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(The Hollywood Reporter)   JJ Abrams says he will "honor, but not revere" the past Star Wars films. Translation: lots of lensflares, the dropping of canon he finds to be too complicated, and terrible casting choices. But hey, it starts production next year   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 29
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2013-06-09 02:17:05 PM  
3 votes:
The only canon that is important to me:

www.televisionwithoutpity.com
2013-06-09 01:58:14 PM  
3 votes:

Into the blue again: To all who are (or will be) butthurt, please suck it.


So, you're butthurt about people being butthurt?

/We have to go derper.
2013-06-09 05:55:02 PM  
2 votes:
Seems relevant to this thread...

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-06-09 02:36:48 PM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: ongbok: farkeruk: I don't really understand the hate for JJ Abrams. I'm not saying his work doesn't warrant criticism, I'm not saying he's at the level of Spielberg or Brad Bird, but he makes reasonably good films.

And anyone saying he just made a generic action movie should go and watch Plinkett's review of First Contact. If anything, Abrams retained the personalities of those characters better than anyone on the big screen.

It is just to be contrary. His movies are popular so there are some people that will say that he is horrible to prove to other people that they are edgier, smarter and more cultured than the sheeple that like his movies. It's a mental disease.

Does everyone who dislikes something you like have to be doing it for hipster cred, or can people just not like something?


I was doing it for the hipster cred.

/Please like me
2013-06-09 01:55:01 PM  
2 votes:

Soulcatcher: As long as there are no farking little kids in it and no Jar-Jar, I think we're good to go.


I'm in the opposite camp.  I want an all-child cast, ala Bugsy Malone, and JEDI WARRIOR Jar Jar Binks to be the main protagonist.  To each his own.
2013-06-09 01:48:06 PM  
2 votes:
Episode 7 will suck. Hard.
You will BEG for the return of Jar Jar Binks.
2013-06-09 01:44:38 PM  
2 votes:
Was it "A New Hope" or "Wrath of Khan" that had Jar Jar Binks in it? I really liked him, hope JJ incorporates him somehow.
2013-06-09 01:06:55 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: I don't get why people have so much of a problem with lens flare. But then again I am a person who hated the Chris Nolan Batman movies.


If he could have invented a darkness flare he would have used it.
2013-06-09 09:17:54 AM  
2 votes:

Confabulat: Translation: Subby will be first in line in 2015.


Nice try, JJ
2013-06-09 09:06:29 AM  
2 votes:
Translation: Subby will be first in line in 2015.
2013-06-10 04:26:45 PM  
1 votes:
www.geekstir.com
2013-06-10 08:30:52 AM  
1 votes:
thezeroroom.net
2013-06-09 06:19:00 PM  
1 votes:

Soulcatcher: Cumberbatch is a better actor in his sleep than Mr "Corinthian Leather" ever was.


Yeah but he was a foppish British guy playing a dictator from East India. Granted, Montalban wasn't Indian either but he was more convincing than Englebert Cabbage Patch. I mean was Hugh Grant not available?
2013-06-09 06:15:24 PM  
1 votes:
The first Abrams Trek movie only partly worked: the origin story of "how the band got together" is almost always going to work,, that part, and the cast, carried the first movie, but the whole "revenge-obscessed Romulan out of his time" thing was crap.

Into Darkness, as Plinkett rightly describes it, is a generic action movie with star trek fan service and references to other Trek scenes glued on over it, but it really isn't much of a Star Trek movie. Maybe you could compare Abrams' trek in these terms:

Abrams' Trek is to Real Star Trek as the high school in "Grease" is to "American Graffitti".
2013-06-09 05:50:44 PM  
1 votes:

Soulcatcher: I'm tired of you crybabies.


Soulcatcher: I cried when I saw Star Trek 2009


Something, something, something, you should really just relax.
2013-06-09 03:20:33 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Subby,

I first saw Star Wars at a Drive Inn in 1977.
My first Halloween costume I can remember was a yellow turtleneck with a plate glued to the stomach, some wires added and a spray painted gold Spider-Man mask so that I could go as C3P0.
The first toys I can ever remember my dad helping me buy were Star Wars figures.
I have spent countless hours working on SEVERAL Star Wars costumes for the 501st, including an Imperial Officer, a Sandtrooper (td9993) and an Imperial Spy (snoot nose) all from the original Star Wars episode 4 movie.
I have spent more hours than that WEARING those costumes to charity events, sometimes sweating off as much as 6 pounds in a day.
I have also wore them to premieres and Star Wars events including being on stage with Weird Al.
I have spent over $1,000 on these costumes and accessories.
I have NO problem trusting JJ to film a movie and am more positive then ever that it will be good for the Star Wars franchise.


So, please tell me how YOU, you basement dwelling movie critic, has MORE invested in the Star Wars franchise than I do and why you think you deserve any respect for your stereotypical, nerd infested, whiny biatch of an attitude.

Yours,
Z DJ

/Let's face it. There are fan films out there better than I-III, so suck it up.
2013-06-09 02:51:44 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: I don't get why people have so much of a problem with lens flare. But then again I am a person who hated the Chris Nolan Batman movies.


i.imgur.com
Why is there even lens flare in this scene?!?!  I don't even know what is causing the flare.
2013-06-09 02:24:32 PM  
1 votes:

Bslim: Soulcatcher: gwowen: Bad casting choices? Yeah, Benedict Cumberbatch can't approach the emotional range of Ricardo Montalban.

I know, right?

Freaking Ricardo "Fantasy Island" Montalban and they all act like he was the second coming of Laurence Olivier. Montalban was a farking ham sandwich of an actor and anyone who says differently is an idiot.

Cumberbatch is a better actor in his sleep than Mr "Corinthian Leather" ever was.

/Deal

Awwwwww look how precious you are. I don't think he's gonna let you ride his cock though. You can take it down a notch.


Wrath of Khan is a goofy movie. The costumes are ridiculous. Khan's marooned followers know how to effectively pilot a spaceship.. in  a battle? Kirk's son is cheesy. And there's a last minute excuse contrived for Spock to die so he can get out of the series forever. He saved them all. Of course he did. Now they can all appear in Star Trek 3.
2013-06-09 02:17:07 PM  
1 votes:

Soulcatcher: gwowen: Bad casting choices? Yeah, Benedict Cumberbatch can't approach the emotional range of Ricardo Montalban.

I know, right?

Freaking Ricardo "Fantasy Island" Montalban and they all act like he was the second coming of Laurence Olivier. Montalban was a farking ham sandwich of an actor and anyone who says differently is an idiot.

Cumberbatch is a better actor in his sleep than Mr "Corinthian Leather" ever was.

/Deal


Awwwwww look how precious you are. I don't think he's gonna let you ride his cock though. You can take it down a notch.
2013-06-09 02:11:55 PM  
1 votes:

Walter Paisley: Is this the film where Shia LaBeouf is going to play C-3PO?


Okay, well, that's pretty funny.  Jaden Smith will be the Jedi son of Han Solo and Princess Leia.  Demi Lovato will play his love interest, which will help them shoehorn a pop song onto the soundtrack.
2013-06-09 02:09:09 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the film where Shia LaBeouf is going to play C-3PO?
2013-06-09 02:06:54 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone who goes to see a bit of lightweight, pop-corn entertainment -- originally based on a pastiche of Flash Gordon / Buck Rodgers serials and a slice of The Hidden Fortress -- and comes out whinging about what is and isn't "canon" is a dick.

Especially while simultaneously defending schlocky genre fiction about clones called Luuke Skywalker and Mara Jade (nice porn name, Mara!)
2013-06-09 02:00:25 PM  
1 votes:

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Into the blue again: To all who are (or will be) butthurt, please suck it.

So, you're butthurt about people being butthurt?

/We have to go derper.


userserve-ak.last.fm

I heard you like butthurt in your butthurt so I put some herp in your derp so you can derp while you herp.
2013-06-09 01:23:07 PM  
1 votes:
i expect nothing less than the most ridiculously awesome star wars movie ever made.  it will be loud, flashy, exciting, fun, and will revitalize a series that has done nothing but shiat on itself for years.

/the new trek movies are AWESOME.  fark the haters.

//41 year old life long trek and SW fan.

///one request - NO farkING YODA.  he died in Return of the Ewok.  Let him be dead.
2013-06-09 01:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cameroncrazy1984: I don't get why people have so much of a problem with lens flare. But then again I am a person who hated the Chris Nolan Batman movies.

I didn't get it at first, but then I went back and watched Star Trek again

/Every. Freaking. Scene.
//it becomes just clutter after a while


I wear glasses so I see lens flare all day.

So there.  You.
2013-06-09 09:40:25 AM  
1 votes:
Butthurt, in this thread I see.
2013-06-09 09:00:26 AM  
1 votes:
Oh are you just another butthurt Trekkie talking out their ass.
2013-06-09 08:59:49 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, and again, what canon has been violated? Be specific.
2013-06-09 08:59:12 AM  
1 votes:
Go on, subby, I'll call you. What's your problem, exactly, with the casting choices?
 
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