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Is Colin Trevorrow Right For Episode IX? Critics Concerned

The Hollywood Reporter has posted an article which ushers in concern for Star Wars Episode IX based on director Colin Trevorrow’s critically panned The Book of Henry. Apparently the film is so bad that the critics couldn’t stop laughing. And we know how disastrous the Jurassic World reboot film was. Should Star Wars fans be concerned about this latest installment in the series? This quote is especially disconcerting: “And the compounding coincidences he requires in order to deliver a happy ending are almost disgustingly dishonest.” Although, this is exactly what TFA brought us so it might be the perfect marriage here. No comment from this peanut gallery, but special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for alerting us to this interesting Friday story.

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  • I actually enjoyed Jurassic World (for one watch). But I was never into the Jurassic franchise the first time around. That’s another TFA parallel. The people I know personally who really liked TFA were never hardcore Star Wars fans prior.

    • Yup. And because there were more non-Star Wars watchers previously it has been interpreted as Star Wars is better than ever, which it’s not even close. Oh, the marketing genius of evil Disney.

      • bmales01

        Yeah, they should ban all moviegoers who havent seen, didnt like, or were too young to see the OT from seeing any new SW flicks.

        #SWisonlyforSWfans

        • I can’t converse with hysteria.

          • bmales01

            I know. You can only incite it πŸ™‚

          • Your comment is ridiculous. Don’t derail this thread.

    • I am so not into these new films I actually had to do a flow chart of what Episode VIII versus Episode IX was and who was directing what to make a sane article write up.

    • Kevin Knight

      I have found this to be true also. TFA made it’s billions because it copied the originals enough that people were subconsciously fooled into thinking it was a great Star Wars movie. I wouldn’t say TFA was bad for the franchise… it just wasn’t good for the hardcore Star Wars fans. It’s like every other Wizard of Oz movie/show/miniseries… it will never recapture the magic.

      • rebelsfangirl

        Just because you didn’t like it doesn’t mean other people were tricked into thinking it was good. Honestly some of you people are obscenely arrogant.

        • bmales01

          well at least someone is the voice of reason

        • Kevin Knight

          If you liked it, I’m truly happy for you. I’m not trying to dump on anyone’s love for TFA…
          However, they didn’t accidentally make TFA a total copy of the OT. So, whether it was “tricking” anyone or not, JJ Abrams made a movie that was MEANT to make you feel the way you felt watching the OT. They couldn’t have made it more obvious.

          • rebelsfangirl

            They didn’t accidentally make TFA into a total copy of the OT because it wasn’t. You have to ignore the entire structure of the film and much of the plot to argue it is a rehash, just because it involved taking out a superweapon. I didn’t feel like I was watching the OT, I felt like I was watching a new film set in the same universe as the OT, with enough links to make the point they shared a common heritage. Rogue One made me feel like I was watching the OT, and that was certainly deliberate.

            I respect your opinions on the film even if I don’t share them, but I do get very annoyed when I see people saying or implying that people who enjoyed it aren’t real Star Wars fans (you didn’t say that) or were tricked into it some how.

          • Kevin Knight

            Ok… I hear you saying that TFA wasn’t a total copy of the OT.
            Do we have to list all the exact story lines and moments?
            The droid with the plans accidentally runs into the lonely sand planet dweller that ends up going on an adventure with a mentor that gets killed by the bad guy relative and is then trained to be a jedi by another master. Who are the sand planet dweller’s parents? How are they going to take out the planet killer weapon that is threatening to destroy the good guys? Thankfully a great pilot is able to fly in and blow up the planet killer weapon.

            Which film did I just describe?

          • rebelsfangirl

            If you reduce a complex plot down enough you can make any film sound like any other film. It’s pointlessly reductive. If oyu apply this logic to other film franchise every James Bond film is a rehash of the first because they all involve a spy stopping a super villain.

            BB-8 had the location to Skywalker, not plans, a plot point entirely missing from ANH.

          • But read what you just said. A “location to Skywalker”. That’s ridiculous! πŸ™‚

          • rebelsfangirl

            I did word that badly lol

          • LOL!

          • Kevin Knight

            Did my description sound like any other movies besides the OT and TFA? I can’t think of any. Spaceballs was less exact and that was a direct parody.
            And don’t get me started on the plot points that don’t make any sense… like BB-8 having a map to the guy that is “missing”. There are literally HUNDREDS of things that don’t make much sense in TFA… that doesn’t make it a bad movie, just stop trying to say it wasn’t an intentional reboot.

          • rebelsfangirl

            There aren’t that many films about sand planet dwellers lol. TFA wasn’t exact at all, the similarities are superficial and as I said require you to ignore the structure of the film and the vast majority of plot points and character arcs.

            Poe gave him the map after getting it from Lor San Tekka, we don’t know how he got it though. That’s called a “mystery”, or what people who don’t know as much as they think they do like to call “a plot hole”.

          • Kevin Knight

            Leia gave R2 the map after getting it from rebels, we didn’t know how they got it though (until Rogue One). Your turn…. go.

          • rebelsfangirl

            The fact you think you are making a cogent argument here is disturbing.

          • Kevin Knight

            I think your movie’s lack of originality is disturbing. Star Wars could have gone ANYWHERE after ROTJ. The last thing I would have done is to kill the best parts of it. That being Han and Leia being a strong couple and Luke being a confident Jedi.
            The Truce at Bakura wasn’t a great book, but it was a better follow up to ROTJ because it forced the Empire and Rebels to work together against a common foe. They didn’t become best friends, but the truce wrapped up the fighting and put Star Wars in a new era. Of course that peace would be short lived, but TFA simply went back to Rebellion vs. Empire and cheapened the OT victory against the Emperor.

          • This is a great summation of the issues with TFA. I am dumbfounded how most cannot see this.

          • Kevin Knight

            I really don’t want to dislike the movie and am hoping Ep VIII and IX redeem it a bit.
            I watched TFA 3 times in the theater. The first time I was in shock. The second time I enjoyed it more because the people I was with enjoyed it. The third time was more for analysis πŸ™‚ I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t being that “old man get off my lawn” sort of person. I’ve worn out my digital copy. There are a lot of very cool visuals, just lackluster story.

          • Yup, and I have been a story driven fan. I lost interest in visuals with the advent of overused CGI… which is why I SHOULD HAVE ADORED TFA. Sadly, the story insulted my intelligence.

          • ExarKun777

            This comment, agree 100%: “the story insulted my intelligence”.

          • Thundrstruckd

            You’re beating a dead horse here.

          • rebelsfangirl

            It’s not my movie, and I’ve never claimed it is hugely original. But nor is it a rehash of ANH.

            TFA did not go back to the Empire vs Rebellion. The New Republic won, and the First Order are effectively paramilitary terrorists loyal to the old regime. I do think the NT have rushed the fall of the Empire though, I’ll give you that much.

          • Kevin Knight

            Wouldn’t it have been fun to see the fall of the Empire? I’m hoping eventually to get an Anthology movie set between ROTJ and TFA that helps to erase some of the questions that TFA raises.

          • rebelsfangirl

            Yep. As much as I am enjoying the new canon and TFA, I don’t agree with all the creative decisions they made along the way. There is something in the argument, for example, that as fairy tales in space it was wrong to break the “happy ending” of RotJ for the main cast. I don’t necessarily dislike what they have done on that front but I do think it is a legitimate grievance to have.

            The new canon novels and comics are filling in a lot of those blanks, but a movie would be great I agree.

          • Kevin Knight

            I have not been able to get myself to read the new canon. I had my period of mourning when they made the EU ‘Legends’, and I’m finishing up some of the stuff I didn’t get to. I have to finish the Fate of the Jedi series and Crucible and maybe go back and read a few I never got to like the Lando trilogy and Crosscurrent/Riptide.

          • shane

            In your Mary Sue grievances, do you think or at least hope they will explain why Rey is so powerful ? I don’t mean to interrupt ( but hey, why not ) but I think Daisy Ridley is an excellent actress and am somewhat worried by the lack of an explanation.
            If they explain that, and do NOT undermine Luke Skywalker, do you think new fans and old can agree on more things ?
            I mean Luke represents the old and Rey the new, AND they will be together.
            Look, I’m pulling for Rey on this, I like her.
            But don’t you think they really need to explain her backstory and how she could just use a Jedi mind trick out of the blue ? and if they do that well people won’t brand her as a Mary sue, which is something I don’t want either.

          • Mike Moore (04515f4n)

            We did have an explanation: “There has been an awakening” its in the title, she gained all that ability because there was an awakening in the force.

          • shane

            So what exactly WAS the Awakening ? How is this explained again ? And, how was the force awakened ?

          • dogbite

            The phantom menace?

        • JPClone

          I agree. Sometimes comments can be annoying. Just because one person hates it, they call it “bad” and think others either don’t know what they are talking about, or a biased. Rather than them just having an opinion. I always make sure to respect everyone’s opinions, but sometimes others make it hard.

          • OfWolfandMan

            Right, kind of like saying one character is lame and a different character is far superior because, oh. let’s say it’s a female character/actor.

        • DarthXit

          Yes, and to assume that everyone who liked tfa was an uninitiated, troglodite (sp?) star wars fan is also arrogant.

      • David Harrison

        OMG! I have been subconsciously fooled! Thank you for alerting me to thar fact Kevin!

        • Kevin Knight

          You’re welcome? or… Yar welcome…?.!??….

    • bnicks87

      I really liked Jurassic World, and I’ve been a fan of the franchise since the beginning. (Anything is better than the 3rd movie).

    • Mike_5555

      I think that’s a good point. I know a lot of people who liked or even loved TFA, and I would say a majority of them weren’t hardcore Star Wars fans prior. TFA was about capturing a new generation of fans, so I guess mission accomplished.

  • Darth Lumberg

    No two scripts are the same and one failure doesn’t mean the director is a failure. George Lucas directed one of the worst films in movie history: Howard the Duck. George Lucas isn’t a failure. BTW, I enjoyed Jurassic World as did my family. As a summer blockbuster it was an obvious success based on the box office numbers and planned sequels. Does it stand up to repeat viewings? No but it was fun to see on the big screen.

    • So JW is a flop then? Because a good film means that it can be watched unlimited times, you know like the whole Star Wars saga (Episode I-VI).

      • rebelsfangirl

        No. It made 1.6bn off a 150m budget. It wasn’t a good film but it wasn’t a flop.

      • bmales01

        I cant watch Schindler’s List more than once. It must be a terrible film

        • You know the intent of Paul’s comment.

          • bmales01

            Of course I do. And I agree with Paul that TFA was at best, a pale intentional imitation of ANH.

            But I will always respectfully point out flaws in logical thinking and attaching absolutes to opinions (ie; the definition of a good movie is multiple viewing)

          • I view it more as pithy for the sake of the format versus fully qualifying every single comment and ending up with a tome that no one will read.

            For this genre/product (and comedies), rewatchability is a viable metric. In fact, it’s how I now personally judge tent pole movies. Rather than stars, I usually go:

            Unwatchable (The Ridiculous 6)
            Good for one watch (Fist Fight)
            Will watch again (Honk if You’re Horny) – Pauly Shore nails it.

        • You could watch it again.

      • I want to upvote, but you made you have an inclusive range. I don’t want to imply that I support Episode II in any way.

      • Darth Lumberg

        If you think all six episodes of SW stack up to multiple viewings you have quite an imagination. The original trilogy stacks up to multiple viewings but only ROTS deserves to be mentioned with those films. For me, TPM is pretty close to unwatchable with the Jedi doing nothing, too much Jar Jar, whiny Anakin, way too long American Graffitti pod race, etc, etc. Only the last 30 minutes is maybe worth rewatching. Same with AOTC: the last 30 minutes is worth rewatching- hard pass on the forced Naboo romance scenes with Padme and Anakin who had zero chemistry and all the rest. As for JW, it loses steam when you watch it again but I would watch it over TPM 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.

      • JediJones

        I saw JW twice in the theater and will watch again.

      • shane

        ROTS gets better with repeated viewings in my opinion. I really really just love it more than I ever did. It could take a decade for people to understand how you see TFAs, as opposed to the people who love it now, won’t care by then. And that is how I perceive what a “True Fan” is.
        No one understands this concept.

    • Jimmy Griffin

      George Lucas produced, but did not direct, Howard the Duck.

  • rebelsfangirl

    Well, he didn’t write it, so how much is the screenplay and how much is the director? He does have some directorial talent, and I’d argue the issues with JW were more about it being a shameless, soulless cash in that being poorly directed.
    Having said that I’m not that confident in his abilities to be honest. He had one indie hit then people started throwing money at him like he had the track record to back it up. Sometimes that works out well, sometimes it doesn’t.

    • But there are some TERRIBLE scripts/stories that directors make awesome. I mean, even Jaws has a terribly ridiculous story line. The film is still amazing beyond words…. I will even go so far as to say Jaws 2 is good. An even more ridiculous story line that is made believable thanks to smart and excellent directing.

      • bmales01
      • rebelsfangirl

        That is true too. A good director can make a bad script into an enjoyable. But it doesn’t follow that a director who doesn’t do that is a bad director. Even the very best directors have flops.

        A key factor with IX is that Disney/Lucasfilm will be watching closely, if they feel he’s producing a potential flop then thy will part ways “due to creative differences” and the film will be reworked with a new director.

      • Signs is another one. M. Night Shyamalan the director completely bails out M. Night Shyamalan the writer’s wonky script. But I think he used up all the magic in that hat after that one.

        • OMG! Yes. I LOVE that movie. You’re on edge the ENTIRE movie.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Saw Signs twice in the theater; even knowing the ending you still feel the tension.

        • You know what movie I just saw for the first time about 2 weeks ago? Vertigo. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen the entire movie. THAT is powerful directing.

          • rebelsfangirl

            Yup. There is a reason Hitchcock is considered one of the greatest directors of all time.

          • Not to go off on a tangent, do you recommend any others? I LOVED Rope too. And of course I have seen the most popular ones like Psycho and The Birds.

          • rebelsfangirl

            Definitely North by Northwest, it’s considered one of his best along with Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo. To Catch A Thief is fun too, and his last movie with Grace Kelly.

          • TY

          • Hadrian Tal

            North by Northwest – absolutely. Also see Notorious. Grant, Bergman and Claude Rains. Marvelous..

          • rebelsfangirl

            Rear Window! Thanks, I knew I was forgetting one of my favourites.

          • Carbonite_Hydrates

            Luminous is right. The shot she is introduced in – a POV shot of her waking up a sleeping Jimmy Stewart from his perspective. It will leave you breathless.

          • The 39 Steps.

          • ty

          • Mike_5555

            Rope is an underrated classic. Definitely North by Northwest as RFG suggested. Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, and Notorious are some of his best as well.

          • localfromiskalon

            To Catch a Thief…

          • ILoveSand

            Strangers on a Train was fantastic. Robert Walker plays a great psycho. That scene with the carousel at the end was intense.

          • Carbonite_Hydrates

            Criss Cross – Criss Cross.

            Great movie

          • Mike Moore (04515f4n)

            Rear Winow is the best movie ever made.

          • ILoveSand

            Strangers on a Train was pretty good, I thought. The scene with the carousel at the end is fairly intense.

          • Roronicus

            How has no one recommended Shadow of a Doubt?

          • DarthXit

            Similar genre…audrey hepburn…wait until dark

          • Mike_5555

            Great one! I just saw that for the first time a couple years. Alan Arkin was great in it too.

          • DarthXit

            I saw it about 30 years ago and never forgot how great a movie it was…

          • Mike_5555

            Vertigo is one of my all time favorite films, and it might be Hitchcock’s best.

          • Carbonite_Hydrates

            Funny that you should bring up Vertigo Paul. It’s reception in 1958 was not so great – similar to what some people are saying on here about TFA, Jurassic World, and the Prequels.

            Vertigo wasn’t exactly a financial flop – it broke even. Contemporary reviews called it boring, too long, and over cooked a definite lesser entry in Hitchcock’s directing.

            Hitchcock blamed Jimmy Stewart’s age as a problem and marks the last time they worked together. Orson Wells is on record as having hated it.

            It wasn’t until the 1980s that Vertigo was reevaluated after being out of circulation for 10 years. Those fresh eyes hailed it a masterpiece.

            If you want to see more Hitchcock check out Rear Window. The introduction shot of Grace Kelley will make you fall in love. The movie is a lot of fun which leads to some great tension and suspense.

            The Trouble with Harry is one of my personal favorites. All of Hitchock’s films have great dark humor – but this one takes it to it’s furthest point.

            Frenzy from the 1972 is also one I really like. Hitchcock shows how adept he still is making movies in a more modern world.

            Hitchock has some great silent films and early English talkies as well – seeing his early work makes a great introduction to film history as well.

          • Interestingly, Jimmy Stewart is one of my least favorite actors. I think he is extremely overrated and his voice drives me insane. I credit Hitchcock’s amazing direction to making me forget what bugs me about Stewart and focus on the beauty of the film. I love Rear Window. I have seen that many times. The Birds is my absolute favorite so far. I began watching Frenzy but was disappointed in it and lost interest. I should maybe give it another try. I will have to look into Harry. Thank you.

          • Carbonite_Hydrates

            I hear you about Jimmy Stewart. Funny the two movies he is probably most well regarded for today – Vertigo and It’s a Wonderful Life were largely forgotten flops in their own time. There are some other huge movie stars from the past who don’t transcend time. Look at John Wayne.

            I do have a soft spot for Jimmy Stewart in Harvey.

            I haven’t seen Frenzy in a while. – I remember being surprised by how violent and sexual it is. There is a primal animal aspect to the murderer. And it has 70s B-Movie vibe to it – but it’s Hitchcock directing it. Also it’s shot in London with English actors. Sort of a throwback to pre-Hollywood Hitchcock. It’s shot on real locations, real streets, and while probably sets – what feels like real apartments and in real homes.

          • General Hux

            Please watch To Catch a Thief and North By Northwest if you haven’t, absolutely wonderful films, Rear Window is my favorite Hitchcock movie, absolutely amazing. Also, if you haven’t seen Vertigo get to that one as well!

  • Aldo

    Disney will not allow a failure. If studio intervention is necessary or not I’m pretty sure a Marvel or Star Wars property will not score unfavorably with RT or IMDB……

    • But they allowed The Force Awakens?

      • rebelsfangirl

        Which was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike and made two billion dollars.

        • I didn’t mean financial failure. Any blockbuster is going to make a load of cash. I mean artistic/storytelling failure.

          • rebelsfangirl

            That’s kind of covered under the “critically and audience acclaimed bit”. You didn’t like it, fair enough, but that doesn’t make it an artistic or storytelling failure.

          • LOL. I read too quickly. That’s up for debate. πŸ™‚

        • Aldo

          Agree!

    • RumSleg

      And by scheduling Ep. 9 for May 2019, they left themselves the wiggle room to bump it back to December yet again…

  • Falcon

    I don’t want to downplay that some people are not happy with the reboot of Star Wars (since TFA). Personally I am happy with the reboot.

    However, and just an opinion and thought here – the best way for current long standing fans to possibly look at this is – more incredibly we are actually still seeing Star Wars live on – that in itself is incredible, and best just to enjoy what we get as good as possible.

    And (again just my opinion) – it is incredible enough that the franchise is still going, 40 years later (which for me is no surprise given how good the original premise of Star Wars is – but that is the incredible part, Star Wars is obviously being done well enough to live, and do more than well enough.

    • Kevin Knight

      And that is why long time fans are not happy… Reboot. If you read anything of the EU before it was cast aside, there was not a bunch of rehashed story lines. Yes there were some things that were repeated, but the universe evolved naturally. The jump cut to TFA was jarring and the Reboot never had a chance to be as good compared to the original… plus no more Han.

      I was completely numb after watching TFA.

      • Falcon

        One thing I can and am proud to say is I have read every EU novel produced, and I loved most of them.
        Just my humble opinion, but we don’t have to lose our love for the EU stuff (which of course is now non canon) – but they are using pieces for inspiration , like Han’s son being Ben, and Thrawn in Rebels, just to mention a couple.

        Myself, I found TFA fun and a good reboot, I enjoyed it – I think they played the game well, they had to have a continuity for 40 year fans like me, and reboot for new fans, that was a really difficult line to walk, and I think they did well…

        • RumSleg

          EVERY EU novel? Dang. Most impressive! Very curious about what your favorites are.

          I was really into all the novels until I got to college in 1999 and then I couldn’t keep up and I never got back into all the stories post-Vector Prime. My favorites are still the original Thrawn trilogy and the Stackpole X-Wing novels. I’ve only read through the Republic Commando novels once but I loved them, too. And I have a soft spot for Children of the Jedi, because it’s the only Star Wars book that made me laugh out loud, with all the confused aliens on that ship.

          • Falcon

            Some people here know I am a hard core Star Wars fan of 40 years, so wow that is an interesting question.

            I won’t deny Darth Plagueis blew me away (which I realize is newer) – but that should be a movie.

            The Thrawn Trilogy etc.

            The X-Wing series was OK.

            I LOVED Millennium Falcon – what a great novel…

            The Outbound Flight etc.

            Bloodlines (which I know is canon)

            Kenobi was good

            The Han Solo trilogy (whatever they were called)

            Scoundrels was excellent

            A New Dawn (which again is canon I assume)

            Heir To the Empire – I really liked

            The Novels covering Yuuzhan Vong War I liked

            These are in no special order, and to be honest some of the 1990’s Novels I could easily read again and probably feel like I am sort of reading for the first time, as it was such a long time ago.

            Tarkin (canon if I am correct) was excelllent (should be a movie).

            I could go on and on, so many good ones….

          • Kevin Knight

            This is a great list. I’ve read all but the new canon stuff. The Han Solo Trilogy should be a movie… oh… wait… they’re going to unwrite that…. bummer.
            Scoundrels was just good fun and Darth Plagueis was excellent. I listened to all the X-wing novels on audio book and I’d recommend to anyone that hasn’t listed to a Star Wars audio book to start!!! Star Wars music, sound effectes, and the reader does voices like your mom/dad did when you were a kid.

          • Kevin Knight

            I’m currently listening to Darth Maul: Lockdown and it’s good. ALSO: get the audio book for Death Troopers or Red Harvest!!!! especially if you are a horror or zombie fan. Even if you aren’t, the sound really enhances the feeling of the book.

          • Falcon

            Yep, absolutely – read the Novel I say, but to anyone wanting to read these, I have to say – listen to the Audiobook first, as they are FANTASTIC!

          • CT-7567

            Yes. The Thrawn Trilogy audiobooks are definitely great!

          • zx_spectrum_30

            Is that the 1978 Han Solo trilogy (excellent) or the newer EU one (pretty good)?

            I love anything by Zahn, he’s closest to ‘understanding’ Star Wars imo, also thought Shadows of the Empire is excellent.

            Read Bloodlines recently and found it pretty boring tbh – poorly written and very little happening.

            A New Dawn gets a lot of stick but thought that was decent and totally agree on scoundrels.

            The NJO/Vong books had some good ideas but the series was too long and they clearly had no idea how it would end when they began. They got Luke and the Jedi badly wrong in the novels written pre-TPM.

            The final multi-book series (Fate of the Jedi and the other one) were just awful so killing the EU at that point was a blessing, but agree much of the earlier stuff is well worth a revisit.

          • CT-7567

            The 1978 Solo Trilogy was definitely awesome.

          • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

            I enjoyed all the KOTOR ones too. One of the few upsides I was looking forward to Disney taking over is maybe them doing a series or film about that era even though it won’t be exactly the same as the old one.

          • Indiana Skywalker

            If you wish to read a truly LOL series (of which I have partaken of each and every one, embarrassingly enough), try the young adult series that began with The Glove Of Darth Vader. At the time, I was enamored with any/all Post-ROTJ material and continued to read these out of desperation for anything from that era, which in hindsight was a terrible use of my “novel reading time”.

          • RumSleg

            I own all 6 books from that series and still have a soft spot for them. Triclops vs. Trioculus and the priests of the dark side, etc. Good stuff. I specifically loved that they had illustrations of the characters at the beginning of each book, like a callback to the illustrated OT storybooks. I think I was a young teenager when those came out. Young enough to think, between the simple line-drawn illustrations of the characters and the paper stock used, that I was supposed to color in the pictures myself. πŸ™‚

          • Indiana Skywalker

            Make no mistake…I still own them as well. πŸ˜‰ The concepts were certainly unique and I vividly recall being somewhat embarrassed (as I am a bit older than you) having to haunt the young readers section in search of the newest release. Did you ever go so far as to read the Galaxy Of Fear series? My credibility begins it’s NIN-style “Downward Spiral” as I continue to reveal the depths of my Star Wars obsessions. Lol.

          • RumSleg

            I never read the Galaxy of Fear, or the one with the zombie stormtroopers. I never felt the need to bring horror into Star Wars. I’m getting a little of that now with the Marvel Screaming Citadel comic…

          • CT-7567

            The AphraLuke dynamic is interesting. Think it will go anywhere?

          • RumSleg

            I kind of hope it doesn’t. And in true comic tradition, I don’t think it will go anywhere, or have any impact on the characters once the crossover event is over. πŸ™‚

          • CT-7567

            I’ve always been desperate for post-ROTJ material. I’d love the next animated series to take place right after Endor. Maybe they could even get Hamill to voice Luke? Imo, that would be awesome.

          • Indiana Skywalker
          • CT-7567

            Oh definitely. “Jawas of Death”! I have that comic pack and love it. I really like Lumiya too. I missed that set. I actually have the entire vintage Marvel run, and while a lot of t is primitive, it’s a product of its time and I think they did well with what they had to work with. The stories that take place between ESB and ROTJ are pretty good too.

          • Falcon

            Yeah, and Millennium Falcon also had me literally in stitches laughing when the two guys hunting the Falcon (one of the guys was in the coma), but when they took over the Court Case TV/Holo feed for the Collicoids that built the Droidekas, and they used a creature on the screen to scare them as they were walking into the court house, and the Collicoid rolled up in a ball in fear, the impending chase was hilarious…..(there were a lot of laughs in Millennium Falcon).

          • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

            You weren’t missing anything in regards to the post NJO. I’m pretty sure that’s a big reason why they de-canonized it.

      • CT-7567

        We needed a ROTJ sequel, not a reboot. That’s the real problem. Also, JJ Abrams is a hack and a plagiarist. He’s treated like a modern day Spielberg and that actually makes me sick. He messed up Trek(although the first and third aren’t THAT bad) and then SW. Thanks JJ. πŸ˜›

        • Ross

          People complain TFA is a rehash but pity those Trek fans whose franchise has been ruined. Very glad to be shot of JJ even though I enjoyed TFA. It amazes me that TFA had almost no plot to speak of and was just as lacking in focus as TPM.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Yeah, I’m one of those Trek fans. In the first one he basically turned Trek into Wars; I enjoyed the movie, but thought afterwards “this is not the Star Trek I know”. The second one? I don’t even want to talk about. You think TFA was plagiarism? When I heard that Justin “fast and furious” Lin was directing the third, I thought “well, that’s it, it’s over after 50 years”; and it turned out to be the best of the bunch by a long shot. In fact, I’d say ST Beyond is the best Trek film since First Contact.

        • shane

          Well said. We did not get our sequel. We did in the books though and that’s not Canon. So Canon doesn’t mean much to me, it really don’t. And all this talk of all those great books makes me want to read them again.
          Hey Dizney, where are my Luke Skywalker adventures ?
          I was very approving of Dizney wiping the slate clean BTW.
          Now I feel like an idiot.
          Mabey by some miracle Luke just totally rocks in TLJ and I can put all these fears away.

          • CT-7567

            I REALLY hope TLJ rocks.

        • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

          At the very least Lucas got into filmmaking for the right reasons while every decision that Abrams makes since he began is financially motivated.

          He really is the Diet Speilburg.

    • CT-7567

      Falcon, do you think we actually needed a SW reboot? Do you think an actual direct sequel to ROTJ could have stood on its own ?

      • Falcon

        This is just my opinion as a SW fan, but it would have had the problem of continuity regarding Han, Luke and Leia – they would have I assume (if we ran a direct sequel to the 1983 ROTJ) had to be new actors, and to be honest, I would not have liked that.

        We would not have got moments like “Chewie, we’re home” – Leia as a general of the Resistance, no BB-8, no Luke missing! – then showing up, me as a fan of 40 years thought it was appropriate to keep the timing to 30 years later or so (as they did) and while doing that, as they did, reboot the franchise.

        I just don’t think a direct timeline (no time between) sequel to ROTJ would have been as enticing to fans like me.

        We HAD to have the original Han, Leia and Luke to pass on the torch so to speak.

        All just my humble opinion of course..

        • CT-7567

          Oh, I DEFINITELY didn’t mean “direct” as in taking place directly after ROTJ. Sorry if I wasn’t clear about that. I meant a sequel that would still be in the same time period as TFA, but not a reboot. A totally original story with the OT cast. I’d never advocate recasting the OT characters. I’m actually dead against the Solo movie. Not just because f recasting Han and Lando, but because I feel, just imo, that Han has a complete story arc and the film is a completely unnecessary cash-grab. So if TFA had been a totally original story that is a sequel to ROTJ, do you think it would have been better? Remember, I always totally respect your opinions. Just friendly conversation here. πŸ™‚

          • Falcon

            Yeah, I know – I am the same, I totally respect everyone’s opinions and point of view, and find them interesting.

            It’s really hard to say if it would be better (I have a lot of questions on how that would work, if we are keeping the original characters, then how do we explain the missing over 30 years in a sequel to ROTJ).

            If you are saying still have the over 30 year gap, and run a sequel to ROTJ, I am wondering how a movie like that would look.

            In some ways I feel that is what we got, a sequel to ROTJ, but they had to do something with the over 30 years gap, and let’s face it the First Order made sense, the technology (X-Wings, TIE’s etc.) had to be refreshed (we had R1 for us who also wanted to see T65’s etc.).

            To me TFA made a lot of sense, and I have said this long ago when I wrote my original review for here and some friends who wanted to know my opinion and reaction (naturally they were very curious to a hard core 40 year fans reaction) – and like I say it made sense in that “war” if you look at history in our own reality, the wars share a lot in common.

            I never saw the “Starkiller Base” as another Death Star, I saw it like an aircraft carrier, or aircraft compared to WW1 and WW2 – they still had planes, carriers, destroyers etc. – but in comparison they were just advancements, the same if we had a WW3 (non nuke) – and may we pray that (WW3) never happens of course. But again, it would be the same, Carriers, Destroyers, Aircraft etc. except this time F-16’s FA 18’s F-35, Stealth etc.

            I hope that makes sense, feel free to elaborate on what you are thinking exactly, as I may have misinterpreted – because if we are to keep the original cast (Han, Leia and Luke) then how would your prequel to ROTJ work? Don’t get me wrong, you may have an excellent take on it, but I am wondering how we deal with the missing 30+ years.

          • shane

            If I may because I do respect your opinions I have 2 questions.
            1. Do you think Harrison Ford is secretly in the Han Solo movie, reflecting back to when he was young ?
            2. Do you think a movie could be made at some point ( look good enough ) to use Luke Skywalker as his own stand alone movie that is like 10 years after ROTJ ?

          • Falcon

            My guess is that hopefully we do see reflecting of moments older Han Solo in the new Han Solo Movie. I am also pretty sure that we will all get used to Han being played by a younger character easier and quicker that a lot of people worry about as well.

            CGI Luke, for that era, yeah if they can pull it off, and I assume as we move into the future they will be able to do it.

            Endless opportunities when you think about it, let’s hope we get all of them, done well of course.

          • CT-7567

            Ok, what I mean is, similar to what we saw in TFA, but without the ANH rehashes and Superhero Rey stuff. It would still be 30 years after the battle of Endor. Maybe start with Luke teaching at his academy and show Kylo destroy it. Maybe actually have Luke in the movie. Just because I use the term “direct sequel” doesn’t mean directly after ROTJ. I totally agree the the look of the FO and the vehicles make sense for the time period. The design aspects of TFA are actually ok. Just tell a completely original story. No trench run, no Death Star III, no Rey starting to he film not knowing what the force is and then becoming a total badass with ABSOLUTELY NO training whatsoever. You get what I mean now, right?

          • Falcon

            Yeah, I suspected that is where you were headed, and I get it – and certainly have no problem with it. I can see what you imagined it could have been, but we have to ask ourselves, would the directors, Disney wanted to have done that, as we all know, this is also a business, and I imagine (just a possible opinion here) lots of things came into play.

            I hesitate to bring this up, and this is not so much directed to our discussion, so I am wandering a bit off the track here, but bare with me.

            I was 29 when Episode 1 came out in 1999, and holy Batman – no one, I repeat no one can surely not remember and admit, Episode 1 caused huge controversy in the Star Wars fan-base. I remember it clearly, and it lasted years. Now don’t get me wrong – I understood this backlash, however I learnt to really like Episode 1, and the Prequels, I was not like some and held a grudge (as ROTS was pretty cool anyway) – and I also point out, even with the so called fans backlash, Episode 1 was still better than most movies made, except the OT.
            But it has to be said also, Jar Jar did a lot of harm back then.

            With this context I imagine anyone working on Star Wars Episode 7 (TFA) would be terrified, so they did what they knew the fans would like, and also introduce new fans to the Star Wars “way”. Because there is no doubt TFA did look like a proper polished continuation of Star Wars, it was truly Star Wars.

            I had no problem with Rey, if you look at her character profile, she was immensely intelligent, self reliant and took the initiative beyond most earlier characters (she reminded me of the sort of person that had Han Solo brilliance, but with the Force, but we don’t find that out till later in the film, after she was given hints), I also think she played the Female Hero, and Lady in Distress roles both at the same time, I thought that was pretty good.
            As for her Force ability, well I quantify that with her earlier character arc, in that she was naturally brilliant (tech, fighting, pilot, spoke “droid” and other languages etc.).

            As you probably know, I actually really enjoyed TFA, and that was all I wanted from the film, for it to be fun, and keep me watching, I thought the details were amazing, I would have however been horrified if we got something that was not really Star Wars, but just had the label on it, instead we got, proper Star Wars.

            Sure, in some aspects they took the safer path, but can you blame them? There could be no stuffing this up, or it would have been over, and no one wanted to see a backlash like 1999, which I thought was somewhat a little overdone (but I saw it coming).

            Of course the above is just my humble opinion…

          • CT-7567

            You definitely bring up good points. I feel Disney was playing it safe. In fact, everything Disney has done so far has revolved around the OT. RO ended up being really good because of this, but look at Rebels. It’s not a very good show(just my opinion) and definitely pales in comparison to TCW. They used RM concept art and the characters are all stand-ins for OT characters. Ezra is Luke, Hera is Leia, etc. And they all travel around in a ship that’s very similar to the Falcon. And the Solo film is just an unnecessary cash-grab that , once again, revolves around OT characters. I think you are absolutely right about Disney fearing a TPM-like backlash should they take any real chances. You said you’ve read every old EU book, right? Look at all the concepts they lifted from those books. From one of Leia and Han’s sons going bad to the Anakin lightsaber surviving Bespin and being found. I liked a lot of those concepts in the books, but those books also took a lot of chances. And a lot of them were terrible because of it, but at least they tried for originality. I can’t remember if you’re a Trek fan, but that franchise was dead so it could be argued that it needed a reboot. SW just needed a continuation of the established story. Just my opinion. As always, I totally respect yours and like I said, you’re definitely on to something when it comes to Disney fearing a PT-like backlash. Eventually they are going to have to take chances. I mean, if they do another trilogy(imo they definitely shouldn’t), is that going to be a retelling of the story we get in the ST?

          • Falcon

            Yes The Clone Wars was very good, and although Rebels for me has been good, not quiet up there with TCW, but none the less, Rebels is pretty good for what it is.

            I love that they are using Ralph MacQuarrie’s Concept art here and there, he was utterly brilliant.

            And yeah, I agree – as I also mentioned earlier, you can see EU bits everywhere in Star Wars at the moment all over the place, and that is good. Sure they are not using entire plot lines, but they are using minute pieces, great stuff I agree.

            I have watched all the Star Trek stuff, except the original stuff, only from the 80’s onward – The new movies were watchable for me, so that is something, Picard was OK in that era, but my favorite of all Star Trek is the around 2000 era “The Enterprise” – which is interesting as I hear hard core Trekkies did not like that series as much. But for the record, I actually hate Star Trek,

            I’ve watched mostly all Sci-Fi stuff over the years (with no intent of it infringing, or even being compared to Star Wars) and most of the stuff has horrified me, with the exception of a few I liked.

            Contact was good.

            Guardians Of The Galaxy 1 – that was nothing short of epic, that movie is underrated, sure not Star Wars by any means, but certainly the 2000’s version of the hit-like of Back To The Future.
            Guardians in other words, was our Back To the Future for the 2000’s. (not in movie type, but in wow factor). Back to the Future however is still timeless and the better of the two.

            Bond 007 movies are my favorite after Star Wars (and not all Bond Movies are good though, but most are).

          • CT-7567

            I love Bond movies! You sure do have excellent taste, Falcon. I also like ST Enterprise, although the original show is my favorite. I love sci-fi. What are your favorite Bond films? I prefer Connery and his films, but I like them all, mostly. I love Majesty’s and think it’s severely underrated. I also was very sad to hear about the passing of Roger Moore because Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me are two of my favorites. GOTG was definitely a cool movie. I haven’t seen Volume 2 yet. I’d like to grab that 3.75″ Star Lord and Yondu set. I was very disappointed that we didn’t get a 3.75″, SW style line for GOTG.

          • Falcon

            I like Pierce Brosnan, then the guy before him that only did one or two (forgot his name) then Roger Moore. My Favorite – Tomorrow Never Dies, great movie – and I have a soft spot for it as I worked in a massive media corporation (please do not actually say the corporation here, even though it is obvious lol) in Computer Science for most of the 34 years (10 I worked in the same company in Advanced Digital Imaging, then got promoted as I made my way up to become a Senior Tech in the Computer Science Lab, so yeah – I really can relate to that movie big time.

            I will say this, Dr Who (the original series) we used to watch re-runs every Saturday Morning in the 1980’s – I have respect for the original Dr Who, no the effects were horrific I get that – but the Story Premise always held up. But again, nothing even slightly infringes upon the massive epicness Star Wars is.

          • CT-7567

            Nice to see you commenting again, btw!. πŸ™‚ You were thinking of Timothy Dalton as the Bond before Brisbane. I love Dalton in License To Kill.

          • Falcon

            That’s him, Dalton was good – really brings back memories that movie.

            Yeah cheers, nice to chat on the thread.
            Collecting has been interesting recently, I was really happy with the 40th Series 6 inch (managed to get them all case fresh down here in Tasmania), and great news TVC is coming back.

            Adding to that, both my TBS 3.75 and 6 inch are up to date, I hear there is only one more wave for the TBS 3.75, which is kind of cool (just a personal opinion here) as I have the complete collection, so four more and I can have a rest momentarily lol.

            Also picked up BB-8 Jakks Pacific “Big Figs” yesterday while I was at Big W, was a cool pickup. But that is all off topic, I’ll chat about all this in other threads, Cheers…

          • CT-7567

            I’m looking forward to that last TBS wave because TFA Luke is in it. I know I’ve been critical of that film, but Luke is my favorite character, so..I have a complete set except for the Scarif Trooper. Very difficult to find here in the US. I also skipped a few figures like Vader and Luke from wave one. I might grab them on clearance, but because there’s no numbering system on these figures, I felt ok skipping the six or so I didn’t really need. Usually I get carry-forward figures to complete the set. I just don’t get a second opener. Like Dak or Threepio in TBS. I hate having gaps in the numbering. With the Walmart line at $13 a figure, skipping a few not needed can add up to some savings. Btw, you must be happy about TVC, right? I have to say, Falcon, you stayed positive about SA returning in full and I thought you were dead wrong. But you were right. πŸ™‚ Thank goodness for that, since it’s TVC!

          • Falcon

            Yeah, will be cool the next and last wave of TBS 3.75SA.

            I appreciate you recognized my past posts, it means a lot – and it is NOTHING to do with EGO!! – which is something I have been trying to get across a lot the whole time. I wanted to really help the community by providing information I actually had. If you look back at my posts I was very clear that I had non confidential information (that I got while Hasbro customer service were fixing up my bent X-Wing canons if you remember) I purchased two Black X-Wings, about 10 months apart, the canons were really bad on the one I got on Force Friday, and they sent me replacements, then 10 months later the issue was still on my second one, they then sent me TWO MORE sets of straight canons.

            Also my The Black Series 6 inch FO TIE fighter (the massive one) and my 3.75 FO TIE had buckled panels, again they sent entire replacements this time of both whole vehicles (with straight panels on both, they informed me that is was a bad batch at manufacturing the first ones I got. Hasbro customer service are fantastic, and yes I deal with them respectfully and professionally and in return I get great service, not that different to the Kenner days to be honest.

            But it was during chats and me sending pics of my personal Star Wars museum that I got into a chat with Hasbro, and I was told straight out, 3.75 SA would continue (in a big way), and I can’t remember the exact words in the conversation (we would have to go back to my posts a couple of years back) – but what I was trying to say on this forum, even though I seem like a nobody to people here, I actually do have good info, you could in my opinion say it was inside info, but not confidential as it was in open great discussions with the representatives.

            The only thing I was not 100% sure was, that is was TVC, but when I actually look back – especially at my posts – it was over 2 years back I was trying to tell everyone not to worry, 3.75 was not going anywhere, and myself I knew it was going to be TVC.

            So hopefully (and this is not for egotistical purposes) but more so that I can really get the message out, be taken very seriously, mainly because it helps us as a community of collectors prepare.
            I took a lot of flack trying to point out I knew 3.75SA was going to return in a big way, it was pretty horrible, but of course, that is life – I never lost any sleep over it, or was upset, I was just frustrated given I was holding onto information that was not hard to get, but I knew as I said was from the horses mouth so to speak, and absolutely accurate.

            I was very anti 5POA as well (even though I collect them all, that is no secret), but I do that so I can make comment in a rightful manner – not that you should have to buy them to have a strong opinion, don’t get me wrong. One of the reasons I was so anti 5POA (and this was my opinion now, based on knowledge) was that I knew 3.75 SA was a sure thing, and I was concerned that if there was too much acceptance of 5POA as being “good enough” it could possibly be in my opinion the wrong message to be sending out (5POA being “good enough”) as my opinion was very much against that, and thankfully now 5POA is not as big a concern as it was. 5POA can continue I assume, but it matters little with 3.75SA now everyone knows (like I did).

            It was certainly great to see when 3.75SA TVC was officially recognized here.

            Anyway, for fun, here is a fully complete TBS 3.75 with variations AND Republic Trooper (just behind Padame there) – I also have two of each figure (more of army builders of course) but one of each MISB/MOC to display as well. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a9fb250087344768f51868e19b34cf984aa4579fe3cd6d9b7db622f33bb6901.jpg

          • Ross

            That’s what George Lucas conceived right? And Disney threw it in the trash… I would have started with a universe at peace and then shown Kylo Ren tear it all down, I think that would have been a more interesting movie. TFA makes no sense as a follow up to ROTJ and no one mentioned Lando which just blew my mind as he was a main character in two films.

        • darthmo

          The problem with Hollywood is they have become risk adverse. Due to the last (and continuing) recession Hollywood wants to ensure a return on their films.
          I don’t personally believe that TFA was a soft reboot for any other reason than this and not about attracting new fans.
          If there’s one franchise you have power to take risks with it’s Star Wars. It’s audience will always grow and fans will always come and go. You will never please all but treating film goers as if they have low I.Q is not the way to go with SW.
          Even if Disney wants to milk it for all it’s worth it needs to tread carefully or the OT legacy will be buried upon a mountain of substandard films that are forgotten release date after release date.
          When looking at the pace and cutting of TFA it’s a typical modern film when comparing to the OT. It had little breathing space or character development. It attempted to cram in as much as possible into it’s time frame as if there would never be another film following.
          ESB would probably have never been made in the modern film environment, it’s quite a slow paced film and highly character driven. A sophisticated film by today’s Marvel standard.
          And speaking of ESB it does worry me how similar EpVII is looking even though I admire Johnson as a film maker above and beyond JJ. But like you say Falcon all this is just my opinion but one I strongly believe and hopefully Trevorrow will have enough cooks in his kitchen to guide him through making a worthy film to add to the saga.

          • Falcon

            There are so many different opinions on this and that, all worth hearing from fans for sure.

            Myself, from my opinion and perspective, TFA (and as I say I wrote a review for here on a thread and and for friends who asked me to, (some parts mentioned of what I wrote the day after seeing the film in this thread regarding the “wars comparison with reality” aspect, which is the clincher for me that TFA was actually done right, among many reasons of course). But one thing I never thought in my opinion was that TFA was only made for only current fans, myself personally from my opinions perspective, I can see clearly they walked an extremely fine line – to do both, get new fans on the “new Star Wars era, which is generation three”, and absolutely keep old fans happy with continuity, especially regarding characters. And while doing this, make sure the movie was fun, profitable, and did not massive backlash (which lets face it, they would have been fully aware and really concerned in my opinion of what happened in 1999), of which I think it succeeded.

            Just my opinion, but TFA has obviously passed the test, it has not in any way caused the controversy like 1999, in fact TFA has come and gone, with R1 in between and I personally have not had anyone have a dig at the Franchise, fan or not a fan, unlike after 1999, in which I had to daily take flack because of Episode 1 (as everyone knew I am a hardcore Star Wars fan). With Episode 1, a lot of people, lots of non fans, but also an aggressive lot of fans also – And I was hit with jokes at my expense that Star Wars was made into a failure, mainly mentioned to me was the “Jar Jar” factor.
            Of which sadly at the time, and still to this day, I can’t win an argument about “Jar Jar” – and I won’t defend the character, but none the less, Episode One I learned to love and appreciate as a fan, despite some of the original shock.

            Not once has anyone had anything bad to say about TFA to me personally where I live, compare that to 1999, and Disney have done an exceptional job, and I don’t think anyone can argue that too much in my opinion, since the backlash like 1999 is just not happening with TFA, so it did its job, new and old fans seem pretty happy about it all for the most part.

            But I certainly respect there is a few out there that don’t like how they made TFA, myself – I am just not one of them, and a lot of that is to do with the fact I liked it, and also saw how difficult the job was to make Star Wars in 2015.

            The above is of course just my humble opinion…

          • darthmo

            I’m not completely criticising TFA, I actually do enjoy it for what it’s worth yet my parallel view is that the film could have been more bold or completely unexpected. Those already into SW or seeking it out never required a reboot or rehash story, not even down to yet another ‘Death Star’. Of course this is all water under the bridge but I do hope they push the boundaries in the upcoming films. As long as they are respectful to the OT I’m personally open to exciting new directions for the saga.
            Re; EpI my stance has softened too on that film over the years. Yes, Jar Jar was a misstep even Lucas has admitted to but it does have some great concepts never the less.

    • shane

      I agree with you 100% up to just one area. What they do with Luke and the Force mythology. While I agree I would rather have pretty good new SW films that don’t have to be perfect, than not have any at all, if they harm the legacy of Luke Skywalker in any way ( and possibly ruining one of the greatest most epic endings in the history of cinema, ROTJ, ) then NO ! I’ve been wasting my time.
      I guess there are the spin offs.

    • Thundrstruckd

      See, “lucky” is not an emotion that comes to mind when I think about how I feel with the Disney universe era. If I don’t find it interesting, I’m apathetic to it all, but I am hopeful that it spawns a new generation of lifelong fans. Even without Disney, Star Wars would always have been around one way or another. I’m not a fan of the plot copying or Disney’s insistence to create a film centered around their political beliefs, rather than just focusing on good story telling. Will Disney ever do this? Very likely. But in the meantime, I don’t feel contempt to just settle for something uninteresting just because it has the Star Wars label attached to it.

    • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

      First of all, Thanks for actually admitting it’s a reboot. It amazes me how many fans are still in denial about this simple fact.

      I don’t get WHY we need more films though. Give me some good video games, comics, and books as well as a decent toyline then I’m good. There’s only so much you can cover in a two hour film and TV, Games, and novels/graphic novels cover it so much better.

      I am a huge James Bond fan too and even I can admit about 75 percent of those films are pure crap when I take off my fanboy blinders. I don’t want SW to become like that over time. I’m also a big Trekker and I’m having flashbacks to the 90’s when they overdid it too which caused the whole franchise to collapse by the early 00’s.

      With THREE television series on the air and a film out every year it’s way too much at once! I agree that three years is too much in between films but I’d like them to be event films again like the old days, Maybe one every two years done well rather than just continue to rip off the Marvel Method.

      I enjoyed all the spinoff films so far but they should retire the saga ones permanently after IX though I highly doubt they will.

      • darthmo

        LOL, your handle name is hilarious!

  • Caleb

    I don’t necessarily hate the sequels thus far, and I would like to see how things play out – but all the underlying worry of more rehashing OT, directors being trash, and whatever else – makes me appreciate the prequels more.

    Maybe the sequels should try spinning, that’s a good trick.

    • TFA made me appreciate the PT more. At least I felt something watching the PT. Sure it was mostly anger, but it was better than walking out of the theater, having people say “what did you think?” and only managing a shoulder shrug in response.

      • “but it was better than walking out of the theater, having people say
        “what did you think?” and only managing a shoulder shrug in response.”
        THANK YOU! I have been UNABLE to utter this exact sentiment. This is perfect. I was literally shaking my head puzzled when I left TFA.

        • RumSleg

          Same here. All the surrounding media and info has helped warm me to it, but after the first viewing I didn’t know what to think.

          • I truly had a “did that really just happen?” response. Stunned is another good word.

      • CT-7567

        When you were watching TFA in the theater, did you ever get the feeling that you are watching fan-fic? That was the lowest point for me watching TFA. It wasn’t just the script either. I remember having that thought while looking at one of the FO sets.

        • Ross

          I was loving TFA until they found the falcon which was too quick and then Han and Chewie arrived too quick. I still like it more than Rogue One – which has just as many issues but both are enjoyable and I’m glad we have them. For the record I enjoyed Jurrassic World but then what do I know cos I love Alien Covenant too!

  • RumSleg

    Good thing Ep. 9 is scheduled for May 2019. That means they can just bump it back to December if/when they have extensive re-shoots with a second director to hold the original director’s hand. πŸ™‚

    • shane

      Hey, Mabey pull in a whole team of directors.

      • darthmo

        It already does, I can guarantee JJ will be passing notes along with a few others at Disney.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I didn’t realize the critics have seen Episode 9 already.

  • Kicker2

    How critically acclaimed was Irvin Kershner with other movies before OR after ESB? How critically acclaimed was Richard Marquand with other movies before OR after ROTJ???

    • JediJones

      No director has a perfect record.

    • It doesn’t matter. They produced masterpieces. If Colin produces a masterpiece then he will be redeemed. If not, dear lord, this film can’t possibly be worse than E7 can it?

      • Kicker2

        yeah with those 90 percent good reviews it got.

        • People who know nothing about Star Wars and their opinions of that film mean nothing to me.

          • shane

            Why do I have a feeling the 89% who say they loved TFAs are the same people who forget all about it a month later.
            Then the people who see the problems are the people who honestly care more about the franchise as a whole.

          • dogbite

            I know Star Wars & I like The Force Awakens, but I also know my opinion means nothing to you πŸ™‚

            Just reminding you we do exist.

          • Kicker2

            Because only your opinion counts,

          • To me, just like your opinion only counts to you.

  • JPClone

    I’d have to say I still have faith in him. Safety Not Guaranteed was like by quite a few, including the critics. And Jurassic World is the fourth highest grossing film of all time. It also has a solid 72% on RT, and the audience score is 78%. On IMDb it also has 7/10, and on meta-critic it scored 59%, where most films fail.

    So I wouldn’t call it a disaster. I personally loved it (I’m a long time Jurassic fan), so did everyone in my family, and almost everyone I know did too. It is well liked by most fans, and even if people say it wasn’t ‘great’ it served it’s purpose as an entertaining film.

    I’d also say it was better than TFA, and had more originality to it. The hybrid, raptor hounds/training, camouflage and also took many things from the great novels and brought them into film franchise.

    Now even if you didn’t like it, or SNG, or The Book of Henry (which I have not seen, and can’t say if it’s amazing or horrible) I wouldn’t give up on Colin just yet.

    And Paul, as a long time ‘lurker'(is that what we are called? I have only recently started commenting) and reader of this site, I must say I agree with lots of your opinions, especially your ‘unpopular’ ones about TFA’s issues (BTW I still love it), have to disagree with this.

    But I guess we will have to wait and see.

    • Welcome! Thank you for showing us your “face”. πŸ™‚

      • JPClone

        Thanks! Glad to finally be on here! Guess we will know more next year when JW2 is released. Spanish director J.A. Bayona has some awesome films to his name and the film is building nicely. Colin is supposedly heavily involved. Maybe TBOH is just a bad film, I guess you can’t deliver every time! I personally also feel JW is re-watchable.

        JW and TFA were huge films for me in 2015. I loved both, but in the 2 years since I have watched JW many, many times, and only TFA a few times. So that is just my take. I love all the SW films, PT, OT, R1, TFA. But I find TFA not that re-watchable.

        Either way, I respect your opinions and look forward to post more often!

        • You are more than welcome to disagree too. This is a democracy here. πŸ™‚

          • JPClone

            Thanks! Haha! I always say “agree to disagree” πŸ™‚

        • Mike_5555

          I don’t hate TFA and I definitely enjoyed parts of it, but it’s the least rewatchable Star Wars film for me. AOTC is my least favorite, but even it has higher rewatchability.

          • JPClone

            I love ATOC (mainly due to Jango/Clones), but I agree.

          • darthmo

            Sequences of AOTC just felt like they were written for an arcade game more than a film and the plot still confuses me in places!
            But I love Count Dooku, he’s an awesome character.

    • Good numbers at the box office never means a good movie.

      • ShortForADoe

        He literally said how it was critically well received in the exact same sentence, and how fans liked it as well, try reading someone’s point before (trying to) dispute them.

        • JPClone

          Thanks, and yes I mentioned how it is well liked by a majority (usually averaging in 70’s on most sites) + it made money. I would never say money = a good film.

    • darthmo

      All well said and I agree with your view. I personally would have liked a more veteran Director but Trevorrow’s hit rate is better than average at the moment and no one’s immune to making the odd terrible film.

      • JPClone

        Couldn’t agree more! πŸ™‚

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    Safety Not Guaranteed was a good movie. but i like Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass

  • RumSleg

    Who would be everyone’s dream director for Episode IX? (Other than Lucas or Spielberg…)

    I’m not much of a movie buff in general, so I hadn’t really heard of Rian Johnson, Trevorrow or Gareth Edwards before they were attached to Star Wars projects. I knew of JJ Abrams prior to TFA and didn’t like his work. He certainly delivered on all the unnecessary and annoying mystery box. I do like what Lord and Miller have done prior to Solo and am very optimistic about their ability to make a fun movie out of a subject that I never felt the need for.

    • Anyone that Disney disapproves of.

      • CT-7567

        Isn’t it just swell to watch Disney destroy Star Wars slowly and painfully? πŸ™‚ Did you say in another thread that RO was a mistake? If I’m thinking of someone else, forgive me, but I definitely think that’s the case. People of our generation really are lucky, I guess, too have gotten to experience the OT and even PT when they were originally released.

        • It’s heartbreaking and makes me a little angry. Thankfully this isn’t real life and just a hobby. But the worst thing George Lucas did to us wasn’t make the PT, it was giving up control of his franchise.

          • CT-7567

            Agreed. Well said.

    • Paul

      I think Ron Howard would be good but at this point he’s probably too far along in his career to want to work on a project that he didn’t guide from the ground up.

      I think Joe Johnston would be a good choice as well and he has the benefit of being inextricably linked to the property.

      I think Neil Blomkamp would be interesting.

      The Russo Brothers would be amazing but they’re too busy with Marvel.

      Kenneth Brannagh would be really good too.

      • CT-7567

        Howard just directed a pretty good Beatles documentary. Idk how he’d handle SW, but my guess s he’d turn it down.

        • Paul

          I would think he would to. He already turned down directing the prequels. But as directors go he comes from the Speilberg school of being able to find a decent balance between story, character, and action.

          Also at one time he was working hard to do the Dark Tower series so you never know.

          I expect that Trevorrow will remain the director of EP 9 but that he may end up not having as much input on the story and script. The reviews for Book of Henry seem to indicate that the problems in the film are more script based than director based.

          Oh also Jon Favreau would be a good choice to direct as well.

      • RumSleg

        All good choices.

    • Mike_5555

      Chris Nolan, the Coen Brothers, and Denis Villeneuve would be a few of my top choices. And there are a lot of talented people working in TV who could make the jump to film.

      • RumSleg

        I’d like a Chris Nolan Boba Fett/underworld movie. I dunno about the Coen Brothers. I love their movies, no question, but I don’t know how well their quirkiness and humor would fit into Star Wars.

        • Mike_5555

          That’s true. The Coens would probably be better suited for a standalone film. I’d like to see their take on a Star Wars film, but I doubt it will ever happen.

      • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

        Will also probably never happen since aside from maybe Denis and Nolan they prefer working with their own material.

    • General Hux

      I would like to see Alfonso Curran take over the project, I think he could do a great job, I am not a fan of Trevorrow but even with him at the helm I have faith.

    • Mike Moore (04515f4n)

      Alan Smithee, but Im pretty sure he’s retired.

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    JW just shouldn’t have been made in the first place…what do you do???

    it certainly wasn’t Colin Trevorrow going around for decades begging studios to let him make this movie so not all the blame should be put on him for how it turned out because we really didn’t need it in the first place

    • General Hux

      Trevorrow also didn’t write JW, but I honestly don’t know if he’s a good story creator, I’m proceeding with caution on this.

  • JediJones

    What disastrous Jurassic World? It was the best Jurassic film by far. None of the stiff, boring, lifeless characters from Spielberg’s poorly written movies. And it was a massive, crowd-pleasing financial success. And it was safely in fresh zone on Rotten Tomatoes.

    • You’re trolling again.

      • JediJones

        You disagree with the large majority of people and then claim that opposing view is illegitimate? That’s the troll move.

        • That’s not me. That’s YOU!

          • bmales01

            Ah the old, “I’m rubber, you’re glue” defense.

          • Ah, the typical butting into someone else’s conversation annoyance.

          • bmales01

            Yup. I was keeping with the theme of using childlike tactics and arguments πŸ™‚

          • You took it down that path, not me. He was directly describing himself. I can’t help it if another troll makes childlike comparisons to it. And I don’t see how this involves you…. again.

          • bmales01

            Yup, it was totally my fault. You are pristine and perfect. That’s why I love you

          • I don’t spend my workdays obsessed with someone looking to reply to his comment the moment he posts something. It’s beyond unsettling now.

          • bmales01

            You are literally spending your workday obsessively responding to every post on this thread the moment anyone posts anything which states any praise or appreciation to TFA.

            The only difference is, you started this thread and the site. πŸ™‚

          • This is one of my employs. I don’t waste my time on a site I don’t control doing what you do on a daily basis.

          • bmales01

            And one of my employ is discussing films and toys I love and have been involved with basically my whole life.

          • If you did that then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. But you do a lot worse. You’re creepily obsessed with everything I write and involve yourself in conversations that have nothing to do with you.

          • bmales01

            You’re extra curmudgeony today. I like it

          • What a sublime response.

          • bmales01

            well played

  • Carbonite_Hydrates

    Get Steven Spielberg to direct 9. Unless they are holding him back for Episode 10.

    What if that was the plan all along? To have Spielberg direct 9 and Trevorrow was just a place holder so as not to over shadow J.J. Abrahms and Rian Johnson. Spielberg worked extensively with Trevorrow on Jurassic World. Maybe it wouldn’t be such a tricky handoff.

    That said – this Book of Henry sounds like it is career ending bad. Safety Not Guaranteed is a fine movie. None of the Jurassic Park sequels are that great – so Jurassic World brings as much good and as much bad as Lost World and Jurassic Park 3.

    • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

      Never would out of respect to Lucas and he also hasn’t done an action/family film since Indy 4 and we know how that went.

      • Carbonite_Hydrates

        Tin Tin is an action / family film. When did that come out? And we have Ready Player One coming out next summer.

        I guess out of respect for Lucas he’ll just have to direct Indian Jones movies until he or Harrison Ford can’t do it anymore.

  • BREAKING NEWS:
    Variety reports Paul Harrison will now direct Episode IX.
    “It will completely explain away the prequels and Episode VII, and be told through the eyes of Willrow Hood’s ice-cream maker’s computer core, imbued with AI,” Harrison says.
    “Also, guaranteed 50 percent more re-watchability, or your money back,” he adds.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db3a1104b991b2baa7f69babf1d59710c10b9fa6b34d9a7f3da3e4fd55b3c174.jpg

    • But I like the Prequel Trilogy.

      • Oh. Then, re-explain it?

        • I don’t follow.

          • Never mind. I ruined my own joke.

          • LOL. I just need it explained and then I can give a cogent reply. πŸ™‚

          • It’s Friday. I need an adult beverage or two. =-P

          • OfWolfandMan

            Ensure? I kid. I kid.

          • LOL!

          • Hunk of Junk

            I think he meant that he didn’t understand what was going on in the PT the way George Lucas filmed it. He wants you to re-film them in a way that’s easier to understand. Sort of like a Cliff Notes version.

      • CT-7567

        The PT has merit and originality. Even TPM and AOTC have good parts and ROTS is actually a very good movie with only a few weaknesses. I was hoping TFA would be forgotten by TLJ and IX being good films, but that just seems less likely as we learn more about the ST.

        • shane

          Do you think CGI will be good enough at some point to give us a Luke Skywalker stand alone movie that takes place 10 years after ROTJ ? If we can’t get our proper sequel, how about one movie with a CGI Luke ?

          • CT-7567

            It’s probably good enough now. The question is do we want a child Luke? Idk if I’d want that. I don’t think I would. My biggest hope is that the next animated series will focus on the POST-ROTJ time period.

    • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

      At least we’ll finally get good toys out of it.

  • David Harrison

    I’m really concerned about Episode IX. I did not enjoy
    Jurassic World one jot. I didn’t dislike it, it was just very flat, safe and
    uninspired. So I was not happy when he was announced as director of IX. However
    I was fairly confident he would be able to deliver a competent finale as long
    as the script was okay. After learning that Rian Johnson is not involved in the
    writing of IX and that it’s all Trevorrow, on top of the things I’m reading
    about Book of Henry, I now think he should be fired. By all accounts it sounds
    like Henry is an β€˜all timer’. It’s too important to too many people to be taking
    a risk like this.

    • I didn’t expect this comment from you. πŸ™‚

    • darthmadonna

      This is exactly how I feel about the Sequel Trilogy… ” I didn’t dislike it, it was just very flat, safe and uninspired.”

      Sounds to me like this guy is right up Disney’s alley. for the final installment.

  • CT-7567

    Excellent post. This doesn’t bode well for Episode IX. Im really hoping TLJ will be good, but idk f the ST is ever going to be redeemed from the mess tgat was TFA.

    • General Hux

      The ST still has plenty of hope, TFA introduced promising characters that we CANNOT make any final judgements on, it set up an interesting story regarding Luke, Leia, Rey, Finn, Poe etc. They have countless directions where they could go with this trilogy. Lucasfilm and Disney isn’t worried at all, and honestly why would they be? TFA was the biggest blockbuster of ALL time, also doesn’t hurt that many people loved it, I’m starting to realize that the newer generation of Star Wars fans are the ones who really like TFA, I know a lot of young guys around my age thru the Star Wars community that say TFA is their favorite Star Wars movie, this movie just divided the fan base even more, especially among the older and newer generations of fans. As always, I respect your opinion. πŸ™‚

      • CT-7567

        Hux, thanks for pointing that out about respecting opinion. I just want you to know the same is true for me and your opinion. I know you like TFA a lot and I totally respect that. We’re obviously just bantering here. Just about EVERY fan has a different view of how things should be. If anything, I’m actually jealous that you get so much enjoyment out if TFA. πŸ™‚ I WANTED to love that movie, but unfortunately my response was lukewarm. I also might have a grim feeling about TLJ and IX, but don’t think for a minute that I don’t want them both to be excellent films. I think you are very much on to something about the current generation of people your age being more accepting of TFA. Just remember that if I’m critical of TFA it doesn’t mean I’m questioning your taste. I actually think you have great taste, especially for someone as young as you are. Especially in music . πŸ™‚ I’ve known you on JTA since you started commenting here and I really like you and enjoy commenting with you. I definitely worry sometimes if I post a critical comment about TFA and you read it you might get offended. Just know that we’re, in the end, just talking about movies here and I’d never want you to take a criticism I make about TFA or anything else the wrong way. πŸ™‚

        • General Hux

          No, no! I’m never offended of someone else’s opinion on a movie πŸ™‚ I just like to have civil discussions with people and give a reason for differing opinions such as our views on TFA, I like to point out the other side of the argument, it’s a good conversation starter IMO. I really enjoy conversing with you as well, always had a fun time on here.

  • ExarKun777

    After the Force Awakens joke I’m in a mood of “yeah, whatever, I don’t care anymore”. I’m sticking with the history told in Episodes I to VI, thanks. By the way, Jurassic World was a joke too hehe.

  • CharlesUlysses

    Should’ve asked Lynch again.

  • Mike_5555

    I’ve been concerned with Trevorrow since he was announced. I have certainly seen much worse films than Jurassic World, but it was as bland and generic as blockbuster filmmaking can be. I have much more faith in Rian Johnson, it would probably be better to just let him finish the trilogy.

    • General Hux

      I agree, Trevorrow makes absolutely no sense to me…But Lucasfilm isn’t stupid, they must have their reasons.

  • I feel like there is a strong committee that is building Star Wars now beyond the director and their vision. JJ had to adjust a lot to the process and I know he has his own way of film-making and marketing and had to let go a lot to make TFA. Same thing with Gareth Edwards, the film very much was shaped a few times to be what it is. Star Wars film have always been made three times, in writing, in filming and editing. There are many eyes on the project and that can be great (ILM, Marvel) and that can be bad (Sony, Fox) so I feel like as much as Colin isn’t the inspiring choice, he isn’t just being chucked on a project without the ability to do the job, but you know there are processes in place to make sure he doesn’t “Trank it up…”

  • Santos Lozano

    I must disagree there, Jurassic World was the opposite of disaster. (unless your’e talking about what happens in the movie) πŸ™‚ I personally think it is a great movie. Like someonre said earlier, it IS the 4th highest grossing movie of all time, right below TFA.
    As for episode 9, I personally think it won’t be that great. Disney makes kidie movies, and that’s what theyr’e good at. They/he don’t know how star wars works better than George Lucas. I think TFA made a LOT of $$$ only because it’s star wars wer’e talking about here! I mean, everyone has been waiting for this day!– and your’e gonna watch it regardless what anyone says! Now, I’m a big star wars fan, but I personally think the only good star wars movie disney ever made was Rouge one. I’d like to think that Episode 9 is going to be great, but like I said earlier, no one knows the star wars universe better than lucas. George Lucas why’d you have to sell star wars?! πŸ™‚

  • Zarco Rey

    Not concerned. If even half the rumors of Episode 8 are true, there’s no hope for the sequel trilogy..the third film will just be the poop frosting on the fail cake.

    • Oh my gosh, are the rumors that terrible?

      • Zarco Rey

        Some sound bad, but I don’t know if I believe any of them anyway…

        • I mean, I can’t see me liking E8 or E9 no matter what Disney does with it, but I was just curious if even the “Disney can do no wrong” people were up in arms over it.

          • I’m apprehensive; TFA made mistakes, it’s plot incoherent, but I like the actors. So, they have to be able to get it together…..

    • Depending on the rumors, I wouldn’t worry too much. A lot of them are fake clickbait. While I hope The Last Jedi is a solid film, there’s so many rumor-mongers attempting to attract concerned fans and dislikers of TFA

      • Zarco Rey

        Where’s SuperShadow when we need him…to clear all this up! LOL.

  • Ganja Gamers

    I’ve been concerned. This guy’s movies aren’t good. Watch Safety Not Guaranteed again– it is not good or well directed. In fact I hate the direction for the main female actress, gives me chills for what’s to come for Daisy Ridley’s upcoming performance in episode IX.

  • Shoretrooper

    Yes, we should be worried. He is not qualified to direct a Star Wars film.

  • Jaken Wraith

    I think with how K Kennedy is running Lucasfilm now, they could plug in any Director and it will still be decent at least. And with how well Rogue One did i expect more of that gritty “tone” in all the Star Wars Movies from now on. How Colin writes it is more of a concern than his Direction. I know there a certain plot points in that Movie he prob has to “hit” to wrap up the Story. See how he writes around what the Storygroup want’s.

    • As in running an identity poltiics agenda in lieu of a fabulous Star Wars story? That is the antithesis of how you run a good production company.

      • Jaken Wraith

        I’m not sure they would take it that far, i just doubt they would let a Writer/Director come in and take those Characters in some wild, un-expected direction. I mean if that direction was really good, and seem’s to “fit” everything else they would prob do it. But i just think the Story Group has some basic idea of where all the Character’s will end up, and there are prob some parameters Colin must write within at least somewhat. Depend’s on what they decided about carrying on these Character’s in another Trilogy where Rey, FInn, and Poe bring up another Generation. I think if it’s “no” on another Trilogy with these Character’s, Colin will be free to do whatever he wants, if it’s a “yes” though he will have to leave off with them in a place where they could continue on later.

  • Jerry Tejeda

    I’m already disappointed with the sequels, cant get any worse. Hey Colin, just stick to the script of Return of the Jedi minus the Ewoks. Cool.

  • Jesus’s Best Friend Floyd

    I’d really like to know how much JJ and Kasden plotted out Ep7-9.
    Thats almost more important than who directs them. Surely they arent just bringing on new directors and writers for each movie and making it up as they go. Right?

    • you would think that…but going by Kathleen Kennedy’s comments, they had nothing sketched out prior. I believe Rian Johnson even said that he wrote it himself with nothing written prior. K.K. made it clear that they had NO plan set coming into this. It really sounds like they’re just winging it…Which is hopefully NOT what is happening, but that is what all the comments i’ve seen make it sound like.

      Kasden doesn’t having a writing credit on TLJ as far as I know.

      • shane

        RIGHT ! That’s what everyone here should be talking about. I see no one discussing this. I tried to tell Paul but he may not have understood what I meant. This ” winging it ” , playing by ear is NOT GOOD !

        • I agree. And that is EXACTLY what is happening. Now, I heard all the excuses “Empire changed so many times blah blah blah” and that’s all well and good, BUT we’re in a different thing here where 3 different directors are writing their own visions of this story.. It’s like if i grabbed you and a few of my buddies and started writing, passed it to you and said, “Okay, now build off my story quick! This is a multi-billion dollar franchise so do whatever you think is cool” and then you passed it on.

    • shane

      Yes, they are. I’d say that’s a problem, no ?

  • BB-Mate

    Is it wrong that I liked Jurassic World? It felt like a guy that grew up playing with the kenner toys of the first and second film was given a huge budget to do a movie about his fantasies. I definitely related to that πŸ™‚

    • No, but is it superior to the first three? That’s the question I ask.

      • BB-Mate

        OOOOh I got the attention of the headmaster. Now I have to try to reply… The first JP is truly magical, as good as ESB (yes I went there), The LW is good until the gymnastic move to kill a raptor. JP3 is okay, return of Grant, shows love for the first one (animatronics), introduces new dinosaurs but got hurt by the marketing behind it (obvious intention to sell toys there, too obvious), I still enjoy it when I watch all JP movies. Now the part that Paulie-boy here asked. JW gave us a park full of people, mosasaurus, eye-cam from raptors, a new trilogy, the return of T-Rex as the king (should say queen really). It is superior to 2 and 3 but no way near 4. I wish we had more attacks on the visitors a-la-gennaro (is it how you spell it?). Anyway I am excited to see in which direction it takes us and to get out of an island, any island really :). Summary JP > JW > LW > JP3 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        • BB-Mate

          Can we have Jurassic Park action figures Black Series style Hasbro??????????
          OMG I never thought of that.
          6′” for me and Paul will take a main dish of 3.75″ SA with a side dish of TVC inspired line πŸ˜‰

        • Well, I truly love all three JP movies. Sure, some have issues here and there, but they’re ALL entertaining and I can still watch them through when they have marathons. I didn’t like JW however (and I only saw the previews/trailer).

          • BB-Mate

            Funny, I am actually interested to see what bothered you in it? My dad (56- I am 32) did not like it at all, found it long and just a re-hash of the first one. We watched it together and I saw a completely different movie. My wife loved it for the same reasons, my sister-in-law hated it for the same reasons than my dad.

          • I am not 56, LOL! πŸ™‚

          • BB-Mate

            So I can be sure you are not my dad πŸ˜€ don’t if I am relieved or disappointed ahaha

          • Mike Moore (04515f4n)

            The dinos in JW looked really fake on the big screen, it looks better at homeon a tv, but the point of seeing a JW movie is to see dinosaurs and indominitous rex isnt a real dinosaur. I think its a passable film and better than expected, but I doubt a sequel will be any good, Jaws never needed a sequel Jurassic park never did either.

      • Ross

        On a par with the first and better than 2 and 3.

        • BB-Mate

          ahah we got to the same conclusion, it only took you a 100000 less words πŸ™‚

          • I AM…. NOT…. YOUR FATHER.
            I have spread none of my seed across any land thank goodness. Could you imagine another one of me floating around?

          • BB-Mate

            Too much to handle for Hasbro πŸ˜‰

    • darthmadonna

      “It felt like a guy that grew up playing with the kenner toys of the
      first and second film was given a huge budget to do a movie about his
      fantasies.”

      This is how I feel about Lucasfilm anymore. The lunatics have taken over the asylum and it is no longer about story telling just about playing and showing off cool stuff that many of us fantasized about but for me,I feel Ive lost a connection to it. As if the stories don’t matter so really nothing else does either even if it looks cool.

  • Darth_Rizzen

    I don’t know…

    I felt that Jurassic World, while having quite a few absurd moments during the finale, was a competently made blockbuster. And the Indominus Rex was a far more fearsome vilain than some temper tantrum throwing whiny teen… Ahem… πŸ˜‚

    I haven’t seen “Book of Henry”, but the critics are indeed scathing. ☹

    We’ll see how it goes. At this point, all I expect from the ST is that they stop turning Star Wars into a superhero franchise. That’s how low my expectations are.

    And I don’t even have the next “Star Wars Story” film to look forward to, since I’ve decided not to acknowledge its very existence…

    • General Hux

      That temper tantrum teen is actually over 30 years old. πŸ‘€

      • Darth_Rizzen

        Physiologically, yes.

        In terms of behaviour, Matt the radar technician is an insufferable brat. πŸ˜‚

        • General Hux

          Well, there is some truth to that. πŸ˜‚

  • shane

    Right now it feels like the prequels era all over again. And once again I’m confused. I remember when we were all asked to rate our favorite SW films on this site and I rated ROTS neck and neck with TFAs. But I also said my opinion could change.
    I recently watched ROTS and TFAs both yesterday.
    And I am embarrassed to say TFAs isn’t holding up with repeat viewings while ROTS to me just keeps getting better.
    Now I feel TFAs is better than AOTCs and TPM, only.

    • darthmadonna

      When TFA came out I was disappointed as I was watching it the first time. Ive watched it so many more times now and I would say Phantom Menace is better than TFA. ROTS is one of my top favorites along with ESB.

  • GIBBS v2

    The Disney “Family” of producers and writers and behind the scenes influencers will not let this movie suck. It is a 2 billion dollar baby, they just won’t.

  • Fiery Little One

    I said this on the Mary Sue yesterday when they posted an article about it, and I’ll say the same thing here. He needs at least 6 stinkers to come out before XI before I start panicking.

  • Jimmy Griffin

    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    • shane

      And watch it like 3 times to see if that really sucked

      • Jimmy Griffin

        Honestly, a Star War would have to be pretty bad for me to hate it. I mean worse than bad acting or contrived, soft reboot plot; it would, quite literally, have to be utter nonsense. Hopefully, Kathleen Kennedy and the story group aren’t going to let anything that bad slip past them. For all of the things that we criticize about TFA (rehash of ANH), nothing about the final result was an accident; they knew exactly what they were doing. None of the things we criticize about it were mistakes that they just “didn’t see”.

        • shane

          I don’t like how they rushed the score on R1. It’s too noticable if you ask me. That’s a crucial element for SW. Somehow that slipped right past Disney. But I still love R1.
          I give TPM a 7 on a 1-10. AOTCs a 7.5 and TFAs a 7.5 but I’m just one guy with one opinion. And like you, they don’t have to be much better to enjoy them all.
          However, I’m expect Luke Skywalker to be every bit as good as he always was or that’s a big problem for me.
          I’ve only waited 30 years to see Luke on the big screen.

          • Jimmy Griffin

            Han is dead and Carrie Fisher obviously won’t be in Ep. IX-the worst possible thing they can do is mar the character and legacy of Luke Skywalker.

  • ILoveSand

    I’ve been concerned since seeing TFA.

  • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

    NO ONE is clamoring for his vision of SW. If they can’t get someone like Neil Blomkamp to direct it then they can at least find a happy medium like getting Claudia Gray to write it instead who is one of the few new EU writers who understands the universe.

    • dogbite

      Oh my goodness Neill Blomkamp Star Wars is my ultimate fantasy!

  • darthmo

    Having any Director so green is concerning, even Edward’s issues I believe centred around this issue on R.O.
    Jurassic World Imo was a decent film, not one to put in the archives but a fun ride. Trevorrow’s first film ‘Safety not Guaranteed’ is also a fun, confident film but definitely not one that would make me sign him to a SW film off nor JW.
    SW can’t avoid screw ups at present and should have been in the hands of capable veteran film makers.
    Hopefully there are so many fingers in the pie of Ep9 around writing, conceptualising, directional advice etc that minimal if no damage will occur. Essentially and especially after Edwards Trevorrow is most likely being handheld the whole way with at least JJ looking over his shoulder at least once every second day.

  • Lance

    Jurassic World was the bomb. He’s got to be better than JJ

    • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

      I honestly would prefer Michael Bay or Uwe Boll to have done TFA than JJ.

      • Gloriouscollector

        Exaggerating is fun isn’t it?

      • Mike Moore (04515f4n)

        Good choices, but personally I would prefer, Tommy Wiseau, Neil Breen or the ubituous Alan Smithee

  • Fire JJ Make SW Great Again!

    Marquand didn’t do much of Jedi’s directing though and Lucas did most behind the scenes due to his illness, Robocop 2 came after Empire, Coppola was a damn fine director until he went bankrupt because his complete lack of knowing how to handle money.

  • Gloriouscollector

    All directors have a bad movie or two under their belts at some point, I’m not worried, besides Trevorrow has Lucasfilm watching his back.

  • General Hux

    One good thing is that Trevorrow has Kennedy and the LFL story group to guide him, especially the story group. Besides, Episode VIII isn’t even out yet, why worry about IX? Let’s not get a head of ourselves here.

  • darthtrajk 666

    Episode VII storyline should have been the Hutts seeking revenge on Luke, Leia, and Han for Jabba’s death. The stuff with Snoke and Kyle Ren could have stayed and there should have been a quiet gathering of the Imperials trying to rise to power with a mysterious new enemy from within the galaxy. Anyone that is a fan of Star Wars could write a story from any of their child hood days of playing with the toys. This story would have been one of mine. The studio played it safe because they want the property to continue to make money, I get it, but don’t sacrifice the creativity of doing something new not rehashing the same movie we already saw. Rogue One added to the lore and they should use that movie as the example for the new ones.

  • Nick Dickens

    Not knocking the article here, but get some perspective. Jurassic World may not have been your favourite film but it did make more than the recent Star Wars films and was a HUGE Box Office hit. It was unprecedented.

    This new film isn’t something I’d be interested in, so couldn’t care less. What critics think shouldn’t be your benchmark as to how good, or bad a film is.

    Let’s face it, if he had a critical track record like this on every film and still took JW levels of money I think Disney would still hire him.

  • BlueSaber

    Yeah, the guy has become massively pretentious, he’s a Kathy Kennedy YES-man and shoehorns nostalgia into his movies, while being terrible at his attention to detail. I love that kids “stumble” upon the visitor’s center on Isla Nublar, yet…the front of the building is completely nonexistent and it’s only been what, 20 years? So vegetation has overgrown the monstrous front entrance of the entire visitor’s compound in that amount of time, but conveniently the steps were still there….riiiight. This guy is a complete twit from what I’ve seen, even though Safety Guaranteed was OK, he’s NOT the guy for this job and will hack it up as bad as JJ Abrams did. They should have given Chris Nolan a crack at it or even better yet, invite Lucas back to do one more and end it properly. I’d love to see him direct one more, but without all his YES-men. He can do GREAT films with the right producers, writers and editors, or even just bring him in as a producer, which he’s proven to also be capable at (MINUS Crystal Skull)

  • Nick Dickens

    There’s should be a disclaimer about the film. Limited release, showing in a handful of theatres. So for its audience and market share it’s tracking pretty good.

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