But yeah the visuals are great, the choreo is great, and Maul is pretty damn scary in this.
I’d only want the some of the actors to be a little beefier (just a tad). They don’t have to be super sculpted or anything but man some of them were REALLY thin.. I’d think the jedi encouraged physical fitness as well as force training and knowledge/understanding of the jedi code.
And I’d want to know how the jedi responded to losing so many of their ranks in one place at one time. Did Maul and Palpatine dispose of the bodies? Either way the jedi would probably be on the lookout for whoever killed them or kidnapped them or whatever, trying to find out why they up and vanished after appearing on this planet.
Please stop hating on Disney just because of their reluctance to get around to the Prequels, guys. I understand your frustration, but, criticizing Disney will only make things worse for you. Besides, Disney has made primarily great films like Zootopia, which just came out.
For my part, I’m not hating on Disney. While I generally loathe much of their business practices, they also have continuously produced quality work for decades, and have created and will continue to create memorable works of art that people can enjoy for generations.
However, they have been continuously dropping the ball on Star Wars. Their mistreatment of Lucas and his vision has forever soured my reaction to what would otherwise be a pretty enjoyable film and tainted my desire to see the story continue. This is not all their fault – it’s our silence and acquiescence that allowed the he-man-Lucas-haters to assert themselves as the “typical” Star Wars fan. We simply need to be far more vocal and far more assertive with our love of Lucas’ entire Saga (without resorting to the underhanded tactics of the haterbase, of course – we don’t want to be hypocritical).
The problem that I have with TFA is that a completely bare bones of Star Wars, even more than the freaking Originals, there is no character development, world building, the new Death Star is completely stupid, for two reason, one, a ice planet so close to the sun (Who they are kidding?) and two, is a freaking static weapon for moving targets. The New Order is that stupid that they cant even built a moving weapon. Why the resistence is having so much trouble in defeating them again? And of course. How Luke freaking Skywalker being a freaking Jedi now, being allied with the freaking non existent New Republic let himself be beaten by this idiots.
Like someone already say in this site, Fanservices Awakens is Star Wars Michael Bay movie, totally stupid movie with a lot of action, no story at all, no world building only to the Original Star Wars fans see and masturbate with it, meanwhile they destroy all what Lucas worked so hard to built.
That my problem with TFA; and it seems that it would be a trend for the next two movies, that even fanmade movies can do a better jobs that the blowjob sucking executives of Disney that are in a hurry to please the most toxic part of the fandom because they are crybabies children and already have a stupid bias for the Originals.
You’re entitled to your opinion about TFA and I’m no shill for Disney but I should remind you that while I’ve let people had their say, this is a PT fan site, not the I Hate TFA Club. Try to be more respectful of other fans here.
There’s plenty to like about TFA and it really isn’t a “bad” little film when all is said and done. It’s just disappointing to see something so generic come from a series whose claim to fame has been showing people things they’ve never seen before. And George’s sense of pulp and whimsy is sorely missed.
Sad thing is that michael bays films have more action/character development/plot than “The fan service awakens” had. The cannon fodder bay former deceptions had more character development than Kylo, ray, or Han did in TFA.
Corporations aren’t people so I’m sure Disney won’t get their feelings hurt by criticism. I’ve had tons of problems with Disney prior to their acquisition of Star Wars and I’ll continue to have problems with their corporate vision of Star Wars.
Zootopia was enjoyable though and Ariel and Jasmine will always be my favorite Princesses.
100% behind what Adam said. and I’m going to continue to bad mouth Disney and its treatment of Star Wars, the prequels and George – makes me feel goooooooooooooooood. Plus I have actually convinced people to reconsider.
I don’t like what they did, and I’m not “letting that be”, but I also refuse to outright bash ANYTHING, and after what we’ve been through, I’m surprised more of us don’t feel the same.
We must be more vocal about what we love, but we can’t turn around and be hypocrites or whatever credibility we have will be gone. And just because Disney dropped the ball on this hard enough to bore through the earth and into orbit, that doesn’t negate the good stuff they put out continuously.
Criticize and point out mistakes, and lobby for what we want. But if we go out of our way to “bad-mouth” and be more negative than we absolutely have to, then why should they listen to us? How are we better than the hateboys?
Then I’ll continue to “point out mistakes” and choose my verbs much more carefully. The hypocrisy is something I can’t abide – and that does not qualify as pointing out a mistake but pointing out the different standards used to criticize.
Throwing in my 2 cents. You can take this as Disney hating or not (that’s certainly not the intention), but my observations:
It’s pretty sad that a fan film has better fight choreography and staging than a $200 million film made by professionals.
For all of Abrams talk about returning Star Wars light saber fighting to “old school” roots, which he alleges is more vicious and character centered, this film reveals the fraudulent nature of his comments. I felt as much pity, and emotion for the last Padawan left in this 15 minute short, than I did for Rey who had some 2 hours of screen time to develop. The filmmakers did an outstanding job of interspersing character moments, and story in what was little more than an extended fight scene.
I also appreciated the director used every inch of frame in his shots (much like Lucas), and didn’t resort to obscene amounts of “shaky cam”. Well done…
The cinematic for the Old Republic mmo on Alderaan featuring the woman with the double-bladded lightsaber got everything right in all it’s characterisations and action choreography.
That’s my favorite non GL slice of Star Wars cinematic 🎥
I saw a link for this somewhere elsewhere from a more commercial source saying something like X (10 or 50 or 500 or sumthing) times better than TPM….lol
Laughing at how ridiculous that is but at same time, that is how it is for some people also & it is more their era of Star Wars now in its shifting fandom, which is just a ever so slightly different type of fandom to what mine was, hehe 😃
I remember when I started playing there was a bug that shrank her to the size of Tinkerbell during an important conversation with Jedi players. Made all the more hilarious since character models in these scenes are programmed to follow eyelines, so it looked completely natural to see the Grand Master of the Jedi looking up at a gargantuan padawan looking back down at them.
Well, to be fair, these are all subjective responses. I found the fight sequences in TFA to be pretty great and involving and I’m saying this as a big of the fights in the PT. There is room for all kinds of fighting in the Star Wars movies, whether balletic or more “rough & tumble”. With fan films, I find that they are often just flash and no substance, i.e. mostly action and not much story, but this one did have some winning attributes.
I really enjoyed the movie! Does anybody know any information about the crew that made it – they must be professionals (or maybe students). The actor who plays Darth Maul looks very similar to Ray Park, and he fights good!
As a prequel fan I’m glad that a prequel related fan-movie is getting so popular! Thats a good sign) I think its our duty as members of prequel appreciation society to like and leave a good comment for this video on youtube.