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Poll Results: How do you feel about JJ Abrams directing the new Star Wars films?

 
  • 54% (28)
    Very Interested ( think he is the best choice)
  • 29% (15)
    Interested (You would prefer someone else, but still like Abram's work)
  • 11% (6)
    Meh (Dont really want Abrams directing it but still will see the film)
  • 3% (2)
    Peeved(Hate that Abrams is directing the new films)
51 Total Votes  
post #151 of 171
While I assume it's ultimately a matter of "artistic differences" to a degree I'm actually not that concerned. I think there's more media drama behind the announcement than what's actually there.
post #152 of 171
The question now is, which Lawrence Kasdan will show up for work? The Lawrence Kasdan who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, or the Lawrence Kasdan who wrote The Bodyguard and Dreamcatcher?

I'm calling it now: "Star Wars: Episode VII - Shadow of the Sh!t Weasels".
post #153 of 171
Heh. The only thing wrong w The Bodyguard (IMO) is Ms Houston herself; she's "cardboard" for the first 2/3rds of the film. She didn't come alive until the last act.

Unless he directed it also, I don't blame Kasdan.
post #154 of 171
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Heh. The only thing wrong w The Bodyguard (IMO) is Ms Houston herself; she's "cardboard" for the first 2/3rds of the film. She didn't come alive until the last act.

Unless he directed it also, I don't blame Kasdan.

Yes but the story was kind of...shallow?
post #155 of 171
I would like to think that the differences in writings was based on interest in subject matter. Perhaps he's a bit better connected with Empire and Raiders (or maybe Lucas) than the other movies. If so, I would like to think that would bode well for SWVII. At least from a consistency standpoint.
post #156 of 171
No, it's not a deep movie by any stretch, but its problem is mostly "direction". I thought TB was based on the life of Selena so I guess that makes her real-life situation shallow, too.
post #157 of 171
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

The question now is, which Lawrence Kasdan will show up for work? The Lawrence Kasdan who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, or the Lawrence Kasdan who wrote The Bodyguard and Dreamcatcher?
Hey NOW!
I actually like Dreamcatcher.
It's very creepy, and this IS October.wink.gif

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I'm calling it now: "Star Wars: Episode VII - Shadow of the Sh!t Weasels".
Nice to see you're back in the saddle again....biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Heh. The only thing wrong w The Bodyguard (IMO) is Ms Houston herself; she's "cardboard" for the first 2/3rds of the film. She didn't come alive until the last act.
It makes some sense...I think she was in real life too.
post #158 of 171
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

The question now is, which Lawrence Kasdan will show up for work? The Lawrence Kasdan who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, or the Lawrence Kasdan who wrote The Bodyguard and Dreamcatcher?

I'm calling it now: "Star Wars: Episode VII - Shadow of the Sh!t Weasels".


when in doubt, always blame george
post #159 of 171
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

when in doubt, always blame george
LOL, true....wink.gif
post #160 of 171
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Hey NOW!
I actually like Dreamcatcher.

No you don't. It's not possible to like that movie.
post #161 of 171
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

No you don't. It's not possible to like that movie.
Josh, here's a secret of mine....ALL movies are better, when viewed thru a haze of alcohol.tongue.gif
post #162 of 171
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Josh, here's a secret of mine....ALL movies are better, when viewed thru a haze of alcohol.tongue.gif

I could drink myself to the brink of catatonia and still recognize how awful that movie is.
post #163 of 171
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Josh, here's a secret of mine....ALL movies are better, when viewed thru a haze of alcohol.tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

I could drink myself to the brink of catatonia and still recognize how awful that movie is.

oink, I have to agree with Josh, Dreamcatcher is one of the most awful and insignificant movies I've ever seen, up there with Darkness Falls by the way. Looks like 2003 was not a good year for horror wink.gif
post #164 of 171
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oink, I have to agree with Josh, Dreamcatcher is one of the most awful and insignificant movies I've ever seen, up there with Darkness Falls by the way. Looks like 2003 was not a good year for horror wink.gif
I'm really not sure how that one made it past the 30 minute oink eject?
post #165 of 171
You guys are just too picky....tongue.gif
post #166 of 171
post #167 of 171
Here's another article with a seemingly different explanation. Feeling less warm and fuzzy about things right now.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/7/5077706/j-j-abrams-reveals-reasons-behind-star-wars-writer-switch
post #168 of 171
post #169 of 171
Apparently, these are the first photos of the set construction in Abu Dhabi:
http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/star-wars-episode-vii-evidence-in-abu-dhabi-desert
post #170 of 171
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Apparently, these are the first photos of the set construction in Abu Dhabi:
http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/star-wars-episode-vii-evidence-in-abu-dhabi-desert

There's not enough lens flare.
post #171 of 171
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There's not enough lens flare.

... yet !!

The dial goes to 11 in post.
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