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Has anyone else never even seen a Star wars movie...?

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Has anyone else never even seen a Star wars movie...?

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Ravanofdarkness
12.14.2011 , 01:24 AM | #41
There are People in the World that really haven't watched a Star Wars Movie? i'm shockt.
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Celand_Gend
12.14.2011 , 01:24 AM | #42
I am another who has never seen any of the Star Wars movies. Never actually missed any just didn't see them. I don't see why this would change the fact that I want to play this game

I am a game nerd and proud of it
:P

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WatchTheGrass
12.14.2011 , 01:27 AM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Nevzo View Post
good movies?

Shawshank redemption, Green mile, curse of the golden flower, lord of the rings, Big, drop dead fred, labrynth, shutter island etc

I have wide range of taste, but just never seen star wars, and no desire to..
Personally I'd disagree with that list. I can understand why most of these are loved films but minus Labyrinth I couldn't agree with the others.

Objectively well made sure, award winning even. Subjectively I just didn't like many of these.

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Argentus
12.14.2011 , 01:29 AM | #44
Wait, there are movies based on this game?

Already?!



I'm kidding. Please don't hurt me.

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Nightfrogger
12.14.2011 , 01:32 AM | #45
Can I wish to unsee the steaming pile of crap that is episodes 1-3?

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Garandil
12.14.2011 , 01:37 AM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by Nevzo View Post
So I am alone in this?

I watch good movies but star wars is so dated i most likely won't enjoy it.

Too much talking aswell from what i can tell from clips. It looks so dull
Ignore all the fanboys here... the books, extended universe and such are where you should begin if anything! Obvious I'm going to get flamed but the original trilogy was utter crap, horrid character development, dull dramatization... and ****... THE PLOTHOLES!!! Ignore the people still living in the past, star wars might a been good for its time (Which isn't saying much lmao) but it transitions horribly today.

They are popcorn flicks plain and simple, you have to turn your brain off when watching them (and that aspect just doesn't hold up today). There's alot better star wars stuff out there, check that out, its such a huge gap in creativity! The original trilogy annoys me as much as any time travel movie (none of that in there just comparing) , with absurb plots and gaping holes. (Acting is horrid, but was ok for it's time... which again doesnt mean squat lol)

Wiki the original ... or even the full set (feel free to watch the awesome lightsaber battles though in 1-3, at least SOMETHING good came from the movies lol Game has just as good ones imo though!) and then spend the time you have freed yourself of by reading into the extended universe or playing swtor! So much better xD

I'm out though... dare not to see the whining that goes on after my post *rollseyes* ... WoW fanboys still worse I suppose lmao

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Chunkkie
12.14.2011 , 01:44 AM | #47
If your really have got to this stage without watching the films then play the game and see if it suits you... if it does start by watching the first (episodes IV/VI) films.. they are certainly worth the time it will take..

Still cant accept anyone posting on here has not seen them though... or thinks they are somehow not a nerd!

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hauntedTech
12.14.2011 , 01:45 AM | #48
If you're looking for something particularly good and relevant to this MMO, you could pick up Knights of the Old Republic 1 on steam. I think it's only like $10, and is a great game.

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Argentus
12.14.2011 , 01:47 AM | #49
Well, at the risk of being labeled a 'fanboy', I think putting Star Wars into perspective helps you understand some of the more dodgy bits about it. The movie was Lucas's love letter to the serials (like the original runs of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon). Serials were highly stylized, cheaply produced, very action packed short films that preceded the features in movie theaters back from the silent era into the mid-50s or so.

It wasn't intended to be high art. It was a crazy, B-movie mash-up of Flash Gordon and Samurai movies. The fact that it was a huge success seemed to floor everybody involved and Lucas had to pull the sequels out of his rump and pretend he had a grand vision all along.

Basically, you have to put your brain on autopilot and just enjoy them for what they are. (And that helps make the prequels a lot more palatable, too. Well, that and skipping any Jar Jar scene and any scene where 'Ani' emotes.) But still worth watching even by 'modern' standards, in my opinion.

(As are the serials and for that matter, the Kurosawa movies they borrowed some structure from.)

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Greyfeld
12.14.2011 , 01:50 AM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by Garandil View Post
Ignore all the fanboys here... the books, extended universe and such are where you should begin if anything! Obvious I'm going to get flamed but the original trilogy was utter crap, horrid character development, dull dramatization... and ****... THE PLOTHOLES!!! Ignore the people still living in the past, star wars might a been good for its time (Which isn't saying much lmao) but it transitions horribly today.

They are popcorn flicks plain and simple, you have to turn your brain off when watching them (and that aspect just doesn't hold up today). There's alot better star wars stuff out there, check that out, its such a huge gap in creativity! The original trilogy annoys me as much as any time travel movie (none of that in there just comparing) , with absurb plots and gaping holes. (Acting is horrid, but was ok for it's time... which again doesnt mean squat lol)

Wiki the original ... or even the full set (feel free to watch the awesome lightsaber battles though in 1-3, at least SOMETHING good came from the movies lol Game has just as good ones imo though!) and then spend the time you have freed yourself of by reading into the extended universe or playing swtor! So much better xD

I'm out though... dare not to see the whining that goes on after my post *rollseyes* ... WoW fanboys still worse I suppose lmao
Considering you ranted for 4 paragraphs about how horrible the trilogy was, but not once provided any examples to reinforce your position, I have to kindly say that you're full of it.

Don't get me wrong, people are allowed to like or dislike whatever they wish. But if you're going to make sweeping generalizations like, "plot holes" and "bad acting," you should probably consider extrapolating a bit. Unless you don't actually want a discussion, and just want a springboard for your blind, seething hatred... in which case, seeth away, but don't expect anybody to actually take you seriously.



Quote: Originally Posted by Nevzo View Post
I only ask because 50% of the posts I see seem to be people roleplaying in star wars speech as if it's their only passion in life.. :P I Know people like this exist out there but i am a little shocked at the amount of them here.... will everyone be roleplaying in the game with weird chat, or will it be like any other mmo?
Probably not, unless you play on an RP server. But I don't see why it should bother you, even if there were. Roleplaying is a blast, and can really enhance a gaming experience.
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