Weekend Confirmed 163 - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Monaco, Marvel Heroes

By Ozzie Mejia, May 03, 2013 11:00am PDT

Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata are here to confirm your weekend and welcome in "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia. The show starts with some talk about Nintendo's E3 news from the last week and where the company goes from here. That's followed up with the crew sharing stories from Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, the Marvel Heroes beta, Poker Night 2, Game Dev Tycoon, and (of course) Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The show wraps up with a breakdown of all the latest Grand Theft Auto V news and a new round of Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 163: 5/03/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:37 - 00:13:50

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    Whatcha Been Playin Part 2 - 01:02:22 - 01:32:40

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  • Ahh the great original Star Wars trilogy... Never forget a tribal race of Care Bears took down the galactic army of the empire.... Yeahhhhhh after that jar jar binks doesn't sound half bad.

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    • As someone who recognises the prequel trilogy as cinematic garbage, I'd like to come to the defence of Jar Jar.

      I think Jar Jar is the scapegoat for the prequel trilogy. I mean, there's just so much wrong with the films, Anakin's cringe worthy performance, the woeful script, boring performances, midichlorians, baffling leaps of logic, the staggeringly incompetent director. The films are an absolute symphony of failure that people needed someone to blame, something singular to focus their disdain on.

      Poor Jar Jar. He's just a slapstick character with a funny voice. There's not much wrong with him. He might be a soulless attempt to make kids laugh but he's not that bad. He doesn't break the films or ruin them at all.

      My sons, now 6 and 8 watch Empire and Jedi religiously. They love em. They love the Ewoks in particular. On the weekends I let them watch a movie in their room and they often pick Star Wars. I hear them laugh hysterically at the Ewoks, they appeal to kids a lot, especially when one steals the speeder bike, they replay that scene over and over lauging each time. My kids love em. They don't really find Jar Jar funny though. In fact, aside from the action scenes of the prequel trilogy, they get bored and lose attention during the drab dialogue, they've never sit through an entire prequel film till the end like they do the original trilogy.

      I don't think the original trilogy are masterpieces, not by a long shot. They're just fun adventure movies, like The Goonies. They've got simple, fun plots with danger and romance and action with heroes and villains. The characters aren't super deep or layered and they have fairly simple arcs. It's simple, fun, engaging pulp. The original trilogy is very much 'right place right time' in terms of success. The reimagining of science fiction and the leap in special effects and a few clever design home runs like the lightsaber and Darth Vader, it was all like a happy coincidence.

      The prequels however are just a sloppy, confusing, boring, disaster. There's a lot of spectacle, the action is mostly really good. If you try really hard you can squeeze some enjoyment out of the prequels. You've just gotta switch off a lot of sections of your brain and crank up your denial lobes and you can get entertainment out of them.