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#31 Kurb

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

If he can revamp the franchise in similar fashion to how he did Star Trek I will be pleased.
Not the whole restart the universe thing, but give it more pop.

The prequels basically screamed "We were written by an out of touch old man!"

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

I think the only reason parts 1-3 came out was that other films had started beating Star Wars as the top earning film and Lucas' ego wouldn't accept it.

I honestly wasn't the world's biggest fan of 4-6, but 1-3 were utter crap.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

While I'm at it, I wonder if anyone else shares the thought that the saga as a whole could have been a lot more interesting if Luke turned evil.

(I'm talking the story beyond the six movies, mind you)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

With inflation taken into account, Star Wars is still the second biggest grossing movie of all time after Gone With the Wind. Unless there's a federal mandate for everyone to see a particular movie, this won't change for the foreseeable future.


Pretty good for a admittedly B-movie serial that was an homage to Flash Gordon and Joseph Campbell. The prequels were successful for what they were aimed at...6-12 year old little boys. Unfortunately, the rest of us are a bit past that age range, the fact that Lucas was never a good nonvisual director, and twenty plus years of unrealistic expectations cemented their fate. I'm still adamant that Episode 3 is worthy of being behind TESB and just behind ANH in the movie hierarchy.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

While I'm at it, I wonder if anyone else shares the thought that the saga as a whole could have been a lot more interesting if Luke turned evil.

(I'm talking the story beyond the six movies, mind you)


i think he does actually... and resurrects the emperor or some shiat.... i can't remember.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Those were horrible comic storylines that are totally retconned out of the universe. God they were awful.



However, the downfall of Han/Leia's son was pretty good.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Those were horrible comic storylines that are totally retconned out of the universe. God they were awful.



However, the downfall of Han/Leia's son was pretty good.


never read them... thought it was kind of a cool idea though.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

With inflation taken into account, Star Wars is still the second biggest grossing movie of all time after Gone With the Wind. Unless there's a federal mandate for everyone to see a particular movie, this won't change for the foreseeable future.


Disagree. I think The Avengers will surpass it, even adjusted.

And I expect the opening box office take for the Avengers sequel to be ungodly.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

JJ was THE best choice. He is as close to Spielberg in terms of his optimistic, idealistic film making we have.
I thought Star Trek was fantastic the way he did it.

But my God, how do you take the reins of such a monster like SW? No pressure JJ. Just multiple generations looking to you not to screw up their childhood and their kids childhood.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

http://boxofficemojo..._yr=2013&p=.htm



Always forget how well ET did at the box office.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

Disagree. I think The Avengers will surpass it, even adjusted.

And I expect the opening box office take for the Avengers sequel to be ungodly.



World wide opening weekend will be hard to top with HP 7 part 2 at nearly 500 Million. I'd say though with how well the first one did "3rd all time opening weekend world wide" that it's possible.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

I'm still adamant that Episode 3 is worthy of being behind TESB and just behind ANH in the movie hierarchy.



Last 1/3 of Episode 2 and Episode 3 were solid flicks.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Also I will prolly cry a little when I take my son to see it at.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Last 1/3 of Episode 2 and Episode 3 were solid flicks.

In order of cool

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How dare you Kurb?!! 6 above 4?? Ewoks were shiat... even as a kid, they annoyed the ever-living fug outta me. It was obvious Lucas was out trying to just sell toys at that point.

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1/2 - both sucked balls. Jar Jar and "wooden puppet anakin" were horrible. The romance stupidity in 2 was embarrassing to watch, like "seeing your uncle in the street nakers and stark raving mad" embarrassing. Add in that Mr. Monotone replaced the junior Pinocchio for Anankin, and it was absolutely horrible. The only thing that saved that movie was Natalie Portman in tight, skimpy clothes, and the cuissenart known as Yoda.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

I remember seeing 6 in Theaters as a small child.
Ewoks > Jar Jars. Hell the Ewoks at least had a story.

ANH is honestly painfully boring. Yes I said it.


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