Discussion Will Disney/Lucasfilm remake Episodes I-III and/or IV-VI?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by bighairedaristocrat, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    NO! No remake! Terrible idea. The remakes today of other movies are not as good as movies from the old days. These movies are supposed to be fun and dorky. A remake would totally change the tone of the movie. No one can replace Mark, Carrie, Harrison, Ian and Anthony as Luke, Leia, Han, Palpatine and C-3PO and so many others. I will give it a shot but won't work.
  2. Jedi_Ford_Prefect Force Ghost

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    Jun 9, 2003
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    There's a big difference between the remakes and reboots of pop-cultural icons we've seen in the past fifteen odd years and the idea of doing a remake of either or both "Star Wars" trilogy. In the case of things like the James Bond, Batman and Spider-Man movies, you're talking about a character from a pre-existing narrative in a different medium, usually books and comics. New Bonds are par for the course in that 50 year old franchise, and though the big shift in tone with "Casino Royale" was something new, it's something that makes sense within the fabric of its evolution. Same thing with "Batman Begins" and "The Amazing Spider-Man"-- if you're dealing with adaptations of existing material, you're free to work with it as you will.

    This is something we see over and over again with different books, comics and other things being turned into movies and series left and right. You don't see it happen with movies being remade outright very often-- more often than not, there's a book, a story or something that came before. John Carpenter remade Howard Hawks' movie "The Thing From Another World" as "The Thing", but in truth he was going straight back to the source of the short story "Who Goes There?".

    With "Star Wars", however, you have the question of whether or not you can, and perhaps more importantly should, do wholesale remakes of a story in the same medium it sprang from. There've been examples of this in the recent past, say with remakes of the "Halloween", "Friday the 13th" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. By and large, they're pretty terrible. It's bad enough that we see corporate copyright owners wiling to make bad sequels and prequels to movies without the original creator's involvement (for me the "Terminator" series begins and ends with James Cameron's flicks), but the idea of doing a an outright remake of a series of original films just doesn't make any ethical sense.
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  3. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 23, 2012
    star 3
    lol of course they won't

    where do ideas like this come from
  4. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    Dec 19, 2003
    star 4
    Let me add to the chorus of boos for the idea of remakes. Now lets put this thread out of its misery.
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  5. lord_eidolon Force Ghost

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    Feb 2, 2004
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  6. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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    Nov 23, 2002
    star 5
    Terrible idea. Both trilogies have flaws, but remakes would be a mess as there's no way in my opinion to replicate some of the great performances in each.
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