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ROTS Screening
« on: May 12, 2005, 04:54 PM »
Well, I lucked out and it looks like I'm going to be seeing ROTS not only on Wed. around midnight, but Mon. or Tues. around midnight as well.

I was able to score some freebie seats for a private screening here in Pittsburgh, so I called a few buds, and as for the last available seat I'm raffling it off to one of the PSWCS fellas.

This will be pretty cool, I know some press and some insiders already saw it, but to still  be able to see it in front of about 95% of the free world is pretty cool.

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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 06:44 PM »
I'm just thinking how neat it'll be to see it 2 nights in a row, more or less...  I'm on SW sensory overload right now.  It's not even funny really, I'm just all amped up about this stuff.

Can't wait...  Getting antsy!
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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 03:46 PM »
3 nights in a row here. I'm starting to itch like a morphine addict. Or maybe I cought somthing from JediMAC while I was in Indy. :P


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Re: ROTS Screening (Been There & Back)
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005, 03:52 AM »
Bob really hooked us up here in Pittsburgh.

We had a screening at what shall remain as an undisclosed location I guess, but which was great.

I'm not going to go into great detail right now, but I left giddy and talking Star Wars with Bobafett14 on the whole ride back...  Which was a fairly long haul.

Now, onto the premiere tonight! 

Thanks Bob, and thanks to your contact for this...  It was fun being one of the first in our area to see it.  I'm loving Star Wars more than ever, and my short opinion on the film is that it's vastly superior to both TPM and AOTC, and I enjoyed AOTC thoroughly.  I personally feel that many of the gripes I've read in reviews are bunk.  They're comments made by people who would've likely bitched about Empire Strikes Back if it was the first time they saw that film as well.  I'll leave it at that then.

Thanks Bob!
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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 08:03 AM »
You are most certainly welcome, it was lots of fun seeing it with only about 20-25 others.  (some spoilers ahead)

Wow, what can I say, just a spectacular movie.  It actually seems to just get better as the movie rolls along (like a rolling locomotive).  My dislikes are few, and VERY nitpicky I guess.  There was a little humor with the droids that was almost overdone, but still humorous.  The dialoge between Anakin and Padme wasn't great, but everyone else (including Hayden was fantastic) R2 has some great parts towards the begining.

Ian and Haydens conversations were really good.  (A good explanation of the Emperors master, and how he tought the Emperor to control dying-will be debated I'm sure)

They actually kind of leave it open as to wether or not Obi-Wan and Yoda are the only 2 jedi to survive (will be debated I'm sure).

Grievous is pretty good, Ewan really carries the load of the movie.  The final sabers scenes switching between Yoda/Emperor and Obi/Anakin is wonderful, neat to see 4 of the greatest jedi of all time duking it out simultaneously.

Vader is done well, Jesse and I thought the way he burned was done well, combustion being too close to the lava vs. actually being in the lava.

Seeing the new D.S. in the very early stages of construction at the end was really neat.

There will be lots more, I'll be posting on this for a while, just really excited about it right now, and glad to see the saga go out with a bang.
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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2005, 02:38 PM »
You lucky bastards!   8)

Good to see some more glowing reviews on this one.  Can't wait for my turn in about 12 hours and 22 minutes (but who's counting?)...  :P

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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 04:48 AM »
Was good the 2nd time around...  I'm up for a 3rd even at this point but the gf's not going to go this week, maybe next.

I hold by my original assessment as well...  People complaining are stretching it I think...  The people bashing the film completely strike me as the kind who think it's just the vogue thing to do.
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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2005, 12:48 PM »
Seeemd like lost of scenes missing:

Shaak Ti getting beheaded
Yoda on Dagobah
no Boba Fett (were some rumors he hada bit part as a youngster)
The Anakin/Obi in the fuel cell swimming -seemed to be replaced by the elevater shaft sequence
No Bai Ling
No Mon Mothma
No scene (and right from the trailer) with the TIEs escorting the shuttle

weird, DVD might prove to be interesting

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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2005, 04:11 AM »
bf14, add to that list of lost scenes,  a mention I had read in the paper on an article about Liam Neeson, mentioning he would appear in the ghostly form of Qui-Gon Jinn....

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Re: ROTS Screening
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2005, 04:53 AM »
Yeah...  Lots of stuff seemingly cut from the film.  The rumors of Quin Lon Vos biting the dust too that i recall and which I THINK are in the comic adaptation of the film as well.

I really wanna read the novel and comics now because I believe someone said these things are almost entirely in those sources and explained very well.
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