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2012-10-30 05:06:06 PM

akula: Nabb1: Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.

You're not wrong, but you're forgetting a few things:
1) Not many kids have seen Doc Hollywood. It's an aging movie that never had all that much popularity anyway.
2) Just how many original stories do you think there are? Ultimately they all end up boiling down to the same precious few conflicts (man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, etc.).

I found the Cars stuff amusing (and even then, Cars 2 was more enjoyable to me than the first, but that's more due to the increased number of gearhead references), but yeah, they aren't great cinema. Not every flick is going to break new ground. Even the less impressive stuff from Pixar is more watchable than most of the dreck that hits the movie screen nowadays.


Regardless of what we think of it, Cars has its own aisle at Toys R Us, and has since it's release in 2006. Also, John Lassiter LOVES Cars, and cars. I wouldn't bet against a Cars 3.
 
2012-10-30 05:06:12 PM
Pooh Joins the Ewoks has possibilities
 
2012-10-30 05:06:23 PM

HutchSFA: Instead of Episode 7 I'd rather see them redo 1, 2 and 3.


I was pondering this. I figure it starts in the future with Coruscant about to be destroyed by a supernova. Fortunately, Luke Skywalker saves the planet just in time by using red matter to open a black hole. Unfortunately, he's sucked through and is teleported through time and space, slamming into the side of a trade federation starship just as it's about to invade Naboo. 2 hours later, after Luke single-handedly wins the entire conflict with a minimum of idiocy, a fresh creative staff can get to work making some new movies that are actually worth a damn. KEEP LUCAS AND RICK MCCALLUM FAR FAR AWAY.
 
2012-10-30 05:06:31 PM
First order of business for Disney, remake this game for the love of Christ:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-30 05:06:44 PM
On the bright side (light side?) -

This means the series could legitimately get a reboot, perhaps remaking/erasing episodes 1-3.
 
2012-10-30 05:07:18 PM
Ah-hem... That's Captain Jack Skywalker.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-30 05:07:45 PM

sure haven't: ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk

THIS

/it should've been sequels ALL ALONG, not prequels


I know im late to this show, but you do realize that Pixar was a spin-off from ILM when Jobs bought it?
 
2012-10-30 05:08:10 PM
I saw this coming, for many years and counting at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World they had a Star Wars-theme ride where you are placed in a shuttle and a movie plays to make it look like you are actually moving and crashing into things.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:14 PM

Der Poopflinger: inner ted: /jar jar binks anyone?
//god dam Han shot the only dam shot
//star wars slashies !!

of course he did, what does every one expect, for him to sit there and wait to see if the guy who said he's going to kill him is actually going to do it?


i believe that is the main issue - as that is exactly what it was changed to... Greedo shooting & somehow missing from about 2 feet away & then Han justifiably defending himself.

that is lame
 
2012-10-30 05:08:16 PM
Bad News: Every Star Wars related video on Youtube is gonna get taken down unless the Mouse has mercy and word already has it the Mouse is cutting off third party representatives and the Star Wars EU is dead. Clone Wars might get axed too.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:32 PM
Does LucasArts go with it?

I could handle Pixar at the helm of a Guybrush Threepwood film.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:00 PM
So .... will Disney allow for a rerelease of Tie Fighter and XWing and other games from the 90s - before the dawn of suck began?
 
2012-10-30 05:09:03 PM
So Lucas Arts meets Disney Interactive.

Oy Vey.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:22 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.


Uh ... spoiler alert?
 
2012-10-30 05:09:25 PM
Meanwhile, a minor insurrection among the board members at Disney is being halted by this merger.

www.squidmobile.com

I find your lack of faith in this acquisition disturbing.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:30 PM
They could make that Indiana Jones cartoon that was sketched out a while back. Disney's got the animation talent to push it, especially if they give it to Pixar.
 
2012-10-30 05:10:32 PM

kdawg7736: I saw this coming, for many years and counting at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World they had a Star Wars-theme ride where you are placed in a shuttle and a movie plays to make it look like you are actually moving and crashing into things.


I figured Disney would own Star Wars eventually but not now.

Also does Disney now own Indy as well?
 
2012-10-30 05:11:03 PM

Hand Banana: [i47.tinypic.com image 275x498]


Nice Darth Mouse
 
2012-10-30 05:11:43 PM
Adywan is already waiting for the C&D from Disney. The rest of the Revisited movies look like they may not come out at all now.
 
2012-10-30 05:12:18 PM

gingerjet: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!

The first movies weren't aimed at children. And they were well directed, edited and the dialog wasn't complete shiat. They appealed to a wide range of ages. That has lots to do with the influence of his (now ex) wife and the directors he hired to man the second and third movies. The second three were poorly directed, edited, and the dialog was complete shiat. Mainly due to the yes people Lucas surrounds himself with.



If anything they were aimed at people in their 50's that grew up on 'serial' movies, like Flash Gorden and Sky Raiders they'd show in the 1930's as an episodic filler before Tarzen and Mystery movies shown at a nickle matinee. (and also stoners)
 
2012-10-30 05:12:40 PM
Don't underestimate the power of the Mouse.

And enough with the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Getting Star Wars and Indiana Jones out of the hands of George Lucas IS THE BEST THING that could ever happen to those franchises.

Pixar and Marvel are doing just fine, so relax, this is awesome news.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:03 PM
To those clamoring for a Thrawn series... I doubt it. It's more likely that Disney would pick up with the Jedi Academy trilogy (which could even have Hamill as Skywalker again...) and then go on to the Young Jedi Knights series. I doubt they would ever do anything with the Killiks or Yuuzhan Vong, though.

I'd like to see a Rogue Squadron TV series, personally.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:06 PM

Ardilla: Episode 7 coming in 2015?

Obi Wan: "That film was our last film."

Yoda: "No. There is another...."



lulz
 
2012-10-30 05:13:08 PM
"Honey, I Force-choked the Kids" coming May 2015
 
2012-10-30 05:13:36 PM
You know, they could set Episode 7 30 years after episode 6 and have it be pretty believable. We already know what the canon says happens during this timeline (e.g., Leia & Han getting married and having 3 kids, etc.), so they could easily bring back the actors who played in it originally (those who are still alive).

I'd love to see one based on Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin...
 
2012-10-30 05:13:37 PM
Gorsh!
 
2012-10-30 05:14:05 PM
All right, here's my wishlist:

Star Wars and Indiana Jones areas at Walt Disney World
Monkey Island animated series or movie
Rogue Squadron movie
KotOR movie
Remake Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe for console
 
2012-10-30 05:14:27 PM
Christ people, am I the only one who reads the smallprint?

From Disney's website: "In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 - the first feature film under the "Disney-Lucasfilm" brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 - and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years." 

Same as the cartoon musicals that made Disney rich in the first place.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:12 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


In the prequels, they actually hint there were a lot of Jedi's who were still around that were not killed by Vader. Lucas actually did this because he had the live action TV shows to work on.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:39 PM
With this move the diabolical plan of the Lucas' Neck comes to it's full potential. Its transition to Sith Lord is complete.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:03 PM
They got ILM and Skywalker Sound as part of the deal as well? That's a damn steal for $4 billion.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:13 PM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Black Helmet
 
2012-10-30 05:16:16 PM
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2012-10-30 05:16:18 PM
I'd actually love to see them re-image/remake episodes 4-6, and cast Robert Downey Jr. as Han Solo :)

Totally redo Return of the Jedi and cut out that stupid Ewok shiat for what it was supposed to be, Wookies!
 
2012-10-30 05:16:38 PM
Disney doesn't own the mon-chi chi's or the snorks yet right?
 
2012-10-30 05:16:42 PM

Funzo: The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Uh ... spoiler alert?


LOL at spoilers on Star Wars.

The obvious next step after Episode 6 is rebuilding the Jedi Order. I just hope the ignore the Jedi Academy trilogy and write their own story... That's one part of the EU I really dislike.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:47 PM
On the bright side, Lucasfilm had mostly breathed its last. Here's hoping Disney just bought Lucasfilm for something (anything) other than rebooting Indiana Jones, or continuing Star Wars. Perhaps their CG experience, render farm, or licensing revenue.

/Monkey Island ports, please!
 
2012-10-30 05:17:18 PM
OK, I'm logging in for the first tome in months to get into this discussion.
 
2012-10-30 05:17:21 PM

AllUpInYa: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Black Helmet


My roommate has that porno.
 
2012-10-30 05:17:32 PM
I sense a great disturbance in the Force...

Really? Nobody saying that in 330 comments yet? Leaving disappointed... ;)

Actually could be a good thing -- or at least if Star Wars is further diluted and ruined it won't be by its creator...
 
2012-10-30 05:17:45 PM
Star Wars Episode 7: Jar Jar's Revenge
 
2012-10-30 05:18:34 PM
 
2012-10-30 05:18:38 PM
Uh...did they just nonchalantly announce a new Star Wars movie? I mean, the purchase itself is huge news, but the fact that there's a sequel officially in the works seems pretty big on its own.

I remember that there were talks and rumors and 'leaks' about a sequel trilogy years ago, but it's seemed pretty hush for a while now.
 
2012-10-30 05:19:21 PM
Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.
 
2012-10-30 05:19:47 PM

akula: Nabb1: Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.

You're not wrong, but you're forgetting a few things:
1) Not many kids have seen Doc Hollywood. It's an aging movie that never had all that much popularity anyway.


It never had much popularity because it was not a particularly good movie.

2) Just how many original stories do you think there are? Ultimately they all end up boiling down to the same precious few conflicts (man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, etc.).

Let's not get all Joseph Campbell here.

I found the Cars stuff amusing (and even then, Cars 2 was more enjoyable to me than the first, but that's more due to the increased number of gearhead references), but yeah, they aren't great cinema. Not every flick is going to break new ground. Even the less impressive stuff from Pixar is more watchable than most of the dreck that hits the movie screen nowadays.

Like I said, they're okay. But, just merely okay.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:12 PM

GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.


They already did. Then they sold it.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:50 PM

optikeye: gingerjet: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!

The first movies weren't aimed at children. And they were well directed, edited and the dialog wasn't complete shiat. They appealed to a wide range of ages. That has lots to do with the influence of his (now ex) wife and the directors he hired to man the second and third movies. The second three were poorly directed, edited, and the dialog was complete shiat. Mainly due to the yes people Lucas surrounds himself with.


If anything they were aimed at people in their 50's that grew up on 'serial' movies, like Flash Gorden and Sky Raiders they'd show in the 1930's as an episodic filler before Tarzen and Mystery movies shown at a nickle matinee. (and also stoners)


Lucas created Star Wars because he loved these types of movies as a kid. In fact, it was a direct response for him not getting the Buck Rogers licence. (Much like Willow was the response for him not being able to get the rights to LOTR) He wanted to recreate the experience for a new generation.

He didn't want to make a "kiddie movie" but a movie that would fit the role of movies taking the role of Mythology storytelling. Lucas knew his audience would always skew younger for The Phantom Menace.
 
2012-10-30 05:22:19 PM

MC O'Brien: OK, I'm logging in for the first tome in months to get into this discussion.


well then, well then, well then say something substantial, son.
 
2012-10-30 05:22:25 PM
I'm happier about this than I probably should be.

Woohoo more Star Wars movies!
 
2012-10-30 05:22:38 PM

GAT_00: Carth: the Thrawn Trilogy is one possibly it is already done and a really good story that could be adapted fairly quickly.

That is the only hope for this.


We agree on the damndest things.
 
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