Thursday, August 27, 2009

JIMPRAISE: 10 GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE STAR WARS PREQUELS

"JimPRAISE!"
Due to excessive amounts of hate mail wrongfully accusing that I am always negative, I proposed to you Readers a week of "JimPRAISE". I asked for suggestions of topics for me to post only POSITIVE things about, and you answered (you Jackals!). I have chosen the top 5 requested topics and will post 1 per day this week. Just remember, you asked for these.
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10 GOOD THINGS ABOUT
"THE STAR WARS PREQUELS"

(in no particular order)

REPUBLIC CRUISER
The first thing you see in Phantom Menace. I liked the design, paint work and especially the sound design of its engines as it flies by. This ship is special in that its the only thing that lives within that tiny area of The Phantom Menace being the awesome movie you hoped for (just before the Neomodians show up).
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AURRA SING
She was on screen for maybe 3 seconds, for a single shot... but she made an impression. Before the comics, books, games etc shed lame-o unofficial light on her, she was a character of mystery and one of the good aspects within "The Phantom Menace"
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SITH INFILTRATOR
Darth Maul's sweet ship. You can really see the TIE-Fighter influence and I dug that. It's like a Star Destroyer and a TIE-Fighter had a baby.
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PLO KOON
You never saw him do much... or anything, really. But I really dug his design. Kudos to whomever designed him.
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MANDALORIAN
Regardless of who's under the helmet or what his name & role is... we fans got to see "another Mandalorian" in action!
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"SLAVE SHIP"
In addition to seeing another Mandalorian, we also saw a "Slave Class" ship manuever around and unleash some weaponry.
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SICK YODA KILL
I'm not a fan of they spazoid hopping Yoda, but I will admit this moment was rad.
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COMMANDER BACARA
You've seen me post about this guy before... he's my favorite Clone Trooper... ok, the only Clone Trooper I like, really... but still, I think he looks awesome. And he leads the platoon that kills Jedi Master (& Council Member) Ki Adi Mundi.
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DARTH MAUL
He was sold a "the new face of Evil" even before the movie came out. The few scenes he was in were cool and his final battle was sweet. He's really the only redeeming element from Episode I. It's a shame Lucas killed him off when he did... I would have loved to have seen a "Dark Anakin" fight him for sole apprenticeship under Palpatine, resulting in "Anakin" being renamed "Darth Vader". Anyway, Darth Maul is still cool, despite how crappy the Prequels are.

*jimPRAISE: AVP-R
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jimPRAISE: Wolverine Movie
*jimPRAISE: Batman & Robin Movie

7 comments:

crookymike said...

I only count 9. I imagine 10 good things would be a tremendous effort, but come on Jim, don't sell us short.
BTW Got the t-shirt today. It, and you are awesome!

pepsilover (and hubby) said...

LOL, we went back and counted - All the JimPraise posts have only 9! LOL

Jim said...

You 2 are the only ones that noticed! (or noticed and said something).

I'm sneaky.
:)

Timewaster said...

C'mon - you can't count the huge battle at the end of Attack of the Clones as the 10th good thing of the prequels? Meanie.

Jim said...

You mean the final battle where Anakin crocidile-dundee-calms the charging rhino-bull... where Padme fights the giant rat... where Anakin & Padme ride around the rhino-bull and pick up Obi-Wan so all 3 are riding it... where C3-PO spews wonderful lines like "Help, I've fallen & can't get up!" or "Oh, this is such a drag!"... where 90% of the Jedi are visual fx artist stand ins with zero acting ability and completely lack the physical skills to hold a lightsaber believabley... where the Rupublic advances on the planet, moves in and engages in battle but no one notifies Dooku or the Geonosian Leader during the "gladiator pre-game commencement"... where not a single Clone Trooper is seen getting killed... where the Separtists, upon seeing the invasion, doesn't just turn their weapons on the center of the arena... where we see the cheesy BIG WHEEL robot army that looked like something out Twisted Metal (video game)?

yeah, it didn't make the list.
:P hehehe

(the IDEA was there, tho)

Timewaster said...

Yeah, that was the scene. What gives?

Jim said...

Ha!