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Old 06-02-2013, 00:19
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Overkill ?

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-stan...release-dates/

I'm all for more Star Wars, but if they're going to flood the market with films, surely it dilutes the impact ?
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:05
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Overkill ?

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-stan...release-dates/

I'm all for more Star Wars, but if they're going to flood the market with films, surely it dilutes the impact ?
Depends on the quality I suppose. I suspect they are looking at something akin to the recent "Marvel universe" stories. In that case it's worked IMO. There is plenty of scope to tell a myriad of stories in the SW universe.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:02
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2 - 3 films per year starting with Yoda?

I've got a bad feeling about this.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:06
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2 - 3 films per year starting with Yoda?

I've got a bad feeling about this.
Hmmm, bad feeling you do have.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:19
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I've got a bad feeling about this.
Beat me to it!

I know Disney have to make their money back, and I hope they go The Avengers route, but this approach has "Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure" and "straight to DVD" written all over it...
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:23
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I suppose it could work , only I can't help feeling that it will dillute the saga somhow .
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:26
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See my mate said i was over reacting when i said i didn't like the idea of Disney buying Lucas film.

This is to him

"i told you so"
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:43
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Well let me put it out there ..

"Jar Jar Binks : The Early Years"

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Old 06-02-2013, 13:52
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Jar Jar and the Seven Ewoks
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:37
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I suppose it could work , only I can't help feeling that it will dillute the saga somhow .
Its already been diluted my friend!
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:40
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Creatively, Star Wars is dead.

It's been dead since 1983.

Disney are simply trying to milk the name for all its worth, and they are right to do so. They know each movie will make hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of quality.
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:45
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Hmmm, bad feeling you do have.

lmao .
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:47
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Is there anyone else who isn't remotely interested in the reboot of Star Wars or is it just me? I couldn't care one iota about this.
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:49
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Is there anyone else who isn't remotely interested in the reboot of Star Wars or is it just me? I couldn't care one iota about this.
For fans of pre-1997 Star Wars who aren't blind faith fanboys who accept anything with "Star Wars" slapped on it, it's just further punishment.

Disney should toss us a bone, and release a remastered version of the unaltered classic trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray

I'd be content with that
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:23
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The Star Wars universe is a rich tapestry to work with, and a character driven story against such a backdrop really could be great. They need to just forget about trying to create a two-hour toy commercial though which is what Lucas did with each of the most recent three films. They were dire.
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:48
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Creatively, Star Wars is dead.

It's been dead since 1983.

Disney are simply trying to milk the name for all its worth, and they are right to do so. They know each movie will make hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of quality.
As is Yoda. He died in Episode 6. Are they going to make The Further Adventures of Dead Yoda?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:28
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For fans of pre-1997 Star Wars who aren't blind faith fanboys who accept anything with "Star Wars" slapped on it, it's just further punishment.

Disney should toss us a bone, and release a remastered version of the unaltered classic trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray

I'd be content with that
Disney probably still have to go through George Lucas, and I'm fairly certain Fox still have distribution rights for the old films...
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:40
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I just don't see where they can go with Yoda. He's really not that interesting or dynamic a character to hold an entire movie.

Plus, he speaks reeeealy strangely...
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:42
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As is Yoda. He died in Episode 6. Are they going to make The Further Adventures of Dead Yoda?
Or Disney's Adventures of Yoda the Youngling
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:21
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Creatively, Star Wars is dead.

It's been dead since 1983.

Disney are simply trying to milk the name for all its worth, and they are right to do so. They know each movie will make hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of quality.
I wouldn't say creatively Star Wars is dead - if the right director or team came in they could actually make a really good movie hence why I am optimistic with the appointment of JJ Abrams.

So far Disney has made some encouraging strides with Episode 7 so fingers crossed they can pull this off.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:22
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There is plenty Star Wars out there to satisfy young or old. Some of it is great, some of it isnt. Anyone suggesting it is creatively dead is burrying their head in the sand.

I don't have a problem with Disney making movies in addition to the Episodes. That way people can enjoy or ignore at their own pleasure, just like what has been happening for years with the Clone Wars movie, the tv series and all the EU stuff. I suspect the general public will focus on the Episodes and won't pay much attention to the standalone movies.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:48
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I wouldn't say creatively Star Wars is dead - if the right director or team came in they could actually make a really good movie hence why I am optimistic with the appointment of JJ Abrams.

So far Disney has made some encouraging strides with Episode 7 so fingers crossed they can pull this off.
To make a really good movie in the Star Wars universe first requires two things.

1- Restoration of the original trilogy. All of the changes that Lucas pointlessly added to the trilogy from 1997 onwards should be removed.

2- Decanonisation of the prequels, and the spin-off animated shows based on the Clone Wars. They are terrible, and Star Wars can only progress creatively if they are ignored.

Once both those things are done, Disney can go forward with the sequel trilogy, and then in the future they can make a new and improved prequel trilogy, earning billions.
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Old 07-02-2013, 14:22
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I'm not enthused about it, but I think if they get a good cast, writer and director they can make more good movies. I would have said the same about doing the X-Men prequel trilogy when that was first announced, but then the first movie was awesome. It is going to be touch to win over diehards who view the originals through rose tinted glasses, but for the average joe movie goer whose kidhood isn't attached to the originals, I think they've got a good chance of doing well.
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Old 07-02-2013, 16:16
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To make a really good movie in the Star Wars universe first requires two things.

1- Restoration of the original trilogy. All of the changes that Lucas pointlessly added to the trilogy from 1997 onwards should be removed.

2- Decanonisation of the prequels, and the spin-off animated shows based on the Clone Wars. They are terrible, and Star Wars can only progress creatively if they are ignored.

Once both those things are done, Disney can go forward with the sequel trilogy, and then in the future they can make a new and improved prequel trilogy, earning billions.
I've already done that bit in my mind.

When I was growing up watching the Star Wars films I used to have all these images and ideas in my head when Obi Wan was talking about the old days. Then the prequels came out and seemed to ruin all that.

Then, last year I watched the original (unaltered) trilogy again and I was delighted to find that the mental images conjured up in my mind when Obi Wan tells the stories were the same ones I came up with when I was five years old. They didn't link in any way to the prequel trilogy.

I was very happy.
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Old 18-04-2013, 12:39
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More on this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22197797

Overkill it is.
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