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Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Jimstarwarsfan, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    From watching the OT and then the PT, i find the serious nature in the OT appealing. The forced comedy gags in the PT were just awful and made me cringe. Floppy ears Jar Jar idiot... (please don't start a PT debate). The comedy relief in the OT was so subtle and clever that it was adsorbed by the movies. Episode IIV no doubt will be a serious plot and have no need for comedy relief.
     
  2. The Hellhammer

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

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    I prefer the serious approach myself, dare I say grittier.

    On the other hand, a lot of people would crucify someone for suggesting "a grittier" Star Wars.
    On the other other hand, there's a fair bit of people who would prefer a bit more mature take on the universe.
    On the third (or is it fourth?) hand, there are those who just want their personal version of Star Wars and are generally never happy with the end result.

    Oh well.
     
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  3. Ryus

    Ryus Jedi Master star 4

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    Prefer more serious and dare I say grittier myself too, but suspect if ep 7 will aim to be more like the OT it will end up more like Star Wars than Empire (but ep 8 could be more like ep 5 though)
     
  4. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    As J.J. Arams is of the old School of the fan base i would maybe see him taking and empire approach alyhough he wants hes own unique stamp on the franchise. I would love that! All what Hamill said, regarding input from him to go back to sets and less CGI made me think really. PT comedy NOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  5. Redfivee

    Redfivee Jedi Master star 2

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    I hate to say this but it should have the 2009 ST tone to it,maybe Alittle more serious but it should be a fun adventure.Then EP8 should be the dark one then EP9 be the serious finale.
     
  6. clone3131

    clone3131 Jedi Master star 4

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    Either way, just PLEASE no more Fart or Burp jokes for no reason.

    They really are out of place....

    -C
     
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  7. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Defo! a fun element is good to have. a deep story with some amazing twists.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    It can be both. It needs to be both IMO. Star Wars needs an element of fun
     
  9. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Find it rather ironic that the OP gets his jabs in on the PT, but then says he doesn't want any PT debate. Seems to be trying to get in the last word as the first word. Hmmmmm.

    Anyway, I prefer neither tone. I want the ST to have it's own tone. I don;t think that is necessary a grittier tone. So long as it has a sense of adventure, and makes me care about the characters then I am good. Trying to be like the OT, or do everything they can to not be like the PT would just be one big mistake imo.
     
  10. ShabbaTheHutt

    ShabbaTheHutt Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well the request was to not start a PT debate.
    No-one has been asked to refrain from partaking in the one initiated by the OP
    :D
     
  11. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Kind of difficult to ask not to start a debate when you start your post with an inflammatory statement...

    At any rate, I do think the humor in the OT was more organic and less forced - more subtle. I would prefer that type of humor to Eopies farting any day of the week (even though I think the humor in the PT takes an undeserved beating sometimes - but I certainly wouldn't want to start a PT debate...)
    That said, I would say in general that the PT actually had a more serious tone than the OT. I guess it depends on how one looks at it.
     
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  12. yggdrasil311

    yggdrasil311 Jedi Master star 3

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    The prob with the PT for me was that the majority of the characters in the movie, outside of yoda and qui-gon and obi-wan, were not likable or relatable. There was no sense of care or urgency or feeling towards what their endgame and goals were. So I couldn't take them seriously.

    We need to get back to some good writing and directing and filming. Side stories are important. I loved Pietts rise through the ranks, due to people being killed some way or the other (mostly by Vader comically) . I miss that.
     
  13. Han Burgundy

    Han Burgundy Jedi Master star 3

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    Serious enough to get invested in the story, light enough to have fun with it.

    BTW, humor =/= lightness. ESB is the funniest episode in the series, and it's also the second darkest.
     
  14. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I don't really want a a total remake of the OT trilogy, Just that it has it's own feel, but i feel what the BIG 3 will bring will be enough to satisfy me regarding the fan boy element of the OT.

    I do have a JAR JAR punch bag that i jab every now and then!:p But this is not a debate on the PT...
     
  15. Axys

    Axys Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I think it's because now a days, humor has to be put right in front of your face with a sign saying "HUMOR HERE".
     
  16. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.
     
  17. Axys

    Axys Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Inconceivable!
     
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  18. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I don't really have a jar jar punch bag. This is not a debate about the PT. A lot of threads on here end up having a debate about the PT. Please can we keep to topic. :) maybe i should not of called jar jar an idiot. now please!
     
  19. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Right now you have been the only one bringing up the PT all others have been a response to you bringing the topic up. You have been the only one making debate like points on this non existent debate. I prefer the OT too, but seriously, if you don't want a PT debate then stop talking about. This should be especially true consider the majority of your first post was about hot bad the PT is.
     
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  20. Axys

    Axys Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I look at it as this... Doesn't matter if Disney releases a total flop, clay-mation, 6 hour long bore fest. I'd probably still enjoy it and give them all my money, as I currently do [face_talk_hand]
     
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  21. Jimstarwarsfan

    Jimstarwarsfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I dont keep on about it. The only comment i made was a light hearted reponse to me getting my jab out first. PUNCH BAG! jab jab...

    How serious should Episode IIV be?

    Thank you for co-operation...
     
  22. anakin-the-chosen-one

    anakin-the-chosen-one Jedi Knight

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    I think the first Episode of the new trilogy wont be as serious as the second or third, I think they'll focus more on introducing the new cast and familiarising people with them before they get into the more serious stuff.
    Episode VIII or IX will probably have more of a ROTS sense in them than VII.
     
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  23. Fleab88

    Fleab88 Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree with this, though I think it is possible IX will not have as dark of a feel by the climax. I think it really depends on in this trilogy would literally be finishing up the Skywalker legacy so that future films will take on completely different stories. If that is the case then I think IX would finish on an incredibly bright note.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    ROTS was about the fall of SkyWalker and the fall of the Republic. The new trilogy will certainly not end on such a dark note. The second movie of the trilogy is the one most likely to be dark
     
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  25. Axys

    Axys Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Fleab88 Do you think that once the Skywalker legacy is done, people will lose interest? Because I think people will. They will complain "it's not the same". "It sucks because there is no more Vader". etc etc.
     
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