Official Info Lucasfilm Confirms: Michael Arndt To Write Screenplay For Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Diggs, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Maharishineo Jedi Master

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    Like Lost?

    Don't get me wrong... it was a great series... up until a point. Eventually the plotlines they were coming up with just to have more mysteries were so far off the deep end it took me out of the story, no longer asking "what's going to happen?" No, instead I was just like "This is ridiculous". It became tooo unbelievable and because they were perpetually adding more and more, and making it all even more complex, you never really felt like any of the reveals were of value to you by the time they showed you the proverbial man behind the curtain. Because I was already invested, I stayed along for the ride (was watching on Netflix) and I feel like they didn't really even do an effective job of wrapping it up because they gave themselves more lose ends than they could tie up. There are many questions, major questions in the series I feel like still weren't answered.

    Then again, Star Wars has a beginning, middle and and end so hopefully they can plan it all out. They were going to keep that television show going for as long as possible so they had to keep adding more and more and eventually the ideas were bound to become absurd as they tried to top themselves, I suppose.
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  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    You know another show that lasted much longer, spawned two movies, and didn't wrap anything up?


    The X-Files
  3. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    The X-Files got way too involved in its own mythology... to the point where it became difficult to watch and even care. I really liked the show (earlier seasons) and I thought the first film worked quite well, surprisingly, as a standalone.
  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    No the second one was standalone and it sucked royally.
  5. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    Second X-Files is an odd one. The plot was hugely disappointing, but the characterization of Scully and Mulder was excellent, from the ambiguity of their relationship to details like neither one so much as holding a gun throughout the entire movie. I'd probably rather see X-Files 3 than Episode VII if I had to choose one. On topic, um, maybe Arndt could write X-Files 3!
  6. kane1138 Jedi Padawan

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    Yeah, I was thinking Lost.......and Prometheus. Both projects had great potential, but were ultimately ruined by a 'mystery box' that proved to be empty. And for that reason, I avoid Lindelof's work at all costs.
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  7. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Everything was hugely disappointing. The only salvageable thing was Skinner's cameo.