Discussion J.J. Abrams Turns Down VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by BantuWind, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. gregvader123 Jedi Master

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    Ah, the 'ol reject the hot chick before she rejects you ploy.

    I like how the article states: JJ ABRAMS HAS TURNED DOWN EPISODE VII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As if he had been made an offer. Please.

    Any directors that are being seriously considered and who have been contacted by Lucasfilm are not going to say anything to the press about it either way.
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  2. Chrono85 Jedi Master

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    I don't understand the negative reactions. Abrams picked up the responsibility for the Trek re-launch, and he is duty bound to finish it, before moving on to something else. That seems like an honorable decision on his part. Also, he never said that he was approached, only that he was one of the rumored names that were being considered (which is true). I really liked the new Trek, and even though the plot was a bit weak, it did a great job of re-introducing the characters, and had some great moments in it. It also had a very sleek look that perfectly fits what Starfleet and the Federation would be like. I am thinking that the next Trek will be much better, now that basic world and characters have been established. Someone said the new Trek copied A New Hope? The stories of the movies were way different...
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  3. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    JJ Abrams is excessively OVER-rated. What has he directed that is great? Other than LOST (which he co-created then bailed on) he hasn't done much.

    I'm pretty sure he didn't direct every epissode of Alias, which was an okay show. Star Trek and Mission Impossible??? Hardly great.
  4. TheMasterOfSoresu Jedi Grand Master

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    I think we'll live.
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  5. kainee Jedi Master

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    One thing mention of Abrams does bring up for me is the use of ARG in promoting movies, which is easily done with Abrams' stuff since there's stuff he likes to recycle throughout all of his work. Would a Star Wars ARG be cool or doable at all since it's set in a galaxy far far away?
  6. Han Shot First Jedi Master

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    He basically, Star Warsed his Star Trek (OT) style anyway.
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  7. Han Shot First Jedi Master

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    He lacks class completely, with his public display of patronising language. Reading between the lines it is way too big a project for him and his sphincter was going like a rabbit's nose at the thought of taking it on.
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  8. Jinn-N-Tonic Force Ghost

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    I for one am glad that hack won't ruin Star Wars as he did Star Trek. Knowing Abrams, he'd reboot the OT with a time traveling sith lord that goes back in time and kills Owen, Beru and Obiwan during Luke's early childhood forcing Luke to find a new family with Hutt's crime syndicate delaying his Jedi training and joining the Rebellion resulting in the Death Star destroying Yavin. Then reboot Captain Yoda played by Bruce Greenwood would come out exile giving a cocky, reckless 16 year old Luke pep talk about joining the rebels and take the challenge of becoming a Jedi like his father. When all is said and done, Luke becomes a Jedi and destroys the Death Star and gets promoted to Rebel general at the age of 16 and prepares to go confront reboot Vader for the reboot sequel.

    Keep the no-talent hack Abrams away from Star Wars.
  9. Yodahasgreenfeet Jedi Master

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    JJ's universe...

    Princess Leia

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    C3PO and r2d2

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  10. kainee Jedi Master

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    You've gotten it wrong-- there needs to be 500% more lens flare to make it accurate to J.J. Abrams' vision.
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  11. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Fanboys are too damn funny [face_laugh] [face_laugh]
  12. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    This. It really bothered me that he tried to make a Star Trek action flick and was seemingly more interested in unsubtle, fast-moving effects than respecting the spirit of the franchise. (Let's have the viewscreen show the captain's vitals in real time and flash the word "TERMINATED" when he dies in case the audience isn't smart enough to get it otherwise!)

    His style would be a bit more compatible with Star Wars, but still probably not what a lot of us longtime fans want to see.
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  13. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I haven't expected any of these well-known superstar directors to helm these movies, or "these things".
    Even though I liked it, I haven't felt much of a desire to watch that Star Trek movie again, but then I don't care about watching most newer action movies more than once. I really liked Super 8 at the time, but just can't make myself watch it again.
    J.J. Abrams isn't as overrated as Joss Whedon and Peter Jackson. I only say Peter Jackson is overrated because people seem to expect him to make STAR WARS into Lord of the Rings. The style of those movies should be nowhere near STAR WARS. Even without Lost writers and producers Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse, Abrams has managed to do some interesting things and not seem much like a director-for-hire called in to save franchises. He has passions for both Star Trek and apparently Mission: Impossible, but a new SW movie doesn't need too many preconceived notions and baggage. It has that just from its own history.
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  14. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Amen!

    The gratuitous use of lens flares is a Hollywood tradition. Spielberg does it to death as well.
  15. Boba_Fat83 Force Ghost

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