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post #541 of 689
Maybe Ridley was onto something...."every King has his reign and then he dies..."
post #542 of 689
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I'm not sure - it has a lot more plot holes than SW 1 - 3 and just as bad of a cast...
To be clear, I am saying that the situation is analogous. The unlimited budget and stroked ego, which resulted from the truly great The Matrix, led to The Matrix Reloaded, which was a leaden film (despite all the action).
post #543 of 689
Funny enough - I think the best sequels of all time were Aliens and Empire Strikes Back...
post #544 of 689
Terminator 2 was also really well done.

In regards to the prequels, I can't watch them anymore. Even the third one which is widely considered the best. I'm a huge fan of the original Star Wars films too. I could see myself sitting down and re-watching Prometheus. More so if it's a good directors cut.
post #545 of 689
I'm trying really hard here, to bite my lip, but you, guys, are being just as subjective, as I am. I don't quite know what you, guys, think good acting is. Admittedly, Michael Fassbender was the best cast member in this film, but there were by no means bad actors in the film. I'm actually starting, to think this is just some hipster-cool thing: Denying something is good.
post #546 of 689
I, actually, thought Star Wars: Episode I was pretty decent. Another great example of a bunch of over-caffeinated nerds who can't see something, as it is--good--because it doesn't fit ideally into their expectation. I find that really sad/immature/stupid, when people pan something good, because it wasn't what they wanted.
post #547 of 689
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I, actually, thought Star Wars: Episode I was pretty decent.


You had me with you in this thread till this post. confused.gif
post #548 of 689
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You had me with you in this thread till this post. confused.gif

Read my edited post.

Don't get me wrong, Star Wars: Episode IV and V are on my 100 Greatest Films of All Time list, and Episode I isn't, but it's still a good film. Frankly, people who say otherwise are, either, a. disappointed and stubbornly ignorant, or b. don't know what makes a good film. Neither is a problem, but both should be admissible.
post #549 of 689
Yeah, I am going to have to disagree with you on that. Even separating myself from the films heritage, I find little in it that I enjoyed. I'm not even one of those geeks who went gaga over the Darth Maul fight at the end and that was the only part of the film worth watching.
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The Matrix => The Matrix Reloaded

excellent example, what an epic destruction of a potential franchise.
post #551 of 689
btw, best sequels ever - toy story 2 & 3.

the dark night franchise did well too. lets hope 3 doesnt ruin it.
post #552 of 689
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excellent example, what an epic destruction of a potential franchise.

Fixed bro.
post #553 of 689
Star Wars was great because it implied a whole world and history without trying to explain it - it left room for viewers' imaginations to fill in all the blanks (especially good for kids as most of us were when we first saw it). Science fiction and fantasy does this all the time - it's an easy way of seeming profound. Prequels are often therefore disappointing because they explain all the backstory, closing down the space previously inhabited by whatever you'd imagined. It's much more fun thinking of Jedis as some mysterious ancient underground cult than as some smug gubernatorial committee. Plus there's also the nagging feeling that lazy rich producers are just trying to gouge some more money out of their fans by raping their childhoods.

On this score I think Prometheus did ok precisely because it didn't actually explain much. The script was still pretty crappy though.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yeah, I am going to have to disagree with you on that. Even separating myself from the films heritage, I find little in it that I enjoyed. I'm not even one of those geeks who went gaga over the Darth Maul fight at the end and that was the only part of the film worth watching.

+1, I really find the only worthwhile thing in the movie is Liam Neeson and his fight scenes with Maul are definitely the highlight. I actually think this is the best of the three prequels though.


I think most of the actors in Promethesus are good, particularly Fassbender.
post #555 of 689
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

Read my edited post.
Don't get me wrong, Star Wars: Episode IV and V are on my 100 Greatest Films of All Time list, and Episode I isn't, but it's still a good film. Frankly, people who say otherwise are, either, a. disappointed and stubbornly ignorant, or b. don't know what makes a good film. Neither is a problem, but both should be admissible.
You don't have to be a geeked out SW fan boy to think that Jar Jar Binks is the worst character in a film, ever, Natalie Portman was a robot and Liam Neeson's beard looked like something out of a 6th grade Moses play.
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