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#0: 10-30-2012 @ 01:30:45 pm
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DominionDominion

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, Episode 7 coming soon.

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WAT?


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#1: 10-30-2012 @ 01:44:14 pm
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It's Space Balls 2: The Quest for more Money!

The acquisition news I'm cool with.  It did great things for Comic Book movies when Disney took over Marvel studios.  The Star Wars Episode 7 part though?  No.  That can only end in tears.


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#2: 10-30-2012 @ 02:35:11 pm
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You know what they should do? Take this opportunity to reboot the entire damn universe. I think it's mucked up too much. Start fresh! A new view!

The Star Wars Episode 7 part though?  No.  That can only end in tears.

Don't think it can only end in tears. They could make an awesome movie. As I said though, would prefer a fresh reboot, or maybe jump into some other timeframe, ala Old Republic, so it's basically a restart.


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#3: 10-30-2012 @ 07:37:13 pm
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I didn't like the Avengers. I felt like it was *just* a brainless action movie. Sure, the witty banter was there and it was witty, but strip away the sheer "awesome" of the graphics and all you're left with is a (to me at least) really *really* dull action flick. The kind of thing you're happy to watch at first and then get bored of quickly.

Star Wars IV, V, and VI had so much more going for them than just that. One of the biggest problems with I, II and III *was* how much they were like this. Of course, they also had the irritating dialogue and acting to make it that much worse. Knowing Disney has acquired Lucasfilm and slated a 2015 Star Wars VII release fills me with dread that films as great as  SW IV, V, and VI are *never* going to happen again for the franchise. . . at least not in my lifetime.


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#4: 10-30-2012 @ 08:59:52 pm
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Stripping away the banter from the Avengers is taking away a major part of the movie, though. The interactions and clashes of personality were a big part of the plot. That they had to learn to work together was the point!


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#5: 10-30-2012 @ 09:18:41 pm
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I didn't like the Avengers. I felt like it was *just* a brainless action movie. Sure, the witty banter was there and it was witty, but strip away the sheer "awesome" of the graphics and all you're left with is a (to me at least) really *really* dull action flick. The kind of thing you're happy to watch at first and then get bored of quickly.

While I completely disagree with your assessment of The Avengers, I wasn't making a call out to that movie in particular.  Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the better of the two Hulks, all happened after Marvel Studios started teaming up with the big D.   These moves are leaps and bounds better than the super hero movies that preceded them.  The only ones that even hold a candle IMO are Christopher Nolan's Batman moves (Dark Knight Trilogy I suppose), which, while good, are still too dark and serious to have the same level of fun a super hero movie should have (especially Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises).

Also it's not fair to judge The Avengers against the whole of Star Wars Ep 4-6.  You really need to judge Iron Man 1&2, Cap America, Thor, and Incredible Hulk AND Avengers against trilogy, otherwise you're missing the story. 

Also while I'm not in a position to try an argue that The Avengers and it's attached movies were better than Starwars 4-6, I will say without a moments hesitation they are better than anything Lucasfilm has done lately (Star Wars 1-3, Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull, Redtails - though the in case of the last two I'm working off of repeat hearsay and conjecture as I've not seen them myself).

Also I don't think it makes much sense to compare Star Wars, a late 70s, early 80s Space Opera to 2000s era comic book movies anyway?

Moving on though, in talking with Kitty I do see one scenario where this can work out for the good:  Star Wars 7 disregards all currently written canon about the New Republic and takes place a generation after Luke and Leia and Han so it can be about a completely different galaxy with whole new characters and be more of the reboot the whole fucking thing needs to become relevant again (see example: The JJ Abrams Star Trek Reboot).  Anything else than that though and I'll get super nervous.


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#6: 10-31-2012 @ 07:33:29 am
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Star Wars 7 disregards all currently written canon about the New Republic and takes place a generation after Luke and Leia and Han so it can be about a completely different galaxy with whole new characters and be more of the reboot the whole fucking thing needs to become relevant again (see example: The JJ Abrams Star Trek Reboot).  Anything else than that though and I'll get super nervous.

This is the only way it should work and would make sense as Eps 1-3 are a generation behind the Original Trilogy so the next one should theoretically be about Luke's kids. This is the only realistic approach in my mind because the Expanded Universe has already gotten to a point where Han and Leia's kids were in their late 20's. However Luke's kid is in his teens so... yeah they'd have to start it off a bit later in his life in order to have a bit of a fresh start but they could still do it without negating any currently written stories which are a certain level of cannon (and would be a giant dick move to just say "fuck those stories" and do something different and overwrite them) while still being able to do something totally new. Additionally they have begun writting stories about one of Luke's descendants a few generations down the line so they couldn't go too far. I guess it'd make the most sense to start getting a movie out soon so they don't go stepping over any currently written stories.

Of course this is also why I wish they'd just reboot the whole damn thing. The expanded universe has gotten so fucking large it's hard to write stories that take place at any time where it'd have any connection to the Original Trilogy, which you know needs to happen or otherwise why call it Eps 7-9?

 


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