In recent weeks a number of rumours had been swirling around the internet. I should clarify, seeing as the internet is made up of at east 30% rumours) that these rumours are to do with the release date of Star Wars Episode VII. Many have questions if it would be ready for the previously touted Summer 2015 release date. This has been fuelled by announcements of JJ Abrams and Lawrence “The reason Empire Strikes Back was so good” Kasdan rewriting the script and the fact that they’re still running highly publicised casting calls. Earlier this week the announcement came that That Star Wars Episode VII would be released on December 18th 2015. Which, the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed isn’t summer. The more nerdy of you may have also noticed, this is the day Duncan Jones’ Warcraft film comes out. Uh oh!
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Seeing as it is The Film Dump’s first ever birthday today I thought I’d put together two fun little top fives. The first will be a top 5 of my favourite films that I have watched over the last year. The other will be the absolute worst films I have watched over this last year. I’ll be honest, thanks to my love of a good ran I’ve probably seen more bad films over this last year than I normally would have. Obviously it’s all in the pursuit of providing some form of entertainment for anyone that happens to stumble across this blog whilst searching for pictures of Chris Evans with his shirt off. So, click the link for the best & worst of The Film Dump’s first year!
So this is it. The final (current) installment of the Star Wars Saga. We’ve seen wars. We’ve seen stars. We’ve seen wars that take place in the stars, Star Wars if you will. We’ve seen Anakin be drawn into the Darkside. We’ve seen Luke Skywalker learn about the force and become a hero. We’ve heard the phrases ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this” and “Search your feelings, you know it to be true.” about 4 billion times. We’ve also seen just how difficult George Lucas finds it to internalise conflict… “Nooooooooooo!” for example. Also see “No Noo Nooooo!” and as this film features “No…. Noooooaahhhhhhh!!!” Click the link.
Hey! Where’s the Return Of The Jedi review? I’m sure you’re all asking that. You’re not? Well up yours then. It’ll be here soon. Like later this evening. But it’s Thursday and so as is some sort of planned thing it’s Trailer Park day. This week we have a new Muppets Movie trailer, Cameron Crowes new film We Brought A Zoo and something retro!
Awwww shiiit! It’s The Empire Strikes Back bay-beh! Where’s yo curly mustache at? hmmmm. That was out of place. Anyway. The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars film by quite some way and if you don’t agree with that you can go suck a Bantha dick. I cannot fathom just how many times I have seen this film. What makes this film so great? Read on to find out.
Here we are. The original trilogy. Out goes CGI and hammy acting and in comes… CGI and hammy acting. Oh, special editions. Well hammy acting is a Star Wars trademark I suppose. As is George Lucas messing with the films. What this film does have that the prequel trilogy does not is a fine collection of sideburns. Until they get digitally removed of course. Anyway, this is where it all started. This is where every child of the late 70s and early 80s gained their obsession for all things sci-fi. click the link yo!
As I mentioned at the end of my Attack Of The Clones review I was left feeling quite hyped for Revenge Of The Sith when that films credits rolled. As the release of Episode 3 drew closer I had heard plenty of good stuff concerning the film. It was gonna be a 12 certificate which meant it could be a little darker than the previous 2 which is precisely what this entry needed. That Lucas was being harder on himself when it came to putting out a quality film. That Jar Jar Binks was barely going to be in it. Thankfully upon viewing the film all those things appeared to be true. Didn’t stop one scene dragging the whole thing down though…
Everyone gets a second chance right? Lucas may have disappointed anyone over the age of 10 with The Phantom Menace but even then he deserves a chance to set things right. Enter Attack Of The Clones. The second of the prequel trilogy and the one we were assured would make up for the boring mess that was The Phantom Menace. So how does it fare? Click the jump for my views.
Yes that is Tommy The White Ranger conversing with a group of Jedi. Good job it wasn’t the Sith or they’d be unstoppable. Anyway, from tonight I shall be posting reviews for all the Star Wars movies. No I’m not counting that Ewok thing as a movie. Or the Holiday Special. Just Episodes 1-6. I’ll be going numerically so it’s best to pop in when Episode 4 kicks in if you wanna read positive reviews. I’ll be noting anything I notice that’s changed in the Blu-Ray releases, provided I notice of course. Anyway, Phantom Menace at some time tonight. That is all.