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Star Wars: A New Hope 32 14.68%
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:02 PM   #81
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Indiana Jones does so does Jack Ryan seeing how this has no relation to this thread.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:35 PM   #82
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I'm just naming some of the characters that Harrison Ford alos plays. I dunno why I huess i was high
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I find that Harrison Ford's greatest roles are in Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The other ones are only boring thrillers.
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:20 AM   #84
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Empire Strikes Back for me with ANH running a close second. RotJ was ruined by the Ewoks for me, though this is just my humble opinion.



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I like Ewoks!
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:52 AM   #86
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:07 AM   #88
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Yeah...Empire like a mofo. The only film where Vader was remotely menacing. He's supposedly the focus of these movies. This one featured him the most, and at his best/worst.


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Old 12-17-2004, 03:40 AM   #89
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Yeah...Empire like a mofo. The only film where Vader was remotely menacing. He's supposedly the focus of these movies. This one featured him the most, and at his best/worst.
What is a mofo?
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:32 AM   #90
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:33 AM   #91
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:36 AM   #92
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Dictionary.com you fool!!1!one!!

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Old 12-17-2004, 07:04 AM   #93
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:13 AM   #94
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:20 PM   #95
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ROTJ is my favorite because through the fighting and shooting you can see very clearly an emotional plot too. It must stink to be Palpatine.
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:51 PM   #96
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I would have to say ESB because of Hoth and the great fire fights.


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Old 01-14-2005, 06:41 PM   #97
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:39 PM   #98
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I liked Empire Strikes Back.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:14 PM   #99
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Jedi, definately

I like seeing "old Anakin" as a spirit, and while I appreciate the "epic ending" (1997 & 2004 Editions) showing the various planets being liberated from the Empire's evil clutches, I still enjoy the Ewok's "special celebration" in their small triumph (and sacrifice) over their occupiers.

The old "Lapti Nek" song was silly and corny, but "Jedi Rocks" was far worse and even more forgettable.

Still, once all the re-edits and CGI insert dust has settled, Return of the Jedi is still my favorite.

I don't care if people feel it was the moment that Lucas "sold out," or if the Ewoks are "too cute," (this was before Jar Jar, right?) it was a fun adventure/action movie, and I still enjoy watching it today. It's my favorite of all the SW flicks yet released.

So yeah, without the other two films there's something lacking, and the story is wrapped up pretty quickly and it could be edited better in places, but ROTJ is still #1 on my list.


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Old 01-19-2005, 03:55 AM   #100
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I have a question on "The Return of the Jedis".

At the end, when the empire's Death Star is destroyed, there is firework on Couruscant.
But in "Reallity" Couruscant is still occupated by the Empire. Why is that how it is?
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:35 PM   #101
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It seems to me that the EU wrote that Coruscant took a long time to be retaken by the Rebel Alliance/New Republic.

But Lucas, when making the SE's in 1997 (and 2004) intended for us, the audience, to assume that we were seeing Coruscant liberated.


So the fans are left with a few possible options:

1) Seconds after the scene at the end of ROTJ, the Empire stormed in, and shot everyone. The celebration was trashed and it took awhile for Coruscant to be liberated, like the EU has been saying all along.

2) The scene in the SE took place a LONG time later than the rest of the shots. It wasn't a simultaneous shot (the same night) but rather could have taken place weeks, months or even years after everyone else went home from Endor.

3) Lucas changed the story. Ignore the EU thing, and just assume that Coruscant was liberated from the Empire as shown, in a reasonably short time frame with the rest of the Endor celebration and other planet shots. G-Level canon overrides C-Level canon in this case.

4) Assume that, per the movie, Coruscant was liberated, but then it was shortly afterward re-captured by some Imperial force. Then it took awhile for it to be re-liberated. So when you read in the EU about it being liberated, you assume they mean the SECOND liberation, after the (off screen, off page) re-capture.

5) What we see in the movie is just a tiny, tiny, insignificant portion of Coruscant. The entire planet was not liberated, just a little bit of it. The rest remained under Imperial control for a long time. This seems implausible, but then again it maybe was a PR stunt like what happened in Iraq (the well televised tearing down of the Saddam statues in 2003 with a crowd of celebrating Iraqis) early in the course of the war/occupation. It would seem odd that the rest of the Imperial controlled planet would allow the capital or this small area to tear down statues of the Emperor and crowd surf Stormtroopers without something very bad happening to them.

I figure the "official" explanation is probably #1 or #4. Like Boba Fett's death, it seems that we simply have a conflict between the story Lucas wants to tell and the story he allows his liscensed writers to tell. Or we could chalk it up to him letting them write the story then changing his mind later and creating the inconsistency himself (like the age of the Republic issue). But as fans dealing with "canon" issues you obviously have all that mess...


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Old 01-19-2005, 06:22 PM   #102
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I'm pretty sure the EU does address this issue. I'm pretty sure the answer is something along the lines of #1 or #5, or some combination.
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The fireworks were added 1997? Didn't they were in the original version from 1982?
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:08 PM   #104
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The fireworks were added 1997? Didn't they were in the original version from 1982?
The fireworks that happen in the sky of Endor, during the Ewok celebration, with X-wings flying past, THAT is in the original version.

In the 1997 SE, that scene TRANSITIONS into a scene of fireworks going off in the skies of Bespin, Tatooine and finally Coruscant.

The 2004 edition tosses Naboo into that mix.

So the fireworks were always there, but more fireworks were added for the SE... get it now?

Tiny nitpick: ROTJ was released in theaters in 1983, not 1982.


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Old 03-14-2006, 07:21 AM   #105
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I voted for Empire Strikes Back because it had the most adventure and the most twists. It was way more interesting the ANH and ROTJ.


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Old 03-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #106
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Hi. To be honset with u, there all to gd to chose on fav film out of the trilogey. But i suppose Empire Strikes Back, considering i think mostprobaley i wacthed that more out of the other two.

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Old 03-16-2006, 02:13 PM   #107
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Ooooo....old thread. Meh. I like ESB the best. It was awesome! Great action. But Luke wasn't frozen in carbonite.


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Old 03-17-2006, 05:25 AM   #108
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Probably ESB. But I really have come to view the OT it as one long film...

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Old 03-17-2006, 07:30 PM   #110
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:55 PM   #111
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ROTJ for me, but I like them all. I have to say, being old enough to have seen ESB in the theater, I _hated_ being left at a cliffhanger for 3 entire years. Now we only have to wait as long as it takes to put the next DVD in, but back then, ugh.


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ROTJ for me, but I like them all. I have to say, being old enough to have seen ESB in the theater, I _hated_ being left at a cliffhanger for 3 entire years. Now we only have to wait as long as it takes to put the next DVD in, but back then, ugh.
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Gotta go with Star Wars. What can I say, I'm old enough that to me the first will always be called just Star Wars. It was so groundbreaking! Yes, the others may have been better made, but the original was just that--original. I remember how excited everyone was that summer of 1977. Here was something fresh and new. It defined popular culture for the period, and continues to this day.


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ESB. It's just great and it's the first SW movie I watched.



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I have to give the nod to ROTJ. It wraps up the whole story, and has some of the best scenes in the first three. The Sail Barge, the Battle of Endor, the duel on the Death Star, Palpatine's Force Lightning, and more. The only scene that can compare (in the other two), IMO, is the Bespin duel in ESB.
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I have to give the nod to ROTJ. It wraps up the whole story, and has some of the best scenes in the first three. The Sail Barge, the Battle of Endor, the duel on the Death Star, Palpatine's Force Lightning, and more. The only scene that can compare (in the other two), IMO, is the Bespin duel in ESB.
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Empire closely followed by ANH and ROTJ.

ESB was just the best with the Battle of Hoth and the Asteriod Field, Bespin and Dagobah. Not to forget the great scoe of John Williams To me it has the best score of all three.


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I have to say, Return of the Jedi has always been my favorite.


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