Speaking of movie news, have you heard the new Star Wars film title?
"Star Wars, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones"
Is he kidding? I'm already seeing clown and conehead parodies. Lucas is finally, finally, finally out of touch entirely. What's wrong with "Star Wars, Episode 2: The Clone Wars". Instead, what, an homage to "Attack of the 50 ft. Woman"? He's nuts. But I guess at least there's little to no Jar-Jar.
Speaking of that, have you seen "The Phantom Edit"? It's "Phantom Menace" with Jar-Jar edited out almost entirely. From supporting character to Greedo-sized part at most. This guy who did it lopped off nearly 25 minutes of the movie.
If you can believe it, we did
a story on the news about the naming of the new Star Wars film. Most
people thought it was a joke and didn't believe it. Just you wait,
the third one will probably be called Star Wars: Episode 3, the Soft,
Cute, Cuddly, Angora Sweater-Wearing, Sapwots Battle to save Mr.
Bunny's Friendly Planet. And it'll star Jar Jar along with Stuart
Little and Harry Potter as they roam the planet of the Teletubbies
searching for the golden lightsaber of peace to defeat the evil
Barney twin, whose persona was taken upon by a confused and dark-side
loving Anakin Skywalker prior to his becoming Darth Vader. Further
reason to see Final Fantasy - in a whole movie made up of 3D animated
characters, there was not one stupid happy meal creature, nor were
there any children whatsoever in the film.
Here's hoping that Matrix 2 and 3 will come out the same years as
Episode's 2 and 3 and kick it's ass like Matrix 1 did to Phantom
Menace. It looks like Lucas needs to learn to grow up a bit if he's
ever to be taken seriously as a filmmaker any more. He's now just a
moneymaker - any artistic or common sense he had has departed a long
time ago, and probably in a galaxy far, far away as well.
I gotta say, when I first heard the title, my thought was "that's weird" because it IS weird, nothing's named like that anymore. But weird doesn't mean bad, it just means he's doing something that nobody else is, which is cool, and clearly scary to most. Go George, be different.
Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones. Attack of the Clones.
About an hour later I was in love with the title. I just love it now, I feel physical joy when I say it. It fits. Lucas has always been obsessed with The Serial, and this is a serial style title, just like Raiders of the Lost Ark, sure this title's more serial-ly than most, but I think it shows he's progressing and changing within the movies but maintaining in the back of all our heads a consistency. The Empire Strikes Back is such a similar title in style. And Return of The Jedi is similar in the word structure. And yet everyone hates the title Attack of the Clones. Lucas is doing what he wants and he isn't being influenced by our money or bitching or griping at all. Some people probably thought Picasso painting a guitarist blue sucked, after all "Guitarists aren't blue you dumbass!!!"
You're not the first person to say that, but my response is: Out of touch with what? With copying The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, or Die Hard? Well then, yeah, he is. Out of touch with "being cool" - the straight to video shelves are full of movies that were "cool." Cool is, with the exception of a couple movies, bullshit. Case in point: Empire Records, Touch, Feeling Minnesota.
What's wrong with "Star Wars, Episode 2: The Clone Wars"
Because wouldn't "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" be a little clunky?
I always thought the "50 Foot Woman" was the stupid part of that title.
Someone on Ain't It Cool News suggested that the bad title was the fans fault because we've suggested and speculated every other combination of "clone" and "wars" for the last three years and he chose the only permutation that nobody had mentioned. I thought that was interesting.
Have you heard? In the Clone Wars... Yoda gets to fight!
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