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New Star Wars

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  • rjdohnert

    Well guys, they are coming out with a new Star Wars movie.  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford all coming back.  So what do you guys think, mistake or does it sound like it will be decent?

  • daSmirnov

    Mistake.

    I'd rather see a set of films set in one of the galactic wars a few thousand years prior.  Would give the writers a lot more freedom, and perhaps capture what "star wars" is supposed to be about.

    Hint: not about a lame orchestrated rebellion by people with rubber faces and later, a puny rebellion that should have been wiped out.

    But then I suppose if they do a decent job with the story, go into how the empire/republic is falling apart at the end of Episode 6 they can write in some lame minor factional struggles and have some old people involved somehow. Tongue Out

  • magicalclick

    Way to ruin a well liked ending. More like buying competition, screw it up, dump it, no more competition kind of tactics. I would consider watching KOTOR kind of movie. This movie is just another Indie 4 or Die Hard 4. Trying to downplay old hero with the new. But, it is futile when those movie are about old heros. New guys, get your own movie, like Lara and etc.

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  • Harlequin

    Most comics, the Clone Wars animated series, and the TV series Lucas wanted to do but it cost too much...are based in-between Episode III and IV. Personally I don't have much interest in post-Episode VI.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    With Disney behind it no doubt it will be a teen flick with all of your favorite Disney "products". Those same "products" will make the sound track. It will make bazillions! (so thinks Disney execs)  Perplexed

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  • ScanIAm

    I'd like to see a story about terrorist insurgents hell bent on using their religious beliefs to overthrow an elected and democratic government.

     

    Oh...wait.

  • evildictait​or

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    With Disney behind it no doubt it will be a teen flick with all of your favorite Disney "products".

    Like Pirates of the Caribbean and all of the Pixar movies?

  • kettch

    @evildictaitor: ...and Avengers?

  • exoteric

    , ScanIAm wrote

    I'd like to see a story about terrorist insurgents hell bent on using their religious beliefs to overthrow an elected and democratic government.

    http://www.davidbrin.com/starwarsontrial.html

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    I'll watch it for the nice visual fx that it will undoubtedly have.

    Other than that... ST ftw!

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    Like Pirates of the Caribbean and all of the Pixar movies?

    No more like High School Musical. If anything it'll be Jar Jar Binks-esk.

  • elmer

    Perhaps the only chance that this might work (and possibly the only real redeeming feature) is that the script is to be written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and just may be able to bring back the concepts of story and plot.

  • Harlequin

    Well, we didn't actually see Darth Sidious die, he was just thrown over an edge...

    ...20 years later, enter Sidious, stage right.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @Harlequin: They don't even need to bring Sidious back. 20 years later enter Sid's offspring stage left; nice revenge story line.

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  • Michael Butler

    , Harlequin wrote

    Well, we didn't actually see Darth Sidious die, he was just thrown over an edge...

    Just before the Death Star was blown up. Even the Sith would struggle to survive both those things. Which is a shame because Ian McDiarmid was one of the greatest things about episodes 1-3 and number 6. Would we be happy if he'd cloned himself. Would seem like a cop out to me. 

     

     

  • kettch

    @Michael Butler: There's a comic book that explores the idea of a cloned Emperor and Luke briefly falling to the dark side.

  • kettch

    Oh, I didn't notice before that it's JJ Abrams directing. That gives some hope.

  • Michael Butler

    , kettch wrote

    @Michael Butler: There's a comic book that explores the idea of a cloned Emperor and Luke briefly falling to the dark side.

    Yeah. I read that one. Never enjoyed it. Always thought that the Clone Emperor storyline and Luke's flirt with the dark side kind of pissed over the actions and sacrifices of 'Return of the Jedi'.

    I prefer the Tim Zahn and Mike Stackpole takes on post Jedi stories.

     

     

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