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#1 Edited by ChinaDontCare (111 posts) -
#2 Posted by traveux (9 posts) -

set phasers to rage

#3 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1803 posts) -
#4 Posted by Superfriend (1528 posts) -

Ugh.. well that Star Trek film wasn´t bad, so I guess they could have picked a worse director.

But I also feel like they picked him because they want to "revitalize" Star Wars.. and we all know what happens when you try that.

#5 Posted by Fubar (165 posts) -

*Lens flare*

#6 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

This is great! Loved the new Star Trek movie, like alot of his other stuff, was hoping for this

#7 Posted by Krullban (1023 posts) -

Lightsaber lens flare.

#8 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
#9 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1803 posts) -

@Fubar said:

*Lens flare*

@Krullban said:

Lightsaber lens flare.

i never really seen any JJ Abrams movies is there just a compilation video on youtube of how many lens flares he does?

i wanna see if its as bad as everyone says

#10 Posted by Demoskinos (14574 posts) -

I feel pretty uh...not caring either way. At least not until I see some trailer stuff.

#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Well, I liked the last Star Trek movie and I generally don't like Star Trek, so that makes me kind of optimistic.

#12 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2138 posts) -

I love J.J. Abrams and I think Star Wars is mostly shit, so yeah. Hopefully this doesn't fuck with his Star Trek series in the future.

#13 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

#14 Posted by BisonHero (6213 posts) -
@connerthekewlkid

@Fubar said:

*Lens flare*

@Krullban said:

Lightsaber lens flare.

i never really seen any JJ Abrams movies is there just a compilation video on youtube of how many lens flares he does?

i wanna see if its as bad as everyone says

Just YouTube "Star Trek lens flare" and you should see what everyone is joking about.
#15 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1734 posts) -

Didn't Abrams directly deny this some weeks ago, due to his commitment to Star Trek? Guess they threw some more money at him.

#16 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2138 posts) -

@Branthog said:

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

J.J. Abrams had nothing to do with Lost after the first season. Also, the limbo stuff only occurs after the climax of the story.

#17 Posted by Hilbert (349 posts) -

@xobballox said:

Well, I liked the last Star Trek movie and I generally don't like Star Trek, so that makes me kind of optimistic.

Uhhhhh. I don't know how I.. ugh I wanna cho..a as #$%$%#$

#18 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

No sir, I don't like it.

#19 Posted by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

@Branthog: I don't think Abrams was all that involved with Lost after the first season or two. Blame Damon Lindelof for Lost's crappy ending.

#20 Posted by Jayzilla (2555 posts) -

idk really. as long as Jar Jar shows up in a music montage with the ghost of Kit Fisto, I am cool with it.

#21 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

Cool

#22 Posted by Snail (8583 posts) -

I'm afraid.

#23 Posted by iceman228433 (591 posts) -

WOW if he does half the Job he did with Star Trek we are going to be in for some good stuff, he is the man for the job for sure.

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#24 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2119 posts) -

@Superfriend said:

Ugh.. well that Star Trek film wasn´t bad, so I guess they could have picked a worse director.

But I also feel like they picked him because they want to "revitalize" Star Wars.. and we all know what happens when you try that.

The same thing that J.J. did with Star Trek? Actually make it good.

#25 Edited by Snail (8583 posts) -

@iceman228433 said:

WOW if he does half the Job he did with Star Trek we are going to be in for some good stuff, he is the man for the job for sure.

Wasn't that Star Trek film just basically a pretty good sci-fi summer movie? Why do people keep bringing up this movie? It's not what I want to see from Star Wars at all. Sure, it proves he knows how to make a summer flick with an old sci-fi franchise, but how does that imply he is the most indicated person to make a Star Wars movie?

#26 Edited by Branthog (7342 posts) -

@Dallas_Raines said:

@Branthog said:

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

J.J. Abrams had nothing to do with Lost after the first season. Also, the limbo stuff only occurs after the climax of the story.

It only becomes clear that's the story after the climax, you mean. That doesn't change the fact that's where they were the entire time throughout the story. And JJ was the one who setup the story and denied the plot when we all called it from the beginning. He wasn't there throughout the rest of the story, but he sure as hell had a guiding hand in it.

Also feel the same way about the more recent Fringe finale, though that was quite an improvement over the LOST one.

Oh, though I should say that in the long run, I don't actually care, because I don't give a shit about Star Wars. I've seen the original three once a long time ago (in the 90s, when I was around 20) and they were pretty good, but nothing I'm going to build the rest of my life around, like most people seem to.

#27 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2138 posts) -

@Branthog:

I mean they weren't dead the entire time.

#28 Posted by Bumpton (441 posts) -

@xobballox said:

Well, I liked the last Star Trek movie and I generally don't like Star Trek, so that makes me kind of optimistic.

Same here, duder. Can't wait to see what he makes of it.

#29 Edited by pyromagnestir (4249 posts) -

What does China think about this news?

@Dallas_Raines said:

@Branthog said:

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

J.J. Abrams had nothing to do with Lost after the first season. Also, the limbo stuff only occurs after the climax of the story.

J.J. Abrams really had almost nothing to do with lost after the first episode. And I think the sideways universe stuff from the last season was just a big fuck you to all the people saying "They all died in the plane crash." The writers response was "You want purgatory? Here's your fucking purgatory! Right here!" *crotch grab

edit: Heh. I spelled plane wrong. And I also forgot to mention I was personally rooting for David Lynch.

#30 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

Just kidding, I think he's a great director and will do a fine job with the series. Super 8 was fucking awesome.

#31 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

GET YOUR OWN DAMN DIRECTOR STAR WARS AND LET THE STAR TREK GUY BE OUR STAR TREK GUY!!!

#32 Posted by GunstarRed (5036 posts) -

I was hoping they'd get some new up and coming director to take a shot at it, and this isn't 100% confirmed is it? JJ has shown he's pretty good at making movies, I think MI3 is the best of that franchise and Super 8 is a fantastic loveletter to Spielberg of old. (not quite there though) I like Star Trek and it will be weird if he is responsible for both reboots, he's a good choice for the genre I guess.

#33 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6987 posts) -

@Fubar said:

*Lens flare*

#34 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

What does China think about this news?

@Dallas_Raines said:

@Branthog said:

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

J.J. Abrams had nothing to do with Lost after the first season. Also, the limbo stuff only occurs after the climax of the story.

J.J. Abrams really had almost nothing to do with lost after the first episode. And I think the sideways universe stuff from the last season was just a big fuck you to all the people saying "They all died in the plain crash." The writers response was "You want purgatory? Here's your fucking purgatory! Right here!" *crotch grab

That seems unlikely, but I would love the idea of show writers using an entire final season of a show to just tell fans to go fuck themselves. :)

#35 Posted by Superfriend (1528 posts) -

@Manhattan_Project said:

@Superfriend said:

Ugh.. well that Star Trek film wasn´t bad, so I guess they could have picked a worse director.

But I also feel like they picked him because they want to "revitalize" Star Wars.. and we all know what happens when you try that.

The same thing that J.J. did with Star Trek? Actually make it good.

Hm well, I guess he brought it back to the roots while also revitalizing it.. but there´s nothing wrong with either the old Star Trek or the old Star Wars Films. My revitalizing comment was aimed at the attempts George Lucas made to enhance the old films... and the new films he created.

My fear is that the new director will mesh with the whole family friendly Disney stuff and the end result will resemble Star Wars Episode 1. No, Star Wars needs to stay true to its roots and not turn into a CG monster where literally everything in the film is fake. Star Wars thrives because of a relatively unique, dirty, "old" sci-fi universe. It was probably a byproduct of the budget the first movie had, but it defines Star Wars nonetheless. Judging from how JJ Abrams treated some of the aspects in Star Trek I think he will show some respect to the old Star Wars- and there will probably be weird fan service that makes me kinda uncomfortable. Prepare for old man Han Solo to show up in that film.

#36 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7052 posts) -

I really liked Star Trek so I see this as good news. It couldn't possibly be worse than the new movies.

#37 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

The Lens Flare on the light sabers will be off the hook!

#38 Posted by pyromagnestir (4249 posts) -

@Branthog:

I can't think of any other logical explanation for that dumb plot line... So I'm sticking with my theory!

#39 Posted by Toxin066 (3255 posts) -

NOT HAN'S BOAT

#40 Posted by Jolt92 (1543 posts) -

Cool I guess.

#41 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1803 posts) -

@Jayzilla said:

idk really. as long as Jar Jar shows up in a music montage with the ghost of Kit Fisto, I am cool with it.

i could never get enough of Kit Fisto even if they tried

#42 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2119 posts) -

@Snail said:

@iceman228433 said:

WOW if he does half the Job he did with Star Trek we are going to be in for some good stuff, he is the man for the job for sure.

Wasn't that Star Trek film just basically a pretty good sci-fi summer movie? Why do people keep bringing up this movie? It's not what I want to see from Star Wars at all. Sure, it proves he knows how to make a summer flick with an old sci-fi franchise, but how does that imply he is the most indicated person to make a Star Wars movie?

Star Trek was a good movie. No qualifications. As was Super 8. Although thats more E.T. than Star Wars. They both had problems, but they were good.

He's a great choice for the job because he is one of few who knows how to make good sci-fi movies.

#43 Posted by wrecks (2212 posts) -

Dug Lost, Dug the new Trek. Guy knows how to make a popcorn movie and revitalize a franchise. That is exactly what Star Wars needs again after the suckquels. I'm in.

#44 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3755 posts) -

I would have rather had Joss Whedon after seeing how well he handled The Avengers with great dialogue, group dynamics, action, humor... but I think it's a solid choice.

#45 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

Meh. I won't write him off entirely, but I'm not a fan of his style at all. Oh well, at least they didn't pick Joss Whedon.

#46 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1455 posts) -

@Branthog said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

@Branthog said:

Sorry, JJ lost me after his shitty ending to LOST.

After about three episodes of LOST, we were all "oh, we get it... they're all dead and in purgatory".

"NO NO NO NO! C'mon, we're smarter than that! You'll never guess what the truth of the island really is!"

Flash forward another six years: "And they were all dead and in purgatory..."

Fuck you, JJ Abrams.

J.J. Abrams had nothing to do with Lost after the first season. Also, the limbo stuff only occurs after the climax of the story.

It only becomes clear that's the story after the climax, you mean. That doesn't change the fact that's where they were the entire time throughout the story. And JJ was the one who setup the story and denied the plot when we all called it from the beginning. He wasn't there throughout the rest of the story, but he sure as hell had a guiding hand in it.

Also feel the same way about the more recent Fringe finale, though that was quite an improvement over the LOST one.

Oh, though I should say that in the long run, I don't actually care, because I don't give a shit about Star Wars. I've seen the original three once a long time ago (in the 90s, when I was around 20) and they were pretty good, but nothing I'm going to build the rest of my life around, like most people seem to.

The limbo stuff all takes place after the events of the island. Everything that happened throughout the entire course of the show actually happened (in fiction of course), it was only after everyone died (during the events of the show for some, later for others, likely hundreds or thousands of years later for a certain two) that they went to the purgatory LA. It was poorly explained and many made the same assumption as you, but there are specific lines of dialogue at the end that make this clear.

#47 Posted by Milkman (16535 posts) -

I saw some people getting angry about this on Twitter and I didn't really understand why. Abrams' Star Trek was fantastic. Why would anyone have any reason to believe that this won't be?

#48 Posted by tourgen (4427 posts) -

why are people angry? The dude can make a flashy film that makes cash. With a decent writer and editor it might be alright. And let's face it, it would be almost impossible to be worse than the last 3 star wars films.

#49 Posted by PokeIkzai (385 posts) -

I thought he said he wasn't doing it and sticking to Star Trek. Oh well. I really like his Star Trek movie. I'm sure he'll do a good job here.

#50 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

I don't understand why anyone would be angry. Three months ago George Lucas owned Star Wars and would have ruined any future films... assuming any even got made. Now there are going to be at least three more movies, and the first one is being directed by an extremely capable and talented director. People will whine about literally anything.