- Jul 8, 2009
- Real Name
- Matt Bradley
I believe a scene or two was shot digitally in TPM. Just a few moments on screen.
Revenge of the Sith for us yesterday. This was always my favorite of the prequels, and it still is. I always said it's a better movie than Return of the Jedi (we'll see if that holds when we get to Jedi).
I'd equate droids in the SW universe to electronics in our world. I don't remember the look or sound of a clock or phone that I had 22 years ago so I don't see a problem with Owen or Beru not remembering C-3PO.One thing that doesn't work when you watch the films in order and within a few days of each other: Owen doesn't recognize C-3PO, who lived with him on the farm for a while before Anakin took him in Episode II.
I'd equate droids in the SW universe to electronics in our world. I don't remember the look or sound of a clock or phone that I had 22 years ago so I don't see a problem with Owen or Beru not remembering C-3PO.
I never understood why people think it is the weak link of the OT.
Given the ubiquity of protocol droids in the SW galaxy, that Threepio is a different color than when he was owned by Owen and that Owen doesn't even learn C-3PO's name in the less than a minute that he's around him again, there's no problem with him not recognizing him as the droid that he owned more than two decades ago. And not to get too morbid but I don't remember my grandfather's voice and he's been dead about as long as the time between Attack Of The Clones and A New Hope so I don't see that as an issue either.Fair point. But the difference between C-3PO and a clock or a phone is that he was not a run-of-the-mill mass-produced droid; he was custom-built by Anakin, and presumably meant a lot to Owen's stepmother as a sentient reminder of her other son. That makes him much more distinctive and memorablethan some other random droid. Also, we haven't heard any other droids with a voice remotely like C-3PO's, which also seems unique, specific and hard to forget because he talks so much. So Owen should remember him.
For me, the problem is the extreme tonal whiplash in it, which is exemplified most in the final act as it goes between the silliness with the Ewoks and the seriousness of the intense showdown between Luke, Vader and the Emperor. They don't feel like they belong next to each other because it veers so wildly in what you're supposed to be feeling. It's still a good movie, but it is much less cohesive than either of its predecessors.
Today we watched the Clone Wars micro-series (still not on blu-ray, but the DVDs look great), which is about 2 hours and 15 minutes when watched together. It is terrific. Genndy Tartakovsky's style really suits the material, and I was surprised to see how much the Clone Wars TV show borrowed from it.