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    Star Wars in 3D it's official

    Breaking news:
    Lucasfilm has decided to reprocess the series into that format and release the films in theaters again, starting in 2012 with the 1999 prequel The Phantom Menace. It's only one-sixth of the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting to hear, but it's the first step toward converting the other prequels and original trilogy.
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    it just gets worse and worse. George Lucas, please stop!

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    Someone posted this on a web site and I had to laugh. It's probably only funnly to those with kids, but...

    "You know, my daughter Molly will draw a picture and Mommy and Daddy will say how much we love it. She'll then take it back after giving it to us to enjoy and add more hearts and flowers to it. We'll tell her it's fine and we love it, but she'll take it back again and draw more stuff on it until it is a jumbled mess of flowers and hearts and you cannot see the original picture anymore. The difference here is that Molly is four years old and isn't a billionaire."

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    This 3D sham was originally going to take place in 2007 for the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, but got shoved to the back burner for the Clone Wars venture. I haven't seen a 3D movie in the theatres since Jaws 3 in 1983. And I plan to keep it that way! Say NO to 3D! HA!

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    eh, personally I'll take my Star Wars any way I can get it. I was in boot camp when ep 2 came out and it's still the only one I haven't seen in theaters, maybe this time I'll get to catch it.

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    Hmm... Stuff like the new Resident Evil looks good in the 3D IMAX, but post production 3D looks bad, like Clash of the Titans... We'll see. If anyone can make post-production 3D look great, it's ILM...

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    I think it'll be cool to see the Star Wars movies in theaters again, in 3D or no.

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    I wonder if Han shoots first in 3D.

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    I'm in the more you change it, the worse you make it camp. I wish he would move on and focus his energies on something new.
    Forget who shot first, if it's gonna be changed again should we not kick up a fuss and get Boba some new schemes, lol, joking.
    I say move on.

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    Good lord. TPM ? WTH is wrong with GL ? He had to pick the most embarrassing movie he's ever made to start off this travesty. Can't he just lay the prequals to bed for a while and focus on what MADE him in the first place for a change? Last I checked, the OT was released first anyway ... if he's GOT to do this, why not repeat history? 99% of all SW in pop culture, references the OT anyway. There is a reason for it. Seriously

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    A camapign needs to be started in order to stop madness like this from happening. Star Wars isn't designed to be in 3-D! The Special Editions were enough! If it ain't broke don't fix it!

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    askywalker98 said: View Post
    Hmm... Stuff like the new Resident Evil looks good in the 3D IMAX, but post production 3D looks bad, like Clash of the Titans... We'll see. If anyone can make post-production 3D look great, it's ILM...
    They tried it with Nightmare Before Christmas a couple years ago, they could only do some much seeing it was claymation and already in 3D, but they didnt try to over do it. Also I dont need to see Jar Jar Binks in 3D, him just being on screen is bad enough.

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    I am wagering its because of the saber fight with Maul and Obi and the Pod race as that in 3D will likely be what people will want to see and will talk about after (isn't it still?).

    Kids will love Jar Jar in 3D...3P0 was way worse anyway :P "What a drag!"

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    You'dve thought Spielberg would have a word with him. Look at the wealth of films he's made since indianna jones, you don't see him going back and tweaking that every other year

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    Since I have a daughter now and she loves star wars, then its all good with me. She'll be able to enjoy Star Wars in the big screen. Just like Daddy did when he was seven. She'll be 4 1/2 by then.

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    I know there's a lot of people who are against the Star Wars Saga being brought back in 3D onto the screen..but keep in mind that bringing back the Star Wars saga onto the screen will generate interest to a whole new generation of Star Wars fans. There's a whole new generation out there who has never seen Star Wars and they have no interest in Star Wars. The current plan for the 3D release is to show the entire 6 chapters of the Star Wars saga every year, so the "Phantom Menace" in will start in 2012, and it will end with "Return of The Jedi" in 2017. That's more than enough time to generate interest for a whole new generation into Star Wars.

    I've asked some teenagers/tweens who only saw parts of the original trilogy and they told me that Boba Fett was "lame". (That may sound shocking to us, but that's what they think because they never saw the whole movie on the big screen, and aren't familiar with Boba Fett like we are.) Keep in mind also that for their generation, the internet & video games were always around when they were growing up, and those tweens never saw the original trilogy on the big screen. While there are some young teenage fans of Star Wars today, the reality is that they are more in the minority than majority. Putting the Star Wars saga back on the screen will certainly generate interest for their generation. Many of them aren't going to care whether it's 2-D or 3D, and they aren't to nitpick like we do, because they never saw the original version.

    It's also interesting to note that many of the younger generation prefers the "Special Editions" versions over the original versions. Many of them thought that the special effects for the original untampered versions were terrible & very outdated & they saw the pacing as very slow. (They couldn't see what the fuss was all about over the original trilogy in what they saw as a movie with very poor & outdated special effects. After seeing the untampered version of "A New Hope", one girl remarked that the lightsaber duel between Darth Vader & Obi Wan as " The lamest fight ever". ) Many of our generation prefers the untampered version because that's the version that we grew up with. That's not necessarily the case with the younger generation, because they didn't grow up watching the original version. (And you aren't going to get their interest by showing them the untampered versions onto the big screen. Many of them also have no interest in picking up the DVD, but it's very likely that the 3D versions will generate their interest in going to see the movie.) Perhaps, these 3D movies will generate the same sense of awe & wonder for the next generation like the original 2D version did for our generation.

    I don't want Star Wars fandom to die out with our generation, and be forgotten by the next generation. In order for our fandom to grow within the next 30 years, we need to bring it to the next generation. It would break my heart if 30 years from now, people in the sci-fi fandom will say "Star Wars"? "What's that?"

    When I was at the San Diego Comic Con, I remember seeing a few autograph tables that had some actors who had played some sci-fi roles from the 1950's and 1960's. They were literally begging & pleading for people to come to their table, and people would just walk past them. I don't want the future of Star Wars fandom to end up like that 30 to 40 years from now....forgotten & ignored. When our generation passes away, who is going to take over the Star Wars fandom if we don't bring interest to the next generation? Do we really want the movies & books that contains the exploits & stories of Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo & Chewbacca, Obi Wan Kenobi to collect dust, and be forgotten in the digital libraries of the future?

    Also, George Lucas isn't getting younger by the day, and even Harrison Ford is old enough to be a great grandfather now. In about two short decades, it's quite possible that they, and the majority of the original trilogy actors may pass away. (Many of the the original trilogy actors have already passed away.) The next future generation won't have the luxury of being able to meet the all those people who helped create the original trilogy like we do today. (And many of the actors from the prequels by that time will either be retiring or collection a pension.)

    I would say that instead of thinking of this 3D release as a curse, think of it as hidden blessing for the future of Star Wars fandom. (Yes, I would cringe too at seeing Jar Jar in 3D, but if it means bringing in a whole new generation of Star Wars fans, then the advantages would outweigh the disadvantages in this case.)
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    ooooh...idk about this. Don't get me wrong I'm gonna see them but I'm a little worried.

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    It will be nice to see all the movies with my son who is now 6 but good lord let it rest with re-releases. Just let it be!!!!

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    Now 3D...Think I'm gonna puke!

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    Personally, I wish that if GL was going to spend SO much time trying to milk every last dime out of Star Wars, he ought to quit the re-releases and go out and make another movie and try to redeem himself. The new trilogy was terrible (mostly due to consistently bad casting of Anakin and lack of character development). Put your computer away, stop trying to bring a 30 year old movie into the modern age of technology, and just make something that doesn't make us hate you.

    For pity's sake, Spielberg just made a new Indiana Jones movie not long ago and it actually didn't suck, so obviously you can resurrect a franchise and do it well.

    Try again Lucas. But stop mangling what actually was good.

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    For pity's sake, Spielberg just made a new Indiana Jones movie not long ago and it actually didn't suck, so obviously you can resurrect a franchise and do it well.
    Actually...Lucas created Indiana Jones, and it was his idea to bring back Indy. Spielberg has repeatedly said while he directs the Indy movies, Indiana Jones is Lucas's "baby" and his creation. As for not "sucking", the latest Indy movie is matter of much heated controversy among the Indiana Jones fans. Some liked it and some really despise it. (The alien storyline was actually Spielberg's idea. Lucas was initially very much against the idea.)

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    Actually...Lucas created Indiana Jones, and it was his idea to bring back Indy. Spielberg has repeatedly said while he directs the Indy movies, Indiana Jones is Lucas's "baby" and his creation. As for not "sucking", the latest Indy movie is matter of much heated controversy among the Indiana Jones fans. Some liked it and some really despise it. (The alien storyline was actually Spielberg's idea. Lucas was initially against the idea.)
    That's all true, but really the point remains. A franchise can be rebooted without sucking horribly. I realize the alien thing sparked heat (justifiably. I thought it was weird too.) but I don't think I heard anyone complain about the casting or even the writing (aside from the ending.)... It seems easy to say that it was a better sequel than "The Phantom Menace."

    So again, rather than continuing to milk a severely dehydrated cash cow, I'd like to see him do something worthwhile.

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    but I don't think I heard anyone complain about the casting or even the writing (aside from the ending.)..
    Um...Actually there were lot of a complaints from the Indiana Jones fans about the writing and casting as well. It got so heated that even Shia La Boeuf (Who played Indy's son) publicly apologized for his role. But I agree that it was a far better sequel than "The Phantom Menace". (Which I thought that it would have been a good movie, if it wasn't for Jar Jar Binks and Jake Lloyd's acting. The rest of the cast were quite good. None really complained much about Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Ian McDiarmid's acting. The movie would be infinitely better if all the scenes of Jar Jar were removed, and young Anakin Skywalker was recasted. )

    And as I've mentioned before, while many of us from our generation would hate it, the 3D films will open the door for future generations of Star Wars fans. As it stands now, (With some exceptions) many teenagers/tweens are not interested in the Star Wars saga, have never seen it, and don't want to see it. When they see it back on the big screen, (Whether it's 2D or 3D) it will generate interest for the future generation into Star Wars.
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    (Which I thought that it would have been a good movie, if it wasn't for Jar Jar Binks and Jake Lloyd's acting. The rest of the cast were quite good. None really complained much about Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Ian McDiarmid's acting. )
    lol Completely agreed.

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    I don't get it; I'm not going to see Episode I in 3-D. There is no reason to release it in 3-D. All I see now is an attempt to milk more money out of us. Next year we get the Blu-Ray release of all 6 films, plus deleted scenes. So once again I have to buy the films. Now in 2012 GL is going to release Ep I in 3-D? Come on! The buck stops here. Instead of doing a 3-D release, why not just make a new film? Wait a minute, he already tried that and all we got were actors not giving true performances because they were surrounded by blue and greenscreens; scratch that. Methinks GL has turned to the Darkside of the Force. I'm just saying. I'll go throw up now.

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