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TFA Latino review: JJ Abrams is frontrunner to direct IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Luukeskywalker, Mar 18, 2015.

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  1. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    Marvel have announced that the Russo Brothers are writing and directing the next Avengers movie.

    Joss Whedon might now be a possibility for Episode IX. :)
     
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  2. DarthLightlyBruise

    DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My recurring nightmare.
     
  3. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Dude have you seen the TV spots for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Looks like a sequel to Transformers 4. Pass.
     
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  4. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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    I´m not sure. He will be fundamental for its story, but the schedule makes things more complicate. If there was more time, I bet Johnson would both write and direct IX as well.
     
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  5. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    I have my doubts about that but so what if it does - I liked Transformers 4. It had big shiny robots fighting each other. And Stanley Tucci.

    No, I haven't seen any footage and don't judge a movie by clips, a book by its cover or a person by what they look like.
     
  6. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Star Wars' standards should be much higher than movies about big giant robots smashing each other amongst the skyscrapers of New York City.
     
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  7. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't believe New York was featured in Transformers 4.

    And big shiny robots smashing each other is fun. I don't see the need to compare and contrast two franchises than are unrelated.
     
  8. WadiumArcadium

    WadiumArcadium Jedi Knight star 2

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    Get off your high horse. The Avengers was more entertaining than the prequels and my opinion of them is more favourable than most.
     
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  9. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    You're talking to the other guy, right? [face_worried]
     
  10. WadiumArcadium

    WadiumArcadium Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah, quote's not working for me for some reason. :p
     
  11. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    That's cool - I see we both posted at the same time. ;)

    Also, if Whedon does get involved, brace yourselves - because he has a habit of killing characters of quite unexpectedly. :_|
     
  12. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    The fact that the general public at large liked The Avengers more than the prequels only further proved to me everything I need to know.

    The public also likes Katie Perry.
     
  13. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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  14. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Indeed. I always scoff at the attitude that Star Wars needs to be held to a "higher standard." Hello?! The Holiday Special exists. It hasn't been an inherently super special franchise since 1978!
     
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  15. ThreeDeathstickProblem

    ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost star 5

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    I like Whedon as a writer. As a director he's nothing special.
     
  16. TheBBP

    TheBBP Force Ghost star 6

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    I like that Whedon is an unabashed fanboy of all that is in the Geekdom.
     
  17. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    In my opinion, the Avengers is basically what the horrible Transformers series is. There is no depth or deeper layer of meaning, the story wasn't good, and had action sequences of more or less big shiney robots smashing each other amongst skyscrapers. The only difference was that Avengers featured 5 or 6 superheroes all together on screen at once fighting together. To me, that is a very superficial reason for thinking a movie is awesome or entertaining.

    The prequels on the other hand have been criticized for all sorts of things and seem to take more flak than you could shake a stick at. But the prequels certainly have entertainment value unto themselves. But they also tell a good story, have mythological motifs, have historical parallels, and have a true artistic vision that was behind them in George Lucas.

    The prequels are criminally underrated while The Avengers is criminally overrated.
     
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  18. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, it is special to me, but I don't what this "higher standard" is. To me, the fact that Star Wars is my favourite doesn't affect how I like anything else. I don't view other blockbuster franchises as either a threat too Star Wars or somehow beneath it.
     
  19. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes please.
     
  20. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I've never seen the Avengers, but based on Serenity I wouldn't mind Whedon doing Star Wars. While I'm not the biggest fan of some of Whedon's more jokey dialogue, Serenity still had some nice character moments without dipping into anything overly sentimental. And perhaps more importantly for this genre, the action set pieces in Serenity had me a lot more hooked than what Abrams managed with Star Trek.
     
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  21. Danfromumbrella

    Danfromumbrella Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope it's not Joss Whedon..... Just another Michael Bay sorta director...bleh.

    People talk about Abrams like he's just about the action, well Whedon is even more of that. Abrams has great balance all around. Whedon would be a boring choice.
     
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  22. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    I disagree with the second part but I respect your right to hold that opinion.

    [​IMG]


    It seems to that you are committing the very "crime" you claim has been done to the Prequels.

    And the above is a very superficially criticism. Why do you assume "5 or 6 superheroes all together on screen at once fighting together" is the only reason people think that it is awesome?

    And who is underrating the Prequels? A couple of guys on the internet? Big hairy deal. It has clearly not affected the franchise which was mote successful and popular during the Prequel era than it had ever been before - hence why Disney shelled out $4 billion. That wasn't loose change to them.
     
  23. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    double post
     
  24. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    [face_shame_on_you]
     
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  25. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    Do you just mean Serenity or Firefly too?

    I get confused myself and often switch the names around :p


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