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Friday, March 2, 2007

RvD2

Whoever said that a sequel can never be as good as the original...



...hasn't seen this yet. After this, they have to make RvD3!

Lucas should've hired these guys to choreograph Episodes II and III. Ray Park (Darth Maul) choreographed Ep. I, which is (I think) on a similar level with RvD2.

What I'd really like to see is Ryan Wieber and Michael Scott make/work on a fanfilm that actually has a decent story. Why? Because the few that do have decent stories (see here) have absolutely horrid lightsaber choreography. And the films that do have good fight choreography are usually just lightsaber duels with little to no (usually the latter) plot whatsoever. I for one would like to see the best of both: a Star Wars FanFilm with a good story and good choreography. But that's probably never going to happen. Actually, it did, sort of. Check out The Formula. Only, that's not a fanfilm so much as it is a film about making a fanfilm, so it doesn't really count. BTW, if you do watch The Formula, make sure you view the Enriched version.

Speaking of which, I finally finished writing the screenplay for my fanfilm. Actually, I should say that nerdjedi and I finished writing the screenplay for our fanfilm. See, I knew that there's no way in H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks that I could write, film, direct, edit, and otherwise produce a film of any kind, much less a Star Wars FanFilm, and unfortunately for me, all of my friends are away at college. And even if they weren't, our first-and hopefully only-attempt at making a movie was a complete disaster *shudders at the memories*, so I'd have to fine somewhere else to turn anyways. (Guys, if you're reading this, I'm sorry, but it is true.) So that left nerdjedi. After some convincing persuasion, he agreed to help me, but only on the condition that the film involve Doctor Who. Since no amount of persuading, coercing, arguing, begging, pleading, or groveling (yes, I was that desperate) would make him change his mind, I had no choice but to go along with it.

So, after several painstaking delays (the vast majority caused by Sweeny Todd), the first draft of what is-to my knowledge-the first and only Star Wars/Doctor Who crossover screenplay ever. It still needs a bit of cleaning up, but now that Sweeny's winding down that shouldn't take to long. And hopefully it can be filmed by the time I head back to school in August/September/Whenever.

Also, I should probably throw this out there (because if I don't he'll hunt me down and torment me), but nerdjedi actually did most of the work on the screenplay. It's five pages long, I wrote about the first page and a half, and with the exception of some dialogue and stage directions, nerdjedi wrote the rest. So many thanks and kudos to him for his hard work in bringing the screenplay to completion.

6 comments:

Joepoe said...

Ha!

I couldn't picture thanking my brother for anything, let allone going to him for help.

If I wasn't supposed to mention that nerdjedi is your brother, please delete this and no explanation will be necessary.

Cool movie, though I don't get it. If he got his hand chopped off, his knee slit, and stabbed in part of his torso, how did the dork live?

Leave love out of the story by the way. Love is one of the elements that drags star wars down. Last I checked, star wars wasn't supposed to be a chick flick, so I don't know why Lucas involves so much mushy love in it. Especially in the 2nd one.

You can still have a good story without it.

Let me rephrase, you can definitely have a good story without it!

Anyways, Sweeny's been going well. People keep complementing my deaths.

Life is good.

And judging by my experience, death can't be all that bad either.

Unless you believe in the underworld.

Or tathageda.

Or if you don't want to be stuck in samsara.

Personally, I'd love to be stuck in samsara.

Heaven sounds good too.

I should probably enjoy my life right now though.

Which is not that hard because I am fairly rapturous.

Like the happy Buddha.

I love the happy Buddha.

In case you haven't figured it out, we're having a test on South Asia in a few days.

Now respond!

Joepoe said...

Oh, and I'm still a philosophical Taoist.

But I am tollerant.

That's part of being a Taoist.

That doesn't mean I won't insult other relligions, it just means that I tollerate them.

Well...except perhaps satanism.

nerdjedi said...

Many thanks for the kudos.

You need spell-check.

Jedi_Raptor07 said...

Lightsaber blades are extremely hot (no duh, they're pure energy), so they instantly cauterize the wounds, thereby preventing bleeding. That's how Dorkman lived.

Will take care of spell-check ASAP.

Joepoe said...

Ha! Now I get it!

But I am not laughing online.

It is just humorous.

Something funny that is only inside your head, but you don't laugh at it.

Like the jokes on Seinfeld.

People say it is SSSSSSOOOOOO funny and yet I have never, ever, ever heard a person laugh while watching seinfeld.

I asked some of them why once, and they said that it was one of those humors that just exists in your head.

IF IT IS SO FUNNY, THEN WHY DO PEOPLE NEVER LAUGH AT IT!!!!!!!!!!?

I'LL TELL YOU WHY!

SEINFELD SUCKS!

DO YOU HERE ME?

SEINFELD IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL!

WHAT A DUMB SHOW!

ACK!

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?

EVERYONE'S PARENTS SUCK!

THAT'S IT!

PARENTS TEACH THEIR KIDS TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES. THEY WILL ALSO BUY THEM ANYTHING.

BUT THEY DO NOT TEACH THEM THE OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF LIFE.

LIKE WHAT IS FUN. OR WHAT IS FUNNY. AND THE ENTIRE CONCEPT OF LAUGHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST AST THEIR HOMES THAT THEY ARE DEPRIVED OF! AND EVENTUALLY, THEY ONLY LEARN TO LAUGH AT SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEMS OR PAIN! HENSE THE STUCK-UP MAIN LINE!

THAT IS WHY ALL THESE PEOPLE LAUGH AT MY JOKES WHICH ALSO AREN'T FUNNY OR DISTURBING. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT REAL HUMOR IS!

THAT IS WHY THEY LAUGH AT SHOWS LIKE SEINFELD.

YEAH, I HAVE SEEN IT. THREE OR FOUR TIMES.

I TRIED TO FIGURE OUT DURING ALL THAT TIME WHAT PEOPLE LIKED ABOUT IT SO MUCH!

AND WORSE OF ALL IS THAT STUPID CANNED LAUGHTER.

THE CANNED LAUGHTER IS DESIGNED TO TELL YOU WHEN TO LAUGH!

LIKE I'M THAT STUPID THAT I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO LAUGH?

BUT THESE PEOPLE REALLY DON'T, BECAUSE AS I HAVE SAID, THEY ARE DEPRIVED OF LAUGHTER.

THEIR PARENTS NEVER LAUGH.

MY PARENTS AND I BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS ABOUT HAVING FUN. LIFE IS ABOUT DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT IS HARMLESS! AND ABOUT LAUGHING.

I quote my dad, and hopefully someone else:

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."

EVEN WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CRAP, JUST LAUGH ABOUT IT! THAT'S WHAT I DO! WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEEING MY FRIENDS, SCHOOL SUCKS. I MAKE IT FUN BY ALLWAYS TALKING WITH THAT ACCENT THAT YOU GUYS HERE ME USE AND BY SAYING OUTRAGEOUS THINGS THAT I OBVIOUSLY DON'T MEAN. AND I LOVE MY LIFE.

I AM RAPTUROUS!

EVEN NOW AS I WRITE THIS, I AM RAPTUROUS!

LIFE IS FUN!

LIFE RULES!

HAHAHA! STUPID, STUPID SEINFELD!

THE ONLY DUMBER THING THAN SEINFELD IS THE PEOPLE THAT WATCH IT!

YOU CAN RELATE THAT TO EVIL POLITICIANS.

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN AN EVIL POLITICIAN ARE HIS FOLLOWERS!

LIFE IS GOOD!

LIFE IS ALSO A JOKE!

HENSE THE LAUGHING BUDDHA!

I DON'T KNOW IF SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA LOOKED ANYTHING LIKE THE JOLLY BUDDHA, OR IF HE REALLY WAS A PROPHET, OR IF HE EVEN DID EXIST.

BUT IF HE DID, THE LAUGHING BUDDHA IS A SYMBOL OF THE WAY TO HAPPINESS.

HE IS AWARE OF THE GOOD AND BAD IN THE WORLD, AND YET STILL SO VERY RAPTUROUS! BECAUSE HE REALIZES THAT LIFE IS STILL GREAT!

AND HE KNOWS WHAT IS FUNNY!

LIFE IS FUNNY!

NOT SEINFELD!

AND I'M A TAOIST, NOT A BUDDHIST!

AND NO, I DID NOT SPELLCHECK OR REREAD THIS!

Jedi_Raptor07 said...

Okay, Joepoe, you REALLY need to start your own blog.