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FishyJoe

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« Reply #200 on: 05-13-2002 13:25 »

Only a few more days. I am looking forward to this nerdy outing.

The internet fan reviews I've seen so far have been really positive, but mainstream critics haven't followed suit. Even Ebert gave it a thumbs down... cry (but it was funny as hell watching two grown men like Ebert and Roeper argue over whether or not Yoda should use a lightsaber)

But I'm still sure it will rock. A friend of a friend downloaded the bootleg and had some people watch it...they all loved it, even though it's on a crappy small monitor.
Kryten

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« Reply #201 on: 05-13-2002 13:53 »

It doesn't matter if it's good or bad... EVERY SINGLE INTERNET GEEK WILL BE THERE.
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« Reply #202 on: 05-13-2002 23:43 »
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Let me put it this way - my ticket for 9pm thursday is in my wallet as we speak.
Kryten

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« Reply #203 on: 05-14-2002 00:41 »

I've already made plans for this weekend. Can't see it opening night, though... it's Shavuos.
Ben

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« Reply #204 on: 05-14-2002 01:52 »

32 hours...
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #205 on: 05-14-2002 06:48 »

32 hours till what? 32 hours until there is another day to go? 32 hours until your mom catches fire? WHAT?
Delta-V

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« Reply #206 on: 05-14-2002 07:53 »

I've got tickets for 3pm Thursday.  The wife and I and some friends are going to skip out of work early.  The Wednesday midnight showing was already sold out two weeks ago!
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« Reply #207 on: 05-14-2002 08:12 »
« Last Edit on: 05-17-2002 00:00 by Nixorbo »

So this is why I'm horizontally scrolling
i had pretty much the same reaction when i first saw a picture of Yoda with a lighsaber
25 hrs left...
VelourFog

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« Reply #208 on: 05-14-2002 08:27 »

My roomate one upped me. He's seeing it wed. at midnight and he's not even half as geeky as I am.


Ben

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« Reply #209 on: 05-14-2002 08:51 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
32 hours till what? 32 hours until there is another day to go? 32 hours until your mom catches fire? WHAT?

32 hours til I see the midnight premiere of Star Wars Episode 2.

25 hours now...
FishyJoe

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« Reply #210 on: 05-14-2002 14:36 »

Is there just one person doing EVERY internet comic strip? I swear I've seen about a million comics that are drawn exactly like that one.

I'm not going to the fancy midnight showing, but I am gonna see the movie twice on opening day(once with my nerdy family, and then again with my nerdy friends). Sexxy.
Ben

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« Reply #211 on: 05-14-2002 21:20 »

I think Flash caters more for a certain type of drawing style. That's my guess, anyway. I'm probably wrong, but, um, yeah. Screw you all.

12 hours...
VelourFog

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« Reply #212 on: 05-14-2002 21:38 »

I'm seeing it 2x thursday too
my teacher today (1st day of class) announced that we wouldn't have class and would instead meet at the theater.  then I drive about 2 hours home to see it again

cellery

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« Reply #213 on: 05-14-2002 21:48 »

"Watching Episode II opening night cellery is."

Torquemada

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« Reply #214 on: 05-14-2002 21:50 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2002 21:50 »

/me rubs his trousers in anticipation
Heheh, we watched all four episodes back to back the other day as a build up to this.
I am not watching it until Friday, we left it to late to get tickets on the opening night.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I can't wait much longer.
Yoda's lightsaber is green not purple? oooh...
cellery

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« Reply #215 on: 05-14-2002 21:56 »

Mace Windu's is purple, it looks awesome in the trailers. I'm looking forward to Yoda doing his thing!   smile
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #216 on: 05-14-2002 22:02 »

I will problely see it on video and most movies 70% that come out anymore are crapy,brain less and unfunny. I'm in any big hurry to see the movie!
Torquemada

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« Reply #217 on: 05-14-2002 22:08 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2002 22:08 »

Being such a nerd that I am, I know that purple lightsabers are 'different'. Blue and green sabers are made with Adegan crystals that are mined from natural resources. The red sabers of the Sith are generally made using synthetic crystals. The purple ones are (as far as I can make out from the trailers) known as electrum lightsabers. Electrum (in the real world) is an alloy of gold and silver with traces of other metals, so who knows what is going on there.
cellery

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« Reply #218 on: 05-14-2002 22:19 »

When reading up on the purple lightsaber, I found this interesting article, apparently Mace Windu has the only purple lightsaber in the SW universe.

 
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Samuel L. Jackson shocked George Lucas on the set of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones by demanding a purple shaft for his lightsaber. In an extraordinary break from tradition, the Pulp Fiction actor demanded a color that would set his character Mace Windu apart from the normal 'red for bad' and 'blue for good' system. Jackson explains, "George was like, 'Let me think about it'. Every now and then I'd say to him, 'So did you think about it?' He'd be all, 'Hmmm, well...er...' "Then when we went back to do some shots in London he said, 'Hey, take a look at this.' He pulled up some footage and my lightsaber comes up purple. "I was like, 'Is this just for this or is it going to be like that in the movie?' He goes, 'No, you got it.'"
www.dtheatre.com/read.php?sid=1754
Torquemada

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« Reply #219 on: 05-14-2002 22:38 »

But how are they going to explain it to die hard nerds like me.  smile
I thought I saw a poster with Count Dokku having a purple one, but I could have been mistaken.
Maybe it was made using a synthetic crystal but due to the lack of hate in its creation it turned out a different colour.
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There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no death; there is the Force.

FishyJoe

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« Reply #220 on: 05-14-2002 22:53 »

I will point out that Mace's lightsaber handle is gold and silvery...that's why the commercial describes it as being electrum. I don't think it has anything to do with why his blade is purple. Oh well, it looks cool.
Ben

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« Reply #221 on: 05-14-2002 23:32 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2002 23:32 »

I was just down at the mall (renting episode 1 for us to watch tonight before the big premiere) and I had a look at all the toys they've got for sale. I must say, the toy lightsabers for episode 2 are far better than the ones they had for episode 1. Now they hum while the blade still collapses fully into the handle, unlike the stupid ones from before that left 2/3 of the blade sticking out.

10 hours...
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« Reply #222 on: 05-14-2002 23:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
I think Flash caters more for a certain type of drawing style. That's my guess, anyway. I'm probably wrong, but, um, yeah. Screw you all.
you're right, it's something to do with Flash.
Delta-V

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« Reply #223 on: 05-15-2002 09:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Torquemada:
Being such a nerd that I am, I know that purple lightsabers are 'different'. Blue and green sabers are made with Adegan crystals that are mined from natural resources. The red sabers of the Sith are generally made using synthetic crystals. The purple ones are (as far as I can make out from the trailers) known as electrum lightsabers. Electrum (in the real world) is an alloy of gold and silver with traces of other metals, so who knows what is going on there.

Warning, nerd alert!  Nerd alert!   big grin
I've been watching the original trilogy on video all week...Episode I tonight!
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #224 on: 05-15-2002 23:07 »

Episode I sucked but the rest of the trilogy of star wars was great!
Blotto

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« Reply #225 on: 05-15-2002 23:30 »

okay i dont know if i can say all the stuff im going to say so ill put it in a spoiler..
well thats my piece anyway. i certainly found it worth staying up till midnight to catch the flick. and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a superb piece of eye candy. but for those who never saw any of the others, maybe you need to catch up a little, or you may get bored."just ask my girlfriend who fell asleep right before Yoda does his thing"

I have a plan so ingeniuos, my mind would explode if i even began to know what i was talking about!
Ben

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« Reply #226 on: 05-16-2002 00:46 »

Hey Blotto, which cinema number were you in?

OK, let me just make this clear. The Yoda vs. Dooku fight? FUCKING AWESOME! The little guy's like a monkey on acid. Best lightsaber fight ever.

I'll put the rest in spoilers until more people have seen the film.

cellery

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« Reply #227 on: 05-16-2002 01:09 »

Just got back from it-     big grin   eek   big grin

(no spoilers here)

I had a huge grin on my face during parts and think that this is definitely worth the price of admission. Episode I was a lot of setup, this one is packed with action and moves along briskly. I still dislike JarJar, thankfully he's in a lot less of this one but still manages to be lame. I'm heading back to see it again on Monday, the DVD of this will kick ass!
Ben

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« Reply #228 on: 05-16-2002 01:28 »

Yeah, at least now we have a genuine reason to hate Jar Jar, other than his over-bearing annoyingness. We can actually blame everything on him now.
Ricky

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« Reply #229 on: 05-16-2002 06:45 »

I've got my Overpriced Premiere Ticket (around 20 bucks) for the #1 showing at our biggest movie theatre (it is one of only 13 cinemas in Europe using a digital projector which provides an extremely good picture quality, far beyond the ordinary crap-projectors. I think the digital system, along with the THX sound thingy, will do Star Wars II full justice. Only 5 hours and 45 minutes now, and it's showtime  big grin
Blotto

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« Reply #230 on: 05-16-2002 08:56 »

As an extra note i must say that one element in the effects department that definietly deserves mention is the city design.. continuassly integrating billboard upon billboard with pseudo 3d holigram add was amazing. compositiors and layout artists must have worked a hell of a lot harder in this film to bridge the gaps. shear brilliance. Oh and Ben,  I saw it midnnight at Metro Cinema Burnie"Tas" it was the first in the state and was shown the same time as the rest of Aussie, either way it was a sweet night out. alot of peop's got  gold passes to the cinema for dressing up.
Ben

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« Reply #231 on: 05-16-2002 09:03 »
« Last Edit on: 05-16-2002 09:03 »

Cool. I've been to Burnie.

I had some stupid preconception that you lived in Sydney. I don't know why I thought that.

EDIT: Now that I've looked at your profile, I feel like a complete idiot.  big grin
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« Reply #232 on: 05-16-2002 09:56 »

I went to the midnight show, without hearing a single preview or review. 

Now for my review:  A bunch of stuff happens the first two hours, and then Yoda brandishes a lightsaber.  Best.  Movie.  Ever.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #233 on: 05-16-2002 10:06 »

I've heard really good things about the film and I heard that Yoda kicks serious ass with a light saber  smile
Just Chris

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« Reply #234 on: 05-16-2002 12:44 »

Yeah, although he only showed up for 20 minutes, I heard his scenes were good. Mixed reviews appeared in yesterday's paper, but I still might see it.
Ricky

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« Reply #235 on: 05-16-2002 16:06 »

Yup, Yoda does kick serious ass with his light saber. Not the best movie of the Star Wars quintology (is this the proper word for five movies, Edel?), but waaaay better than Phantom Menace.

Funny amateur short-movie before it all started though  smile
It was about the sad and frustrated stormtrooper George, living in a crappy apartment here in Bergen. He's unemployed and doesn't feel he fits in anywhere in society... He checks every day for stormtrooper job openings, but never finds one. Best short-movie ever  big grin
FishyJoe

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« Reply #236 on: 05-16-2002 16:47 »

I just got back from seeing the movie...I have to gear up for my second showing soon, but I thought I'd pop in and give my initial impression:

Sexy! Oh my god, so sexy. I love this movie. I'll admit, I'm on a huge Star Wars rush which is probably preventing me from critiquing it like a normal movie...but as of right now, I have no complaints. Even the love story worked. That Hayden guy was great as Anakin, Padme was fine, too. Seeing Jar Jar again made me laugh, but only because I knew he wouldn't be there for long.

Actually I guess I do have a few small complaints, but they come from being a spoiler-reading jackass. There were quite a few good scenes that were cut...some of Palpatine and Dooku's greatest lines didn't make it into the movie. Also a lot of the political dialogue wasn't there...I know that would have bored most of the audience, but I like that aspect of the story. And the Kamino scenes were so awesome...I wish they would have been longer.

Then again, I'm happy about most of the scenes that got cut. There was a whole tangent with meeting Padme's family...some interesting ideas in those scenes, but they are so slow. They would have stopped the movie dead in its tracks. As it is, the movie always keeps moving--classic Star Wars.

The Yoda fight is a little overrated in my opinion. He jumped around a little too much for my liking. I mean, it was still cool, but people act like it's the only thing that saves this movie--it's not. The movie stands on its own...starting out sexfully enough, and ending even more sexfull.

So yeah...the comedy worked(it's good to see 3PO back), the drama worked, the action always works. And I don't know what Roger Ebert is on...the "film" looked wonderful. I am 100% certain that if he didn't know Lucas shot this on digital film, he wouldn't have noticed a damn thing.

I give the movie a gillion stars*(out of a gillion and one).

*Real rating will come after I calm down a little
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« Reply #237 on: 05-16-2002 22:05 »

Yea this was a sweet movie, I saw it at midnight on thursday, and people were in line at like 6am.  I got there at 9pm and was at the back of the line.  Oh well it was worth the wait.  I thought that it started off a little slow and then picked up.  The last 2/3s of the movie are VERY entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat even though it was 1 or 2 am.  Good movie EVERYONE shoud go see it!!!
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« Reply #238 on: 05-17-2002 00:45 »

I just saw it, it is better then RotJ and TPM, but not as good as ANH and ESB.

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« Reply #239 on: 05-17-2002 01:55 »

Dear lord, they managed to validate Jar Jar's mere existence.  A movie like that HAS to be good.

And Yoda owns you all.  I've been waiting since ESB to see him kick some serious ass.  I think I have a new favorite lightsaber fight.

I agree that the dialogue tended to be chunky, especially when Anakin was involved.  Come to think of it, Natalie Portman was guilty of said crime as well.  Oh well, she's hot and stuff.  Of course, the worst line belonged to Sammy L.  I'm sure this party was indeed over.  Ewan MacGregor is a terrific Obi-wan, better than Walter Matthau, and would make Sir Alec Guinness proud.  Truth be told, I was waiting for Christopher Lee to say something along the lines of "The Dark Side sees all."  That's two movies in a row he's played an evil traitor.  Comic relief came in the form of R2 and 3PO, who are so much better than Jar Jar.
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