The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*

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by abcd » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:01 am

It's awful with what they're doing to the franchise...

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by Johnny Jalfrezi » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:16 pm

As someone who watches a film most evenings, I don't consider it over-saturation to have a new Star Wars film once every 300-odd films. I mean, even if I was forced to watch it at gunpoint - which nobody is - I could probably stand it.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:31 pm

It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:59 pm

Preezy wrote:It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!


It’s quite easy to avoid the hype, you don’t have to read every story/news item about it.

I don’t think one film a year is oversaturating it, Marvel release more than that a year and there is still massive interest in those movies.

The danger with the Star Wars plans is less that it will oversaturate the market, but more that Disney will struggle to keep the quality up. The majority of Star Wars films are average to terrible in quality, I can’t imagine adding loads more is going to improve the situation.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:03 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!


It’s quite easy to avoid the hype, you don’t have to read every story/news item about it.

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by Tomous » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!


It’s quite easy to avoid the hype, you don’t have to read every story/news item about it.

I don’t think one film a year is oversaturating it, Marvel release more than that a year and there is still massive interest in those movies.

The danger with the Star Wars plans is less that it will oversaturate the market, but more that Disney will struggle to keep the quality up. The majority of Star Wars films are average to terrible in quality, I can’t imagine adding loads more is going to improve the situation.


I agree. One a year is fine got awhile if the quality is good, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case so far.

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:11 pm

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Preezy wrote:It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!


It’s quite easy to avoid the hype, you don’t have to read every story/news item about it.

I don’t think one film a year is oversaturating it, Marvel release more than that a year and there is still massive interest in those movies.

The danger with the Star Wars plans is less that it will oversaturate the market, but more that Disney will struggle to keep the quality up. The majority of Star Wars films are average to terrible in quality, I can’t imagine adding loads more is going to improve the situation.


I agree. One a year is fine got awhile if the quality is good, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case so far.


It’s possible that they will get better, even though there are more of them. After all, Force Awakens, Last Jedi and Rogue One were all far better than the 3 prequels. The Han Solo one looks gooseberry fool, but it might turn out to be ok,

I think they need to copy the Marvel formula slightly and have an overall person in charge of the direction of the movies. Having different writers/directors is great, but they need to be working towards a fixed story point, rather than just chucking each others work out as soon as they take over.

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by TheChosenOne » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Personally the last 3 films have been some of my favourites, and if they remain that way I'm down for more. Though if they're releasing multiple a year they're going to need to start to become more varied I think.

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by Tomous » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm

Moggy wrote:
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Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:It's not so much the film itself, it's the endless hype/speculation/reaction/analysis of each one that will slowly bleed into the edges of the next one. It's hard to avoid now, it'll only get worse!


It’s quite easy to avoid the hype, you don’t have to read every story/news item about it.

I don’t think one film a year is oversaturating it, Marvel release more than that a year and there is still massive interest in those movies.

The danger with the Star Wars plans is less that it will oversaturate the market, but more that Disney will struggle to keep the quality up. The majority of Star Wars films are average to terrible in quality, I can’t imagine adding loads more is going to improve the situation.


I agree. One a year is fine got awhile if the quality is good, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case so far.


It’s possible that they will get better, even though there are more of them. After all, Force Awakens, Last Jedi and Rogue One were all far better than the 3 prequels. The Han Solo one looks gooseberry fool, but it might turn out to be ok,

I think they need to copy the Marvel formula slightly and have an overall person in charge of the direction of the movies. Having different writers/directors is great, but they need to be working towards a fixed story point, rather than just chucking each others work out as soon as they take over.


Regarding Solo, Disney aren’t exactly making a big push for it marketing wise. It’s almost like they’ve written it off already.

I don’t understand why they haven’t copied the Marvel formula when it’s worked so well.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:57 pm

I'd much rather see Benioff and Weiss take on a series, rather than another set of movies.

Frankly I'm getting a little bit burnt out on all things Star Wars right now. Battlefront II was a clusterfuck of epic proportions, Last Jedi was hugely disappointing and Solo is doing absolutely nothing for me.

Say what we will about Lucas, but at least he had an overall vision for the series and it was just his shite execution that let it down. Right now it just seems to be floundering about without much direction. Naturally I hope I'm wrong. I hope Solo is every bit as good as Rogue One and that the movies still to come can impress me more than TLJ did, but right now I'm not really too bothered.

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by Ad7 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:21 pm

captain red dog wrote:They are going a bit nuts with Star Wars films now. I think there are too many in the pipeline. They could do with slowing it down a bit rather than having a yearly release to avoid it becoming over saturated.

I know they need to make money on it, but this is putting the long term at risk. At this rate they might as well invite Lucas back to do something with it too.


May as well be a ubisoft franchise at this point.

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:21 am

Alternative intros to Force Awakens that were ditched along the way:





Luke's hyperspace hand would have been amazing just to see the backlash. :slol:

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:21 am

Apparently the lightsabre hand made it as far as the shooting script. It was leaked a few months before principle photography if I remember correctly.

New Solo photos from EW. I have a bad feeling about this...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be6j4OOB2nb/

EDIT: I reeeeeeeally like that second possible opening though. That would have been a fantastic way to start.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am

On the second video I preferred the idea that the star destroyer crash landed on jakku after battle and wasn’t just dumped there so I’m glad that didn’t make the cut.

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by The Watching Artist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 am

Tafdolphin wrote:EDIT: I reeeeeeeally like that second possible opening though. That would have been a fantastic way to start.

You'd have to come up with a decent logical reason for dumping it.

The actual intro is better for me as it felt very Star Wars but without being such an obvious call back.

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:04 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:EDIT: I reeeeeeeally like that second possible opening though. That would have been a fantastic way to start.

You'd have to come up with a decent logical reason for dumping it.


My guess is that they'd have to turn Jakku into an official military dump for the New Republic, not unlike the USAF's Boneyard.

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by The Watching Artist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:18 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
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Tafdolphin wrote:EDIT: I reeeeeeeally like that second possible opening though. That would have been a fantastic way to start.

You'd have to come up with a decent logical reason for dumping it.


My guess is that they'd have to turn Jakku into an official military dump for the New Republic, not unlike the USAF's Boneyard.

Why dump it and not just not destroy it? Or fly it into a sun? And if its to scrap all the parts then why risk dropping it from orbit when you could land it? Nah the old battle makes far more sense.

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:23 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:EDIT: I reeeeeeeally like that second possible opening though. That would have been a fantastic way to start.

You'd have to come up with a decent logical reason for dumping it.


My guess is that they'd have to turn Jakku into an official military dump for the New Republic, not unlike the USAF's Boneyard.

Why dump it and not just not destroy it? Or fly it into a sun? And if its to scrap all the parts then why risk dropping it from orbit when you could land it? Nah the old battle makes far more sense.


I won't disagree with that, but this is Star Wars - there are entire planets dedicated to (and covered in) the galaxy's insatiable output of rubbish.

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by Kriken » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:11 pm

The trailer for Solo looked good, but then again it's easy to get a minute or so of decent-looking footage even from a film that isn't great. Been all sorts of troubling news about the production but hopefully it turns out okay because I do love me some Star Wars. And if it is bad it looks like it might at least be some dumb fun - unlike Rogue One which was a competent film but I found it so boring.

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by LewisD » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:19 am

Watched Baby Driver for the first time last night (what a great movie) and I couldn't help that Baby makes a much better Young solo than the guy they've picked to play young solo..

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