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#201 Posted by JNeam (80 posts) -

Shit?

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#202 Posted by amir90 (2243 posts) -

To put my opinion about the star wars prequels and this situation bluntly:

"So, they are going to rape the dead horse now? Great".

(referring to the english expression of beating a dead horse".

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#203 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Oh god. Maybe I do hate the prequels and just blocked it out.

The prequels are the ones with Revan, right?

I don't want to sound like an internet fanboy, but I think the prequels just weren't that great. I mean, I don't get all butt hurt about them or anything, but they just aren't for me. I can find parts to like about them, like the fight with Darth Maul at the end of ep1. The Obi-Wan part of ep2 was also enjoyable, and ep3 wasn't all bad, but they felt like kids movies to me. So did RotJ in parts, and I didn't enjoy that as much either.

I'm not going to write off these new Disney movies, but I'm not pumped to see them either. I don't think Disney is going to bring us the Star Wars we all want. Disney made a statement about "pent up demand" which shows they are going after profit. They know they can make anything and it will do ok, so be prepared for some second rate Jar-Jar thing designed to not alienate children so they can sell toys.

Let's see what makes the prequels kid friendly:

1. A lot of screen time given to stiff actors talking about supply embargos.

2. Scenes of the galactic senate using political jargan about shit that flies over children's heads.

3. The emperor committing genocide against the religious jedi.

4. Anakin murdering children, committing genocide, and being burnt alive.

The prequels had an inconsistent tone and Lucas used the term child friendly to try and defend his movies when in actuality they weren't for anyone.

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#204 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

This is only okay if they start transplanting Iron Man and other Marvel properties into Star Wars.

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#205 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos: they were for enough people to have each make 700mil

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#206 Posted by mao16 (112 posts) -

I don't know what to think at this point. Recent EU has been meh, so much so that i've stopped following it. The Clone Wars cartoons are pretty good but have caused so many plot holes and retcons it's ridiculous (if you thought Force Unleashed was bad, imagine that x10). Then again they haven't been outright bad...... except for that episode where Dooku, Obi and Ani are captured by drunken pirates and continually fail to escape.....and the whole Mortis thing which was written by Lucas himself...

......well at least this means I can expect more Lego Star Wars sets for the rest of my life. At least those are consistently good.

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#207 Posted by Camoufrage (90 posts) -

Nearly puked. Just gagged instead.

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#208 Edited by mao16 (112 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@Kevin_Cogneto: they could do it on the Yuuzhan Vong War http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Yuuzhan_Vong_War

I take back everything I said. The EU is garbage and deserves to be destroyed.

@connerthekewlkid: It was the thing that made me stop reading Star Wars novels. Everything about it was just so bad.

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#209 Posted by jay_ray (1489 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

This is only okay if they start transplanting Iron Man and other Marvel properties into Star Wars.

Tony Stark accidentally rips open the space time barrier and Avengers get pulled into the Star Wars universe

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#210 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@mao16: :{ why?

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#211 Posted by Discoman (190 posts) -

I'm sure Disney will release the original three movies without all the CGI changes. That's the only thing to be hopeful about.

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#212 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

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#213 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

Well they did good with their Marvel acquisition...the Avengers franchise has been a huge success...and this is exactly what Star Wars fans have been asking for since Return of the Jedi's curtain drew...A proper series of sequels and a direct continuation of the Star Wars universe. Up until now, all we've had were books, which may I add have been criminally ignored.

Episode VII is a BIG deal. Disney...do not make another Pirates of the Caribbean 4!

I am pleased to hear that George will only be overseeing the project though...he won't be putting pen to paper at all thank GOD.

The force is strong with this one.

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#214 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Because everyone wanted more Star Wars films.

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#215 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

Don't care at this point. There was Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi, then it ended.

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#216 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Don't most Star Wars fans already have their own personal list of what they consider canon and not? What harm would adding a few dozen more things to the "not" column really do?
 
But what does this mean for Day Of The Tentacle and Sam And Max Hit The Road? These are the important questions.

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#217 Posted by zudthespud (3332 posts) -

I caught A New Hope on TV the other day and realized how amazing it still is, and even fucking episode 7 couldn't ruin that. If it's good, great, if it's bad, it doesn't matter.

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#218 Posted by baconbits33 (1215 posts) -

I'm gonna admit it.... I'm gonna go see this whether it sucks or not..... I need to feed my Nostalgia.....

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#219 Posted by Jayzilla (2703 posts) -

Marvel vs. Star Wars vs. Capcom fighting game? Yes please.

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#220 Posted by Draxyle (2019 posts) -

@zudthespud said:

I caught A New Hope on TV the other day and realized how amazing it still is, and even fucking episode 7 couldn't ruin that. If it's good, great, if it's bad, it doesn't matter.

Very much agreed. It's practically the mathematical definition of how a movie should progress from start to finish as far as upping up the scales on a balanced curve. Maybe it was an accident, but it's still great watching even today.

I'm kinda becoming excited for what Episode 7 will be; I just hope that the people making it are as well. Nothing wrong with a glorious train-wreck either though.

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#221 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -
@amir90 said:

To put my opinion about the star wars prequels and this situation bluntly:

"So, they are going to rape the dead horse now? Great".

(referring to the english expression of beating a dead horse".

The best jokes are the ones that need to be thoroughly explained.
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#222 Posted by Gabriel (4136 posts) -

@Draxyle said:

Well the whole franchise can't possibly get any worse anyhow.. can it?

That's what they said about WWI

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#223 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

What about Doctor Jones?

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#224 Edited by Uhtaree (765 posts) -

I'll probably see it unless it's obvious in the lead up to it that it is just not for 32 year old men. I'll be steering clear of midnight showings of it regardless.

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#225 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

No.. Not like this. Well now we can prepare for star wars nerdism resurgence whether anot the films turn out to be good or not.

On a small positive note, a Marvel vs Harrison Ford game is now a possibilty.

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#226 Posted by Gabriel (4136 posts) -

I can't wait for the Harrison Ford Cameo, where he looks disgruntled, angry, and doesn't want to be there

And the corpse of Carrie Fisher.

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#227 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

I predict children will love it and the people that grew up with the original trilogy will hate it and the people that grew up with the prequels will hate it and I will enjoy revisiting the universe regardless of the quality of the story.

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#228 Posted by Fezz (464 posts) -

I refuse to get my hopes up

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#229 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

Awesome.

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#230 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1622 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

What about Doctor Jones?

Disney acquires the IP but Paramount retains the film distribution rights. In other words, the terrifying prospect of Indiana Jones 5 is no more.

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#231 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

I look forward to a star wars universe in the next kingdom hearts

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#232 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Love how the fanbase's first reaction is FUCK. Makes NO sense. You'd think fans of a series would want more, not less.

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#233 Edited by FengShuiGod (1518 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Oh god. Maybe I do hate the prequels and just blocked it out.

The prequels are the ones with Revan, right?

I don't want to sound like an internet fanboy, but I think the prequels just weren't that great. I mean, I don't get all butt hurt about them or anything, but they just aren't for me. I can find parts to like about them, like the fight with Darth Maul at the end of ep1. The Obi-Wan part of ep2 was also enjoyable, and ep3 wasn't all bad, but they felt like kids movies to me. So did RotJ in parts, and I didn't enjoy that as much either.

I'm not going to write off these new Disney movies, but I'm not pumped to see them either. I don't think Disney is going to bring us the Star Wars we all want. Disney made a statement about "pent up demand" which shows they are going after profit. They know they can make anything and it will do ok, so be prepared for some second rate Jar-Jar thing designed to not alienate children so they can sell toys.

Let's see what makes the prequels kid friendly:

1. A lot of screen time given to stiff actors talking about supply embargos.

2. Scenes of the galactic senate using political jargan about shit that flies over children's heads.

3. The emperor committing genocide against the religious jedi.

4. Anakin murdering children, committing genocide, and being burnt alive.

The prequels had an inconsistent tone and Lucas used the term child friendly to try and defend his movies when in actuality they weren't for anyone.

Wow, I totally forgot about all the horrible government stuff. Christ, that was poorly done. You're right: the tone of those movies was all over the place, though I don't think violence necessarily abrogates the possibility of a film being for children. There is plenty of mature stuff out there targeted at young adults. Moreover, regardless of content or intent, the movies were intensely popular with young kids. Kids still wanna be Qui-Gon on the playground today, and nearly every male in my elementary school saw the films at least once. I guess I'll rectify "I can find parts to like about them...but they felt like kids movies to me," to "I can find parts I like about them, but the worst parts felt like something out of a kids movie," if you really want to nitpick. IMHO, the attempt to appeal to a younger demographic hurt the films -especially RotJ and TPM-, more so than even the federation blockade trade senate blahblah, though now that I think about it, the Anakin and Padme stuff in ep2 was pretty shoddy too.

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#234 Posted by verbalmedal (57 posts) -

As a huge Star Wars fan, I can not wait for 2015

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#235 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Don't see the problem atleast they are finally doing a sequel to Return of the Jedi instead of all this prequel and offshoot stuff. Could actually be good that George Lucas isn't involved.

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#236 Posted by cannonballBAM (712 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

Love how the fanbase's first reaction is FUCK. Makes NO sense. You'd think fans of a series would want more, not less.

Wise words and my thoughts exactly.

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#237 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

The thing with the prequels was we knew what was going to happen. A new Star Wars movie with fresh ideas and characters is exactly what the franchise needs.

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#238 Posted by ShaggE (8398 posts) -

Holy shit. 7-9 are actually getting made. I'm not a fan of Star Wars, but this will be entertaining to see. If not the movies themselves, then certainly the reaction to them.

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#239 Posted by keli911 (14 posts) -

I am a fan of the first star wars trilogy and then a handful of games from lucasarts and i really dont think that this is a smart thing to do unless they keep it in the star wars world but move away from the storyline of the skywalkers. We really didnt need to see what happened before the original story since it was all explained rather well, the prequals didnt add to the original story is what im trying to say.

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#240 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

DIsney should have Lucasfilm and ILM work with Marvel in making the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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#241 Posted by frankfartmouth (1048 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

Who owns Disney?

The Illusive Man

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#242 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

@frankfartmouth said:

@Funkydupe said:

Who owns Disney?

The Illusive Man

No, Handsome Jack

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#243 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -

huh. well i guess it's a good thing i don't care enough for star wars for it to matter

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#244 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3130 posts) -

OH GOD OH GOD ALL OF MY MONEY YOU TAKE IT NOW

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#245 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@SethPhotopoulos: they were for enough people to have each make 700mil

i was being a bit facetious with that last comment but there were a lot of people that saw it 'cause they just gotta know.

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#246 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8083 posts) -

As far as games go, a new game in the Jedi Knight series is such a no brainer. I hope Disney can put some muscle behind that and make it happen.

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#247 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@xyzygy said:

Love how the fanbase's first reaction is FUCK. Makes NO sense. You'd think fans of a series would want more, not less.

Why would they want to see something that they like suffer further humiliation and bastardization?

The Star Wars fanbase is so segmented along generational lines and between franchise off-shoots that it's likely that the majority are happy about this news. It's probably just the poor saps who grew up heavily invested in the OT who are having aneurysms at the thought of Disney LucasFilm beating that rotting corpse one more time.

It's true that they might further ruin the franchise, it's also just as true that they might make it even better. How are we to know? Disney has some incredibly talented studios, like Pixar. Star Wars is all about CG and Pixar would be a perfect fit for this.

To be honest, taking Star Wars away from Mr. Lucas is a fucking incredible idea. Disney is a great studio and George Lucas is pretty hopeless when it comes to Star Wars nowadays (and film in general) so personally I think it's excellent news.

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#248 Posted by butano (1997 posts) -

I'm pretty excited about the acquisition. They've done the Marvel license justice in the film department, and their other studio Touchstone Pictures has done some pretty decent films in the past few years, most notably War Horse and the upcoming Lincoln. Lucasfilms is in good hands in my opinion.

@Scrawnto said:

Oh shit, I just realized that that means ILM and Pixar are in the same organization again. I wonder if there will be any interaction between those groups, sharing tech and such.

Whoa, never thought about that! That's quite a killer combo of special effects and animation they have on their hands now.

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#249 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8083 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@rebgav said:

@xyzygy said:

Love how the fanbase's first reaction is FUCK. Makes NO sense. You'd think fans of a series would want more, not less.

Why would they want to see something that they like suffer further humiliation and bastardization?

The Star Wars fanbase is so segmented along generational lines and between franchise off-shoots that it's likely that the majority are happy about this news. It's probably just the poor saps who grew up heavily invested in the OT who are having aneurysms at the thought of Disney LucasFilm beating that rotting corpse one more time.

It's true that they might further ruin the franchise, it's also just as true that they might make it even better. How are we to know? Disney has some incredibly talented studios, like Pixar. Star Wars is all about CG and Pixar would be a perfect fit for this.

To be honest, taking Star Wars away from Mr. Lucas is a fucking incredible idea. Disney is a great studio and George Lucas is pretty hopeless when it comes to Star Wars nowadays (and film in general) so personally I think it's excellent news.

Yeah I'm totally an "OT" guy and I love this. Lucas was going to make more movies and they were going to continue to suck. At least now we have a chance of them being good, and with seeing how Disney has handled Marvel, I think there's actually a pretty good chance that the films are quality. They've proven they will give talented film makers a chance to work on big properties, not just the usual block buster type directors.

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#250 Posted by Sin4profit (3411 posts) -

So does that mean they own LucasArts as well? I'm not sure how the subsidiaries lineup as far as this buyout goes. If Disney owns the rights to LucasArts i wonder if they'll just abandon games there or if they'll pull the stick out of LucasArts' ass and rerelease Grim Fandango and the Tie Fighter series.