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#1259825
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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nevertheless I don’t think it’ll be an issue as Rian didn’t stray too far from TFA’s style to begin with.

Actually, I was very confused as to why people acted like the arguably out-of-place humor of TLJ was new. To me, it was just a continuation of the sometimes borderline parody tone of TFA. Totally seamless.

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John_ said:

Near perfect film.

To each their own.

It’s sad that Disney pushed Solo forward, but I guess I did see an Alden Ehrenreich film for December after a- never mind it’s not him.

I’ve been wanting to see Into the Spiderverse, even though I’m not into superheroes. I guess it’s just my fondness for animation…and Peni Parker.

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#1259729
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Random FE Thoughts
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Not an idea per say, but an interesting tidbit of edit-related information. If you add them all up and divide the total into two hour movies, The Hobbit is four parts and The Lord of the Rings is six. Granted most sane people would rather not have full unfiltered cuts of The Hobbit, but it’s interesting to note even extended they didn’t stretch it to the length of LotR.

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#1259725
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Feige is intimately familiar with the Marvel franchise and is actively shaping its cinematic universe. Kennedy on the other hand hasn’t displayed much familiarity with Star Wars and the decisions thus far have all seemed strictly reactionary. Should Kennedy leave? No not at all but it would probably be a good idea to appoint a Narrative Lead to figure out where Star Wars can go from here.

That’s because Kennedy isn’t the creative lead. You know who is? The Story Group.

The only reason the ST has a chance of feeling like its narratively cohesive is that Abrams is returning. Had Trevorrow headed IX as was originally intended, it would have ended in disaster.

On one hand, Abrams directing IX will make VIII the awkward Johnson film sandwiched between two Abrams films. On the other Jurassic World was the first bad Jurassic Park film IMO, and I loved the original “trilogy”. In the end, I’m happier with Abrams at the helm, but it’s worth remembering his strength lies in setting up plots, not resolving them. I remember someone on this forum saying they’d get a “sadistic satisfaction” out of seeing Abrams resolve his own story. Man, I wish I’d saved that quote. But for what it’s worth, Abrams is also great at imitating the style of others, so there shouldn’t be too much issue belnding with VIII.

Disaster because Trevorrow sucks, not because having another voice in the mix is inherently disastrous.

What he said. ^

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#1259022
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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When I saw Solo, Rebels, and Ewoks at the bottom with a gap after them, I assumed that was the bottom of the list, but no, you actually consider all of those things five star and better than the Prequels and even The Clone Wars. Do you just have some fundamental issue with that era? Even still, it doesn’t explain the high rankings for the three pieces of garbage I mentioned at the start. And even after putting Ewoks at five stars you put droids only at two? I mean, I haven’t seen either, but I would assume the quality would be roughly equal.

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#1258587
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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nl0428 said:

OutboundFlight said:

No way. JJ is an OT fanboy. He’s gonna use Lando as much as possible, as well as force ghost Yoda and Luke. But not Hayden (which would be a great way to at least create somewhat of a unification between George’s saga and the Disney saga).

Just because J.J. Abrams is not a fan of the prequels, it doesn’t mean that he can’t use elements from them in a good way. There were some bad elements about the prequels, but there were also some good elements. It’s mainly the way the films turned out in the end which was disappointing. I don’t blame Hayden Christensen for his poor performance, I mainly lay the blame on George Lucas. He was the director, and the director is supposed to get the best performance out of their actors (something that George has struggled with when he is directing a film). J.J. Abrams, and yes, even Rian Johnson, are able to do that job well.

We’re not debating the merits of the Prequels. We’re talking about JJ’s perspective on them, which appears to be negative enough to warrant ignoring them practically entirely.

As for the reconstruction stuff, while it’s annoying to see JJ keep this game of directors’ ping pong going, it’d be neat if the reconstruction of the object symbolized the reconstruction of the tropes their destruction symbolized the deconstruction of in TLJ.

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#1257274
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Rebels Fanedit Ideas
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I personally think Rebels has a lot more potential than TCW because that show is pretty much all over the place. TCW has the benefit of somewhat self-contained arcs to make “movies” out of, but the episodes that make up those arcs still feel episodic when mashed together (often jumping from one character to another). Rebels has a much more consistent progression for the characters and the story, so you could easily just trim down the fat and have a fine streamlined version of the series.

That’s an excellent point.

What if we made Ezra into Bodhi from Rogue One? Okay, that’s kinda dumb. But what isn’t dumb is making Draven from Rogue One into Kallus. Hell, you don’t even need to change anything beyond Rogue One’s credits (unless he’s referred to by name at some point). It’d be one more connection to make this story feel relevant. Oh, oh what if Ezra was Wedge Antilles?!! I’ll see myself out…

I think the story should start with the Ghost crew already part of the larger rebellion, as it would allow shifting the focus away from Ezra, and to a lesser extent the crew as a whole. I think Hera ought to be the primary focus, alongside Kanan and Sabine. Zeb would also be pushed into the background, although less out of hate and more out him not being relevant, although this might hurt Kallus’s arc. I think The Siege of Lothal would be a nice place to start.

Ezra’s role would be reduced as much as possible. I wonder if it would be possible to even cut out him being a Jedi entirely (and the inquisitors while we’re at it). It’d be strange for a teenage Jedi to have a small background role. Still, if he’s not a Jedi, the question becomes what to do with Maul. Would their relationship still work without the Force? Since his role would be so reduced, and the plot of his missing parents cut, maybe he could just be Kanan and Hera’s (adopted) son? It would be a convenient way to explain why he’s around without having to do much. Hell, since he’s adopted anyways (there’s no way that thing in the finale is part twilek), it wouldn’t really be changing the story at all. He’d just have been adopted at a younger age.