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Attack of the clones

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BorkBork, May 15, 2002.

  1. BorkBork

    BorkBork Member


    I just came home from a private pre-premiere screening of Starwars II. Man, it was great. Now things are starting to fall into place in the story. I understand much more of the older films now, after seeing this one.

    I will not spoil anything for you, so i wont tell anymore of it.

    By the way, Yoda looks really great as a CG animation. Much more facial expressions now, and...you can see him move in full body. Awesome. Go see it :)

  2. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    NO SPOILERS OR I WILL BE VERY VERY UPSET! No one post any spoilers AT ALL! This is the whole reason why i am going tonight at midnight. I do not want people telling me what happens tomorrow LOL!

    I AM SOOOOO pumped for this movie! Ask Byron! I just got off the phone with him!


    I DID!


  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    forget the spider, forget the blade, forget the scorpion....
    THIS is the film Ive been waiting for for so long! Ive read a gillion reviews from even the most harshest of critics(some who called Episode One the biggest piece of doo doo) and they are unanmous in their priase. I hope Sony Metreon Imax in San Francisco will be playing Episode Two, as I always envisioned IMAX as the best way to see it. And yes, while Yoda is all cgi, Frank is STILL the voice and I heard we finally get to see Toda kick some butt. So indeed....soon...the imperial glactic battle shall begin!(*I hope it comes close to the first time I saw Jedi in the theare, best movie experience next to seeing MTM in theatres!)


    PS: If you like Star Wars and you like humour, check out THEE FUNNIEST cartoon thing since The super friends wassup commercial(if you have a funny bone, youve gotta love this)

    (*note: this short musical is rated G, no swearing or inuendo)

  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    Weird. I don't think I ever knew you were in San Francisco. I'll be avoiding the zoo at the Metreon and I'll probably see it at Van Ness. It's practically next door and I can easily pick my tix up early. That's how I got to see Spiderman so easily.

    I do hear from critics that the digital-film format is not best viewed on the largest of screens as it's resolution is much less than that of regular film. I'm still on the fence about that.
  5. Jara19

    Jara19 New Member

    I will not spoil anything , but I loved this movie. Second best behind ESB. Yoda does look great in CGI.
  6. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe New Member


    It's sold out where I am, and I work night shift, so I hafta wait until the weekend. I've been reading the reviews, and yes, Roger Ebert has said that it's not best on a huge screen. The other reviews have been mostly negative, yet they all begrudgingly admit it's better than Phantom Menace.

    Up until today, I didn't know that Yoda was 100% digital.

    A lot of the reviews consider this to be Yoda's film, so that's a victory for us Muppet fans...but only in a classic sense as it's Frank's voice, and not his physical performance in the film.

    Hmmm...kinda weird that the best Muppet performance of 2002 is really just a bunch of ones and zeroes in a hard drive somewhere.

    Anyway, go see it a ton of times, everybody. Meep that faith :D
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's what I originally heard before other critics started slamming it. But then again - these critics that say the new films don't live up to the originals didn't like the first trilogy much in the first place so it all has to be taken with a grain of salt. I'm stoked!
  8. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Saw it loved it. I can see a few places where critics wouldn't like it. Although I actually read one review where the author said "Fans will love it! Critics are gonna hate it!So ignore everything we say." And then he went on to slam it. Yoda was great. In fact, it was a real departure for Frank as an actor. Ya know how even in Episode 5 there's still that sort of "Muppet side" embedded in him, not so much with this one. It was weird seeing Yoda as CGI too. At first I thought, "No, Yoda can't do that with his face" and then I realized "well, it's a younger Yoda" and I went with it. I'm actualy kina sorry they used the puppet on Episode 1 cause I thought Yoda looked older in that one and stiffer. Oh well.
    Jar Jar IS on the film but much less annoying. Actually I didn't mind him at all in this one. And he's much better animated.
    And not to spoil it but when you watch it keep the first trilogy in mind, there are a LOT of story elements and themes that echo future mov...uhm I mean the past mov......Uhm, i mean the past movies that take place in the future..in the future, a long time ago in a galaxy far far a...my head hurts.
    But seriously, I really want to see this one incontext between 1 and 4. There's a lot fro mthe first oen you have to rememebr and a lot of stuff set pu for 4 and 5, I may watch 4,5 over the weekend just to see.
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    >>>Weird. I don't think I ever knew you were in San Francisco. I'll be avoiding the zoo at the Metreon and I'll probably see it at Van Ness. It's practically next door and I can easily pick my tix up early. That's how I got to see Spiderman so easily<<<

    hey j! well, i dont live in sf, just go there a lot^_^ I hope to somehow get a tech or gaming industry job by the end of the year. Would *sooo* love to live in the bay area! Youre really lucky. Ok, funny ya mention van ness AMC as that is THE ONLY theatre I plan on seeing sw at. Hey, we should hook up one of these days. If I dont go to E3 I might be able to make it down to van bess for episode two. btw, is that where the digital screening is? I read that somewhere, and HAVE to see it on a digital screen.

    :: beaker ::
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yeah, that would be cool. I'm probably going to the next puppet guild meeting in a week or so.

    I think that the film is supposed to look better digitally projected because the film transfer from digital film appears murky. You think they could fix that.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Hey jamie...well Im so happy...I found out Episode Two is being shown digitally at sony metreon!!! So I AM so there next week(or weekend)!!! Sony Metreon to me is the coolest place in sf

  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It is a cool theater, but it is kind of a zoo. I have been there on many occasions, but have troubles with something half the time I go. Really great screens though! I also saw Fantasia Imax there. I prefer Van Ness because the screens are great and it takes me like 60 seconds to go down there and get my tix. I also smuggle in a bottle of water (shhhhh). LOL! With my student ID pass, it turns out to be a pretty good deal.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    Hey Jamie! I decided Im going to go to Sony Metreon Sat Jun 1st to see it, the crowds will have died down, and plus Im going to be in LA all week next week for the big E3 convention(But I will be sure to post if there is any Muppet video game news!)

  14. scott

    scott New Member


    I was in awe watching Yoda's big scene. I felt like a little kid!
  15. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Member

    I saw it opening night at Midnight and twice since! I love it! In my opinion it's the best Star Wars film of the five, even in front of Empire. I never thought I'd say that, but I was simply blown away.
  16. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe New Member

    hey anybody

    How come there isn't more action here under the subject "Attack Of The Clones?"

    I wanna talk about it, but I don't wanna spoil anything.

    Don't we have more to say about the movie?

  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Haven't seen it yet, but I plan to soon. Maybe this weekend. I am glad that Spidey's still holding his own though.
  18. pezbalubah

    pezbalubah Member

    I really liked it as well, definitly liked it better than Phantom Menace. The first scene with Yoda in a full body shot didn't look that good, but throughout the rest of the movie he seemed to get better, or maybe I was getting use to it. It seems they have gotten better with CGI since Episode 1, Jar-Jar looked better in this one.
  19. Man, I loved this one!! And I'm not even a SW freak! :eek:

    I can't wait to see it again! :D
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    hey, if ya can hold off til june ist i'll be seeing episode two in san francisco at the sony metreon. i know van ness has a digital screen too(no other way to see this baby!) but just something about metreon is so cool to me.

    im so mad at the last minute i wasnt able to go to the big e3...arghhh! (lost my wallet with everything i needed in it)


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