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#11 - davvi (02/20/2013) [+] (9 replies)
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User avatar #5 - jibb (02/19/2013) [+] (13 replies)
I hadn't watched Star Wars until January.
The laser sword fighting in Star Wars episode IV was ... mildly disappointing.
#18 to #5 - Temperance (02/20/2013) [-]
Laser sword...

Laser sword?

LASER SWORD!?
#2 - lordbrutaleddie ONLINE (02/19/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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#9 - opjoopie (02/19/2013) [-]
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#36 - mrmuggles (02/20/2013) [+] (3 replies)
OP's reality
User avatar #1 - danniella (02/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This just explains my disappointment with star wars kinect.
#53 - murrlogic ONLINE (02/20/2013) [+] (17 replies)
OK show of hands who actually remembers Qui-Gon Jin Obi-Wan's mentor?

NOBODY! All people remember from the first prequel was Anakin's future awkward relationship with Padme, Darth Maul being the biggest cock tease Sith Lord in the series and FUCKING JAR JAR BINKS!!!
User avatar #54 to #53 - cadaverbox (02/20/2013) [-]
Who doesn't remember Qui Gon? He was Liam fucking Neeson.
#80 - mrblues (02/20/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I like to think of it this way: by "A New Hope" they have both reached a level of combat mastery in which they already anticipate their opponents movement long before they're made. It's more like chess than a lightsaber battle.
#181 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (02/20/2013) [+] (8 replies)
FACT: The duels from Ep. V and Ep. VI are way better than the ones in the prequels (bar the Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan vs Darth Maul, whic was very well coreographed and didn't have any clumsy errors)
WHY? Because they weren't as flashy, first of all; the blows actually seemed to have weight and force to them.
Second: If you pay a little attention, you can actually notice that each sword hit had a purpose, unlike the duels in the prequels were apparently the main goal was just to clash the lightsabers for cool sounds.
Third: MUCH more emotion in the original trilogy duels, the "I sense much fear in you, Skywalker! You have hate, you have anger, but you don't use them", as much as I respect Cristopher Lee, was just a wet fart compared to Vader's taunts.
ALSO, according to the Star Wars universe, both Anakin and Luke used Djem So, a rather aggressive style with powerful blows that suited their personality (that you can actually see on-screen). Even though Vader used a personalized version of Djem So, with even more powerful blows, but with much less mobility, due to his suit restraints.

Also, a bit of Star Wars trivia: In Episode IV, David Prowse actually did the fighting in Vader's suit (in Ep. V and Ep. VI the late Bob Anderson wore the Vader suit during the duels), which explains why Vader's fighting style seemed so distinct (notice the Kendo-like moves, especially the leg work, the same foot always in the rear position). Also, David Prowse couldn't manage to control his bodybuilder strength, so he broke many of the saber-props during Ep. IV
#70 - auesis (02/20/2013) [+] (8 replies)
So much butthurt.

I enjoyed the shit out of the prequels. And what?
#20 - snowshark (02/20/2013) [+] (9 replies)
So, what we get in reality is somewhat clumsy but many times more satisfying and meaningful than the vapid, over-indulgent mess we expect it to be?   
   
That's pretty sage.   
   
Though it is arguably the opposite for modern cinema most of the time. What we expect is a carefully crafted and immersive storyline where the characters take precedence over the empty visual spectacle. What we really get is empty movies with empty characters which are made to just look nice and sell merchandise.   
   
(Though there are a few notable exceptions, mind, the Star Wars Prequels are, sadly not exempt.)
So, what we get in reality is somewhat clumsy but many times more satisfying and meaningful than the vapid, over-indulgent mess we expect it to be?

That's pretty sage.

Though it is arguably the opposite for modern cinema most of the time. What we expect is a carefully crafted and immersive storyline where the characters take precedence over the empty visual spectacle. What we really get is empty movies with empty characters which are made to just look nice and sell merchandise.

(Though there are a few notable exceptions, mind, the Star Wars Prequels are, sadly not exempt.)
#90 - Ulmer (02/20/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I loved the prequels, especially the clone army.
#73 - sammyjankiis (02/20/2013) [-]
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#203 - winalot (02/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I like the prequels obi wan is my favourite charater and without them he wouldn't have been
#28 - mattdoggy (02/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Every time i lose
Every time i lose
User avatar #7 - nucularwar (02/19/2013) [+] (9 replies)
He's old. His lightsaber fighting style probably changed
User avatar #12 to #10 - Zarke (02/20/2013) [-]
So, getting on 60 and going all hermit-like in a desert cave for however many years... I wouldn't blame him for slowing down a touch or two.
User avatar #150 - cyanidesandvich (02/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
the original jedi fight worked well i'd say.
it wasn't a flashy fight of anger.
it was one where an old mentor knew he couldn't win so he took it as slow as possible to try to win with the mind.
#134 - anonymous (02/20/2013) [-]
...well I think Vader learned his lesson take it easy, don't underestimate your opponent or overestimate your own ability . Having stumps is probably a fucking reminder of that I suppose.
User avatar #30 - thelordofrepost (02/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I just built my own light saber at Disney World. That's one thing off my bucket list.
User avatar #37 to #35 - taintedangel (02/20/2013) [-]
His first born child to the Disney corporation's child slave labor camps fun centers.
User avatar #125 - shodaihokage (02/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"Prequels aren't as good as the originals" Well no shit they aren't you cant compete with the original movies. However, I thought each of prequels were fucking awesome....besides jar, fuck you jar jar.
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