What is missing from current batch of Star Wars movies?

  1. Is it the fact that the special effects are crowding out the story? Or perhaps their is too much action and not enough energy? The alien creatures seem to be there to call attention to themselves in stead of add to the plot. This latest episode is a lot better than the last which I thought was down right boring. All the money they spend on those things and so little substance is produced. Why not go back to a story based, character based action picture where the special effects support the more important elements.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   shay
    Mmmmm....well, Star Wars is a doggone religion in my house, unfortunately. Hubbie is a junkie.

    I wasn't wild about Episode I either. HATED that Jar Jar thing...ugh!! I quite liked Episode II, however. I thought the fight scenes were very well-choreographed and enjoyed the action. Then again, I am married to Mr. Testosterone and have had to adjust to being forced to watch action/'man-movie' flicks, so the action and technical stuff doesn't even faze me any more. Lol!!

    As for the aliens, I agree....they are totally not relevant to the plot. I'm sorry, but those tall things that produced the clones were just annoying....THEY WALK TOO SLOW!!
  4. by   nightingale
    I loved it. I am a self admitted Star Wars "Junkie".
  5. by   Robin61970
    I also loved it...we took the day off and kept the kids out of school to go to the first showing.....we are junkies.....sat in the theater for over an hour before the movie started just to have seats...it was awesome!
  6. by   Q.
    I am a Star Wars geekette. That and 007 junkie. Have been since the late 70's.

    I don't know, I didn't find anything wrong with either episodes. This one was GREAT! And Shay, I liked the tall aliens, they were kinda funny! They DO walk slow, but that is funny!

    I applauded at the scene where Yoda was kickin' some butt! And then goes back to his limping, sore hobble. AWESOME!!!
  7. by   Robin61970
    The whole theater went nuts when Yoda did that.....whistling, yelling, whooping, and stomping....plus applauding....it was great....my hubby siad he was a little disappointed in the movie because it wasn't exactly what he expected, but that he would still see it again and again........so would I!!
  8. by   hapeewendy
    I just got back from seeing star wars and I LOVED IT!
    I'm a geeky nerdlette I know,but still
    amazing
    I love yoda
    also loved the part where he kicks major butt and then goes back to the cane.......
    to me this second movie put a lot of pieces together and really kinda forshadowed how things are gonna go in the third and final one.....
    cant wait
    excited
    wheres my light saber (sabre?)
    ????????
  9. by   oramar
    Yes it was fun, yes it was entertaining, still something missing.
  10. by   aimeee
    It's Heart.
  11. by   nightingale
    Many of my early and maturing philosophies I tried on came from Star Wars exposure. It is about good guys winning and the bad guys who are clearly defined and ever so eevilll.

    "May the force" be with you and the positive empowering of speaking your mind clearly and persuading others to "Let those Droids go (with a wave of your hand)" to the imperial guards. Oh man I love it!

    B.
  12. by   oramar
    You know, half way through this present episode I said to my daughter, "but who are the bad guys?"
  13. by   nightingale
    Oramer:

    I know it is confusing because the clones are the good guys this film. In the future, the clones become imperial army (I think).

    Hint... the bad guys wear black... kinda like ther westerns....

    B.
  14. by   aimeee
    You know, I can't actually comment on episode II because I haven't seen it yet. My son is the only one in the family who has. But with Episode I it seemed to have no heart. I was just not drawn into it. I felt nothing for the characters. The trilogy was clearly Luke's story.

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