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Star Wars Episode II Trailer Tonight

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the stuff-to-see dept.

Star Wars Prequels 336

Covant was among several to note that Fox is going to air a 2 1/2 minute trailer for Star Wars Episode II tonight, in between Malcolm and The X-Files. I've seen the trailers released so far, and really hope that this one can convince me that Clones isn't going to continue to follow the path to the dark side like Menace did.

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336 comments

frist (-1, Offtopic)

spankles (90922) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139254)

psot. or seocnd.

FP! (-1, Offtopic)

Mike Mentalist (544984) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139257)

I am typing in the dark! Wahoo!

No sign of Jar-Jar (4, Funny)

satsujin (238098) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139258)

In all of the three previews, (including the one that's "for DVD owners only) there's no sign of Jar-Jar. Does this mean we're to be spared the tedium?

Aside, is this particular trailer the same on as is available to DVD owners?

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (1)

discstickers (547062) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139269)

Maybe LucasFilm ran jar on Jar-Jar?

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (1)

pfguy (321202) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139284)

jar jar is going to be in it.... for maybe 5 minutes.....

and he isn't going to be as stupid

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (3, Informative)

MisterBlister (539957) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139289)

Not true, Jar Jar's been in the trailers. Not up front, but in background shots where Sam Jackson is up front.

He's in the movie. He plays the Gungan ambassador who becomes the ambassador for all of Naboo when Amidala cuts out and leaves with Anakin.

He's not in the movie nearly as much as he was in the first, though. And when he's introduced for the first time in this one...the audience is going to have a laugh, even (especially?) if they are Jar Jar haters.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (2, Flamebait)

Ooblek (544753) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139323)

No, they are waiting to introduce Jar-Jar's wife. Her name is not yet known, but I've heard that she's somewhat of a cross between Cruella deVille and Barney the Purple Dinosaur. Expensive taste in clothes, nastier than a wet Sith Lord, and you can guess what she talks like.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (2, Offtopic)

erasmus_ (119185) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139362)

How did you miss that tall head and those floppy ears? Check out the trailers again, he's next to Queen Amidala in one of the shots, making all of us cringe.

The trailer tonight will definitely not show him, according to sources.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139429)

I don't get all the animus towards Jar Jar. The whole series of Star Wars movies has always been full of cutesy little creatures -- muppets and people in bear suits, etc. It's always been made with small children in mind. I don't know why people want to take out all that humor and cuteness, and take it very seriously. In fact, I don't know how you could stand a movie that actually expected you to take it seriously when people were fighting with light sabres and jumping in and out of hyperspace. I hope Jar Jar is back and that there is plenty of him, though I gather I'm in the minority on this issue.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (1)

andykuan (522434) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139450)

There's cute and then there's irritating. The ewoks, for instance, were borderline. Jar Jar, however, is well into the realm of the truly annoying.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139607)

Meesa say yousa no be likin us poor gungans dats what isa tink. Wesa just bin myndin meesa own buisinesses ansa meeser George Lucas come don hear ansa get big boss to makin us acatorses. Isa not know whysa we so not liked, yousa all tink yousa better tan us gungans, isa gonna sit in the corner and cry nowsa. :'(

Jar-Jar is seen in all three trailers!!! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139619)

Jar-Jar can be seen briefly in all three trailers. check when Anakin meets Amidala again, Jar-Jar steps to the left from behind Anakin. in nother trailer, Jar-Jar is in a group of people entering the chamber to meet Mace and Yoda. in another, the back of Jar-Jar's head is seen while Obi-wan, Anakin, Padme, and Jar-Jar are sitting around a small table.

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (1)

fractalk (564689) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139651)

actully there is.

In the 'forbidden love' trailer in one of the frames that shows the queen leaving her ship behind her comes jar jar

Re:No sign of Jar-Jar (3, Insightful)

Pussy Is Money (527357) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139676)

I never liked Star Wars. I don't even remember the movies, except for the ugly outfits (the stormtrooper tenue is passable).

Now there are lots of people here who like Star Wars. So I don't want to start a Star Wars is good/bad type of thing. The point is, I don't like the series, I ignore it, to each his own, yadda yadda. Then on the other hand you have the people who like it, who watch it, and (figuring from the comments), for the most part are disappointed with it. Especially with Jar Jar Binks. People really hate Jar Jar Binks [google.nl] , and will go to great lengths detailing the precise nature of their discontent with Jar Jar Binks.

Now the funny thing is that all this hubbub is fast making Jar Jar Binks into the most memorable character in the second Star Wars series. In fifteen years time, we'll all be going "Remember Jar Jar?" - "Yeah, he was horrible.". I mean I could care less about Star Wars and Death Stars, but I do know that Jar Jar Binks is a character to loathe. Jar Jar may have been a creative mistake, a creative disaster even, but you have to respect commercial genius.

Advertising advertisments to get viewers (2, Funny)

Cyclone66 (217347) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139263)

Isn't it strange how advertising an advertisment will increase rating for a show? That's completely backwards, you're all clones!

Damn... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139621)

With all the dead Taliban and Al-Quida dying for the 'cause', isn't there going to be a shortage of virgins to go around?

Sorry Mr. dead taliban, all the virgins have been doled out, but you do have the chose of bloated Elvis, or perhaps the "Where's the Beef?" lady...

starwars.com too (5, Informative)

MisterBlister (539957) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139266)

Its going to be posted up at starwars.com at the same time its shown on Fox (at 9PM). One has to assume they are going to put it online at 9PM eastern, so westcoasters (and those in the middle) can get an early peek (relative to their time zone) online.

I'm expecting the net in general won't be working so well for a few minutes there..

Re:starwars.com too (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139299)

I'm so sick of seeing that damn advertising picture showing off the wop-as-a-jedi. I'm definitely not seeing this piece of shit.

noone really cares.. cuz the 1st sucked ballz (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139324)

sorry, try again

Nope, 8:55 EST (3, Informative)

Kenshin (43036) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139586)

Warning: It's not at 9:00 pm, it's at 8:55. If you tune in at nine, all you'll see is the intro to the X-Files.

First Post ? (1)

numb (241932) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139268)

Do I get the opportunity to see it ? Nope, because Australia doesnt air something like that

Lets hope the TV-Rippers of the Warez world can rip it and release it.

see it from apple (0)

jojor (545317) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139291)

apple should have it soon. just check their trailer section

Re:First Post ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139581)

Australia doesn't air it?? Just curious- why?

star wars again!? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139271)

What a bunch of losers you adult children are. Now give me your lunch money, geek!

More trailers? (2, Informative)

mattvd (44096) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139273)

Maybe this is old news, but Apple lists two trailers (in QuickTime format of course) for Episode II on thier trailer page here:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/ [apple.com]

Re:More trailers? (3, Informative)

MisterBlister (539957) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139307)

The trailer tonight is actually the 4th trailer, overall. Its the final trailer before the movie opens. Its also the longest and gives the most accurate picture of what the main contents of the movie are going to be (read: Lots of Jedi fighting & dying, lots of Jango Fett kicking ass, Yoda kicking some ass, etc).

Be sure to check it out.

Yeah... old news (2)

tweakt (325224) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139416)

"Breathing" and "Forbidden Love" are the two trailers I've seen officially posted so far. There's one I got thats labeled "Episode II Teaser trailer" which does seem to have some new footage that the others don't have. And just last night, shown in front of "The Time Machine" was an EP2. trailer which looked to be "Forbidden Love" trailer and the "Teaser Trailer" combined into one.

Re:Yeah... old news (0, Funny)

October_30th (531777) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139477)

"Breathing" and "Forbidden Love"

Oh, you make it all sound so dirty...

Re:Yeah... old news (1)

WalterSobchak (193686) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139542)

I saw the "Forbidden Love" trailer in a cinema with my little sister (21 yrs)... She wondered who was to be attracted by this: "Boys surely don't go for that love story stuff. Maybe its for girls. Well, not for me, but possibly others"

To me, that pretty much sums it up...

Alex

Re:Yeah... old news (5, Funny)

SuiteSisterMary (123932) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139625)

Every time I hear the phrase 'forbidden love' as the title of the trailer, I have this sudden mental image of Anakin at lightsabre practice. He's dueling with the remote (a-la Luke in A New Hope) and not doing so well. Obi-Wan comes in, and says 'Here, let me show you.' Then he steps behind Anakin, reaches around to adjust his grip, incidentally hugging him from behind in the process. Their eyes meet, cue the Star Wars love music, then it fades out to the words 'Forbidden Love.'

finally (1)

martissimo (515886) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139287)

a trailer that isnt in Quicktime format on some miserably slow server thats gettin pounded...

but have no fear, ill run it thru my capture card and host a .mpg of it on a 128 kb capped upload line for any masochists who dont feel at home without the struggle to download ;)

make sure you have space (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139316)

make sure burn or delete all those jpgs and pornographic dvd rips lying around your hdd

Script Review at AICN (3, Informative)

redink1 (519766) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139288)

According to Moriarity at AICN, the script to Attack of the Clones doesn't suck that bad [aintitcool.com] . But who knows how it will turn out... Oh, and this FOX trailer also starts at exactly 8:59:17 [aintitcool.com] .

Have you read Moriarty's TPM script review? (5, Interesting)

KilljoyAZ (412438) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139407)

I'd take anything AICN's Moriarty says about a Star Wars script with a grain of salt, considering how much praise he lavished over the Episode I script. Here's an excerpt:
Let go of your ideas of what the film is going to be, everyone. You can't be like Jeffrey Wells and walk into this ready to hate it. You can't possibly know how textured and wonderful the story Lucas has to tell is going to be. The thing that makes THE PHANTOM MENACE possibly my favorite STAR WARS story so far (on paper, mind you) is the details. The time off has done something unexpected to Lucas as a storyteller -- it made him better. Considering how he's always doubted himself as a writer, I think it showed remarkable confidence in not putting this script through another writer, someone who might have diluted our return to this place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Even the wonderful Frank Darabont would have diluted it, simply because what we got wouldn't be pure Lucas anymore. It's remarkable to read the actual words Lucas put on paper. There's just enough on the page to get the actors moving, but he doesn't really describe the world. What's there is just raw STAR WARS, straight from the tap -- the characters and how they relate. That's enough, though, because these are real characters that are instantly iconic, but also truly human.

Let me put the final nail in the coffin. Here's what he had to say about Jar Jar:
I am delighted to report that Jar Jar not only works, but that the Gungans are, as a whole, a welcome addition to the mythology of the STAR WARS universe. Jar Jar is an exile from the other Gungans because he's clumsy. Not just a little, either, but monumentally so. Once Jar Jar meets the Jedi, though, that trait begins to pay off, with Jar Jar mistakenly bumbling his way out of danger and up the chain of command until he ends up a general in the film's final battle. This works well in the script. Jar Jar is funny, but the humor in 1977's A NEW HOPE is one of that film's strong points. This script balances the humor with honest, direct writing that gives Jar Jar (dare I say?) a soul. He may be a sidekick, but here's betting that Jar Jar Binks becomes one of the biggest EPISODE I stars once audiences get their real introduction.

You can read the rest here [aintitcool.com] . I'll believe Lucas has actually made a good movie when I see it finished and on the big screen.

Don't support it if it is bad (5, Insightful)

colmore (56499) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139294)

The basic problem with the new Star Wars movies is that they are litterally incapable of failing. There will be lines of people simply because of the first two words in the title. Episode 3 could be Star Wars: the return of the 17th century parlor comedy, and half of Slashdot would be there.

If George Lucas has betrayed his original vision and is simply milking fans for cash, don't go along with it. At least wait for the rental. I promise you, your life will not be significantly altered if you refuse to pay $10 to be dissapointed for two hours.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (3, Funny)

nagora (177841) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139325)

Episode 3 could be Star Wars: the return of the 17th century parlor comedy, and half of Slashdot would be there.

Actually I doubt I could stay away from a film with that title.

TWW

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (2)

dimator (71399) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139394)

I promise you, your life will not be significantly altered if you refuse to pay $10 to be dissapointed for two hours.

I disagree. You'll be left out of countless inside jokes and references that your friends, comedians, and of course, /.ers will make.

If you didn't watch Phantom Menace until it was rentable, you would have no idea who this Jar-Jar was, and how he could have sucked so bad to lead some people to suicide.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (2)

brunes69 (86786) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139447)

I disagree. Not when you can download STAR_WARS_AOTC_SCREENER.avi literally 3 hours after it has been released. I saw Menace before most of my friends did in the theatre.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (2)

sparcv9 (253182) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139669)

If you didn't watch Phantom Menace until it was rentable, you would have no idea who this Jar-Jar was, and how he could have sucked so bad to lead some people to suicide.
I still haven't seen Episode I, yet I know who Jar-Jar Binks, Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, etc are, and know the basic synopsis of the story line. Given the fact that I only watch about 5 hours of television per month, and never go to the cinemas, that's pretty indicative of the amount of hype that surrounded the movie. Hell, I don't even have cable (don't want it, either), so I probably will never see Episode I (or II, or III) unless I happen to be at a friend's house and it just happens to be on at the time.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (1)

jedidanman (256158) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139440)

See, that's just it...even though we know Lucas is milking fans, us Star Wars fans are still gonna turn out. Yea, I don't personally know anyone whose personal entertainment system can match up to a top-of-the-line digital showing with amazing sound quality. It's most certainly worth it to at least partly dazzled by Star Wars 2. At least I'm supporting the hope that the next one will be something like the original trilogy in spirit.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (1)

s.d. (33767) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139593)

I have to agree with you here. I will admit, though, that I will go see a matinee of the movie when it comes out. But I feel like George Lucas has "sold out," to just get more money. The story posted here on /. the other day about Star Wars Collectable guitars pretty much did it for me. Lucas now reminds me of Krusty the Klown, from that Simpsons episode where Krusty realizes that he has put his name on everything possible -- "Here, use my Krusty the Klown Eye Wash," or, "But this contract was drawn up on your line of legal forms." Lucas is totally in it for the money, but since I can't stop him from making the movies, I'll pay my $5 to go see them. I just refuse to participate in anything else Star Wars related (toys, posters, guitars, whatever).

How do I know it is bad if I have not watch it... (3, Funny)

efuseekay (138418) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139595)

...listen to critics? I think I'd rather decide for myself.

Alternatively, I can read Jon Katz's review :).

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (3, Insightful)

bartok (111886) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139663)

I think that, like a lot of people here, you got it backwards. Lucas doesn't betray his vision but *YOURS*. Everyone has their own hopes and ideas about what Star Wars should be but it has nothing to do with Lucas's own vision. I adding comic releif characters like Jar-Jar is part of what he thinks Star Wars should be, then the fanatics be damned because that's what it will be about.

Re:Don't support it if it is bad (3, Funny)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139665)

Episode 3 could be Star Wars: the return of the 17th century parlor comedy, and half of Slashdot would be there.


If it were "Star Wars: the Scalability of Linux in the Death Star's Mainframes", then the other half of /. would be there. :-)

Screen shot of the new SW movie.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139295)

Natalie Portman [bashfulmonkey.com]

Please mod this +1 informative.

I hope.. (1)

skilef (525335) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139296)

..it's a coincidence they show it between X-Files and Malcolm..

What the hell is Taco's problem? SW2 was the best! (2)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139305)

Oh... it's not The Empire Strikes Back? Damn.

first jar-jar binks post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139309)

Meesa get modded down? Well that smells stinkowiff.

The more they show, the less it matters (0)

RN (21554) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139313)

When i first was the "Breathing" teaser (the one with no dialogue, just vader breathing and quick cuts), I was excited to see the movie because it showed me enough to whet my appetite for more. But lately, after the "forbidden love" and "mystery" trailers came out, I'm starting to lose my enthusiasm for it. They basically are telling the whole story in these new trailers. In general, I really don't like the way trailers nowadays just reveal every good bit of the movie.

Nevertheless, I will probably be watching. I only hope they blow the rest of the story with this one.

Re:The more they show, the less it matters (5, Funny)

MisterBlister (539957) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139340)

They basically are telling the whole story in these new trailers. In general, I really don't like the way trailers nowadays just reveal every good bit of the movie.

Yeah these trailers have shown so much of the second movie that I can already guess that at the end of Episode 3, Anakin will turn to the darkside...Obi Wan will become a hermit living on a desert planet watching over Anakin's son from afar, Palpatine will become the evil Emperor... They shouldn't give away so much of the plot!!

Re:The more they show, the less it matters (2)

Dimensio (311070) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139535)

Nice guesses, and I agree, but I have one more. I'm betting that Anakin will have a son who is instrumental in overthrowing the Evil Empire.

A friend of mine says that Anakin will redeem himself at the end to save his son, but I don't see that coming.

Re:The more they show, the less it matters (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139519)

The best was seeing that trailer with my father sitting in the theater. He carries around this oxygen canister, and he actually sounds like Vader.

Other than that, getting dragged to see 'montsers Inc.' was a total drag.

I'm not holding my breath (2)

the gnat (153162) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139320)

I saw the "forbidden love" trailer at LotR with my entire family (I'd seen it before already). My dad, who loved the original trilogy, moaned at the end. Who'd have thought they could find a worse Annakin than Jake Lloyd? As for Natalie, I'm still wondering what happened to her after The Professional.

I'll probably go to Episode II on opening day, but I'm going to ingest suitable quantities of mood-altering substances first. The only good thing about the first movie was the sound went out for a few minutes, so we got free vouchers and I got to see The Matrix.

Hey a poster more pathetic than Jar Jar !!! (3, Insightful)

Augusto (12068) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139540)

... you hated the Phantom Menace, don't like Hayden, don't like Portman, don't like the earlier trailers, and don't seem inclined to like this episode either.

Yet, you're going to watch the movie, and to top it off on OPENING DAY ! Is that pathetic or what ? If you don't like the movies and the actors, just don't freaking go see it. Less people on the line and less whiners in the theater the better for the rest of us.

Karma Whore :) (2, Interesting)

albino eatpod (242140) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139329)

OK, if you want to see some crappy pics of the trailer already, look here [ebportal.com] . If you look at one of the bottom pics, you can see the early Star Destroyer taking off.

Re:Karma Whore :) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139534)

They look like crappy CG from a Lucasarts game.

i dont care what anyone says.... (2)

drik00 (526104) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139330)

I dont care what anyone says, the first toys/movies i remember having/seeing were star wars, and, by god, if i'm no there at the midnight showing, i will be there for the 12:01 showing.

BTW: if you didnt read the Phantom Menace book for the movie, you really sort of missed out on a lot...

Any good story has four parts, intro, building, climax, and denoument(sp?)...if you expect Ep. I to have a full story, you totally missed the boat. Ep I was the intro/setup to a lot of background in the dual-trilogy...

Now, i'm by no means saying i wouldnt but a bullet between jar-jar's eyes, i hated that as much as anyone, but, other than jar-jar, the story set up a lot that will come to be explained in the Ep's II and III...

1. Once again, in the book, you get a glimpse of Anakin's rift forming with Obi-Wan,

2. Background on everyone and their dog

3. Yoda's dual warnings...its interesting

4. Does the prophecy of the "one that will bring balance to the force" mean that Darth Vader will finally kill the Emperor and himself, thus ending the line of Sith? Or does it mean Darth Vader will work to decimate the Jedi ranks, making Darth and Palpatine the two Sith, and Obi-wan and Yoda the two Jedi?

5. Basically, if you didnt like Ep I, then just dont go see Ep II, and filter all Star Wars content, and quit bitching. (notice the period, signifying finality)

I know i'm gonna get a bunch of pussy AC's reply to this, but if anyone has intelligent input, feel free.

Re:i dont care what anyone says.... (2)

VenTatsu (24306) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139430)

I agree with you, there are so many people that unconsciously compare Episode I with the classic trilogy, it could never live up to expectations. Even the comparison to only "A New Hope" will fall short, it builds and foreshadows for the next two movies. After seeing episodes two and three I expect a lot of people that dislike Episode I will find that much of the movie that they disliked was very important to the further story.

Re:i dont care what anyone says.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139434)

um its just a movie...so get a life.

Re:i dont care what anyone says.... (3, Interesting)

Daemonik (171801) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139476)

The prophecy of Anakin being the "one that will bring balance to the force" is a little deeper than just killing off the Jedi so that they equal the numbers of the Sith.

According to Yoda in the Phantom Menace, there are only 2 Sith, ever. So obviously numerical superiority has nothing to do with balancing the force.

Rather, look at the Jedi and how they behave. Living in towers, above the concerns of non-Jedi. Not accepting gifted students unless they were born into the order, or brought in at infancy (the better to instill their 'wisdoms' upon them before they can form opinions to the contrary).

The Jedi of this period are at the epitome of Jedi training and knowledge. The only way to restore any balance is to wipe them all out. Others will come who have the Force, but they will have to restart the knowledge pool at the beginning again and it will be a significant time before they have the numbers, resources and training to again need 'balancing'.

Clones will be no better (1)

falser (11170) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139341)

Nothing I've seen in any of the existing trailers has convinced me otherwise yet. It has the same icky psuedo-realistic CGI look to it, the same bland acting. The only redeming qualities I can foresee is Boba Fett's father which could make for some interesting fight scenes, and of course Portman who looks stunning as always. Other than that it's gonna be a rehash of the eye-candy-plotless filmmaking that Lucas seems to enjoy making now.

This time around I'm certainly not going to go to any lengths to see it on opening day. Maybe 3 weeks after opening day when everyone's had their turn at blasting the movie I'll catch a Monday matinee to see it.

Re:Clones will be no better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139413)

and of course Portman who looks stunning as always.

Man, I'd really like to probe her... wow.

Shot by Shot (2)

erasmus_ (119185) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139343)

If you simply can't wait for the trailer tonight, you can read the shot by shot description [darkhorizons.com] on Dark Horizons. I haven't read anything about this movie so as to not spoil it, but I figure it's ok to read the description of the trailer we are all going to see tonight anyway.

It's going to be good! (2, Informative)

Anenga (529854) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139348)

Other than the various rumors at TheForce.net [theforce.net] , I found this [aintitcool.com] on AintItCoolNews a few days ago. And it seems that this movie is alot better than Episode I. With Yoda Fight scenes, Amazing scenery of an underground "gotham-like" Coruscant's underworld.

I'm really excited about this, and can't wait to see it. Finally something else to be excited to see on Fox other than the Simpsons (except latley).

Can't be worse (1)

Veramocor (262800) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139368)


I've never been a big SW fan but I really disliked phantom compared to the rest. However I don't think Attack of the Clones can be worse than the Phantom menance (except for the title :).

I heard Jar Jar is just going to show up in the interplanetary councel.

One thing that has always bothered me about all the Star Wars movies was being able to blow up this gaint ship with one shot (both deathstars, and the base in phantom menance).

When Lucas can come up with some battle sequences that rival Star Trek 2: the Wrath of Kahn then maybe I'll be statisfied with star Wars in general.

Veramocor

BREAKING NEWS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139369)

This article was rejected by the slashdot morons who run this site so ill post it here!

Intel develops 5 ghz processor!
from the compile 2-kernels in-a minute department

Intel have just released their new processor called the HEXIUM! It runs at 5 GHZ at LOW tempretures, tests show that compiling linux kernel 2.4.19 takes only 22.9 seconds! So what are you waiting
for! See the details [intel.com]

GOATSE WARNING!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139396)

WARNING....The above link is a link to goatse.cx disguised as a link to intel!

I... (-1)

Serial Troller (556155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139384)

I like LINKED LISTS. They fucking ROCK.

FUCK YOU (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139576)

@arrays are much better. Larry Wall is GOD. You are an asshole.

Ill kill you Lucas... (1)

Frank of Earth (126705) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139412)

... if you screw up Episode 2! On the bright side, if this turns out to be another jar jar menance, we can always have faith that Matrix reloaded and LOTR 2 won't suck.

Hrm.. if Lucas could digitally remaster jar jar out of the next DVD release, that would be awesome.

Jar Jar Has Been Removed from Episode One (2)

Cheshire Cat (105171) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139554)

Hrm.. if Lucas could digitally remaster jar jar out of the next DVD release, that would be awesome.


Actually, it appears that task has been done. Salon has a nice story [salon.com] on it and doing a google search on Phantom Edit should enable you to find it. As an aside, rumor has it that Kevin Smith, of Clerks and Jay & Silent Bob fame, was the one behind this.

I hate to say it... (4, Insightful)

NickV (30252) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139420)

But am I the only /.'er that will miss this "commercial" on TV, so I can watch the 9|11 CBS special [time.com] with the camcorder footage inside the world trade center on the 11th? It's commercial-free for two hours, and I think it's going to be a much more meaningful way of spending time with TV tonight(I mean, aren't we the ones that always trashes TV for the "lame" sitcoms and "stupid" filler, that's always on?)

Re:I hate to say it... (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139424)

Probably.

I'm not sure what is to be gained by watching this. To me, it seems like slowing down to watch an auto accident. Is there any more to it than that?

Re:I hate to say it... (2)

NickV (30252) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139503)

Unlike images of the plane going into the towers, which we've all seen millions of times, this camcordered footage captures more subtle images. Every screening review I've read calls it poignant, and says something will be gained from viewing. Infact newsweek [msnbc.com] , which is even affialiated with a rival network, claims it is "time well spent"

To take your point further, there has been tons of literature, movies and information published about the holocaust and World War 2, but does that invalidate Schindler's List as something to watch, since "it is like slowing down to watch an auto accident?"

You don't have to miss it (2)

T1girl (213375) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139480)

since the CBS 9/11 special will last two hours, I think you can safely watch the short Episode II trailer while DeNiro is working his way through his "brief remarks" and they're setting the statge for the documentary. Or you wait and see the trailer starting March 15 at the Ice Age> [go.com] movie.

Re:I hate to say it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139498)

Is that the footage that shows people being decapitated when a lift door explodes into a packed area of panicked people?

Re:I hate to say it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139515)

You're a fucking moron.

someone mod that up please! (1)

DiveX (322721) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139543)

I'm rarely participate in modding, but mod this up for perspective please.

2.5 minutes??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139427)

That's a HUGE amount of time. That's one out of every hundred lines ANYBODY says in the play.

overheard! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139444)

SLASHDOT USER 1: Fuckin' MPAA, man.
SLASHDOT USER 2: Totally.
SLASHDOT USER 1: Fuckin' fascists, tryin' to bring us down.
SLASHDOT USER 2: Yeah... they want to take away our fuckin' civil rights. Jack Valenti is such a fuckin' bastard.
SLASHDOT USER 1: Word.
SLASHDOT USER 2: Word.
SLASHDOT USER 1: So, how about that new Star Wars trailer?
SLASHDOT USER 2: Fuckin' cool, man. I'm gonna be there for the 12:01 showing as soon as it comes out!
SLASHDOT USER 1: Totally. I'd gladly pay again and again to see this fuckin' cool movie! ..... Hey... what were we talking about?
SLASHDOT USER 2: Dunno. Wanna go see a movie about Hobbits?
SLASHDOT USER 1: Sure.
SLASHDOT USER 2: Cool.
SLASHDOT USER 1: Fuckin' MPAA, man.
SLASHDOT USER 2: Totally.

Mod Parent up! (2)

epsalon (518482) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139541)

Hey moderators! This AC is funny!

Re:Mod Parent up! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139599)

But not very original

+1 FUNNY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139645)

hehehe... ;)

Canada.com!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139461)

No! Bad! We hate Canada! Nuke them!

destroy the MPAA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139463)


Boycott! Boycott! They want to take away your rights! Don't spend another penny supporting their evil lobbyists!

(That is, unless it's a Star Wars sequel, or a movie about Hobbits. Then it's OK.)

AMISH VIRUS!!! (-1)

Alan_Thicke (553655) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139474)

You have just received the Amish Virus!
Since we do not have electricity or computers,
you are on the HONOR SYSTEM!
Please delete ALL of your files....




Thank Thee.

Who cares? Sopranos RULES 8-9pm, then 6 Ft Under (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139478)

As if I would switch from even a repeat of Season 3, episode 2, for anything other than a SPICE Channel free preview...

Especially when 6 Feet comes on right after.

Why would ANYONE tune into something other than HBO on Sunday night????????

Re:Who cares? Sopranos RULES 8-9pm, then 6 Ft Unde (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139517)

6 ft under eats a penis... fuck chris barnes...

Lame (0, Troll)

essdodson (466448) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139499)

I refuse to pay any attention to the latest Star Wars crap. It's pretty lame to advertise the release of a trailer. Someone needs to stop stroking their ego.

WhO dA fArK KaRReses?! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139501)

Ffuck starwarez, fuck yoda, and fuck you /....

penis penis penis

When will you whiners understand? (2, Insightful)

Psiren (6145) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139504)

Menace was never targetted at adults. It was targetted at kids. Lucas assumed all the people who saw Star Wars as kids had grown up. Evidently he was only half right, cos you're all still moaning like kids.

Do you complain about the lack of adult material in other films you take your kids to see? No? So why this one?

Re:When will you whiners understand? (1)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139570)

Hahah. Very nice. I wish I had some mod points for you. :-) I agree completely. The Phantom Menace was a great Star Wars movie. Lucas successfully appealed to today's younger generation while not discouraging the average fan of the previous three movies. (And Episode I was better than the others anyway.) Good job, George. Looking forward to Episode II.

arg. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139520)

Taco, you are a fucking troll. It's Star Wars! How can you people say Phantom Menace was that bad? It was different, yes, but it wasn't bad. You guys bitch about every little thing. Geez. I LIKED PM. LIKED IT. And Clones WILL rock. I think you guys just kinda outgrew star wars.

Description (2)

verbatim (18390) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139522)

Check out this [theforce.net] if you want to know what the trailer will be like.

So this is how /. is doing in-line advertising (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139538)

Sheesh Taco!

I didn't realize that you were going to hide the ads as articles. Where IS that button to hide the advertisements? Will that get rid of this article too?

Congratulations! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3139550)

To cmdrTaco, for not writing "X-File's". You're finally getting the hang of it!

hey guess what (-1, Troll)

Mighty-Troll (549627) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139551)

I took a shit today. It's 4:31 CST, 2 hours before I have to goto work and I'm drunk!

Episode I was better than any of the older movies. (1)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139558)

And Episode II looks like it's going to be much better. 'Nuff said.

Sorry but... (2)

ainsoph (2216) | more than 12 years ago | (#3139590)

From what I can *grok* from the trailers I saw, it should be called:

Episode II: The Search for a Story or

Attack of the Cloned movie.

also, I am really worried about the "The beeotch made me do it" subtext of the story. Call me hyper sensitive or whatever, I just wonder if it is not a limp stilt to stand on.
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