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  • nickthegun 18 Apr 2013 16:18:12 61,349 posts
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    I think it depends on how hardcore you see yourself.

    I consider myself a star wars fan and am desperate for something new to wash the taste of the prequel trilogy.

    Mentals like craigburkey will only accept a return to the ways of the 70s.

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  • LeoliansBro 18 Apr 2013 16:20:11 44,966 posts
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    Nevertheless, it will be fucking garbage. Series hasn't taken a right step since 1983.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:21:16
    I personally like the story and characters of the original trilogy, and that is basically all. The prequels were not interesting and I'm not really expecting the sequels to be any better, because I like the story of Luke and Han and Leia and Vader.

    Personally, I'd have preferred a reboot, but I've been over this before.
  • ronuds 18 Apr 2013 16:23:23 21,788 posts
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    After reading fletch's post, I have zero hope Disney will do anything good with this.

    If they can make it at least as good as the X-Men movies, I'll be happy. I thought First Class was good. I know I'm one of only a few who did.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Apr 2013 16:23:25 44,966 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    If anyone can make it good again its Disney
    Nope. It stands apart, as something weird and exotic, a new way of telling old stories. It has only become mainstream with over familiarity and the shit prequel shitty shitness.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 18 Apr 2013 16:24:42 61,349 posts
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    I think the universe is big enough to not need a reboot. I really think they can move the story on and, you never know, give us something that people will care about.

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  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:24:50
    I like First Class. Had nothing to do with Disney though.
  • nickthegun 18 Apr 2013 16:25:37 61,349 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    After reading fletch's post, I have zero hope Disney will do anything good with this.

    If they can make it at least as good as the X-Men movies, I'll be happy. I thought First Class was good. I know I'm one of only a few who did.
    Just to confirm: You know disney didnt make the x-men movies, right?

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  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:27:11
    Deckard1 wrote:
    I was kind of taking the piss with the Disney thing.
    I know, but to be fair they've done good things with the Marvel franchise and appear to be trying to replicate it with Star Wars.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:28:16
    Over the years I've gone from relatively keen on Star Wars to not really caring about it to pretty much loathing the entire shebang, including the original films. They were really just a perfect storm of casting and timing. Literally nothing they will do will ever reach those giddy (but in retrospect, still kind of shit) heights.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Apr 2013 16:30:26 44,966 posts
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    Totally agree.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • ronuds 18 Apr 2013 16:30:55 21,788 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    After reading fletch's post, I have zero hope Disney will do anything good with this.

    If they can make it at least as good as the X-Men movies, I'll be happy. I thought First Class was good. I know I'm one of only a few who did.
    Just to confirm: You know disney didnt make the x-men movies, right?
    I know. I'm saying that model isn't necessarily doomed.

    Saying I had zero hope probably confused the point more than necessary.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:35:46
    They were the Twilight of their time. More cultural phenomenon than quality product.
  • RedSparrows 18 Apr 2013 16:35:58 24,298 posts
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    I don't think they're God's gift to cinema, but that doesn't stop me loving them.

    And, thematically, they're much more fun than Twilight, so stick that up your pansy ass.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 16:36:31 18-04-2013
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:39:42
    RedSparrows wrote:
    I don't think they're God's gift to cinema, but that doesn't stop me loving them.

    And, thematically, they're much more fun than Twilight, so stick that up your pansy ass.
    I'm not talking about a direct comparison in terms of the actual films, just the cultural response they generated, which whitewashed their inherent quality a fair bit. You even had a James Bond movie made solely to cash in on the craze.
  • Khanivor 18 Apr 2013 16:42:10 41,297 posts
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    meme wrote:
    They were the Twilight of their time.
    Settle.
  • ronuds 18 Apr 2013 16:42:31 21,788 posts
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    I think Star Wars' cultural response was far wider than Twilight's. Twilight's is relegated to mostly 14-year-old girls. Everybody loved Star Wars!
  • TheSaint 18 Apr 2013 16:43:59 14,833 posts
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    Twlight is only popular with teenage girls, the success of Star Wars has always been it's broad appeal across generations.
  • nickthegun 18 Apr 2013 16:44:07 61,349 posts
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    I do kind of agree with that. You are never going to catch lightning in a bottle twice and it was pretty much a complete fluke that having no money led Lucas to come up with most of the iconic features of star wars. The fact that when he did get the money to paper over the cracks he made them worse shows you what would have happened if he was given a budget (also, to some extent, RoTJ, which is a bit gay).

    The brand has been so watered down with shitty spin offs its not the same thing most people fell in love with when they were kids (bar, obviously, actual kids).

    But I dont think any of that necessarily devalues the OT.

    Edited by nickthegun at 16:45:27 18-04-2013

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  • TheSaint 18 Apr 2013 16:44:20 14,833 posts
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    Or what rounds said.
  • LeoliansBro 18 Apr 2013 16:49:37 44,966 posts
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    meme wrote:
    They were the Twilight of their time. More cultural phenomenon than quality product.
    I sentence you to that 5 hour youtube video of Michael Sheen's Volturi laugh.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 16:51:37
    This is relevant:

    http://screencrush.com/harrison-ford-star-wars-jimmy-kimmel/
  • ronuds 18 Apr 2013 16:55:00 21,788 posts
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    The OT is great because of the characters. Solo, Yoda, C3PO, R2, Jabba, etc.! Even Chewy and Leia added a lot! Not Luke.

    Think of how many of their lines you can still recite today. How many iconic scenes you remember. The humour and charm it all had.

    The new ones lost just about all of that. They even managed to ruin the characters that carried over. Now it's just a faceless space adventure flick.
  • Load_2.0 18 Apr 2013 16:55:22 19,681 posts
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    The thing that stuck with me most was the idea of the spaces ports and frontier settlements. I was intrigued to know what went on in and around Mos Eisley, Cloud City and Jabbas Palace.

    If they can create a interesting and beguiling universe that doesn't stray from the original too far I will be happy.
  • Ged42 18 Apr 2013 19:57:05 7,812 posts
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    HK-47 needs a spin off movie, meatbags.
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