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Least Favorite Scene

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by thx1138, Oct 18, 2014.

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    For some reason the ending credits of Return of the Jedi when the ewoks were making that god awful music and there is Billy Dee Williams who can't seem to keep with the rhythm.

    even as a kid that scene bothered me I don't know why until this day it still bothers me. actually I hate it when anybody can't keep rhythm to something so simple oh that's stupid clapping they were doing at the end just for me just didn't do it.
     
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    I dislike most of the new CGI and most of the Ewok Scenes in RotJ.
    As a kid I liked the Ewoks but as a adult, I really dislike them, I admit not so terrible as Jar Jar but not much better either.
    I would prefer a unaltered OT Version with a sharp picture and great sound.
    Some minor CGI were o.k. like the departure from the Rebel Fleet above Yavin or the Falcon escape from Mos Eisley.
    CGI like the introducing of the Spaceport Mos Eisley ,the funny Roboter punch scene, the Jawa falling off a huge beast was unnecessary and don't forget the beast who blocked the sight of Lukes Speeder and the Obi Wan Stormtropper scene.
    Chances like this a horrible, what were they thinking?
    And it goes on, a cult trilogy almost destroyed.
    Gredo shot first, this was really a bad change, now it looks like Han is just self-defending, it kills his personality for me.
    I know this is well discussed and done, but this is maybe one of worst reworked scene of all time for me.
    Han Solo's attitude was so great in the unaltered version Star Wars IV, it showed us people that this guy knows how to survive in a unfriendly environment.
    This type of a person is a bad ass and don't make prisoners, but now he is laundered with fabric softner and is appropiate for children.
     
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    Yub Yub. Have I mentioned I sat through it 37 times? ;) Apparently Lucas agreed, as he cut Yub Yub in his Special Editions.

    However, even the worst of these films has its campy charm. So even as I revile Yub Yub, I miss it! :)
     
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    I think the Jabba scene even before the special edition edited it to Jedi Rocks just didn't work. Seemed like they bit off more than they could chew. The puppet of Sy Snoodles looked horrible, was glued to the floor (very unrealistic for a musical performance). Should have been a Bith type outfit or something a human could move around in, not a puppet. Just my personal opinion.
     
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    I had more than enough ewok talk than I could take.
     
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    Hi All,

    First time poster, long time lurker.

    The OT are my all time favorite movies, but not without flaws.

    Off the top of my head:

    IV ) The scene where Han is chasing the storm troopers because they can't hit someone right in front of them.



    V) The scene where they accidentally land inside a creature that lives in an asteroid.

    VI) The ewoks didn't bother that much. But the fact they beat down storm troopers with sticks and rocks. Chewy did takeover an AT-ST.

    There are other scenes, those are the ones I can think off the top of my head.
     
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    Least favourite scene wise, I'd probably go for the random musical interlude in Jabba's palace that was added in the special editions... what a way to ruin the flow of what is supposed to be a fairly intense scene. For some reason that scene always seems a bit Men in Black to me, I half expected Will Smith to appear and start rapping. I mean, I love MiB and all, but there's a time and a place!

    On a recent re-watch of the original trilogy I found C3PO to be more irritating than I remembered, too, but though that lessened my enjoyment of scenes with him in on the whole, it did make me very fond of those where Han gets frustrated with him. I know how you feel, Solo.

    Though I'm aware of the fact they couldn't really have got away with including anything further, given how long the films were in general, I was a little alarmed by the fact Leia didn't seem all that affected in the long run by having seen her home planet blown up... indeed, we don't really get her reactions to most negative occurrences- "Leia, Vader's my father, and you're my sister, this makes Vader your father... might you like to react to that, just a little bit, perhaps for half a second, no? Ok then..."

    Obviously it would have upset the pace if they explored the psychological implications of every traumatic event, and it's understandable that characters might not react at all at first due to shock or the immediate need to escape from danger, but all the same...
     
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    Im afraid Jabba's entertainment was at a time........boring.
     
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    Wasn't Leia Jabba's entertainment?


    [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely although I cannot figure out why jus sitting there collared to a chain would not entertain me, I would have love to have seen a deleted scene on TROTJ of Luke sharing his plan with Lando & Leia, Leia's reaction to being captured as a slave girl would be memorable.
     
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    My least favorite scene in the OT was Han and Jabba in the original Star Wars Special Edition.
     
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    Which one in TNH in the hangar bay of Mos Eisley or Han being thawed from his carbonite freezing experience at Jabba's palace.
     
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    The Hanger.I like Jabba's intro in JEDI better.He was a mystery for 2 films.
     
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    You know, instead of just hating it, you could always be....oh, I don't know....progressive?

    How about it shows that not only Jabba, but Boba Fett have a vested interest in Han? It can actually add to the why he's so obsessed with getting paid in ANH, and why he shows urgency in leaving Hoth to pay his debts? As well as why Fett has the most vested interest in ESB to hunt down the MF?

    But let me guess... "The original is the be-all end-all."

    Oh no! Poor Jabba wasn't "mysterious" afterwards....you know what?

    HES NOT MYSTERIOUS ANYMORE.

    Just like when people say that they should have hidden Yoda in the PT to keep the mystery of Yoda intact.

    It's over. It's been over for more than 30 years now.

    I swear that some of you live in a fantasy world where more than a hundredth of percentage of people are going to be "surprised" in any way by the films. Yes. I realize you were in 1977-1983, but that time is long gone.

    Just stop complaining. The only people who MAY be surprised by anything are very small children...which is hilariously the way many people act when it comes to the "sanctity" of the films.
     
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    I suppose the temptation is, when asked what one's least favourite scene in a movie or movies is, to state which is your least favourite scene. Call me crazy, but the reasons behind this selection are never going to be... favourable. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, that's your opinion. The opinion of the complainers is equally valid. The original films are very important to a lot of people, and it was very jarring when they were suddenly altered again and again. Insulting people for expressing their dislike of the changes is not cool.
     
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    Ignoring the SE (Because Jedi Rocks instead of the original Pop song by Sy Snootles was blasphemous for me)... I would say, tied, the scene where C3P0 replay the whole Star Wars saga to Ewoks in ROTJ and the "mine...mine...mine...mine" scene with Yoda and R2....
     
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    This one I agree.
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    This is actually one of my favorite scenes in Return of the Jedi, which is, admittedly, the weakest film of the original trilogy. Ben's earlier revelation that Leia is Luke's sister feels more to me like the obligatory exposition scene that you are describing. This scene actually adds a bit of humanity to the whole thing and almost sells the idea although I've always wanted to see the moment when Leia realizes that if Vader is Luke's father and she is Luke's sister, then THAT means that... Anyway, the scene is far from perfect but, if we assume that the notion of Leia being Luke's sister was going to be in the plot, then it was absolutely necessary.

    I don't, by the way, believe that this was an afterthought. I do think that Lucas had intended this for a long time but just didn't find a very compelling way of working it into the story. With luck, The Force Awakens will finally make some good use out of this plot device.
     
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    Actually, the original plan had been to have "the other" be Luke's sister, only she was a character we hadn't yet been introduced to. This was to occur in a later film, when the intention was still to have Luke's story span nine (and at one point even twelve) episodes.

    Leia was turned into Luke's sister when Lucas decided to wrap it all up in ROTJ, and didn't want to spend screen time establishing a brand new Skywalker character along with everything else that needed to be taken care of. Of the characters we already had met in ANH and ESB, Leia was the most logical one to be Luke's sibling.

    Hence, the scene in ESB in which Leia plants a big long smooch on Luke was not initially intended to inspire the faint sound of "Dueling Banjos" in the background. ;)
     
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