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(SlashFilm)   Think Star Wars: Episode VII couldn't get any worse than JJ Abrams? Think again   (slashfilm.com ) divider line
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2013-07-25 01:11:55 AM  
"And, as the Jedi twins, Justin Bieber and (record scratch) Justin Bieber?"
 
2013-07-25 02:11:33 AM  
nerdworldnews.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-25 04:28:35 AM  
Uh oh.  Two quality actors that women like are auditioning for a major film that a lot of actors are auditioning for.

Failaimiright? 

Amiright?

LOVE ME
 
2013-07-25 04:37:16 AM  
Za-

forum.sportsmogul.com
 
2013-07-25 04:40:38 AM  
Bwahaha, this gets more hilarious with every green light.
 
2013-07-25 04:44:10 AM  
At least it's not Shia Lebeouf.
 
2013-07-25 04:46:03 AM  
My philosophy is that I assume it will be utter shiat.  Then, if somehow despite JJ, or some crappy actors or God forbid too much EU stupidity (Fett or Thrawn) it turns out even remotely enjoyable I win.  It is still Star Wars, so it has a lot of capital to waste anyway.
 
2013-07-25 04:51:11 AM  
More impotantly FTFA: "Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article."
 
2013-07-25 04:51:39 AM  
I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.
 
2013-07-25 04:52:56 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: More impotantly FTFA: "Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article."


If that's true, Leo is a farking badass.
 
2013-07-25 05:02:11 AM  
Don't care, except for this:

Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article.

o_O

Robotech? Robotech! Sweet!
 
2013-07-25 05:09:34 AM  
Gosling, star of the classic Young Hercules and Zefron, internationally known for starring in the unforgettable High School Musical trilogy.

I'm thrilled...
 
2013-07-25 05:24:12 AM  
 
2013-07-25 05:27:43 AM  
I'm holding out for spacegrunge replacing lensflare, and my continuing ability to enjoy Abrams movies while you all choke on your sweater sleeves.
 
2013-07-25 05:28:20 AM  

sidcart42: Uh oh.  Two quality actors that women like are auditioning for a major film that a lot of actors are auditioning for.



* Zack Efron
* quality actor

Choose only one.
 
2013-07-25 05:43:54 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


Ooops didn't see this before I posted.

HEY EVERYONE! stop posting on the thread, Karmachameleon framed, debated and reached  conclusions in all major points of discussion. Now we all need to STFU.

/you a badass, bro
 
2013-07-25 05:55:06 AM  

Bslim: karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.

Ooops didn't see this before I posted.

HEY EVERYONE! stop posting on the thread, Karmachameleon framed, debated and reached  conclusions in all major points of discussion. Now we all need to STFU.

/you a badass, bro


Aren't you up a little late?  Aren't you afraid your parents are going to find you using their computer at this hour?
 
2013-07-25 06:01:28 AM  

karmachameleon: Bslim: karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.

Ooops didn't see this before I posted.

HEY EVERYONE! stop posting on the thread, Karmachameleon framed, debated and reached  conclusions in all major points of discussion. Now we all need to STFU.

/you a badass, bro

Aren't you up a little late?  Aren't you afraid your parents are going to find you using their computer at this hour?


It's 6am and I use a Nexus 7 tablet. Get your petty insults right.
 
2013-07-25 06:05:50 AM  

Bslim: It's 6am and I use a Nexus 7 tablet. Get your petty insults right.


Chopping cocaine on a Nexus 7 is a little counterintuitive.
 
2013-07-25 06:25:51 AM  
All right, let's assume that fanboy rage is somewhat valid and the Latino Review is some sort of famously-reputed news source.  The first assumption isn't valid and I don't know anything about LR, but let's go with that a second.

The beef with Ryan Gosling?  Really?  Did any of you people see Drive?  Because say what you will about Efron, if you really want a stoic, stone-cold badass to play either a Jedi or a Sith, you're not going to do better than Liam Neeson, but since he already bit it in Episode I, I'd say Ryan Gosling is a far better pick than most other actors.

(I'm guessing Efron was singled out because he may have a boyish quality that would befit a neo-Luke Skywalker, but I don't know anything about the Ep VII story, so...your guess is as good as mine.)

/wasn't even concerned when Heath Ledger was picked for The Dark Knight.
 
2013-07-25 06:27:13 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


Jeez, could you be just a little more douche-y?
 
2013-07-25 06:33:04 AM  

Glitchwerks: At least it's not Shia Lebeouf.


Yet.

I initially misread the article and thought they were talking about Zac Braff instead.
 
2013-07-25 06:34:14 AM  
Gosling - Yes
Efron - No

/don't turn Star Wars into a musical
 
2013-07-25 06:34:35 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: More impotantly FTFA: "Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article."


Wow, just wow.
 
2013-07-25 06:34:58 AM  

Shedim: Glitchwerks: At least it's not Shia Lebeouf.

Yet.

I initially misread the article and thought they were talking about Zac Braff instead.


YES!!! ZAC BRAFF!!!! PLEASE!!!!
 
2013-07-25 06:39:21 AM  
Drive was good. 17 Again was surprisingly good. 

I'm fine with this, especially considering it's just the freaking pre-auditions. For all we know Rosanne Barr's looking into playing Leia at this point, and I wouldn't be worried because it's just the casting directors sitting around pulling names out of their butts and maybe making phone calls to see if people would be interested at all.
 
2013-07-25 06:40:31 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: More impotantly FTFA: "Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article."


Leo as Rick Hunter?


/Fap
 
2013-07-25 07:16:56 AM  
WTF is wrong with Ryan Gosling?  The dude is a pretty damn good actor.
 
2013-07-25 07:22:04 AM  
 but they heard Gosling went in to play Luke Skywalker's son. That's a major new wrinkle as, inStar Wars lore, Han Solo and Princess Leia were the ones with the important kids. It's a clue screenwriterMichael Arndt could be trying something very different with his take on the story.

JJ isn't happy unless he is finding new a creative way to crap on fans.
 
2013-07-25 07:23:26 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


I wish I could "botch" me a few top grossing films. The only nerd rage here is your insistence that you know better than the creator of the series.
 
2013-07-25 07:29:27 AM  

Elegy: Don't care, except for this:

Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article.

o_O

Robotech? Robotech! Sweet!


i407.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-25 07:31:24 AM  

slayer199: WTF is wrong with Ryan Gosling?  The dude is a pretty damn good actor.


Evidently you haven't seen his last four movies in which he plays the exact same sympathetic psychopath.
 
2013-07-25 07:31:25 AM  

slayer199: WTF is wrong with Ryan Gosling?  The dude is a pretty damn good actor.


Six_By_Nine: I'd say Ryan Gosling is a far better pick than most other actors.


The guy has proven to be relatively one-note so far. He's nearing the point where he's recognizable as "that guy" in everything, which is pretty significant fail for an actor.

That's not to say it's the end of the career. Hell, RDJ seems to be doing fine.

Also, he's a real human being and a real hero.
 
2013-07-25 07:36:32 AM  
It could be a Justin Bieber musical in space and nerds will still biatch about it and be the first in line at midnight to see it.
 
2013-07-25 07:46:23 AM  

MisterMook: Drive was good. 17 Again was surprisingly good.


This.  Anyone who thinks Zac Efron couldn't possibly be a good actor because he was once a Disneybot has probably never seen him in anything.  And Justin Timberlake sucks too, right?  Or does he get a pass because he is from your generation?
 
2013-07-25 07:52:42 AM  

overfienduglar: but they heard Gosling went in to play Luke Skywalker's son. That's a major new wrinkle as, inStar Wars lore, Han Solo and Princess Leia were the ones with the important kids. It's a clue screenwriterMichael Arndt could be trying something very different with his take on the story.

JJ isn't happy unless he is finding new a creative way to crap on fans.


Ben Skywalker is actually pretty important to bringing down a major sith. (I won't spoil it)
 
2013-07-25 07:56:30 AM  

Elegy: Don't care, except for this:

Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article.

o_O

Robotech? Robotech! Sweet!


Oh god no, nothing against Leo, but Harmony Gold needs to die in a fire so much.
 
2013-07-25 08:07:40 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


Ummmm...it's Star Wars.  If the nerds went home they wouldn't continue to make more movies.
 
2013-07-25 08:21:47 AM  
Zac Erroneously AND Ryan Gosling, set your phasers on fabulous.
 
2013-07-25 08:36:11 AM  
Hey, remember when no one knew who Hugh Jackman was and lost their minds?  Good times.
 
2013-07-25 08:47:32 AM  
Couldn't be any worse than Empire Strikes Back.

Way to ruin a fun franchise with that morose dud.
 
2013-07-25 08:54:43 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


7/10.

You won;t fool anyone into an argument, yet those who were itching for one in general will certainly bite.
 
2013-07-25 09:00:40 AM  
This pic leaked from pre-production. Apparently, Ryan Gosling is going to be some sort of Neo-Nazi Jedi.
cinema.mtv.it
 
2013-07-25 09:01:30 AM  
Kevin Costner?
 
2013-07-25 09:03:13 AM  
I'm ok with this, both Gosling and Efron are great actors. Got to see Gosling recently in Only God Forgives and that is an amazingly fun film despite its subject content. It perfectly shows how Gosling is an amazing actor.
 
2013-07-25 09:05:24 AM  

overfienduglar: but they heard Gosling went in to play Luke Skywalker's son. That's a major new wrinkle as, inStar Wars lore, Han Solo and Princess Leia were the ones with the important kids. It's a clue screenwriterMichael Arndt could be trying something very different with his take on the story.

JJ isn't happy unless he is finding new a creative way to crap on fans.


Why not? Fans are going to extreme lengths to crap on HIM. Why wouldn't he court an audience that enjoys LIKING things, rather than tearing them down on the Internet for not meeting the impossible standards they've built up in their minds since Episode III... standards which are different for every single Star Wars nerd on the planet?
 
2013-07-25 09:10:12 AM  

karmachameleon: I can already tell the nerd-hype and nerdrage on this one is going to be completely insufferable.

So let's cover the bases here.  Abrams is a good director with a successful track record that indicates optimism for this project.  He's surely a hell of a better choice than George Lucas, who completely botched the prequel trilogy in every way possible.  And Efron and Gosling - yes, Efron too - are excellent actors who are merely auditioning for a film that probably thousands of actors are auditioning for.

Now, nerds go home.  Or rather, go downstairs, since I know you're already home.  Let the grownups talk about movies as movies instead of fanboy masturbation fodder.


Pretty much this. I think the best from Abrams is yet to come. I enjoyed his Star Trek movies and I even liked Super 8. They were all beautifully shot and had me caring about the characters. My concerns and complaints are minor: It's not that I completely hate the lens flare, I just don't think it fits into the look of the Star Wars movies and hope he doesn't use it. Also, I really didn't care for much of the locations and sets used for the Enterprise. The engine and room and other areas just didn't seem right. Here's where Lucas can really shine as a consultant. Yes, he sucks at writing and directing, but he's a pretty darn good story and idea guy. Despite how much I hate what he did with the prequels, if I were directing Episode VII, I would be talking to him every now and then.
 
2013-07-25 09:10:35 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Couldn't be any worse than Empire Strikes Back.

Way to ruin a fun franchise with that morose dud.


Seems a little obvious, not sure if they are gonna bite.

/Came for fanboy butthurt. leaving satisfied
//Couldn't be worse than whiny Anakin from Ep II
///I think.....
 
2013-07-25 09:14:06 AM  

Hunter4242: Elegy: Don't care, except for this:

Another interesting rumor in the Latino Review story is Leonardo DiCaprio took a meeting about the film, but passed, to pursue Robotech. We'll have more on that in another article.

o_O

Robotech? Robotech! Sweet!

Oh god no, nothing against Leo, but Harmony Gold needs to die in a fire so much.


No, no they do not.  They did something pretty extraordinary for the 1980s, and introduced a whole generation of kids (myself included) to Japanese animation.  You can bag on their story, or on how they have generally mishandled the property since the original series, but they did a damn good job of sewing three completely different stories into a single narrative.

Also, go try to watch an episode or two of any other cartoon from that era.  Go watch some Lion Force Voltron...it's TERRIBLE.  Watch a few episodes of Thundercats or He-Man.  The writing is so stupid as to be insulting.  Now go watch some Robotech.  It stands up.  It's not perfect, but it still works as a story.

The only bad thing remains Minmay's songs, but...eh, you're meant to hate her anyway.
 
2013-07-25 09:14:49 AM  

ExcedrinHeadache: overfienduglar: but they heard Gosling went in to play Luke Skywalker's son. That's a major new wrinkle as, inStar Wars lore, Han Solo and Princess Leia were the ones with the important kids. It's a clue screenwriterMichael Arndt could be trying something very different with his take on the story.

JJ isn't happy unless he is finding new a creative way to crap on fans.

Why not? Fans are going to extreme lengths to crap on HIM. Why wouldn't he court an audience that enjoys LIKING things, rather than tearing them down on the Internet for not meeting the impossible standards they've built up in their minds since Episode III... standards which are different for every single Star Wars nerd on the planet?


JJ doesn't "Crap on fans" the thing is the fans have created an exact image of what the new movies should be in their minds. So any change from that image, no matter how slight, results in crying fanboys.
 
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