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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds like something a cross guard would be good for. :p
     
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    1. yes this scene is great because of drama emotion and stuff
    2. yes luke's attack sucked
    3. Probably Vader would have not sliced him in half regardless because he didn't really want to kill him, but yes he could have
    4. it's a movie, fencing in movies generally is not believable or historically accurate if know even a tiny bit about fencing
    5. You must be fun to watch movies with :lurk:


    anyway in movie they never even try to hit each other and that's the most annoying thing especially in prequels
    but yeah movies are movies and most likely we will not see Kylo Ren using these techniques with his
    awesome sword;

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    but more of this:

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  4. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, while I only briefly skimmed it and would recommend anyone wanting to avoid spoilers to stay away. A large chunk of that is likely legit or in the least close enough. The owner of that site, Jason Ward, comes across as a bit of a moron but they have managed to get leaks right in the past. They have also posted things that turned out to be blatantly false, been caught editing old articles to match up with newly released info and been banned from at least one web forum for having a meltdown when the community questioned their info.
     
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    When I was a teenager and then later when I lived in Japan I dabbled in kendo and iaido. In kendo, at least, it's a scorable hit if you strike your opponent's hands. Many moves are designed to slap your opponent's sword to the side simply so you can strike the back of the hand/wrist. It always struck me as eminently practical in a real swordfight.
     
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    Yes! Love that scene from "S.P.L."!
     
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    Or maybe it was just really damn hard to track a lightsaber at high speeds with 1970s technology
     
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    That Zatoichi Challenged scene was awesome.
     
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    As an expert LARPer, the the swordfighting in that asian clip is bogus. This is somewhat realistic:

     
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    Thank goodness for that. I have no doubt that scene was meticulously choreographed and rehearsed, but it was hokey, unconvincing, and irritating to watch.
     
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    It's from an old Polish movie, it's a part of culture now each holiday its on tv :)
    Movie is about how back in the day Swedes invaded us and almost conquered, you know before they turned into a bunch of cucks
     
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    A thousand Swedes ran out of the weeds, chased by one Norwegian.
     
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    Potop?
     
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    Less then a week to go guys. :slayer:


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    Meh. Caring less and less. BB-88 looks like shit, and I expect it will occupy half the screen time. Gotta sell those toys. Why the fuck would this series need more droids? Fucking garbage.
     
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    I haven't bought my tickets for the new one yet, but I will.
    In the meantime, I watched A New Hope and part of ESB over thanksgiving and just forced myself to watch a three hour fan edit of I-III to make sure I was caught up on basic plot points - the dialog in Ep. III is scary awful. If Abrams does a good job with VII it might be a good idea to go back and remake I-III so there is a decent version of the back story and Lucas's versions could then be trashed. There is a decent story to be told about the fall of the Republic, the rise of Palpatine and the turning of Annakin Skywalker. It is a pity it hasn't been done yet.
     
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    But it's a slight variation on something that's already been done better. Isn't that what you want???
     

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