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Footage From Star Wars: Episode III

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the III-could-hardly-be-worse-than-I-or-II dept.

Star Wars Prequels 558

An anonymous reader writes "Leaked footage of Star Wars: Episode III is now online! Included in the 2-minute and 37-second clip are shots of the Australian set, George Lucas behind the camera, Chewbacca looking cooler than ever, and even a quick peek at Hayden Christensen (in Vader get-up!) and Ewan McGregor duking it out, all being played to AC/DC's 'Back in Black.' I've downloaded it, but am undecided as if I should watch it or not, lest it spoil something (here's hoping that it's good)."

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GNAA Interviews CowboyNeal (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085516)

GNAA Interviews CowboyNeal
by GNAA staff

UPDATE! UPDATE!
Since the original posting of this article there has been some doubts about authenticity of CowboyNeal. Rest assured, however, he was indeed the real CowboyNeal. We could tell by the smell coming from his pants.

On January 17 2004, select members of the GNAA interviewed CowboyNeal on IRC channel #caoine at irc.caoine.org.

We will be right back after this commercial break!
According to Google Zeitgeist [google.com] , there are about 80% of Internet Explorer 6 [microsoft.com] users. The only platform supporting Internet Explorer 6 is, of course, Microsoft Windows. These statistics are consistent with the earlier presented graphs of the operating systems used to access Google, with the Windows family consistently taking the top 3 ranks. Out of remaining 20%, the split is even between MSIE 5.5, MSIE 5.0, both Windows-only browsers. Netscape 5.x (including Mozilla) counts for only a measly 5% of browsers used to access Google. As you can see from the graph, this sample was calculated starting from March 2001 until September 2003.
According to Google Zeitgeist [google.com] , there are about 80% of Internet Explorer 6 [microsoft.com] users. The only platform supporting Internet Explorer 6 is, of course, Microsoft Windows. These statistics are consistent with the earlier presented graphs of the operating systems used to access Google, with the Windows family consistently taking the top 3 ranks. Out of remaining 20%, the split is even between MSIE 5.5, MSIE 5.0, both Windows-only browsers. Netscape 5.x (including Mozilla) counts for only a measly 5% of browsers used to access Google. As you can see from the graph, this sample was calculated starting from March 2001 until September 2003.
And now we return to our scheduled broadcast...

The following are select portions of the chat transcript kept by official GNAA stenographer (and Ringmusculaturis II Leader), Captain B. Dick

---
GNAA Member AbdullaH introduces himself to CowboyNeal

[5:09:26] AbdullaH: Hello, Sir! My name is Abdullah Ihram Mohammad Bin Zular Krokar Tehroham Kumr, I am a TERRORIST. My father was on the first plane that crashed in the World Tarde Center. I get a boner every time CNN plays that tape. If you wish to help me in my quest for WORLD SLAVERY, please purchase a kalashnikov at your nearest kalashnikov store and HELP ME KILL ALL AMERICANS!

[5:09:29] CowboyNeal: if this is part of that jihad I keep hearing about, it's a pretty fucking lame part of it
---
CowboyNeal is questioned about his feelings towards civil rights; uses both the N, and K-words

[5:21:11] timecop: CowboyNeal: do you have something against niggers?

[5:21:24] CowboyNeal: nay, some of best friends are nigs
[5:23:47] CowboyNeal: like all my kike friends too?

---
GNAA Member timecop inquires about Slashdot [slashdot.org] moderation policies. CowboyNeal admits to cleaning peoples' shit up for a living.

[5:16:04] timecop: I have a problem with my slashdot account
[5:16:09] timecop: it has Karma: excellent
[5:16:10] timecop: but I post at -1
[5:16:12] timecop: WHAT THE FUCK?!

[5:16:19] CowboyNeal: yeah, sucks, don't it?

[5:16:26] CaptBDick: wow that can happen?

[5:16:41] timecop: CowboyNeal: mind to explain what the FUCK is going on?

[5:17:00] CowboyNeal: you got downmodded into oblivion at least once, and there's no second chances

[5:17:17] timecop: no, i got a better theory
[5:17:35] timecop: some nazis downmodded a bunch of my comments and set a flag to fuck all my posts
[5:17:41] timecop: because someone doesnt agree with my OPINIONS

[5:18:05] CowboyNeal: you are complaining to the janitor, not the vice principal
[5:23:08] CowboyNeal: I don't have any modpoints
---
CowboyNeal admits hatred for Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] , and pretends to have a girlfriend.

[5:25:27] CowboyNeal: hey, I hate malda just as much as you guys. If it weren't for him making me work saturdays, I'd be with my gf right now.
---

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Re:GNAA Interviews CowboyNeal (-1, Offtopic)

Zibi (528341) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085544)

wtf is your problem. At least have the guts to post it under a username.

Re:GNAA Interviews CowboyNeal (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085662)

yeah "zibi" you tell him!

oh wait, zibi's not your real name. why don't you pretend you've got a pair and post with your SSN?

Peace out,
112-28-1008

No real spoilers in the clip. (5, Informative)

Patik (584959) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085520)

There really aren't any spoilers in the clip. Most of it is just people fighting in front of a green screen; no produced shots at all, just actors dancing around in a studio, usually not even in costume. It barely even shows Chewy. If you're looking for a reason not to watch this, do so because the video is choppy and low quality (camcorder pointed at a monitor) and hard to watch.

The only spoiler I want to know... (4, Funny)

Dukeofshadows (607689) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085557)

...is how Jar-Jar dies.

OK (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085647)

Old Age.

see, you really didn't want that spoiler, did you?

Re:Oh, gay (5, Funny)

Deraj DeZine (726641) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085698)

Please tell me Old Age was wielding a baseball bat and aiming for Jar Jar's crotch...

Re:The only spoiler I want to know... (1)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085689)

You mean 'Darth Jar'? [mavarts.com]

Re:No real spoilers in the clip. (5, Funny)

Otter (3800) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085678)

Most of it is just people fighting in front of a green screen; no produced shots at all, just actors dancing around in a studio, usually not even in costume.

Is Darth Vader a chubby, nerdy kid making whooshing noises? I could swear I saw this new "leaked footage" over a year ago! Of course, I'm a really, really 1337 w4r3z g0d.

Re:No real spoilers in the clip. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085688)

the movie will suck ass. so who cares about leaked footage? so you can see how shitty it is?

Not Worth It (1, Insightful)

DoctorGrim (589154) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085521)

Any bets that this'll be worse than the others?

Bittorrent (1, Informative)

blat.info (744034) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085522)

Here's a Bittorrent: http://blat.info/torrent/ [blat.info]

Re:Bittorrent (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085539)

"Bad Data from Tracker" Your shit sux dewd.

Re:Bittorrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085548)

Sorry about that. Hey, it's not easy, you know. It's ok. Try it now.

Re:Bittorrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085576)

Still broke :|

Re:Bittorrent (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085579)

Re:Bittorrent (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085586)

MOD PARENT UP!!!
epiii-leaked.avi <- better quality, too

Re:Bittorrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085637)

Mod parent up, confirmed this one works.

Re:Bittorrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085650)

mod parent up...

Re:Bittorrent (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085546)

It looks like the Torrent is broken. I'm getting a "bad data from tracker -" error.

Re:Bittorrent (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085577)

broken torrent
bad data from tracker

Re:Bittorrent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085578)

argh you suck, call your self a geek?
"Bad data from tracker"

bittorrent not working manually or any other way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085584)

bittorrent not working manually or any other way

Re:bittorrent not working manually or any other wa (4, Funny)

double-oh three (688874) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085613)

Manually? I told you that connecting a Cat-5 cable to your brain wasn't gonna work.

Re:Bittorrent (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085626)

motherfucker got no game. bad data from tracker. you should be ashamed of yourself.

Working Torrent... (4, Informative)

Saeger (456549) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085634)

And here's a working torrent [66.90.75.92] of the clip.

I've seen it, and it's not a spoiler, or a leaked workprint clip as you might be led to believe. Rather, it's just a bad cam of one of those Behind The Scenes things they show on E! and whatnot.

--

PTS vs. PTR... (4, Insightful)

danielrm26 (567852) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085523)

Remember, it's only a spoiler if the movie is actually *good*. This one has a huge PTS (potential to suck) rating, with only a moderate PTR (potential to rock). Given those facts, I can afford a peek at what amounts to some backstage stuff usually included on the DVD.

Use the force, George (5, Insightful)

corebreech (469871) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085524)

Given the rumors of Episodes VII, VIII & IX [slashdot.org] , I think there's a good chance that Lucas has been slapped out of whatever doldrums that produced I & II and that he understands that III has to be put out of the park.

In other words, if Episode III is the Star Wars equivalent of Star Trek: Nemesis, then he loses the franchise.

Re:Use the force, George (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085567)

You're an idiot.

It's nothing like the Star Trek situation. Rick Berman doesn't personally finance the movies. He has to answer to someone when things go sour.

Lucas answers to nobody. If a movie flops, he has nobody to answer to, nobody to blame but himself. Should he wish to make another, he can pump out as many Star Wars movies as he wants as long as he has money. Lucas has buckets of money, end of story.

Re:Use the force, George (4, Insightful)

shaitand (626655) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085582)

Yes but a Star Wars Movie COSTS buckets of money to make. It hurts MORE not less when it's your own pocket, even if your pockets are deep.

You think dealing with a boss if tough, try being one.

Re:Use the force, George (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085639)

Even if Star Wars 3 is a total and complete failure pulling in no more than 50 million dollars, the merchandising + endorsements + Pepsi + whatever the hell else they make money with will rake in the fat sacks of cash that will far out strip the cost of the movie.

Re:Use the force, George (5, Insightful)

meta-monkey (321000) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085657)

Have you not been paying attention? There is no correlation between the quality of the film and the profits made. Episodes I & II may have cost buckets of cash, but they also MADE buckets of cash. Not counting all the merchandising, the toys and t-shirts and video games and jar-jar toothbrushes. Lucas has no incentive to make a good movie, because no matter how bad the movie is, you know 92% of geeks will still go see it, just so they can bitch about it on /.

Re:Use the force, George (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085661)

True, but if you spened 150 million, and make 400million, it hurts a lot less!

MOD PARENT UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085611)

This is SO true. I wouldn't put it past Lucas to try to pump out a storyline for the "final" trilogy in the Star Wars world. As a matter of fact, maybe he will go the way of Star Trek and just make Star Wars movies that stand on their own. It's probably a lot easier than trying to fill plot holes caused by previous movies. I'm up for anything that involves the death of Jar-Jar Binks and any actor other than Hayden Christianson (aka Wooden Board). At least George Hamilton had charisma!

Re:Use the force, George (4, Interesting)

interiot (50685) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085596)

It didn't do THAT badly, did it? Wikipedia notes [wikipedia.org] that it was the first time in the series that a Star Wars movie wasn't the highest-grossing of the year. It may have been a let down for Lucas and perhaps not worthy of spending so much money on production of future films, but it was still a commercial success, no?

Re:Use the force, George (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085638)

It really doesn't matter how crappy this one is. People are still going to go see eps 7,8,9 just to see how bad they are. Are you going to be the star wars geek who can't give their opinion in the #force chatroom about how much lucas has destroyed the franchise with the r2d2 and c3p0 sexual interface scene?

Re:Use the force, George (3, Insightful)

patternjuggler (738978) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085687)

I think a year ago people were trumpeting LOTR and the Matrix films as the new genre movies of choice, and not thinking of Ep III at all. Then the Matrix sequels came out and were underwhelming, so maybe there's a chance fans will look to Star Wars again for that inspirational spark or whatever the first trilogy had in spades.

I'm going to keep my expectations low, but see it in the theaters anyhow.

I'd rather someone would come out with a new science fiction franchise to take the reins from Star Wars- something fresh, with mind-blowing imagery in every frame. Maybe a live-action Ghost in the Shell?

hate it. (5, Funny)

OwlofCreamCheese (645015) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085526)

we all hate it. no matter WHAT happens we will all hate it, no matter how great it is, or how bad it is we will say how awful it is. we don't even need to see the movie, we all have our opinions already. although it will probobly be right in the end after all.

Open Mind (1)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085585)

I'm going in with an open mind. Episode I blew, Episode II was somewhat better, but both still fall far short of 4, 5, 6. Maybe he's doing The Matrix, but in reverse: the first one is the worst and the last one is the best. If this one sucks... i'm just going to ignore I, II, III and go read the books (unless you're going to tell me they suck as bad as the film versions of Episode I/II)

I wonder if Jar Jar had any nuts? Even if he did, his voice couldn't go much higher.

Re:Open Mind (1)

CaptBubba (696284) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085709)

Watch the books be edited in "special editions" that all of a sudden are exactly like the movies.

Re:hate it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085694)

Our minds may be already made up. But not out of ignorance or stupidity:

  1. almost everything about ep1&2 sucked. Most of it directly because of lucas.
  2. Lucas' personality does not allow him to see that he's a complete asshat and should hand over the project to someone else.

Maybe if he realized that people thought ep1&2 were ass and changed things completely for 3 there would be a shot.
But. This is lucas we're talking about.

what? (5, Interesting)

arcadia (183606) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085528)

You can't spoil it, we already now the ending, eps 4-5-6. Can you really spoil a middle?

Re:what? (1)

double-oh three (688874) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085572)

Technically, Eps 4, 5, and 6 ARE the middle. 1-3 is the beginning, and 7-9 is the ending. Though I have to wonder the logic of shooting the ending eps. Considering all the books that have been written, wouldn't the movies trample on the book's storylines?

Re:what? (4, Insightful)

edwdig (47888) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085652)

Everyone knows what happens in Episode 3, but what we don't know is how it happens.

How does Anakin become Vader?
Where does the name Darth Vader come from?
How come he doesn't know about that Padme has twins?
How does Palpatine gain total control?
How do all the Jedi die?
What Jedi survive other than Yoda and Obiwan?
Will there be an answer to why Obiwan and Yoda fade away when they die, but the Jedi we've seen die in Episodes 1 & 2 don't?

The biggest question I have is in Episode 3, will we see Anakin become Darth Vader, or will we see Anakin "die" and then Darth Vader first appear soon after?

Re:what? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085680)

you're a faggot and none of these questions will be answered.

heh (4, Informative)

ruprechtjones (545762) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085530)

Some enterprising souls have already jammed this thing into After Effects and applied their own lightsabre effects and lava-planet backgrounds. Pretty cool. There are some great discussions of this over at www.theforce.net.

Spoiler Alert! (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085531)

Anakin Skywalker becomes 'Darth Vader'!!!

You heard it here first! (c=

Re:Spoiler Alert! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085677)

Jesus, this post is the reason for the "overrated" moderation.

ATTENTION MODERATORS: "Anakin becomes Vader spoilers!" are on the same par as "Dur, there's already books about LOTR so there's no spoilers, dur!!!" It's NOT FUNNY.

Re:Spoiler Alert! (2, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085699)

see thats the surprise, Anakin is killed, and to avenge his friend Jar-Jar become Darth Vadar!

Re:Spoiler Alert! (1)

wanion (94098) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085700)

> (c=

What's this? A poor replica of the old Commodore logo?

Not much spoilage (5, Informative)

elvesRgay (685389) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085533)

If it gets slashdotted and you are really wondering if you have missed something don't worry about it.
Somebody put a small video camera in front of a TV showing some video of the film development from about 4-8 feet away. I wonder if they where worried someone would come in and catch them doing it.
There definitely doesn't seem to be any spoilage. Everything that could be given away in this (very poor quality) video clip is given away buy the description of this story!

Re:Not much spoilage (1)

Kargan (250092) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085598)

Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to Slashdot a web server is insignificant compared to the power of the Force.

Re:Not much spoilage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085690)

"buy the description of this story!" Hell, I wouldn't even buy the script!

Uh... (-1, Troll)

blincoln (592401) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085534)

Spoiler warnings on the front page please? Some people like to be surprised when they finally see a film.

Re:Uh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085600)

Spoiler warnings on the front page please? Some people like to be surprised when they finally see a film.

Uh, was "Footage from Star Wars: Episode III" not clear enough that it contained footage and might be a spoiler for you? If you don't understand what footage means, I can see your point... but otherwise, try using your brain a little bit, okay?

Re:Uh... (3, Funny)

Quobobo (709437) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085641)

Whoa, such insight into the plot as "Chewbacca looking cooler than ever" completely spoils the third movie for you too?

test (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085537)

test

The sad thing... (1)

bagel2ooo (106312) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085538)

is that even with the discussion of choppy video and people prancing around a green screen it still sounds like better plot than the other 2 prequel movies I've seen. :)

Re:The sad thing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085644)

Don't worry. George is talented enough, he'll make sure that by the time he's done it'll be good and screwed up.

Characters (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085540)

"The set, George Lucas, Chewbacca, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor..." blah blah BLAH
The important question is... how much Natalie Portman does it show?

Re:Characters (1)

Patik (584959) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085560)

The important question is... how much Natalie Portman does it show?
Absolutely none.

Oh, but Jimmy Smits makes a brief appearance.

Re:Characters (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085649)

gee thats great.
One thing that I appreciated about the first
star wars was the use of obscure british
actors all over the place A)gave it a feeling of
depth and B)I wasn't going "Hey I know that guy
from LA LAW" or "Hmm I liked that guy alot better in
Unbreakable" or "Gee I wish George Lucas would get
hit by a truck or something".

BAM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085541)

Already Slashdotted!!!

Val Da Car....

My Star Wars Name..

Hurray for bootlegging:-) (0)

jbrader (697703) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085545)

Haha 5 minutes after its posted and /.ed already. Must be a leaked Star Wars clip

Down already (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085558)

If only the actually movie could get Slashdotted too.

Why would you wanna see this? (0)

jasonfncsu (735876) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085561)

Who would WANNA see leaked crappy footage? I wanna wait until the final release and see it on the big screen. Boo all you people who leaked it. I'm just glad this is Lucas and not Valve Software. "We're gonna delay release until 2134 because of the 2 minutes leaked"

Oh Lord. (0, Redundant)

Inquisitor13 (253168) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085563)

I havent even bothered to look and it bores me.

Is it just me... (3, Funny)

goMac2500 (741295) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085564)

...or does it look like there is a dual with the Blue Man Group?

Who cares? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085565)

Nothing could be as entertaining as this [farmgolf.com] .

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH HH HHH!!!!!!!!!

Lameness filter encountered. Post aborted!
Reason: Don't use so many caps. It's like Howard Dean screaming.

Re:Who cares? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085595)

Bite my mancrank you fucking faggot ass wimp neocon. Everyone knows the biggest homos are the faggots on the right. Go back to your log cabin you piece of shit.

Re:Who cares? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085654)

Why would my comment make you think I'm rightwing? Quite to the contrary, I'm a fair bit to the left. That sound clip of Howard Dean transcends gender, race, religion, and ideaology. It is flat-out hillarious.
Perhaps if I express myself in the native tounge of the Slashbot I can earn your trust. Let me see...how does it go....oh yes. "George W. Bush is as dumb as a chimp!" There, is that proof enough for you? God damn moron.

Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (0, Troll)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085569)

He let us down with ROTK.

All was forgiven and he let us down with TPM.

All was forgiven and he let us down with AOTC.

He's got one shot left (four if rumors are to be believed), but I don't see why this is so. Any other director would have been laughed out on his ass for ruining a film series as epic as Star Wars, yet Lucas fucks it up again and again.

I'm saving my money this time.

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (2, Funny)

r_glen (679664) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085591)

"He let us down with ROTK"

Yeah, I was kinda hoping to see Jar Jar in place of Gollum too.

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085618)

I thought Return of the King was amazing.

=P

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (1)

jpr1nd (678149) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085621)

He let us down with ROTK

um... he did?

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (4, Funny)

nacturation (646836) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085629)

He let us down with ROTK.

So that was Yoda saying "my precious..." all the time? Yeah, it's a lousy rending of Yoda there -- I can see how you'd be disappointed.

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (2, Insightful)

Wil63 (583159) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085630)

I'm just guessing, but it's probably because he owns the script rights - or something similar.

Not the point (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085642)

The point is that every time Star Wars news comes out, Slashbots are in such a rush to put on their kneepads.

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (4, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085633)

ROTK?

You may hate the movies, but they make money.

Plus Lucas owns them, and backs them himself, so he can keep making movies as long as he can bank roll them.

Any film that makes money is a good business venture. Hollywood is there to make money, not please you.

I was displeased with TPM.
I was more pleased with AOTC. If the Jedi had not been so angry when they fight, and if yoda was calm and collective, and not a freaking superball, it would have been a pretty good credit to the series. Clearly Lucas listened.

Now, the 2 bits I din't like could be OK if they turn out to be part of the plot(why is the force weakening?), which I suspect.
I have more hope for this movie then the last two.

always remeber, Lucas could do it in sock puppets, and still make 100Million.

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (1)

jbrader (697703) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085646)

Well in the universe the rest of us live in Lucas had nothing to do with ROTK

Re:Why does anyone give Lucas any more chances? (1)

mroch (715318) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085663)

Anyone consider that J and K are right next to each other on (most people's) keyboards? Cut the guy some slack....

BitTorrent Mirror (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085570)

Re:BitTorrent Mirror (1)

cy_a253 (713262) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085583)

Yes it works. Keep your torrents alive, at least for a few minutes after you're done, please!

Re:BitTorrent Mirror (1)

NavelFozz (33778) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085665)

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/mikenfozzy/ for the torrent

Test #2 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085571)

This test has cookies blocked. I'm getting mod'd
to 0 as anonymous coward. Used to be 1. WTF.

Sometimes I wonder why I even read slashdot.

Spoilers (0, Redundant)

DaeO (575145) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085590)

Personally.. I never download these spoilers and I try to avoid commercials, reviews, and basicalyy everything that might give away part of the plot.

Re:Spoilers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085617)

I live in a box too... which corner are you on?

Skeptical (5, Insightful)

DarkHelmet (120004) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085610)

I admit...

The lightsaber fights do end up looking good, even in these green screen clips.

Then I remember Star Wars: Episode 1. The lightsaber fight with Darth Maul / Obiwan was very very good, but the movie overall wasn't. I realize that from these scenes, that what's shown amounts to roughly 5-10 minutes of the movie that *might* actually be good.

Call me what you will, but there was nothing in Episode 1 that was truly memorable. There were no lines that are worthy of geeks repeating. There was nothing that truly captured me when I watched it, and made me want to see it again. Just because it's Star Wars, doesn't make it automatically fantastic.

I hope to god Episode 3 makes up for the other two. But I'm not holding my breath.

Re:Skeptical (5, Insightful)

nacturation (646836) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085703)

The lightsaber fights do end up looking good, even in these green screen clips.

Then I remember Star Wars: Episode 1. The lightsaber fight with Darth Maul / Obiwan was very very good...


Sure, if your definition of "good" is having the fighters flip around maniacally in all sorts of improbable positions, doing spins and twirls which would make it easy for any capable swordsman to kill them. What I'd really like to see is for the lightsabre fights to employ traditional swordsmanship techniques. After all, what's the point of doing any kind of spin or wind-up movement... to build up more momentum which doesn't even affect an energy beam?

I know, people probably expect to see lots of crazy acrobatics so that they can get their action fix rather than having a lightsabre duel be an actual plot device, used in the context of telling a great story.

To think. (-1, Offtopic)

Steamhead (714353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085612)

To think that it is already slashdotted, when will people learn, when you have content that is worthy of slashdotting please keep it on a capable server!

Re:To think. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085655)

To think that it is already slashdotted, when will people learn, when you have content that is worthy of slashdottingplease keep it on a capable server!

Perhaps you'd like to put up your own 10Mbit connection just so a bunch of fucking geeks on Slashdot can saturate your bandwidth? I mean, how *dare* they not spend thousands of dollars so that some pathetic loser somewhere can download a lame-ass video clip?

Isn't this illegal? (0, Informative)

leftie_hater (744932) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085614)

And by downloading it you're breaking the law?

Not worth the download... (3, Funny)

smkndrkn (3654) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085622)

...a grainy video set to AC/DC back in black without any real interesting footage...of a movie that we already know will suck hehe

and now on a positive note....

You could at least give the movie url! (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085660)

The quicktime video is at http://www.movieweb.com/media/news/01_04/e3low.mov [movieweb.com] .

I'm getting 4kBytes/sec with wget.

Is it just me or... (1)

69charger (672009) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085670)

does the young Vader look a lot like Jim Morrison in these clips?

Hayden (3, Insightful)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085671)

anyone else find Hayden Christensen was not right for the role of Anakin? it was kind of irritating, i found his acting to be quite poor in star wars and would have preferred someone else in his place; not sure who though.

just my C$0.02

Rewind a couple decades... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085692)

anyone else fine Mark Hamill was not right for the role of Luke? it was kind of irritating, i found his acting to be quite poor in star wars and would have preferred someone else in his place; not sure who though.

i do know that i need to get my shift keys fixed.

Spoiler (4, Funny)

jdifool (678774) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085685)

Yoda is a woman. Regards, George.

Star Wars Kid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8085696)

so where is the lil bugger?

Spoil it? (2, Insightful)

east coast (590680) | more than 10 years ago | (#8085705)

If anything 'spoils' episode III it will be Lucas' complete witlessness in episodes I and II. IMHO.

So call me a troll! :)
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