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TFA JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. J_Girl

    J_Girl Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I was thinking: J(ar) J(ar) Abrams.... but I can't be the first to notice or cringe at that. [face_nail_biting]
     
  2. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've never laughed so hard in my life. Thank you for that. [face_laugh]

    He's said on multiple occasions that he's not a Star Trek fan and I've been a Star Trek fan since 1975 so I'm pretty sure I know more about Star Trek than he does. LMAO
     
  3. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nothing to get. It's not funny.
     
  4. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    I for one am HUGELY happy its JJ *is it bad that I kinda trust him more than Lucas?*. I'm just hoping he gives me a new "ship" (and not the kind you're thinking of. He already tried to kill Spirk, and made me hate Uhura. I kinda need a Star Wars OTP. I dont have one and I need one. NEED ONE!) I also want more wonderful emotions. Because dammit I love emotions! :D :mad: :_|
     
  5. anakin-the-chosen-one

    anakin-the-chosen-one Jedi Knight

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    Kind of worried about this because I though Star Trek 2009 was just okay. It wasn't terrible, but it was an okay film, I don't want Star Wars to be like that, Star Wars has to be amazing. :(
     
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  6. Angel Eyes

    Angel Eyes Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Just OK? It was a lot better than the prequel trilogy. Nowhere to go but up my friend.
     
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  7. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Star Trek 2009 is one of my favorite films ever so I am optomistic the Sequel trilogy will AT LEAST be better than the prequels. It has a good fanboyish director, a good writer *lets pray he doesn't fail with Oblivion and Hunger games* , and Kennedy. Plus...Abrams is good at getting good performances from young actors so if all goes well the new "Big Three" just might not suck :)
     
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  8. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I liked it a good bit, but not nearly as much as the prequels,personally.
     
  9. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm just hoping he doesn't pull a "Bryan Singer" and be such a fanboy that your whole film is basicly a tribute to the old franchise and doesn't move it forward and instead just milks the cow of the old franchise. Time to move forward. I doubt JJ will do that but he's working with a new batch of people so who knows. I also kinda wonder how much power he has. Cause I dont think you'd sign on somebody as big name as JJ Abrams to just have him show up and do exactly as he's told.
     
  10. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    And I don't believe it was as good as the prequel trilogy.
     
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  11. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    It has a higher RT rating than all but two of the Star Wars movies, for what it's worth. But then again, it's a matter of preference.
     
  12. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    I love Star Trek 2009 for multiple reasons *and I'm not including the usual reasons*
    1. Its sexy as heck
    2. It revived Spirk *even if JJ tried to deny it. You can't deny spirk. You embrace it*
    3. My friends and I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Chris Pine
    4. ANNNNNNNNGGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST! SO MUCH ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGST :_|
    5. It sadly gave me an addiction to hurt/comfort fan fics
     
  13. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I share your opinion. It didn't even come close for me. I'm a Star Trek fan but ST 2009 was just average for me. However, I have faith that George Lucas has come up with a great story and Michael Arndt has written a great screenplay and if JJ can just bring it to life (which I think he can) then I think we'll be in for a treat.
     
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  14. The Hellhammer

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

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    Well, ST 2009 was kind of a test run, if you will. Not on purpose, not premeditated or something - just kind of him having a go at a huge franchise reboot, and it worked.
    It wasn't a very deep or moving picture, but that does not necessarily mean it was a shallow CGI-fest, as some Star Trek fans seem to bemoan. It was, for me, the perfect balance of old and new, adventure and action and story development.
    It was a surprisingly succesful blockbuster flick which fulfiled it's purpose and managed to reboot a dying franchise. I expect the second one will be even better.
    And it proved that he can make a great sci-fi blockbuster flick that is balanced and fun, which is exactly what the first movie on the new trilogy needs to be. It needs to be a spark that ignites the "New Era" of Star Wars universe and I have no doubt that he can pull it off and that the end result will be noticeably better than ST2009 since now he's quite experienced in these matters.
    I have full faith we'll get a great start to the new trilogy.
     
  15. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    And therein lies the problem with Star Trek 09 vs the prequels. Trek 09 was by all accounts an entertaining picture, but the Trek franchise had been "dying". People leading up to Trek 09 were not that high on the franchise. It was perceived as being boring, too techie oriented, and on a whole different level of geekiness than SW. then Trek 09 comes out and JJ makes it Trek with a Star Wars flavor but without the mythological and symbolic depth of Star Wars. Needless to say it was a fun 2 hours, seemed alot more accessable to non geeks, and didnt have alot to live up to. The perception becomes that Trek 09 had resurrected a dying franchise.

    Compare that to the prequels which due to the cultural phenomenon of the OT and the fact that they were 3 of the most hype movies ever, they had alot more to live up to. The OT was already accessable to non geeks and the general public. The perception was that they were a let down compared to the OT. the prequel hate only grew from there.

    Expectations for Trek 09 and the PT were polar opposite and perception of the public regarding the quality of each really highlights that IMHO.
     
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  16. bergstrom

    bergstrom Jedi Master star 2

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    It would be nice if the OS started posting behind the scenes stuff, like JJ and Kathleen's meeting, JJ and George and some video etc...
     
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  17. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    I would pay to see behind the scenes stuff. Pay millions
     
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  18. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Neither Star Wars nor Star Trek should have angst. >_<
     
  19. anakin-the-chosen-one

    anakin-the-chosen-one Jedi Knight

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    I respectfully disagree with you there, I adore the Prequels. :) Although I admit I am incredibly biased since Star Wars is my favourite film series, I don't know why but Star Trek didn't draw me in as much. I wish it did, I want to enjoy it like everyone else seems to. D:
     
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  20. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Star Wars doesnt have angst? Lets take a count of all the angsty/depressing things that have happened in star wars: Decapitations, murder, planets being destroyed, hatred, betrayal, mothers dying in your arms, mothers dying after giving birth to their children, abusive relationships, torture, choking, more murder, more choking, forced amputations, seeing people you care about die in front of your very eyes, genocide, ruthless murder of children, persecution, slavery, revenge, being burned alive, trying to be forced into the darkside by using your friends against you, manipulation, finding out that girl you kissed is your sister, growing up without a paternal figure, dealing with the sins of your father, accidently killing your allies, having to face fears, acceptance of death, not knowing what to do, doomed love, and the fall of a republic. Yep....no angst whatsoever in Star wars ;)
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    AOTC is almost all angst. At least the Anakin stuff
     
  22. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    And lets not forget Revenge of the sith. That film is made of angst and depressing ****.
     
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    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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  24. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Angst is defined as a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity. None of what you listed is angst.
     
  25. Lord TW

    Lord TW Jedi Knight star 2

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    These last few posts are making me angsty