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Star Wars ride at Disneyland  (Source: SlashFilm)
Disneyland tweaks Star Wars ride for 3D fun

Star Wars is one of the most popular science fiction franchises ever created and goes back to the days of many geeks' youth. The newer flicks are not as cool by some standards as the original trilogy, but they are still really cool.

A while back, it was announced that the Star Wars franchise would be coming to Blu-ray for the first time in September of 2011. We didn't get an exact launch date for the flicks when they were first announced, but that official date has now surfaced. LucasFilm has announced that September 27, 2011 is the day the Blu-ray versions of all of the Star Wars films will hit stores. The flicks will sell like crazy.

SlashFilm also reports that work is underway at the Disneyland Resort that will see the Star Tours: The Adventure Continues ride get a 3D update with some new action and characters. The ride is set after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before the first of the original trilogy.

Riders will get to see characters from the original trilogy and the new films during the ride and C-3PO will be at the controls of the virtual spaceship the passengers are in on the ride. The new attraction will also take its riders to different parts of the Star Wars universe for the first time. I now know where my summer vacation will be.

One of the action sequences in the attraction will have the riders chased by Boba Fett with Admiral Ackbar communicating with the ride via hologram. Disney will not confirm or deny many of the details about where the ride will take people in the Star Wars universe.


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Wrong
By adiposity on 1/22/2011 12:59:49 AM , Rating: 5
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The newer flicks are not as cool by some standards as the original trilogy, but they are still really cool.


No, the standard that holds that the "newer flicks" are not as cool as the old one also holds that they not "still really cool." The new movies are horribly written with wooden acting and annoying animated character(s). The one "love story" in the three episodes is between two characters with zero chemistry.

By far the best movie of all the 6 is Empire. The other two originals are so-so in comparison. But eps 1-3 are just bad.

I realize that what I've written here is simply my opinion, and I don't begrudge you your own. But, to dismiss those who were massively disappointed in the duds that were episodes 1-3 with the comment that the movies are "still really cool" is a bit insulting. The complaint is not that they are "really cool" but "not cool enough." The complaint is that the movies are actively bad.

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ep...




RE: Wrong
By blueboy09 on 1/22/2011 10:14:04 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. The prequals were horribly acted, compared to the original trilogy. Personally, my favorite Star Wars film is Return of the Jedi, but that's just me. Ever since the inclusion of CGI in films, acting has taken a hellish turn for the worst. Granted, there are a few films, (namely Avatar and Jurassic Park) that we stand-outs, but other than that, just so-so ho-hum acting from actors. Let's go back to 80's films, since they didn't have IL&M at the time, and see the difference in acting then. The difference is like night and day.


RE: Wrong
By Aloonatic on 1/23/2011 8:32:51 AM , Rating: 2
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The prequals were horribly acted, compared to the original trilogy.
That's what happens when you go cheap and move production and casting out of the UK, and go down-under. Yes, I'm from the UK, but I have always felt that part of what made the original Star Wars films seem as good as they were was down to the quality supporting cast, as well as getting lucky with casting Harrison Ford as Han.


RE: Wrong
By headbox on 2/2/2011 12:10:08 PM , Rating: 2
it doesn't matter if you don't like the prequels. They weren't meant for you. Lucas recruited a new generation of Star Wars fans, who eagerly buy up Clone Wars toys and video games. He's the richest man in Hollywood not from ticket sales, but from merchandising.

If you were 6 years old when you saw Episode 1, you'd be cheering for Jar Jar right now.


RE: Wrong
By Noliving on 1/24/2011 11:53:37 AM , Rating: 1
I don't know I thought the third one the revenge of the sith was a good one that could stand with 4,5, and 6.


RE: Wrong
By adiposity on 1/24/2011 2:07:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
"It's over Anakin....I have the high ground..."


In a sword fight...lol

I will agree that ep3 is the best of 1-3. Just as ep2 was better than ep1. But it's not saying much.


RE: Wrong
By bug77 on 1/26/2011 6:58:18 AM , Rating: 2
How about: let's hide the kids where the sith will never look for them. Let's give one to the leading rebellious senator and one to their only relative alive (other than Vader), the step-grandfather. That'll show the sith.


RE: Wrong
By adiposity on 1/26/2011 11:52:56 AM , Rating: 2
Also, as angry as Anakin becomes, I don't really buy him murdering "younglings" (the most retarded term, btw).

"He was seen, killing younglings!"


RE: Wrong
By bug77 on 1/26/2011 2:27:50 PM , Rating: 2
And the one that condenses all the lameness in episodes 1-3 into a single word: "NOOOOOOOOO!!!"


RE: Wrong
By adiposity on 1/26/2011 7:25:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
And the one that condenses all the lameness in episodes 1-3 into a single word: "NOOOOOOOOO!!!"


I cringed when I heard it in the movie, and now, again.

"The person I was just trying to kill, is dead??!"


RE: Wrong
By DkFFIV on 1/28/2011 4:01:03 AM , Rating: 2
http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com

N (O x 15) .com

For dire situations.


RE: Wrong
By adiposity on 1/28/2011 11:53:39 AM , Rating: 2
lol


$$$$
By umop apisdn on 1/21/2011 12:31:25 PM , Rating: 3
Now he (Lucas) can finally afford that sporty Miata he's had his eye on.




RE: $$$$
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 1/21/2011 5:41:29 PM , Rating: 1
Lucas already prints money, I doubt this will make anything possible that wasn't already possible.


RE: $$$$
By JasonMick (blog) on 1/21/2011 6:26:02 PM , Rating: 2
Just think Chris, your s/n's name double will soon be chilling with the ghost of new Anakin (Hayden Christiansen) on Blu-Ray, digitally edited in, ruining a perfectly momentous ending scene.

Good think Lucas has said he never plans to restore the originals or release them to Blu-Ray quality! I mean we wouldn't want to see the movies in their original unbutchered form that made them famous or anything...

(I'm not bitter at all, really.)


RE: $$$$
By Chillin1248 on 1/21/2011 8:35:57 PM , Rating: 3
And to just think that he edited the originals and [re-]released them on DVD and now Blu-Ray as the "Special Editions" :) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_St...

To be honest, the reason I heard that he doesn't wish to restore the originals is because he considered them 25%-30% of what he intended.
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Chillin


RE: $$$$
By bug77 on 1/22/2011 10:23:24 AM , Rating: 3
Just be thankful they're not releasing the completely politically correct version. The one where the rebels include all minorities and sue the empire back to the righteous way, mindful of their carbon footprint.


RE: $$$$
By BugblatterIII on 1/22/2011 10:27:46 PM , Rating: 1
I bought the DVD box set and spent a very enjoyable weekend watching the films again for the first time in years.

Enjoyable that is until it got to the end of RotJ and what should have been a satisfying finalé had me shouting and swearing at the screen! That crappy kid grinning like a twat and pretty much waving at the camera (my memory may have embellished sightly).

I felt as though I'd been cheated, and also that Lucas had snuck in a crafty advert for the other films. I was sorely tempted to send the DVDs back for a refund.

I won't be buying any more Star Wars movies. Lucas should be forcibly restrained from doing anything more with them; I don't think we'd let DaVinci go and paint glasses and a tache onto the Mona Lisa would we?


RE: $$$$
By angryplayer on 1/21/11, Rating: -1
How many times...
By lowsidex2 on 1/21/2011 10:43:07 PM , Rating: 2
...will we buy the same movie. VHS. Super VHS. The box set. The collectors edition. DVD. The DVD with the bonus footage. The collectors edition of the DVD. The box set again. It never ends.

I'm a fan(of the original 3). The DVD versions look fine. I won't get any more enjoyment out of them if I spent $80 on the blue ray collectors edition box set with the 34 hours of bonus footage and the digital copy to watch on my 4inch ipod screen.




RE: How many times...
By YashBudini on 1/22/2011 7:54:15 PM , Rating: 2
It's a complete waste of money. I enjoy these movies (the same 3 as you) and the Matrix Triology, but I am not about to buy the same thing over and over again. Buy a good player like the Oppo with ABT chips inside, and you won't be wanting for anything.

Bill Gates started this crap with MS Office. I've given up on having the latest and greatest, it's nothing more than a financial colonoscopy.

That said my special edition of Aliens on DVD is a little grainy. Will I buy a Blue Ray version? Maybe when it's in the $5 bin.


RE: How many times...
By inperfectdarkness on 1/24/2011 5:24:25 PM , Rating: 2
i've never bought it. not once. i've been waiting all these years for a complete box-set of all 6 on disc. i'm still waiting.


RE: How many times...
By UNHchabo on 1/27/2011 4:21:13 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget the LaserDisc version!


gas...
By kattanna on 1/21/2011 10:32:54 AM , Rating: 5
for a second there i thought i cared, then i realized that it was just gas

opps..




Hype-o-palooza
By KnightBreed on 2/3/2011 12:26:33 PM , Rating: 2
The folks holding the original trilogy on a pedestal make me laugh. As if it were some bastion of quality writing and cinematography. Since when did Lucas know how to write decent dialog (ever)?

The originals were popular because the story and effects were revolutionary for the time. If you were a kid at the time, how could you not get into the story. It sure as hell wasn't because of the writing or acting -- which wasn't good then or now.

"Laugh it up fuzzball"

Christ...




RE: Hype-o-palooza
By adiposity on 2/3/2011 4:55:39 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The folks holding the original trilogy on a pedestal make me laugh.


They were not the greatest movies of all time. I can think of many movies that I prefer. However I do have fond memories of watching them, and I think that Empire is a pretty good film.

But eps 1-3, are some of the worst movies I have seen. It just makes it worse that they retroactively ruin something I liked as a kid.

quote:
As if it were some bastion of quality writing and cinematography


Compared to eps 1-3, it is.


Episodes 1 - 3
By DarthKaos on 1/26/2011 10:50:11 AM , Rating: 1
Episodes 1 - 3 are not as bad as everyone thinks. They were written to pull in a new demographic of people. 30 and 40 year old adults do not go to movies nearly as much as kids and teenagers do. George targeted 8 to 12 year old kids with the new movies. Based on that fact the movies were perfectly balanced.

Episode I had silly Jar Jar and fart jokes. Racing by a little boy who wins (which one of us as kids did not want to win the big race and save the day?). Strange water worlds, aliens, bright colors, etc...

Then after the first movie 3 year pass and those 8 to 12 year olds are 11 to 15 year olds and they can go see Episode II. Still some funny but less fart jokes. Atmosphere is a little darker and the love story takes off. The love story is not too complicated or over the top. I don't know about you but at that age I did not need a complicated love story. Liking an older attractive girl would have been enough for me to identify with.

Episode III was probably the worst movie of the three but that was do to the amount of things that need to happen in that movie. More should have been done in the 1st and 2nd movie so the 3rd movie did not have to move along so fast. Regardless of that it was a well done move for 14 to 18 year olds.




RE: Episodes 1 - 3
By adiposity on 1/26/2011 11:59:52 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Episodes 1 - 3 are not as bad as everyone thinks. They were written to pull in a new demographic of people. 30 and 40 year old adults do not go to movies nearly as much as kids and teenagers do. George targeted 8 to 12 year old kids with the new movies. Based on that fact the movies were perfectly balanced.


Your argument that the ep1 is good is that it was written for 8-12 year olds? So basically you are agreeing that it sucks, and is just a "kids movie."

But I have watched "kids movies," and they are bad even by those standards. Just because a movie is for kids does not mean the acting can be terrible. The reason the acting is terrible, incidentally, is not because it was made for kids, but because Lucas has a secrecy fetish and didn't release scripts until the day of acting. Guess what, actors can't act that well without a little practice!

Every Harry Potter movie (kids movies, at least 1-3) is vastly superior to eps 1-3, and a lot of those movies are pretty bad. Hell, the latest installment of iCarly has better acting than ep1!


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