Originally Posted by skibum5000
and yet some people did follow along with it and did find it interesting....
and did care....
Good for them, and I seriously mean that. However, most of them are probably comprised of 10 year old kids and bleeding heart fanbois that will rave about anything with "Star Wars" in the title. Another group of them are probably parents that will like anything in which their kids lust over (and probably resembles some posters here). btw, I think I'm going to rent the eWok adventures since I've been getting a recommendation for that one. What do you guys know about this movie?
what were the character inconsistencies?
I'll only list a few due to time circumstances:
* Quigon-Gin and his notorious lying found all throughout Episode I. Do Jedis really just go around and lie? This is not a good thing for a Jedi to do (inconstant to their teachings) and probably not a good thing to teach kids. RedLetter discusses this in his reviews right off the bat. In-fact, I'll go out on a limb here-- Quigon-Gin is the worst protagonist in the entire Star Wars saga.
* It sure felt a little premature when Padme was showing intimate affection to Anakin when they've only known each other for a VERY short period of time. I understand why this was done (to help account for the attraction later found in Episode II) but it's just inconsistent the way it was handled here. Seeing an extremely boring character that never changes facial expressions start to smile and adore a little kid spontaneously doesn't look consistent to me.
* Quigon-Gin and Obi-1 should have been combined into Obi-1 (full agreement with RedLetter here).
* Why did Ob-1 jump out of the window after the spy droid and not Anakin? This is VERY inconsistent to Ob-1's teachings to Anakin- "to stay calm and think". It makes NO sense for Ob-1 to jump in a split second out of a very high building when it should have been Anakin doing this since (a) Anakin is the one attracted to the Padme, not Ob-1, (b) Anakin is the one who should be doing the brisk and sudden thoughtless action stuff when Ob-1 should be there to "clean up the mess" after him, and (c) it goes against what OB1 has been saying to Anakin the entire time.
* Yoda jumping around and his "overuse" of the light saber despite his teachings found in ESB about physical size limitations and how the force can be used to overcome them.
and who said a movie has to be 2 hours? why not 6?
As in, you think Episodes I - III should be seen as one movie, and not individually? I disagree whole heartily for many reasons. First, American viewers tend to have terrible attention spans (well, probably most viewers actually). Secondly, there's a psychological reason why movies should be around 90 minutes and length on average due to how we can handle and store information--there's a science behind that. Third, the sequels didn't need to be watched all at once, so why should the prequels? ANH ends itself without needing anything after it. ESB has a slight
"cliffhanger" ending even though all the problems the characters were facing ended as it still provided character arcs, meaningful scenes (I shouldn't have to explain why ESB is awesome, so I'll stop here). ROTJ closes it all off. In another words, even if movies are sequels, they still should follow basic filmmaking principles and should be comprised of full movies within themselves. Also, if you watch the prequels all in one sitting, they would be about 7 hours, not 6
Imagine if Friday the 13th 1-4 went like this:
Friday the 13th Part 1: Characters travel to camp site. Characters are beginning to set themselves up.
Friday the 13th Part 2: Characters are now fully developed.
Friday the 13th Part 3: Characters begin to get killed.
Friday the 13th Part 4: The last character left defeats the antagonist.
Who would seriously watch that? Each movie in a sequel should comprise of a...movie. The story should be translucent throughout the series and follow suite. This is a very basic example, so don't think too much about Friday the 13th
George Lucas wrote this script and storyboard in very little time, and as far as I know, he was the only person who did this. You can't simply write a quality movie in a single draft in a period of 2 weeks without any collaboration or story telling skills--it shows.
* Sorry for my misspellings of the Star Wars character names. I am not much of a fanboi to know the exact spellings