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(Entertainment Weekly)   The latest rumor is that the guy who wrote Toy Story 3 will be writing Star Wars VII. Subby guesses this means the movie is going to be about the time Luke's lightsaber was accidentally donated to an imperial orphanage   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 53
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2012-11-10 07:46:30 AM
Let me end this in one: stop complaining because no matter who directs it, what the script is, how many hate threads it gets on Fark, you'll all be in line for the midnight show dressed up like a bunch of goons, so shut up and accept it
 
2012-11-10 07:50:11 AM
Yes, those Pixar writers sure are one trick ponies, aren't they
 
2012-11-10 07:50:16 AM

natural316: Let me end this in one: stop complaining because no matter who directs it, what the script is, how many hate threads it gets on Fark, you'll all be in line for the midnight show dressed up like a bunch of goons, so shut up and accept it


That's a pretty true assessment. FARK should just start a Star Wars tab at this point.
 
2012-11-10 07:52:31 AM
The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?
 
2012-11-10 07:55:09 AM

EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?


Kids are assholes. They can find any excuse to hate someone.
 
2012-11-10 07:56:18 AM
Woody, Buzz, shut down all the incinerators on the detention level!
 
2012-11-10 07:57:05 AM

natural316: Let me end this in one: stop complaining because no matter who directs it, what the script is, how many hate threads it gets on Fark, you'll all be in line for the midnight show dressed up like a bunch of goons, so shut up and accept it


Come on. Who can resist a Star Trek movie? Even though it sucks, we want to see it in the hopes we can set our phasers to impressed.
 
2012-11-10 08:17:31 AM

EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?


Darth Vader died as a concept when they tried to define his back story.
 
2012-11-10 08:25:39 AM

TheWizard: EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?

Darth Vader died as a concept when they tried to define his back story.


It's always a mistake to try to give a mysterious character a background that's set in stone.

For example, Wolverine... badass, asskicker, killer... he was really a prissy little sickly rich boy.

And any attempt to give The Joker one definitive backstory has always failed, thankfully. Sure, the Killing Joke has flashes, but the Joker's history is multiple choice.
 
2012-11-10 08:28:35 AM

Ed Finnerty: natural316: Let me end this in one: stop complaining because no matter who directs it, what the script is, how many hate threads it gets on Fark, you'll all be in line for the midnight show dressed up like a bunch of goons, so shut up and accept it

Come on. Who can resist a Star Trek movie? Even though it sucks, we want to see it in the hopes we can set our phasers to impressed.


Subtle, very nice.
 
2012-11-10 08:33:35 AM
Disney will fix up Jar Jar for us.
 
2012-11-10 08:34:51 AM
They covered this in Toy Story 2.
 
2012-11-10 08:40:06 AM
Latest rumors, subby?

I feel mild optomism towards EP VII.
Assuming some people at Disney actually want to fix the movie universe and find people that are actually willing to tell a story that make sense, it might be damn good!
 
2012-11-10 08:42:34 AM

EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?


One word: "Yippeeee!"
 
2012-11-10 08:49:08 AM
My husband wants to point out that the Empire does not have orphanages.
 
2012-11-10 08:53:17 AM
Oh, laugh, people. That was funny.
 
2012-11-10 08:55:40 AM
Star Wars is a nerd Rorschach. No matter how hard they look at it, they keep wanting to see an adult movie in a narrative designed for children.
 
2012-11-10 09:10:28 AM

flamiard: Latest rumors, subby?

I feel mild optomism towards EP VII.
Assuming some people at Disney actually want to fix the movie universe and find people that are actually willing to tell a story that make sense, it might be damn good!


Yeah, from my understanding the prequels suffered a lot from no one being willing to challenge George Lucus on his ideas. This shouldn't be a major problem with the Disney Star Wars movies if they play their cards right,
 
2012-11-10 09:20:38 AM

EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?


He wasn't playing Darth Vader, he was playing a faux-precocious completely unlikable kid with a dopey bowl-on-the-head haircut.
 
2012-11-10 09:21:39 AM
I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.
 
2012-11-10 09:22:34 AM
Why do they keep referring to the next film as Episode 7? There have only been 3 Star Wars movies.
 
2012-11-10 09:22:58 AM
The Animated Adventures of Ackbar and Porkins. That's all I want. I will post it in every damn Star Wars thread until it happens if I have to.
 
2012-11-10 09:29:08 AM

heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.


You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.
 
2012-11-10 09:49:05 AM
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2012-11-10 09:55:03 AM

FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.


Because nothing says Kids movies like bodily mutilations, decapitations, and disembowling
 
2012-11-10 10:08:04 AM

FirstNationalBastard:

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?



Amazing how much trouble the Internet has with this.

Some entertainment can be enjoyed by kids and adults. For that to work, it a) can't assume the kids are complete retards and treat them as such; and as consequence, b) can be enjoyed by parents with minimal suspension of disbelief.

Fanbois laying claim to Star Wars as their own has nothing to do with Ep. 1-3 being crappy pieces of work. The difference comes to down to say, recognizing that intelligent kids can confused by plot holes on the one hand, and just stuffing a movie with a lot of shiny things and colorful garbage on the other.
 
2012-11-10 10:09:12 AM

karasoth: FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.

Because nothing says Kids movies like bodily mutilations, decapitations, and disembowling


And senate negotiations. As well as wife beating...
 
2012-11-10 10:09:33 AM

karasoth: FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.

Because nothing says Kids movies like bodily mutilations, decapitations, and disembowling


Bambi: mother shot dead.
Up: dead wife.
Cinderella: abusive stepmother

And there are many more classic children's stories which all involve something along the lines of mutilation, decapitation, and disemboweling.
 
2012-11-10 10:11:17 AM

heinrich66: FirstNationalBastard:

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?



Amazing how much trouble the Internet has with this.

Some entertainment can be enjoyed by kids and adults. For that to work, it a) can't assume the kids are complete retards and treat them as such; and as consequence, b) can be enjoyed by parents with minimal suspension of disbelief.

Fanbois laying claim to Star Wars as their own has nothing to do with Ep. 1-3 being crappy pieces of work. The difference comes to down to say, recognizing that intelligent kids can confused by plot holes on the one hand, and just stuffing a movie with a lot of shiny things and colorful garbage on the other.


I agree.

I like to point to the current Doctor Who as a decent example of straddling the line for all ages.

In fact, I'd say The Sarah Jane Adventures did a better job, because that was definitely a kids show, but could be enjoyed by everyone.
 
2012-11-10 10:13:41 AM
I just hope the sequels have more 50's diner scenes with giant, four-armed frog creatures, who are cooks that are also informants for Jedis.
 
2012-11-10 10:18:22 AM
 
2012-11-10 10:19:43 AM

Obscure Login: I just hope the sequels have more 50's diner scenes with giant, four-armed frog creatures, who are cooks that are also informants for Jedis.


I didn't so much have a problem with Obi-Wan having an old buddy who knew the "word on the street" but it was just executed so horribly.

/Having said that, I have the Dex figure WITH the pipe before it was recalled because kids can't have a 'smoking' toy! Don't worry, I'll buy all of you mansions after I sell it on ebay!
 
2012-11-10 10:31:18 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: karasoth: FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.

Because nothing says Kids movies like bodily mutilations, decapitations, and disembowling

And senate negotiations. As well as wife beating...


Torture, don't forget the torture.
 
2012-11-10 10:36:12 AM

heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.


Little Miss Sunshine was aimed at kids?
 
2012-11-10 10:46:50 AM
Still utterly disappointed it's not going to be based on the Timothy Zahn novels. Thrawn = awesome.
 
2012-11-10 10:56:55 AM

Eraic: Still utterly disappointed it's not going to be based on the Timothy Zahn novels. Thrawn = awesome.


Zahn's novels suck. Yeah, I said it! He's still the best expanded universe writer, but his books aren't awesome. Thrawn as a character is cool. Who says they might not still use him? We don't KNOW what they're gonna do yet. They could still use thrawn.
 
2012-11-10 11:06:30 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: Eraic: Still utterly disappointed it's not going to be based on the Timothy Zahn novels. Thrawn = awesome.

Zahn's novels suck. Yeah, I said it! He's still the best expanded universe writer, but his books aren't awesome. Thrawn as a character is cool. Who says they might not still use him? We don't KNOW what they're gonna do yet. They could still use thrawn.


Being the best writer of Star Wars novels is like being the biggest Justin Bieber fan. You're still farking awful. Those books sucked.
 
2012-11-10 11:08:20 AM
So now that we don't have an election to talk about, it's going to be daily Star Wars speculation, huh?
 
2012-11-10 11:12:56 AM

narkor: Star Wars is a nerd Rorschach. No matter how hard they look at it, they keep wanting to see an adult movie in a narrative designed for children.


Which would make a Pixar writer the perfect choice to write the script.

Still disagree, the first 2 films were all ages movies. It wasn't dumbed down for the kids until Jedi
 
2012-11-10 11:56:45 AM
One way or another, you're going to be leaving the theater in tears.
 
2012-11-10 01:43:01 PM

Hebalo: ThatBillmanGuy: Eraic: Still utterly disappointed it's not going to be based on the Timothy Zahn novels. Thrawn = awesome.

Zahn's novels suck. Yeah, I said it! He's still the best expanded universe writer, but his books aren't awesome. Thrawn as a character is cool. Who says they might not still use him? We don't KNOW what they're gonna do yet. They could still use thrawn.

Being the best writer of Star Wars novels is like being the biggest Justin Bieber fan. You're still farking awful. Those books sucked.


I could not have said it better. There are some decent characters and ideas in Zahn's book, but nothing to be all "he's the savior of Star Wars!!" over..
 
2012-11-10 03:13:07 PM

Aladriel: My husband wants to point out that the Empire does not have orphanages.


How would anyone know? We only saw the military branch of the Empire. Like most big organizations, they likely have a philanthropic side; if for no other reason than to train future storm troopers.

(Yes, I know the newer movies has them set as clones; I choose to ignore the newer movies)
 
2012-11-10 03:14:07 PM

HotWingConspiracy: EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?

He wasn't playing Darth Vader, he was playing a faux-precocious completely unlikable kid with a dopey bowl-on-the-head haircut.


It wasn't so bad when Mark Hamill did it...
 
2012-11-10 03:16:10 PM

FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.


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Granted, there have been plenty of other movies with farked up scenes that were aimed for kids.

But it's hard to argue that at least Empire was anything but an adult story...
 
2012-11-10 04:53:49 PM
*spoiler alert*
The end scene will be a bunch of Kenner Star Wars toys being thrown into an incinerator.
 
2012-11-10 05:40:03 PM
This wasn't part of the deal
 
2012-11-10 06:31:28 PM

karasoth: FirstNationalBastard: heinrich66: I don't see how this is a good sign.

Put yourself in the decision-making mindset of Disney. Why choose a guy who wrote Toy Story 3 (the weakest of the three) and Little Miss Sunshine? What do those two films have in common...hmm....

It seems clear the new sequels will be directed at six-year-olds just like the new 'prequels' were. They're picking this guy to create a whole new cast of supporting characters that will make great toys.

You do realize that Star Wars was always directed at 6-year-olds, right?

Sure, Lucas did it much better the first time out, but it was always for kids.

Just because Adult fanboys came along and decided "THIS IS OURS NOW!" doesn't make it so. It's still for kids. However, they can find a way to make it for all ages and make everyone happy, which is something Lucas couldn't manage the second time around.

Because nothing says Kids movies like bodily mutilations, decapitations, and disembowling


Yeah totally. When I was a kid that made a movie like ten times more awesome.
 
2012-11-10 06:35:20 PM

EZ1923: The 'then and now' sidebar says that Jake Lloyd got schoolyard taunting after playing Anakin. What the Fark?

As an adult, that movie was a stinker. But if you're a kid, and the guy next to you on the monkey bars is Darth farking Vader? How do you come up with insults for that?


That's because he wasn't Darth Vader in that film. He was Little Orphan Annie, trained to say "WHEE!" and display the acting skills of a used tampon.
 
2012-11-10 06:51:49 PM

imgod2u: Aladriel: My husband wants to point out that the Empire does not have orphanages.

How would anyone know? We only saw the military branch of the Empire. Like most big organizations, they likely have a philanthropic side; if for no other reason than to train future storm troopers.

(Yes, I know the newer movies has them set as clones; I choose to ignore the newer movies)


The original trilogy was set 20 years later, so I would think that by then they would have switched to conscripts instead of clones just to save on cloning costs. This also explains how they went from badass Fett clones who could take out Jedis to incompetents who had terrible aim and were defeated by a bunch of Teddy Bear insurgents. Not to mention explaining why you had that really tall one who hit his head on the door in ANH.
 
2012-11-10 08:23:00 PM

Mad_Radhu: imgod2u: Aladriel: My husband wants to point out that the Empire does not have orphanages.

How would anyone know? We only saw the military branch of the Empire. Like most big organizations, they likely have a philanthropic side; if for no other reason than to train future storm troopers.

(Yes, I know the newer movies has them set as clones; I choose to ignore the newer movies)

The original trilogy was set 20 years later, so I would think that by then they would have switched to conscripts instead of clones just to save on cloning costs. This also explains how they went from badass Fett clones who could take out Jedis to incompetents who had terrible aim and were defeated by a bunch of Teddy Bear insurgents. Not to mention explaining why you had that really tall one who hit his head on the door in ANH.


Let's not try to make sense of this. Cost only matter when you don't control all the means of production like a totalitarian empire does.

I prefer to take the movies as is rather than try to work all the frills that came later. It's so much better just to take the story as is.
 
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