Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by JediKnightOB1, Oct 31, 2012.
"You will have to imagine the lens flare."
Seeing Lebron James in the theatre.
I think the point (at least as I see it) is more in line with @Vthuil's suggestion that "Star Wars isn't necessarily meant as a place to push social justice," which is something I happen to agree with. It all depends on the motive behind the act and it's execution.
Frankly, Star Wars just hasn't had much of a a history of being a social platform and no matter what the topic at hand, I don't see the need for this to change. Star Wars is very good at what it does, which is telling stories in very broad strokes, so where Star Trek may make a conspicuous point of writing a story around the fact that a certain character is homsexual, Star Wars would just tell a story about love between two people who happen to be of the same gender. If it's germane to the plot like that, then go for it, sure, of course, why not? I suppose I'm just not convinced Star Wars needs to change how it works and say something like "we haven't included a homsexual character yet, and some folks don't feel as represented as they would like, so we need to be sure to include a gay character in this next story." Am I making any sense to anyone? I know if I were gay, I'd rather see a character just naturally appear, rather than having the fact that "I'm finally being represented" shoved down my throat.
Yeah, but "leftist, Hollywood agenda?" I don't see the point in saying things like that.
Bringing characters back from the dead. It just shows a lack of imagination, and undos what's already been seen.
Boba Fett takes off his helmet and it's Dwayne Johnson = I'm done.
If the opening crawl is written in brail and everyone spoke in brail (!?) I would leave in disgrace crying tears of bitter sadness.
"What would get you so mad that you would walk out of Episode VII?"
- If I get stuck sitting next to some internet hater anti-fanboy that thinks his opinions are the gospel of Star Wars, I might walk out, just long enough to complain to the theater management that some douchebag is complaining too loudly about the way Boba Fett returned. Then I would sit back down and enjoy the rest of the movie, as the attendant ushered his dumb ass out of the theater.
From the options:
Random selection is: I meant if they were being loud and obnoxious about it, obviously.
LOL, you actually think people get escorted out of theaters for talking? Or having an opinion you don't like?
So someone with an opinion that differs from yours is instantly labelled an Internet hater fanboy? Ok if the prick is shouting it out constantly so everyone within a square mile can hear then they deserve to be chucked out. But what if he's whispering it to his pal and you can overhear what he's saying? Who are you to say YOUR right!
Better yet, sit somewhere else...
You will always get people who will find fault with the movies, even FanBoys. It happened during PT and it'll happen during ST. You just have to get over it. As Jcuk says, if they are being over loud, fine. But if you think it won't happen, you're delusional.
Anyway, back on topic, if they don't have a clip at the end of the credits, a la Marvel, I'm walking out lol.
The moment I see Disney instead of Fox, 'right I'm outta here!' (Joking)
There's nothing that could make me walk out of an actual theatrical showing of Episode VII before the credits ended. Oh, yes, there may certainly be things in it that I may not like, and which perhaps may even outright enrage me; but that doesn't mean the entire film is going to be about that thing I won't like from then on. There might be something good that I'd miss if I walked out, something which might have saved the entire picture for me if I'd stayed. I can't be in any kind of position to offer a critique, whether positive OR negative, without having seen each and every frame of the film at least once; I can't be fair with it otherwise, and in the end, whether I liked or disliked a film, I want it to be because I'd SEEN the complete film and therefore knew what I was talking about. I could have walked out of TPM when Jar Jar showed up, but then I might have missed Palpatine, or the dueling scene between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul, for instance; or I could have walked out of ANH over the Jawas, but then missed the gunport sequence, or the battle sequence at the end. There's always the potential for a film that starts off on a bad footing to right itself and save itself, up until the very last minute, and I'm doing both myself and the film a dissservice by not at least allowing it to have that chance. If it has still failed by the time the credits roll, then I can at least call the film a stinkburger in good conscience. Considering a thing of any kind is next to impossible when you can't see the ENTIRETY of that thing; plus, would any of you take my critique seriously if I gave it and then admitted not to having seen the entire film because I'd walked out halfway through? Certainly not; I'd rightly be laughed right out of these forums.
I will walk out if one (or more) kid/child/"youngling" is the main focus of the film (ie skywalker/solo children/) as demonstrated by the yippeeing of anakin skywalker in the PT - original viewers of the OT and the PT are older and deserve a film rated pg 13 at the very least. Save the pass the torch or introducing children heroes for another trilogy saga unrelated to the skywalker/solo events. I would prefer if NONE of them had children and even if solo did have a kid - the kids not a force sensitive. I would prefer Luke to be the last of the jedi as far as this particular 9 part trilogy is concerned.
Whereas I hope for Luke to have a son, and I imagine it's almost assured that Han and Leia will have at least one child, I'm with you, Squarepants, I most certainly wouldn't want any of the new generation to be any younger than Luke and Leia in Episode IV, or Anakin in II.
In fact, I'm for having Ben Skywalker at around 20 years old and Jaina in her mid-thirties, just as they currently are in the EU. I know not everyone agrees (what issue does every SW fan agree upon, anyway), but that's my wish.
What would get me so mad I'd walk out of Episode 7? The gaffing NOT being done by Joseph Schmoe.
Yup. John Williams scoring and Joe Schmoe gaffing or GTFO!
You've got to remember John Williams is know 83. He's not going to keep scoring forever lol.
So if JW doesn't score, who would people prefer?
Bringing back Vader.
I would leave in anger and resentment if Bossk was not mentioned at least 69 times.
Maybe they'll bring back Jango Fett even though his head was chopped off.
Maybe they'll bring back Qui-Gon Jinn, even though he was stabbed to death and his body was cremated.
Maybe they'll bring back Tarkin, even though he was vaporized. Yeah. Tarkin. That's the ticket. Commence primary ignition. You don't know how hard I found it signing the order to terminate your life. For teh evulz.
Obscured Disney Symbols and characters in strange amd unusual places.
So, you left the theatre and never returned after Watto's junkyard?
Yeah, I can see this. Bossk makes no actual appearance, but his name keeps coming up casually in the dialogue. "Yeah," some Skywalker or other mumbles, "I was gonna do that -- till I changed my mind after I ran into Bossk on Syphilon-6! 'Member that?" or "You look strong enough to gut-punch Bossk!" or "Don't tell Bossk I spent all his money on Jawa juice!" Some day it will be a drinking game.
At 30-40 years beyond ROTJ, pretty sure any Solo/Skywalker 'children' in Episode VII will be at LEAST 20 years old.
I'd walk out if a Gungan was the main hero. I'd grumble to myself if the Big Three from the OT were still the main heroes, in their 60s/70s.