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CT Sometimes I think Star Wars should have just been a trilogy

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by MisterJedi2002, Nov 8, 2023.

  1. MisterJedi2002

    MisterJedi2002 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Just like Back to the Future, The Godfather, The Matrix, etc.
    Does anyone else think like this?
     
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  2. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    No cause I do enjoy the PT and the ST at least some of them.

    but I do get the feeling. Star Wars fans would be a lot less divided lol.
     
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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  4. Intergalactic Lawman

    Intergalactic Lawman Jedi Knight star 3

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    Hmmm... This is a "hindsight being 20/20" scenario.

    I know personally, the only film that has even come close to capturing the magic for me is Rogue One. The rest? I legitimately would not care if they never aired any of them ever again.

    Knowing where things are now? Yes, I think the SW was better off being left alone.
     
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  5. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Knowing fans they would have wanted more..

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  6. Happy Sando

    Happy Sando Jedi Master star 4

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    Without the prequels, I'd like Star Wars... heck, I'd like it a lot.

    But I wouldn't love it.
     
  7. Tia

    Tia Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Got to admit, I laughed
     
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  8. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    *cough*"The Matrix Resurrections"*cough*.
     
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  9. Django211

    Django211 Force Ghost star 4

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    Back to the Future wasn't worth a trilogy, better as a stand alone.
     
  10. darth-sinister

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  11. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 4

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    I like Back to the Future Part 2, but I think Part 3 was probably a lot more fun for filmmakers born in the 1950s and reared on a diet of TV westerns to make than for an audience born in the 1970s and 1980s with virtually no previous cultural connection to Westerns to watch.
     
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  12. darth-sinister

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    Age is not the issue, otherwise you would not be able to enjoy WWII films, or films set in the middle ages.
     
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  13. Intergalactic Lawman

    Intergalactic Lawman Jedi Knight star 3

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    After thinking on this...I agree. Parts 2 and 3 are serviceable - But the original is timeless!
     
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  14. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    And we didn't need Godfather III
     
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  15. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Chosen One star 10

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    Unlike Superman III, which we did need.
     
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  16. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Master star 4

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    Just not that Superman III. ;)
     
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  17. CLee

    CLee Jedi Knight star 3

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    With Return of the Jedi being a pretty big decline (OK, fun but still much lesser) and OTOH so much of it being about the Emperor (and his tempting Luke) and Vader eventually turning against him it makes sense to also do, show the background of Vader and the Emperor, how they rose and initially joined, why Obi-Wan and Anakin turned against each other, what Vader's more recent conflict by Return of the Jedi was and at least give more context into why Obi-Wan failed but Luke succeeded.
     
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  18. Seagoat

    Seagoat Former Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have to say, this is a sentiment I've never understood. If one dislikes certain parts of a franchise, what benefit is it to wish them out of existence? I'm genuinely wondering, wouldn't it be preferable to instead wish that they turned out more to your liking? Or to just choose to ignore the things you don't like?
     
  19. Tia

    Tia Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    this to me is the same thing as "wishing them out of existence"

    imagine say, Luke didn't end up a miserable hermit, but instead turned into a notorious child killing mass murderer with force ghost Obi-Wan cheering him on, I think it's safe to assume at least 10% of SW fans would wish it to be wiped out of existence.
     
  20. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been doing it for years.
     
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  21. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 8

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    No because Rogue One.
     
  22. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Chosen One star 5

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    Yes, but a different trilogy.
     
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  23. Clone8looper

    Clone8looper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Sometimes. But then I bring to mind Darth Maul's kinky lightsaber reveal. Pa Paaa, Pa Paaa, Pa Paaaa, Pa Pa Paaaaaaa. That alone was worth the admission fee.

    Take or leave the rest.
     
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  24. CLee

    CLee Jedi Knight star 3

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    If the movies had been just the OT I think the reaction would be very much like Back to the Future, with the fanbase loving it as such a great, timeless achievement, there being split between was there a big decline or even if so were all still great, a lot of them praising Lucas for, like Zemeckis/Gale, not making the series more, sticking to that and also avoiding other filmmakers making more or making remake.
     
  25. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    I certainly don't.
    I am mixed on the prequels, but the content they gave us in the Classic EU is well worth it. I also enjoy the content that's been spun-off with TCW and such.
    If we only got the CT, there would be far fewer novels, graphic novels, and video games. There would probably be few, if any, TV shows.
     
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