History YMMV / StarWars

16th May '17 12:03:36 PM geekgecko
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* {{Applicability}}: With as much impact as the series has had on popular culture, people have found ways to relate ''Star Wars'', especially the films' elaborate political backdrop, to pretty much every aspect of everyday life. The Prequels, for instance, are often analyzed as a satire of the United States' liberal-conservative divide, and the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Presidency in particular.

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* {{Applicability}}: With as much impact as the series has had on popular culture, people have found ways to relate ''Star Wars'', especially the films' elaborate political backdrop, to pretty much every aspect of everyday life. The Prequels, for instance, are often analyzed and used as a satire satires of the United States' liberal-conservative divide, and the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Presidency and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump presidencies in particular.particular (with the latter possibly leading to the massive surge in ''Revenge of the Sith'' memes in 2017).
16th May '17 12:03:36 PM geekgecko
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3rd May '17 2:33:05 PM SithPanda16
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* AccidentalInnuendo
** "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!"
** "Luke, at that speed do you think you'll be able to pull out in time?"
** "They came from behind!"
** "Pull out! You're not doing any good back there!"
** "(pant) I can't... (pant) it's too big..."
** "In time you will learn to call me 'master'."
** "Look at the ''size'' of that thing!"
** "Judge me by my size, do you?" For Episode II, they even made a poster with Yoda on it that says "Size matters not", although that might have even been an intentional innuendo.
** "Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!"
** "I have felt him."
*** Strange that I have not."
** "Back door, huh? Good idea."
** "Hurry up, Golden Rod, or you're going to be a permanent resident!"
** "Myself, the boy, two droids, and NoQuestionsAsked."
** "It's possible he came in through the south entrance." [[DoubleEntendre You could do this all day.]]
** "Well, my little friend, you've got something jammed in here real good."
** "Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash."
** "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power... on your home planet of Alderaan.]]"
** [[Film/AttackOfTheClones My goodness, you've grown!]]
*** "So have you", says Anakin, his eyes fixed squarely on Padme's chest.
** And on a more [[MemeticMutation memetic]] note, there is [[AssShove "He is in my behind!"]] from the TranslationTrainWreck, JustForFun/BackstrokeOfTheWest.
** Its [[FanSequel Fan Sequels]], WebOriginal/TheStarWarGatherings, are no better.
--> '''Tarkin:''' "[[RagingStiffie We will then crush the uprising,]] [[ADateWithRosiePalms a quick stroking motion."]]
2nd May '17 3:58:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Back and forth. Usually original EU games turn out fairly well (helped that they're games designed to stand alone products and not cash ins to the movies), with some even being considered classics but for the most part direct adaptations of the movies suffer. The Super Star Wars trilogy were not only the most notable aversion, but they're were also [[NintendoHard freakin' hard]]. The Rogue Squadron and X-Wing series, KnightsOfTheOldRepublic and the VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga are considered among the best Star Wars games. [[LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]] are widely popular, and considered one of the best Lego games.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Back and forth. Usually original EU games turn out fairly well (helped that they're games designed to stand alone products and not cash ins to the movies), with some even being considered classics but for the most part direct adaptations of the movies suffer. The Super Star Wars trilogy were not only the most notable aversion, but they're were also [[NintendoHard freakin' hard]]. The Rogue Squadron and X-Wing series, KnightsOfTheOldRepublic and the VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga are considered among the best Star Wars games. [[LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]] VideoGame/LEGOStarWars are widely popular, and considered one of the best Lego games.
18th Apr '17 8:28:21 AM HappyMan
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** While Boba Fett always had a sizable fanbase, there's an increasing number of people who think that he's an overrated character whose MemeticBadass reputation is undeserved given his on-screen lack of badassery, and are sick of hearing such fans making claims such being able to fight Vader to a standstill if the two ever fought.
16th Apr '17 8:29:43 PM nombretomado
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** Darth Maul, one of the most badass characters in TheVerse, [[spoiler: after killing Qui-Gon (previously established as quite the badass himself), lets Obi-Wan [[Website/{{Cracked}} slooooooooooowly]] flip up onto the ledge behind Maul, and Maul ''just stands there and lets Obi-Wan kill him''.]] They had '''two more movies''' or more to keep him around as a villain, and a full-scale war in which to give him a decent death. Averted later on; [[spoiler:he is back and kicking ass in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' for this exact reason]].

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** Darth Maul, one of the most badass characters in TheVerse, [[spoiler: after killing Qui-Gon (previously established as quite the badass himself), lets Obi-Wan [[Website/{{Cracked}} slooooooooooowly]] flip up onto the ledge behind Maul, and Maul ''just stands there and lets Obi-Wan kill him''.]] They had '''two more movies''' or more to keep him around as a villain, and a full-scale war in which to give him a decent death. Averted later on; [[spoiler:he is back and kicking ass in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' for this exact reason]].
16th Apr '17 5:54:52 PM NightShade96
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Most of the flaws of the prequel trilogy (corny dialogue and acting, cutesy moments, Scrappies) were present in the original trilogy as well. They were also criticized for it at the time but it was accepted by the audience because the movies were promoted and presented as a GenreThrowback to the sci-fi serials and fantasy and pulp traditions, and people agreed that the films were about the overall visual aesthetic and GenreBusting presentation. By the time of the prequels, the formerly discredited genre that Lucas had nearly singlehandedly revived had been an accepted part of the mainstream, and audiences had come to form higher expectations. Stuff that might have been forgiven in the originals could not quite pass muster in the prequels at least among longtime fans of the series. In a large sense, Lucas became a victim of his success.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Most of the flaws of the prequel trilogy (corny dialogue and acting, cutesy moments, Scrappies) were present in the original trilogy as well. They were also criticized for it at the time but it was accepted by the audience because the movies were promoted and presented as a GenreThrowback to the sci-fi serials and fantasy and pulp traditions, and people agreed that the films were about the overall visual aesthetic and GenreBusting presentation. By the time of the prequels, the formerly discredited genre that Lucas had nearly singlehandedly revived had been an accepted part of the mainstream, and audiences had come to form higher expectations. Stuff that might have been forgiven in the originals could not quite pass muster in the prequels at least among longtime fans of the series. In a large sense, Lucas became a victim of his success.Has [[FranchiseOriginalSin/StarWars its own page]].
15th Apr '17 3:35:39 AM mitcher
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*** Thankfully averted during his appearance in SWCO 2017, where fans welcomed him back with warm welcome and excitement, to the point where tickets for his autograph and photo sessions sold out within ''hours''.
9th Apr '17 2:35:11 PM TrueBlue170
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** General Grievous. Badass in the now-non-canon ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' where he debuted versus his coughing coward appearance in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' does a better job of showing Grievous' fighting abilities, keeping him in line with the movie's pragmatic side while portraying him as a formidable, but not overty badass fighter.

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** General Grievous. Badass in the now-non-canon ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' where he debuted versus his coughing coward appearance in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' does a better job of showing Grievous' fighting abilities, keeping him in line with the movie's pragmatic side while portraying him as a formidable, but not overty overtly badass fighter.
9th Apr '17 2:34:47 PM TrueBlue170
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* Episode VII ''YMMV/TheForceAwakens''
* Episode VIII ''YMMV/TheLastJedi''

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* Episode VII ''YMMV/TheForceAwakens''
* Episode VIII ''YMMV/TheLastJedi''
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