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Anyone who thinks the obi wan Anakin fight was good is an idiot

"I have the higher ground"

I mean WHAT? so in a sword-fight being slightly higher up the slope means instant irrefutable victory with no hope?

No, I think it means 'Anakin, you're a dick. You were a dick to start this fight, you've been a dick throughout, and you're being a dick now. Hell, you were a dick beforehand. And I'm sick of it. So don't fuckin' try it, or I'll cut you good.'

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It really is criminal that "I have the higher ground!" doesn't get anywhere near its fair share of stick. I guess it can count itself lucky that "NOOOOOOOOetc" comes along a couple of scenes later to save its arse.

Even then "I have the high ground" isn't as bad or nonsensical as "Only a Sith deals in absolutes."

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Come to think of it, didn't Luke even apply to attend the Imperial Navy pilot academy? The empire must have a serious problem with inter agency system access, otherwise Vader could just have run a SQL request on the name Skywalker at any point and pulled out his particulars.

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Come to think of it, didn't Luke even apply to attend the Imperial Navy pilot academy? The empire must have a serious problem with inter agency system access, otherwise Vader could just have run a SQL request on the name Skywalker at any point and pulled out his particulars.

He wanted to join but hadn't applied yet. He said he wanted to bring forward his application to this year "if the new droids work out", but Uncle Owen kept stalling him. Lots of "ohhh shit" sideways glances from Owen to Beru in that scene.

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Come to think of it, didn't Luke even apply to attend the Imperial Navy pilot academy? The empire must have a serious problem with inter agency system access, otherwise Vader could just have run a SQL request on the name Skywalker at any point and pulled out his particulars.

I'm informed Vader pulls out his particulars in the Star Whores porn parody.

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I caught bits of Episode I and II when they were on ITV recently. It's been years since I've seen them.

God, they're dull.

I mean, really quite painfully dull. There's clearly an interesting plotline nestled in them - the politics surrounding the rise of Palpatine, and the decline of Anakin - but the messy, formless script, pedestrian direction, stilted dialogue and acting (despite some otherwise good actors) mean it's just tedious. And I think all these issues are compounded by the visuals - just too much (poor use of) CGI. It's everywhere and it means the films have dated in a way that's worse than the original trilogy. Hardly anything feels real.

I know I'm not saying anything new here, but it really struck me how disappointing they are, and that's from someone who's not even a massive Star Wars fan. For anyone who's worried that JJ Abrams might make some new films that don't feel like Star Wars films, well, I think Lucas already managed that with the prequels.

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Whichever one I was watching a few days ago with Boba Fet and some kid(was it his son) in his little ship escaping, oh dear that was horrendous. Really incredible that you could dilute such a strong, unique character into someone who'd be as at home in My Two Dad's.

The saving grace is that the 3 films are all so bad that they occupy a completely different place in cinema to the originals, which to me creates a nice division. I'd rather that then them being ok ish, and getting mixed up with the proper ones.

Actually to return to the original point of this thread, I actually think that if you've never seen anything Star Wars, you should avoid the prequels indefinitely. They're no better than Police Acadedy 4,5,6 etc.

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They really are :) The whole 'crazy kidnapper' schtick gets old quickly, but it's the best way to watch the prequels.

Someone should do a Phantom Edit of the RLM reviews, removing the kidnapper scenes. Oh, the ironing etc.

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Just finished RoTS on itv2. Depressingly shit in so many places. The last 3 minutes or so were the highlight of course. I still think the bit where Padme wheels past in her coffin and she's holding the necklace Anakin gave her was the closest bit to an actual emotive scene in the entire 3 prequels.

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