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On 6/1/2019 at 1:08 PM, JJ48 said:

I'd also add, from a special-effects standpoint, an over-reliance on digital effects.  There were plenty of times in the prequels were practical effects would have been perfectly suited, but for some reason they went with digital instead (as opposed to some of the more recent movies using more practical effects again and then just touching them up with CGI, or using CGI where practical effects are completely out-of-the-question).  One moment that stuck out was seeing the Tantive IV at the end of RotS.  Compare:

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It's like someone saw ANH when it first came out, and then tried to recreate the ship from memory without rewatching it years later.  Not to mention the expense, when they probably could have gotten an actual model of the exact same ship off-the-shelf for a fraction of the price. 

Devil's advocate you could claim that it's not Tantive IV, or even a CR90 Corvette at all, but another, similar vessel....which just happened to be commanded by the same captain...

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3 hours ago, Ambaryerno said:

Devil's advocate you could claim that it's not Tantive IV, or even a CR90 Corvette at all, but another, similar vessel....which just happened to be commanded by the same captain...

Which is what they ended up doing, if I'm not mistaken. I think they ended up calling it a CR-70?

That doesn't forgive them for being sloppy and lazy as butts, though. If they REALLY meant it to be a different ship, they should have made it a DIFFERENT ship. This was pretty clearly intended to be the same ship we see in IV.

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20 hours ago, NotBatman said:

Which is what they ended up doing, if I'm not mistaken. I think they ended up calling it a CR-70?

That doesn't forgive them for being sloppy and lazy as butts, though. If they REALLY meant it to be a different ship, they should have made it a DIFFERENT ship. This was pretty clearly intended to be the same ship we see in IV.

This is LucasFilm we're talking about. It took them something like 20 years to acknowledge West End Games screwed up the size of the Super Star Destroyer and fix it (ironically by make it to TOO big).

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On 6/5/2019 at 11:19 AM, NotBatman said:

Which is what they ended up doing, if I'm not mistaken. I think they ended up calling it a CR-70?

Pretty sure that's pure retcon, though.  Originally, it was supposed to actually be the Tantive IV.  (Not even just the same class, but the same actual ship!)

 

 

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