Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. sons_of_anakin_tatooine Force Ghost

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    i never read the plauges book but from what i researched he was alive during tpm? what are the chances hes still alive?
  2. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    Because there was an inference that the PT was somehow more focused on 'cute' things and being kid friendly. I disagreed and cited ROTS as an example. And I'm nit sure who is actually suggesting 'dark' equates to quality?
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  3. purplerain Force Ghost

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    You're research is correct. In the book, Palpatine doesn't kill Plagueis until he becomes Chancellor.
  4. Ganger Force Ghost

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    I'm not in any way engaged in trashing the movies I don't like, I'm just voicing my opinion on the matter, specifically sharing my arguments with respect. Trashing would be saying "X is bad", what I'm really saying is "I'm dissatisfied with X because I believe that Y". If that is "odd thinking" or as you respectfully put it "fecking weird" then I guess I'm not the one who is at fault here. Since we are in a DISCUSSION board, I thought it would be cool. For you apparently it isn't.

    I suggest we move this thing forward and stop derailing this thread.

    @Darth_Pevra Of course Darkness doesn't equal quality in any way. But a good film should be careful with tone. If handled right, it can have enormous range and be dynamic. From what I can gather, Abrams is well aware of this and handles his films with a lot of caution and integrity, having in mind the big picture, as an integral piece with a very clear tone. This reliefs me a bit because Hollywood today is filled with films with aimless tone that leave you completely perplexed and dissatisfied.
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  5. sons_of_anakin_tatooine Force Ghost

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    i guess his ashes are in a sith spirit urn according to this.


    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Plagueis
  6. Palpatine2016 Jedi Grand Master

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    Took me years to even notice the skeletons...[face_laugh]
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  7. TigerCraneFist Chosen One

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    [IMG]
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  8. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Nobody openly said it but it was probably what the discussion was really about.

    In any case I agree that ROTS isn't a kid-friendly movie.
  9. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    It seemed to me that you were just dismissing them out of hand rather than opening up any type of conversation... but as you say 'let's move on'...
  10. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    Well, that video speaks for me. But I gotta say, the Prequels was supposed to be when the Galaxy wasn't in a deteriorated state.
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  11. 3PO Force Ghost

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    And who says it is deteriorated now? All we saw in the OT's were rebel planets with little technology or high end cities.....
  12. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Actually I sort of agree with setting the movie in the wild regions of the galaxy. The more conflict you have in a setting, the more opportunities for story telling. Of course you can also have interesting stories in high-tech settings, but in SW this usually means "more civilized", and that makes it a bit harder.
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  13. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Don't know if anyone saw this but it's about JJ on lens flares. Iyt made me feel good that he knows he has a "problem." :p

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=109469

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  14. ezekiel22x Force Ghost

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    This forum probably labels me as an Abrams basher given that I think his films lean towards the disposable entertainment side of things, but I will say that the lens flares have never bothered me. I honestly didn't notice them until the 'net meme became impossible to ignore.
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  15. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    I've always said he's Michael Bay with a heart.
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  16. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    He's considerably better than Bay I think... ;)
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  17. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    I just read this on IMDB:

    I hadn't heard this before. I knew Vaughn was interviewed and his friend (forget his name) did his little whistling bit and we thought Vaughn was signed. But I didn't know that he was actually in negotiations. Also, we know that Vaughn suggested Chloe Moretz. BUT someone who posted this suggests that her choice as the lead was something Disney did NOT want/endorse, also something I didn't know. So I would say that this reads like it eliminates Chloe Moretz from the ST.
  18. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Why people treat IDMB as a reliable source is beyond me. Also we know based on hollywood trade sites. That Ben Affleck was thier second choice not Vaughn. That Abrams was always thier first choice. IDMB can be editing by basicly anyone. Much like Wiki. Nether site is good for real info on movies.


    P.S. Found another JJ Abrams interview... http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/j-j...es-and-disneys-approach-to-episode-vii-160436
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  19. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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  20. sons_of_anakin_tatooine Force Ghost

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    anybody is better than bay
  21. Darth Chiznuk Chosen One

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    Well, I've only directed a few home movies, but thanks for the compliment. ;)
  22. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    I've never been personally worried about JJ making Star Wars more like Trek because, if anything, he's tried to make Trek more like a Star Wars movie directed by Steven Spielberg. My concerns lie more in his overall style as a director and story teller. I'm sure Star Wars Ep VII will 'look' like Star Wars i.e. the cosmetics, but I've personally found his films to be lacking substance... so I'm not convinced they will 'feel' like Star Wars. However, if the story is genuinely good (and I'm relying on Lucas here) and if the script is good, then JJ stands more of a chance of transposing that to the screen successfully (assuming he doesn't try to assert too much influence)..
  23. TtheForceHurts Force Ghost

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    Too true, some Vaughn fanboy heard about JJ getting the job and thought: Hmm, he pitched Chloe for a role and KickAss I+II are violent flicks so this must be the reason he bailed...
  24. JediGirl_Angelina Force Ghost

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    ^:)^ That should finally silence the doubters.
  25. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    "Disneyfication" was never a danger. I'm optimistic, but cautious because this could be the first Star Wars movie that's devoid of naivete.

    I hope not, but the naive optimist-in-chief has retired, and gee-whiz adventure yarns seem to be unfashionable.