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DAWUSS 10-30-2012 06:42 PM

Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B
 
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...film-for-405b/


The Episode 7 thing... Thanks to the EU, it's going to be something that either the non-casual fan has seen before in a book, comic, or game, or it's something that will be so far down the timeline the casual fan has no idea what's going on.

And this is assuming it doesn't suck.

urluckyday 10-30-2012 07:25 PM

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Path-x 10-30-2012 09:34 PM

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I hope you get what I am trying to say with this THX-1138 reference.

Mandalore5 10-31-2012 08:45 AM

I've got a bad feeling about this...

SmootheOperator 11-03-2012 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by DAWUSS (Post 2822065)
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...film-for-405b/


The Episode 7 thing... Thanks to the EU, it's going to be something that either the non-casual fan has seen before in a book, comic, or game, or it's something that will be so far down the timeline the casual fan has no idea what's going on.

And this is assuming it doesn't suck.

I completely agree. There is 2 ways this could go, and both of them scare the hell out of me.

Option 1: Disney does what it does best (in recent memory), makes huge movies, that are ridiculously expensive and michael bay'esque, being all flash and bang, but no real substance (John Carter). Or what it does second best, take something and ham it up.

Option 2: New doors are opened up, and other ideas are thrown around (Republic Commando/ Imperial Commando movie or game), and old projects are brought back from the land of the dead, and given new life and money to make them a reality.

Being Disney's history, and their overly child oriented content, i am leaning towards option 1. Pixar made it big because they did it on their own first. And disney bought them and slapped a Disney logo on their work. Microsoft did the same thing with Bungie and Halo. I have 2 little kids, and and Disney movies they have, mostly new ones, are awful, and the kids like them because of all the flashy colours and funny noises that can keep a 3 year olds attention.

I will say i have high hopes for the Lone Ranger, but i am attaching the same mentality to this as i did to the Halo movie and Gears Of War movie. There is just too many ways to completely screw it up. If George Lucas screwed it up, I can let that pass, it was his creation to begin with. Disney screwing it up would be the equivalent of pissing on Shakespeare

battle111 11-03-2012 10:25 AM

l too am having a bad feeling abaut this but something doesn't feel right now !!

Alexrd 11-03-2012 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SmootheOperator (Post 2822422)
Disney does what it does best (in recent memory), makes huge movies, that are ridiculously expensive and michael bay'esque, being all flash and bang, but no real substance (John Carter).

We haven't watched the same John Carter...

Tarfful 11-03-2012 09:18 PM

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Alexrd 11-03-2012 09:34 PM

Because he's such a greedy old man and all he cares is money, right?

Tarfful 11-03-2012 10:32 PM

no, just saying 4 billion dollars would change anyone's mind, and its just a funny picture don't get all mad bro.

Alexrd 11-04-2012 06:57 AM

I'm not mad, just saying that money was the least of his worries.

SmootheOperator 11-04-2012 11:13 PM

He not only sold Star Wars. He sold Indiana Jones, THX, the Monkey Island games, the sound rendering companies he owned, digital imaging companies, the whole shebang. He didn't need more money. He already had more money than a normal man could spend in a lifetime.


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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2822443)
We haven't watched the same John Carter...

If you don't like that comparison, how about the 4th Pirates Of The Caribbean?

I walked away from that one wondering "what the hell happened?" It was big, and flashy and expensive, but Disney got greedy. When everything was concluded and the characters had closure, they wanted more. Gore Verbinski didn't direct the 4th installment, and it was nowhere near as good at the previous 3.

I will say that given the proper people behind the movie, it can be amazing. Would The Dark Knight returns be as good if it wasn't Christopher Nolan that directed it? possibly, but i am leaning towards no.

The stars have to line up exactly to make a sequel to an existing franchise worth watching, and i have to many doubts that Disney won't just make a big, flashy, expensive movie in an attempt to make a huge amount of cash quickly. Lets face it, if they wanted a franchise that has a history of consistently performing, Star Wars is it. People will see it because it has STAR WARS in the title, they may hate themselves afterward for seeing it, but they spent their money to see it.

Unless the next trilogy is as good or better than the original and prequel trilogies still are, i don't think an attempt should be made. All the big names and even original names from the original and prequel trilogy could all sign up for it, but i think without the brain behind the camera it should not go past the paper stage. I think the brain behind the camera should be George Lucas, or some one exactly like him.

Anything less than what Star Wars fans have come to expect isn't worth the Special Edition Blu-Rays they will be hocking.

(and those of you that don't think the prequels are as good, keep it to yourself, there is another thread for that)

Shem 11-07-2012 07:20 PM

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