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Purty Pics from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated feature film!

Published at: Feb. 13, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... I'm jazzed about this. I mean - it'll be weird as fuck sitting - waiting for something STAR WARS - and to not get the 20th Century Fox logo - but maybe a new beginning is exactly what we need. I'm excited about this series.... and the idea that something along the lines of 30 - 30 minute episodes are apparently completed... and that we'll get to see this first set as a feature film experience (only thing better would be if they told us it'd be in 3D) - well I'm ready. I'm just curious... will a mania develop for this film. Will there be... "the line"? I kinda hope so. Warners sent over these three images - CLICK on them for John Holmes sized versions... these are just Harry sized...













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  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by godson

    Not sure I'm digging Obi Wan's beard but I'll hold judgment till I see the finished project.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    second

    by topdolla69

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I Had

    by topdolla69

    low expectations for this, but it looks alright. imax 3d, please???

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by mr teaspoon

    Naysayers be damned, I expect this to rock

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Randy Newman

    by Musicballs

    Randy Newman will be writing the score for Clone Wars.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    There's a trailer up at Star Wars.com, too.

    by BirdMcMonster

    These have been around for a while.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I want a fucking one-sheet. And a trailer.

    by zillabeast

    NOW!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    No weed smoking robots or big-assed chins

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I thought this was that Family Guy bullshit. I'm so glad I was mistaken....now, if they can only make Darth Vader a badass again instead of a whiney bitch! <p> "Oh, Padme....I love you so much I'd renounce all my lifelong training just to keep you from harm. Wait a minute...now i want to force-choke you!" <p> Did I miss a meeting? What the fuck was up with that? <p> Didja notice how all the ads for "Jumper" only flashed HC's mug on the screen for a second, and his name is NOWHERE to be found in the ads? As Robert Plant said once...it makes me wonder...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    No weed smoking robots or big-assed chins

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I thought this was that Family Guy bullshit. I'm so glad I was mistaken....now, if they can only make Darth Vader a badass again instead of a whiney bitch! <p> "Oh, Padme....I love you so much I'd renounce all my lifelong training just to keep you from harm. Wait a minute...now i want to force-choke you!" <p> Did I miss a meeting? What the fuck was up with that? <p> Didja notice how all the ads for "Jumper" only flashed HC's mug on the screen for a second, and his name is NOWHERE to be found in the ads? As Robert Plant said once...it makes me wonder...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Anakin with a Padawan?

    by PirateEmery

    Eh... the movies were flimsy enough, so why do you HAVE to go about and messing with the Canon?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    this is bs.

    by RustyStardust

    why does lucas continue to muddy the waters of his own mythology? anakin with a padwan?! that makes absolutely no sense. and, doesn't even fit into the series. why not just deal with all new characters? star wars continues to lose it's luster for me...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    dumb.

    by frankenfickle

    spoiler alert: anakin turns into darth vader because his mommy is killed, and then he blows up planets during the lengthy(?!) 20 year reign of the galactic empire, and then he turns good again, ewoks.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Obi-Wan pulls a Three-Stooges move

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Hey, Palpatine, you knumbskull! (pokes him in the eyes) Nyak-Nyak-Nyak!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Anakin resembles Jake Lloyd around eyes

    by Musicballs

    Cool!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    That was a wicked cool trailer indeed.

    by zillabeast

    This thing will break $200 mil domestic. Easily.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Sick.

    by BLEST

    This looks like TMNT (which I enjoyed) only better: it's in the Star Wars uninverse. <p> I'm there, opening weekend.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    LOOKS cool as hell...

    by Billy Batts

    ...but didn't they already tell the ENTIRE story of the clone wars leading up to Episode III in the Tartovsky cartoons?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Rewriting Canon to get a Quick Buck

    by PirateEmery

    You know it. I know it. George Lucas knows it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    You should post a link to the trailer

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's been up since last summer and it rules.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Anakin's padawan probably gets killed.

    by JKrow21

    And then he cries about it for 30 episodes straight.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    YESSSS

    by Veraxus

    I'm much more willing to buy Star Wars as a cartoon than a live action movie. I also love the pseudo-claymation look they've got going. Very Tim-Burtonesque. If this is in Imax 3D, too - I'll totally cream my jeans.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I know it and you know it and...

    by Musicballs

    George Lucas doesn't know what town he lives in.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Clone Wars Trailer

    by BirdMcMonster

    http://tinyurl.com/3b8rqn

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Can't F*ckin' Wait!

    by LaserPants

    Haterz gotta hate, but I still think Star Wars is great! Really looking forward...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good I guess

    by kafka07

    ho hum

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    A new begining

    by JLo

    I like that, maybe so. It looks really cool to me and I'll be in line first day. The trailer does make it look pretty good. Hopfully it will be in 3D IMAX.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    So are we to ignore the original Clone Wars cartoons?

    by Kirbymanly

    This whole "saga" is starting to get messy

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    ***** Needs texture detail. Too simplified. *****

    by JDanielP

    Pixar manages to bring out the texture detail while retaining a cartoon style, which I feel this needs. I'm as much of a Star Wars fan as the next guy...but this is overly simplified. I mean, this looks like Jimmy Neutron territory...and THAT is nothing to brag about, in regards to computer animation.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by JLo

    This is the first time in a while GL is back as the executive producer only. I think that is a big step in the right direction. I think thats a big deal.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    ..the cartoon

    by lex romero

    shit pressed enter by accident. the cartoon series was awesome, shame the CGI loses out on all teh great animation style. Also Grievous was badass in the cartoon, why so shit in the film?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    CGI ANAKIN IS A FAR BETTER ACTOR THAN HAYDEN.

    by uss cygnus

    Why the fuck are these being made? WHO CARES? It's dead. Make 7-9 or bury the series. WE GET IT. ANAKIN BECOMES DARTH VADER. ENOUGH. MOVE ON.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Huh?

    by Nairb The Movie

    Why the heck are there Lightsabers and Stormtroopers in world of War Craft? Can't they get sued for this?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    My Star Wars days are over.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I love to watch the originals but I really honestly have no interest in any of the new installments. <BR> <BR> I watched the prequels like everyone else. It had some moments that were ok but for the most part my thrll died the day I left the theater after TPM. I went to see II and III to obviously see how the story unfolded but it was very weak IMO and did not live up to the expectations.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Kirbymanly

    by BLEST

    My guess is that these take place in between the two seasons of the other cartoons. <p> OK, for the those who are technical I know that the first episode of the second season Anakin is still a Padawan, but after the episode where he cuts his braid, they show this like long sequence of battles and planets where he saves tons of Jedi.<p> Then it jumps to him and Obi-wan on some junky planet and he's got long hair. Sad that hair determines this, but do to his hair being semi-long, I'd say this series will take up the 1-2 years after he's knighted but before he goes on his trials.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    NO INTEREST IN THIS WHATSOEVER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Star Wars is dead. George killed it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Original Clone Wars cartoons were the best

    by kyle051554

    I'm disappointed that they're not making more of the traditionally-animated Clone Wars cartoon; the 3D stuff looks nice, but the cartoon made me feel like the Jedi were actually badass, while I'm worried that the 3D series will revert them to being just "sorta cool, but prone to being shot in the back by pussies" like in the movies.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Texture detail?

    by skywalkerfamily

    This thing is filmed in HD. You're seeing some shitty screengrab.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    LET IT DIE

    by Magma Suit

    Please, George, please...!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Character design is weak

    by jimmy_009

    Man, that hurts to say, but it's pretty flaccid character design. Very dull.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    It's your hardware JDanielP

    by BrandLoyalist

    If you had more video memory, you'd be seeing these jpegs with HD textures. Narf.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Hard to get excited, again.

    by odysseus

    We've been let down too many times by the modern Star Wars machine. I'll stick to the OT -- and my own childhood fantasies of what the Clone Wars were like.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Hopfully broadcast in HD

    by JLo

    If this is broadcast on TV in HD it will look amazing. Just about everything on HD looks amazing to me. HDNet is my new favorite channel

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    ONLY IF PADMA'S CGI TITTIES MAKE AN APPEARANCE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Otherwise no deal.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    THUNDERBIRDS ARE A GO

    by Prossor

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    OH HERRO

    by DonnyUnitas

    ISA YIPPONEE ZHEDI. AI SAMURAI. (seriously the asian look is old. i'd rather see Pixar do it, and even that would be ridiculous.)

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    skeptical but hopeful

    by sith_rising

    I tend to hate the EU, and the previous Clone Wars cartoons sucked, but I'll see this on the big screen. It looks a little more serious than the other cartoons and not completely fucking over the top with Mace surfing around on vulture droids and Obi-Wan deflecting a flamethrower with his hand

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    The trailer has been online for a couple of months now.

    by ELGordo

    Again. Get with the times.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Looks like......

    by travis-dane

    Bullshit.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Jesus,that looks like crap....

    by Jobacca

    Seriously...why does the animation look so bad? Why couldnt they just continue using the crew who did the animated Clone Wars cartoon from a few years back? Oh thats right...they did a better job with the material than Lucas did,so now he's being a bitter little bitch and trying to beat them at their own game. And failing horribly. This REALLY looks like nothing more than a cheap cash grab from Lucasfilm. Hopefully The Force Unleashed and the live action series will be of higher quality.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I guess you are all masochists

    by cromwell1666

    FIRST OF ALL- The prequels were bad bad movies. Not just bad for a Star Wars movies, but BAD and empty movies. SECOND-How can be still be getting excited over this stale concept? Is it just desperation to hold onto the fading magic of the original trilogy? THIRD- If you have completed puberty and still offer an opinion on these films(HARRY) Lucas has contempt for you. EVEN IF YOU LIKE IT!!! He has verbally painted the picture of the pathetic 35 year old still collecting the toys as if it should be the taget of derision because these are "kids movies." Thats right, he takes YOUR money, insults you, goes back to the drawing board to produce another shit-storm, and you guys just line up immediatly. WILL YOU PLEASE TEACH THIS ARROGANT AND OVERRATED MEGALOMANIAC A LESSON?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I loved CN's Clone Wars cartoon

    by skywalkerfamily

    But that animation was shitty. I'm sorry, it was too cardboard. These people look like Legos, but at least it's more in tune to SW.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    This is only the beginning.

    by Rakafraker

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    by Rakafraker

    I can't see them putting these on the big screen, if they aren't at least die-hard, fan-worthy.<p>Personally, I can't wait for the live-action TV show. That might revive my faith in television.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Darth Vader

    by JLo

    I think they should put him in the live action TV show.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    MORE Deformed Star Wars figures??

    by superduper3000

    Anyone who's been anywhere near a toy store will tell you...there's a bit too much deformed Star Wars toys on the shelves these days...ugh...<BR> <BR> Still, it could be cool and I'll be there opening day. Also, any reports on the EA/Hasbro deal? Will this mean shitty GI Joe toys?? <BR> <BR> http://tinyurl.com/349wya

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    This needs to be NC-17

    by ebolamonkey

    For unbelievably gratuitous violence and CGI Padme boinking. Turn it over to the Heavy Metal guys.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    They already made a Dex figure

    by skywalkerfamily

    It was in the AOTC line.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Yes ChestBumpingFatKids!!

    by JLo

    Han Solo Chronicles would be killer! I understand your lack of enthusiasum.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Hahahahaha.

    by Tourist

    Looks like fucking retarded crap. Are you kidding me? It looks like cheap ass weekend kids cartoons. Fuck me this is some gay shit right here.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    That's not a padawan

    by lookleft

    And anyone who watched Tartakofsky's Clone Wars should know who she is...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    SHOULDN'T THIS HAVE BEEN EPISODE 2 LUCAS!!!

    by messi

    YOU FUCK! Decades waiting for the Clone wars and you show the beginning and the end, and leave the meat to animated shorts and now features 3 years after you should have ended it, comic books and novels. You Lucas are a money grubbing Cunt.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "Um, yeah, we're gonna go back and . . . "

    by BlackBanana

    ". . . bridge the second and third movies so that they suck somewhat less and perhaps even carry an iota of emotional weight." Good luck with that. It worked wonders for The Matrix.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by Tourist

    This takes place between episodes 2 and 3? Didn't we already get a fucking shitty cartoon that took place between episodes 2 and 3? Does this take place between the episodes that took place between episodes 2 and 3? Will we get a broadway musical and accompyning video game that takes place between Luke opening the door to the cantina and going in? I forsee a 72 part CGI mini series with 4 cinema releases that detail the adventures of C3PO and R2D2 getting the bus to Jabbas place.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    wait, theres more...

    by Tourist

    ...If these fucking clone wars are so exciting, why not make the prequals about THEM instead of the incredibly lame shit they were about?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    They have to have some new padawan

    by skywalkerfamily

    Cause they can't kill any Jedi because in ROTS they all die.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget...two more days

    by skimn

    to the Indy trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I'll say one thing..

    by JLo

    It's tough being a Star Wars fan on this site. I recomend two TB for any Star Wars or GL related material. One for people that don't like it and one for people that don't like it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones trailer is tomorrow

    by JLo

    I think they said the 14th??

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    That was wrong

    by JLo

    Two TB, one for people that do like it, and one for the people that don't like it. Sorry

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    the character design is a little dumb.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Wait until the Indy trailer hits

    by skywalkerfamily

    Then you'll see a real Spielberg/Lucas bash fest.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    joeelliott

    by JLo

    Sometimes those are the best girls! Good for a cheap thrill, you just have to learn how to take it for what it is.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    skywalkerfamily

    by JLo

    Anything related to GL is a huge debate. Its kind of fun or funny I don't know. It might be good to have two TB but then we wouldnt get this great mix of opinions.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    The Number One Prequel Hating Thing I Agree With

    by LaserPants

    Aside from how boring the first two were, is the fact that, for some reason, we only see the very beginning and the very end of the Clone Wars when, clearly, the whole motherf*cker should have been about the Clone Wars from Episode 1 on up. I'm assuming the reason this was done was in order to justify offshoots like this; which I'm still excited for, regardless for how much the haters (who clearly must love Star Wars if they spend this much time and energy "hating" it) pretend to hate it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the Indy IV Talkback

    by finky089

    it should be one of this year's best.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    TPM should have ended with the creation

    by skywalkerfamily

    of the Clone Army by Jango Fett. Then AOTC could have been the ultamite Clone Wars movie with Obi Wan and Anakin fighting Palaptine's armies.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Are there going to be awards this year??

    by JLo

    For best TB cause finky089 and some others hit it right on. Tomorrow will be the biggest day of GL bashing since I don't know when. I have not even seen the trailer yet but I all ready know what the comments are going to be.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Anakin's Padawan

    by Engelhast

    I love Lucas and Star Wars and all but does a Jedi not have to be a master before taking on a Padawan? I am sure there will be some BS reason to let him do it outside the normal rules but WTF? Will I be in line to see this...damn right I will.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    HARRY SIZED

    by johnnykool

    Would be thumbnail images. Zing!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Now that Steven Spielberg...

    by rosasaks

    Now that Steven Spielberg has boycotted the Olympic Games, can George Lucas finally step out of his shadow and win a gold medal? And can Indiana Jones become the oldest Olympic champion in history? He first competed at Hitler's Berlin games in 1936, but is looking to make a come back this summer. How will this boycott effect his chances?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    THIS is the "new era of entertainment" starwars.com just emailed

    by chumpmonkey

    THIS is the "cinema-quality animation with a signature style" that they're so proudly trumpeting?! It looks like a fucking Xbox game. Even the models in these shots are half-assed; it's obvious that those Jawas in the background of one shot aren't even derivatives -- they used the SAME MODEL for both. Way to phone it in, guys.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Indy bash fest to commence in 24 hours

    by skywalkerfamily

    Game on.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Prequels all about the Clone Wars? I dunno...

    by finky089

    I hear what you're saying Laserpants, but the CW were eluded to in ANH as that in which OB1 and Anakin fought together. <p> It definitely COULD have played a bigger role in three prequel films (I agree- Lucas should not have spent an entire film on 8yo Anakin and another on him being a whiny teenager), but the Vader backstory was the rightful purpose of the prequel story, not the actual Clone Wars. <p> Sure, much of it could have taken place in and around the CW, but the Wars themselves - from a certain point of view (that of the OT)- were not central to the downfall of Anakin and conversion to the Dark Side. <p> That said, there's no reason the "horrors of war" couldn't have taken their toll on an incredibly gifted, yet innately flawed Jedi who went rogue and became the Emperor's Apprentice. <p> But Lucas didn't wantr to tell that story, so weesa gotz dah one weesa got.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    "just emailed me about?!"

    by chumpmonkey

    My fury made me ignore the character limit in the subject box.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    JLo - I am almost as anxious to read the Indy TB

    by finky089

    as I am to see the trailer tomorrow.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Oh Yeah, Everyone Is Going To "Hate" Indy IV Too

    by LaserPants

    "They got it all wrong! Indy's knees are too sharp! Cate Blanchett is too cute to be evil! OMG! I FUCKING HATED IT!!! I HATED IT SO MUCH I ONLY SAW IT 6,000 TIMES... TODAY!!!" And so on and so forth...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    At least this will be better than the EU Books

    by skywalkerfamily

    God, what a sorry mess those became.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Is it me, or do those pix look no more impressive than

    by finky089

    Final Fantasy: The Spirits The Bored Me From Within ? <p> Admittedly, I don't know alot about graphic design, but reading chumpmonkey's post makes me wonder what Lucasfilm is crowing about.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Better than Myspace!

    by Sevdeuce

    http://onthedl.ning.com/?xgi=gpq9jVv

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    LaserPants . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . how can you hate that more than the abomination that is the midi-chlorines (sp?) bullshit.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The Trek fans are worse when it comes

    by skywalkerfamily

    to the new Trek movie. They already hate it because Shatner isn't in it, and the Enterprise has purple lights instead of yellow.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    This is going to rock!

    by ganymede3010

    Atlast a prequel I can enjoy.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    NO MAS

    by happyboy

    have you no shame george lucas??? THREE crappy prequels milking billions is enough, must you destroy any semblance of admiration of ANH, ESB with this prequel crap for years on end? ENOUGH

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    The Han Solo Chronicles with Nathan Fillion

    by Wonderboys

    And Adam Baldwin as Chewbacca!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    My money is on this movie/show...

    by chumpmonkey

    ...being composed almost entirely of chintzy motion-capture and rubber-faced characters with dead eyes. On the upside, the inevitable video game adaptation will probably actually look like the source material for once. Uh... hooray?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I will see it in theaters

    by skywalkerfamily

    but I bet it will be pretty empty.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    sweet, cylons!

    by Holodigm

    i wonder how that will work with season 4 though?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Battle droids. I hate those guys.

    by wintocha67

    You know, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind-wise, if I could erase all memories of Phantom Menace star wars on, I would do it, and would trust myself not to watch it again.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    The Indy talkback...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...is going to be a cataclysmic confrontation. There's going to be wall-to-wall haters, losers and trolls on one side, and the rest of us on the other. <p> I'm willing to bet almost anything that the former group will have absolutely nothing of substance to whine about, but will bitch endlessly about insignificant shit nonetheless. <p> I'm sharpening my knives at this very moment.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Trolls. I hate these guys

    by skywalkerfamily

    The Dark Knight talkback will be a lovefest, but the Indy one. Watch out!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Finky089, Thats Exactly It!

    by LaserPants

    Anakin going to the darkside after experiencing the horrors of war is exactly what I wanted and hoped to see. I really loved ROTS regardless (its my third fave after ESB and ANH), and I enjoyed parts of AOTC, totally hated TPM (except for the Duel), but what I really wanted to see was a three part galactic war documenting a young Jedi going from good warrior-priest to psychotic mass murderer through the horrors of war. If only! But, eh, whatevah, I loved ROTS. Its the only prequel I still watch and love -- I love it as much as ESB and ANH, just a little bit less, cause, lets face it, the OT pwns the PT.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Midi-Chlorians Only Bugged Me At First

    by LaserPants

    Then it disappeared until ROTS, when Palps brings it up, and it makes a kind of twisted sense -- his hinting at the fact that Anakin was created by Darth Plagueis, and Sidious stole his secrets. I fuckin' love that scene. McDiamid (sp?) is effing phenomenal in ROTS; totally creepy, evil, and a sneaky bastard to boot.<br><br> If it had become a major thing, I would have been more upset, but, when you parse it out, its really not that big a deal -- its not that the Force only has a genetic component, but that these particles gravitate to force sensitives and force users... at least thats how I understand it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Jake Lloyd looks better now

    by skywalkerfamily

    than when he did in TPM. He really looks like he could have been a cool adult Anakin.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    the bottom one looks like its becoming a lego.

    by dr.bulber

    didnt lucas say star wars is a story for adults?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Purple Lights!! JJAbrams raped my nightlight!

    by Alfred_Packer

    Okay, seriously, yeah, messing with canon is not cool, but then again, having the clone wars around soils the movies in so many ways already, you have to just consider these some decent fan fiction that takes place in some alternate universe than from what has been shown in the 6 films. In defense of Lucas, SW and Indy isnt everything, I happen to think THX-1138 and American Grafitti would have kept George's name in the film history books even if never had made another film after that.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I feel that I must inform everyone that...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...STAR WARS and I are no longer dating. We broke up sometime around AOTC and I haven't looked back since. We had some good times...I still have fond memories of the original trilogy. But there comes a point in a man's life when he's got to break those familiar shackles and grab onto something more.<P>Best of luck STAR WARS. May the Force be with you.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    *** Draws forth bayonet ***

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Bring on that Indy4 trailer TB...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Best SW since ESB was ROTS

    by skywalkerfamily

    Oh, the end of AOTC is great, too, if you cut out Padme falling from the ship, and then getting up and running away.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by LegoKenobi

    bring on more kenobi in prime jedi form, kickin' ass. that's all i care about.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    MNG - ha!

    by finky089

    I've got my iron skillet drawn and ready for tomorrow. If I get scared, I'll just jump in a straw basket.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I Agree Skywalkerfamily

    by LaserPants

    ROTS is the best since ESB. I liked the end of AOTC too, its just the first hour and 30 minutes that weren't all that hot. (I did like the Anakin freaks out about his mom bit though.)

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    skywalkerfamily - that parts cracks me

    by finky089

    That might be my favorite "poorly done" moment in all the prequels. It's just so......"1st grade play". I laughed outloud every time I saw it, wherever I was. It's liek Portman just didn't give a shit about the movie anymore at that point. Kinda like Samuel L throughout the whole thing...except where he politely tries to arrest Palpatine in ROTS.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    conspiracy:

    by chumpmonkey

    Don't worry, I wouldn't dream of paying to see this crap.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Agreed.

    by skywalkerfamily

    AOTC really starts for me with the speeder chase, and back to Tatooine. It was awesome to see an even more disgruntled Watto. I hope he shows up in the cartoon.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    A moment that works for me in AOTC

    by finky089

    actually, besides Anakin freaking out over his mother, which works - I just find Camilla's moment of death laughable - the part at the end where the Clone army is gathering/departing and we finally get that Imperial March over them marching onto a ship. I dug that moment.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    AOTC-"Put the ship down!"

    by Alfred_Packer

    That moment always cracks me up, Anakin is still saying put the ship down when by that time they're like 10 miles from where she fell...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    The IMAX AOTC cut was better than

    by skywalkerfamily

    the theatrical. It cut a lot of the stuff in the beginning, and the love stuff, and got to the action fast.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Just give us the live-action series

    by performingmonkey

    We've seen it all before with the Clone Wars. There's nothing new they can show us without it seeming so lame and breaking all the rules of the movies. The live action series is a much better prospect. And then HOPEFULLY we will get something set post-ROTJ.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Dex the fry cook

    by Alfred_Packer

    ...one of my favorite moments in the prequels is the diner scene. And anytime Watto is onscreen, he gets a lot of favor, too, he's another great secondary character from the prequels.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    ..and finally..

    by Alfred_Packer

    ...anyone else notice the cable channels, Cinemax and its variants in particular, eased up in the past couple weeks on the almost ever-present showings of the films? For the past several months, you could catch a Star Wars movie on all the damn time just by flipping around. That and the terrific "Evil Under the Sun" every damn morning!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Hope this doesn't suck as bad as the prequels

    by DARTH VOODOO

    Episodes 1-3 really sucked.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Prequels ruined the classic trilogy

    by DARTH VOODOO

    The series would be held in a much higher regard if those shitty prequels were never made.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    John Holmes size pics?...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    But where are the Ron Jeremy sized pics.... large but very fuzzy.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I agree with everyone who says...

    by jackalcack

    ...that the 3 prequels ahould have focussed on the clone wars. Been bleeting on about that myself for ages. I mean for fuck's sake the first 3 films were called Star WARS. And guess what? A fucking war was the backdrop for all 3 movies. I'd like to say that lucas dropped the ball by not setting the new films against the backdrop of the clone WARS but it's now becoming increasingly obvious that it was a cynical business decision so that he could market the fuck out of said wars in cartoon, comic, action figure and other bullshit merchandise form. Lucas you are a FUCKING CUNT of the first degree.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    LaserPants

    by JLo III

    Thats one of my favorite parts in ROTS or all most any of movies. Palpatin talking to Anakin. Great part. and I'll agree ROTS is right behind ESB and ANH for sure.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck are they making this?

    by Pipple

    Just make a videogame instead if they want to do some neatoriffic star wars cgi cut scenes. this movie's pointless. fuck.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    jackalcack

    by JLo III

    The PT was always about the begining of it all, at least for me. Really the PT showed how the war was created, and that was the back drop.But, really I think that the Clone Wars should have started at the end of episode I then went all the way through II and ended in III. I think that would have been more favorable.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Even better...

    by SlickyVonBoner

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    ...damn enter key

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Ep 1 should have started to clone wars. 2 all about clone wars. 3 begins with clone wars ending and the anakin turning to vader half-way through then second half about Jedi purge. 3 should have had some Vader slaughtering Jedi action, not dark Anakin killing children action.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    OK, I'm a noob to this stuff...

    by BadMrWonka

    does this take place after episode 2, but before episode 3? then how does Anakin have a padawan? he was still a padawan himself in Episode 3...I'm lost...

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    SlickyVonBoner

    by JLo III

    That would have been cool for sure!! Just have Episode I right off the bat into the Clone Wars!!! Also I really wish we could have seen a little more Vader in III. So maybe they will throw him in to the Live Action TV show. I mean really he IS the main villian during that time.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    If you watch TMP from where Qui and Obi

    by skywalkerfamily

    rescue the Princess on Naboo, the movie is much better.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JLo III

    Ive got a call into Mr. Lucas to clear that issue up right away. I'm sure there is some logial answer that's just right under our noses. I will report back as soon as I find out.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    TPM

    by JLo III

    Has it's moments for sure they all do. So you're talking about after they hook up with JJB?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, just watch it from where the Battle droids

    by skywalkerfamily

    take over the palace.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Lucas sticks with Star Wars because -

    by Laserbrain

    - he hasn't the courage to try anything new. That "Redtails" movie ? MIA. Those supposed abstract "art" movies that George swears he's going to get to someday? Never going to happen. He has a devoted cult of geeks who don't want to let Star Wars go and he's happy to take their adulation (and their money) for as long they stay hooked on the geek-crack he can provide.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Laserbrain

    by JLo III

    If that's the case then I know he's going to make 7 8&9. Anyway if ever does decide to do something else I would love to see it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    It's been three years....

    by Jaka

    That's all I have to say about this, really. I just thought it was interesting. Ep I - 1999, Ep II - 2002, Ep III - 2005, Ep II.5, 2008. Does that mean Ep 3.5 will arrive in 2011?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    There were three years between the OT

    by skywalkerfamily

    movies, too.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    This is in the same realm as the ewok movies

    by Pipple

    as far as I'm concerned. Stupid attempts to cash in and we all know Lucas isn't ashamed to do that. oh yeah, we can expect the extra special enhanced all prequel actors inserted into the originals edition coming to theaters near you. fuck. I'm done with star wars, taking my toys and going home.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    The prequals...

    by Tourist

    ...Could have gotten away with just being an extended Revenge Of The Sith. He just didn't have enough material to make an interesting trilogy, and sure as fuck doesn't to make these endless spin offs. This shit is just Droids, you know? But Revenge felt like an actual Star Wars movie. The first two were just padding with a little exposition that could have been folded into a nice three hour Star Wars one off. Less cash and toys that way though. I just hope this half assed, souless franchise fucking is being used to fund some kick ass off the radar projects. Sort of like he did with Mishima. I always had my suspicions, while stoned, that John Hughes is Kubrick in disguise, raising revenue for his other flicks. And why does everyone assume theres going to be a bitch fest on the Indy talk backs? I thought the nerds were looking forward to that flick?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Put out the Prequel DVD box set with all

    by skywalkerfamily

    the deleted scenes put back in.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Tourist

    by JLo III

    You are correct about the ROTS material. I've watched interviews and he is very up front about it. He really didn't have much for I and II.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    True. Canon went out the window

    by Logan_1973

    How many different versions of the lead-up to Episode III are we going to get? The original Clone Wars covered it, as did that stupid novel. Make a decision already. Besides that, those images are striking. Awesome.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    actually 2011

    by JLo III

    Is probably where episode 3.5 begins with the live action TV show.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    That one of Obi-Wan looks cool

    by newc0253

    there, i said it.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I want to see...

    by Premiere Warlord Bush

    ...an expansion on the Old Republic universe you see in the Knights of The Old Republic game. Maybe with a mini-series or even a film trilogy. I have to say KOTOR is the best piece of Star Wars related anything to come out since the original films.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by FILMFUNK

    Loved the other cartoons done by that Samurai guy, they were more StarWarsy than Lucas's own Prequels and very entertaining and these look like that style only gritty and CGized so Cool!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    i am really looking forward to this...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... it looks like a 3D version of the 2D animated series - looks very cool to me - and even if youre not crazy about the character designs, you know the space and ground battles are going to be epic and amazing - this will look fantastic on the big screen - to all the jaded used-to-be-fans that wonder who would want to see this - well, besides guys like me, kids love star wars - my nephew is a star wars nut - he is 3 and he isnt even allowed to watch it - but hes gotten glimpses, and has seen some of the clone wars cartoon - and he has tons of the toys - his favorite song is the imperial march - all his cousins love star wars too - and his little friends - Lucas, love him or hate him, knows what hes doing - and he knows his audience - and he knows little boys love this stuff - and the opening weekend will be packed full of parents and theyre over-excited kids - ill be there too

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    No Doubt the Dialogue Will Be Equally as Wooden

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...who does the Chinless One have writing the scripts for these? And - didn't George tell us all "thank God I'm done with all the Star Wars crap so I can make a few small indies?" George's beard sits on a double-chin of lies, methinks.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Obi Wan keeps holding me back!

    by skywalkerfamily

    But, I'll stay with him for about 40 years.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Could we please have a Shoadows of the Empire live actioner, ple

    by Immortal_Fish

    Could we please have a Shoadows of the Empire live actioner, please?!<P>Pretty please.<P>Face it, Mr. Lucas, the Star Wars property only shined when you weren't leading (evidence: EP5).<P>SotE fleshed out your creation. It was so innovative that it created offshoot franchises .<P>Please, please, let your characters live on in a parallel canon that perfectly FITS WITHIN your creation.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I SUPPORT THE CLONETROOPERS ON THIS ONE!!

    by TallBoy66

    Any big screen Star Wars is good Star Wars.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    First pic is Tatooine, second is inside the cantina

    by mr teaspoon

    I'm calling it now.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Should I air a two hour pilot for my new series....

    by bah

    ...or charge people $10 a piece to see it?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I hope it's awesome!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Animated Movies Always Suck Compared To Live Action

    by A-COD

    Even the Batman cartoons which we all hold in high regard are boring compared to the good Batman movies (all but B&R). Clone Wars was awful, and I got bored just looking at these 3 pictures I can't imagine a whole movie. What happened to the live action stuff Lucas? Wake me up in 2012 when the live action TV stuff airs.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    bah. no one is forcing you to pay $10 to see it...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... in a theater - just wait and watch it on cable - i wouldnt mind seeing it on a big theater screen - i dont have cable - ill be getting these dvds though

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    THREE THINGS BOYS...

    by Deus Vult

    One, from a guy who's been reading this site for eight years, this talkback has generated some of the funniest, cleanest (ie: no cursing) quotes I think I've ever seen here at AICN. Of course considering none of them include juvenile words or references to body parts, not a one will turn into the latest AICN catchphrase.<p>Two, if you haven't seen the trailer for the movie at starwars.com I'd certainly recommend it. From what I can tell, this is the movie we SHOULD have gotten from Lucas instead of AOTC. <p>Third, and last, am I the ONLY person who played Republic Commando on the xbox a few years back? WOW that game was awesome. it really gave you the perspective on the clone troopers the movies were devoid of, which is a big failure on george's part. With that in mind I think this movie/round will come out on the clonetroopers' side in terms of kicking ass. Thanks George; 'bout time!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I don't think this needs a fresh start as much as a

    by sonic3305

    death. This series is played out, sucked dry.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    let's see...

    by BadMrWonka

    expressionless acting, cartoonish SFX, clumsy and unrealistic, overdone CGI...<p>how is this different from the prequels?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Why not just put it up on itunes

    by skywalkerfamily

    and Quicktime? It will be downgraded when it goes on film, or will it only be in digital theaters?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Corpses

    by Cobbio

    I agree with sonic3305. I'd like to think there's something still worth caring about AT ALL in this series... but there isn't. It's a dead, overmarketed, corporate wasteland.<p> I find myself cringing when I see Anakin Skywalker now. With digust I think, "He's going to be Darth Vader?" Yuck.<p> Lucas is still making mad cash from his films, I realize, but to me they're dead. They're rotting corpses of what could've been. The Clone Wars is more evidence of this.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    meh, aweful character designs.

    by Warcraft

    Hope the story and the action can hold up. Oh and this should atleast be pg13. Beowulf had the balls. Japanese cgi movies have the balls. It's time more american studios grew some too.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    nice touch...

    by Bouncy X

    i like how obi-wan does that 2 finger pointing thing like ewan did in the movies.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I have hope for the live action series...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    All new characters is what the franchise needs, with cameos from big movie and EU characters. Plus is takes place during the rebellion.. closer to original trilogy times. Once Lucas stops writing for it, it should do splendidly.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Deus Vult

    by JLo III

    Sounds good to me I think you're right on. Like I said this is the first SW that has Lucas back where he needs to be

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Anakin played by Roger Federer?

    by Bones

    Well, he looks like him at any rate. Will there be some Jedi Tennis at some point?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    this should have been the actual movie

    by Yo Yo Ma

    Episode One horrible, no use, Jake lloyd and Jar Jar terrible. They should have started with episode II, The clone wars should have been the second movie with Anakin turing at the end, Episode III should have been anakin bein Darth Vader the entire film.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST

    STAR TREK JUST PUSHED BACK TO SUMMER '09!

    by moto

    Remember the days when AICN would get these scoops first? Now we have to post them on the TBs for them;) Anyway, Variety confirms... <p> Paramount is pushing back the release of "Star Trek" from Dec. 25 to May 8, 2009. <P> Par also is moving DreamWorks' Ben Stiller summer comedy "Tropic Thunder" from July 11 to Aug. 15. <P> Move was part of a major reshuffling to the studio's release calendar, as well as DreamWorks' release calendar. <P> Studio insiders said "Star Trek" has the potential to gross more in May than in December. <P> All the majors are likely to revisit their 2008 and 2009 release skeds in the wake of the writer's strike now being over. There's an abundance of films slated for release this year, and particularly comedies. It's likely that Par won't be the only studio pushing back films to 2009. <P> "Star Trek" has no competition in its new slot--at least not so far. One week earlier, 20th Century Fox bows "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." <P> Paramount also announced that Martin Scorsese's Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer "Shutter Island" will be released Oct. 2, 2008.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I'd like to add one thing to this debate.

    by Jaka

    We don't, that being those of us who are still fans (and it was hard for me to realize that I still was one after the prequels) ALL go out and buy everything that's ever had the SW logo on it. We don't all buy and play the video games. We don't all buy the books and comics. Some of us have never owned a SW toy in our lives (like me, and I saw Ep IV in the theater). So that arguement is actually really played out, and for the most part just plain old not true. The only money I've given Lucas is to see the films in the theater and to buy the widescreen VHS and DVD sets. That's it. There seems to be a bashing club up in here that is under the impression that if you say you are excited for this, or that you are going to go see it, that each pay period you are automatically forwarding a payroll deduction to Lucas. That's simply not the case. Some of us just enjoy the escapism of SW. And we don't claim it to be anything other than escapist sci-fi. And on that front, it's still pretty damn inventive and beautiful to look at. I will never argue that the prequels, Eps I and II in particular, are lacking in magic when compared to the OT (to say the LEAST!). But so is pretty much every other sci-fi film. So relax already. I also thought the point about younger audiences being excited about SW was a great one, and important one to make. When I was reading that I remembered taking my neice and nephew (who literally grew up watching my OT VHS) to see Ep I, and making them stay until the end of the credits to hear Vadar breathing. It made me realize that they love the prequels, that for them there was still magic, and that just added to my belief that a lot of people need to relax and appreciate SW for what it is; good escapist science fiction. There will never be another OT.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    CHANGE THE FUCKING TITLE.

    by UMAGA

    I still don't know whether it's supposed to have anything to do with that shitty short cartoon series that had aliens dressed as Indians.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    TOO CARTOONY!!!! >:O

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    There'd better be limbs flying off and some bloodshed to offset the character design of this project, because this looks strictly Nickelodeon.<p>"From the people who brought you Jimmy Neutron..."<p>BLEH! >:P

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    the faces look fucked.

    by zom-bot.com

    one part white boy Korn/western anime big puppy eyed bullshit, one part puppet, all part silly. c'mon, kenobi's face looks like a wooden mask made from 70's wall paneling. i liked the animated stuff on cartoon network, and this totally fucks up in bringing that look to 3d. i'd rather watch another 2d cartoon. :/

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    And since when did AICN have...

    by Jaka

    ...EVERY exclusive? They never have, that's when. I've been coming here, I think, for nearly as long as this site has existed and they have ALWAYS reprinted, with kind words to those that posted them first, stories from other sites/sources. Variety in particular, who used to get a large amount of the exclusives prior to teh internets taking over teh worlds. AICN has always re-printed stories from Variety.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    On a Star Wars note...

    by moto

    ... Think how truly timeless the original trilogy is. I swear, you release those pics as is (I'm talking original editions, not the special editions) and they are better than most sci-fi flicks out there ever since and up to today. The effects and production design of them, especially Empire and Jedi, stand up to if not beyond the sci-fi out there today. It just looked so damn real. Organic... compared to the shite that were the prequels. <p> Lucas went too far. It never seemed like we were in another world. It seemed like we were watching some pretty good CGI. But with the originals, it really feels like that universe existed. Lucas' last hope to capture that is the live action series. He NEEDS to hand it off to someone and just work the bible of it all. And not to fucking McCallum, who is one of the main reasons that the prequels sucked if you ask me. He was a "yes man" for Lucas. We need someone that is 35-45 years old. Someone that grew up and loved the original trilogy.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Jaka

    by JLo III

    That was a good little rant. You are totally right on. It's just fun.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    sure AICN news is late and tired,

    by zom-bot.com

    but once a month we get a new and totally conceited, egocentric, egomaniacal, narcissistic, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-centered, self-important, animated GIF of a fat guy with a poodle mullet in the corner.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    dear god the trailer was AWEFUL.

    by Warcraft

    This looks like a freaking cinema scene from like, a ps1 video game. Aweful character design, terrible animation, a story no one cares about, because A: We already know the result of the clone wars, so there's no urgency, B: One of the prequel films should have been dedicated to the ENTIRE clone wars, eliminating the need for this crap, C: The cartoon by Gendy was loads better than this and already did a great job of forming the gap between this aweful trilogy, and D: It's just too god damn late for this. I just don't get the point of all this. George, if you have any sense at all, just give the OK for a live action Knights Of The Old Republic series, don't have anything to do with the film making process, and just retire.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    jeez trailer WAS bad

    by zom-bot.com

    very playstation cut scene. wow. bad. <P>i also like how the tools that made it say that 'it really gets into the anikin character and the brotherhood between him and kenobi, so when you watch sith it really impacts you.' <P>um, tool- the prequels should have done that on their OWN. it's sad that a series had such lack of character development- or character AT ALL- that they feel like they have to go back and explain themselves and fill in the gaps of actual development with insipid, cartoonish versions.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Here's How It Is:

    by Uncle Salty Walt

    First of all, although many of us are adults (I assume), let's face it - SW is intended for the young and young at heart. Those of you wishing for R-rated reality fests are missing the point. How old were you when our cherished OT hit theatres? You were young kids - and the amazing world that Lucas created worked because it was simply popcorn entertainment at its best. Then the PT comes along, and so many of you get defensive and possessive of the SW universe. Of course it won't be the exact same as Star Wars or Empire - but in my opinion, Lucas & Co. did a pretty decent job of resuscitating a decades old adventure serial. The acting in the PT was wooden? I hate to tell you, but Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher didn't exactly deliver Oscar-calibur performances! The Efx in the PT looked fake? They'd have used that same technology for the OT had it existed at the time (and Lucas and THX are responsible for 99% of film Efx's incredible improvement over the years). Of course GL's making bank, and he deserves every penny. Like many of you have stated, you don't have to pay for these films if you don't wanna see 'em. But bashing SW and its permanent place in film history is a waste of time - yours. The true-blue SW fans (myself included) will enjoy the films (& TV shows) no matter what.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    hindsight is 20/20..

    by soup74

    you know, hindsight is 20/20. lucas always said the star wars story was anakin skywalker's story. im sure if he would stop lying to himself he would agree that he made a mistake thinking the clone wars were too big and epic to go into too much detail in the prequels or anakin's story might get lost. <br><br>put yourself in his position.. he probably figured..okay.. writing a new trilogy. <br>episode 1: anakin as a kid! <br>ep 2: anakin as a teenager! <br>ep 3: anakin becomes darth vader!! <br> yes; he should have had the clone wars play a more prominant part. it was an honest mistake <br><br> actually, the more i think about it.. fuck him, when you get paid hundreds of millions of dollars to do something... you dont have room to fuck up.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Awe shit

    by greenstyle92

    Now I gotta be there. I mean, I never thought the franchise would continue on the big screen. It's been three years since Sith, and George is all like, "Hey, BONUS Star Wars movie!" Oh yeah. Let's keep this a regular event. Say... Coming 2011, Shadows of the Empire, the animated movie. (Or maybe sooner than every three years. As many as they can limbo in before the Mayan Doomsday 2012, the better!)

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Respect to the Animators though.

    by Laserbrain

    They must be working real hard on this thing. They will have crafted 10 feature length movies worth of material in the time it takes Pixar or Dreamworks to create one theatrical release. Let's not be too hard on those guys and gals if the show doesn't look as slick.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    God damn

    by 18to88

    You are all a bunch of whiny little bitches.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Someone needs to kill George Lucas.

    by Jesus of Suburbia

    He's never gonna let Star Wars go, and this may be the only way to stop him. Anyone know any former Navy SEALs, or some unhinged Vietnam vets?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Will the action be better than Advent Children?

    by Johnno

    So this is their 3D animation project huh? Well, Square Enix has raised the bar heavily and it's something along those lines of how I'd prefer to see the Jedis fight... the sad thing is the clone wars cartoon had far better crazy Jedi action than any of the prequels... Anyway I wouldn't mind checking this out, but I'm looking forward to 'Resident Evil: Degeneration' more...

  • Which was mother fucking amazing work. Give this a chance. Lucas blew a ton of cash into this thing and the trailer and promos stills look sick. Or you could go fuck yourselves. Actually, do that instead.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Good news!!!

    by JLo III

    I just went down to the theater and set up my tent. The night manager said it would be OK if I use the restrooms once a day if it's not to crowded. As of right now there is enough room for 3 maybe 4 more campers if they hurry. Well, I've got to run.. I'm off to Sam's Club for some supplies. I'll be counting the days.Only 6 more months til Aug 15th!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    thats funny shit, JloIII

    by soup74

    yep.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones

    by eXcommunicated

    The word you were looking for way up there at the top of the Talkback was, "Rapequel".

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    leobloom, i dont have cable because...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... 95% of tv is shit - i can live without it - i used to have cable and spent the majority of my viewing time hitting the channel-up button and staring blankly at the screen - now i just watch the local and national news, and very little else, and i like it that way - generally speaking, i hate tv - i use my tv primarily to watch dvds and play video games - and i dont think my collection of "sci-fi toys" is a waste of money, as you put it - do you collect anything, besides angst and contempt for others and their respective tastes and interests? - in the short time ive seen/heard your presence on this site ive yet to read anything constructive come from you - its all smart-assy cut downs - it makes me wonder just how many people visit here for no other purpose than to antagonize others - doesnt instigating shit anonymously get tired after a while - i get it, everything sucks and youre very cool - like an invisible Fonzie - im curious... whats the best movie, your favorite, that you saw in 2007?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    JJ RedSky

    by Uncle Salty Walt

    I also do not have cable for exactly the same reason - TV is a wasteland of reality shows and tepid "dramas". In fact, this SW TV show business is one of the only things to make me wish I DID have cable in a very long time. I also agree that a good deal of the talkbacks at AICN are aimed to merely get a heated reaction - some chumps trying to stir shit up. I check out this site a few times a week to catch movie news (and check out a spoiler every now and then). Some folks spend their entire day online - I guess they live for this shit.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Kinda Neat

    by Teddy Artery

    They look like wooden puppets.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Scrolly

    by Scrolly

    Indy! Indy! Indy! Just getting ready.....

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    star wars secrets of rebellion '08

    by sylvester stabone

    http://tinyurl.com/2jkfro

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    First the action figures now this. . .

    by jimmay

    When did Star Wars turn into G.I. Joe style war-porn?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    .......FUCK YESSSS!!!!

    by Han Cholo

    I'll definitely be there opening day if the promise of seeing the Clone Wars done right is on screen. I hear this is going to be PG-13 already.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    oh PLEEZE tell me Hayden does the voice

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Sike.

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    1st Impression, SurVEY SAYS!!!!

    by Boober

    XXX

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I hate this style of angular animation...

    by sonnyfern

    I just don't like it, never have, and I don't know animated shows keep using it, it looks like crap!

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    gennedy tartakovski?

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Cool! Looks a wee bit "Rankin Bass" though...

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    ...Especially Obi-Wan, who makes me think Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer could come walking into shot. Or a song about wanting to be a dentist could start to swell. The Island of Misfit Droids, maybe?

  • Feb. 13, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Not into this...

    by mystic_dreamer

    This just looks like a departure too far. I am sick of half-baked Star Wars.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST

    At least...

    by TheBigLebowsky

    ... it looks a little less fake than the prequels...

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Genndy Tartakovsky is NOT involved

    by McNutty

    Genndy Tartakovsky is the reason that the Clone Wars animated series was so damn good. If you add up all the episodes, it was about an hour and a half worth of some of the best Star Wars stories since, well Knights of the Old Republic(someone posted a pretty cool movie of the game, does the voice and everything. http://youtube.com/wa tch?v=CnNcIzS3N9s ) So going back to Genndy... that guy can create some amazing action sequences that make the jedis in the Lucas prequels seem silly in comparison. So what we have with this new 3d Star Wars Clone Wars animated movie is Lucas' attempt to make a better cartoon than Genndy. I DOUBT that will happen. I for one am not too excited about this. I would have been maybe after episode I came out.... but gimme a break, we already know what happens to the jedi... the clone wars(which was only created by Palpatine to get his crown of emperor) seems pointless to watch now. What we do want to learn about is everything between 3 and 4. Until I hear anything positive about this movie, I really don't feel like spending any more money on a sub-par story with pretty lightsabers moving around the screen.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    BLESS THE INTERNET

    by Pipple

    SCREW GOOD MORNING AMERICA! HA HA HA HA. wOOOOOOOOOOOOO INDY'S BACK! INDY'S BACK1!!

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    SO DON'T WATCH IT YOU ASSHOLES!

    by ZeroCorpse

    The rest of us who enjoy Star Wars will be in line for it. The rest of you jerkwads can go pull each other's puds while waiting in line for the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, or the George Romero version of Cloverfield Witch Zombie Project. <p> I swear, I'm getting SICK of hearing you whiny bitches pitching a fit about how much you hate George Lucas, how much you dislike Star Wars now, and how Lucas raped you while you were sleeping in a bed of nostalgia. FUCK YOU. Don't watch it if you're sick of it, and kindly refrain from popping in to tell us WHY you won't watch it anymore. We get it. You hate it. So fuck the hell off.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    these images

    by ClockWorker

    look way too much like they're geared towards a very young audience

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST

    The preceding has been for those who don't get "polite"

    by ZeroCorpse

    Normally, I'm pretty diplomatic, but damned if I don't come into EVERY Star Wars thread on the Internet now to see the same whine-bitch-moan about the prequels, George's money, and the fact that Star Wars would be better if only it were six hours of Jedi killing each other Kill Bill style. <p> I'm sick of it. Really sick of it. Hating Star Wars is somehow now the cool thing to do. It's like Geek Denial or something. <p> Go watch the OT to your heart's content. Nobody's stopping you. Just PLEASE stop reminding us that you hate the prequels. We got it. We got it A DECADE AGO.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    thanks for the Indy link guys, looks very cool...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... i love it - lots of humor, punching, chases, bizarre traps in exotic locales and explosions - perfect - this will be a monster hit

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Its exactly the same...

    by Tourist

    ...as that spy repot said it would be. So I guess he weren't lying. Looks okay. Nice shot of the shadow on the car door, wonder if that was done especially for the trailer...or with it in mind. Ford unfortunately still looks like a passionless zombie. "part....zzzzz....ti..me.."

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Tourist I hate you but....

    by messi

    That post fucking killed me. I'm in tears. 72 CGI episodes of C3PO and R2D2 on a bus. Fucking hell that is hilarious.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    GL = Green Lantern not George Lucas. Get this Clear

    by messi

    Refer to Lucas as George Lucass or Luca$. GL is reserved for motherfucking Green Lantern.

  • What a cunt. The biggest event in Star Wars history and he relegates is to animated shorts, CGI animation, Comic books, novels and the back of toy packets. If Rupert Murdoch is the real life Lex Luthor then George Lucas is the real life Dr Doom.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Major problem with prequels and ROTJ

    by messi

    Think about it......What did ANH and ESB do which ROTJ and the Prequels didn't do. Space. A shitload of ANH and ESB took place in Space in the fucking Stars. ROTJ had more land and so did the prequels. Not only that but I bet it didn't really cross peoples minds that there were no hyperspace lines in the Prequels. Fuck you Lucas.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    True, about the space thing...

    by Tourist

    ...That might have been the missing ingredient. It is STAR and WARS after all.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    joeelliott

    by messi

    hahaha I was once CGI like your father.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Republic Commando was awesome

    by messi

    Imagine Episode 2 was The Clone Wars and a mix of Imperial era Samurai movies but substituted with Jedi and then Cinema verite' Saving Private Ryan esque scenes with the Clone troops. how badass would that be. Republic Commando does it amazingly. Like you are in the war "Go! Go! Go!". Camera shaking. That would have been a movie. And I don't want them fighting no robots. Anyone got ideas?

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Funniest Star Wars/LOTR line

    by messi

    Some dude said "Unlike the Ents in The Two Towers, the wooden acting in Attack of the Clones required no Visual Effects"

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    JimmyJoe RedSky

    by messi

    The problem that you're not seeing and everyone else here is arguing about is that this should have been one of the fucking prequels.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Deus Vult

    by messi

    what about "gotta eat" "damn you michael bay" "I turned around and saw kurt russell was laughing so it must have been ok" "chosen blu ray/hd dvd, here's why" "this year's little miss sunshine" "talkback superstar messi". Yeah the last one is important.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Can you believe Lucas chose Hayden over Christian Bale

    by messi

    because his daughters thought Hayden was cute. CHRISTIAN FUCKING BALE. The dude who always wanted to be Darth Vader.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Jaka

    by messi

    First you are old. And there will be another OT. When someone has the balls and vision to hire Geoff Johns as a writer and make a Green Lantern saga of films. It will be the new Star Wars. The escapism, but the whole metaphysical aspect and just balls out action.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    moto

    by messi

    You're right, about a year ago I just watched A New Hope 3 times in a week and I still couldn't believe how timeless it was. It's the benchmark for movie storytelling in the popular sense. Best use of narrative in film ever. And this was my original VHS pirated tape. After it I started thinking A New Hope might be my favourite Star Wars and in my top 5.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    and also

    by messi

    there's a reason it's the most popular movie of all time.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Uncle Salty Walt you dumb cunt

    by messi

    you are fucking stupid. there is a clear difference between the storytelling and filmmaking of the original trilogy to the prequel trilogy. No one said anything about violence, it's the way Lucas handles it. Where did anyone say R rated violence in the argument that episode 2 should have been the fucking Clone Wars. None. You dumb fuck.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Rick McCallum hahaha funny shit he says

    by messi

    Remember after every movie or anything he'd say "this is the one the fans have been waiting for" when AOTC came out he said it, no one liked it, so then he said it for ROTS, now he is saying it about the TV show. What a pussy ass Yes man dumb cunt producer.

  • I like "Rapequel" too.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    JimmyJoe RedSky and Uncle Salty Walt both stem

    by messi

    from the same family of "dumb cunt". Both of you are shotuing stupid Star Wars Opinions and then saying cable tv is bad. Last I heard shows like The Wire, The Shield and Entourage were pretty good.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    ANIIIIII YEAHHHH EEEEEEEEYYYYAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

    by Han Cholo

    Will we see ghost Jar Jar? Hope so.....

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    thing is..

    by Lemming

    I'm an avid Star Wars fan. But I don't want to see any more 'Clone Wars'. We *know* it's all going to go to shit, so it just seems pointless. How about some Old Republic era stuff, or Thrawn era?

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Lego Star Wars the Movie!

    by pearlanddean

    Those cut scenes in the games crack me up. Redo the entire sextilogy(?) in Lego, right now dammit!

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Who cares about this stupid crap?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    THE INDY TEASERTRAILER IS ONLINE! dammit.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:50 a.m. CST

    I think it looks creepy

    by Trazadone

    I'm not digging this at all.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    "Harry sized"?

    by Trazadone

    There's a joke in there somwehere.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    "Harry sized"?

    by Trazadone

    There's a joke in there somewhere.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    So...

    by metaluna

    bloody what? How is this any different from those godawful live action films? More stupid robots that go 'roger roger'? Jesus I'd be truly embarassed to queue for this crud at my local flick house.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    There Should have been 1 Prequel Movie

    by romanocc

    I understand Lucas can make more money with a trilogy, but there should have been one 3 1/2 hour Prequel that pretty much fleshes out the Episode III story with bits and pieces of flashbacks taken from Episode I & II. The problem with Episode I & II is because the movies were essentially setups, as Lucas said 60% of the Prequel story lies in Episode III, it turned so many fans off by 2005, most people didn't care at that point. After being burned with Jar Jar, Jake Lloyd, childish humor, and a bad romance, Star Wars movies had sunk to a new low in the genre. If Lucas just put out 1 Prequel Movie out in the year 2000, and really took the time to create a great story, a great reason why Anakin turned, and hired a good writer and director and JUST OVERSAW the project as Exec Producer, like he did with ESB & ROTJ. There would have been very little backlash, cause the story would have ended right then and there, and people wouldn't have 3 years to complain about this and that between movies. The PT was not this huge story that SW fans needed to see, we just wanted some great plot points: The Duel on the Volcano Planet, Meet Anakins Wife, Empire Takes over, the Birth of the Rebellion, The Birth of Vader, and the placement of the twins. All this happened in the quick-cut 2+ hour Revenge of the Sith, when it could have been really fleshed out to 1 epic movie that told the story we waited since 1983.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I'd be more interested in a KOTOR movie.

    by KillDozer

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    This minus Genndy Tartokovsky et. al.

    by Dingbatty

    Could that possibly be a good thing?

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    And this is better than Tartakovsky's version...

    by Kid Z

    ... for what reason exactly? Because it's CG animated? One more reason why animation is an artform in Europe, and merely a medium for selling shitty toys and candied cereals in the US. And by the way... CG animation always reminds me of those creepy-ass puppets from Thunderbirds Are Go.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by JLo

    Oh there will be another. It might be 10 years but it will happen.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Head In A Box, I disagree

    by romanocc

    I am a SW geek, but I just can't get jazzed up for more Clone Wars stuff. This has nothing do to with my Lucas and what has happened in the past ten years to the SW universe. I am telling you if Lucas did 7,8,9, I would atleast be interested in seeing them and would definitely go opening night, cause that is essentially a whole new storyline, where you actually don't know what will happen, who will survive. All this movie/TV show is, is just more Clone Wars stuff, and we have already been there. You may not believe me, but trust me, I won't be there in August.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Cut the damn Lego comparison, right now!!!

    by Nice Marmot

    The characters obviously look more like Playmobile figures.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    The Tartakovsky cartoons...

    by Toulon

    were BADASS. They atcually had the other jedis kicking ass all over the place, and being CREDIBLE. And the assault one with the elite stormtroopers? That was AWESOME!! When I first heard about this, I was HOPING it would be the same team, and still am very disappointed that it's not. Just look at the way they handled Grievous: in the film, he's a coughing little nothing who gets his ass handed to him, but in the cartoon, he was FUCKING SCARY.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I'll take my kid

    by Abominable Snowcone

    if she wants to go, but that anime looks like shit. I'm over with Star Wars already.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Anakin's Padawan

    by arloflores

    What do you all mean it doesn't make sense for him to have a padawan. The way I understand it this takes place after he is made a Jedi Knight. If you'll recall, Obi-Wan took on Anakin as a padawan after being a Jedi for all of one minute.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by messi

    aren't you the pansy father who says Batman movies should be for kids?

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I can't get excited about this either

    by GreatWhite

    More Star Wars . . . shit, ten or fifteen years ago I would've gone crazy over the amount of new Star War related material coming out, but now, after the prequel trilogy . . . eh. Lucas has lost his spark. Let someone else, who still has theirs, take over. That's why Tartovsky's Clone Wars series worked so well. He still has his. It still didn't feel like original Star Wars, it wasn't THAT cool, but it was pretty badass, just the same. But this whole project is flawed from the get-go. The Clone Wars were all a ruse, a shame, to get Palpatine into power. There's no suspense left. It's not nearly as cool as we all imagined it would be lo those many years ago, listening to Obi Wan talk about his wartime experiences with Anakin. A shame Lucas didn't write it all back then, then let some new director, who would've been faithful to his orginal vision, take over. I still love Star Wars, and I would love to see this work, but . . . what are the odds?

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    ***** Have a STAR WARS Valentine's Day *****

    by JDanielP

    Some days, we are Jedi. Some days, we are Sith. But every day, my fellow talkbackers, may the force be with. :-) Who needs gifts and Valentine's bling.....when every talkbacker has a STAR WARS x-wing? -Just imagine the hours of hard, strenuous labor.....to pay for an authentic, spouse-cutting lghtsabre! -If you want to feel lovin', just head for the source. For BIG HUGS and KISSES, you won't NEED the force. -Happy Valentine's Day! (heh,heh)

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Re: believe Lucas chose Hayden over Christian Bale

    by IAmLegolas

    Like Christian Bale could have saved anything? Look what happened to other great actors under Lucas' wing....Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor...

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Head In A Box?

    by IAmLegolas

    More like head up Lucas' ass. Or maybe up his own.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Nice but I'm more excited about the resident Evil CGI movie

    by Stalkeye

    how many times do I need to see another version of Clone Wars? why not do a movie based on the events after ROTJ, which I heard that from one of the many star wars novels, Luke actually turns to the dark side. Besides Harrison Ford, I'm sure the actors from the first SW movies would gladly do the voiceovers..Mark (Hamil) has more than enough experience.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    "Every fucking hater here..."

    by Prossor

    No not really, i'm not even going to get up the energy to go and rent it. Heck i've seen 1 or 2 of the animated episodes as it is and even THAT i heard is good.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Stop Talking Shit about Lucas

    by ThePilgrim

    The PT didn't ruin the OT. The OT still exist. Just cause you don't like the PT, doesn't mean it ruined the OT. Thats some serious Casual Fan Bullshit. I'm not a big PT fan and I hate the look of this CGI series, and how it looks exactly like the cartoon series. I was hoping for Beowulf CGI. But you know what- The OT is still here, and I never stopped loving it, and I never will.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Directors?

    by plocock

    Have you guys checked out who the directors are for these shows yet? I notice Dave Bullock is one - the same guy that just did JLA: The New Frontier, which rocks! Hopefully these shows will too - Clone Wars or not...

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Why ...

    by Wirraway

    ... do military tactics in sci fi epics look like something a boy scout troop would instinctively avoid? Running upright in big groups towards automatic weapons fire, not a rifle grenade or artillery piece in sight ...

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Die Star Wars Die

    by flossygomez

    3 horrid movies later and they still pimp out the same 2 dimensional tired characters. Please make it a porno at least.

  • Feb. 14, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I Promise This Isn't Just To Be Negative

    by Colier Rannd

    But I prefer the 2-D Tartovsky version. This looks too weird. Too...I don't know...it's just a preference I guess. I could totally go with a Han Solo series with Nathan Fillion though.

  • Feb. 15, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Bored of the prequel era; enough already.

    by krylite

    This is not about more insight on Anakin. It's about Lucas who hates his audience who dared boo his mediocre directing and scripting skills of the PT. Yes he's a good storyteller but he sucks behind the camera and directing anybody and anything. It was his talented crew that made the OT. It's like forcing PT stories on us ,pushing again and again "see PT is good stuff" and it's NOT. Why not just remake Ep. I and II as cartoons too while you're at it. I hope the ratings are horrendus and everyone is bored of it as well. Lucas has to be sent a message that fans will not wait another decade(or 2) before we get what we really want: 10 to 20 years of stories AFTER ep. III of Vader in Palpatine's fascist empire, or Ep. 7 , 8 and 9!, and not having to buy into crap Lucas in his pride is trying to force feed us into agreeing as classics as Ep. IV and V which will never happen.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    The Pilgrim, the SE & PT killed the OOT

    by romanocc

    The reason so many fans like myself hate the Prequels & Special Editions is because it made the Original Versions obsolete, except for that crappy non-anamorphic bullshit DVD versions put out in 2006. If Lucas would have left the OT alone, and didn't insert Hayden in ROTJ, or that stupid song in Jabbas Palace, or of course Greedo shooting first, most fans would have moved on from the PT and wouldn't have really cared. Most people aren't annoyed at the updated special effects, as it was the ridiculous jarring scene changes that pisses fans like me off. So if I want to watch a high quality version of the OT, I have to watch the Special Editions with all the stupid shit Lucas put in there. By not releasing the OOT in the same quality as the SE, he is essentially MAKING us recognize the PT, because we can't watch Sebastian Shaw at the end of the movie as a ghost, which has a totally different meaning then Hayden Christenshit lurking there next to Alec Guiness and Yoda. The day the OOT is properly restored, is the day the PT & SE bitching should stop from my fellow OOT fans from 77-83, but as long as Lucas says, "Those versions don't exist anymore, and he puts them out in laserdisk quality, the man who was god to me growing up is Darth Vader now, a man who murdered and betrayed the good George Lucas.

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

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  • Feb. 15, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

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  • Feb. 15, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Testing out multiple accounts?

    by orcus