This video retells The Star Wars Trilogy in 2 minutes using Legos and stop animation. The video is great fan fun. Watch the video above.
I love the scenes picked to highlight all of the events from the three movies. There are many ships, settings, characters, and events featured. One of my favorite is Yoda chilling in a recliner under an umbrella on Dagobah. In context it's hilarious.
The language used is very casual and without names which works since the voice narrating it is a child. This lends to the fun relaxed nature of the video. For instance the scene where Darth Vader reveals his identity to Luke is phrased as "That was when the Boy got very surprising news about his dad... Wud up son."
I want that Lego collection, Wow!
Star Wars: Clone Wars Enter Boba Fett
Have you ever wondered what happened to the little boy in Attack of the Clones that will turn him into the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy? We may get some answers when Boba Fett makes an appearance on The Clone Wars!
“How does he become that guy? Much like George [Lucas] did with Darth Vader, but Boba's path is already set kind of in a much more direct way than young Anakin, because he saw his father die firsthand at that very early age” Dave Filoni said in an interview at Wonder Con.
This may address Boba’s dislike of the Jedi and why he would have no problems taking jobs hunting them but it does not answer some of the other questions.
- Who trained Boba Fett?
- Where did he get the cold, detached business attitude from?
Enter Aurra Sing…
If you jumped no worries I did too. Aurra Sing will be Boba Fetts mentor!
This makes so much sense. Which other bounty hunter in the galaxy who is better than Boba Fett other than his mentor Aurra Sing.
She will be a motherly figure for him. Taking in the child, training him in her ways…
- very clear intentions on what it is that one wants
- Not bound by emotions.
- Where the job is just really about money, and power.
Boba Fett will appear in the episode Death Trap which airs April 23 and in the two-part finale R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown.
(via SCI FI Wire)
Star Wars Fans Flashmob Live Lightsaber Fight
In Bristol, England a bunch of Star Wars fans put together a flashmob for a huge lightsaber fight on February 13th 2010. Watch the video below. I love how this video has a Star Wars type intro though they left out the scroll which would have been a perfect place to put in the back story for the flashmob or to create some story to set up a bunch of Jedi and Dark Jedi fighting in Bristol, England.
The use Duel of the Fates for the soundtrack is a perfect choice for a bunch of lightsaber fighting.
DIY Crafts: Hula Darth Vader
The ultimate crafting project for your car for Star Wars fans… a Darth Vader Hula Girl for your dash! Build your own and see Vader shaken’ his groove thing in your own car.
He gives step by step simple instructions and includes pictures with each step. The best part is the short video after the instructions showing Hula Vader in action with the driver playing the imperial march in the background… brilliant! Check out the instructions here. I’ve got to make one of these and then alternate it with my Buddy Christ and Homer Simpson.
(via Star Wars Crafts)
When The Sith Did That Happen: Star Wars Timeline
Have you ever wondered when Mandalore the first began his crusade in the outer rim? Or like me ever wonder while reading Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith when those events happened in relation to finding of Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine? I like to look at a couple of different of timelines. The first Star Wars timeline is at Wookiepedia and it's a massive listing of dates and events all based on the Battle of Yavin standard. it starts at 7,500,000,000 BBY at the first star in the Cularin system, named Morasil, forming and running all the way to 137 ABY Cade Skywalker trained as a Jedi but self-exiled from the Order to become a bounty hunter. At Wookiepedia you can also look at timelines based on Books, comics, films, short stories, television series, and video games. I wished they had a series based on fan works too but it's still sweet to look at when everything happened.
The next timeline is Steve's Star Wars Timeline this one puts the Star Wars media into a timeline based on when the work occurs. For instance if you are curious when Tales of the Jedi : The Freedon Nadd Uprising occurs it is listed at - 3998 Years before A New Hope. It's not as comprehensive as Wookiepedia but it still has a lot in it and in a way it's easier to navigate and not as intimidating for someone who is new to the Star Wars setting.
Now what I would love to see is a nice list of Fan works in the Star Wars setting set in the timeline.
Reviewing The Clone Wars A Theatrical Pilot
Review of: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Overall Rating: 8.5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a wonderful exciting movie that is a must see for Star Wars fans. To clarify some points that apparently people did not get. This is a pilot for a TV show that got a theatrical release not Star Wars Episode 2.1 movie. The Clone Wars is a piece of fandom that has made it into the mainstream.
Don't This is a pilot for a TV show that got a theatrical release not Star Wars Episode 2.1 movie. It is not a star wars movie George Lucas is done with Star Wars, there is only 3 about Anakin's rise and fall, 3 about his redemption, and there is the possibility for 3 more about the Skywalker family but George has already told us that he isn't going to do them. For those who are upset over this it would be like watching Star Trek The Next Generation and getting mad that Kirk is not in it.
The Clone Wars is a piece of fandom that has made it into the mainstream. Since this is a work of fandom it presumes that the audience has familiarity with the Star Wars setting and especially the Clone Wars animated series and so the pilot does not take time away from the story to tell the audience about things they should know. This is great because the pilot has a great pace and does not sag to explain set up.
This pilot has a great pace, story, and action sequences. They did a great job with the project. It is a must see for Star Wars fans and a great film for those who like animated films. I'm very excited about the series that is scheduled to start in January and can't wait to see more.
The Plot / Story: The Clone Wars is set in the time frame between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. As the war rages on between Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic Jabba the Hutt’s son is taken by a group of renegades. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi depart in search of answers: where is the Hutt’s son, and who is controlling this mysterious renegade group? Yoda also sends Ahsoka Tano along as Anakin’s apprentice.
- The old newsreel style of intro very reminiscent of Starship Troopers: although I missed the classic scrolling intro it is only for the star wars movies.
- The animation style works, I found it curious at first because it is not familiar. but is easy to watch and not distracting from the story, The ships looks awesome
- I was pleased to see that they did not live up to my two biggest concerns one being too kidsey and two the battle up the cliff face. they didn't make it too kidsey. kept the same feel that we love about the Star Wars setting where it has a nice balance between being dramatic, comedic moments, moments of tension moments of excitement. The battle up the cliff face made sense, was dramatic, and intense with a dash of play added in.
- they actually pulled off showing the severity of battle and not glorifying it by giving subtle moments where in the background after a battle we can see wounded soldiers hobbling off the battlefield or a trooper stooping down to confirm a fallen soldier was dead which showed the suffering of battle but did so without blood and all of the grotesque reality
- It is a wonderful follow up to the animated clone wars
- it has a great pace and does not sag in the middle, the story is set up like an intense duel where the overarching story is the two duelers which is supported with multiple mini tension objectives that operate to give tension and satisfaction but build one upon the other toward a clear ending. They stay focused on the storyline there is lots to take in but nothing that is unnecessary for the storyline.
- The ending has a fun twist to it. instead of the final battle and then the ending we get reminded that there is an objective and that the final battle is not that objective. I loved this and of course they work out that the final scene is similar in style to the final scene in episode I and IV. a nice homage to the Star wars Movies.
- The characters were well done. Asajj Ventress was portrayed much more like the Ventress in the books and earlier series. I especially loved Ahsoka she was a perfect padawan for Anakin.
- characters have nicknames for each other which added a nice reality to the pilot especially for Sky Guy and Snips.
- The force powers are taken to the next level and since it is animation they were able to show those powers in their fullest.
Dislikes / Concerns
- Concerned: people will not get that this film is a TV Pilot released to the theaters and not a theatrical movie.
- Concerned: This is a film for fans of Clone Wars they don't baby the audience and unfortunately some "adults" can't handle that.
- I Still think Count Duku looked weird because he is so blocky
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