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CT My reasons for an original trilogy remake

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by skywalkerz, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. MandalorianDuchess

    MandalorianDuchess Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Remaking the OT would be OK in my book - but only so long as it means bringing back Jar Jar and giving him a significant role as a Rebel Alliance general.

    Seriously, it would be maxibig.
     
  2. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Shoot me now.
     
  3. thejeditraitor

    thejeditraitor Chosen One star 6

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  4. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    Ahem...

    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
     
  5. WormieSaber

    WormieSaber Jedi Master star 5

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    Mark Hamill was too hot when he was playing young Luke Skywalker. It wouldn't work. :p

    [image=http://rabittooth.com/800x600StarWarsWallpapers2/LukeSkywalkerESBV4Wallpaper.jpg]
     
  6. Darth-Dogfish-Head

    Darth-Dogfish-Head Jedi Master star 4

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    When I saw they remade Total Recall I started to worry that someday someone would come along and think they could do a better job than Lucas and remake Star Wars. I really hope this never happens, at least not in my lifetime.
     
  7. Zer0

    Zer0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm sure someone will come along and do it eventually, but hopefully it won't be anytime soon.
     
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  8. Adrian the Cool

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

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    Star Wars remake? Why not. I think it will come.

    Come on, even the Holy Original Trilogy isn't perfect. I would like to see the Battle of Had Abbadon in Return of the Jedi.
     
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  9. Darth_Kiryan

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    Darth Nub, you make me laugh.:D

    Still, this thread is just stupid.
     
  10. TOSCHESTATION

    TOSCHESTATION Jedi Master star 4

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    There already exists a 're-make' of the OT......It is called: The PT.
     
  11. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    The OT has its flaws but I wouldn't change any of it. If they were remade they will not compare to the originals at all. Most of the remakes/reboots/whatever of other movies from the past several years are terrible. No to the remake
     
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  12. kenobifan1999

    kenobifan1999 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    yeah the originals should be re-done. more/better action, more/better characters fix some small errors like yoda being obiwans master, no mention of sith, show luke training more...

    I think luke should have killed a sith acolyte, someone like grevious, sometime in ESB and take out the boring scnes with the falcon that would have been much better
     
  13. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It boggles my mind that anyone would want a remake of the OT, but as much as I would hate for such a thing to happen, I think it's inevitable. At the rate Hollywood has been churning out remakes, it's only a matter of time before someone thinks it's a good idea to do it to Star Wars.
     
  14. PiettsHat

    PiettsHat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm a fan of animation, so I'd love to see the entire Saga traditionally animated in maybe a decade or two. It would be really interesting, I think, to see how one cohesive format could link all of the films. Also, there wouldn't necessarily be casting issues because they could use the actors' likenesses for the character models and perhaps even use the original dialogue. Either way, I doubt that even if voice actors were necessary that they would supersede the original actors' images in the public consciousness.

    Plus, traditional animation seems to be on the decline, sadly. But it's such a beautiful art form that I think it's worth preserving.

    As long as they got someone else besides the studio that animated the Star Wars Holiday Special cartoon. ;)
     
  15. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just getting into the whole legal aspect: I'm not sure it's possible. The net 'rights' 20th Century Fox has to SW is distribution. Which on the grand scale of things makes them the SW equivalent of the bespectacled child who delivers newspapers. :p Lucas' children may have rights, but we don't know the aspects of Lucas' will, and he is the ultimate copyright holder.
     
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  16. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ^ Good point.

    Maybe there's some hope after all. :p
     
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  17. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Um, NONE of the OT effects really, "needed," tinkering of any kind. These films were classics for a reason.
     
  18. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It certainly wasn't the f/x work. What made those films classic was an excellent storyline delivered convincingly.
     
  19. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    If any company in the future actually wants to try to do this, I hope the above-mentioned legal aspects prevent them from doing so.



    Put another way:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  20. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If the story is all that matters then there is no need to tinker with or remake these classics. No?
     
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  21. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's not what I'm saying. If you're going to be looking at these films solely in terms of their f/x work (which is exactly what your post is doing) then you're doing the films a disservice whether you're in favor of modifying them or not.
     
  22. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If it aint broke, don't fix it.

    Seriously, they will only be compared to the originals and it will be worse than the prequel to OT comparisons.

    If you can't make a better story and characters, then why bother?

    Is everything about fx?
     
  23. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    I know we live in an age now when we like to think that anything can be remade, but the truth is there are certain films out there that are just “remake-proof”. Jaws and E.T. spring to mind, as well as the Godfather and Indiana Jones films. And yes, the OT also falls into that category. We’ll see what happens when Lucas kicks the bucket, but even then I doubt any sort of remake is on the cards. Saying that, I do hope Lucas doesn’t have some sort of clause stating that when he’s dead, Star Wars is dead. Can he do that? :(
     
  24. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's his. So yes. Although LFL'll probably still go on as a company; it did perfectly fine between 1983 and 1999 without new SW films. Although admittedly a big part of that was the EU.
     
  25. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I agree about movies like Jaws, E.T., and the Godfather and Indiana Jones films being “remake-proof”. I think SW falls in this category too, and I actually hope Lucas does have something legal in place to prevent it from being done. Just because there would be no remakes (or new SW films at all, for that matter, even though that's a different conversation) doesn't mean that the franchise would be "dead". Jaws is not dead (well the shark is, but the film lives on :p).
     
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