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2013-02-05 11:52:54 AM
I remember when I was a kid, just waiting "when will they finally make another Star Wars movie?". I miss the times when I thought that.
 
2013-02-05 12:14:47 PM
Much apprehension I have.
 
2013-02-05 12:43:15 PM
Suck, it will?
 
2013-02-05 12:45:52 PM
Honestly, while I like the idea of making different movies with different characters and time periods of Star Wars (kinda like they did with Avengers), I do think that most of the charm of Yoda's character is in the mystery, so I really don't think that a movie explaining his origins would be necessary...

HOWEVER, I would like to watch a pre-Clone Wars story about him done by Pixar... Not an origin story... but something before the prequels...
 
2013-02-05 12:48:45 PM

DarkPascual: Honestly, while I like the idea of making different movies with different characters and time periods of Star Wars (kinda like they did with Avengers), I do think that most of the charm of Yoda's character is in the mystery, so I really don't think that a movie explaining his origins would be necessary...

HOWEVER, I would like to watch a pre-Clone Wars story about him done by Pixar... Not an origin story... but something before the prequels...


agreed...

agreed...

agreed.

Write up a treatment and submit it.
 
2013-02-05 12:49:07 PM

DarkPascual: Honestly, while I like the idea of making different movies with different characters and time periods of Star Wars (kinda like they did with Avengers), I do think that most of the charm of Yoda's character is in the mystery, so I really don't think that a movie explaining his origins would be necessary...

HOWEVER, I would like to watch a pre-Clone Wars story about him done by Pixar... Not an origin story... but something before the prequels...


Disney bad, Pixar good?
 
2013-02-05 12:49:52 PM
And I was thinking well its a good thing Lucas didnt sell Lucasfilm to Fox and Rupert Murdoch they would have exploited the hell out of it....Very wrong I was
 
2013-02-05 12:54:11 PM
Greenlight leads to script. Script leads to filming. Filming leads to viewing. Viewing leads to suffering.
 
2013-02-05 12:55:17 PM
You would think that after nearly 900 years, better English he would learn.
 
2013-02-05 12:59:22 PM
Really gonna beat that dead horse into the ground
 
2013-02-05 12:59:45 PM
mat catastrophe: Disney bad, Pixar good?

Actually, I do like both Disney and Pixar.

When I heard about Disney buying Lucasfilms, I thought that it open a lot of possibilities of really good stories. Certainly what has been done with Marvel movie universe is really entertaining.

But I think that Pixar is willing to be more innovative with their stories. A Disney take on the Star Wars universe could actually be pretty interesting dealing with the early childhood of Leia or Padme.

A story with Yoda as main character, done in the art style and story of Pixar, could be something HIGHLY enjoyable, in my opinion.But I think that Pixar is willing to be more innovative with their stories.

I don't hate Disney, just watched movies like Lion King and Little Mermaid with my little brother, and it was amazing how well done those movies are. I understand some questioning about the morals and overall messages, but the characters are colorful, the stories interesting and the music is great.

I understand the hate towards Disney, but I do not share it.
 
2013-02-05 01:05:54 PM
Just wanted to add my 2 creds:

Yoda movie has high chance of suckitude.

I hope someone still goes ahead with the Seven Samurai in Star Wars idea. Especially if it took place between Ep 3 and 4, and had a master and apprentice who have been in hiding for years and come out of hiding to face certain death to help peasants or whatever. I think it could be epic.

/even though i hate Tatooine, it could even work out in the Wastes with cool rock formations and such.
 
2013-02-05 01:06:53 PM
Meesa no seesa it.
 
2013-02-05 01:12:19 PM
Yoda jumping around fighting with a lightsaber almost single-handedly was the down fall of that Star Wars movie. Making an entire movie focusing on Yoda is bound to suck. He is a farking green midget with big ears. Keep him as the wise sage with a vast knowledge of the force, but do not make him into a staring role. Especially crappy CG Yoda. Fark CG.
 
2013-02-05 01:16:50 PM
Also in the works, a Chewbacca trilogy, a C3PO trilogy, monster in the garbage dump trilogy, etc.
 
2013-02-05 01:17:33 PM
This is not to be confused with the project backed jointly by Mountain Dew and Red Bull, which is a yolo soda movie.

/shame, I know you.
 
2013-02-05 01:18:56 PM

Mugato: I remember when I was a kid, just waiting "when will they finally make another Star Wars movie?". I miss the times when I thought that.


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2013-02-05 01:20:49 PM
As long as Weird Al does the soundtrack, it sounds good
 
2013-02-05 01:22:13 PM

the money is in the banana stand: Yoda jumping around fighting with a lightsaber almost single-handedly was the down fall of that Star Wars movie. Making an entire movie focusing on Yoda is bound to suck. He is a farking green midget with big ears. Keep him as the wise sage with a vast knowledge of the force, but do not make him into a staring role. Especially crappy CG Yoda. Fark CG.


The Gummi Bears version of Yoda bouncing around and fighting was pretty bad.  I think it would have been better to show him moving little and using his mastery of the force to wield his lightsabre with telekinesis.
 
2013-02-05 01:43:20 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: As long as Weird Al does the soundtrack, it sounds good


s-o-d-a sooooda.....
 
2013-02-05 01:45:28 PM

devilEther: monster in the garbage dump trilogy


I'd watch a compactor-monster trilogy, but I'm odd.
 
2013-02-05 01:48:07 PM

Witty_Retort: I hope someone still goes ahead with the Seven Samurai in Star Wars idea.


The problem I have with ripping off Kurosawa, though, is that Kurosawa already did it, and he did it really, really well. If you want to see a bunch of robed guys with swords defending a village from bandits, watch Seven Samurai. I can't see what would be added by nesting that story in the Star Wars universe, beyond just, like, "well, now their swords glow."
 
2013-02-05 01:51:56 PM

NeoCortex42: the money is in the banana stand: Yoda jumping around fighting with a lightsaber almost single-handedly was the down fall of that Star Wars movie. Making an entire movie focusing on Yoda is bound to suck. He is a farking green midget with big ears. Keep him as the wise sage with a vast knowledge of the force, but do not make him into a staring role. Especially crappy CG Yoda. Fark CG.

The Gummi Bears version of Yoda bouncing around and fighting was pretty bad.  I think it would have been better to show him moving little and using his mastery of the force to wield his lightsabre with telekinesis.


The animated show gets it much better (both the current CGI and the shorts).  Less spinning, more Force use.

However, given his small stature compared to most opponents, I have to wonder what people would expect him to do other than jump and flip?  Float in the air?  Can you imagine the Yoda pinata jokes that would have come from that?  And defeating people purely with the Force would have been considered "cheap".  So...what's a little green guy to do?
 
2013-02-05 01:55:20 PM

flux: The problem I have with ripping off Kurosawa, though, is that Kurosawa already did it, and he did it really, really well. If you want to see a bunch of robed guys with swords defending a village from bandits, watch Seven Samurai. I can't see what would be added by nesting that story in the Star Wars universe, beyond just, like, "well, now their swords glow."


It'd kind of a generic story though. It's a trope that a little hard to avoid.
 
2013-02-05 01:58:16 PM
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2013-02-05 01:58:55 PM

Dr. Whoof: So...what's a little green guy to do?


How about not fight? Things other than fighting. Why does every Jedi have to be a combatant? Is combat the only application of the force?

Making him into a tiny ninja destroys the impact and meaning of his "judge me by my size, do you?" speech. He might as well have said "Judge me by my size, do you? Hmmm. And well you should not, For jump around a lot and do flips I can."
 
2013-02-05 02:09:31 PM

Mugato: It's kind of a generic story though. It's a trope that a little hard to avoid.


Which is why Seven Samurai is a great film -- it takes a generic framework of a story and fills it with characters. It's a character driven story more than anything, and that's what makes it great. Recreations and tributes to Seven Samurai have attempted not just to recreate the setting and circumstances, but to recreate or reinterpret those characters. The ragtag gang is the trope, moreso than the circumstances that bring them together.

I think it would be a bad fit for Star Wars, because, Solo aside, Star Wars is about archetypes more than characters.
 
2013-02-05 02:25:09 PM

flux: Dr. Whoof: So...what's a little green guy to do?

How about not fight? Things other than fighting. Why does every Jedi have to be a combatant? Is combat the only application of the force?

Making him into a tiny ninja destroys the impact and meaning of his "judge me by my size, do you?" speech. He might as well have said "Judge me by my size, do you? Hmmm. And well you should not, For jump around a lot and do flips I can."


This.

Plus, they use the damn sabers too much.  It should be a more, last resort, sort of weapon.
 
2013-02-05 02:26:34 PM
End well, this will not.
 
2013-02-05 02:39:51 PM
I'd rather have a movie where Admiral Ackbar is a detective, but refuses to investigate anything because he fears that everything is a ploy of some kind.
 
2013-02-05 02:41:00 PM

Cagey B: I'd rather have a movie where Admiral Ackbar is a detective, but refuses to investigate anything because he fears that everything is a ploy of some kind.


Roger Ebert: "It's a crap!"
 
2013-02-05 02:57:24 PM

flux: Mugato: It's kind of a generic story though. It's a trope that a little hard to avoid.

Which is why Seven Samurai is a great film -- it takes a generic framework of a story and fills it with characters. It's a character driven story more than anything, and that's what makes it great. Recreations and tributes to Seven Samurai have attempted not just to recreate the setting and circumstances, but to recreate or reinterpret those characters. The ragtag gang is the trope, moreso than the circumstances that bring them together.

I think it would be a bad fit for Star Wars, because, Solo aside, Star Wars is about archetypes more than characters.


The characters that make up that ragtag gang... usually archetypes.
 
2013-02-05 03:13:39 PM
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Seemed appropriate.
 
2013-02-05 03:18:10 PM

entropic_existence: The characters that make up that ragtag gang... usually archetypes.


Yes, usually they are. That's the point I'm making, because that's what a lot of iterations of this plot device become, and that's exactly what a Star Wars version would be. The reason Kurosawa's original stands out, and the reason it became the template for the format, is that the ragtag gang consists of nuanced human characters and not just blatant archetypes plopped lazily into the framework.
 
2013-02-05 03:28:16 PM

flux: Yes, usually they are. That's the point I'm making, because that's what a lot of iterations of this plot device become, and that's exactly what a Star Wars version would be. The reason Kurosawa's original stands out, and the reason it became the template for the format, is that the ragtag gang consists of nuanced human characters and not just blatant archetypes plopped lazily into the framework.


I think even in Kurosawa's original the characters are filling archetypes. Archetypes aren't necessarily bad, and it doesn't preclude having nuanced or versatile characters who still fit largely within the mold of an archetype. You just have to avoid lazy writing.
 
2013-02-05 03:39:45 PM
But will it be as good as Caravan of Courage?
 
2013-02-05 03:39:50 PM

entropic_existence: I think even in Kurosawa's original the characters are filling archetypes. Archetypes aren't necessarily bad, and it doesn't preclude having nuanced or versatile characters who still fit largely within the mold of an archetype. You just have to avoid lazy writing.


You're right; It isn't archetypes themselves that bother me, just when writing/directing/acting doesn't go anywhere beyond the archetype itself. When it's done well, you're too invested in the characters to notice while the story is playing out. When it's done poorly, I have a hard time seeing past the clichés.
 
2013-02-05 03:42:13 PM
Yoda becoming a jedi maybe?
 
2013-02-05 04:07:58 PM
Garbage this will be...
 
2013-02-05 07:40:28 PM

Mugato: I remember when I was a kid, just waiting "when will they finally make another Star Wars movie?". I miss the times when I thought that.


I too miss those days. I remember jamming my thumbs in my belt loops, kicking a pebble, and moping whenever a new Star Trek property was announced. Now I realize the OT grew in my mind because that's all there was.
 
2013-02-05 07:41:52 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Cagey B: I'd rather have a movie where Admiral Ackbar is a detective, but refuses to investigate anything because he fears that everything is a ploy of some kind.

Roger Ebert: "It's a crap!"


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