Started by Doc, July 29, 2006, 11:13:57 pm
QuoteBTW the 35 mm film cleaning projects 4K77, 4K83 and now finally 4K80 were done in February this year so we now finally have complete high quality digital versions of the untouched classic versions of the movie that Lucas Arts tried to erase from history.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmWow, this is probably the Episode we differ the most in opinion.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmThe Jabba the Hutt atmosphere was great, as well as Jabba himself. I read some people would've preferred a human Jabba, but I'd beg to differ. Wasn't he based on Marlo Brando anyway?
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmIn fact, the Jabba part was so great I think it outdid the Empire as a threat. I felt like Empire Strikes Back was the only Star Wars where they were scary. In New Hope, only Vader felt like the only imposing threat.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmQuote from: undefinedlightsaber fightsYou mean lightsaber fight (singular)? The battle barge was a monstrosity. There should have been more collateral damage than just Luke's fake hand. Han Solo should have gotten burnt by Boba Fett's jetpack. Lando should have fallen into the Sarlac.
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Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmI have an issue with Luke's training (not only here, but in Empire Strikes back as well): when and with whom did he do his training with in between films? Obi Wan died in Star Wars and barely taught Luke, so when did he learn how to force grab his objects (in the Wampa's Lair)? If Luke had been training with Yoda after Empire Strikes Back, he would've asked him about his father then, not now when Yoda was dying. He also asked Obi Wan why he didn't tell him, indicating he hasn't seen Obi Wan since.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmI don't know why the Speeder Bike scene doesn't do it for me. Maybe the Battle of Hoth scene was so great, that it didn't match it for me.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmThe Ewoks, I felt, were utilized improperly. They're small. They're weaker. But they're cunning and they know the land. It would've been nice to see stormtroopers walking into traps just like the rebel team did. Or some snake pits (or whatever they had) hidden by forest debris. They were cute, but they should've been scary like the Vietcong. Apparently they had swamps. Could you imagine imperial walkers / troops falling into these and getting mauled?
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmThe fleet ambush makes sense I guess. It just would've been cooler to see the imperial ships emerge (from Star Destroyers? From the Death Star? Hyperspace in? Were cloaking devices a thing?) instead of suddenly appearing in a cut.
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmAs for the emperor leaking the shield generator location: this entire film is essentially rehashing elements from New Hope before The Force Awakens did:• the Death Star Plans getting into the hands of the Rebels = shield generator leak (also letting the Millennium Falcon escape)• C3PO and R2 walking alone on Tattooine• Jabba Hutt scene = Mos Eisley cantina• Sarlacc = Mynok cave (no, wait, that was Empire Strikes Back )• Death Star• Emperor Palpatine = Grand Moff Tarkin (but better!)• Rebel Fleet space climax• Death Star 'splodes
Quote from: Jedi Master Baiter on July 10, 2022, 07:12:22 pmOf course, the Empire isn't defeated at the end yet. And apparently the special edition has additional scenes, including Coruscant, which I don't think I've seen yet. I'm not sure if this makes the ending better or wonkier?