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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    Instead, there'll be CGI rollerball R2 instead to add the comedy value in the same way that Jar-Jar did.

    First prequel was awful.

    Second prequel was a rip-off of Empire.

    Third prequel I quite enjoyed.

    What benefit does a cross lightsaber give, apart from the ability to accidentally slice something sideways? Not convinced by this one - Jar Jar Abrams could have an interesting year ahead of him.
    I have no problem with CGI, in general, only when it overtakes the substance, so a lot of CGI requires a lot of content to avoid the distraction; certainly not the case with the prequels. They always play around with the lightsaber - potentially useful for blocking and close quarters combat (are we debating lightsaber configuration? ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    I have no problem with CGI, in general, only when it overtakes the substance, so a lot of CGI requires a lot of content to avoid the distraction; certainly not the case with the prequels. They always play around with the lightsaber - potentially useful for blocking and close quarters combat (are we debating lightsaber configuration? ).
    The new lightsaber looks a bit "flamey" as well - looks like the crystal is out of alignment, probably a lost art in the intervening years between episodes 6 and 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbrown View Post
    I have no problem with CGI, in general, only when it overtakes the substance, so a lot of CGI requires a lot of content to avoid the distraction; certainly not the case with the prequels. They always play around with the lightsaber - potentially useful for blocking and close quarters combat (are we debating lightsaber configuration? ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The new lightsaber looks a bit "flamey" as well - looks like the crystal is out of alignment, probably a lost art in the intervening years between episodes 6 and 7.
    Makes me think they might be going for a more medieval feel to combat with a light sabre. Less finesse, more brute force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Makes me think they might be going for a more medieval feel to combat with a light sabre. Less finesse, more brute force.
    That would make sense - there is no-one who can teach lightsaber combat any more.

    In the prequels, you see the Jedi just past their peak - when it comes to it, the fight between Yoda and the Emperor ends with Yoda having to run away because he concedes that the fighting style that the Jedi are used to is no match for the Sith.

    In the originals, the only people who know anything about how to fight are an old man and a half-machine (OK, more machine than human) - and neither have needed to fight for a while. That leaves Luke to develop his own style, which is better than his father's, but wouldn't be a match for someone from the prequels who was trained in the different fighting styles.

    So, if there is no-one left to teach how to do it, then brute force to win would make sense.

    (There may be someone who can teach it, I've not read any of the books that deal with anything happening after the fall of the Emperor and Vader)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    If you slid another lightsaber down the blade of the other and hit the cross guard lightsaber bit, you run the risk that it pushes that blade down into your hands, surely?

    Daft idea.
    The Sith are a bit nawtee and will most likey use some sort of dark power that will stop them from getting hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    That would make sense - there is no-one who can teach lightsaber combat any more.

    In the prequels, you see the Jedi just past their peak - when it comes to it, the fight between Yoda and the Emperor ends with Yoda having to run away because he concedes that the fighting style that the Jedi are used to is no match for the Sith.

    In the originals, the only people who know anything about how to fight are an old man and a half-machine (OK, more machine than human) - and neither have needed to fight for a while. That leaves Luke to develop his own style, which is better than his father's, but wouldn't be a match for someone from the prequels who was trained in the different fighting styles.

    So, if there is no-one left to teach how to do it, then brute force to win would make sense.

    (There may be someone who can teach it, I've not read any of the books that deal with anything happening after the fall of the Emperor and Vader)
    The books aren't canon as far as I'm aware, but yes, there were still people left who could teach the ways of the force. Even some long dead ones like Exar Kun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    That would make sense - there is no-one who can teach lightsaber combat any more.

    In the prequels, you see the Jedi just past their peak - when it comes to it, the fight between Yoda and the Emperor ends with Yoda having to run away because he concedes that the fighting style that the Jedi are used to is no match for the Sith.

    In the originals, the only people who know anything about how to fight are an old man and a half-machine (OK, more machine than human) - and neither have needed to fight for a while. That leaves Luke to develop his own style, which is better than his father's, but wouldn't be a match for someone from the prequels who was trained in the different fighting styles.

    So, if there is no-one left to teach how to do it, then brute force to win would make sense.

    (There may be someone who can teach it, I've not read any of the books that deal with anything happening after the fall of the Emperor and Vader)
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    I like the Swiss Army Lightsaber

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