Are Biker scouts in the film to sell more toys, or is it fun and exciting to add to this infinite universe.
SAVORY100 wrote:Are Biker scouts in the film to sell more toys, or is it fun and exciting to add to this infinite universe.
I for one loved my Biker scout toy and to this day its the only childhood figure I have, it was though a toy (money) makers dream, a different stormtrooper that goes fast and has its own toy car that also goes fast and explodes... that's small and cheap to produce.. "we're gonna sell millions"... you bet they did, neither is a tough find either loose or MIB / MOC is it? But as Grant suggests, we don't hear grumblings about them, maybe Ewoks and their girl appeal, but even that is a quiet grumble...Of course in all cases, Shore Troopers, Biker Scouts, Cloud Car Pilots, different coloured Clone Troopers are all there to make money, they are though all there for children to feast on and enhance playtime, play time built around stories for children, made by adults and loved by adults too.
SAVORY100 wrote:Yes, of course we have a thick layer of rose tint on our nostalgia goggles watching the OT. Its nonsense to suggest otherwise, they truly are our childhood personified and always will be children's films, something that is overlooked by haters of the prequels. The acting and dialogue throughout is not really a great step away from the prequels, but in our now adult minds we can forgive most things because we grew up with them and loved them for so long. In many ways the acting in the prequels is more suited for children with the emotional cues littered throughout by over the top performances; more similarly created in TFA than in R1.
When you watch the de-specialised versions (or just the original cuts on VHS of course), all the wobbly bits, some very poor modelling of creatures (by modern standards) and see through snow speeder window frames jar, but you forgive them because of nostalgia. When you watch a specialised version, one may criticise it being updated, but you forgive it again through a deep love for the romance you have felt for a lifetime of being in love with the trilogy.
We do not though forgive and have such embedded nostalgia for the Prequels because we watched them with (generally young) adult eyes, as thinkers and as critics. We picked them apart and used the nostalgia we hold for the OT as a benchmark, blinded by the sentimentality. We now though enter into a new series 15+ years older and with a keenness to have something good, most of us now have have a more 40+ years old view on life to be more forgiving and less critical, so these new films are possibly accepted more easily.
edd_jedi wrote:Having watched both R1 and TFA, although I liked them I still think both are blown out of the water by the OT. I think people are mad saying either is better than Jedi, Ewoks or not
It's obviously hard to watch something subjectively with no emotion or nostalgic attachment, but I honestly think everything about the OT is better.
The scripts are better, sure there are jokes in them but very few of them are cheesy and despite their U rating are all serious films with minimal comedy. The two latest films are full of corny jokes which I appreciate are trying to appeal to kids or older viewers but they just annoy me. A bit like all the comedy shite George put in the special editions.
The effects still look as good now as they did 40 years ago, everything looks virtually real. There are only a couple of things I can pick holes in, eg the odd badly super imposed explosion. The model filming of the ships simply looks real, it never gets dated. As we all know the CGI in the prequels looks terrible a decade later, and although a big improvement, I think TFA and R1 will look dated in a decade.
And finally the acting is better in the OT. Even Harrison Ford is better in the old films than he was in the new one, it must be the directing. As a child I found the actors completely believable, and now as an adult I still do. I think some of the actors in the new films, especially Rey, are a bit too Disney/Harry Potter.
StarWarsFan wrote:I enjoyed R1 much more then the TFA but it doesn't compare with the originals love all 3 the same jedi is ace ok I hate the ewoks but still an ace film.
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