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Old 10-31-2012, 12:42 PM   #41
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Well, there goes that movie franchise.
I guess Mr. Lucas got bored of fvcking it up. I just hope Disney can make it entertaining again.
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I hope Dolan is in the new Star Wars.
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Odds Gore Verbinski directs? I'd imagine VERY HIGH
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at anyone who think the original Star Wars trilogy was awesome. This series has been garbage from DAY ONE kids. I loved those movies too, and you know why? Because I was SEVEN YEARS OLD when they came out! They always have been, and always SHOULD be, cheesey crap! Just like Cheetos. Tastes great, but no nutrional value. Anyone who thinks the originals were classics needs a slap in the head with a pipe wrench. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have ALWAYS sucked (Spielberg less so).

Worrying about "ruining this franchise" is like changing the way you eat out of fear of "ruining" your next poop. You can't make poop any worse!
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at anyone who think the original Star Wars trilogy was awesome. This series has been garbage from DAY ONE kids. I loved those movies too, and you know why? Because I was SEVEN YEARS OLD when they came out! They always have been, and always SHOULD be, cheesey crap! Just like Cheetos. Tastes great, but no nutrional value. Anyone who thinks the originals were classics needs a slap in the head with a pipe wrench. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have ALWAYS sucked (Spielberg less so).

Worrying about "ruining this franchise" is like changing the way you eat out of fear of "ruining" your next poop. You can't make poop any worse!
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at anyone who think the original Star Wars trilogy was awesome. This series has been garbage from DAY ONE kids. I loved those movies too, and you know why? Because I was SEVEN YEARS OLD when they came out! They always have been, and always SHOULD be, cheesey crap! Just like Cheetos. Tastes great, but no nutrional value. Anyone who thinks the originals were classics needs a slap in the head with a pipe wrench. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have ALWAYS sucked (Spielberg less so).

Worrying about "ruining this franchise" is like changing the way you eat out of fear of "ruining" your next poop. You can't make poop any worse!
I want to punch you in the face while wearing a darth vader helmet
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I'd get you back by secretly dumping a load into your fleshlight. If it makes you feel better, I'll use "the force" when I come.
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at anyone who think the original Star Wars trilogy was awesome. This series has been garbage from DAY ONE kids. I loved those movies too, and you know why? Because I was SEVEN YEARS OLD when they came out! They always have been, and always SHOULD be, cheesey crap! Just like Cheetos. Tastes great, but no nutrional value. Anyone who thinks the originals were classics needs a slap in the head with a pipe wrench. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have ALWAYS sucked (Spielberg less so).

Worrying about "ruining this franchise" is like changing the way you eat out of fear of "ruining" your next poop. You can't make poop any worse!
I didn't think they aspired to be anything more than super-entertaining movies. We're not talking about Citizen Kane here. Even you admit that Cheetos taste great.
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at anyone who think the original Star Wars trilogy was awesome. This series has been garbage from DAY ONE kids. I loved those movies too, and you know why? Because I was SEVEN YEARS OLD when they came out! They always have been, and always SHOULD be, cheesey crap! Just like Cheetos. Tastes great, but no nutrional value. Anyone who thinks the originals were classics needs a slap in the head with a pipe wrench. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have ALWAYS sucked (Spielberg less so).

Worrying about "ruining this franchise" is like changing the way you eat out of fear of "ruining" your next poop. You can't make poop any worse!
The first film is definitely campy and the directing was so-so. The special effects simply blew people's socks off.

With that said, the second and third (episodes 5 and 6) were phenomenally directed with solid acting and top notch special effects that were something like a decade ahead of their time.
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I didn't think they aspired to be anything more than super-entertaining movies. We're not talking about Citizen Kane here. Even you admit that Cheetos taste great.
Oh I agree completely. Lucas KNEW he was making silly spaghetti westerns in space. But Star Wars fans don't like hearing that. Which makes them fun to pick on. They have this "fanaticism" about SW that I'll never understand, and I LOVED the movies as a kid. I had more SW toys than anyone on my block, and I lost count of how many Han Solos met their end with a firecracker between the legs. Han blowed up REAL good!
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Oh I agree completely. Lucas KNEW he was making silly spaghetti westerns in space. But Star Wars fans don't like hearing that. Which makes them fun to pick on. They have this "fanaticism" about SW that I'll never understand, and I LOVED the movies as a kid. I had more SW toys than anyone on my block, and I lost count of how many Han Solos met their end with a firecracker between the legs. Han blowed up REAL good!
the thing is, almost every single movie from that generation is cheesy. You can watch jaws, rocky, etc and the cheese in it just seeps out. For me it's just an awesome story put together that makes me love it.
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The first film is definitely campy and the directing was so-so. The special effects simply blew people's socks off.

With that said, the second and third (episodes 5 and 6) were phenomenally directed with solid acting and top notch special effects that were something like a decade ahead of their time.
No argument about the effects. Those guys were absolute amazing. The stuff they did with minatures was so far ahead of it's time. But I'd disagree with "solid acting" and "phenomenally directed". Especially the acting. Some guys weren't awful, but half of them WERE. It was so 50-50. Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher's carreers pretty much died instantaneously during those years. But Carrie looked good wearing next to nothing while chained to a big fat creature, so it balanced out.
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the thing is, almost every single movie from that generation is cheesy. You can watch jaws, rocky, etc and the cheese in it just seeps out. For me it's just an awesome story put together that makes me love it.
Agreed about Generation Cheetos. I'd love to see a sci-fi epic on that scale, but without the cheesy stuff. Something a little more serious. I'm not sure that's ever been done, or done properly at least.
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Oh I agree completely. Lucas KNEW he was making silly spaghetti westerns in space. But Star Wars fans don't like hearing that. Which makes them fun to pick on. They have this "fanaticism" about SW that I'll never understand, and I LOVED the movies as a kid. I had more SW toys than anyone on my block, and I lost count of how many Han Solos met their end with a firecracker between the legs. Han blowed up REAL good!
Oh, serious Star Wars fans are a totally different subject. You can slam on them all day long.
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No argument about the effects. Those guys were absolute amazing. The stuff they did with minatures was so far ahead of it's time. But I'd disagree with "solid acting" and "phenomenally directed". Especially the acting. Some guys weren't awful, but half of them WERE. It was so 50-50. Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher's carreers pretty much died instantaneously during those years. But Carrie looked good wearing next to nothing while chained to a big fat creature, so it balanced out.
The acting was only so-so all the way through. But Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher both went on to have long and successful careers in show biz--just not necessarily as movie actors.
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the thing is, almost every single movie from that generation is cheesy. You can watch jaws, rocky, etc and the cheese in it just seeps out. For me it's just an awesome story put together that makes me love it.
I think it's cheesy to us currently given what modern day cinematography brings to the table.

Back then the special effects of Star Wars (and Tron....now THAT is cheesy) blew peoples 70's minds.
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After watching all those Star Wars extras, while Lucas was just trying to make an entertaining movie rather than some masterpiece, the main thing I learned was he still had horrific ideas. Basically, the final products came about because Lucas was talked out of his more idiotic ideas. Thank goodness he had less crazy people around him at the time that he listened to. After Star Wars blew up and he got credit for it, I guess he thought it was all because of him. Thus, we got characters like Jar Jar Binks, which actually fit pretty well with his original ideas.

Disney's got a good rep for storytelling. I think this is a good thing.
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