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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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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!


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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