onions wrote:nah, i don't think he was harsh at all. i think he was spot on in every aspect. they were quite enjoyable reviews.
deco_droid wrote:i guess my question is why do we care what james rolfe thinks about star wars?
deco_droid wrote: i know i found the more adult dialogue in the pt interesting
Flynn wrote:onions wrote:nah, i don't think he was harsh at all. i think he was spot on in every aspect. they were quite enjoyable reviews.
I'm partial to Ep. I because I saw it at a young age and it was the first SW movie I saw in theatres. It's certaintly not my favorite SW movie, but I can enjoy it in spite of the flaws.
But, as I said, it's all personal opinions, so who cares.
thepatient wrote:Here's my question for anyone here: How will you show the movies to your kids down the road? Starting at EP.I or at EP.IV?
I would start at EP. IV. Just to give my kids the same opportunity for surprise like I did.
deco_droid wrote:I guess my question is why do we care what James Rolfe thinks about Star Wars? he's a movie reviewer, i gather? Whatever -- I doubt the guy was ever that big a fan in the first place. He even admits he didn't like star wars after the ot concluded in 1983.
deco_droid wrote:I like how he criticizes the prequel's "overuse" of CGI (as most lucasbashers do), yet he fails to mention the fact that there were more models used in the prequels than there were in the OT. I also find it funny how the OT with its low-tech matte paintings and rubber masks earns a "10", "5 star" rating, yet the prequels (for the most part) get just a "ho-hum" yawn from Mr. Rolfe. I'm sorry, there is just no practical way to make half the stuff in the prequels without CGI- it would be nice if some of the bashers recognized that.
deco_droid wrote:He also criticizes the "boring" story of the prequels with it's taxation of trade routes and trade federation talk. I know he must be in his 30s, but he sounds like a 10 year old with that statement. I know I found the more adult dialogue in the PT interesting, especially since we're watching how palpatine uses government to seize control by the end of ROTS. to balance that, there were quite a few action sequences, so I don't know why the guy has such a negative view of the prequels as a whole.
deco_droid wrote:Really, the guy just comes off as jaded when it comes to the PT, yet forgiving when it comes to the OT. To me, it's one story, six chapters. I don't go around saying Fellowship of the Ring sucked, but the Two Towers and Return of the King were awesome, because it's ONE STORY. Anyway, my view...take it with a grain of salt.
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