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Dance, Monkey. Dance for Lucas by jollyjack Dance, Monkey. Dance for Lucas by jollyjack
I think that Star Wars will be the only franchise in film history that people will actually CELEBRATE being remade, when it inevitably happens in 15+ years time and after Lucas has become one big neck.

I can see what he was trying to convey over the course of the prequels. The machiavellian machinations of Palpatine and the fall of Anakin would have made for very gripping tales, had the script and screenplay been written by someone else…..and then given to people who can act.

How the f**k did Hayden Christensen get through an audition? Did all the competition die in a fire or something?
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ToaArcan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The interesting thing to note is that Christensen wanted to include some improv, and Lucas refused. Say, it's not like the improv was part of what made the originals so good, right? Wait, it is.
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TheRavensBastard39 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
DAMMIT LUCAS!!! Is it really that hard for you to use the words "child" or "children"? I swear people, George Lucas used to be a great filmmaker, but then he ended up going down the same route as Frank Miller did as comics writer/artist. 
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TheWabbajackX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When it came to the acting, Ewen McGregor was the best throughout it all. Everyone else, with the exception of Palpatine, were a bit "nehhhhhhhhh".....
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Indurok Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, Palpatine is an awesome villain. I can imitate his voice.

And Ewan McGregor is my most favorite actor in the Star Wars films.
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TheRavensBastard39 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'll agree on both counts. Palpatine is a great villain, and Ewan McGregor's Obi Wan Kenobi was the one character throughout the prequels that I know I genuinely liked...and R2-D2...and Mace Windu...and Qui-Gon Ji- ok, so there were a few characters that were well portrayed...but that still doesn't excuse the midichlorian bulls**t. 
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Indurok Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Well, I am not an expert on the making of movies or whatever, but people don't seem all that into the prequals, it seems. I can't say I know the problem people have with episode 1. I have heard people say that was the worst episode, but I don't understand why. I have always liked them. Maybe it's the graphics and animation. I am in an animation class because it was one of my biggest interests.
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TheRavensBastard39 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
here's my summary of the prequels: Phantom Menace sucked, Attack of the Clones was an improvement but OK at best, and Revenge of the Sith is admittedly pretty damn decent.
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StephenFauster Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trainspotters.
That is all.
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jtc1071985 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a good point about H. Christensen. Bow Ring. But I think Ewan McGregor did a good job with Kenobi, don't you?
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SingleCoreMaverick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This deserves an update. Now that it has been sold to Disney…
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Indurok Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Vader: NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mickey ears. Mickey ears everywhere.
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sheltin115 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Writer
OMG I can't watch this part without laughing
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MrSebi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thing is Christensen isn't a horrible actor per-se, look at him in other stuff and you can sorta see that. Not great, but not bad. But when given a wooden script and made to act in what is essentially green rooms with various blocky bits in them for a year or so. It's hard to express proper emotion.
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Flinxerone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Too bad, the equivalent of the spirit and soul of directors Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone and early 1970s era George Lucas weren't present. What a bomb.
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TheMulatto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Star wars prequels have an awesome story but the acting and over use of effects leaves you wanting.
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Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Killing younglings... jedi slang for wanking.
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Sunshine-tapir Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Agreed about the rant XD The only stuff worth seeing in the prequels are darth maul, lightsaber duels and Oni wan cause he's handsome :)
Great drawing by the way!
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JediKnightAiu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
El que iba a interpretar a Anakin Skywalker iba a ser Leonardo Di Caprio. Luego no sé qué problema tuvo y pusieron a Hayden. En mi opinión, Natalie y Ewan estuvieron muy bien. Pero no puedo decir lo mismo de Hayden... Quizás le pase como a otros que empezaron "siendo de piedra" y aprenda con el tiempo. Los actores que doblaron la voz de Anakin al español latino y al español gallego hicieron un excelente trabajo, ya que le dieron al personaje la expresividad que Hayden no tenía.
Me gustó la segunda trilogía. El Episodio I me gustó bastante, a pesar de que en mi opinión había algunos diálogos que era innecesarios.
Muchos se quejan de que en el Episodio II había muy poca química entre Hayden y Natalie y de que resultaba aburrido ya que se centraba más que nada en lo que sentían mutuamente. En mi opinión, un poco de romance no hace daño xD
El episodio III me gustó bastante, excepto por la parte en la que Anakin le cuenta a Mace Windu que Palpatine es un Lord Sith. En la película Anakin se veía bastante tranquilo. En cambio, en el libro la escena era totalmente distinta: Anakin apenas se podía mantener en pie y parecía enfermo. El miedo lo dominaba. Y Mace Windu se daba cuenta de que todo dependía ahora de Skywalker, ya que se había convertido en un punto de ruptura.
Debo admitir que algunos de los diálogos de estas películas eran bastante pobres, pero ¿qué se le va a hacer?
Eso si: Amé los libros!!! En especial los que escribió Matthew Stover :D
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Parrybrown Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
wut?
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
The prequels weren't that bad. At least they were better then the Holiday Special(I still shudder when thinking about it). I think you guys are focusing too much at the negative aspects(Some of the acting) and ignoring the positive aspects.
Hayden Christensen was a hit or miss for me. I think he did a better job in Revenge of the Sith then in Attack of the Clones. He still could have done better.
Natalie Portman could have done better.
Ewan McGreger did a good job.
Seriously. If you guys are gonna let a few bad things ruin an entire film for you,then that's pretty sad.
BTW. Cool comic!
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Writer
Ewan McGregor was pretty good, I think.

Hayden Christensen... Yeah, I'd replace him with someone else. Anyone else.

I'm afraid one can't replace Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine. He was in the first three films, he had to return for the prequels.

Of course, Count Dooku could've been cut out entirely. Sorry, Sir Christopher Lee, but you could've been much greater use as a different character.

General Grevious... Eeeeh, I dunno about him. He could've been cut out, but also could have been put to greater effect. He seemed like an old general waiting for his debut, never getting it, and out for revenge.

The Explanation of the Force... Hm... I'm divided on that one, and don't know if it should have been cut out or not. Yes, Lucas was trying to define what the Force was, exactly, to the newer, younger viewers, but the Force was an acceptable piece of space magic that we were willing to over look. Soft Sci-Fi vs. Hard Sci-Fi, tis always a fruitless argument.

Episode I, it was pretty alright. I mean, it seemed a bit... jumpy and tipsy-turvey, but overall, it was rather well written. Some funny parts, some sad, but Darth Maul... I dunno, maybe we could've had a better, more characterized and in-depth villain instead of some mysterious baddie that we all know will die at the end.

Episode II was poorly written, I have to admit. I think any one of us could've done better. Hell, I could've done better. The dialogue was average, but maybe we could've seen some of the flaws of the Jedi cause Obi-Wan and Anakin to think about their place in the Jedi Order, maybe some more conflict other than "let's follow up leads that will totally start a war". Though personally, I'd have done some things about the Clone Troopers. Maybe some moral conflict within the Jedi about using Clones that have been bred only for war. Hell, Obi-Wan should have felt at least something about that. I'd also have given them some better armor, just because it seemed cumbersome. That, and a bit better training and more freedom to think for themselves. Hell, maybe start Palpatine's machinations within Episode II, instead of just giving him a backseat for the movie. Have him more involved, dammit!

Episode III, I think we all know we could have done better. Bit of a better standard with the Clone Troopers, a bit more depth into the Clone Wars, maybe the Jedi being contacted of the Battle of Coruscant before throwing the scene over to the Battle itself. Some more depth for the people who didn't watch the Clone Wars miniseries between Episode II and Episode III. That, and give it more suspense. More of a thriller vibe. Maybe take the fight to the streets of Coruscant even, have the Jedi and the Clones defending the Chancellor down in the depths of Coruscant, have the Jedi encounter the dead of the planet wide city, have them and Clones drive off droid attack after droid attack in an effort to defend the civilians! Some drama, some suspense, that's all I'm askin'. And then have things seem wartorn after that.

Is it me, or did anyone else notice the wave of "keep calm and carry on" that flooded Coruscant? The minimal damage, even though the planet was invaded? The normality returning, despite such a brutal attack? That's not how a populace who just had their asses handed to them would react, is it?

And is it me, or it strange that I find that there are no recruitment drives and drafts being placed on Republic Worlds to help the war effort, despite the "Republic Forces wearing thin"?

Sorry, I'm ranting, but there are a lot of things that could've been done better.

Still, funny comic, Sir Jackson. Keep up the good work, and may the Force be with you.

The General
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samutaikaj Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Alright, I have to ask. This comment was posted in June and you're replying to it in December.

What gleeful madness would coerce you into such an act?
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samutaikaj Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
no it just that that it is a long comment and it falls into my humor to answer with a very short one.
and dude i come from a country shaped like a dick... what did u expekt?
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samutaikaj Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
and when it comes to the madnes .... i'm just lonely :'(
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I'd say replace Samuel L. Jackson with Whoopi Goldberg, Natalie Portman with ... uh, anyone?, Obi-Wan Kenobi with George Clooney durhur and Hayden Christensen with Heath Ledger.
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Lyoko-fan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Meh, Hayden was probably hired for his looks more so than his talent. Had to have a face that brought in the females.
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majin88 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN.
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InvertedMadness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple, George Lucas didn't actually direct Episodes, IV, V, and VI. He did direct I, II, III. There is a very easy to prove this, read the damn credits. He also directed Howard the Duck.
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Actually he did direct IV.
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Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I think he bought them out. Oh that and Lucas has lost his mind. Seriously.... it's gone far, far, away.... to another f-ing galaxy!
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BokoonX Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
probably....
I hate that fella so much
And I tought that can't get worse...
Have you ever seen the Jumper?
>.<
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MAGLOVE Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student
Strongly agree here... the first ORIGINAL three should be left well enough alone but the prequels... all made/written to make money and the hell with the story line. How sad that it gotten to that.
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Jedi-Hornist Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I honestly don't know how Hayden Christensen got that part. He was going against Jonathan Jackson, who can in fact act his way out of a paper bag, and is perfectly good at playing bitchy, whiny, assholes (such as Anakin). He had years of practice in the world of the soap opera. End rant.

\m/..<\m/Val!
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here4pics Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
dude, Obi's expression is just plain awesome!
"Pffft"
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Antrxx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
i don't get whats so funny
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BenSoulstone Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Lol! Simply incredible, and I will admit, I tried hard not to die from laughter when that was said in theaters. Nicely done, and I agree on the Hayden Christensen opinion.
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ThomLawAnimations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Holy shit, I cannot even watch the prequels....Like I know he's a fellow Canadian, but man is he annoying.
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toby4700 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
In Christensen's defense, I doubt anyone could have pulled off the crappy material he was given.

I did gain a new response for Ewen MacGregor for admitting how lousy the movie was in interviews.
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LightwaveNinja Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Just happened upon this. Made me disrupt the whole office with my laughing. Thank you so much for your art and humor. Keep it up!
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KeiSagara Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Hayden is actually a ninja and killed his competitors
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Firesnake05 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
You forgot to add "on accident"...don't forget the quotation marks. That's liable. Or slander. Whatever. Keep up the funny funny/sexy sexy work!
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DavionX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i don't get it.
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Brandeles Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ewan McGregor: "Am I the only person that's going to be ACTING in this thing? ... dammit, I hate you guys."
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Ferain Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Artist
:D Well, we all know how things went. Back in the day it was "George, this sucks, you can't do it like this." Today it is "Yeah and amen, George."
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Mousenibbles Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
The absolute ludicracy of this inspires hilarity :XD:. Fave!
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EK-71 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
"One big neck" will not even begin to describe the apex of the Lucas evolution
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mrcheaterson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
It was him or shia Ledouche, but he wanted to save his heavy hitter for indy 4.
the bonus features on episode 2 include a 15 minute animatic of the clone war. It blew my mind... and never made it into the movie because it was "too long"
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think nazis got mystaken and killed everyone and only Christensen was left :D
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