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Ok....so, we've had three offerings from Lucasfilm ever since it was bought by The House of Mouse.   I have to say, I was surprised at how good they were.    In fact, one of the three has become my all time favorite Star Wars film.

Back when Episode VII's first teaser trailer hit, I have to admit, I was prepared to be disappointed.   I remember even writing a journal denoting my complete displeasure with the trailer.   I thought Episode VII's first trailer looked like nothing more than a fan film with good FX.   Now, I love fan films...don't get me wrong.... I even like to make them myself, even though I am not a fan of anything anymore (see my previous entries for why I am no longer a fan of anything.)

Subsequent trailers looked better, so my interest was piqued.   
Then I went and saw Episode VII.   I enjoyed it.   Liked the action and the humor, and even getting to be reunited with a few old friends.    Some folks blasted it for supposedly being nothing more than a retread of the original film.   So what?   It was still fun.  Despite my previous misgivings, I absolutely LOVED BB-8.  :)  Harrison Ford did a great turn at playing Han Solo one last time.    I noticed a few sound effects were incorrect, and yeah, Kylo Ren wasn't really much of a bad guy, and the lightsaber fights were really subpar, but overall, the film was enjoyable.   Far from being my favorite though.

Rogue One.   This is indeed my all time favorite Star Wars film.   Why?   Because it plays most unapologetically like a war-movie....a WW II movie at that.   The action, the humor, the acting, the direction.... to me, this movie was pitch perfect Star Wars.   Everything about this movie (in my very humble opinion....remember...just an opinion :)  ) was light years beyond what had come before.   
It was great seeing the classic ships and bad  guys....seeing Darth Vader in action, and once more hearing James Earl Jones voice the Dark Lord of the Sith.   I liked Jyn Erso even more than I did Rey from Eps VII and VIII.   This is the best of the prequel movies... and yeah, this movie is a prequel, by a few hours.    I loved little touches like tac-lights mounted onto the stormtroopers' E-11 blaster rifles.  
 I liked the TRON LEGACY effect of Peter Cushing's face (and Carrie Fisher's as well) onto the actors playing Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and Princess Leia Organa respectively.
   Dave Filoni's contributions to the Star Wars universe were present as well.  (Filoni being the showrunner of Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series).    And Michael Giachino's score was perfect.  I could actually see him being the successor to John Williams, whose themes Giachino deftly weaved and adapted into his own score.
  The Rebels were not quite the squeaky clean white hats (helmets, I guess) from the original trilogy.   They did things that were not quite up to good guy snuff.   I loved how the movie touched on "The Force" without going all Jedi  (the most we saw from The Force was Vader's dark side powers.)  It was as it should've been.... the Jedi are all but extinct, their fire (mostly) gone out of the universe.  Blasters ruled....mostly....until Vader started slicing down rebels like a hot knife through butter.  There's more I can say about Rogue One, but I think I hit most of the major points (hopefully without being too spoilery, even though the film is now at least a year or so old).

Episode VIII.... well, at one point, this was the shortest Star Wars movie EVER.   (Largely because the projectionist didn't realize he/she had started running the movie 15 minutes before showtime, and had to stop and reset the movie to start at the correct time... ha ha ha.)
Like VII, I thought Ep VIII was enjoyable, but also like VII, far from my favorite Star Wars film.   I was so glad to see that Carrie Fisher (rest her soul) had finished the film before becoming one with The Force.  (The dedication in the end credits brought a tear to my eye.)  And she played her iconic role with such grace and humor...and even got to kick a little ass in the process.  Mark Hamill did a fine job with his reprisal of Luke Skywalker.    I thought it was a neat touch having the jaded and cynical Luke ....well, for lack of a better phrase.... fucking with Rey when she wanted to learn the ways of The Force.   
 I noticed that they kinda violated George Lucas' standing rule about language in this film.   It didn't bother me in the least.  In fact, it amused me.
Supposedly, director Rian Johnson was given the reigns to do a new "non-Skywalker" trilogy for the Star Wars universe because the powers that be felt he did such a great job with Episode VIII.   Now, I think his status on the new trilogy is up in the air.

It will be very interesting to see how venerated director Ron Howard handles the helm of the upcoming Han Solo movie, titled "Solo: A Star Wars Story".   Already, I look forward to it.   But, i also wonder just how much of the lore they're going to keep intact.    Will Han Solo be a former Imperial officer like he was in the original lore?  Will he get drummed out of the service after saving Chewbacca from an Imperial slave camp?  Will we see him win the Falcon from Lando Calrissian in that game of Sabaac?   

The reason I ask these questions is because Rogue One (again, my favorite Star Wars film...EVAHHHH!)  did kinda mess with what was established lore.   The designer of the Death Star (Bevel Lemelisk) was changed to Galen Erso, and the nature of how the Death Star came into infamy was also different.....but, these things don't bother me so much, since the story was so compelling.   If you would like to see how some of the original lore played out in the Death Star's construction, I highly recommend the novel "Death Star"...relegated to non-canonical "Legends" status, but still a very good read.   It is my favorite Star Wars novel.   I've even thought it would be a neat idea to somehow make an animation that intertwines Death Star, Rogue One, and parts of the Star Wars Radio Play from 1980.  :)

Anyhoo....in my very humble opinion, I think Disney is off to a great start on Star Wars. 
Time has come once again to lament the loss of Lara Croft.

So, the new Tomb Raider movie is based on the totally unsexy Lara from the previous two Tomb Raider games.  No surprise there.

I know a lot of fanboys out there bitch and moan about the recent Star Trek and Star Wars movies, but dammit, so what?!   This is LARA FUCKING CROFT!    Super smart, ass kicking femme who looks good kicking ass and raiding tombs in short shorts!  At least, that's how a lot of us remember her.

But no....thanks to some entitled feminazi writing the last couple of TR games, now we are stuck with some politically correct looking, completely unsexy Lara in the games...and once more that has translated over to the movies.   And yes, I say once more because even Angelina "I'm too artsy-fartsy to wear short shorts for a whole movie" Jolie was no Lara Croft either.

The solution to prevent that debacle was simple:   When the first Tomb Raider movies were made, Paramount should have gotten Rhona Mitra to play Lara Croft.   Rhona was a Lara Croft model back in the 90's, and she's an actress...and a damn good one at that.    She would've worn the classic Lara outfit, no problem, and looked good kicking ass in the movies.   But no, instead, we got a movie that was all about Angelina Jolie, and not about the sexy Lara that many of us came to love from the games.

Now, a couple decades later, we're back on the big screen with the wrong Lara Croft.   And this new actress in the role looks awfully undernourished for a Lara Croft.  I mean, she looks like a fucking skel.  That alone is enough to disuade me from seeing this outing.   And since it is, of course, based on the unsexy Lara from the last two games....well....two for two on the disinterest tally.

When it came to the Rise of the Tomb Raider game, they had a great opportunity to give us the Lara we know and love with the updated looks in the classic and Angel of Darkness outfits (and the Legend and Underworld outfits would certainly have been welcome had they included them).   Instead, they decided "You want classic  Lara?  You've got it up to Angel of Darkness....dated graphics and all!"    So, if you want to play the Lara you know and love from the previous games, well, you get her in her 90's low-res PS1/early-PS2 skins, contrasted against the  beautiful current gen set pieces from RotTR.   It was an insult.   Goddamn, the least they could've done was bring in Lara in her default outfit (and perhaps the Union  Jack outfit) from Tomb Raider Legend...  at least she wouldn't have looked too awfully out of place in the high res backgrounds and set pieces.   But no, this was their "gift" to the followers of Tomb Raider from the beginning....and a joke of a gift it was.   

Their thought process:  "Oh, let's completely make a joke of the previous sexiness of Lara Croft so we can continue to push the 'progressive' PC/SJW agenda."   

Now, I love Lara Croft (the original on up through Underworld) because she was beautiful, sexy, had great intellect, resourcefulness, and she kicked ass.    Which is more sexist?   Someone who can fully appreciate all of those traits?    Or someone who decides that the previous Laras supposedly didn't wear enough clothes for their tastes, brains and toughness be damned?

There is a fan out there who is making a  Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian remake for the P.C., and it looks great, with Lara looking well updated in her sexy original outfit.   Too bad this will likely never see the light of day as a commercial release, thanks to the SJW's that currently run the Tomb Raider game franchise.

Otherwise, if you want to play new Lara games with her as we knew her, your only choices are the isometric, distant views of Lara offered in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and Lara Go!

Let's put it this way folks:
My personal preferences--

-Princess Leia in Slave Outfit
-Padme Amidala in Episode II white adventure outfit (Padme has the cutest little butt in the universe).
-Lara Croft in Anniversary default, Angel of Darkness camo shorts,  Legend (default and Union Jack), and Underworld (shorts) outfits

Sexist?  Nope.   Just appreciative of beautiful things. :)
Ok....so, we've had three offerings from Lucasfilm ever since it was bought by The House of Mouse.   I have to say, I was surprised at how good they were.    In fact, one of the three has become my all time favorite Star Wars film.

Back when Episode VII's first teaser trailer hit, I have to admit, I was prepared to be disappointed.   I remember even writing a journal denoting my complete displeasure with the trailer.   I thought Episode VII's first trailer looked like nothing more than a fan film with good FX.   Now, I love fan films...don't get me wrong.... I even like to make them myself, even though I am not a fan of anything anymore (see my previous entries for why I am no longer a fan of anything.)

Subsequent trailers looked better, so my interest was piqued.   
Then I went and saw Episode VII.   I enjoyed it.   Liked the action and the humor, and even getting to be reunited with a few old friends.    Some folks blasted it for supposedly being nothing more than a retread of the original film.   So what?   It was still fun.  Despite my previous misgivings, I absolutely LOVED BB-8.  :)  Harrison Ford did a great turn at playing Han Solo one last time.    I noticed a few sound effects were incorrect, and yeah, Kylo Ren wasn't really much of a bad guy, and the lightsaber fights were really subpar, but overall, the film was enjoyable.   Far from being my favorite though.

Rogue One.   This is indeed my all time favorite Star Wars film.   Why?   Because it plays most unapologetically like a war-movie....a WW II movie at that.   The action, the humor, the acting, the direction.... to me, this movie was pitch perfect Star Wars.   Everything about this movie (in my very humble opinion....remember...just an opinion :)  ) was light years beyond what had come before.   
It was great seeing the classic ships and bad  guys....seeing Darth Vader in action, and once more hearing James Earl Jones voice the Dark Lord of the Sith.   I liked Jyn Erso even more than I did Rey from Eps VII and VIII.   This is the best of the prequel movies... and yeah, this movie is a prequel, by a few hours.    I loved little touches like tac-lights mounted onto the stormtroopers' E-11 blaster rifles.  
 I liked the TRON LEGACY effect of Peter Cushing's face (and Carrie Fisher's as well) onto the actors playing Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and Princess Leia Organa respectively.
   Dave Filoni's contributions to the Star Wars universe were present as well.  (Filoni being the showrunner of Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series).    And Michael Giachino's score was perfect.  I could actually see him being the successor to John Williams, whose themes Giachino deftly weaved and adapted into his own score.
  The Rebels were not quite the squeaky clean white hats (helmets, I guess) from the original trilogy.   They did things that were not quite up to good guy snuff.   I loved how the movie touched on "The Force" without going all Jedi  (the most we saw from The Force was Vader's dark side powers.)  It was as it should've been.... the Jedi are all but extinct, their fire (mostly) gone out of the universe.  Blasters ruled....mostly....until Vader started slicing down rebels like a hot knife through butter.  There's more I can say about Rogue One, but I think I hit most of the major points (hopefully without being too spoilery, even though the film is now at least a year or so old).

Episode VIII.... well, at one point, this was the shortest Star Wars movie EVER.   (Largely because the projectionist didn't realize he/she had started running the movie 15 minutes before showtime, and had to stop and reset the movie to start at the correct time... ha ha ha.)
Like VII, I thought Ep VIII was enjoyable, but also like VII, far from my favorite Star Wars film.   I was so glad to see that Carrie Fisher (rest her soul) had finished the film before becoming one with The Force.  (The dedication in the end credits brought a tear to my eye.)  And she played her iconic role with such grace and humor...and even got to kick a little ass in the process.  Mark Hamill did a fine job with his reprisal of Luke Skywalker.    I thought it was a neat touch having the jaded and cynical Luke ....well, for lack of a better phrase.... fucking with Rey when she wanted to learn the ways of The Force.   
 I noticed that they kinda violated George Lucas' standing rule about language in this film.   It didn't bother me in the least.  In fact, it amused me.
Supposedly, director Rian Johnson was given the reigns to do a new "non-Skywalker" trilogy for the Star Wars universe because the powers that be felt he did such a great job with Episode VIII.   Now, I think his status on the new trilogy is up in the air.

It will be very interesting to see how venerated director Ron Howard handles the helm of the upcoming Han Solo movie, titled "Solo: A Star Wars Story".   Already, I look forward to it.   But, i also wonder just how much of the lore they're going to keep intact.    Will Han Solo be a former Imperial officer like he was in the original lore?  Will he get drummed out of the service after saving Chewbacca from an Imperial slave camp?  Will we see him win the Falcon from Lando Calrissian in that game of Sabaac?   

The reason I ask these questions is because Rogue One (again, my favorite Star Wars film...EVAHHHH!)  did kinda mess with what was established lore.   The designer of the Death Star (Bevel Lemelisk) was changed to Galen Erso, and the nature of how the Death Star came into infamy was also different.....but, these things don't bother me so much, since the story was so compelling.   If you would like to see how some of the original lore played out in the Death Star's construction, I highly recommend the novel "Death Star"...relegated to non-canonical "Legends" status, but still a very good read.   It is my favorite Star Wars novel.   I've even thought it would be a neat idea to somehow make an animation that intertwines Death Star, Rogue One, and parts of the Star Wars Radio Play from 1980.  :)

Anyhoo....in my very humble opinion, I think Disney is off to a great start on Star Wars. 

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Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (either with Marvin Martian)
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gl just found u do some animation on Amanda Tapping of stargate sg1 or the battlestar
galactica, or 7 of 9, more of ww gs
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SHE DIED, WHERE SHE STOOD... by PUFFINSTUDIOS  
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how are you?
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not too bad.  Tired from singing through a cold!  Ugh!  (If I sing through a cold for one night, it screws me up for weeks.)
Haven't really had a chance to get back to my K't'inga battlecruiser, but I will probably be doing that when I get my days off coming up this week.

What's happenin' on your end?
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still working on the comic and doing star trek art^^
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Lazulei Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student
Thank you for the fav :3
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you're welcome :) (Smile)
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Thanks for the fav!!:) (Smile)
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You're perfectly welcome.  Hope to see more Revy work. :)
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Thank you for the watch! I really appreciate it :)
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