Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.
Evidently, this thread has ceased. So sad.the Lens Flare went supernova. The trek has ended. <sigh.>
Grabbed a copy of the new Star Trek and had a viewing for the first time since I caught it in the theatre. Thought it was killer. I most certainly connected with the characters more than The Clone Wars or the Phantom Menace (although the duel of the fates was epic n Qui Gon is one of my fav Jedi). While no one knows who might have been the best choice for director there's no doubt this is a turn for the better in regards to directing for the Star Wars franchise.
Loved the opening sequence in the new Star Trek. Killer space battle. High stakes. Personal sacrifice that sets up story for main character. Makes me tear up every time.
Looking forward to the next Star Trek as a sort of Star Wars methadone. The cool thing is we get to see the same director in action as an extra teaser.
It's good times. What's next? The exploits of a young Yoda? An old republic trilogy? Or 1000 years into the future and a new Sith Threat?
Abrams will do well and after he's gone we'll get to run the next guy through the wringer.
There was a lot of lens flair. $20 says he tones that s/@t down in the next one.
You don't say.
Even the magazine cover had lens flares. Truly he is the lens flare king. All hail him.
I loved the lens flare in Star Trek. I hope it is used in overwhelming abundance everywhere in Episode VII.
This whole lens flare thing has passed me by......I would like to make a couple of jokes about it, hell, ive even laughed at some of jokes on here about it......without actually knowing what the hell it is!
You didn't miss a thing, something very unimportant in the larger scheme. The jokes stopped being funny 90 pages ago, they were only mildly funny then.
Another one for the "true Trek fans," whose lives have been tragically ruined by JJ Abrams.
Except that has never happened as far as I recall.
An exaggeration to justify the different style of the "new-age" Trek.
I don't get it
I just watched super 8. I really liked it. It made me wonder if episode 7 will feature a young new cast like Star Trek and have Luke and han-n-Leia's kids be the stars. Or will it have a really young cast ala super 8 and have Luke and han-n-leia's grand kids be the stars.
I hope they don't pass over a generation. I love that each trilogy features that next generation.
Yeah, I thought the kids were great in Super 8, but as a 28 year old, I would rather watch a 20 something cast that a some-teen cast.
Something that just clicked: aside from their other similarities, Abrams and Lucas have something else in common. Their names end in "s." Which means another generation of Star Wars writers struggling with apostrophe grammar rules for possession. It's like my old writing teacher picked Abrams on purpose.
JJ Abrams's Star Wars.
George Lucas's Star Wars
Oh Nos! Worst thing ever!! Fire him NOOOOOOW!
So I'm watching 'Super 8' to get a taste of what ol' JJ is going to give us, and I keep wondering "WTF is that white blue line that keeps showing up over everything? Is there something wrong with my beautiful, 50", 2 month old TV that my roomie and I bought?" -
THEN I get it...
They even show up when they are in the minimally lit cave.
I've got it on as background company as it really hasn't grabbed my story wise, but every time I look over for more than 30 second - THERE IT IS.
Abrams is aware that he overdoes it. I'm sure he'll minimize it for Star Wars.
WHOOMP! THERE IT IS!!!
Abrams is a product. Lucas is an artist.
Abrams should be directing Transmorphers movies and other direct to DVD mockbusters, not pissing all over canon sagas.
The most destructive word on these boards.
So I finally got around to watch ST2009 again for the first time after the JJ anouncement.
When I first saw it in the cinema, I did not notice/mind the lensflares. Now with being primed by all the talk about them I noticed the ridiculous amount of them, but to be honest, I did not care. True in the prologue sequence the effect is overdone, after that you only notice them, when you specifically look for them. I watched the specials afterwards and they make fun of them during the shooting. After seeing the whole film, I am even more exited and relieved that the saga rests in the right hands. JJ manages preety early in the movie that you care about the characters and the whole movie sports that lighthearted OT beat. The humour is great and the action is awesome. Next I will watch Super 8 again...