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Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Grimby , Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  2. Darth Claire

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  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Holy cluster**** Batman!
     
  6. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So, Arndt's Oblivion isn't gaining much positive press. (He's listed as one of several screenplay writers, though, so I'm not sure how much power he had.) I'm a fan of both Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine, but am a little concerned with many of the reviews saying that it is poorly written romance *and* poorly written sci-fi...
     
  7. Darth_Zidious

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  8. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

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    Arndt was one of the credited writers, though how much the blame for the mixed reviews can be placed on him is debatable.
     
  9. poundpuppy29

    poundpuppy29 Jedi Master star 1

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    I really can't wait for this movie
     
  10. Darth_Quintonis

    Darth_Quintonis Jedi Padawan star 1

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  11. Darth_Zidious

    Darth_Zidious Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hope she's thinking Hyperspace Webcam. :D

    But I doubt J.J. would ever do that.
     
  12. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm seeing Oblivion hopefully Tuesday night!!
     
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  13. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    So I'm guessing that the overall reception to SW7 will be similar to Star Trek 2009 *since this is JJ we're dealing with. Now this is assuming the film is good* so it might be like this: Critics and audiences will praise the new cast's acting *the OT cast is up for debate as of now*, the visuals, action and pure emotions but the major critisism will be of the story *like saying its a copy of another story, or whateves* and for not having the greatest of villains *most likely due to the fact that its hard to live up to the Vader legacy* . General audiences will probably love it but fans will be definitly be split *look at the star trek fans for reference*. I also see some controversy over the inevitable twist *most likely being either a OT character death *which BTW...JJ Abrams is not afraid to kill off classic things so the OT cast aren't safe cause they're famous* Or the reveal of one character to actually be another. The film will totally make tons of money and we'll see soo many toys that we'll be flooded with them.

    Just my prediction based off JJ's film past.
     
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    She said more forthcoming... there wasn't much less forthcoming than Hyperspace... although, Star Wars Insider attempted to give it a run for its our money.
     
  15. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Unfortunately, I thought it was just okay. Well made, but almost completely forgettable.
     
  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm probably seeing it next week.
     
  17. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I thought it was really wonderful. I was worried going in but I'm really happy I saw it in theaters.
     
  18. Pro Scoundrel

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

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    Ooh, nice new avatar. :)
     
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  19. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks. :) Old one was boring me and I thought this picture was awesome!
     
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  20. jeditobegurued

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    ILM to Pact With China’s Base FX
    http://variety.com/2013/film/news/ilm-to-pact-with-chinas-base-fx-1200383782/

    ]http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lucasfilm-president-talks-china-deals-443625
    I knew this was coming!!

    http://www.base-fx.com/
     
  21. Darth_Zidious

    Darth_Zidious Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cheap Chinese labor. Good luck getting a good job in this country (USA).
     
  22. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    Harsh words from Joss Whedon regarding Episode VII having Ford, Fisher and Hamill.

    I guess I'm the only one who paid attention when Hamill said "they're [Disney] talking to us," while also saying that "if we cannot return, they'll write us out." That means if they can just be "written out," that they're secondary characters. Think of Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek 2009.
     
  23. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    For some reason I kinda agree to an extent. I mean no way will it be exactly the same and people memories will probably change cause seeing your childhood icons well...not beautiful and active like they used to be..might be a bit eye opening for some. The harsh realizations that characters age *sometimes some more gracefully than others* might be diffucult for some to accept especially when we want to see them being all ass-kicking, and such. If done well, seeing them back could definitly be something magical and nostalgic, if not then it could just leave us wishing for the old days again and getting depressed over the fact that there is no way we can fully reclaim our childhoods. They really need to get this right because if they mess it up, then well...the internet might break.
     
  24. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed, the return of the Big Three could be great, but it is NOT automatically a great thing the way many seem to assume it will be. In other words, they need to be very careful to do this right with them in there; it makes the entire exercise a greater gamble, which is ironic because many seem to think (hopefully not Disney and LFL) that having them in there makes it less of a gamble and more of a "sure thing". So I think there is something to what Whedon is saying there, albeit a bit harshly... but I also agree with KED12345 that it really seems to be the case that they will have secondary roles, and that should lessen the risk. And all in all, I am optimistic that great care is being taken with all of this.
     
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  25. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Sad thing is that while that might happen....I have this feeling that some fans wont like the reality of that. Sure they say they want them as supporting, but I worry some might not like the reality of seeing your childhood characters pushed aside for new people. Main roles and supporting roles are definitly risks. Main cause if they come off as people trying desperatly to be like the past/just can't give good performances/unable to garner in the younger audiences who dont know/care that they are from the original trilogy then your trilogy is skrewed. but if they are supporting then some fans/audiences will be pissed off that the OT cast aren't the center of this new story/action like they wanted *I can definitly see a complaint being "I dont care about who these new kids are...I just want my old ones!". Both have risks and is going to be a hard thing to pull off especially if lets say your OT actors can't pull off the things we want them to be/do.