There's not much point in calling it a spoiler as most places are just putting "Chewbacca In Episode III" right in the link to the story. I know 411wrestling did, even though a few months ago, they had a "Major Episode III Spoiler" that turned out to be akin to "Anakin fights Obi-Wan and becomes Darth Vader".
Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastardThere's not much point in calling it a spoiler as most places are just putting "Chewbacca In Episode III" right in the link to the story. I know 411wrestling did, even though a few months ago, they had a "Major Episode III Spoiler" that turned out to be akin to "Anakin fights Obi-Wan and becomes Darth Vader".
We're not "most places." ;-)
(I changed the subject from "CHEWBACCA!" Better safe than sorry...)
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Actually, I titled the thread "Chewbacca!" One of the mighty Zims must've changed it, so my dumb ass wouldn't spoil the fun for any Star Wars fans who don't want to read spoilers. Thanks for compensating for my Polish brain, gents.
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It will be interesting to see how they go with the Chewie cameo. They could have him being Kashykk when the Republic now turned Empire invades. He could be in chains and stuff while a young cadet by the name of Solo frees him, Han was in his thirties and its only twenty years before A New Hope. A possibality, but may hold some ground since the only cannon on Han/Chewie is that Han rescued him from the Imperials when Han was with them. Or at least I think thats cannnon.
The other possibilties is him just in a shot or two and then we move on. Another idea is that he knows Obi-wan since in A New Hope, Obi goes straight towards Chewie in the Cantina whether Obi just has a natural trust of wookies or what, but that could give reason behind that scene. As much as the fanboys bitch, Episode II cleared up a lot of stuff and since Lucas has stated Episode III is going to be really dark, I think this one is the one were stuff starts to click.
A Fan- No, it will be shown in every theater across the country at midnight on Friday, the only thing that needs to go to DVD is the Classic Trilogy.
I think this one is the one were stuff starts to click.
Yeah, well, too bad Lucas couldn't have done this in the PREVIOUS TWO MOVIES.
Though Episode II was okay, I must admit. Episode I pretty much sucked besides the Darth Maul fight and Greg Proops as the human voice of the two-headed race announcer.
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Wow, cant wait til George Lucas gives us yet another 3-hour toy commercial!!!!!
The best news about this is that this will mean THE END of this pathetic greed-laden trilogy debacle. Some would say Lucas' comeback is like seeing Jordan play for the Wizards. I'd say its more like seeing Wade Boggs playing for the Devil Rays.
As usual, "The Simpsons" hits the nail on the head. They had an episode where Lenny and Carl are swingin glowing nuclear rods(light sabres) at each other:
Lenny: "I said, Attack of the Clones sucked more!" Carl: "No! I say Phantom Menace was worse!"
As one who reads the novels (I own most of them), I found both movies were quite good, although I would have enjoyed more working in of some of the characters (like Tarkin, who after reading Rogue Planet I had high hopes of being in Episode II).
Of course, they can put in just ONE character, and I'd be there to see it in theatres twice over and buy it on video/dvd. The man, the myth, the legend....
I've been theorizing for years that the reason it took sixteen years to get from "Return of the Jedi" to "The Phantom Menace" was that George Lucas teally only had an idea for "Episode III" and Anakin's "heel turn", and was kinding filling out the rest as he went along. And, as much as I've enjoyed the prequels thusfar, they have fit into my theory.
Still, this is the stuff Lucas has been thinking about. This is the stuff he wanted to make. I have high hopes.
(You know, Lucas keeps talking about how dark this next chapter's going to be, like he feels like he has to prepare us for something, even though everyone knows that all the Jedi except Obi-Wan and Yoda are killed (and even Yoda is exiled) and most people tend to assume that Natalie Portman's a goner, too. He even keeps saying that he doesn't know how it's not going to get a PG-13 rating. I had no idea what he was so damned worried about and wrote it off as hype until I was rewatching Episode II the other day and saw this scene again.
I hate to break it to people, but Episode I should have clicked with a few things like how Anakin got to be a Jedi and who was Luke/Leias Mom. As far as I am corncerned the first chapter shouldn't explain everything, hell it explained the ten percent it needed to explain. I too could have done without the medichorlines and Jar Jar. Yet, Lucas gave us a real storyline reason to hate Jar Jar and there was no mention of medichorlines at all in Episode II.
As for Simpsons taking pot shots at stuff, shit they haven't been original in five years. Fox is just putting them on to break the record. A sad cause, this show should be put to pasture when Family Guy came out. South Park has surpassed them since Day 1.
Originally posted by A Fan I too could have done without the medichorlines
i was there opening night and EVERYONE let a groan in disgust at the "virgin birth" of little ani.
i've heard rumors of lucas doing another special edition of episode 4 and inserting shots of the episode 3 survivors getting killed when the death star destroys alderan (like padme if she lives and Jar-Jar).
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Originally posted by rikidozani've heard rumors of lucas doing another special edition of episode 4 and inserting shots of the episode 3 survivors getting killed when the death star destroys alderan (like padme if she lives and Jar-Jar).
I hope you're not taking that rumor seriously. It probably came from a interview with Samuel L. Jackson that was printed in Maxim. He mentioned that Lucas joked that he wondered if he could go back and put in a little picture of him getting blown up. Crazy how these rumors get blown out of hand.
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I wasn't a huge fan of Phantom Menace but it did entertain me. The plot lends itself well to giving off that feeling of a whistful "simpler time" which Yoda and Ben seem to be longing for in Episodes 1-3. Episode 2 was much better because it was more adult and more "Oh!" worthy, as things from the Original Trilogy started to fall into place (Stormtroopers as clones, Sidious' subtle manipulation of Vader and everbody else, the formation of the Empire). That one thing really gets me. Palpatine is such a badass in getting everybody else to take the fall for him and make him look like a saint in the process. It's fantasticly written.
The theory that midiclorians were just Qui-Gonn's lame brained hypothesis (given that it seems like he and the Council rarely saw eye to eye on much of anything) looks to have some degree of credence. Perhaps they are drawn to Force centers, but aren't the cause of the Force, for example. I don't know. The Virgin Birth thing was still a bit much, but I don't think it ruined an otherwise fun little movie.
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The major problem I had with the whole "midichlorian" bit is that it made the Force seem a little cheap. I liked the idea of something quasi-mystical, larger-than-life, and decidedly NON-technological mixed in with a futuristic story... and then it turns out the Jedi are basically the X-men in robes. Plus, he totally ripped the idea off of Parasite Eve. Squaresoft should've sued his ass.
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