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#63422 Saving Star Wars

Posted by DarthVarkor on 07 March 2018 - 06:09 PM

Ah, the old "just fuck off" argument.
Why are WE not allowed to enjoy Star Wars we have all our life till now? Hmmmm?

I don't see that as a "just fuck off" as you put it. 


You're allowed to enjoy it, you're also allowed to not enjoy it. As someone else said in this thread; if you really dislike it that much, you can always find a new franchise to love. 


Disney is not suddenly going to change course just because some fanboys on the internet don't like what they did. At the end of the day, that's a fact.

#63200 The Act Man's "Why was Star Wars: KOTOR I So AWESOME?!?"

Posted by DarthVarkor on 26 February 2018 - 12:40 PM

Maybe... But actually the mods he used came from nexusmods.com particularly this new guy FENS, who did the Carth, Juhani, Canderous, and Mission, re-skins shown. I think it is only proper to give credit to Fens.

I'm fairly certain he used K1R too, since he was able to Juhani's quest to work, and, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he used a deadlystream mod that turned Xor into a human, which is a mod by Leilukin.


To be fair to him, he did state early on in his vid that he was using footage from two playthroughs, a modded and un-modded one. So he didn't record any of it himself (I assume).


With that said, he should've linked to the footage he used in the video description, though.

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Posted by DarthVarkor on 08 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

Disliking something is fine.


Liking something is also fine.


Challenging someone's viewpoint (if you disagree) in a civil and polite manner is fine.


Insulting and/or name-calling someone because they don't share your opinion (opinion, not fact, all art is subjective) is wrong.


This is how we get toxic fan-bases. Don't agree with someone's opinion on a film? Cool, explain why, nicely, and move on. No one is forcing you to re-watch it. The same goes for people who like something. If you feel passionately about it, argue your points, nicely, see if you can change their mind. Don't force your viewpoint on someone who doesn't agree with it. For example: It baffles me how some people can truly enjoy all three of the prequels and even rank them above the new films, but that's my opinion, not a fact.


It saddens me this topic even exists, we're all fans of Star Wars at the end of the day, that's why we're all here.



TL;DR: Be mature & respectable when talking about films. Right now as a community, we're living up to the stereotype of hardcore Star Wars fanboys on the internet who aren't happy with anything.

#62734 Game of Thrones ShowRunners to produce Star Wars Trilogy

Posted by DarthVarkor on 07 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

For me the prequels are much better than the overrated Return Of The Jedi.


And don't tell me they had bad acting, OT movies weren't that great in that regard either.(None of the OT SW movies were that great.)


#62711 Game of Thrones ShowRunners to produce Star Wars Trilogy

Posted by DarthVarkor on 06 February 2018 - 11:11 PM

It's certainly an interesting idea, Game of Thrones is a fantastic show. With that said, I feel their style might be better suited to a TV show, a show running a couple of seasons depicting Revan & Malak joining the Mandalorian Wars and becoming Sith on a budget like GoT would be awesome. Still, definitely curious to see how it turns out. 

#62708 Community Member of the Year 2017 Nominations

Posted by DarthVarkor on 06 February 2018 - 09:56 PM

Since Sith Holocron has removed himself from the running, my only nomination is DarthParametric. Not only did he do me a massive favor for my currently in production KOTOR 2 Machinima Film (it'll be hard to miss!) but I've seen him generously help out various members regarding modding requests. He also just did me a solid regarding my Kreia HD cutscene mod, too.

#62707 Kreia's Fall in HD with original sound & music

Posted by DarthVarkor on 06 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

Version 2, now including Kreia with BOTH hands intact, is now up.


Thanks again for your help, DarthParametric!

#62546 The "Fall of Kreia" Video

Posted by DarthVarkor on 27 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

Also did a side-by-side comparison of the two. I tried to get the cuts as accurate as possible since the original in-game one had some delay: 

Also, here's a version comparing the two, I tried to get the cuts between shots as accurate as possible, as there's some noticeable difference between the two when I compared them.


#62544 The "Fall of Kreia" Video

Posted by DarthVarkor on 27 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

In that instance you could presumably at least cap a new video and sync the audio to it manually so that at least it is in 1080 (or higher).

That's basically what I did in my third movie; used the in-game version for HD, Kreia's monologue from her voice files and used some of the SFX of Sion attacking her from the original BIK and used my own soundtrack to cover up the existing one.


Does something like this help at all? Just whipped it up now: 


Posted by DarthVarkor on 31 December 2017 - 12:57 PM

Yes, I get it, First Order are Space Nazi's. So was the Empire. Did we really need to make them a super-comical incompetant opponents? None of the other foes of Star Wars ever was.
As for Jar Jar, one comical relief character vs. ALL characters being comical relief characters.
Yes, I still stand by my statement the prequels are better.

Riiiiight, because the Empire was SO competent in the original trilogy. 


None of the other foes in Star Wars were ever super-comical and/or incompetent? These guys want a word with you.


Oh, and so do these guys.


And those are both from within the first 20 minutes of the third PREQUEL movie. C'mon, you're making this too easy.


As I mentioned in my original post, I have a lot of issues with TLJ, but thinking that the prequels are better is not one of them. Sure, Holdo & Rose weren't great characters, and Hux was reduced to basically being a punching bag, but if you'd rather suffer through Jar Jar's incessant squealing every five seconds, then more power to you, I guess.  


Posted by DarthVarkor on 30 December 2017 - 01:11 PM

Yikes, this thread...


Well after finally watching the film for the second time I think I finally have a solid opinion on it. After my first viewing I was so unsure, and the more I read this thread (and watched reviews) the more I thought "damn, I don't think I like this film..." however, I did enjoy it a lot more on second viewing. Some things that bothered me first time around still bother me, I won't go into detail as I'm sure it's all been covered on here by multiple folk, but to be concise:


- Space Leia is still horrendous, I liked the concept, execution was awful.

- Luke even considering killing Kylo Ren after all the trouble he went through with his dad who was literally Space Hitler still bugs me. I know, I know, it was a split second thought and he regretted it, but, c'mon... The same guy who THREW HIS LIGHTSABER AWAY in the face of the Emperor and refused to kill Vader considered killing his own nephew because he sensed his emo phase?

- Admiral Ackbar's death was appalling, as many said he should have been the one to stay behind on the Rebel dreadnought.

- Why didn't Admiral Holdo tell Poe the plan?

- The whole cantina planet: be nice to space horses. I went to the toilet during my second viewing when that bit came on.

- Rose saving Finn completed f*cked up the rest of the Resistance, it's even worse when she gives her speech about saving people when THE DOORS TO THE RESISTANCE BASE GET BLOWN OFF IN THE BACKGROUND.

- Seriously, why didn't Holdo tell Poe the plan??

- Captain Phasma: what an absolute waste of a character, Boba Fett for a new generation.

- Finally, Snoke's death. I like the concept behind it, with nothing now stopping Kylo Ren, but again, c'mon! This guy was literally just throwing Rey around a room by lifting a finger, and he died because he "was distracted" and didn't notice Kylo turning the saber?


Those are my only real problems with the film, it probably seems like I hate the film but I actually don't, I like it more than I dislike it. The cinematography was great, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver gave stand-out performances, and the score and action scenes were fun.


EDIT: What's this talk about the prequels being better than TLJ? C'mon guys, RotS is the only half-decent film in the trilogy and even that doesn't come close to this. Are we all forgetting Jar Jar Binks & space politics?!

#60564 Star Wars: Rian Johnson's Trilogy

Posted by DarthVarkor on 09 November 2017 - 11:21 PM

Please be Old Republic related, please.

#59807 Trailer Movie

Posted by DarthVarkor on 18 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

I do have plans to do it...eventually. As SH said, I'm currently very busy with my own film as well as uni work on top of that. Maybe around December time when the semester comes to an end, who knows?


I did also do one for K1, but I can't seem to find it at the moment...

#59787 Ranger Solo: Anticipation Topic

Posted by DarthVarkor on 17 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

I'm very meh on this one, even the name is predictably...dull. While I was hyped for Rogue One, the idea of a Han Solo prequel doesn't really interest me that much. Add to that, all the production dilemmas that have been reported recently don't fill me with confidence.


With that said, I'll no doubt go and see it, but I won't be going into it with very high expectations, I imagine. 

#59733 Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Posted by DarthVarkor on 12 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

Looks like I'm also in the minority here, but I really don't get what everyone's beef with The Force Awakens is. Yes, I'm fully aware that it has many parallels to not just A New Hope but for the the original trilogy in general. But what no one seems to notice is all of the Star Wars films mirror each other. Yes, TFA takes a bit too far in some places, such as Starkiller Base being another Death Star, but how people can dislike it so much amazes me. When the prequels came out, everyone said "this doesn't feel like Star Wars, too much CGI", etc. and now TFA is out, everyone said "this is too much like ANH, the prequels were bad, but at least they were something new". No one seems to hate Star Wars more than Star Wars fans it seems. Sure, JJ could have done something more experimental with the story, but can you really blame him for playing it safe after the backlash the prequels got? It's a retro movie, sure, but it was a return to practical effects, real sets, some great acting, likable characters and good film-making. Compared to some of the mindless CGI crap Hollywood churns out at the moment (looking at you, Transformers), TFA is a great movie with some flaws.


Look at Kylo Ren alone; compare him in TFA to Vader in ANH, who is the better character? Not who is more iconic or "cooler", but who from those two films alone is a better character? People whine because Kylo was "weak" and a joke compared to Vader, but that's exactly what he was meant to be, he literally wears a helmet to hide how he looks. It's a pretense, he's trying to be as intimating as his grandfather. If Kylo had just been a generic bad-ass in black with a mask, everyone would be saying "he's just a Vader rip-off". What's wrong with a flawed villain done right? We don't know what Kylo will evolve into yet, he is how Anakin should have been written.


As for Rogue One, I like it, I have some issues with its pacing particularly around the middle section, I also didn't care much for the characters, though it was pretty much a given from the outset that they would all die. But the final act on Scarif is Star Wars at its finest. Anyone who says they didn't get goosebumps during that final sequence with the planet's destruction and THAT Vader scene is lying. For me, it was a fun, exciting prequel that nailed the 70s look of the original trilogy perfectly.


Now, if Episodes 8&9 were to be simple re-hashes of Empire and Return of the Jedi, then I would have some issues. But, I can honestly say I am excited for TLJ, Rian Johnson is a fantastic director when it comes to Sci-Fi, and from everything I have heard about it, it sounds like we're in for something quite different. As others have mentioned in this topic, Luke's views on the Jedi Order seem very similar to Kreia's philosophy, and if it's anything like that, then I'm game. While I'm glad Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Ep9 (Jurassic World was very...meh, big dumb action, no substance) I do have some concerns about J.J. Abrams coming back, I'd much rather let Rian Johnson handle the film. But, I guess only time will tell.