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Old 01-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Jj abrams directing new star wars!!!

Waiting on the official announcement but everyone is reporting it!!! Great Start Disney!!!

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/170...sode-vii.jhtml
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Excellent pick in my opinion. Abrams is one of my favorite current filmmakers, and he can easily adapt to keep with the tradition of a style of film.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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As a Disney and Star Wars (And for that matter Star Trek) Fan. I say UGH!

I'd rather have Gore Verbinski.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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I dunno...


On one hand it creates some sizzle...

On the other Abrams has had a hard time finishing a story - if you look at it objectively. He ran out if gas on Lost an the Star Trek movie - while a step in the right direction...was too heavy on CGI and became a little too watered down.

I'll give him a mulligan on that though.

I actually wanted someone like Christopher Nolan...who understands that nothing looks worse than elaborate, expensive CGI with no depth...would have liked to see John Favreau take a shot too

But I guess we'll wait and see.

Waterloo moment coming for Star Wars with this movie - obviously. Either become relevant in the context of pop culture again or continue to slide toward silliness.

Possibly a big turning point for Disney as well.

They appear to sparing no expense though ...Abrams did not come cheap. The screenwriters they're lining up are good as well. Lawrence kasdan coming back for the sequels brings some familiarity to the old ...aka "good"...movies.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #7
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As a Disney and Star Wars (And for that matter Star Trek) Fan. I say UGH!

I'd rather have Gore Verbinski.
Unfortunately, the response I want to give to this comment is not allowed by the TOS, but needless to say, I feel you are very very very very very wrong.
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Yes, well your Tarantino comments in the past make me question your take on Abrams both with Star Trek and Star Wars but hey each of us are entitled to our opinions.

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On one hand it creates some sizzle...

On the other Abrams has had a hard time finishing a story - if you look at it objectively. He ran out if gas on Lost an the Star Trek movie - while a step in the right direction...was too heavy on CGI and became a little too watered down.

I'll give him a mulligan on that though.

I actually wanted someone like Christopher Nolan...who understands that nothing looks worse than elaborate, expensive CGI with no depth...would have liked to see John Favreau take a shot too

But I guess we'll wait and see.

Waterloo moment coming for Star Wars with this movie - obviously. Either become relevant in the context of pop culture again or continue to slide toward silliness.

Possibly a big turning point for Disney as well.

They appear to sparing no expense though ...Abrams did not come cheap. The screenwriters they're lining up are good as well. Lawrence kasdan coming back for the sequels brings some familiarity to the old ...aka "good"...movies.

Nervous and optimistic.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, the response I want to give to this comment is not allowed by the TOS, but needless to say, I feel you are very very very very very wrong.
Well, my comment was damning with faint praise.

aka, Twice nothing is still nothing.

Jj Abrams is not good. To me, Verbinski, in the context of Star Wars specifically is ever so slightly less not good.
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Just what Star Wars needs ... more lens flare!

Besides his obscene overuse of lens flare, I think it's not too bad of a choice. They could have done much worse, and I enjoyed Star Trek and Super 8. The test will be to see how he handles a completly unique fantasy universe, not just Sci-Fi based in our 'earth universe' or future.
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~Star Trek is so boring. I was really hoping that The Avenger's director would produce Star Wars! We'll see!
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Thrilled with this choice. My fave current film maker, and unlike many others, I loved the end of Lost, and enjoyed Star Trek, so I'm very happy with this choice.
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~Star Trek is so boring. I was really hoping that The Avenger's director would produce Star Wars! We'll see!
Did you happen to see Abrams' 2009 Star Trek? It was quite a good movie... and I love Joss Whedon (Avengers), but Star Wars really wouldn't be a good fit for him.
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Actually, I think Joss Whedon would make a fine Star Wars director. his penchant for character interaction would be an excellent fit in Star Wars.

Plus, all those "Joss Whedon is my master now" Tshirts would have new relevance.


He's never done movies, but if they were going to pull someone over with Trek experience, I'd have loved to see what Ron D. Moore did with it. He has hands down created the best SciFi, the best Space Opera since perhaps the originals.

Of course, I'd rather have him handling the writing than the directing.
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