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MuscaDomestica

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« on: 03-11-2002 07:33 »

Dear god if they wanted to use that much CGI they should have just made it an animated movie... I thought the Battle Droid/ Gungon battle was considered to be a low point of episode 1, why are they having thousands of CGI fighters now? Oh well it looks like there still are some battle droids which is a good thing, and we get to see multiple Jedi (in Episode 1 there only was the council) I am more looking forward to 2 towers and Spider Man, although I still will see it in theaters (of course this might just be psychological because I was so disappointed with Episode 1 that I am purposely setting my self up with very low expectations so I will enjoy my self...)

Also am I the only one on the planet who hates the strange cult following Boba Fett and his family seem to have?
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« Reply #1 on: 03-11-2002 07:38 »

It IS strange. Boba had almost no dialogue and did virtually nothing of importance onscreen that something else could not have done in his place. It has to be the design, air of mystery, and the cool ship.

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Torquemada

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« Reply #2 on: 03-11-2002 13:46 »

Attack of the clones.
Such a bad name for a film, it sounds like an American TV show, When clones attack!.
Just 'The Clone Wars' would have been such a better title.
cellery

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« Reply #3 on: 03-11-2002 13:50 »

It looked okay, anything should be better than Episode I. Then again, the Episode I trailer looked good and got the fans excited too, and look how that turned out. We'll see this May though, I'll be in line.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-11-2002 15:06 »
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I hate episode I! I walked out of show about half way in to the movie. It's too much like Power Rangers.
Zed 85

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« Reply #5 on: 03-11-2002 15:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Torquemada:
Attack of the clones.
Such a bad name for a film, it sounds like an American TV show, When clones attack!.
Just 'The Clone Wars' would have been such a better title.

You know I visit a Star Wars games site ( http://www.xwaupgrade.com/ ) and we went on about the title when we first heard it for yonks, I think I speak for most of the guys in saying that the title does suck!  no no
Only thing was we thought (hoped) they'd gotten rid of it by now. Oh dear...  hmpf


Daniela = Pravda!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 03-11-2002 16:36 »
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It has to be the design, air of mystery, and the cool ship.

Yeah, that's it. He's cool because he was a tough bad guy, but he was quiet and the story never focused on him. He just came in with his sexy sexy costume, outsmarted and captured Han, and left. Oh yeah, and he talked down to Vader. You can't help but think "who the hell IS that guy?" when you see him.

On one hand, it's sort of disappointing to see him become more of a focus for this movie. But I really like his backstory. It's a lot cooler than whatever the books and comics made up(if you ask me, they have kind of suckified his character in non-movies. I mean come on, everyone knows Boba died in the Sarlaac).

P.S. About the trailer, I thought it was cool. But the special effects continue to disappoint me...a lot of it was way too obviously CGI(not as bad as that CGI Spider-man, but still pretty awful), and some of the bluescreen work was iffy at best. And with only a couple months to go, I doubt they'll be improved very much in time for the movie's release.

Palpatine is rockin' though. I look forward to his scenes the most.
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« Reply #7 on: 03-11-2002 19:51 »

The Mandalor Battle Armour may have saved him. As any player of the RPG will tell you, it is the best in the galaxy.
But yes, he should have died in the Sarlac. But he was a clone, there may be a several Bobba Fetts kicking around.
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« Reply #8 on: 03-13-2002 22:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Torquemada:
Attack of the clones.
Such a bad name for a film, it sounds like an American TV show, When clones attack!.
Just 'The Clone Wars' would have been such a better title.

I was hoping for "Send in the Clones"  smile
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« Reply #9 on: 03-13-2002 22:42 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Palpatine is rockin' though. I look forward to his scenes the most.

He's a good evil character.  Most people miss the fact that the bad guys won in Episode I.  The whole point was so Palpatine could seize control of the senate.
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« Reply #10 on: 03-13-2002 22:56 »
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Yeah I know. And the ending celebration music is a takeoff of the Emperor's theme(sped up and sung by children). A lot of people cringe at the cheerfulness of that scene, but it's supposed to be ironic and stuff.

Now everyone is put off because of the lameness of episode I. But personally, I can't wait to see Palpatine completely fuck everything over in the next two movies.
VelourFog

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« Reply #11 on: 03-13-2002 23:35 »

nerds!
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« Reply #12 on: 03-13-2002 23:41 »

Did you notice the conspicuous lack of Gungans?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #13 on: 03-13-2002 23:47 »

You can see Jar Jar in the background of like one shot. Fans are already working on a phantom edit for this trailer.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #14 on: 03-14-2002 01:47 »

Word is JubJub--I mean JugJam--I mean JahJah--whatever, is the Gungoo...Gungung...Guenther.. .the flappy-eared frog-people's representative in the Senate. This way, he doesn't get a lot of screen time, he can still be partly responsible for the rise of the Empire, and he can always be blown up in a microwave in the 100%-percent CGI "Episode III--A New Toy Line Arises" if people still hate him enough.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-14-2002 11:47 »

How are they going to explain the fact that Gungans go from holding a seat in the senate in Episode 2 to being non-existent in episodes 4-6?

Hopefully some sort of Gungun holocaust...
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« Reply #16 on: 03-14-2002 11:56 »

I expect they won't try to explain it, none of episodes 4-6 are set on Naboo so there isn't much of a mystery, they just aren't on the planets visited in those films.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-14-2002 12:19 »

well, the Wookies apparently go from having a seat on the Senate to being a slave race . . .
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« Reply #18 on: 03-14-2002 12:21 »

I think they've just screwed the whole story over with Episode 1...  I'm sorry the story in that movie just SUCKED!!!!  And then Jar jah or whatever the hell his name is, he was ummm.....  There's just no describing him...  I hope they didn't get the monkey to write the story for Episode 2 (the same monkey that wrote episode 1 in half an hour while George spent several months working out his stupid CGI)..............  They're starting to ruin Episode 2 though aren't they???  I mean with a name like Attack of the Clones...  WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?
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« Reply #19 on: 03-14-2002 14:59 »

Um, the basic story was written back in '70's
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« Reply #20 on: 03-14-2002 15:13 »

Yes but it was rewrote in the early 2000's by a mysterious monkey, when George Lucas decided his movies needed special effects only.....
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« Reply #21 on: 03-14-2002 16:13 »

Man, that monkey gets blamed for everything. I think it's amazing that he wrote anything at all!

But really, Winna, what did you hate about the story? I thought the story itself was as good as any of the original movies.

I'd say the big area where the movie suffered was in the character department. Too much screen time was wasted on useless characters. Qui-Gon was one of my favorite new characters, but let's face it, he dies at the end and will have little significance in the rest of the series. And of course Jar Jar was a mistake from the beginning. He could have reduced both of their screentimes just a little, and given it to Obi-Wan(who I always thought would be the star of this trilogy).

P.S. Geez, people are still complaining about the title? The movie's about clones. The clones attack. Sounds good enough to me.
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« Reply #22 on: 03-14-2002 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
P.S. Geez, people are still complaining about the title? The movie's about clones. The clones attack. Sounds good enough to me.

No doubt that if Futurama continued then a future episode title would probably be a parody of it.
Zed 85

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« Reply #23 on: 03-14-2002 16:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 No doubt that if Futurama continued then a future episode title would probably be a parody of it.

Sounds like a patented Farnsworth misadventure already.  big grin
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« Reply #24 on: 03-14-2002 16:47 »
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Attack of the Cloned
Farnsworth is hypnotized so that whenever he thinks about Cubert, he goes into a murderous rage.

Sack of the Clone
Cubert makes himself just a bit too annoying, resulting in his brutal death at the hands of the crew.

Packing the Clone
The crew repeatedly tries to "deliver" Cubert to the planet Abu Dali 9.
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« Reply #25 on: 03-14-2002 16:55 »

That is great stuff Nixorbo laff
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #26 on: 03-14-2002 17:23 »

During the course of my little fanfic-in-progress ("Dr. Froidberg, or How I Learned To Stop Freaking Out And Love My Worms&quot wink one of the characters winds up with a secret duplicate, which, in the next planned story ("The 666th Day&quot wink, leads to a little clone war of its own. I'm actually starting to like catfights. 

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Kryten

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« Reply #27 on: 03-14-2002 17:41 »

Um... you mean there are men who DON'T like catfights?
Torquemada

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« Reply #28 on: 03-14-2002 21:21 »

Catfights? Where? Is there jelly involved?
*looks around excitedly*
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #29 on: 03-14-2002 22:18 »

I don't wanna give too much away--again--or get this topic off track--again. I'm working on it.

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« Reply #30 on: 03-14-2002 23:17 »

you know, they purposely called it "Attack Of The Clones", it's a throwback to the bad B-movies that inspired it
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #31 on: 03-14-2002 23:50 »

Sure, and "Phantom Menace" sounded awful at first too, for the same reason--but most of us have come to accept it, and even like it. Other words don't fit as well--for example, "Assault of the Clones" sounds far worse--and you really don't want to put "Wars" in the title twice, right? So "The Clone Wars," while probably the best option, is esthetically NOT an option...

We'll get over it, but "Attack of the..." just evokes too many truly bad "B" movies ("...Mushroom People," "...Giant Leeches," etc.), so I think most of us wish for a better alternative. We've learned to live with "A New Hope" (blah), we'll learn to live with this.

It's only a movie, he said, as the fanboys brought him down with their plastic lightsabers and Ewok axes...
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« Reply #32 on: 03-15-2002 00:27 »

Did I hear correctly?  Did the members of N'Sync have walk-on roles in this film only to be edited out due to focus-group rejection?
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« Reply #33 on: 03-15-2002 00:49 »

ALL RIGHT! YES!!!!!!
Kryten

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« Reply #34 on: 03-15-2002 01:41 »

 
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Did I hear correctly?  Did the members of N'Sync have walk-on roles in this film only to be edited out due to focus-group rejection?

Yeah... they were supposed to show up for two seconds, then die horribly. Really. I'm serious.
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« Reply #35 on: 03-15-2002 08:29 »

YAY!  No N'Suck!
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« Reply #36 on: 03-15-2002 09:37 »

Who got the role for Vader (or soon to be vader)?  I heard talk of Leonardo Dicapitated getting it, but that would really REALLY make me not want to see it.....  In fact I'm glad N'Stink didn't get it, because if they had, that too would completly ruin Star Wars...............
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« Reply #37 on: 03-15-2002 14:11 »

I don't get why N'Stink are so huge in the US, I don't think thay have ever had a number 1 in the UK, Pestlife are the problem here. I hate the way that N'Stink manage to get on almost everything that's good and ruin it, such as The Simpsons.
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« Reply #38 on: 03-15-2002 14:15 »

I know, but try telling your sister and cousins that they suck!  And then try telling them that in 5-10 years no one will even remember them!!!  ITS THE MOST ANNOYING CRAP EVER >: (
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« Reply #39 on: 03-15-2002 14:16 »

I'm sure if they were in it I wouldn't notice, I know nothing about them except that most people seem to think they suck.
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