You knew this was bound to happen eventually, since it's been something we've been talking about for years. Yes, fans, George Lucas and LucasFilm have announced that beginning in 2012, they'll be re-releasing all six Star Wars films in theaters in 3D. The plan right now is to release one film per year, beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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Not true. If you had been following supershadow for the past 15 years, you would have seen that most of the revelations about the prequels were 100% accurate. Lucas has announced PUBLICLY that supershadow is the official website/voice for himself and everything Star Wars, not the other way around. You are clearly one of those opposed to anything George Lucas does beyond the original trilogy. Accept that things will happen beyond your control.
I don't need to follow him when I can look at his "revelations" on his website (which he has not cleaned up at all in 15 years) and see that none of the things he has shown on there were what happened. I love everything Lucas does with Star Wars as I own a significant percentage of the other Star Wars literature. I can also show no fewer than FOUR easily verifiable sources where George Lucas and LucasArts has said that SuperShadow is nothing but a fraud, yet I cannot find anyone but SuperShadow himself that claims him to be the "official voice".
The sequel trilogy, Episodes 7, 8 and 9, will follow the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Lando, C-3PO and R2-D2, including their children, Ben Skywalker and Anakin Solo. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have all agreed to reprise their roles.
The sequel trilogy takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, so all the actors are the appropriate ages for their roles.
I'm a little disappointed they are going to do Episodes I through III first. When I think of Star Wars I think of New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, not the other three
Those are only the second-half of the single story; they're eventually being stitched together into one 13 hr. epic.
True, but that doesn't make the prequels less annoying...
The Midichlorians are based on real-world philosophy of "monads", connecting the physical with the spiritual planes. It's shown that Qui-Gon is a maverick on the Jedi Council, with rogue belief systems, a denominational split if you will, which the majority of old-school Jedi disapprove of.
Just because Qui-Gon mentions them doesn't overwrite the Force as fact. Even if the Jedi were to accept the same belief, it's only to acknowledge that the physical has to have some sort of bridge to the ethereal. He doesn't say the Midichlorians are the Force; they simply let us communicate with it. It's his maverick views of the Force that allows him to return as a spirit, and thus help Obi-Wan to do the same in guiding Luke.
The prequels are rich...
The prequels are rich with poor acting, horrible writing, cheesy romance, excessive visuals, and unusually interesting plots.
One day, George Lucas will be the greatest Jedi ever. He will even learn how to stop actors from dying.
As for the actors, they were directed to act in the style of the 1930s serials that Star Wars is based on. Sure it's not natural acting, but then again stylised acting has its place. The 1st half of the story is admittedly more regal and formal to indicate the transition of peace and stagnation, to the darkness and rebellion of the later-set films, where the actors, while still in serials mode, come off as more relatable.
As for the romance, Anakin's a teen who's been cloistered away from women his whole life, so he's supposed to be even more awkward than the already usually silly first-loves. His god-like powers wildly imbalancing his emotions doesn't help the situation at all.
Those are my thoughts, but you're entitled to your opinion.
Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) aka one of the best-regarded playwrights of the 20th century, and Carrie Fisher (famous novelist post-acting career) did uncredited rewrites and polishes of the prequel scripts. The reason the fantasy-based (and hence, not natural to the ear) dialogue sticks out moreso in the first half of the story is because, as the first part of the story, there's a lot of exposition required for setup.
Watch all the many varied jigsaw puzzles fall into place as Palpatine orchestrates every single person and organisation to meet his ends, and the setup is fascinating, moreso to me than all the straight action follow-through of the later events (which I love as much)
Agreed. God bless the "Holy Trilogy"...
A-MEN in all 11 dimensions to the REAL trilogy that will always be part of sci-fi's foundation!!
STOP THE 3D! It's getting to the point where every week there's gonna be a new 3D movie coming out. I get the fact that people like it but how much longer are they gonna milk it?
The reason 'they' are milking it, is because there is (currently) no way to pirate a 3d film, and until recently no way to see it to full effect at home. As such it is a 'surefire' way to make money in the theaters.
It's the future in movies! Get used to it!
Not really. This 3D thing was popular back in the 50's and 60's. It's cyclical, coming back again. I't not going to last, thoguh. People will demand something new as soon as they get bored with this gimmick.
It was ATTEMPTED in the 50s and 60s - with new technology comes new capabilities. Not unlike the use of DNA as evidence, 3D as a science (as well as cinematography as a whole) has come a long way since then. To have these movies fully remastered in 3D, especially if they've been working on them for over 9 years, will be a sight to see. I expect, too, that ILM will successfully break down the images to perfect them and fully 3D them. If anyone can take a 30-year-old movie and make it as lifelike as Avatar, it will be Lucas.
You are right, 3D is the future and there is no looking back. Having worked for a company that sells equipment to post production companies and theaters for the last 10years, I know first hand that all servers used in the industry are either 3D capable or on the way out. And am also proud to say that GL has 3 of our top of the line servers that have been 3D capable now since 2004 or sooner. This SW 3D thing has been on the board now for a 2 or 3 years now, but who am I to spoil G's fun.
Actually, in some ways, I agree with chall731. Alot of movies are using the 3D hook to charge more money and cover up the fact that the movie itself is only mediocre. Star Wars (the original trilogy) has proven that it is a true classic, and, in fact, generated a lot of money WITHOUT the 3D gimmick. This is just a way of watching an already-proven classic. I'm looking forward to it...
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