|Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2012-08-24 |
Star Wars Hero Squad
|onionradish - 2012-08-24 |
This just in... Star Wars Attempts Robot Chicken Star Wars Parody, Fails
No kidding. What jokes Robot Chicken didn't already do (better) were scraped off the bottom of the barrel by Family Guy. Lucasfilm doesn't get (among many other things, like romantic dialog) that part of the reason the parodies worked is that Lucasfilm didn't seem to want any part in mocking themselves.
Of course, the prequels pretty much tossed that out the window by creating works that are so awful, they almost DEFY parody.
For Star Wars to become cool again, large parts of its canon are going to have to be rewritten and remade. And, in order for that to happen, and this is going to sound really bad, George Lucas has to die, and his toadies need to either be buried with him or let people who actually care and/or have talent take over.
Steam Powered Kleenex, I will label your sentiments as optimistic. Blood from a stone, man. Did you see the Star Wars Kinect bullshit?
The last 15 years of Sting ruined the Police too, man. Sorry.
I didn't say it WAS going to happen, just that Lucas going away would be a prerequisite.
And the Kinect game was a case of the devs realizing the game they wanted to make was impossible, yet they were already committed (someone in power got paid, I suppose0 and they went ahead anyway. The Kinect can do some amazing stuff, but letting you play a game where you swing a lightsaber and jump and run isn't one of them. Sadly, it's best at rhythm, dancing, and gesture-based gaming, which is what they wound up with.
Even if they'd written a really good story that (let's dream here) made one or more of the prequel films make sense, it would have been lambasted for being, at best, a shooter with shitty controls on rails.
I figure the resulting game let us have a simulation into the steady degradation of George Lucas' brain. I'm convinced Han Solo's non-first-shooting character has, in Georgie's dying gray matter, morphed into a bizarro hip-hop dancer as various neurons succumb to a rare degenerative disease contracted from flannel shirts.
I wouldn't be too despondent...that Star Wars 1313 game looks kinda cool and might have some potential to do something not entirely retarded with the SW Universe. (which is good since Battleground 3 got cancelled)
|Corpus Delectable - 2012-08-24 |
Smarter than the prequels.
|themilkshark - 2012-08-24 |
You couldn't pay me to watch the last show, same goes for this one.
As someone who has talked to people who work on the show, the first season and some of the second were the roughest, thanks to Lucas interference. Since then, the writers have been able to do a little more with it and make it, if not halfway entertaining, then "not horrible."
Anyway, this clip above really makes me hope they've shelved the idea for a live-action Star Wars TV show. At least, I hope it won't happen until (again, sorry) George Lucas dies.
|STABFACE - 2012-08-24 |
Who is this aimed at? Infantile stoner-manchildren? Actual children with an encyclopedic knowledge of the first three movies?
John Holmes Motherfucker
People who find FUTURAMA pretentious, and who didn't see the endless FAMILY GUY parodies.
There WAS a Spaceballs cartoon. It aired on G4tv, which meant (thankfully) few were injured by being exposed to it.
|Riskbreaker - 2012-08-24 |
Is not like this franchise has hit the bottom of the barrel already. It's just missing a Simpsons crossorver to become even more irrelevant.
|Dread Pirate Roberts - 2012-08-24 |
For those not in the know, this is being made by the guys that created robot chicken as well, so.. make of that what you will.
Binro the Heretic
I noticed Boba Fett was voiced by the same guy who does his voice on "Robot Chicken".
It sucks because the Boba Fett sketches were the best ones.
|WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2012-08-24 |
This is literally for little kids. Like, the half of the staff that isn't from Robot Chicken and Family Guy is from Nick Jr. shows like The Backyardigans.
Neckbeards are having a conniption over a show for toddlers not living up to their standards.
Get back to me how a franchise that's supposedly "for kids" includes dismemberment and decapitation.
Granted, a whole lot of the dialogue is as if it's written by a group of five-year-olds, but that's still no excuse.
How much of your internet time do you spend complaining about nerds and neckbeards?
It's all of it, isn't it.
Kids love decapitation and dismemberment, though. You want to get a kid excited about a movie, convince him it's full of flying body parts.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2012-08-24 |
So Lucas is jealous of Spaceballs. Got it.
Spaceballs is a horribly unfunny movie.
|dead_cat - 2012-08-24 |
Wow, I didn't think the Star Wars franchise could get worse but it went and showed me.
|dek863 - 2012-08-24 |
This can't be real. I refuse to believe it. No. Not real.
|dairyqueenlatifah - 2012-08-25 |
Well, that was a painful three minutes, 49 seconds.
|misterbuns - 2012-08-25 |
I know a guy who was in the writing room for the unnamed live action star wars tv serial that wont ever happen.
All of Lucas' ideas were stuff like ' Han was actually a pollack whose last name was solowski. ' Lucas hates star wars because he feels trapped by it.
He's going to spend the rest of his life making fun of people for liking it
I saw Lucas talk around the time Sith came out. He talked optimistically about the future, about moving on and doing an experimental thing like baraka ( which was actually his roots).
Then this all happened. He's gone.
|Uulanbaatorbaby - 2012-08-25 |
Worse than the Robot Chicken Star Wars parodies, and thatīs saying something.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2012-08-25 |
Nerds will hate or love this, everyone else won't care... Just like everything else Star Wars for the last 25 years.
Obviously no one but nerds went to the theater to see Star Wars movies, it must have been super hard to secure funding for all 6 of them.
Jet Bin Fever
Okay, nerds, little children, and a bunch of dopes.
|twinkieafternoon - 2012-08-25 |
|Meerkat - 2012-08-25 |
Unfuckingwatchable. I didn't even make it past 1:30.
It just makes me feel embarrassed for everyone involved, their relatives, their pets, their ancestors and even fucking piltdown man for being vaguely associated with humanity even if he doesn't really exist.
|exy - 2012-08-25 |
Golly. George, just because everyone hated the prequel trilogy doesn't mean you have to shovel out something worse to make it look better. It doesn't work that way.
|Hooker - 2012-08-25 |
Fucking "wouldn't it be funny if..." style humour is the fucking worst, most lazy shit ever. I don't like the "comedy comes from characters" dogma, but there is a truth it it. WIBFI comedy that Family Guy relies on is just taking established characters you put no fucking work into (Darth Vader) and trying to get a comedy payoff out of it (talking in ebonics). The only thing worse in the world than something that's not funny is something that's not funny and also fucking lazy. I hate this shit. It makes me ungodly angry.
It also makes lots of money.
Family Guy's massive success with that, and "REFERENCE! REMEMBER THAT! SO DO WE! HAHAHAHAHA!" brand of lazy, effortless "humor" has caused tons of other shows to follow. They don't even bother to spoof or make fun of shit anymore, they just scream "MOVIE/TV SHOW/CELEBRITY/INTERNET MEME FROM EIGHT YEARS AGO!" and the audience laughs.
|Prickly Pete - 2012-08-25 |
Did you notice that Seth Macfarlane was the emporer?
|John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-08-26 |
If you forget about Joseph Campbell, and think of Star Wars as an updated Buster Crabbe serial, it's all pretty good. The prequels are enjoyable as an example of fifties scifi art come to life. What? The characters are shallow? There needs no ghost from the grave to tell us this.
And this is a cartoon show. Everybody over twelve who isn't a child stalker has no reason to discuss this.
No, not really.
Also Joseph Campbell is as much of a hack as lucas.
You're forgetting us manchildren. We've got plenty of reason to discuss this.
Rodents of Unusual Size
dairyqueenlatifah, will you play wiffleball with me sometime? You speak to me.
|big pincers - 2012-08-27 |
the only thing wroth noting in this pile of garbage was the guy slapping a woman on the ass. what was the deal with that?
|love - 2013-08-25 |
I honestly thought this was a hamfisted attempt to satirize star wars fandom until I read these comments, and apparently this is for real?
5 for the evil of banality I guess.
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