Scene Stealers: Star Wars – The Great New Hope! Scene Stealers: Star Wars – The Great New Hope!
Stalkeye takes a look at the key scenes of the very first Star Wars movie! Scene Stealers: Star Wars – The Great New Hope!

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Have you ever recalled a certain scene that possibly stood out from the rest of the movie? Of course you have! Welcome to the first segment of Scene Stealers where certain memorable moments help to make a good film even greater! As for my first pick of the bunch I’m going with perhaps the greatest Sci-fi epic in cinema ever! Avatar!!

:Yeah! That's right, you tell 'em Stalks.....what"??!?

:Yeah! That’s right, you tell ’em Stalks…..what”??!?

 

Of course, I’m kidding about that one. *Ducks under his Desk out of fear of repercussions from a few of my comrades who are fans of Cameron’s  Magnum Opus* (;’

The honor goes to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope that coined the term, “Space Opera” and ushered in many inspirations as well as imitations!

Now that the upcoming 7th instalment The Force Awakens shall be arriving this Christmas, it’s time I give a “Stalk back” at the Film’s best scenes and scenarios.

Roll ’em!

  1. Star Destroyer and the first appearance of Darth Vader

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After being treated to a story told via crawl scrolling text, there’s this kick ass tracking shot which includes the underbelly view of the Galactic Empire’s Star Destroyer in pursuit of the Rebel Cruiser.

After the hull has been breached and the rebels dispatched, a black cloaked enigmatic figure appears beyond the smoke. With an intimidating appearance and an asthmatic-like but powerful voice, thanks to the talents of James Earl Jones, Darth Vader of the Sith proves to be a force to reckon with, especially when interrogating a surviving member of the Rebel Alliance.

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Does Vader have to choke a Bitch?

Does Vader have to choke a Bitch?

 

  1. Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru as Barbecue

That Beru was smokin' hot...*Rimshot*

That Beru was smokin’ hot…*Rimshot*

 

This scene demonstrated how “Shit got real “when after learning of the Jawa massacre (That was caused by the Imperial Stormtroopers while searching for the escaped droids: R2D2 and C3P0), Luke rushes back home only to discover the charred skeletal remains of both his uncle and aunt outside of their destroyed complex. Disheartened and angry, Luke decides to become a Jedi Knight “like his father”. If only he had stayed with his friends at the Toshi station and shopped for power converters. Then again, there probably would not have been a sequel or Luke Skywalker!

 

  1. Mos Eisley Canteen that place of Scum and villainy…also, Han shot foist!

Gamechanger!!

Gamechanger!!

 

While Obi-Wan is busy securing a pilot to rescue the captured Princess Leia, Luke is threatened by local patrons at the canteen. Suddenly, Obi-Wan intervenes and well, it’s not pretty!

Instigating a fight with some Punk Kid minding his business??Boy, you got some pair of Balls

Instigating a fight with some Punk Kid minding his business??Boy, you got some pair of Balls!

 

After securing a deal with his new passengers, Han Solo, pilot of the Millennium Falcon, is approached by Bounty Hunter Greedo, who plans to apprehend Solo and take him to gangster Jabba the Hutt for a huge payment in return. After trying to negotiate his way out of this dilemma, frustrated Solo fires his pistol underneath the table, killing Greedo. Never mind that bullshit PC “corrective” edit, this was the only scene that demonstrated how legit Han Solo really is!

 

"Don't start none, and there won't be none".

“Don’t start none, and there won’t be none”.

 

  1. Obi vs Vader=”Vadality”!

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Just because Star Wars is a PG-rated family film doesn’t necessarily mean its family-friendly, thanks to its share of tragedy and there’s plenty to go around!

As if roasting Luke’s family and blowing up an entire planet inhabited by the human populace wasn’t bad enuff, Lucas topped it off with the death of of Luke’s mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi.

While Obi plans to sabotage the Death Star’s tractor beam, he runs afoul into Vader and then a lightsaber duel ensues and in order to distract Vader, so that Luke and the others can escape the Death Star, Obi surrenders thus sacrificing himself under Vader’s saber.

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This was a very poignant scene that not only added gut-punching pathos, but the emotional reaction from Luke as he witnessed his friend and mentor struck down.

John Williams provided a powerful score for said scene and although Obi was gone, within death, there’s hope and it was evident as Luke heard a familiar voice-“Luke, Run”!

 

  1. The Death Star trench battle

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This was the epic and pivotal moment from Star Wars! How could Lucas top the other previous scenes and go out with a bang (literally!)? One word: Dogfight!

After achieving the plans in order to destroy the Death Star, the rebels launch a preemptive strike to bring down the planet destroying satellite for good.

As Luke witnesses heavy casualties, as his comrades and close friends get killed in battle one by one, he begins to feel a sense of hopelessness, especially when Vader has him within his sights, only to be intercepted by the Millennium Falcon!

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Darth Vader: “I have you now…”

“What..”?!

Han Solo: “Yee-hoo”!!

Goddamn I loved that mindfuckery of a scene! Solo, presumed to take off with his reward to pay back Jabba, removing the bounty from his head, had a change of heart and shows up just in time to thwart Vader’s win. What else was striking, aside from Williams’   dramatic score, was that incredible camera shot of the Falcon flying towards you with a bright backdrop. I have never witnessed anything like that before in cinematic history!

Luke, due to assistance from the Force itself, manages to fire a shot into the Death Star’s weak point, thus destroying the satellite before it can obliterate the Moon of Yavin as well as its primary target-the Rebel base.

 

So there you have it, my top 5 amazing scenes from an amazing movie.

Star Wars ANH was Hollywood’s Dark Horse that revived a somewhat sagging Industry and not to mention how a movie that was influenced by another movie (The Hidden Fortress) is still one of the most influential Films and highly celebrated mediums within the realm of pop culture! With visionary Special effects, solid performances from Mark Hamil, Sir Alec Guinness and of course Harrison Ford, an  exceptional orchestral soundtrack courtesy of the great Composer John Williams, not to mention metaphoric themes like the horrors of Nazism and having a faith within a “higher power”, A New Hope wasn’t just your garden variety Science Fiction entry, instead a “Force” to be reckoned with.

"Hey, where the Brothas at"?

“Hey, where the Brothas at”?

There a so many films with great moments be it happy, sad or inspiring. Movies are more than just a cinematic escape, like reading a good Book it’s comfort for one’s Soul.

Thanks for reading and until next time…

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Stalkeye= anagram of Stalker and Snake Eyes. Satirist, Gamer, Artist and Pop Culture commentator- Stalks offers his outspoken views on on most things Geek related as well as WTF is wrong with the world today!

  • Orcus

    Orcus cheated on this one by sticking his pointed head in the theater while waiting for the next show. It was the scene after coming out the trash compacter, Leia just insulted Chewbacca and Han says “No reward is worth this”. The second time Orcus peeked in and saw Vader chasing down Luke in the DS trench and Han coming to the rescue

  • Tarmac492.1

    Great fucking idea for an article mang!!!! Either Jack had Random knowledge of this or it was just an interesting co-inky-dink 😉 The only thing I vividly remember from the first time I saw SW(I was 5) was the scene of the door of the rebel transport being blasted open and Vader stepping through the smoke like a mechanical Nosferatu. Great intro.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The descent into the Trench is just as exciting as anything they put out today. I am hoping you will be doing the other two from the original trilogy, especially Return. There are some special moments in that I love!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    well, you were probably only 9,468 years old then. Understandable.

  • That shot was basically 3D cinema even if it’s not filmed on 3D. I still remember my jaw dropping when I saw that the first time.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I dont want to talk about the jaw dropping shit that happens during the onslaught against the Death Star in ROTJ. i have friends that love Star Wars and hate on that movie and I dont get it. Yes, the ewoks could have been better, but really? Quite the satisfying conclusion.

  • KilliK

    JOHN LANDIS SAID LUCAS TOLD HIM THAT DISNEY IS GONNA RELEASE THE OTT IN BLURAY:.

    http://www.liveforfilms.com/2015/09/19/the-theatrical-cuts-of-the-original-star-wars-trilogy-may-be-re-released/

  • KilliK

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  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    You were right to fear repercussions…

    STALKEYE, YOU ARE…TERMINATED!!

    …with extreme prejudice.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Wouldn’t mind seeing A New Hope conversion in 3D for that sequence alone – as long it’s proper 3D, with lots of depth separation. The Phantom Menace conversion was awful.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Anything for a dollar. I’m sure the Lucas haters will still find something else to bitch about, though, even after they’ve been granted their long-awaited wish.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Every single one of these scenes is going to be copied…oh, I’m sorry…homaged in Jar Jar’s movie. In greatly watered down form. Count on it.

  • Starting the 3D conversions with Phantom Menace was a horrible case of misjudgement.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It made decent money, and Lucas was still in charge of the saga at the time, so the pattern of release was understandable. He wanted the saga to be watched in its intended order.

    Disney nixed the forthcoming re-releases so they didn’t distract from the PR campaign for Jar Jar’s forthcoming “epic”; it wasn’t the Phantom Menace’s box office performance that caused them to be cancelled.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yes, it’s fantastic, up there with the car chase in The French Connection or the shootout in Heat or the final forty minutes of Aliens for sustained tension and excitement. I remember Lucas saying that if Solo came back at the end and the audience didn’t cheer and get to their feet, screaming and hollering, he’d know the movie wasn’t working – and vice versa. The entire sequence leaves the audience on a high and sends them out the door happy.

    It’s that kind of precision and storytelling intuition that’s missing from many modern movies, and the reason why I don’t think Jar Jar’s movie will top Avatar at the box office, despite what the fanboys and (some) box office analysts seem to believe. Abrams doesn’t possess that kind of deep insight; he can only make moderately entertaining, unengaging films at best. That level of audience investment and participation is beyond him.

    I guarantee there’ll be no sequence as effective as the trench run in The Force Awakens – although I have no doubt there will be some sort of copycat climax, that nevertheless will fail to be even a fraction as good.

  • KilliK

    well said, and I think the STID fiasco is the absolute proof of that. JJ remade the climactic scene with Spock and Kirk, he subverted it to show that he is original ofc, but he failed miserably to also recreate the impact that the scene had on the audience. In the original, the fans were devastated but in the remake, they simply hated it. Because the guy doesnt understand the inner workings of great storytelling, what makes the characters appealing, what makes the plot interesting, what makes their actions important and why their consequences matter to us, the audience.

    Throwing in your movie, familiar faces and situations is not storytelling. You dont care if Kirk sacrificed himself (to only be revived a few minutes later), because you dont give a fuck about him in the first place. So the scene doesnt work at all. The same goes for Star Wars. Yes, we all know he is gonna emulate the final battle of the original SW, it will be more impressive and epic in scale, with all the awesome CGI/practical effects made for the full IMAX experience, but it will fail to have the same impact which the original sequence had. Because it will lack important moments like Solo coming back to help Luke, or how the farm boy who was daydreaming in his home planet, now became a hero of the galaxy.

    Avatar had similar moments, that’s why it became the megahit it was. But the studio heads dont understand this, and unfortunately for them, neither their “new Spielberg”.

  • KilliK

    For me, this is the most memorable scene stealer in the whole saga:

  • …hemorrhaged in JJs movie?

  • To put a light source behind the Flacon was genius.

  • Lucas could reproduce some of these moments in the prequels, but he went gaga himself in ROTS. There is no uninterrupted action scene that is not a montage or overlaid with silly distracting dialogue.

  • Dr. Geiszler, Kaijuologist

    Kewl.

  • CoolHandJuke

    my favorite scene from the saga would be the big fat chick with like 8 bewbs in Jaba’s palace. i also liked the scene where Luke goes in to Leia’s cell and she’s laying there like a big whore who just got fucked my Vader’s mechanical cock…

  • CreepyThinMan

    Also, Luke was someone you could identify with and not some fratboy douchebag who bullied his way into power like Nu Kirk!!!FACT!!!

  • CreepyThinMan

    I wish that Lucas had hired Ridley Scott and ROTJ had been set on the imperial homeworld, that had been converted into a Deathstar, which would have allowed for Blade Runner style visuals. I fucking HATE that Jedi was set mostly in a fucking forest!!!FACT!!!

  • KilliK

    well said, Creep.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    What’s wrong with montages? Star Wars was always a series primarily driven by visuals and editing, and even Lucas himself said they were akin to silent movies. The Order 66 sequence was genuinely great. Jar Jar doesn’t have the sensibilities to approach such a thing.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Amen!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    There were a lot of interesting directors considered for ROTJ, John Carpenter and Paul Verhoeven among them. And despite what David Lynch now says, he was very interested in the job, and came within a week of being hired.

    Damn, I would have loved to have seen Lynch’s version of Jabba’s palace, full of bare-assed midgets and a violently unpredictable and sexually abusive Jabba: “Ba shuda na fooka!” (subtitled translation: “Baby likes to fuck!”). The creepy, backwards-talking Palpatine would’ve been a treat, too.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    More like scrambled, mixed in a blender, and the resulting mess farted out of JJ’s asshole with a straw on to a reel of celluloid.

  • KilliK

    I would prefer the Verhoeven version. Can you imagine the scenes he would have shot with a chained, half-naked Leia?

  • KilliK

    yep, the Order 66 sequence is one of the better parts of the PT. the only problem is we are not familiar with the Jedis who fall, a missed opportunity since Lucas had three films to introduce them. (yeah, I know, they are actually part of the spin-off cartoons but still..)

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I definitely think Verhoeven would have tried to sneak a few frames of nipple slips past Lucas’s puritanical eyes, if nothing else. The PG rating would’ve been too restricting for him, but he’d have found a few ways round it. Leia would’ve been subject to some gratuitous ass shots (permissible because she was wearing a steel thong), and some suggestive green goo would have been smeared over her, as well.

  • KilliK

    I would buy that for a dollar!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    True, but it’s a testament to Lucas’s skill that he could still make the sequence emotionally affecting without any real audience connection to those characters, simply through his use of composition, editing, and music.

  • Grown Up Movies

    Too funny. I can’t get through it.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Try the Seventh Seal instead. That’s fantasy for morbid grown-ups. It’s a very serious film for serious people.

    Although, I must warn you: if you’ve ever seen Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, the sight of the grim reaper may reduce you to fits of uncontrolled mirth.

  • KilliK

    agreed

  • KilliK

    agreed.

  • That fight on Kashyyk sucked.

  • Stalkeye

    I feel the same way about your Cairo Detective series. (;’

  • Stalkeye

    LOL

  • Stalkeye

    Dayum, these Fuckers have quite an imagination.

  • Stalkeye

    With the noted exception of TPM.

  • Stalkeye

    Simply the Worst of the original trilogy.

  • Stalkeye

    Carpenter?? WTF! That’s news to me. XD

  • Stalkeye
  • Tarmac492.1

    still the best Terminator Film.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Spielberg has(had) that same intuition. Wasn’t it when Benchley was bitching about him having the shark blow up as not realistic that Spielberg said something along the lines of it wont matter by then I already have them? I agree with you. Maybe that is because a roomful of accountants, marketing gurus, and finance people who run the studios all cant have that same intuition?

  • Tarmac492.1

    There is much I love in that movie. I think it gets a bad rap.

  • Stalkeye

  • Tarmac492.1

    I always though that–early on–Clive Barker might have been a cool choice to direct one. Ridley would have been great at realizing Jabba’s palace and the barges. Yes, the Imperial homeworld would have shown audiences something they hadnt seen before.

  • Stalkeye

    Yes, I did like some things about the Movie but…

  • Tarmac492.1

    …ewoks???

  • Tarmac492.1

    Me too. However, I could definitely see that shit working. Big time. He was in his prime then.

  • Stalkeye

    Hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    circa 1984 Linda Hamilton was fun to look at too!!! The scenes of the Terminator fixing his wounds with the exacto knife are just grotesque enough–the stuff of horror films. And the constantly rewindable humor of the “Fuck you, asshole.” Also, love the mumblings of the bum and the garbage man right before Arnie appears.

  • Stalkeye

    Without a doubt!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Terrible name for a planet. Better for tree hugger cereal.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I cant wait to see JJ reboot Corvette summer, as well. Although, was Nu Kirk driving a Corvette in 2009 SK, or a motorcycle when he was on Earth? Hmmmmmmmm

  • Tarmac492.1

    You should be fingerblasted by Freddie Krueger

  • CreepyThinMan

    I’ll say it again; this is one of the greatest moments in cinema history and every time I watch it my hatred for Lucas melts away. It’s a transcendent moment that cuts across all cultural barriers through the use of sound and visuals which is why not a word is spoken but anyone on this planet can understand what is happening and empathize with Luke’s plight!!!FACT!!!

  • Stalkeye

    Actually, I was considering Termy as my next subject. (;’

  • Tarmac492.1

    “Hey buddy. Whaddya got a dead cat in there?”

    Love it!!!!

    Also love watching the pencil tip writing on the cop form right before Arnie plows through the wall of the precinct.

    Lower budget=More creativity.

  • Stalkeye

    “Lower budget=More creativity.”

    Oh, yeah!

  • Grown Up Movies

    Tough room.

  • Grown Up Movies

    I mean this article make snot come out of my nose.

  • Grown Up Movies

    Now that’s what I call a close encounter.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Pretty much, but it was just a brief skirmish. We can all cherry-pick an exception to the rule. Most of the action sequences in the movie were good.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No, even TPM had that great duel at the end.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    The Making of ROTJ book which came out in 2013 (highly recommended) revealed it. It listed the full roster of candidates, including David Cronenberg and Dicky Attenborough, believe it or not. Yeah, there were some odd choices in there.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “Lower budget=More creativity.”

    I have to disagree, man. We’ve all seen plenty of amateur-hour, low-budget crap. This is one of those oft-trumpeted truisms that isn’t really true. A great filmmaker will be creative no matter the tools available, and if they’re stretching a big budget to its maximum, there will be just as many challenges, simply at a higher level.

    As always: the carpenter maketh his tools, not the other way around.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Nope. I appreciate some people prefer T1 because it’s darker and more gritty, but I’ve always believed T2 to be a better, richer movie, and it annoys the hell out of me when (some) people try to dismiss it as merely a bloated blockbuster exercise full of show-off CGI and “kewl” stunts. T2 was never that.

    T2’s a better “sci-fi” story than the first (which I see as more of a noirish horror-thriller) and thematically stronger. It’s an Isaac Asimov robot morality play with added firepower and some fairly head-bending ideas taken from theoretical physics. Of course, I do love the original as well.

    I’m not saying you two are criticizing the sequel in the above light, but I have to go to bat for T2 nevertheless.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yep. Say what you will about Spielberg, but he could connect with (manipulate?) an audience like no other back in his heyday.

  • Stalkeye

    I love ’em both but I really favor the nihilistic approach of the first one. It was not only some “Sci-Fi” flick but also a Horror Movie (as you have mentioned.) especially with the metaphor of Nuclear War and machines taking over which is happening today, just not a major threat to Humanity….well, at least not now. (;’

  • Stalkeye

    As much as I love carp, I don’t think he’s suitable for SW. Cameron on the other hand….

  • Stalkeye

    The Duel of the Fates, hell yes!!

    The other Shit like Pod racing, a poor attempt at reacting the Death Star trench dogfight, Jake Lloyd’s horrible acting , Jedi Swimming and last but not least…this Motherfucker…!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/513513817/Jar_Jar_FU_400x400.jpg

    Yeah, well Fuck you too JJ!

    I meant, Abrams. (;’

  • Can’t agree. The space battle in the beginning was dull, the chase with the lizard was choppy and the lightsabre battles in the end were disappointing. I know many think that this is the best film among the prequels, I think it’s the worst.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    You should be saving your ire for Pickles, my friend. His movie will make TPM look like a masterpiece by comparison.

  • Stalkeye

    Actually, TPM was the worst of the prequels. (See below as to why.)

  • Stalkeye

    Terminator demonstrated how much creativity and ingenuity Cameron is capable of when working under a Shitty budget. And it worked exceptionally well for the 80’s also one little Sci Fi film paved the way for the success of both Cameron and Ahhnuld.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “I think it’s the worst.”

    I’ve heard people make this claim before, but it always smacks of contrarianism.

    I don’t see how anybody could look at ROTS objectively and pronounce it as the worst of the trilogy. The overall filmmaking is much more fluid and assured than the previous two, as Lucas had shaken off some of his directorial rust by then; there are some genuinely affecting moments despite the limitations of the dialogue and performance; a lot of great visual imagery and juxtapositions; and even – yes – some well-written dramatic scenes, such as Palpatine and Anakin in the opera box. This last is because the playwright Tom Stoppard (who also worked on dialogue for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) did an uncredited rewrite on some scenes. By contrast, Menace, and to a lesser extent Clones, seem stiff and awkward.

    Despite its weaknesses, I also see Sith as on a par to most of ROTJ (some key scenes excepted). Both are solid, if not great, Star Wars movies, and Jedi derives much of its power from audience investment in the previous two in any case. Sith didn’t have that advantage. Jedi was pretty damn perfunctory in a lot of respects, and really not all that much better than Sith on a general filmmaking level.

  • Stalkeye

    Oh, He’s not getting a pass either. I’m still not convinced at this beaten “Dead Horse’ or shall i say, Taun-taun? They should have left it alone after ROTJ .
    The prequels may have been necessary in order to fill out the Saga but for the most part, it was a wasted effort.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It was. I agree.

  • Stalkeye
  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yes – Cameron. But not everybody. And Cameron can work equally well at both a high and low budget level, because he’s talented. He also picked up a lot of tricks while working for Roger Corman, so that helped him out in making a $6.5 million dollar movie that looked like it cost $30 million. The same goes for the still-quite moderately budgeted Aliens.

    And his mega-budget productions put every dollar onscreen and stretch the boundaries of scale and FX. Just compare T3 to T2. It looks like a TV movie by contrast, despite costing even more. I think most of the T3 budget went in Arnie’s pocket or to fund his run for governor, lol.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I wasnt criticizing T2–a perfect blockbuster. I just like T1 for the reasons you point out. Just a personal preference.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I will have to say you’re right. I feel I should have worded that statement better. Lack of budget in talented hands will bring out more creativity.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Also, T2 still has the greatest stunt I have ever seen. The helicopter flying beneath the underpass. Insane.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Agreed. He is any kid dreaming under the stars.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No harm, man; I know you weren’t. I was speaking generally, and in contestation to idiotic comments I’ve witnessed at shitholes like AICN; not to those expressed here. Just something I had to get off my chest.

    I think some fanboys are very bitter towards Cameron and the fact that he still has the two top grossing movies of all time. I’ve seen people bashing Aliens on similar terms, as well, and disputing both movies claims to being great sequels. It’s a strange kind of revisionism. But there was a guy bashing The Empire Strikes Back over there awhile ago, too, so it’s not without precedent. The Age of the Contrarians is upon us!

  • KilliK

    ” Lower budget=More creativity.”

    yeah, Roger Corman’s cinema is proof of that.

  • KilliK

    dont forget that T2 is also PG13, made for kids. uhah.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    That’s right! It’s nothing but a Disney movie with some added violence shunted in later. 😛

    I even remember one idiot conspiracy theorist on AICN claiming that the nuclear blast and T-1000 skewerings were re-shoots designed to toughen up the film to get a R-rating, but that it was shot as a PG-13. Probably a troll. Had to be…but you never know. These idiots will say anything, no matter how outlandish.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Some of them are. But yes, Turd pointed out I should have worded it better.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I didn’t think Aliens could be bashed. That is insanity. I love when I come across that on cable. One of the best child roles I have ever seen.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Make sure to mention the lethal bitch slapping Arnie gives Rick Rossovich.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The opera box scene is one of my favorites in all of Star Wars. It is very surreal like a bad dream. McDiarmid is great in this scene–the wolf ready to shed his sheep’s clothing. His manipulating of young Anakin is almost complete and he drops this anecdote of the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise, like some twisted, space opera parable.

  • ErnestRister

    Spielberg ghost-directed the Order 66 scene, JJ is a huge admirer of Spielberg. My favorite moment in the Prequels is all Lucas, though — Anakin and Padme staring across the distance of the city at each other as Anakin decides to save Palpatine.

  • KilliK

    some of the early ones, yeah, but the rest are garbage.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Naw, he’ll keep raping Spielberg’s old catalog. Get ready for Close Encounters of the 5th Kind: The Return of Roy Neary.

  • Coupon: The Movie

    Linda Hamilton beating the shit out of that orderly was the only time I’ve believed a woman could kick a dudes’ ass like that. Brilliantly blocked and shot.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yes, that entire sequence was exciting as hell. The “face licker” deserved to get his head handed to him.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, it was compared to the first. But still a great film nonetheless.

  • Stalkeye

    Cameron was actually inside the Chopper when shooting that scene. That fucker will risk life for the sake of his Art.

  • Bop

    Ha, ha.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Not to mention that chopper crashing into the back of the truck was awesome, too. Where were those tense action sequences in Avatar? It just didnt do it for me.

  • Bop

    Don’t lie, Peach. You have snot coming out of your nose with and without this article.

  • Stalkeye

    Exactly!!!

  • Stalkeye

    I knew exactly what you meant as with Turd’s “The Carpenter maketh his tools” as in John Carpenter with under budget titles like Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape from new York. That’s creativity and ballin on a budget fo yo Ass!

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Very Nice.

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Zip it fool

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    not agreed

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I agree

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Dissagree

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    I agree

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Fuck Cameron, Lynch would have killed it

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    That’s not snot…

  • Stalkeye

    Not so sure about David Lynch unless one may prefer a more cerebral version. However, Cameron has that visionary that could bring something spectacular to the franchise. Bells and whistles too.

  • You don’t only not agree, you also diss me?

  • Full Frontal Throttle

    Exxactly

  • Stalkeye

    XD XD XD

  • Deceased

    Good stuff, brother.

  • Stalkeye
  • Stalkeye