sucked.
     
  20. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    yes someone else could have done great with those scripts.
     
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  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    PT actor discourse is so weird. "Man so-and-so was terrible, they must be a bad actor. Other than all of those films they were good in. But they weren't good in the PT like Christopher Lee, who coincidentally and on a totally unrelated note is well-known for being a good actor even in terrible productions. Thus they are bad. Despite winning awards."
     
  22. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ewan definitely looked the part, but due to poor dialogue and story, he really didn't get a chance to shine. I don't really think there is a riveting story to tell on Tatooine involving Obi-wan during his solitude, so just leave it alone and tell us a better story.
     
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  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I don't see the point in contesting it, no. He's a Scot on a fully catered set, that's all he needs, really.

    But I'd defer to Richard, or someone like Bowen who wrote expert books on the matter. They're the insiders we need right now.
     
  24. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I was referring to your tales of AOTC, when Ewan enjoyed going down while down under.
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Oh yes, where he was being utterly unfaithful with anything from a lounge to the young females on set and around Sydney? Which the Ewan fanclub ignored because they probably assumed it was a matter of time before the marriage ended and he'd go for at least one, maybe more, of them?

    I mean he really did cheat horribly on his wife, often.
     
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