UPDATE! Three Actors from The Raid Film Series Cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Today is a good day to be an Indonesian actor – according to a report, a trio of actors (who are also trained martial artists) from The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2 have been cast in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.


From Twitch Film:

Though there has been no comment whatsoever from any of the performers or their representation, Twitch has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans’ The Raid and The Raid 2 – leading man Iko Uwais, Mad Dog / Prakoso actor Yayan Ruhian and The Raid 2 finale fighter Cecep Arif Rahman, credited simply as The Assassin – will all appear in JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens.
We have no word yet on what their characters may be, which side of the good guy / bad guy line they fall upon or whether any will survive through until the subsequent pictures but think on this: After the underwhelming prequel trilogy with its massive over-reliance on CGI trickery not only has Abrams shown a strong preference for practical effects but has now also cast a trio of highly skilled martial artists who have already demonstrated their skills with blades, batons, etc in a world where super powered warriors fight with blades, batons, etc.


Given that these actors were only confirmed recently, and that they are experienced martial artists, it is likely that they will serve as stunt doubles rather than major characters. Nonetheless, both films in the series have been critically-acclaimed for their unique action sequences, and a third film is currently in development. Uwais, Ruhian, and Rahman are all welcome additions to the Star Wars family.






Some more tidbits via MagnarTheGreat:



From TheHollywoodReporter:

Sources tell THR that Uwais, along with Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman are performing fight work in the movie, being directed by J.J. Abrams and which wrapped official principal photography Nov. 6.


From TheWrap:

“The Raid 2″ stars Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman will put their amazing fight skills to use in J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” TheWrap has learned.

The trio of talented martial artists join John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac in the Disney movie, which was produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot.

Another member of the “Raid” stunt team also participated in the top-secret shoot, though an individual familiar with the project declined to identify the performer.


From /Film:

Nothing beyond that is known but /Film sources have hinted to us one of the film’s action sequences might have been choreographed by the team.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

207 thoughts on “UPDATE! Three Actors from The Raid Film Series Cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • January 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    “After the underwhelming prequel trilogy with its massive over-reliance on CGI trickery not only has Abrams shown a strong preference for practical effects but has now also cast a trio of highly skilled martial artists…”

    As opposed to George Lucas casting a martial artist in Star Wars Episode I, aka Ray Park for Darth Maul? The whole practical vs CG story angle when promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a stunningly uneducated view of the prequels and how they were made and is getting pretty tiring.

        • January 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm

          Look I admit I… hate… yes HATE the prequels but I’m willing to put it aside. They happened and there is no going back. We don’t need to debate it anymore. It’s been over a decade!

          Let’s all join together in optimism for the new trilogy! It’s a new hope for the OT fans and more Star Wars for the PT fans. That’s something we can all get behind.

          Why argue over such silly things for so long? If someone clearly loves something you hate it’s likely you wont find a middle ground. You’ll just have to agree to disagree.

          • January 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

            This is true.
            I for one, love the prequels. They may have some flaws with to much CGI and some bad acting, but that still doesn’t mean I will stop love them. They make the universe of Star Wars extremely much more interesting in MY opinion.
            This doesn’t mean anyone else can’t hate them. All we can hope for is that the sequels will be loved by the majority.

          • January 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm

            I think something that help me put things in to perspective was that I actually liked the Ewoks. Never knew people hated them.

            I was a kid growing up and watching them so young that it likely colored my opinion. Maybe had I been older and more jaded the Ewoks might have put me off.

            Which got me thinking of what it must be like for the kids growing up with the prequels. Being younger you just forgive so much or it never even crosses your mind.

            It changed my outlook on things.

          • January 5, 2015 at 10:25 pm

            ROTJ has always been my favorite of the six. Owing a great deal to the ewoks. People my bag on them but overall they are one of the most iconic aspects of the films. Even people who dont know Star Wars know the ewoks. Never understood the fanboys hate for them

          • January 5, 2015 at 10:50 pm

            Adam S. just hit the nail on the head. All the prequel haters should grow up.

          • January 6, 2015 at 5:57 am

            That’s ironic. Seeing as how anyone who would prefer the prequels to the OT has the artistic sensibilities and tastes of a child.

          • January 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

            You know what I dislike the most about these “prequel lovers”? They keep telling me what my opinion should be. If you like the prequels, that’s fine. I really don’t care. In fact, I hope they make a Jar Jar Binks trilogy just for you.

            But stop telling me I’m wrong for not liking them. If someone doesn’t like them, don’t jump all over them telling them how wrong they are.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

            I was a kid and loved the ewok too.

        • January 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

          Haters always going to hate.

          I loved all 6 films. Star Wars is George Lucas’ vision, and I love what I have been presented with. People who think they can make a better film, prove it. Make Star Wars disappear with your brilliance and show the world how it’s supposed to be done.

          • January 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

            Just think of how far the film industry would be without Lucas. The innovation would not have come as far as it has without him. His mixture of mythology and his eye for a story is untouchable. No other story or genre has touched as many lives as he has. Nor has any other story or genre taken a path like the Star Wars universe has. And it’s likely no other will ever be able to.

          • January 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm

            Somebody else besides me gets it. Is that you bro? Nice post.

        • January 6, 2015 at 3:50 am

          Yet not a single clone trooper was an actual human in costume, despite that they look fake as ****!

          • January 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

            Cloonetropers are well clones. They must all look the same. So only one person must play all of them.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

            That doesn’t excuse the fact that the PT had ZERO clone trooper costumes for the ENTIRE trilogy, not even the close-up shots.

          • January 7, 2015 at 2:25 am

            While there was a bit of dated (for today) amount of CGI, especially in the actual battle, I felt it was alright, just could be better with an update of today’s CGI. As for the scene where the clone tries to help Padme up, yes, that needed a real prop for it to be better. Look at the Episode III CGI, and I for one admit it’s great today mainly because a huge mass of people aren’t made, they are just in small groups 🙂

        • January 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

          This pic really surprised me because Felucia still looked fake as hell (digital post processing?)

          • January 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm

            Felucia looks great in my opinion.

      • January 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

        I don’t like the prequels but the CGI isn’t it. Please talk to someone in the CGI business and he’ll tell you that the CGI vs. practical is a media hox. The JJ Films have as much CGI as the prequels. Even interstellar had a lot of it.

        The story is IMO what made the prequels quite bad. And that is mostly due to the wrong expectations I had. I was hoping for mandalorian shocktroopers not trade federations and droids, small children and medicolorians and got disapointed. But that as much my fault as Georgs.

    • January 5, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      “As opposed to George Lucas casting a martial artist in Star Wars Episode I, aka Ray Park for Darth Maul?”

      …and then immediately killing him off just when things were starting to get interesting?

      • January 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

        There was zero reason for Darth Maul to be in Episode II. The idea of Sidious’ apprentices serving different purposes in his character’s rise to rule the galaxy is what makes the prequel trilogy so great. Maul was a pit bull. Pure rage whose existence forced the incident at Naboo and got Palpatine elected Supreme Chancellor. Darth Tyranus was the pawn in getting Sidious his army, and Darth Vader was the ultimate apprentice who Sidious got to kill the Jedi. Yearning for more Darth Maul is typical and myopic fanboy whining that serves no purpose to the story.

        • January 6, 2015 at 12:27 am

          Maul, Dooku and Grievous were all poorly used.

          Maul should’ve been more than a pitbull with one line, cool moves and a quick death. He should’ve been the “Darth Vader Sith enforcer villain” of the PT. Samuel L. Jackson’s passionate strengths as an actor would’ve made him a much better Maul than Mace. Combine that with a worthy stuntman and martial artist (either Ray Park or someone closer to Jackson’s height), and you’ve gold.

          (Morgan Freeman should’ve been the wise old Jedi Master Mace Windu.)

          Dooku doesn’t even show up until over an hour into II. And as awesome as Christopher Lee is, Dooku wasn’t even as menacing as Tarkin.

          And Grievous was too silly to take seriously. He walked around like he had crapped his pants. -_-

          • January 6, 2015 at 12:38 am

            And villains in OT were better?! Really!?

            Boba Fett has only one line in whole trilogy. And he appears on like 2-3 minutes in whole trilogy.

            Tarkin also underused..

            Jabba the Hutt the same.

            Only real villains in original trilogy are Vader and Sidious.

            Prequel trilogy also had Darth Sidious as main villain.
            And all other villains had more screen time than any in original trilogy except Vader and Sidious.

          • January 6, 2015 at 2:59 am

            Anon @ 00:38 AM

            Overall, yes, the OT villains were much better.

            I agree that Boba Fett was treated like crap in VI, but he was never a real villain. He was just there to find and capture the gang for the Empire so he could fetch Han for Jabba.

            Tarkin was perfectly used. He gets plenty of screen time with Vader and Leia. He’s portrayed as cold and calculating. He orders the destruction of Alderaan, keeps Vader on a leash a bit and was the primary person overseeing the attack to blow up the Rebellion on Yavin IV.

            Jabba the Hutt was perfectly teased over 2 films (minus that ugly added CGI scene spoiler in IV) before we saw him in all his hedonistic, vile, sexist and disgusting glory. Granted, his scenes weren’t perfect as a whole, but at least we got to spend a good 35 minutes with him in his palace and barge.

            And Jabba was a different villain from Tarkin, Vader and the Emperor.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:01 pm

            Tarkin was totally unnoticeable and unnecessary. Total fail of the villian.
            All PT villian are better than him.

            Fact is, only real and used villians in original trilogy are Darth Vader and Sidious.
            Prequel movies had more villians and they were used more.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm

            FYI, not every memorable villain wears a shiny helmet or black robe.

          • January 6, 2015 at 3:43 am

            Can’t take anyone seriously who argues Tarkin was underused and thereby compares him to Dooku. That’s just pure denial from a deluded Prequel-lovin’ fanboy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm

            Dooku is way better villian than Tarkin.
            Tarkin is unnecessary.

          • January 6, 2015 at 1:45 am

            Grievous is awesome

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm

            Yeah, in the 2003 Clone Wars cartoon. In the film, he was a joke. He wasn’t menacing, he walked and sounded funny, died early and was just another clueless pawn to be used and discarded like the rest.

        • January 6, 2015 at 12:31 am


        • January 6, 2015 at 12:51 am

          The “villain of the week” concept of throwaway Sith apprentices in every PT film rather than developing a specific nemesis for Anakin throughout the three films was a big part of why the thing didn’t work that well for me.

          • January 6, 2015 at 1:44 am

            We have main villian in prequels. Main Villian is Palpatine/Darth Sidious.

          • January 6, 2015 at 2:44 am

            Lucas was so busy trying to mirror the PT with the OT, but he missed one of the greatest opportunities to use it: mirroring one Sith enforcer-type to Vader

            It should’ve been Maul. Even giving him metal legs in II would’ve been excellent foreshadowing for Anakin.

            PT Palpatine/Sidious mirrors himself, the master villain who operates in the shadows and reveals himself near the end of the trilogy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

            Darth Sidious is that main villian in prequel trilogy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm

            Only by technicality. The dude had 4 underlings in one trilogy!

        • January 6, 2015 at 6:03 am

          I really don’t understand defending the prequels’ story. The worst part of the prequels was that the story was awful. If you listed all of the things that “serve no purpose” in the PT it’d be ridiculous. People hate on the cgi pretty much because all of the action scenes are overblown with a shitton of stuff crowding every frame, and seeing an entire army of droids and gungans fighting each other makes it FEEL fake. It doesn’t matter if they were cgi or miniatures or puppets, it’s making something that feels realistic and not awful.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:50 am

            also the (almost) constant background music throughout the prequels annoys the hell outta me

          • January 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm

            Prequels have great story. Story of original films is not any better.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm

            I really don’t understand prequel hate by some.
            It is stupid.
            Original trilogy had the same flaws as prequel trilogy.
            Some people are just emotionally connected with Original films because they are fans since childhood. They do not want to see the fact… that all 6 films are very simillar.

        • January 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

          Maul killing Qui-Gon is more than enough reason to keep him til ep2 to add some much needed weight to the film. And Dooku and Grievous were totally uninspired.. having Maul and Sidious around would have been enough..

        • January 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

          Can you quit with the hissy fits. Hissy fits lead to the dark side.

        • January 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

          Agreed. Also, I think it highlights how Sidious just used people and his apprentices were always expendable in his mind.

      • January 5, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        I think that’s Adam Savage, now of Mythbusters, in the upper-left image.

        • January 6, 2015 at 1:42 am

          It is him.

      • January 6, 2015 at 12:37 am

        When fans can watch a trilogy of films and still easily get the impression that they were overwhelmed with CGI, fake and/or intangible visuals, that speaks volumes.

        To direct them towards links with evidence to the contrary misses the point.

        • January 6, 2015 at 12:42 am

          Everything looks fake in original trilogy too.

          It is obvious that all ships in OT are models not real ship. It is obvious that Jabba and Yoda are puppets, it is obvious that ewoks are just costumes.

          Nothing different in original trilogy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 1:16 am

            Shut your dirty mouth.

          • January 6, 2015 at 3:39 am

            Anon @ 00:42 AM

            Of course, the OT is far from perfect. And when I and many others say “real” or “fake”, we really mean tangible rather than looking like it was created on a computer.

            The tangibleness of the OT coupled with characters who are able to deeply connect with audiences on an emotional level goes a long way to making the OT universally loved across generations.

            If you feel compelled to bash the OT in order to make the PT look better, I won’t complain.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:11 pm

            Nope. Fake is fake. To me puppet or model does not look any moro real than CGI. It is all obviously fake.

            So all this comments are funny.
            And besides, prequel trilogy had more models and practical effects than original trilogy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

            Wow what a horrible, horrible comment.. yes fans are going to be annoyed when Yoda circa 21st century looks faker than Yoda circa 20th century.. Maybe people hoped the prequels would have more visual continuity with the OT..

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

            Puppet/muppet Yoda does not look any more real than CGI Yoda.
            Puppet Yoda looks well like a puppet, like a toy.

            CGI Yoda at least has more realistic body and facial movements.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm

            You mean his grasshopping lightsaber moves? Yeah, very realistic.

            PT Yoda is inconsistent with OT Yoda’s visual appearance. It would be like CGI-ing Chewie in III. Plus, he didn’t look or feel right. His eyes weren’t designed the same way as Empire, and he felt too bored and confused.

            Frank’s portrayal in Rebels nails down his calm, humorous, insightful personality. Hopefully we’ll see a puppet version in VII or a standalone.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm

            What ever happened to the Willing Suspension of Disbelief?

          • January 6, 2015 at 11:45 pm

            Yeah, that opening scene from the original star wars is just like so fake!!!

      • January 6, 2015 at 3:53 am

        Yup lots of practical effects… because those clone troopers looked SOOOOOO real!

        • January 6, 2015 at 8:17 pm

          Yes they looked more real. And at least they were dangerous.

          Stortroopers are mockery. They could not hit a fucking C3PO right next to them.

    • January 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah, i think the CGI hate comes for some unreal video-game-looking scenes of the prequel trilogy (the fans could tell you a vast number), if they use models or not, the little post-cgi and the cgi characters were more than enough to make people think that was all CGI. But in fact the prequel has better special effects and a lot of models and real scenarios.

    • January 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      What is really getting tiring is the PT fanboys always getting butthurt and posting on here….Look buddy….the prequels sucked and were the biggest dissapointment in movie history, it was made soley on the basis of showing the world what ILM could do, so they could make billions selling the tek to other studio’s, he made up the stories on the fly, and has admitted doing so…end of story. get over it. nothing you can ever say will pursuade the world from changing their minds…and crying about an article stating fact is pointless….stop beating a dead horse and go play with your pod racers boy.

      • January 7, 2015 at 8:53 pm

        ^^^What he said… god love the PT fans though. They will never give up on trying to convince people and they will never come to grips with the fact that their devotion to those sad movies will never conjure up the respect they think it deserves.Even Anthony Daniels hates those movies. Jake Lloyd wanted to kill himself because of Episode 1 and became a drug addict recluse who vowed to never be in another film again because Lucas Ruined his life…The WHOLE fucking world gave Lucas the finger, when EPisode 1 3D came out, he lost millions releasing it.. forcing him to say fuck it i give up, i am obviously too old to be doing this and i should be doing seseme street episodes and i am selling. But then those 20 PT fans are still spamming the forums trying to tell the rest of the world how stupid they are…..they are just oblivious tools who will NEVER have a valid arguement…it is quite sad..but hey..it is cheap entertainment. I…LEND MYSELF………To….Your Teachings. LMAO gfto

  • January 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Most awesome Star Wars news/rumor this year!

  • January 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    ninja jedi!

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The spinoff movies will center on Yoda.

    • January 5, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      no my source say it will be about Lobot

      • January 5, 2015 at 9:11 pm

        You all have horrible sources.. It’s about the first universe tour of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes

      • January 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

        Lobot already has his own movie, it was titled THX 1138.

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm


    LOBOT is a kind of Ninja.

    BTW maybe some of them might been in the spinoff movies or something like this.

    • January 5, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Every time I see that name Lobot
      it reminds me of the Simpsons cartoon
      Ned Flanders rules the world and everyone is made to get a lobotomy if they don’t do as he says.

      Lobot just makes me think of that scene for some reason.

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Yeah! Spin-Off movies with EP7 characters will be awesome!

    …and a Ashoka Tano movie too…

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Yes, Ray Park did do some spectacular stunt work in TPM, but even with the air-rams to assist his flips and whatnot, there was still digital trickery employed to make Darth Maul seem more superhuman. It was a completely digital Maul that leaped off his speederbike and clashed sabers while flipping upside down over Qui Gon’s head, and as cool as that move was, you can tell that’s not a real person doing that stunt when you look at it.

    Darth Maul aside, I think the article is referring more to the digital Dooku, digital Anakin, digital Obi Wan, etc. that were more heavily relied upon in AOTC and ROTS. In the case of Dooku, they used a stunt double in many of the shots and then replaced his head with a digital Christopher Lee. In other shots, the entire character was fake.

    Since all major shooting for TFA has wrapped, I’m thinking this trio of martial artists may just be providing mo-cap performances, in which case their onscreen characters could be completely digital like all the Orcs in the Hobbit barrel sequence.

    • January 5, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      I think the red face and horns gave away that it wasn’t a real person…

      • January 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        Actually, if you live in the real world, you will discover that the majority of the Dooku/Anakin stunts were done by real actors, with the actors’ faces digitally imprinted on them.

        • January 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

          The only lighstaber-wielding characters that were fully digital were Yoda (understandable) and General Grevious (which I don’t think they actually had a motion-capture guy for, for some reason).

        • January 6, 2015 at 3:41 am

          Yeah and it looked like complete shit

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

            It looked great. Better than anything simillar from original films

      • January 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

        They said when Maul jumps off the speeder.. which is noticeably CG as opposed to the rest of the live fight scene..

        • January 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

          That on the photo is that scene. And it is a real stunt, not CGI.

          • January 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

            it is the real scene dumbass….the flip is CGI…good lord. no one said the whole cene was cgi

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I want a Salacious Crumb spin-off and if I don’t get it, I’m going to hate Jar Jar Adams forever!

    • January 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I’m in talks

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Also did you notice that Geaorge Lucas’ neck is CGI?

    • January 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Your parts need need no help huh?
      Your name choice is rather outdated and ineffective.

      • January 5, 2015 at 11:20 pm

        I love you too.

  • January 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    The function to edit ones’s comments here, isn’t strong with the force.

    • January 5, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Given nine minutes to pay attention for less than twenty words in one comment must be difficult.

  • January 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Maybe you should leave George alone. If it wasnt for the man none of us would ever have Star Wars in the first place.

  • January 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    So is this movie going to be Jedi Academy
    stuff with all of these martial arts
    experts being added on?

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    LOTR Mid Earth fight style vs Asian Ninja fight style

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:29 am

      CGI done the right way… watch the behind the scenes filming of Into Darkness… even the display screens on the Enterprise were real!

      There wasn’t a single human clone trooper in the PT… they were all CGI, in some cases literally copy/pasting them and reversing the image. That’s what over reliance on CGI means… using it when you don’t have to and using it where it’s needed = yay!

      • January 6, 2015 at 1:50 am

        JJ Abrams Star trek movies are full of CGI. There is no models in these movies.

        Also his star trek movies are horrible. Star trek fans hate them.
        His star trek does not feel like star trek at all. He mess up everything.

        Into the darkness is the worst star trek movie ever. Bad rip off of Star trek II.

          • January 6, 2015 at 3:48 am

            If there were no models in Star Trek then what the heck is that set made out of? Your imagination?

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm

            Sets and models are two different things.

          • January 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

            They are just terrible. His star trek films destroyed star trek.

            As for models. Prequel trilogy uses more models, sets and practical effects than any JJ Abrams film.

        • January 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

          You are right about the abrams star trek films and like any other of his films they are terribly superficial

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    a whole lot of bullshit being thrown around by a bunch of fucktards that know nothing about film making, nothing about how or even IF these actors will be portrayed in the new film. More complaints, more “put downs” on GL, JJ and anyone else that someone on here “knows better” than they do. Some of you, definitely NOT all, but some of you for sure are complete jag bags. Just shut the F up already with your whining and complaining about things you know literally nothing about. It is fun to speculate and chomp on little rumors here and there but for goodness sake stop all the damn complaining about shit you know nothing about. Ruins this extremely awesome sight that I visit daily.

    • January 5, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Yes! Use your anger!

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      You nailed it.

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Funny they speak about models and practical effects in SW 7..

    And yet SW 7 trailer is full of CGI. All ships are CGI. Almost all scenes in trailer are touched with CGI.

    • January 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      You are CGI too.

    • January 5, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      They made it clear from the start that CGI was going to be in the film. Besides, the CGI portion of the finished product doesn’t come into play until post. The people going on and on about practical effects were talking about things they could see and experience LIVE and IN PERSON.

      And who can blame them? It’s STAR WARS! 😀

      • January 5, 2015 at 11:55 pm

        I don’t care if it’s cgi or not, aslong as it looks good. Also it might help if the script isn’t bad. I like watching the Muppet Show too. No cgi there.

    • January 6, 2015 at 5:50 am

      “Funny they speak about models and practical effects in SW 7..

      And yet SW 7 trailer is full of CGI. All ships are CGI. Almost all scenes in trailer are touched with CGI.”

      Incorrect, you uninformed buffoon. 1st shot of Boyega in the desert – NO CGI. 2nd shot with the ball droid – PRACTICAL EFFECT – NOT CGI. 3rd shot of stormtroopers – NO CGI. 4th shot with Ridley on the speeder – NO CGI (both the vehicle and the background are real – super-imposing a shot does not qualify as CGI). 5th shot of Oscar in the X-Wing – NO CGI. X-Wings gliding over the lake – scenery is all real – the X-Wing in the foreground is not CGI (can’t speak of the others). So a lightsabre and the Falcon are CGI. Wow, 2 whole things in the 88 second trailer.


      • January 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

        All ships in trailer are CGI, all of them.
        There is no models in new movies anymore.

        Ball droid is also CGI in that scene, not real.
        They have practical version of that droid, but that version is used in some scenes, not in all of them.

        That scene in trailer is CGI.

        Almost all other scenes are touched ( enhanced ) with CGI.

        Fact is, new movies will have more CGI than prequel movies.
        Scale models do not exist anymore in ILM.
        Prequels are last star wars movies, were scale models are used.

        • January 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

          You are seeing a functioning prop just like seeing the land speeder with the wheels fudged out. The BB 8 droid is real with assisted arms moving it, just cropped out with Photoshop techniques.

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      I think you can use how much CGI you want. the problem is: don’t make it looks like a video game. If there is CGI on the trailer or not, it ‘s a million times better that all CGI used in the Prequels. It’ looks much more real. Deal with it.

      • January 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        It looks the same..

        • January 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

          To paraphrase Duke Groundrunner: “No”

    • January 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      The only thing cgi in the trailer was the falcon and the lightsaber…try again. It is pretty awesome that you think it is all cgi…that is a real testament on how practical effects are fucking awesome…you think that bb-8 droid scene was CGI??? lol, think again. it was confirmed to be a practical effect…..even Mark Hammil confirmed it. the scene with Ridley on that speeder? sorry….practical effect buddy…engine blast was fake…but i mean…cmon…that scene was shot exactly how lukes Landspeeder was shot…i really wish people would do their homework before they got on here spitting false trash out of their mouths….obviously just another one of the try hard PT fanboys

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Bullshit, TFA will be full of CGI like every other ( Abrams ) movie he made.

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I love prequel trilogy. All haters really need to move on. It is not funny anymore…

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:48 am

      It was never funny the movies just sucked

      • January 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        People like you sucked

        • January 7, 2015 at 1:21 am

          Umm. How old are you again? ^_-

    • January 6, 2015 at 4:39 am

      So anyone who dislikes something that you like is labeled a “hater”? Wow. An intellectual titan you are, sir.

      • January 6, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        Haters are people who hate something. So you are hater.

    • January 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      I took my son to see episode 1 in 3d…he fell asleep by the time they were escaping the gungan city to warn the naboo about the coming attack. We gt there very excited. there were stormtroopers selling popcorn and taking tickets telling us all to move along..it was very fun for him..he woke back up a lil while later and watched a few more mins and asked if we could go home…….at the same exact age i saw Episode 4 in theaters and could not take my eyes off the screen.. on the way home me and my brother could not contain our excitement as we re created the death star trench run in the backseat with very loud laughter and excitement so much it had my parents laughing at us….at the end credits people stood up and cheered and clapped…at the end of the phantom menace on original Launch people sat quietly and stunned….at the end of the 3D release, i looked around and there were only (NOT JOKING) 8 people left, and they cancelled the next viewing since no one. got tickets…..so….ALL of your arguments are invalid…ALL OF YOU PT FANBOYS..HEAR MY TEXT…THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHS AT YOUR IGNORANCE…PLEASE STOP

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    There should be a dislike button added on for this site .

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      It was abused… ;P

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    They will play the 3 henchmen of Thanos. It will be in the after-credits sequence. Merging the MCU and Star Wars is quite a risk. Let’s hope it works out.

    • January 7, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      If by MCU you mean the Marvel Comic Universe, please, please, please NO!!

      That is my worst nightmare…

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Teras Kasi?

    • January 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Teräs Käsi = Steel Hand

  • January 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Anybody that thinks CGI was the main problem with the Prequels should watch them again with the sound on.

    • January 6, 2015 at 12:02 am


    • January 6, 2015 at 12:53 am

      I am haunted by the kiss that the Prequels should have never given me.

      • January 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm

        That’s what you get for obsessing over them for 16 years. You made them feel uncomfortable to watch, pretty much from the start! ;P

        TPM: Please stop looking at me like that. You’re making me uncomfortable.
        FAN: What…? xD <3
        TPM: Meesa say stoppe now!
        FAN: 0_o

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:52 am

      Prequel movies are great, just like original movies.

      All 6 of them have same flaws.

      • January 6, 2015 at 4:30 am

        Actually they don’t. At all. Arguing that the films of the OT and the films of the PT have the “same flaws” demonstrates an absolutely extraordinary level of artistic ignorance (specifically in terms of film-making). It would be akin to saying that The Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull suffer from the same flaws, and are of equal quality. Or that Jurassic Park and JP3 have the same flaws. Or that X-Men and X-Men: Last Stand have the same flaws. Or that Alien and Alien: Resurrection have the same flaws. Or that Predator and Predators have the same flaws. You see where i’m going with this? In summation, you have the artistic sensibilities of a small child stricken with a severe learning disability.

        • January 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

          I like you.. a lot!

        • January 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm

          Nope, people like you are in huge delusion.
          You have a double standards.

          Bad writing, cheesy lines, some cheesy VFX are in all 6 movies.
          Harison Ford hated original movies and writing in them.

          All 6 movies had same flaws. And original purists can not change that fact.
          Just continue to live in a fantasy.

          • January 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm

            God your an idiot. I like the PT because it’s Star Wars, BUT that is the only reason. ANYONE who claims the script writing and acting in the PT’s was even 1/10 of the OT’s is a delusional fan boy and has zero taste in creative content.
            A person trying to convince another person that the PT’s weren’t horrible examples of bad script writing and acting is like trying to convince someone the sun is made of ice. You can’t change FACTS fan boy. I got mews for you: 10’s of millions of people agree with the PT hate and not with you..so get over it.

          • January 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm

            This is the exact same stream of gibberish that came out of your mother when i was fingering her anus.

      • January 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

        How many times do you need to post virtually the exact same thing here? We get it. You like the PT and have a big problem with anyone who doesn’t.

        Spamming the comments about it isn’t going to change anyone’s mind.

        • January 6, 2015 at 8:44 pm

          How many times you will repeat how much you hate prequel movies.

          • January 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm

            In this same thread? I had posted three times in this comment thread before I addressed you directly, and in none of them did I say anything about “how much I hate prequel movies.”

            I mentioned two things that didn’t work for me in the prequels – using a different disposable villain in each film, and the absolutely dreadful dialogue from AOTC’s fireplace scene.

            If that, in your view, constitutes expressing “hatred” of the prequels, then might I suggest that you find a SW fan site that doesn’t tolerate criticism of the prequels? I know they’re out there.

            OR… you could just maybe lighten up a bit and not expect every Star Wars fan to hold quite so gushingly positive an opinion of the prequels as you seem to. There are all sorts of SW fans out there, and we welcome EVERYONE here.

    • January 6, 2015 at 3:50 am

      100% agree
      The real problem with the pt is that the characters sucked.

      • January 6, 2015 at 4:34 am

        Correct. Among other things. MANY other things.

      • January 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        Characters wewre better than these from original movies.

        • January 6, 2015 at 11:01 pm

          No, and no matter how many times you say it won’t make it real.

  • January 6, 2015 at 12:06 am

    This movie won’t be a Star Wars movie at all, just a fast paced action movie. Real Star Wars fans will go mad! Or be calm because they expect this sh!t. Well!!!!

    • January 6, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Define “real Star Wars fans” please.

      • January 6, 2015 at 12:20 am

        Star Wars fans who also love Jar Jar Binks. He’s just the same as R2 and 3po, just a fun factor which makes the movie better.

        • January 6, 2015 at 6:47 pm

          If you like or love the Prequels, great. More power to you. But comments, like the one above, where Jar Jar is placed on the same level as C-3P0 and R2D2, are disturbing.

          To the ones who recognize and acknowledge the Prequels’ flaws but enjoy them anyway: Respect. But to the ones who trash the Originals in order to elevate those films: So sad.

          • January 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

            Agreed. No mather how much I like Re watching the PT (even though I thought it was bad) I still can’t rewatch EP.1. Way too much Jar Jar. He is soooooo bad.

      • January 6, 2015 at 1:51 am

        background jedi and sith, they keep hiring premium actors for these background roles because they want to make spinoffs with them.

  • January 6, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Hope they ninja the Ewoks in the opening scenes, after all rumors talk about the Empire massacring a village in a forest.
    Nothing would please SW fans more than the dead smoking corpses of Ewoks (ET wannabes) well maybe one thing…the dead smoking corpse of JJB.
    Ewoks were the absolutely worst childish thing in the OT.

    • January 6, 2015 at 12:14 am

      That’s original.

    • January 6, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      so… vicious people eating trap laying tactical genius creatures who play the trophy heads of slaughtered stormtroopers as drums doesnt appeal to you because they look a bit cute? that was the whole point they were totally underestimated …. just like the vc.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      I believe that the Ewoks were originally intended to be Wookies. The name Ewok itself is a bastardization of Wookie, buy this was scrapped due to budget constraints.

  • January 6, 2015 at 12:26 am

    some people say they dislike the new disney canon instead of the old eu, but then they say that they dont like the eu, them they say they want news movies with new characters but them they say disney should make boba or han spin offs and after they say that it will ruin the character even if before that they read every EU book about the character. so whats the problem with you guys?

    • January 6, 2015 at 4:06 am

      There is no problem with “you guys” because there is no “you guys”. You’re taking separate criticisms from different people and you’re lumping them altogether into one vague collective entity known as “you guys”. This would obviously lead to confusion on your part, seeing this non-existent entity of “you guys” as contradicting themselves. This gross misunderstanding of yours is most likely the result of a defective brain. In other words, you = dumb.

    • January 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Well, as one who actually does desire both new things in the successive movies and a Boba Fett movie at the same time, I’ll be happy to explain how it’s cohesive since it’s so simple really: New movie to come after ROTJ should be it’s nature expand and build on what came before, not rehash what we have already seen. That is the key (what we have or have not already seen). With Boba Fett what we have not seen is him living up to the hype and the marketing of so many years. We have not seen him escape a fate that in no way should have been fatal (because of his armor and weapons and nature of the beast). This needs to be seen so an age old fan debate on the issue can be put to rest once and for all. See? The two are in way mutually exclusive.

  • January 6, 2015 at 1:40 am

    So will this movie look like a Jackie Chan movie in Space?

  • January 6, 2015 at 2:01 am

    My sources tell me, Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to play the new main villain in ep7.

  • January 6, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Darth T-IG88: “I will be back”

  • January 6, 2015 at 2:23 am

    But Star Wars isn’t about over-use of kicking and punching…. it’s of a more “civilised age”… it’s chivalric and honour-bound, and to do with respectful fencing. LFL/D shouldn’t look to Chinese fighting, they should look to Japanese Samurai duelling. Ray Park and Nick Gillard understood this.


  • January 6, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Top pic, second body from the left – does that actor have three feet and one hand?

  • January 6, 2015 at 4:12 am

    I wonder which actors they are doubling for?

  • January 6, 2015 at 4:27 am

    If these guys are choreographing fight scenes, then surely they can’t involve Jedi, or Sith, or Stormtroopers fighting each other. All those use lightsabers and blasters, not hand-to-hand martial arts fighting!

  • January 6, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Hopefully that report from The Wrap about another member of The Raid team being involved may turn out to be Julie Estelle aka ‘Hammer Girl’. With three guys, we need at least one girl to rectify the gender imbalance if they’re actually appearing or are stunt doubles in TFA.

  • January 6, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I cant wait to see old Solo make ninja flips and shit like that.

    In a way this worries me

  • January 6, 2015 at 7:50 am

    What’s with the PT fan resurgence?

    I thought all these challenged ‘tards on the farthest fringes of SW fandom had gone extinct like the dinosaurs…their fire burned out from the universe.

    Not so it seems, the legions were just patiently waiting for the right moment to come up out of the basement again and reclaim all that lost PT pride.

  • January 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Funny how a post about some gymnastic actors got turned into a 100+ post of PT fan boys lashing out at the pro-realism crowd … when instead we should have been talking about how it looks as if there will be a bunch of ninja jedi in Episode VII (or spinoff?)
    Episode VII’s gonna ruuuuuuuuuuuuule.

    • January 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Jedi and Sith don’t do hand combat. Most likely, these fights will be with pirates or suchlike (or maybe involve Finn). A fight in a cantina?.

  • January 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

    The PT fans are something else, and while I may not agree with their viewpoints, I do admire their persistence.

    They just will not give up trying to convince the world that the PT was somehow “misunderstood” and was in fact a great film series.

    • January 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      People are entitled to like or dislike what they want, don’t you think?

      • January 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        Yes, unless you happen to be me.

  • January 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I guess it`s just all about balance – if the Force Awakens has no cgi (which of course it will have) 99% of people would be saying how dated it looks.

  • January 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    There isnt much in the way of hand to hand fighting in the other 6 , tiny bit with grievious and the odd punch or kick .
    Personally I think thats a good thing and hope it doesnt turn into a huge punch up film

  • January 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    With all these martial arts experts involved it sounds like we might have a Huge Bar Fight in a Cantina. A non-lethal brawl among pirates, aliens and human patrons, a good old cowboy punch-up.

  • January 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Wait a minute. What if Abrams is giving us Jedi and Sith who now fight hand-to-hand combat, etc. in order to save their lightsabers for epic confrontations? Less is MORE… ^_^

    • January 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Daisy’s stunt double is Chloe Bruce. She was Zoe Saldana’s stunt double in Guardians of the Galaxy. Daisy was also working her butt off with physical training.

      Also, what was Boyega doing last summer that necessitated him soaking his legs in ice water? Something’s up…

      • January 7, 2015 at 1:16 am

        Damn! I hope he’s not The Flash – that’s the wrong movie.

  • January 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Regarding the talk above and elsewhere about PT defenders and haters:
    I put “Extreme” Prequel Defenders in the same category as “Extreme” Prequel/Special Edition Haters. They can both be annoying and have very narrow views with little to back it up.
    There is a lot I dislike about the prequels when it comes to the directing and writing (even George has admitted in the past that he isn’t great at writing dialogue or directing actors), and there are some things that are good and make the entire saga better (I tend to lean towards the former as you can see). There are some iffy moments and ideas in EP6, which happens to be my sentimental favorite and contains some of my all time favorite Star Wars moments. There are also some weak moments in EP4, some technical ones of which were fixed in the SE (and some that were made worse).
    But I can’t stand it when there are extreme justifications of obvious problems by saying things like the loves scenes (especially the fireside scene) in EP2 were well written and performed by saying they were “supposed to be awkward and ‘courtly'” (as if there is subtle nuance there I just ain’t gettin), or “3PO would be just as annoying as Jar Jar if you were seeing it for the first time now”. Then you have Extreme OT people say insane things like they hate the SE Jabba scene in EP4 because they “got old Harrison Ford to try and play his younger self and it looked horrible and nothing like the younger Ford.” I seriously heard two people say this recently…
    I don’t enjoy thinking or talking a lot about what I dislike in the prequels because I WANT to love Star Wars (and that is why my reaction was so charged). That doesn’t make those moments go away, and it doesn’t mean I won’t ever acknowledge them or pretend they aren’t there, but I have cooled down over the years and try to focus on the good parts. Part of coming to that point was in listening to those that love the prequels. I didn’t always agree with them, but I loved that they felt that way. It warmed my heart and brought me back to Star Wars after my fandom had waned after EP3. I was actually excited for all the Prequels and mainly focused on the good things (though the flaws were very much noticed) until shortly after EP3 when the flaws just started piling up in the absence of new films to keep the hype up (the death of Padme by “broken heart” even though she had children to think about was the final straw and remains the worst moment in the Prequels for me). Then I started noticing a trend towards prequel lover snobbery where they went beyond talking about what they liked in the films to talking trash against those that didn’t have the same view. It was the same extreme reaction I had turned away from, but on the other end of the spectrum. I get offended when I hear Prequel defenders say those that don’t like them just didn’t get the exact story they wanted, or they grew up and Star Wars didn’t, or ALL kids love the prequels. I actually don’t have a problem with the general storyline of the Prequels, it is the dialogue and the directing choices that are the problem for me, not that I didn’t get the story I told myself during the Dark Times, or that I wasn’t a kid anymore so I didn’t get what Star Wars is about anymore. There are plenty of things I loved as a kid that I see were badly executed now, plenty I loved that held up, and there are things made for kids today that are great and things today that are badly made. I look for quality of storytelling and how well the director and cast did their jobs in conveying the story to me.
    I long for the day when both sides will calm down, move on, and just be content with what they personally like about Star Wars rather than going on a long rant about why the other side are morons.

    • January 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Wow. Didn’t realize how much I wrote! Sorry about that. 🙂 And there were supposed to be paragraphs in that…

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      She was force choked, lack of oxygen during pregnancy can lead to death.
      In the movie the Notebook two lovers died in their later years because they loved each other or they just Euthanized together.
      All members of an audience are seated in a different seat as well as having differing points of view.
      I’m sure Padme had some issues with blood flow to the brain being that the force was being applied to her entire neck area via Anakins hate, but thats from MY Point of view.
      There are issues in every movie from every fan so leave it to others to defend what others knock, but we get no where don’t we.
      Wether or not anything works or not is left to the viewer. The willing suspension of disbelief is powerful. You can take the romantic view or not.

      • January 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm

        That’s all well and good, only that’s not what was actually presented in the film.

        The little floating doctor droid said that medically she was completely healthy, but that for reasons they couldn’t explain they were losing her, and that she had simply lost the will to live.

        (That’s not my opinion, by the way – that’s what’s actually said onscreen in the movie.)

        • January 6, 2015 at 10:26 pm

          Very true, some romanticism is not so bad.

        • January 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm

          Padme died of a broken script.

    • January 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Wow. That has to be the longest post ever written in the comments section. Perhaps of any forum that I’ve ever been to.

      It may be well-written, well though out, and make valid points a’plenty.

      I will never know, because I’m not going to take the time to read it.

      • January 7, 2015 at 2:54 am

        What t~~I==M s-N===0–w meant to say was:

        “My simple mind can only comprehend a sentence or two at a time”.

  • January 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Well said, compadre.

    My opinion of the PT tends to be along the lines of yours. I would rather like any given Star Wars movie than to not, and I did find things in all three prequel films that I do like, despite there being many things about them that make me cringe to this very day.

    I have had my run-ins with extreme prequel gushers over the years too (particularly on a certain long-time SW forum that I finally stopped visiting some years ago) and I have heard all of the straw man arguments you mention – particularly the one that insists that I didn’t get exactly the story that I’d dreamed up prior to 1999 – other than noting all of the backstory references in the OT, I never really thought about any specific story that I thought the prequels would tell.

    Most SW fans I know are perfectly willing to criticize whatever parts of the movies they don’t feel work as well as they should. Seems to me that that’s part of being a fan of something. You don’t always automatically love absolutely everything about whatever it is that you’re a fan of.

    It amazes me that this is still a point of contention after all this time, that anyone could possibly criticize anything about the prequels.

    Like you, I REALLY hope that this whole “us vs. them” waste of time ends up fading as we get more and more new SW films out.

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      It depends on what stance some fans are coming from.
      I have lots of issues with Prequels.
      Did George give what he promised in the end of Star Wars to Jedi ?
      From my preconceived notions no.
      From a filmmakers quest to make a film his way without studio interference. Yes he did it his Way and did just that. It was a financial success and he did what he attempted to do and from things he said he would do with it in the 80s, he did it his way and fulfilled his promises to himself, but not me.
      However, he did what he said, and he did warn about preconceived notions being a possible detriment while he was making EP 1

      I applaud the makerfor what he tried to do.
      Did I get what I wanted? Hell no!
      But I have that version in my Imagination till I die.
      So I have two points of view, of the back story.
      In comparison with OT I get a Third.
      In comparison with the ST I will get a fourth.
      So the Prequals are always in flux.
      If You count the Eu and Clone Wars that changes things even more.

      • January 6, 2015 at 11:11 pm

        All of that is pretty irrelevant. The issue for the PT is the poor acting and absolutely horrible script, not so much the story.

        • January 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

          That’s YOUR point of view not mine.
          Qui Gon?
          Great lines, great acting.

      • January 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        “he did it his way and fulfilled his promises to himself, but not me”

        Actually this is exactly what any and all writer, musician, filmmaker, etc. must do: try to please NO one with your work other than yourself. Try to please anyone else and you’re screwed.

        Lucas did just this with the OT and PT both. And it was definitely not his fault that you, me, and almost even the granny of every other SW fan in the world had a preconceived idea (and impossibly high expectations for the PT, in most cases) for what we wanted to see in the PT. Lucas did what he had to do: he went with his gut, and kudos to him for doing just that.

        • January 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

          Great he had a story to tell and he told it, I agree with all of that. Its his story. However if you suck at script writing, dont frickin do it. Why ruin your own story? Hire somebody to write for you, plenty of talented writers out there.

          I must have said 300x while watching the PT several times over the years: “how could they have watched that scene on film AND NOT KNOWN it was terrible?”

          Honestly I think people were to scared to tell Lucas the truth during screening. Thats the only thing that explains scenes like “I hate sand…” and “..its not fair!” among about 50 other poorly acted scenes (mostly due to poor script).

  • January 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Yes. Dooku’s so necessary to the PT, he shows up for the first time over an hour into II and exits moments after III begins. -_-

  • January 7, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Like many of our perceived “classics” that were ill received during their initial releases, episodes 1-3 may follow suit. Not that this post was about the prequels.

    I’m wondering why more people aren’t voicing concern about why cast members are continuously being announced this far after the fact. Has this ever been done before?

    • January 7, 2015 at 4:54 am

      I think they are just stunt doubles.
      That’s all.

      Was just checking out IMBD cast list now and the names are on there.

      Kind of weird really when they weren’t listed earlier .

  • January 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Let’s not forget these movies were made for kids of all ages, let’s not get all cerebral about this, its a kids movie people get so wound up about it, it’s just sad.

    • January 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

      People love to jump on the Its a kids movie, yet The phenomenon of adults to this day, use Star Wars as a reference in conversation to get a point across.
      This is because most people know others have seen it.
      This Phenomenon of communication is the focus of college seminars, Star Wars although intended as a child’s fable for adolescent youth, is a cultural icon for all ages.
      It is a Mythological tale more than a child’s fairytale so Star Wars it is NOT just for kiddies.

  • January 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I beg to differ, these adults have come to love these movies as children well I would think a large proportion of them anyway, I agree it is a cultural phenomenon of gargantuan proportions but like most things beloved become overwhelmingly important to them.. But with product aimed at children in all of the franchise I would say that yes they were aimed towards children.

  • January 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    And I also did say Kids of all ages lol I was 5 when I saw ANH in the cinema back in 1977 and have been hooked ever since I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t, but I like to think that I put things into perspective as an adult, all I’m saying is people get so intense about the whole experience it never ceases to amaze me.

  • January 7, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Anyone else think this is a terrible move? It just doesn’t feel like Star Wars to me. I love a good martial arts film or some good fight choreography, but in my humble opinion, the style of these dudes just doesn’t belong in Star Wars. I will of course, wait to see the film to pass judgement, but I’m worried about this. LOVED the trailer, so holding out hope.

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