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(Entertainment Weekly)   JJ Abrams passes on Star Wars, says he will only ruin one science fiction franchise at a time   ( insidemovies.ew.com) divider line
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2012-12-28 01:48:44 AM  

odinsposse: LlamaGirl: LL316: /The Hobbit can fark off and die, though.

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!

The Hobbit is very weird. On the one hand they were clearly reaching for material, on the other they still decided to make it almost three hours long. They played the dwarves for mostly comedic effect but still tried to make their journey as serious as LOTR. Hopefully the next two movies end up being more cohesive.


I think that the Hobbit trilogy is off putting to some, because of how much material Jackson is using. He is just not using the Hobbit book as source material, he is using other works of Tolkien in the world. So he basically trying to tell a bunch of stories together into this trilogy.
 
2012-12-28 03:22:45 AM  

This Face Left Blank: LlamaGirl: But Star Trek was good.

Besides, Star Wars is terrible. Just terrible.

I don't know how anyone can like Star Wars over Star Trek, and I say that as someone who was eleven and a huge fan when the Episode IV: A New Hope came out. The new Trek reboot was fun, good-looking, full of action and had a great cast. I just hope - for the love of all that's holy - they aren't gonna use existing movies and episodes as the basis for every new Trek movie from hereon out.


I was twenty.

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Beats the shiat out of both conventional Star Wars and Star Trek.
 
2012-12-28 12:12:45 PM  

Jedekai: This Face Left Blank: LlamaGirl: But Star Trek was good.

Besides, Star Wars is terrible. Just terrible.

I don't know how anyone can like Star Wars over Star Trek, and I say that as someone who was eleven and a huge fan when the Episode IV: A New Hope came out. The new Trek reboot was fun, good-looking, full of action and had a great cast. I just hope - for the love of all that's holy - they aren't gonna use existing movies and episodes as the basis for every new Trek movie from hereon out.

I was twenty.


Beats the shiat out of both conventional Star Wars and Star Trek.


Making the wookie (Stendarr or whatever his name was) murder Mission Vao with his claws was one of the evilest things I've ever done in a video game until a man named Eulogy Jones sent me on a mission to a place called Little Lamplight. I still feel bad about what I did there.

/I'm going on an adventure!
 
2012-12-28 06:17:13 PM  
I think it's quite interesting that all the people who embrace RedLetterMedia's review of the Star Wars prequels as being the gospel truth that backs up their hatred for George Lucas are all willing to ignore RedLetterMedia's review of Abrams' Star Trek, which essentially says it's a good movie and explains why Trek needed the change.

So he's only right when he agrees with you. Got it.
 
2012-12-28 09:20:11 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I think it's quite interesting that all the people who embrace RedLetterMedia's review of the Star Wars prequels as being the gospel truth that backs up their hatred for George Lucas are all willing to ignore RedLetterMedia's review of Abrams' Star Trek, which essentially says it's a good movie and explains why Trek needed the change.

So he's only right when he agrees with you. Got it.


You, of all Farkers, should know this by now.
 
2012-12-28 11:28:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: ISo he's only right when he agrees with you. Got it.


I actually agree with both of those reviews, but I'm not sure why liking one and disliking the other would be hypocritical.

Just because you like a reviewer, it doesn't mean you have to agree with EVERYTHING they say. I like Ebert, but I think he was wrong to give The Raid such a negative review, for example.
 
2012-12-29 12:19:14 PM  
The only good thing about ST09 was Karl Urban's spot-on impression of DeForest Kelley. For the rest of the cast, we had frat-boy/idiot Kirk, angry/horny Spock, slutty Uhura, buffoon Scotty, and Sulu & Chekov were just weird. Especially Chekov.

I won't be seeing this new one. Abrams just doesn't know what he's doing. It's embarrassing.
 
2012-12-29 05:40:35 PM  

Rocket To Russia: I won't be seeing this new one. Abrams just doesn't know what he's doing. It's embarrassing.


Worldwide Box Office: $385,680,446
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
IMDB Score: 8.I live with my mom
Academy Award: Makeup
Academy Nomination Award: Visual Effects
Academy Nomination Award: Sound
Academy Nomination Award: Sound Editing

I think there are a lot of directors that wish they could embarrass themselves this badly.
 
2012-12-29 09:53:05 PM  

Farking Canuck: Rocket To Russia: I won't be seeing this new one. Abrams just doesn't know what he's doing. It's embarrassing.

Worldwide Box Office: $385,680,446
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
IMDB Score: 8.I live with my mom
Academy Award: Makeup
Academy Nomination Award: Visual Effects
Academy Nomination Award: Sound
Academy Nomination Award: Sound Editing

I think there are a lot of directors that wish they could embarrass themselves this badly.


Worldwide box office of 385 million for a special effects driven, high budget picture is not very impressive. Hell, Battleship did 300 million. For reference the Transformers did 711, 836, and 1123, Rise of the Planet of the Apes did 468 and the first two Narnias did 745 and 419. Finally, The Golden Compass (widely seen as a flop) did 372 worldwide.
 
2012-12-29 10:16:06 PM  

mjbok: Worldwide box office of 385 million for a special effects driven, high budget picture is not very impressive.


RtR was saying it is "embarrassing".

I also listed the Academy Award/Nominations and high critic scores.

All adds up to "Not Embarrassing"!
 
2012-12-29 11:37:19 PM  

Farking Canuck: I also listed the Academy Award/Nominations and high critic scores.

All adds up to "Not Embarrassing"!


The critic scores are valid towards your point. The Oscar nominations, not so much. Once again see Transformers.
 
2012-12-30 09:18:58 AM  

Farking Canuck: mjbok: Worldwide box office of 385 million for a special effects driven, high budget picture is not very impressive.

RtR was saying it is "embarrassing".

I also listed the Academy Award/Nominations and high critic scores.

All adds up to "Not Embarrassing"!


Wellllll, I meant that Abrams' handling of the characters of Star Trek is embarrassing.
 
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