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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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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"


RE: Hype-o-palooza
By adiposity on 2/3/2011 4:55:39 PM , Rating: 2
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.

As if it were some bastion of quality writing and cinematography

Compared to eps 1-3, it is.

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