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...
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.
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 All-Powerful Atheismo: As long as Weird Al does the soundtrack, it sounds good
devilEther: monster in the garbage dump trilogy
Witty_Retort: I hope someone still goes ahead with the Seven Samurai in Star Wars idea.
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.
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."
Dr. Whoof: So...what's a little green guy to do?
Mugato: It's kind of a generic story though. It's a trope that a little hard to avoid.
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."
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.
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.
entropic_existence: The characters that make up that ragtag gang... usually archetypes.
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.
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.
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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