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I mean, there is some overdone CGI that’s so exaggerated it nukes your sense of reality. But not the prequel films. And in any case, the horse has already left the barn in a Ferrari. You can’t go back to pre-1980s visual effects. It just won’t work.
“The horse has already left the barn in a Ferrari.” You do have some great turns of phrase, you know? The complaints about the overuse of CGI have always struck me as weird. As Bryan Young pointed out, be it a puppet Yoda or a digital Yoda …. They’re both fake. It’s not like one is more “real” than the other. Plus, most directors don’t need that much CGI for the simple reason that none of them have the imagination GL does. P.S. Can’t wait for the CW. Yoda is not endearing himself much either.
I know! No wonder Ahsoka said nobody would believe her. She knows what she’s dealing with.
Now we’re starting an off-topic discussion here… GL’s use of CGI never bothered me either. There are however other directors (for instance, Christopher Nolan) that prefer to use less CGI and more practical effects (i.e. CGI only “where necessary”). Maybe JJ Abrams will do the same thing.
However, I do not think that the haters would complain if they liked to PT. If anything, the CGI complaints seem to be a small factor for those who (honestly) do not like the movies, and are then probably blown out of proportion by the haters.
The “Wired” magazine cover is funny (or not). I think it was in October or November (yes, right before the big announcement) that the German Wired magazine had an article about the fan film “Descendants of Order 66″, which the Wired people called “Episode VII”. Unfortunately, they also jumped on the bashing wagon by adding the subtitle “The fan empire strikes back” and finishing their (otherwise nice article) with undifferentiated statements: you had the impression that Lucasfilm (or better Lucas himself) would sue the fan film makers to death if they made any profit out of the movie – which is partly correct, but not different to any other media company (hey, Wired, you would do the same thing if I suddenly started to distribute your material for free on the internet without your consent. Moreover, fan films are officially tolerated by Lucasfilm). Then of course the article mentions “The People vs GL” and creates the impression that the SW fans are in general more than unhappy with GL’s newer decisions and that they have started to emancipate themselves from the maker. At least the article called the PT only “controversial”, but you had of course a bad impression of GL when you finished reading the article.
Apart from that… I encourage everyone to check out the site of “Descendants of Order 66″: http://www.banthapoodoo.de/index_e.html . It is a multimedia project with 3 novels, radio plays (also available in English) and the fan film as the last chapter of the story, which is set between EP III and IV. A great project IMHO!
I lost respect for Mark. I hope none if them sign. Just a bunch if has beens, with the exception of Ford. Im starting to respect of all the OT cast. EP VII is just going to be catering to the whiney a-holes. Each new article I read I get less and less excited about it. What’s up with the cover if Wired, do I want to know?
Mark has said some nice things about the PT, but I have to wonder what he was smoking when he started to go on about making these new films more fun and carefree, as though the movies he was in were 100% laughs and giggles, while the prequels were entirely as serious as a heart attack.
I just don’t get why the media hates Lucas so much, they seem to smear his name as much, maybe more, than Mel Gibson. It’s one of the 21st century’s biggest mysteries (so far). But I’m seeing a pattern with all franchises with a devoted fanbase: not just the decade long Star Wars backlash, but the whining over the season finale to “My Little Pony” and the heated backlash against “Downton Abbey”. Sheesh, people are such immature zealots!
As far as I am concerned Mr George Lucas is one of the greatest minds ever. He created an entire universe that has captivated millions of fans for decades. Without him there would be no Star Wars at all. Disney may have bought SW but my loyalty will always be to George.
Let me put it this way. Tarkin is the kind of guy you love to hate, just like Palpatine. Not that because he’s a terrible character. Peter Cushing did an amazing job. But for my money, Tarkin is the most evil character in ANH. He’s the one who wanted to execute Leia and he’s the one who ordered the deaths of a billion people just because of one person’s actions. Darth Vader’s a teddy bear compared to that guy!
Well I think the idea was to present Tarkin as the ‘boss’ bad guy of A New Hope with Vader as his bodyguard (Which he actually was under Palp’s orders). However, there has been a substantial amount of evidence that Tarkin didn’t want to use his beloved station. After all his motto was ‘Fear of Force’ which translates as threatening to use force rather than using it. He gave Leia every chance to spare her home and even hinted (If you read into it) that she should give up the rebel location. A military base would be far easier to evacuate if they found the Death Star was approaching.