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J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the man-with-a-plan dept.

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azzkicker writes "It looks like J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. From the article: 'Sources have confirmed the Star Trek Into Darkness filmmaker will helm the next Star Wars movie, the highly anticipated installment in the landmark franchise scheduled to reach theaters in 2015."

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No more time travel! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42685785)

Time travel is the weakest of all SciFi plot devices, reserved for authors who are completely out of ideas.

Please, Mr. Abrams, don't do that again.

Re:No more time travel! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42685907)

Actually Mr Anonymous, many of the best episodes of classic sci-fi series like Star Trek and Stargate were all based on time-travel. Yesterday's Enterprise, Anyone?

In other words, you are wrong and it is actually the complete opposite. Time Travel scares away novice sci-fi writers because they cannot wrap their heads around the paradoxical nature of such concepts, while the great writers are able to mold the concept into compelling, memorable science fiction.

Re:No more time travel! (3, Insightful)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686015)

He obviously hasn't seen Primer.

Re:No more time travel! (-1, Troll)

Cosgrach (1737088) | about 2 years ago | (#42686185)

Primer was a shit movie.

Re:No more time travel! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686313)

You probably didn't figure out the entire timeline. I actually thought it was fairly good at first, and even watch it a second time. What really got me was when I realized that:

SPOILER ALERT.....
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.
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.
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when the movie starts, you actually aren't watching the original timeline. They've already time traveled at least once before the movie even began.

Re:No more time travel! (1, Insightful)

AK Marc (707885) | about 2 years ago | (#42686357)

But if you say that, that means you are too stupid to follow it, not that you thought it was just a shit movie. I pirated it and have it on my laptop and have still never made it through. Someone should have told them that character development isn't just talking about a character, but trying to get the audience to connect with the character. It was just bad.

Re:No more time travel! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686381)

Another person who doesn't understand Primer. Do not feel bad, it requires significantly above average intelligence.

Re: No more time travel! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686459)

Primer was an awesome movie for exactly the same reasons so many people hated it. I love it and consider it a one of a kind masterpiece. Of course I also consider Lunopolis and 11 minutes ago to be some of the finest Sci-fi I've ever seen, especially considering their budgets.

Re:No more time travel! (2)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42686049)

Time travel can be well used... But also so easily miss and over used!
(ie Lost and final of Fringe)

Re:No more time travel! (4, Insightful)

AK Marc (707885) | about 2 years ago | (#42686375)

That's why JJ Abrams shouldn't be trusted with time travel. It results in Lost.

Re:No more time travel! (2)

JakeBurn (2731457) | about 2 years ago | (#42686411)

Time Cop! Your argument is invalid.

Re:No more time travel! (1)

DL117 (2138600) | about 2 years ago | (#42686243)

I agree.

MTV Star Wars! (5, Funny)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 2 years ago | (#42685789)

Luke, Leia and Han are supercool heroes from a galaxy far, far away. And boy are they full of angst.

Re:MTV Star Wars! (5, Funny)

Wrexs0ul (515885) | about 2 years ago | (#42685849)

Starring Eugene Levy as Darth Vader, the dad still trying to be cool.

"We'll just tell your mother we used the force"

Re:MTV Star Wars! (1)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686065)

American Pie: Death Star, or will they resurrect one of the short-listed ST concepts from before Enterprise: "ST Academy 90210" :)

Re:MTV Star Wars! (2)

Higaran (835598) | about 2 years ago | (#42685857)

You sir, apparently did not watch the movies.

Re:MTV Star Wars! (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#42686407)

Um, woosh?

fuck my dick (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42685795)

http://bit.ly/14aTp80 goatse link please dont click if not retarded.

The Lens Flare!!! (4, Funny)

TheBilgeRat (1629569) | about 2 years ago | (#42685807)

... is going to be killer.

Re:The Lens Flare!!! (4, Funny)

Dyinobal (1427207) | about 2 years ago | (#42685911)

Now replacing the lightsaber the LensFlare Saber, a weapon for a more digitization age.

Re:The Lens Flare!!! (0)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686091)

Sorry, crApple has already signed up exclusive rights, so we'll be seeing iSabers, iBlasters & the new improved iFalcon freighter.

A Sith whirls his light saber menacingly (1)

kawabago (551139) | about 2 years ago | (#42686159)

The Jedi pulls out his trusty phaser and vaporizes the Sith. A lot less fun to watch, well, funny maybe.

Re:The Lens Flare!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686331)

Now replacing the lightsaber the LensFlare Saber, a weapon for a more digitization age.

ROTFL! I was going to say the same thing :)

Re:The Lens Flare!!! (5, Funny)

darthservo (942083) | about 2 years ago | (#42685977)

Especially with not just one, but *two* suns in the Tatooine system.

1 Word (4, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42685815)

"KAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHNNNN!"

(and this text goes in here because slashdot hates 1 word answers, even when they're totally awesome.)

Re:1 Word (5, Insightful)

SoulMaster (717007) | about 2 years ago | (#42686419)

Sorry... that word should be:

"THRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN!"

7 8 and 9 were already books. And they were awesome!

-SM

Eh....alright (1)

Orleron (835910) | about 2 years ago | (#42685823)

Not too surprising I guess, but if he puts his finger anywhere NEAR the "Reboot" button, I'll show George Lucas right up his ass.

Re:Eh....alright (2)

Orleron (835910) | about 2 years ago | (#42685843)

Shove even

Re:Eh....alright (0)

Teancum (67324) | about 2 years ago | (#42686115)

He could reboot "Episodes 1-3" and not do much damage. Then again I think a group of high school filmmakers could reboot those episodes and not do too much damage.

Of course the original trilogy was essentially a reboot of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai [wikipedia.org] tale, merely told in space. If you ever read some of the early drafts of the script for the original Star Wars movie (*cough* A New Hope *cough*) the similarity was even more pronounced to the point that George Lucas should have paid royalties for copying so much of the script of that previous movie.

I'm not too worried about JJ Abrams actually showing some creativity and perhaps doing something original for a change. It might just show George Lucas as the hack that he really is. Of course Abrams could really ensure his fame among the fans by filming the execution of Jar Jar in the opening scene... as an afterthought.

Re:Eh....alright (3, Informative)

imsabbel (611519) | about 2 years ago | (#42686429)

Sure you arent mixing up Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress?

Re:Eh....alright (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686457)

star wars [episode iv: a new hope] is definitely kurosawa's , in space. [imdb.com]

News for nerds... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42685829)

This is certainly not stuff that matters.

It makes sense (3, Interesting)

TheGoodNamesWereGone (1844118) | about 2 years ago | (#42685859)

It makes sense, as he already did a Star Wars movie in 2009. The descent of both franchises to the dark side will be complete.

Re:It makes sense (1)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686113)

Resistance is purile, turn to the Disney-side young padawan, you know it is your density!

The mouse better not mess this up (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#42685863)

The mouse better not mess this up

Re:The mouse better not mess this up (4, Insightful)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#42686417)

We could always.... not watch it.

Wait a second... (5, Funny)

Daetrin (576516) | about 2 years ago | (#42685877)

So the same person is now in charge of both the Star Wars movies and the Star Trek movies?

I think i just felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of fans involved in the never ending "which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek?" debates suddenly cried out in bewilderment and then their heads asploded.

Re:Wait a second... (5, Insightful)

hermitdev (2792385) | about 2 years ago | (#42685975)

Meanwhile, those of us that like both Star Wars & Star Trek are thinking, "hrrm, Episode 7 has a chance now of not sucking."

Re:Wait a second... (0)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686125)

What mix r u smokin man? Seriously, send me your recipe. ;)

Re:Wait a second... (3, Informative)

dadelbunts (1727498) | about 2 years ago | (#42686403)

Star Trek was an abomination. Being able to beam into warp destroys the Star-Trek universe worse than midichlorians ever did.

Re:Wait a second... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686005)

Dammit, and I just spent my last mod point.

No Help (5, Funny)

Master Moose (1243274) | about 2 years ago | (#42685893)

This is not going to help explaining the differences to the Girlfriend when she says "Star Wars, Star Trek same thing..."

"The Star Wars franchise had a series of movies starting a bit over 30 years ago. They are about to make some new ones. The guy who did Lost is going to direct them. . Where as Star Trek had a series of movies starting circa 30 years ago. They are now making new ones. The guy who did Lost directs them...""

Re:No Help (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686183)

I like how you capitalize the "G" in girlfriend.

Re:No Help (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686371)

If you have to talk about who's the director to differentiate, you're doing it wrong.

Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42685903)

So, anything interesting happening?

Rename the Franchaise (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about 2 years ago | (#42685923)

If Abrams is running the show, they are going to have to rename it to Lens-Flare Wars! [huffingtonpost.com]

Star Trek, Star Wars... (5, Funny)

Computer_kid (996105) | about 2 years ago | (#42685933)

Next he needs to do a reboot of Stargate, then he would have worked on all of the Star+* franchises.

Re:Star Trek, Star Wars... (2)

lkernan (561783) | about 2 years ago | (#42686045)

Next he needs to do a reboot of Stargate, then he would have worked on all of the Star+* franchises.

Please don't give MGM ideas.....

Re:Star Trek, Star Wars... (2)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about 2 years ago | (#42686299)

Next he needs to do a reboot of Stargate, then he would have worked on all of the Star+* franchises.

Please don't give MGM ideas.....

I'd be fine with it as long as the have Richard Dean Anderson back, or some how brought in Robert Carlyle (the one actor that SGU worth watching)

Re:Star Trek, Star Wars... (2)

Grishnakh (216268) | about 2 years ago | (#42686263)

You forgot about Starman (which I think qualifies as a "franchise" since it had one movie, and then a spinoff TV series).

Re:Star Trek, Star Wars... (2)

DigitalSorceress (156609) | about 2 years ago | (#42686307)

For the love of all that is good and right in the world, please just shut your mouth... do NOT give him ideas! :p

Omg :( (2)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42685941)

Please not him ...
StarTrek 2009 is not bad, but not good as well... (and I am a trek fan, so I love anything trekky)
But, I can't stand Lost, and Fringe which had a good start has gone down and down.. to a meaningless end... So disappointed..
Just my point of view but I think this guy is overrated where he should only get a 5/10 score.

Re:Omg :( (1)

cervesaebraciator (2352888) | about 2 years ago | (#42686141)

(and I am a trek fan, so I love anything trekky)

Exactly. But the new Trek movie wasn't made for us Trek fans.

Re:Omg :( (1)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42686227)

This is what scare me, 'cause I am also a sw fan, at some point, and I'am afraid to be disappointed, again..

Re:Omg :( (5, Insightful)

DigitalSorceress (156609) | about 2 years ago | (#42686347)

this. So much this...

Abrams has really shown great ability to come up with a good story context and set up a world and characters we get pulled into and care about.. and then CONSISTENTLY fails to take them to a satisfying conclusion...

He's the biggest SF-tease evar.

Maybe Abrams could start it up and get the story rolling for VII and VIII but then they could let someone with a history of doing it right (Joss where for art thou?) bring it on home in IX

Does It Matter? (2)

MightyMartian (840721) | about 2 years ago | (#42685945)

I don't really care who directs it. I'm more interested in finding out if Ford, Hamill and Fisher are going to be in it. I know they're old fogies now, but frankly after the horrors that were the prequels, I'd like nothing more than Han Solo with a blaster.

Re:Does It Matter? (3, Informative)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#42686445)

I don't really care who directs it. I'm more interested in finding out if Ford, Hamill and Fisher are going to be in it. I know they're old fogies now, but frankly after the horrors that were the prequels, I'd like nothing more than Han Solo with a blaster.

They have all expressed interest, and the story idea that's been floated so far has Luke being the head of a new academy. It's possible.

Not sure if Carrie would still fit into the bikini, though.

Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (4, Funny)

ohnocitizen (1951674) | about 2 years ago | (#42685949)

And turn Star Wars 7 into Star Wars 7, 8, and 9?

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42685999)

Yeah, this guy would make a better one for sure!
But he would trade spaceship and asteroid belt for some planetary landscape shot somewhere in NZ :D

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (5, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | about 2 years ago | (#42686079)

Star wars 7: There is a knock at Luke's front door. A bunch of people invite themselves in and eat all his food.

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

tarpitcod (822436) | about 2 years ago | (#42686143)

Aw you're just jealous because you live across the ditch.

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | about 2 years ago | (#42686281)

That was lifted straight out of the book "The Hobbit". Peter Jackson is pretty good at being very authentic to the source material in a novel. So a Star Wars movie from him would probably mean him taking Timothy Zahn's trilogy and turning them into movies, which would actually probably be really cool, if only I could blot the Prequels out of my mind.

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | about 2 years ago | (#42686409)

The Director is free to pace the story though. Blade Runner was great partly because of the amount of rework it went through.

Why JJ Abrams when you could get Joss Whedon? (1)

cervesaebraciator (2352888) | about 2 years ago | (#42686147)

And have the new series of Star Wars movies cancelled after Episode VII?

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (2)

Teancum (67324) | about 2 years ago | (#42686177)

Disney is risk averse to directors who can successfully sue the movie studio and win monetary settlements for uncompensated royalties. Otherwise, I'd have to agree.

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

Nostromo21 (1947840) | about 2 years ago | (#42686201)

No, that would be Star Wars 7.1, 7.2 & 7.3, with options on 7.4-7.9.
8 & 9 would be remakes/reboots of 7.1 & 7.2 respectively, with Lucas doing the scriptwriting from his geriatric bed.
Oh, the horror, the HORROOOOORRRRRRRRR!!!

Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (1)

owlman17 (871857) | about 2 years ago | (#42686217)

Star Wars 7: Part I, then parts 2 & 3 before hitting Star Wars 8.

What we want (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | about 2 years ago | (#42686019)

We want to see Darth Vader's evil clone transported into the past to save the whales.

And many, many Jar Jar Binks clones.

GOOD! After Empire Lucas was batshit crazy! (1)

tarpitcod (822436) | about 2 years ago | (#42686029)

I apologize to the 'recent' fans, I really *really* wanted to like the 'new' episodes but they sucked. Horribly. I mean terrible horrible waste of all that ILM CPU cycles on digital effects and acting crap.

The reboot of Star Trek was awesome even die-hard trekkies I know who hated it on first viewing got to love it. Well that's all of them except the TNG kids who well let's face it - they just aren't cool and are namby-pamby overly politically correct crap.

So yeah, maybe he can fix it because pretty much after Empire Lucas clearly lost the plot entirely - I mean Ewoks and Jar Jar sucked so badly it was sad.

Re:GOOD! After Empire Lucas was batshit crazy! (2)

Grishnakh (216268) | about 2 years ago | (#42686305)

The Ewoks were tolerable, but Jar Jar was way, way over the line.

Here's a though experiment: imagine how Episodes 6, 1, 2, and 3 would have been if they had been done by the same writer and director who did Empire Strikes Back.

I half agree (2)

bussdriver (620565) | about 2 years ago | (#42686441)

Lucas should have sold BEFORE the prequels. Hard to believe he made those classics. Some mentor must have helped Lucas in the past and died a few decades ago...

If you liked Star Trek reboot you'll like this because you've already seen his kind of Star Wars: it was NOT Star Trek no matter how many geek references he put in; Abrams wanted to do Star WARS but was stuck with Star TREK... He completely missed the point and spirit of the Treks. If you summarized something into mere factoids and considered that a valid representation then you'd not take issue with the Trek reboot.

The Abrams Star Wars warmup:
Planet destroyer with a SLOW trigger. check.
Sword fighting. check.
Flawed "gritty" side of humanity; society hasn't really progressed... check.
Logic? none. check.
Way more action than talking. check.

The Idiotic Nonsense storyline was Abrams homage to Star Wars prequels (and about half the Trek films too.)

Star Trek/Star Wars Crossover? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686039)

I am not saying it would be a good idea. But just think of the money they could make.

Re:Star Trek/Star Wars Crossover? (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | about 2 years ago | (#42686345)

I am not saying it would be a good idea. But just think of the money they could make.

A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away
where no man has gone before...

Can't we get somebody with a proven track record? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686043)

Why do we keep picking these young, relatively unknown people to direct high-profile films? They usually have a string of average to poor movies and have most of their experience doing advertisements or music videos.

Why can't we get a seasoned veteran of the film industry? Is it the mindset that having younger people work on something will somehow make it hip and fresh? If that's the case, there's a string of terrible films by green-thumb directors to prove that notion wrong.

Don't get me wrong, I like J. J. Abrams, but for something as monumental as Star Wars I figured they'd want a true expert in film, somebody with a very solid and reliable history of legitimate hits.

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (1)

tarpitcod (822436) | about 2 years ago | (#42686117)

I wonder what Joss Whedon would do with it? He did a smash-up job on firefly.

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (1)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42686123)

Interesting
3

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (1)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42686165)

(just learn that you can't post a "less than" sign into comment, the alone 3 was suppose to be "less than" 3 ^^)

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686135)

Two words Doll House

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (1)

mZHg (2035814) | about 2 years ago | (#42686203)

Doll House was good imo

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | about 2 years ago | (#42686361)

I'm guessing it's because the really excellent directors, like Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Jon Favreau, or Bryan Singer, are either not interested in sci-fi at all (Eastwood), not interested in Star Wars specifically, not interested in picking up someone else's series and running with it, or perhaps not interested in working with George Lucas even if he restricts himself to effects and visuals. Or perhaps it's because the previous Star Wars movies (mainly the prequels) have been such horrors of filmmaking that no "true expert of film" would want to touch that turkey. Honestly, they're lucky they got someone as good as Abrams to take this thing over, after the mess that Lucas has made of it. And I'm truly shocked actually that Lucas is even letting someone else take over. He's had nothing good to say about ESB, it being the SW movie he had the least to do with. The man is an egomaniac, and I'm wondering how they managed to wrestle control away from him.

Re:Can't we get somebody with a proven track recor (2)

FearTheFez (2592613) | about 2 years ago | (#42686397)

Well there goes my hope of finding out what Quentin Tarantino would have done with an army of Uma Thurman clones.......

Now we can finally openly acknowledge it (4, Funny)

OhANameWhatName (2688401) | about 2 years ago | (#42686095)

Star Wars is lost

Star Wars: Revolution (1)

Jackazz (572024) | about 2 years ago | (#42686107)

Let's just hope it is more like the work he did on Star Trek, and not the slow and contrived "Revolution".

Luke et. al. must make their way through post-collapse empire cities ruled by gangs to free the rebel slaves!!!

having just watched the Trek marathon on SyFy (5, Insightful)

decora (1710862) | about 2 years ago | (#42686139)

i have to say that something has been 'lost' in the new age.

the best original trek were about the human condition... I'm sure you can name some of your favorite episodes that leap to mind... but for me it is TOS like the Menagerie, or TNG like "The Inner Light" (where he plays the flute on) or the one about Enkidu and Gilgamesh.

When Spock dies in Wrath of Khan, tell me you didn't cry ... now tell me even one memorably emotional scene from anything after Generations

The new stuff is fine.. but its ... where is the heart? Maybe I'm just old but...

Re:having just watched the Trek marathon on SyFy (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686189)

Picard Losing it when he realizes that he's captain Ahab and chasing his white whale.

Re:having just watched the Trek marathon on SyFy (5, Funny)

tarpitcod (822436) | about 2 years ago | (#42686193)

Please. All of that TNG crap. I wanted them to die. I wanted the scene to go like this:

Picard> Yes, but the question is *should* we kill them?
Data> Killing is not ethical
Blah>
Blah>
Blah>
  Enterprise blown from the stars

Enemy captain> If you're going to shoot, shoot, don't talk

Re:having just watched the Trek marathon on SyFy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686393)

You are an old butt.

He should merge them! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686149)

JJ Abrams should merge Star Trek and Star Wars! Shatner and Vader, Solo and Spock, Picard, all three Luke Skywalkers *and* Luther Campbell, and both women all on the same stage!

Re:He should merge them! (1)

Teancum (67324) | about 2 years ago | (#42686245)

Patrick Stewart v. James Earl Jones would be one wicked match up. Still..... who would be evil and who would be good?

Yeah (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686289)

Lost was a piece of shit. Fuck everyone who liked it. I'm going drinking.

Two words (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686301)

Whill Wheaton

Re:Two words (1)

EmagGeek (574360) | about 2 years ago | (#42686401)

These movies are rueened.

Timothy Zahn (1)

SoulMaster (717007) | about 2 years ago | (#42686315)

I don't really care who directs it, I just hope they base 7, 8 and 9 on the Timothy Zahn books. I read them long ago and have been waiting for them to be movies for something like 20 years.

-SM

This Is the Worst News I've Heard All Day (4, Insightful)

ALeavitt (636946) | about 2 years ago | (#42686327)

Abrams is going to take Star Wars, remove all of the substance, and turn it into a bright-colored, flashy, plotless action movie devoid of all substance.
So basically Lucas' legacy is alive and well.

This sucks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686353)

Fuck.

Just when you thought... (4, Insightful)

EmagGeek (574360) | about 2 years ago | (#42686379)

... it couldn't get any fucking worse than Jar Jar Binks.

Well there goes my interest. (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42686423)

Now I am never one to judge a movie before I see it but him directing it more or less took my interest in the movie down to nothing. As in I wont see it in the theater and Ill probablly just wait till its on netflix since disney has inked a deal with netflix and already started releasing movies on it.

He isnt a terrible director but he isnt good either. He is very mediocre at best. I really disliked the star trek movie he did, super 8 had good intentions but was rather bland and boring and you could really tell he basically tried to copy stephen spieldbergs old style in it and mission impossible 3 much like all of them was just an abortion put on screen.

JJ is really the very and perfect definition of "in the right place at the right time". He got very lucky which earned him some undue credit that has carried him along. If he had to get along on his movie directing skills alone he would be a nobody.

So personally Ill pass on the new star wars movies. Besides when they talked about it being a trilogy I lost even more interest. Im sick of everything having to be a trilogy, just make one damn good movie at a time instead of dragging it out.

And the rich get richer (5, Interesting)

jfengel (409917) | about 2 years ago | (#42686437)

As an actor (and so distantly connected to the entertainment industry), what makes me cranky about this is Hollywood's affinity for known quantities. I like Abrams' work; I'm sure it'll be a fine movie.

But there are hundreds of lesser-known directors who might have done something. What would Kevin Smith have done? Or Alfonso Cuaron, who made the third Harry Potter movie so much more interesting than any of the others? Or somebody I've never heard of?

They're going with a known quantity, and maybe it's the right business decision. It means it probably won't be terrible, and will probably be pretty good. But no matter how good it is, it's still going to be more of Abrams, who we've already got plenty of.

They're going with a known quantity to eliminate the risks. And all you get from safe choices is safe movies. And "safe" is exactly what Star Wars wasn't, at least not the first time, the thing that made it great.

continuity be damned (1)

maxwells_deamon (221474) | about 2 years ago | (#42686447)

Who ever does continuity and science consistency checks for Abrams should be banned from all future creative work. I think he should be voted most likely to reboot the script and not reshoot what is already in the can.

I can see it now: people dying after getting sucked into the vacuum of space but others without spacesuits saving them by doing mouth to mouth while waiting for the airlock to cycle.

My take on episode 7 (2)

xQuarkDS9x (646166) | about 2 years ago | (#42686477)

Now that Abrams is going to direct episode 7 my first take was these several idea's.... it's going to be a prequel of prequels before even episode 1 where

- We see how Amidala was born and how her parents somehow have magical adventures with Gungans and Disney like characters on Naboo

- We see how Shmi Skywalker ended up getting a bunch of medichloreans up her snatch and how Ani was born... Medichlorean sex anyone but without a lightsaber rod just the force???

- Somehow Obi wans and Qui gons parents are involved also in this story again with Disney like characters

- A character similiar to nero but in a star wars universe goes back in time from somewhere just after episode six to exact revenge and we have an alternate star wars universe with all the same characters but... oh my god.. suddenly they all look different and much younger and they have even crappier technology then the same ships in the original movie did. I mean cmon on 2009 Star trek had what looked like nuclear technology to power a warp drive? o_O

- In short it'll be a reboot of star wars just like the horrible reboot of star trek with a storyline that will make you cringe...

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