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Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Sandwurm88 » 30 Oct 2012 16:21

http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2012/10/disney-buys-lucasfilm-ltd-announces-star-wars-episode-7-for-2015-now-owns-all-the-nerds.html/


I honestly don't care as much as I thought I would. The prequel trilogy was probably a greater affront to the series as a whole, and the original three will be the ones with lasting value. Like the BH and KJA stuff, all this extra bull will fade into history, leaving the originals standing.

Also, I'm not even a big Star Wars fan to be honest. I've watched the whole trilogy like two or three times tops. Pretty much just a rip-off of much better SF novels and short stories that came before. The LOTR movies were much better.

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby ULFsurfer » 30 Oct 2012 17:37

Just read it too..

I'm a fan of the original trilogy; it's pretty damn good entertainment. And I agree that whatever Lucas made afterward has been exceptionally turdy. No surprise to hear that there will be more movies, or even that Lucasfilm has been gobbled up by a bigger fish. Even though Lucas says he wants to leave film making for a younger generation I still have no hopes to see anything watchable coming out of this franchise again - especially not with Disney.

It's quite a similar situation as for the Dune books, only that Lucas is raping himself instead of having a boy and a hack doing it.

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby SadisticCynic » 31 Oct 2012 04:39

Ha, I read about this and came straight here to see if anyone else thought the same as me. :)

I'm mildly curious to see if they follow the Star Wars EU or not, but apart from that, and the initial shock of another Star Wars film, I don't think I'm going to care too much about this.
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Postby Freakzilla » 31 Oct 2012 06:10

It's hard to imagine Ep. 7 being worse than the last three.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Apjak » 31 Oct 2012 07:42

I honestly believe DisneyCorp will give the property better treatment than Lucasfilm did, but now I think it is impossible that SW and Indiana Jones will ever see the light of public domain until the collapse of Western Civilization. -_-
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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Omphalos » 31 Oct 2012 11:16

So much for fan produced shit, I guess.

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Postby lotek » 31 Oct 2012 11:38

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Naïve mind » 31 Oct 2012 14:16

What a shame; every 'franchise' movie made is an original movie that will never see the light of day.

Think about how many creative minds out there yearn to do something of their own, how many original scripts and novels could be transformed into blockbusters or interesting failures. But no, commercial reality dictates that we are held hostage by the big names of yesteryear. Philip K. Dick, Stan Lee, George Lucas, Roddenberry and yes, Frank Herbert have become the sole originators of science fiction blockbusters, and these productions are divorced of all the authenticity and yes, risk-taking that made their works interesting in the first place.

I don't think it's right to think of these 'franchise movies' being parasitical on the success of Star Wars; it's the tired old 'Star Wars' meme that's parasitical on the enormous energy, skill, effort and money required to make a big movie.

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Sandwurm88 » 31 Oct 2012 17:13

Quite the opposite, in fact: SW is parasitical of off all those guys. Steals plot lines from many SF books, most notably Dune.

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Lawliet » 31 Oct 2012 19:10

I hate Star Wars and never understood the fascination around those movies. There, i said it. I already feel better.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby DuneFishUK » 31 Oct 2012 19:49

The original starwars movies are top class pulp nonsense - derivative as fuck and full if cues from the old serials.

How they managed to fuck it up so badly eith the newer films is a mystery.

Hopefully with a bit of fresh creativity at the top they can get back on track and make a watchable film or two.

Pixar and Marvel have survived Disneyfication, hopefully they have similar plans for LF.

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Postby Freakzilla » 31 Oct 2012 21:27

Lawliet wrote:I hate Star Wars and never understood the fascination around those movies. There, i said it. I already feel better.


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Postby Mr. Teg » 01 Nov 2012 04:32

Dear Gawd and all that is holy on Gawd's green earth.

You know the KJA just stained himself thinking about the new opportunities not just Star Wars but "other" Disney Classics.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Hunchback Jack » 01 Nov 2012 12:24

This might be okay. The biggest problem with the prequel trilogy was the writing, and the fact no one could say no to Lucas. With him relegated to a consultant role, they might be able to make the third trilogy more than the soulless CG fest that eps 1-3 were.

Any semblance of a cohesive universe is about to go out the window tho. And I've never gotten
Into any of the eu or fanfic stuff at all.

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Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm; New SW film immediately announced

Postby Lawliet » 03 Nov 2012 19:42

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