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Discussion Anyone else feeling uneasy about the possible spin off films?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology - Spoilers Allowed' started by DarthTunick , May 14, 2013.

  1. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Films generally don't make me feel "uneasy". Getting a bad quart of General Tso's Kitten or playing a drinking game with ipecac, possibly... but never films.
     
  2. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Anakin: He didn't inform the Jedi Council? That's unusual, isn't it?
    Obi-Wan: All of this is unusual, and it's making me feel uneasy.
     
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  3. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Now we know what one of the spin-offs is going to be about: Obiwan and Anakin disagree over the Chancellor's motives and it tears their friendship apart. Now, I'm excited for these films!
     
  4. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The only thing we know about the spinoffs is that one of them is being written by Lawrence Kasdan. You may have heard of him. Does his involvement make me feel uneasy? Why no, it doesn't. For all we know the spinoffs will be the best films in the bunch.
     
  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I had not heard this. Definitely not "uneasy" now.

    I've not thought much about the spin offs beyond "I'll see them if they focus on this character, definitely not if they focus on that one."
     
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  6. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Pretty much this. I agree with whoever said that they'd rather see a live-action series, but I don't see why I'd feel "uneasy" about the spinoffs. I'm not expecting something like the Marvel films where they're closely tied together, so it's not like I'd have to see them if I don't want to.
     
  7. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Here ya go. http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movi...-kasdan-wants-spinoff-film-to-start-fresh/#/0
     
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  8. GoJohnnyGo

    GoJohnnyGo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm one who does not believe Michael Jordan tarnished his legacy with his multiple returns to the NBA. He will always be the best IMO. That being, I do not feel the spinoffs, or pre-quals or sequals diminish the greatness of the OT.... I am not worried, looking forward to them!
     
  9. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder if Kasdan would do a spinoff set during the time of the Sith Empire... or the Mandalorian Wars. Like, a thousand years before the TPM - RoTJ era that all movies, cartoons etc. so far have focused on.
     
  10. GoJohnnyGo

    GoJohnnyGo Jedi Knight star 1

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    Are we even certain the spinoffs will be bases on known characters? Any chance they'll be all new?
     
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  11. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    We're not certain of anything. Sure there's a chance.
     
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Disney could always surprise us and do a film about Hoojibs.
     
  13. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Seriously? An appearance of Hoojibs would be pretty cool. They'd also make good kids toys.
     
  14. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not uneasy about the spin-offs at all. I'm really excited to hear what they're about and to see what kind of talent they bring in like who the directors are going to be. I'm obviously very positive about Lawrence Kasdan being involved and seeing what he can come up with. I love the idea that the Star Wars universe can now be expanded on the big screen where it belongs. An Expanded Universe of films sounds like a dream to me. :D
     
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  15. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  16. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Sure, but do we really need so many different kinds of Star Wars films? Just because there's a vast EU out there doesn't mean so many are worthy or interesting to warrant a feature film.
     
  17. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I wouldn't dismiss other formats that are not feature-length movies.
    I mentioned this before, but there is a steady rise in quality of web series/movies and TV movies. It is a more or less new format, which allows you to interact with a niche audience with products that would be of little interest to the "movie-going" audience. An online distributed hour long movie or a mini series of 5 episodes could address a much wider array of topics, while satisfying both the fan interests (for those who want to watch them) and not being in the spotlight all the time and diluting the SW franchise name.
    I think this is a very interesting area to explore in the future, as digital-only content of different length/format could be a good alternative to releasing a series of (possibly) ever declining feature-length expensive blockbuster spin offs.

    Just a thought.
     
  18. yggdrasil311

    yggdrasil311 Jedi Master star 3

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    THe only one I feel uneasy about is a Yoda film, a Chewie film, or a Palpatine film. I feel we got the perfect amount of them, no need for more.

    I still want another Ewok Adventures film. WIcket rules.
     
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  19. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    It looks like some people are worried the big screen versions of STAR WARS are going to be...like the books and video games versions of STAR WARS. With so many books and comic books and games from different authors, TV shows and TV movies, some of them haven't been great, and they jump around the timelines and rehash characters as well. Some are darker than others. Some stuff is sillier. Some toys are highly detailed. Other toys are bobbleheads. It's always happened with SW, just not in theaters yet.
    My perspective on all of this is to just not really care and just absorb it for sheer entertainment value, just like anything else. I experienced the first trilogy as a kid with toys and lunchboxes to want and anticipate, and the excitement of seeing the movies on HBO and put back in the theaters for local showings. I experienced the Prequel Trilogy as a story to ponder, speculating and anticipating. Now that's been done, and I don't really care where it all goes. I just want it to make STAR WARS sense, look and sound good, and be professionally well-done. Nothing is going to take away from how I perceive the other films, or my experiences with them. I want what I want with any other movie: something watchable that I will want to watch over and over again. I rarely get that anymore.
     
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  20. sethg

    sethg Manager Emeritus star 2 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    these are my feelings as well. i went into pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides hoping for a fresh take on the franchise and left feeling pretty underwhelmed, as well as disappointed with the tarnishing of that series.
     
  21. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    Not any less uneasy than I feel about everything.
     
  22. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The spin offs might be better than the actual trilogy.

    I could see that happening with ease.
     
  23. Darth Dominikkus

    Darth Dominikkus Jedi Knight star 3

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    Off topic but I love your signature:D To put out my opinion, I agree with you. I think the storyline should be established before spin offs are made. I want to see the story we have expanded into three more episodes.
     
  24. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I never quite understood the love of a SW TV show over more SW movies, of any kind. While I love many TV minis and shows, SW on the small screen is just that.....small. Not saying it couldn't be good, but I love going to movies. Love it.
     
  25. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    I was with ya until you said Palpatine. ;)

    I'm just so damned fascinated with that guy.
     
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