March 2, 2007 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Thanks for not suing us, George. Ryan and Dorkman return with a sequel to their previous Star Wars fanfilm. Via Wondermark.
posted by Richard Daly (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think I speak for all of us when I say:

posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:50 AM on March 2, 2007 [2 favorites]

Hey, the link from the credits is interesting too: Detonation Films
posted by Rubber Soul at 9:54 AM on March 2, 2007

Not only are the effects outstanding, the dialogue is better than anything Lucas has written in years.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:58 AM on March 2, 2007 [3 favorites]

More plot twists too
posted by DU at 10:01 AM on March 2, 2007

So this was filmed in the Death Star's parking garage?
posted by Dizzy at 10:09 AM on March 2, 2007

Isn't Lucas usually pretty good about not suing fans who make these films. I'm pretty sure he's judged star wars fan movie contests before.
posted by chunking express at 10:37 AM on March 2, 2007

Wish there were more force action, though that's probably the hardest thing for small film producers to do because of the costs of special crane equipment. I really liked when he knocked the saber into the guy's face using the force though.
posted by parmanparman at 11:02 AM on March 2, 2007

That's an awful lot of Executive Producers and Producers. Methinks that they had a donations-for-titles thing going. Not that that's a bad thing, but there were, what, a hundred Executive Soundtrack Producers?
posted by chimaera at 11:05 AM on March 2, 2007

Heh. My eight-year-old came over to the computer to see what I was watching in the middle of the video. Her eyes bugged out and she exclaimed "Where did they GET those?!?"
posted by EarBucket at 11:19 AM on March 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

I love Ryan and Dorkman. Having done a 10 second lightsaber effect (using Ryan's tutorial), I have all the respect in the world for these guys.
The lightsaber effects have only improved since their first film and I like how they're experimenting with different techniques. But besides the outstanding visual effects, I really enjoy the camera work and sound design. The whole thing is just very well done.
posted by bstreep at 12:57 PM on March 2, 2007

The fight choreography is much better than anything in the actual movies. Very impressive. I loved the bit against the wall.

I'm not going to make any friends by saying this, but the light saber is an incredibly fun weapon wasted on some pretty crappy movies.

I really want a light saber.
posted by brundlefly at 1:00 PM on March 2, 2007

A lightsaber in the shoulder has got to hurt a bit more than that...
and I'm not sure twisting it would be more painful...?
posted by mhh5 at 1:07 PM on March 2, 2007

Am I the only one who thought the ending was a tiny bit implausible? I mean the eventual winner has his shoulderblade skewered with a lightsabre & then uses that same arm to fend off his opponent and fling the weapon 10 feet across the room & into his victim? That is not consistent with the lightsabre battles I've been witness to.
posted by jonson at 1:25 PM on March 2, 2007

I heard Lucas and Spielberg aren't happy with the violence in these fan movies and are urging these guys to replace the light sabers with walkie-talkies.
posted by Muddler at 1:34 PM on March 2, 2007 [3 favorites]

Rubber Soul, I used footage from Detonation Films a few years back for a horror movie. Very useful resource.
posted by brundlefly at 1:43 PM on March 2, 2007

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