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Old June 6 2012, 07:07 AM   #16
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

^ Apparently so. Otherwise the "slowly digested over a thousand years" would be irrelevant to the victims. Given that Threepio uses this line to scare people about to be fed into the Sarlacc, then it must logically keep them alive that long, otherwise the threat would be meaningless.

The Star Wars wiki also says that the Sarlacc keeps victims alive all the time it digests them. Doesn't say why or how it does this, only that it does.
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Old June 6 2012, 02:39 PM   #17
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^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
So it preserves its victims while also digesting them?

The Sarlacc absorbs the minds of its victims. It's stated in a very excellent short story about Boba Fett.
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Old June 6 2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
So it preserves its victims while also digesting them?

The Sarlacc absorbs the minds of its victims. It's stated in a very excellent short story about Boba Fett.
If I didn't see it on the screen I don't buy it.
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Old June 6 2012, 10:43 PM   #19
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Seriously? This is why I don't and probably never will watch anything Star Wars related.
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Old June 7 2012, 06:05 PM   #20
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^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
So it preserves its victims while also digesting them?
Of course, this makes not the slightest bit of sense if you think about it for two seconds, unless Sarlaccs have some other form of sustenance besides (very, very slowly) digesting preserved victims.
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Old June 7 2012, 06:49 PM   #21
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^ Given that the Sarlacc takes a thousand years to digest its prey, I can only assume it keeps that prey alive for that long. Otherwise the prey would die and rot. And Threepio did specifically say that the victim(s) would remain alive all that time.
So it preserves its victims while also digesting them?
Of course, this makes not the slightest bit of sense if you think about it for two seconds, unless Sarlaccs have some other form of sustenance besides (very, very slowly) digesting preserved victims.
Maybe they eat sand.
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Old June 7 2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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Re: Most Anticlimactic Movie Deaths

[spoiler]Charlize Theron - Snow White & the Huntsman[/I][/spoiler]
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Old June 7 2012, 06:58 PM   #23
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OMG, spoiler alarm!
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Old June 7 2012, 07:12 PM   #24
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Might want to "Tag" that Griffindoian. Considering that it is just out and all.
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Old June 7 2012, 07:13 PM   #25
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And everyone is totally expecting her character to triumph over Snow White!
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Old June 7 2012, 07:17 PM   #26
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Wow, thanks for that. Guess I have no reason to see the movie now that you've blown the ending.

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Old June 7 2012, 07:26 PM   #27
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And everyone is totally expecting her character to triumph over Snow White!
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Old June 7 2012, 08:31 PM   #28
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And everyone is totally expecting her character to triumph over Snow White!
Exactly!
Hey, its a re-imagination, so ya never know. Think ST (09), Amanda, Vulcan....need I say more.
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Old June 7 2012, 09:22 PM   #29
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Here's a couple that spring to mind:

Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III: He dies of old age, no shocking hit or crossfire murder. That's pretty anti-climatic for a genre defining character who made shitloads of enemies and even pissed his own family off.

Scott Summers in X-Men The Last Stand: He more or less dies off screen and very little is said about him for the duration of the movie.
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Old June 7 2012, 09:29 PM   #30
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I apologize for the lack of a spoiler tag. I took it for granted that everyone knew the story of Snow White.
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