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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #30 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:01:39 PM »

And, lest we forget, the granddaddy of 'em all - Bullitt.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #31 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:06:14 PM »
I'd add Steve McQueen in a 'stang*  and BMW vs Citreon from Ronin to the list of great movie car chases. DeNiro really nails his performance as someone who knows they're driving way too fast.

*Edit: Shark beat me to it. I'd like to add those cars weren't doing controlled stunt skids, they were actually on the verge of sliding of the road.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #32 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:09:11 PM »

And listen to that Mustang growl!

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #33 on: 18 January, 2022, 09:46:15 PM »
OK, I give in.  Some car chases in films are good.  One or two are very good.  Also, I can't believe no one's noticed a certain bike / van chase back in 2012, featuring a jacket that says 'drokk' on the back and a poster of our own poster, Joe Soap.  I fecking love that scene.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #34 on: 18 January, 2022, 09:58:38 PM »
I highly recommend The French Connection - it's a properly gritty 70s cop movie. As for realism - the car chase was fairly criminal - the people on the road are real pedestrians on uncleared streets, and the director is filming from the back seat.

I'm a bit of a heathen and have never understood the appeal of Bullitt. I'm probably spoiled by everything that it inspired.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #35 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:22:05 PM »
Clearly the guy in this show is  some imposter  the sarlacc also swallowed, and I look forward to seeing this guy:

The one true Fett will reclaim his Helmet.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #36 on: 19 January, 2022, 12:07:57 AM »
What is Star Warsy?

Good question which is why I framed it with "feel" and "to me".

It's different things to different people but I would imagine there are some things definitely "not Star Wars" e.g. time travel

Don't watch the last episode of The Clone Wars

I did of course mean the last episode of Rebels, not Clone Wars.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #37 on: 19 January, 2022, 12:10:16 AM »
...as for the hover vespas...

They did kind of bring me out of it, though I don't object to them (as some have said) on the grounds that they're shinier than everything else we've seen on Tatooine.  There are plenty of examples in the real world of people living in conditions somewhere between slums and shanty towns, and still putting effort in to making sure they have a shiny chrome vehicle.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #38 on: 19 January, 2022, 07:16:36 AM »

I kinda' liked the Vespas, they made me smile. If there can be hovering trains and rocket backpacks, why not these too? The chase was a little tame, though.

Overall, I'm enjoying the series so far, though, and think (as others have noted) that old Boba is a more interesting character here than he is in the films, where his character is little more than a cypher. He's seen the Empire fall at the hands of the more reasonable, but no less kick-ass, rebels - so maybe he's taking a leaf out of their book as well as slowing down a bit due to experience, age, and physical deterioration. I wouldn't be surprised if he teams up with the Mandalorian, or a Jedi, at some stage - after all, even Vader came back over to the light side in the end.


*Edit* Bullitt wasn't a very good film - except for that car chase.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #39 on: 19 January, 2022, 09:38:37 AM »

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #40 on: 19 January, 2022, 09:59:41 AM »
What is Star Warsy?

Pre-1984.

Ha ha! That's certainly the case for some people.
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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #41 on: 19 January, 2022, 10:26:41 AM »
Ah, that’ll be when arch bounty hunter Boba Fett acts like a complete twonk in slow motion, bounces off a barge, and falls into the gaping maw of a big creature in the desert.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #42 on: 19 January, 2022, 10:34:47 AM »
Ah, that’ll be when arch bounty hunter Boba Fett acts like a complete twonk in slow motion, bounces off a barge, and falls into the gaping maw of a big creature in the desert.

You forgot to mention the Ned Flanders scream  :lol:

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #43 on: 19 January, 2022, 01:09:02 PM »
It’s just so naff. I get why people are annoyed Boba Fett is a bit shit in the Disney+ series, but he’s an old fucker now. In ROTJ, what was his excuse for the laboured pauses and not just getting shit done? I mean, aside from allowing the heroes to win, so the rest of the movie could happen?

Anyway, I’m enjoying the series enough to continue. It’s not as good as Mando, but it’s leagues ahead of the utter dross that was Falcon and Winter Soldier, so I’ll take that.

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Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« Reply #44 on: 19 January, 2022, 01:41:48 PM »
but he’s an old fucker now.

Since this takes place in the Mandalorian timeline, it's actually only supposed to be (what?) seven or eight years after RotJ, which took place twenty-odd years after we saw him as a kid in AotC, so he should only be early-to-mid 40s… maybe 50 depending on exactly how old he was meant to be in AotC, and the slightly nebulous timescale between the films of the original trilogy. I think we're supposed to accept it's the burns and scarring from the Sarlacc acid we saw in Ep1 that makes him look older (Temuera Morrison is 61).
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