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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2014, 05:19:33 PM »
If you're not on team cross guard you're a lame
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2014, 05:50:54 PM »
My space laser sword isn't realistic enough :brazilcry
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2014, 05:52:45 PM »
:lol @ dudes losing their shit on a small detail in a sci fi fantasy series with way more baffling things in it.

If you take this away from nerds you pop the whole bubble of geekdom.

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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2014, 06:14:57 PM »


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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #124 on: December 09, 2014, 01:28:45 PM »
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George Lucas hasn't seen the new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Maybe he's boycotting it over the lack of Gungans and bad dialogue.

As Rolling Stone points out, the trailer has been viewed more than 60 million times on YouTube since it was posted Nov. 28.

But none of those views was by the "Star Wars" creator.

When asked by the New York Post what he thought of the long-awaited trailer, Lucas said, "I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."

Come on ... really?

The newspaper also reportedly asked Lucas if he was curious about J.J. Abrams' vision for the film. Lucas said "Not really."

He's probably mad about Abrams "no Ewoks" policy.

Lucas explained he hasn't seen the trailer "because it's not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it's released."

So, a man who creates, arguably, the most popular and greatest sci-fi franchise in film history, then turns it over to someone else, isn't chomping at the bit to see what the other guy is doing with it? He wants to wait a year to see it on a bigger screen, when he can just dial it up in a moment of boredom?

I don't think so.

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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #125 on: December 09, 2014, 02:23:00 PM »
Lucas is probably bored of the shit. It's taken up pretty much all of his adult life. Let the man move on with his life without hammering him because he isn't invested in a goddamn trailer....jesus christ.
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« Reply #126 on: December 09, 2014, 02:27:39 PM »
Yea. Besides he said he's going to see the movie. Dunno what people want from him - he's gone, we're all happy he's gone, why the fuck do people want him to validate the trailer?
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« Reply #127 on: December 09, 2014, 02:28:02 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.
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« Reply #128 on: December 09, 2014, 02:35:15 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup
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« Reply #129 on: December 09, 2014, 02:39:29 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup

:gurl

God forbid I be glad the man who helmed the prequel trilogy not be involved in this movie.
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« Reply #130 on: December 09, 2014, 02:40:49 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup

:gurl

God forbid I be glad the man who created the entire goddamn story not be involved in this movie.

Fixed that for you since your memory is about as long as your dick apparently.
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« Reply #131 on: December 09, 2014, 02:41:16 PM »
Think about it this way.

Would you rather have Lucas involved and meddling in the new shit ( :holeup ), or have him like this, as hands off and disinterested as possible?

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« Reply #132 on: December 09, 2014, 02:42:03 PM »
Think about it this way.

Would you rather have Lucas involved and meddling in the new shit ( :holeup ), or have him like this, as hands off and disinterested as possible?

He got paid to leave it alone, leave it alone. But disrespect for what the man accomplished is a bad look.

Get paid 4,000,000,000 for something you made up while smoking weed brehs.
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« Reply #133 on: December 09, 2014, 02:43:01 PM »
Considering the trailer looks like a soulless carbon copy of the originals for bitter nostalgics I see no reason Lucas should need to weigh in.  "Gee, I guess it looks like a movie I made in the 70s".  Abrams  :picard
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« Reply #134 on: December 09, 2014, 02:43:33 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup

:gurl

God forbid I be glad the man who created the entire goddamn story not be involved in this movie.

Fixed that for you since your memory is about as long as your dick apparently.

So because he started the series he gets an automatic pass for doing more harm to the franchise than good?

:umad
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« Reply #135 on: December 09, 2014, 02:44:44 PM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup

:gurl

God forbid I be glad the man who created the entire goddamn story not be involved in this movie.

Fixed that for you since your memory is about as long as your dick apparently.

So because he started the series he gets an automatic pass for doing more harm to the franchise than good?

:umad

Again, you do better then. I enjoy star wars and thank him for bringing it to me and my kids.
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BobFromPikeCreek

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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #136 on: December 09, 2014, 02:45:20 PM »
Apparently creation is a prerequisite for legitimate criticism, dudes.
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BobFromPikeCreek

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« Reply #137 on: December 09, 2014, 02:46:40 PM »
Excuse me while I make a Star Wars so I'm allowed to say something bad about Star Wars.
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #138 on: December 09, 2014, 02:47:06 PM »
Apparently creation is a prerequisite for legitimate criticism, dudes.

Easy to pick on the guy who built the car when all you do is drive it, breh.
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BobFromPikeCreek

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« Reply #139 on: December 09, 2014, 02:47:49 PM »
Apparently creation is a prerequisite for legitimate criticism, dudes.

Easy to pick on the guy who built the car when all you do is drive it, breh.

If I could undrive the prequels I absolutely would.
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #140 on: December 09, 2014, 02:48:47 PM »
Apparently creation is a prerequisite for legitimate criticism, dudes.

Easy to pick on the guy who built the car when all you do is drive it, breh.

If I could undrive the prequels I absolutely would.

God I hope not but the potential for JJ to make you miss George is larger than you think. I look forward to a tremendous amount of lens flares though.
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BobFromPikeCreek

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« Reply #141 on: December 09, 2014, 02:50:40 PM »
Apparently creation is a prerequisite for legitimate criticism, dudes.

Easy to pick on the guy who built the car when all you do is drive it, breh.

If I could undrive the prequels I absolutely would.

God I hope not but the potential for JJ to make you miss George is larger than you think. I look forward to a tremendous amount of lens flares though.

What I'm saying though is if George were involved it'd be lens flares AND dry, wooden dialog about space taxation.
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #142 on: December 09, 2014, 02:51:47 PM »
Nerds.
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« Reply #143 on: December 09, 2014, 02:53:57 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: December 09, 2014, 02:54:52 PM »
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« Reply #145 on: December 09, 2014, 03:39:29 PM »
Considering the trailer looks like a soulless carbon copy of the originals for bitter nostalgics I see no reason Lucas should need to weigh in.  "Gee, I guess it looks like a movie I made in the 70s".  Abrams  :picard

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« Reply #146 on: December 09, 2014, 03:44:45 PM »
:yeshrug
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« Reply #147 on: December 09, 2014, 03:53:09 PM »
Yep. That's great. Not sure how or why you're reading my post about being happy he's not creatively involved with the new movie as me saying he's a bad man.
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« Reply #148 on: December 12, 2014, 02:07:01 AM »
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I don't know anything about it.

Best Star Wars news yet.

Well, I guess we'll just wait for you to create a better universe and plot then. Should we get a coffee or will you be able to conjure this up quickly?

 :ufup

:gurl

God forbid I be glad the man who created the entire goddamn story not be involved in this movie.

Fixed that for you since your memory is about as long as your dick apparently.

You’re being a jerk.

Lucas made something special which struck a chord with a lot of us. Then he made the Prequels, which were not good movies. And in retrospect, Return of the Jedi is weaker than the first two. It doesn’t mean GL is a bad guy, but I’m happy he’s not going to be involved with the series from here on out, because it felt like he was phoning it in.

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« Reply #149 on: December 12, 2014, 03:31:17 AM »
Official character names revealed via official trading cards













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« Reply #150 on: December 12, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »
The sith guy seems to be Irish.  Kyle O'Ren...henceforth known as Darth Shamrock?
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« Reply #151 on: December 12, 2014, 08:45:38 AM »
The sith guy seems to be Irish.  Kyle O'Ren...henceforth known as Darth Shamrock?

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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #152 on: December 12, 2014, 09:56:37 AM »
I can't help but feel that the Clone Wars were like the monster in a horror movie: it's far more effective if you don't get too many details about actually what it is.

Naa that makes it seem like it would have inevitably sucked no matter who was at the helm.  Lucas didn't see how making the Clone Wars awesome would have yielded more sales in plastic toys so he didn't care to make it interesting.  As you suggest, a more competent team could have made something really special.  Imagine if the build up to the Clone Wars was more than just trade negotiations. :-|

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« Reply #153 on: December 12, 2014, 03:28:55 PM »
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/12/shocking-new-reveals-from-sony-hack-j-law-pitt-clooney-and-comparing-fincher-to-hitler.html?via=twitter_page
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams’s continuation of the Star Wars story, will hit theaters late next year, and there are several other planned Star Wars films by Rian Johnson (Looper), Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), and Josh Trank (Chronicle). An email dated September 20, 2014, from Michael De Luca, President of Production for Columbia Pictures, to Amy Pascal discusses the plans for Disney’s upcoming Star wars films—and may have spilled some interesting new details.

“Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored to be the subject of one. Rian Johnson as you know is doing the main ones, episodes 8 and 9 of the Luke and Leia story lines, after JJ. Not sure anything is gained by looking at what Lucasfilm is doing except we are stalking all these people too, except Whitta whom I think blows.”

 :whoo :whew :sabu
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Cindi Mayweather

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« Reply #154 on: December 12, 2014, 03:38:43 PM »
Gary Whitta is fucking terrible.
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« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2014, 05:51:24 PM »
Dude wrote some kinda decent Fallout fanfiction and GAF thinks he's some kinda nerd messiah.
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« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2014, 05:53:03 PM »
gary whitta's walking dead 1 chapter was the worst thing
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« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2014, 06:41:25 PM »
Come on, the guy is still early in his film career and he's already been nominated!  Buncha haters.  :beli

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« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2014, 07:19:20 PM »
Come on, the guy is still early in his film career and he's already been nominated!  Buncha haters.  :beli

:rofl

I just can't get over him logging back onto GAF just to delete or edit his old Star Wars bashing posts!  :lol
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« Reply #159 on: December 12, 2014, 09:15:24 PM »
a paycheck changes things b

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« Reply #160 on: December 13, 2014, 03:20:39 AM »
Seriously...stop hating on a fella...fuck.
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« Reply #161 on: December 13, 2014, 03:20:46 AM »
Seriously...stop hating on a fella...fuck.
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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #162 on: December 13, 2014, 10:29:41 AM »
Whitta is living his dream and finds six figure checks in his mailbox. I'm not going to hate on him.
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« Reply #163 on: December 13, 2014, 10:50:39 AM »
Since when is merely earning an income a valid deflection for criticism? Are we gonna act like his body of work isn't mostly awful? There are plenty of worse people out there, but dudes track record is straight trash.

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« Reply #164 on: December 13, 2014, 11:03:35 AM »
Yeah I don't give a fuck about what he puts into his IRA. His movies suck :neogaf

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« Reply #165 on: December 13, 2014, 11:26:11 AM »
Book of Eli was pretty entertaining up to the twist. That was garbage

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« Reply #166 on: December 13, 2014, 11:28:30 AM »
Meh, my reaction is who cares. Dude is a fanboy I used to talk nerd shit with who is now writing Star Wars movies. Is he a bad writer? Sure. Do I give a shit? Nah. Good for him.
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« Reply #167 on: December 13, 2014, 12:57:07 PM »
Thera ended up having a shitty show on MSNBC, who cares

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« Reply #168 on: December 13, 2014, 04:30:28 PM »
Book of Eli was pretty entertaining up to the twist. That was garbage

Whitta lucked out on that one by getting attached to a really visual director and a producer who could pull together a decent cast.
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« Reply #169 on: December 13, 2014, 05:12:02 PM »
Thera ended up having a shitty show on MSNBC, who cares

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Who is Thera?

EDIT: Ronan Farrow.  Never seen him.
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« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2014, 05:19:00 PM »
I liked Book of Eli, twist and all.

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« Reply #171 on: January 21, 2015, 04:23:17 PM »
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Disney ditched my ideas for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' George Lucas says

The creator of "Star Wars" says Disney "didn't really want" to use his ideas and came up with something new instead.

 "Star Wars" creator George Lucas may have relinquished control of his space-faring franchise when he sold the rights to Disney back in 2012, but those wondering how much of the director's influence will find its way into the plot of the upcoming seventh installment may now have an answer -- not much.

Following comments that he had started to craft some ideas for a new "Star Wars" trilogy before Lucasfilm was acquired, Lucas was asked in an interview with Cinema Blend published Tuesday to divulge some of the ideas he had cooked up for new "Star Wars" material.

"Well, the ones that I sold to Disney and everything, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those," Lucas told Cinema Blend. "So they made up their own. It's not the ones that I originally wrote."

There will doubtless be many sci-fi fans claiming relief at the news that Lucas' ideas won't be making it into "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which is scheduled for release in December. Widespread criticism of the CGI-heavy prequel trilogy that arrived between 1999 and 2005 has seen Lucas' cachet within the geek community drop. This even led to viral hits such as a mocking rework of the first "Force Awakens" trailer that imagines what the new film could look like with Lucas in the driving seat.

Are "Star Wars" fans altogether too eager to give Lucas a hard time though? I'd argue that while there's little to redeem the prequel movies, Lucas is the father of the "Star Wars" universe beloved by so, so many. It's his world we're daydreaming in when we spend long, dull meetings imagining epic lightsaber battles, or spicing up a boring commute with some Duel of the Fates. If I was in Disney's position, I would have thought long and hard before casting aside any ideas that poured directly out of Lucas' grey matter.

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Re: How bout that Star War huh?
« Reply #172 on: January 21, 2015, 04:35:47 PM »
Great now if 7 sucks, everyone will be like 'they should have kept with GL's vision.'
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« Reply #173 on: January 21, 2015, 05:18:43 PM »
I'm sure some of his ideas are still in there somewhere, but it's kind of a good idea to get a rewrite by someone who is actively involved in the movie.
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« Reply #174 on: January 21, 2015, 06:30:02 PM »
GL burned through three chances to get Star Wars right, and blew them all.

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« Reply #175 on: January 21, 2015, 06:42:05 PM »
I'd bet Disney probably had an idea what they wanted to do with the story before they payed four billion dollars to get SW out of Lucas' hands. Of course they immediately threw his ideas in the incinerator.

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« Reply #176 on: January 21, 2015, 11:10:32 PM »
to be fair...
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« Reply #177 on: January 22, 2015, 01:20:28 AM »
Now we'll never know how Darth McPoopyPants was ever going triumph against Snoo Snoo the lovable apelike monster!
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« Reply #178 on: January 22, 2015, 04:16:32 AM »
Now we'll never know how Darth McPoopyPants was ever going triumph against Snoo Snoo the lovable apelike monster!
Yeah, when GL started letting his kids name characters in the Prequels, and then made everyone someone else’s father, including See-Threepio, I was like:
:kobeyuck

The original trilogy is a lovely frayed mesh of references to things which are never seen or heard from again, allowing the viewer’s mind to extrapolate a rich background. Perhaps the Prequels greatest offense was showing us that, no, Lucas really only had a few characters and the worlds were at best sketched out. He’s no Tolkien.

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« Reply #179 on: April 16, 2015, 02:09:02 PM »