View Poll Results: Presently, how do you think you'll feel about Episode 3?

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  • I think it will be my favorite SW movie!

    85 14.83%
  • I think it will be better than some of the Star Wars movies.

    208 36.30%
  • I think it will be on par with the rest of the prequel movies.

    178 31.06%
  • Things I've seen or heard make it sound awful already.

    47 8.20%
  • Undecided or I've heard nothing about it yet.

    55 9.60%
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  1. #11
    Maybe he is get the special effects and combat out of his system with the Clone Wars cartoons (I know some ppl hate fodder that relates to EU but oh well) but I hope he can balance the midpoint of the story arc with special effects without HAMSCREWING it up.

    I think he is so sensitive to telling the story that there will be reshoots until the last 3 months before the movie comes out in 2005 (along with the Transformers movie that Hasbro has sanctioned).

    I get this from the Autograph my wife got from Peter Mayhew (Chicago Comic Con) and he stated that he is going to Austraila in March of 2004 for filming his scene. What are they going to do with him...copy and paste him on screen 100 times over (like Agent Smith in Matrix Reloaded) for the movies?
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  3. #13
    I think it will be my favorite SW movie. The only thing that bothers me (from what I heard) about it is..........well, I can't say, this is a no spoilers thread!!
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    I think it's going to be positively awesome. I loved both of the prequels (I think that makes me 1 of 35 people who loved both of them ) and i think that Episode III is going to be comparable to ESB in its dark tone and storytelling. So much is supposed to happen and from what i've read it's going to be pretty exciting.
    I must say that a solemn tear will fall when the movie ends and the screen cuts to that vacant shot of space and the words "DIRECTED BY GEORGE LUCAS" come up. For it will be a hella depressing film due to its content and the fact that's it's the last SW ever.
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  5. #15
    I adore the prequels - I think it comes from the fact that we've seen so much more of the star wars galaxy.

    I've so far avoided all spoilers, so am incredibly excited about EpIII - definitely the potential to be the best star wars film.

  6. #16
    I am sure I will enjoy Episode III. I liked the other five movies, so why should this one be any different? I guess I was one of the few that thought Episode I was great. I liked it better than Episode II. Maybe the prequels don't compare to the original trilogy, but with all those years for people to build the movies up in their minds, it is understandable that many people would be disappointed. On the other hand, I didn't know what to expect. I was just a fan who wanted to know what happened to make things the way they are in Episode IV. After 16 years, we finally got a new Star Wars movie, and I thought it was a great way to start the saga.

    I was recently rewatching the Bill Moyers "Mythology of Star Wars" interview with George Lucas. If you haven't seen it, I would recommend it. There were also some great editorials on TheForce.Net. I would recommend these as well: Why I Loved Episode I , Episode I is Star Wars, and Why Episode I is Brilliant. There also used to be a great article called "The Case for Jar Jar", but it doesn't seem to be there anymore. I did save a copy of that for anyone who might want to read it. All of these sources do a great job of explaining why these prequels are better than many people give them credit for.

  7. #17
    I don't expect to like it more than AOTC because I really love the main characters (Ani, Padme, Obi) and I don't want to see what's about to come.

    Regarding the details of the movie, there are some unconfirmed spoilers which sound REALLY cool and some unconfirmed spoilers which sound REALLY lame.
    I can't make an honest prediction as to how good or bad it will be because I don't know if what I've heard is true or not (I expect most of it is bogus ).
    However I do really like Hayden, Natalie, Ewan, and much of the rest of the cast so I expect I'll find much to like about the movie. Just not as much as AOTC . . . but I could be wrong.

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeziks22
    There will be a lot more left undone than i had thought before Phantom Menace came out. I thought the Saga would be nearly completeonce these three movies were complete. EI nearly nothing happened (anakin shows up, and the sith are uncovered). EII more happened, but still just the beginning of the clone wars. The cartoons will help stretch that war out (as the books and comics do now). I don't know where EIII will end (will we have twins?)... but there should still be about 20 years in between EIII and EIV... leaves a lot of room for good novels... cartoons or even a tv series...

    I think EIII COULD be the best of the saga, but I doubt it will. I think there will be too many explosions and battles... and not enough head games like the original three (let's torture Leia and blow up her home world and kill Luke's family... then we torture and freeze Han and tell Luke who daddy is... then finally we have the face of of father v. son) EIII has the potential to be the most tragic, and most psychologically disturbing (at least for the characters) of the saga... let's hope it is.
    I agree with Skeezik's hope for E3, however I disagree that the prequels set so little up:

    EPISODE ONE showed how Palpatine manipulated the corporate greed of the Trade Federation to come to power as Supreme Chancellor - and yes, it did show that the Sith were operating behind the scenes, and let Anakin be discovered. That Qui-Gon was involved, and that he was Dooku's apprentice, may yet have deeper meaning. I don't know anything about that, but Lucas should take advantage of all the possibilities it sets up to surprise us with something in E3, with all kinds of answers to new questions that have arisen, including Anakin's dubious birth. But the establishment of his mother as a character who's loss you relate better to, having known her, was also necessary to bring out Anakin's believable rage against the Tuskens, and start him on his path to resenting the Jedi (as was his independent way of trying to excell by himself, leading to his podracing championship as well as his impatience with Obi-Wan). And he met Padme.

    EPISODE TWO really showed how Palpatine manipulated a crisis he created (with Dooku) to get him emergency powers and command of a huge Clone Army. I mean that was one key point. Part of the story had to deal with Obi-Wan's discovery of the army, where they came from, and how Palpatine legally maneuvered to accomplish this. Not to mention that the Rebellion against Palpatine's administration has started with the Separatists, but we've always seen a Rebellion against Palpatine in all but 1 SW movie. Some developments could be logically hypothesized. The other thing E2 did was explode Anakin's attitude with Obi-Wan, based on his need to achieve, and how he turns that into goals of protecting those he loves (his Mom, Padme, and even Obi-Wan who he attempts to rescue), and where he fails he loses control and the ability to emotionally hold himself together: disobeying Obi-Wan's order to stay on Naboo, Mace's order to stay on Tatooine, broken next, and charging Count Dooku, ignoring any inclination of using teamwork against him, because Anakin was mad he got captured in trying to rescue Obi-Wan (who seemed ungrateful) and Padme got caught in the line of fire and then possibly severely injured by falling out of the gunship Dooku had his escorts attack.

    All the character intrigue is actually back, IMO, if Palpatine will be brilliantly revealed in how he manipulated all these things to happen, including Anakin's fall. The other issue in it is what the Jedi Council knows, and Obi-Wan and the other main characters (not on the Council) do not. There seems to be subtle hints with the looks that Mace and Yoda give each other, and the way they react to Palpatine.

    Lucas could really impress us with Episode 3, and I think it will change the way a lot of you look at Episodes 1 and 2, thereafter.
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    I think this movie is going to ROCK! It definitely will be the best of the Prequels and better than one or two of the originals, IMO.

    No secret in saying this that the fight between Obi-wan and Anakin should be amazing.

    (Here's a little theory-not based on any rumors or spoilers-but just a theory)
    During their battle, Obi-wan activates the "slave" device that was refered to in EPI. It can be said that this was never removed just deactivated. Then during the battle it goes off. This would partially explain him being, "more machine than man", now. Regardless if the battle takes place in or around Lava as we've been told for oh these many years. Only the Force is keeping him alive and Palpatine should be the one to recue him. Thereby sealing their relationship and Anakin's hatred towards the Jedi.

    Just a theory I came up with.
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  10. #20


    You can't really say "nothing was set up by the prequels," but I don't blame people for feeling cheated by what has been set up thus far. Yes, we've seen Palpatine manipulating everything and planting the seeds of the Empire, but the larger and more important story here is the fall of Anakin Skywalker. And to me, Lucas has dropped the ball at every turn so far.

    First of all, why does he have to be nine years-old in Episode I? Lucas argues he wanted to show Anakin's inherent goodness, but this could have easily been portrayed through his actions as a young adult the same way Luke's goodness was in A New Hope. Couldn't the prequels have begun with Anakin a young man and already serving as Obi-Wan's apprentice? Couldn't the backstory about his being taken from his mother and possessing a dark side have come out in the dialogue? No, of course not; Lucas couldn't sell as many backpacks and Podracer video games that way.

    So now instead of an appealing hero, we've got a little kid who demonstrates his tremendous potential for using the Force by destroying the Droid Control ship...BY ACCIDENT! "Oops! Uh-Oh! It's on automatic pilot!" You bet it is! At least Luke had to TRY to use the Force. There was trial and error and the sense that Luke was on a difficult journey. Anakin is a bystander to his own destiny.

    And to make matters worse, wasting time in Episode I rushed everything that came after it. Why does it seem like Anakin and Padme fall in love in about 14 minutes? Because Lucas should have introduced their ADULT LOVE—not "Annie's" kiddie crush—in Episode I and had their relationship grow throughout Episode II. Instead it feels forced and they fall in love simply because the story dictates they have to.

    This is why I think Episode III is going to be awful. I grew up imagining how cool the story of Anakin's turn to the Dark Side, his betrayal of Obi-Wan and the extermination of the Jedi would be. Not to mention the Clone Wars, the rise of the Empire, and the birth of the twins. Instead, all that good stuff we've been looking forward to for 20+ years is going to be crammed into one movie and not treated with the time and respect it deserves. Episodes I and II have barely scratched the surface of what could have been a great story, and I highly doubt the final chapter can make up for all the short comings of the preceding matter how much money Lucas spends making it look pretty.


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