State of the Empire
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November 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm #44006
It’s ridiculous. I think they wanted me to go, “WOAH! GOD DAMN!” Instead I’m like, “Pfff – what? Really?”
Fuckin’ moron’s gonna lob off his own hands.November 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm #44007
btw – obviously this trailer is an SotE emergency. We want to get an episode out asap. But with the 200th episode and other things forthcoming in the year-end schedule it’s going to have to wait unfortunately. ASAP though!November 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm #44008
@maxacree, i loved your response to the trailer, you pretty much summed it all up.
@cap no rush on the State of the Empire episode. in fact I think we should just forget that trailer all together.
I thought it was a joke trailer till the falcon came on.
1. the opening narration fooled me into thinking it was a trailer for a video game
2. the beginning made me think of Spaceballs.
3. the ball droid is as pointless and versatile as those droid walkers in the clone wars that were ball and cheaply designed legs
4. the popsicle speeder…nuff said
5. @cap was correct about the saber, is it just me or are they trying to bring back the minor fire in revealing another style of saber like with Darth Maul’s?
6. Lastly, just because you can make the x-wings and the Falcon with new improved special effects doesn’t mean the movie will be good. I know this like was out of nowhere but it just had to be said.
alright I’m done talking about it, and I will avoid another episode 7 trailer all the way till the movie releasesNovember 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm #44015
Unpopular opinion time: I think it is potentially interesting from an art direction standpoint. Historically Jedi have been shown as sort of animistic space samurai, and hiltless light saber blades look like certain types of katana. This fellow, in his generally Solomon Kane-ish getup and cruciform saber is more like a Templar, which implies a single-mindedness or zealotry that gets across some interesting visual characterization. Food for thought for all the haters.November 30, 2014 at 3:03 am #44028seifdParticipant
I also like the new lightsaber. It seems like a natural progression to me. In the movies we have, I’m reminded of Rome. We have a large nation. We have a republic who gives emergency powers to a man who later declares himself emperor. The nation is destroyed by rebels and the cutest little barbarians you’ve ever seen. The new movies take place in the “post-Roman” era and so they’ve gone in a direction that reflects that.November 30, 2014 at 6:09 am #44030
And that is what makes me mad most of all.
If it comes out that they had artistic reasons for what we saw then i will be ok with it, but I cant believe the creators had an artistic direction.
Though this is just out of past disappointment of what we have been exposed to from the past movies.November 30, 2014 at 10:39 am #44032
There are loads of art directors on these films. They have a certain amount of freedom from the directors to design the universe visually, so you can be sure that anything you see on screen anywhere has been approved by at least one. They don’t always care about the same things you or I might (oh, that laser sword would never be able to work like that! Is likely not as important as Looks cool, makes a good toy, ship it!) but the good ones will see what the intent of a character is and design their acoutremonts accordingly.November 30, 2014 at 10:43 am #44033
I think a large part of what we see in this teaser reflects the mandate from Kathleen Kennedy that the original trilogy be the model. So we see a LOT of tattoine, and the iconic ships remain unchanged even after 30 years in universe have passed. That Popsicle ship everyone is so sad about is pretty much just Luke’s original land speeder turned on its side, down to the color palette.November 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm #44035
Again though even if all these points and others that are artistically driven I am worried that it just wont fit together to make a good fun film.
I am very simple minded when I watch a film, if I am entertained then I can overlook some of the flaws, hell I loved the original Judge Dredd and I was a fan of the comic. as a fan I was disappointed but as a fan of film I had fun.
Make no mistake it will be hard for me to look past what I will see as flaws when the film comes out but as long as I am entertained then I will be ok. I am excited to see a new cast that is sired from the old and will be very happy to see that torched passed to a new crew of people that can be as entertaining together and the original. my problem with the 1-3 was the cast wasn’t entertaining and didn’t make me excited to see what they would do next.
last point on the saber, I don’t think the man will cut off his hand but I believe the medal part of the safeguard needs to be closer, there is too much space that to use it as a safe guard or a parrying part of the weapon it needs less metal and more light.
Again these are the private (now public) thoughts of the screen persona of Armadon.November 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm #44037
That’s all fair, you don’t have to like anything that doesn’t reaonate with you. I just wanted to throw out there that there may be a little more thought behind it than “yo dawg, heard you like sabers…” Then again, I could be projecting onto it and angling for a No Prize.November 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm #44040AnonymousInactive
I’m not watching the tailors, not one. none of them. not even the teaser.
Its only because of the trend to show just about every aspect of a movie condensed into 2 min (maximum) and then be left with fewer great surprises.
I just saw one trailer for How to train your dragon 2 and really wish i didn’t. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but feel like there is nothing left to know of the story.
I have (unfortunately) seen a still of the saber in question.
My general take is that it is a natural progression of the weapon as a result of millennium of tradition and records of the old order being destroyed.
Just from the films, I felt like much of the Jedi did things from tradition rather than need or as a result of honing their skills to the extreme.
The cross guard, this would not be used like previous sabers and likely not even as a metal sword, but this seems logical from a person that says “damn, almost lost my knuckles again”November 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm #44042
It makes me happy to see the spelling of this thread title every time it comes up, apropos of nothing.November 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm #44043
Amen @anduin, hate trailers. I want to see trailers like for Godzilla 1998, no footage of movie, just a foot or an eyeNovember 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm #44045December 1, 2014 at 9:10 am #44050
Looks like George Lucas has had a go at the trailer also:
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