Originally Posted by wuther
Like every word you wrote after this, the above is just plain wrong. I deal in facts not hyperbole and what ifs.
"Every word I wrote after this?" Yeah whatever... As for the "facts', what we deal with here is our opinions and tastes about movies, none of this is about "facts", unless we talk about box office numbers, people involved in a production, the year a movie was made, that kind of stuff, there's no facts
Now.. The last Star Trek, was it good or bad? The Unidscovered Country, is it good or bad? Again, we're not talking about facts, but just opinions and OPEN MINDED CONVERSATION thank you.
What was wrong exactly about what I said "after this"? oh, yes, "every word"... I forgot you didn't didn't deal with hyperbole sorry (what a fashionable word that one!)
So let's sum it up...I said:
-George Lucas wanted to make 9 movies. That's actually a fact he said it several times in the past. He also said the story is there.
-Disney has Star Wars probably planned until somewhere around 2021 for now (because as THEY just announced they want a movie every 2-3 years starting in 2015, which place ep.9 in 2021 give or take) That's a simple mathematic addition and I could be wrong indeed, yet I didn't claim it was definitive and official.
-I said Disney has no interest in ruining the franchise. Please feel free to prove me wrong here, because I did say those words, and they are "just plain wrong". I'm quoting, just making sure my facts
are correct. But yes, I'm taking a wild guess, saying it again: Disney doesn't want to ruin Star Wars.
-Ah...Damn...the hard part.... I talked about Disney releasing the previous films on home video... hmmm.... What can I say.... I was wrong! As much as I hate to admit it, I was w.r.o.n.g!!!!! Lee politely corrected me.
-And then I talked about George Lucas being "immersed" in Star Wars for about 40 years... That's wrong? Well let's see... 2012 - 1977=35. Assuming he planned Star Wars a few years before principal photography started, I settled for 40... Now what did he do besides Star Wars? Indiana Jones? Yes of course. And he produced a few other projects too (among them Tucker by the way, a I like a lot, still waiting for the Blu-ray! ...and Willow, and more) Having said that, just look at the number of Star Wars-related projects throughout his career ; his career has been driven by the name Star Wars since the first film came out. His filmography is out there - so I can safely say, it's a.....(Drum roll)...fact!
-I said (or implied) maybe he's kinda tired of all of it and wants to do something else for his retirement. ( my exact words were "pretty understandable", stick with the facts dammit!!!!) Well I'm not in his mind of course - but am I allowed to have a conversation? I'm sweating now you know.
-I said he was never a really good director. Well that's my opinion. Since we talk about Star Wars, I watch ep.4 now and I see basically the same flaws that we saw in the prequels. The redeeming part is that they were all much younger, the actors seem to have fun on screen, it shows, and it makes us the audience feel good watching it... I'm only talking about him being a director here, not the whole production. So I'll say it again, I *think* he's not a very good director.
-And finally (wheeew, what a busy morning today!), I said I was still a fan of Star Wars despite the constant revisions, the awful prequel trilogy, I know I'll be happy as a kid at christmas sitting in a theater when the text starts to roll. It's a fact that it's my opinion. Do you have something to say against it? Do I have the right to be happy watching a new Star Wars film?"Like every word you wrote after this, the above is just plain wrong. I deal in facts not hyperbole and what ifs."
you know how condescending and pretentious that sounds? It also sounds funny, since "Like every word you wrote after this" is an hyperbole too.Edited by Morpheo - 11/2/12 at 9:25am