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Saw this on twitter, thought it belonged here
All rise for the Su🅱️reme Leader
TR-8-RT, Guardian of the Gateways to D'Quar
When they’re still holding on
Supreme Leader Snoke's Lair.
Ever thought about that ? No. You only think about yourself.
Resistance counts, right?
When you upgrade to Ocarina of Time 3D
Wait, where's this from?
Wow, that video is such a perfect time capsule of 2005.
Holy shit, is red-lightsaber kid Griffin McElroy?
Edit: Well looking at the description and comments, yeah, it fucking is.
Who is Griffin McElroy?
Griffin McElroy, 30 Under 30 Media Luminary, is the host of podcasts My Brother, My Brother, and Me (an advice show for the modren era with his two brothers), The Adventure Zone (where him, his brothers, and his dad all play DnD and other tabletop RPGs), and Wonderful!, where I think him an his wife talk about things they love.
He was also previously a video creator for Polygon for stuff like Monster Factory and Car Boys.
Well, it's actually better choreographed than any of the OT saber fights.
This is tangential, but something I need to get off my chest. I know it's not exactly a controversial statement, but I like the OT fights more than the Prequel fights.
It basically boils down to the OT fights feeling more real than the Prequel ones. The fights in the Prequels are but and flashy, but they're almost too choreographed. It doesn't look, go me, like the characters are fighting. It just looks like they're going through the motions. I fenced for about five years, and while it's obviously not the same kind of sword-fighting, it's still sword-fighting. Duels like that just aren't that pretty or well done, and there's a (relatively) large amount of just sitting and waiting for your opponent to do something.
I think the first lightsaber fight in the Last Jedi (I'm being vague to avoid spoilers) was a really good mesh of the OT and PT fights. It was choreographed, because every film fight is, but it didn't feel that way to me. It felt like they were actually thinking and deciding what to do.
If you and your opponent both had precognition, trained since birth, and had lightsabers instead of metal sword you'd fight differently. When anakin and obi were fighting on mustafar anakin was on full offensive, meaning obi didn't need to wait for his opponent to do anything. Fencing is not lightsaber fighting that uses distinct forms, utilizes the force, and are not a test of skill in a duel but a fight to the death.
No, I get the in-story reason for it. Blah, blah, blah, the Force. And yeah, that's all cool.
But what about the fight in A New Hope? Sure, you could argue that Obi-Wan was old, but I don't think that matters much, especially in canon. He and Vader both have precognition and training and whatever. I never said fencing and fighting with a lightsaber are the same, but the (most) basic ideas are there. Even at Luke's second fight against Vader in Return of the Jedi, where he's significantly stronger and more confident, it's slower it takes more time.
My (minor) issue isn't with the in-universe explanation for why they fight that way. I get that. I just wish the fights in the prequels didn't feel so rehearsed. They get better as the prequels go on, but they also become more than just lightsaber fights and involve a bunch of different stuff.
I didn't mean to start any kind of argument or whatever, just to voice one of my few dissatisfactions with Star Wars. It takes me out of the movie when you can practically see the actors saying their next moves in their head. That doesn't mean I love them any less or think they're worse or anything.
The reason the Obi Wan/Darth Vader duel in A New Hope was so slow and dull is because Alec Guinness was old and it was the first one they ever made.
The in universe explanation is don’t think about it.
I heard somewhere that while OT lightsaber fights were based on Western swordfighting, the prequels took inspiration from Eastern martial arts for their choreography, which is why the Darth Maul fight is very acrobatic while Darth Vader vs Obi Wan is lethargic in comparison.
Can't remember where, but I also read that lightsabers in ANH were supposed to be "heavy" and they ended up changing that idea by ESB.
Yes this is true. George Lucas wanted them to be so heavy that it was absolutely necessary they be wielded with two hands at all times.
By Empire, he still wanted them to be pretty heavy. Luke fights pretty much entirely with both hands on the lightsaber IIRC, and he wanted the fact that Vader fought mostly with one hand to be a demonstration of how strong he was.
But by the time they made Return of the Jedi the idea was pretty much entirely scrapped and he just wanted the fights to be a lot of fun to watch, and IMO that was the right choice. The Return Vader/Luke duel is my favorite of the two, and is probably my third favorite of the whole series (the first being Anakin vs. Obi Wan in Revenge of the Sith, and the second being the Darth Maul battle in The Phantom Menace).
I believe the source for all of this is the bonus footage that comes with the DVD releases of the OT.
That makes sense. I know in-universe they explain by going into the different schools/philosophies of fighting. I don't know if all the different forms are still canon.
It also kinda makes sense when Prequels happened during an age with tons of Jedi and saber users while OT and Sequels happen during a time with very much reduced saber users so the quality is down. I think so remember reading that sequels did try to slow things down a bit to make it more like the OT
I get you.
It’s treason then
Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi
Those guys seem fun
Wait, that video came out in 2007 and has ‘Watcha Say’ at 1:03, which didn’t come out until 2009? How
That kids name? Darth Plagueis.
Luke Skywalker was at Tosche Station, and he saw a young girl. The girl told him that she wanted to be a Jedi just like him, but that nobody thought she could do it. Her dad, Darth Sidious, said, "you can't be a Jedi, that would be stupid," and tried to get the girl away from Luke. Luke ran after them and told the girl, "You can be a Jedi if you set your mind to it." That girl's name? Satele Shan.
McElroy Fans are everywhere...
Sauce for bottom image?
Omae wa no shin-
And, he subsequently went on to write "Stories in Sand" from "A Certain Point of View"
Such a solid read. The audiobook is way fun too.
Damn sequel memes are sucking lately