View Full Version : Part 9: Bucket Head
01-25-2002, 03:57 AM
The Official Site has posted Making of Episode II: Bucket Head. Itís all about the universeís favorite Bounty Hunter and his Father. Great stuff with loads of new shots from the set. Give it a look and let us know what you think...
01-25-2002, 05:17 PM
TheForce.net has all the cool still shots for everyone to enjoy and more features are poping up all over the place, stay tuned for more info...
01-25-2002, 07:58 PM
I managed to see the first half before my ISP bumped me off. I haven't retried downloading as I won't be able to save tomy hard drive anyway.
A couple of things: Ricky boy McCallum is the most patronising *insert expletive of choice here* and why they keep putting him into these documentaries is beyond me. I'm one fan who isn't bothered about Boba Fetts backstory. I don't care who he is or where he came from so i see no need to shoehorn him into this movie. I was happy that he was just a bounty hunter who got lucky. the way things ended up in the original version of the OT. I'm not being purist here just stating that I liked the way he was used where needed and that was it. His following is mystifying to me considering he did little to earn such a following. Much the same as A. Sing in TPM.
That Ricky boy suggests all fans have been crying out for Fett is just arrogant hogwash for the fact Lucas and co. thought it might be kinda cute to have baby Fett around to attract younger kids to the movie. Same as having Jake LLoyd be Anakin instead of a twelve year old who could act as originally planned.
Secondly, talk about product placement. All those officially licensed books they kept showing. And having daniel Logan sitting there like a performing seal reading the DK visual dictionary was sickening. Lucas talking to him like he was four years old was equally sickening. Lucas really has no clue at all how to speak to anyone.bad inter-personal skills.
Temeura Morrison came over as some builder who just strayed into the building and got signed up to play Jango because he fitted the costume. "Just gotta use our imaginations" Yes Temeura, that's called acting. perhaps you've heard of that? It's what qualified actors do to earn an honest crust. When we can get a job that isn't taken from under our noses by odd job handymen.
And the costume is wrong. It's a close facsimile but still wrong. Not enough detail, details botched. A half arsed attempt at copying the original and it shows.
I thought Lucas didn't want any thing revealing about Kamino and the last two segments of documentary have shown us everything but they film scenes themselves practically. starwars.com is a spoiler toilet, they have flushed this movie down the toilet by revealing too much. Hardly anything about this movie has escaped being shown at the official site. Every time someone touts a rumour you can guarantee that the official site follows it up by confirming it a few days later. I fully expect to see all the Kaminoans show up there in a databank entry after a certain site posted pics of Lama Su and Taun We. Nothing surprises me these days which is the point of this rant really.
Why couldn't the official site just keep shtum? I like rumours and speculation, postulation. I don't like getting it all revealed and confirming the rumours outright. Hints and clues are good but giving the bloody game away outright is just no fun. The rumours and speculation are what keeps me interested. Now that I've seen all the pictures and read the reports and downloaded all the documentaries I have nothing to look forward to except the gap filling. I find my interest waning. As of this moment I think I can't be bothered with any of it anymore. I feel like I want to go find some other area of interest. And this is sad. I've been a fan since 1978 and followed as best as I could all the ups and downs of the star wars franchise. This is an all time low as far as I'm concerned. Lucas has sold out to commercialism in the biggest fattest worst possible way and the films are as much about toy and merchandise tie ins as they are about furthering his ego. The fims of the prequel trilogy will stand as a testament to one upmanship in years to come. They won't have anything like the same following as the original trilogy because they are just showcases for technology and special effects.
I'm not writing this to invite comment, just to record my disenchantment right now. George Lucas should not have come back to the star wars saga. When he left he was the masternow he is just the fool who followed the fool. he should have listened to Owen and not gotten involved......
01-25-2002, 09:05 PM
Hey, just thought y'all would like to know that Fox News just showed a quick "blurp" talking about the Jango Fett video thing at StarWars.com. Didn't show much and was only like 20 seconds long but I thought it was pretty cool that the official introduction of a new Fett gets its time on Fox News.
Sorry to hear your displeasure EJ...
01-25-2002, 09:18 PM
Cheers to that, Emp. Jargo.
I don't feel bad for Lucas. As a sideline writer, I've taken great steps to smooth my plotlines, create my own designs, and take great care with my work. I don't have an entire crew as an extension of my brain.
I'll enjoy the movie, like I did TPM. But those three sealed videotapes in the living room, the original versions of the OT, those are all that matter in the end. The prequels and the EU are just ways of cashing in on sentimentalism. Compared to ANH and TSEB, they're extra junk.
I stumbled upon the attached document somewhere in the web. I don't know if it's real or not, but the third paragraph is a strong testament to the prequels. TPM failed in this area, and if AOTC follows the same path, I don't know if I will care where the story is going.....
01-26-2002, 01:32 PM
A prequel is still a sequel. As has been proven time and time again, the longer a movie series goes on, the worse it gets.
The first movie in a series is about the money it will generate AND to get out an original idea. Everything thereafter is purely for the money.
01-28-2002, 05:01 PM
The Amityville Horror 2, 3...
Die Hard 3
Alien 3, Alien 4
some movies didn't even need to get past the SECOND film!!!
exception... the INDY JONES films... LOVED the third one!!!
Notice... no "Schindler's Other List", "Apocalypse Later", "Saving Private Ryan's Brother", "More Gump", "Flashdance II"... huh? Oh... that's different... Never mind. :crazed:
01-28-2002, 06:38 PM
Yeah. There are definitely exceptions to the rule, but never enough to remove the sequel/prequel curse.
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