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(Making Star Wars)   J.J. Abrams tweets the first real photo from the production of Star Wars Epsiode VII featuring R2D2   (makingstarwars.net ) divider line
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2013-11-15 10:57:58 PM  

ParadoxDice: mjbok: Bootysama: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new.

Funny thing about robots is, as they are not people, they can have parts easily replaced with brand new shiny ones.

What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.

I agree. One of the things that Star Wars gave us was the idea of a "used future".

Plus, how many people here just replaced worn parts on their VCR vs just getting a DVD player? Actually, I have a better "bad analogy". Although we're getting the next generation of video game systems this month, there are people who still have thier original 8 bit Nintendos. Perhaps they still work. But they probably are showing signs of wear and tear. And those Nintendos never were shot at.(Heh, that I know of.)

For something like R2D2 I would replace the body but keep the program(upgrade with new software of course) to keep the same robotic personality he has

 
2013-11-16 12:05:52 AM  

karmachameleon: Reference Red Letter Media's reviews of the Star Wars prequel movies - he rightly tears those apart with no hint of "old fanboyism".


Except for all of those parts where he explicitly refers to the original trilogy and why it was better.

Anyway, shame that you can't accept that you just like any old crap hollywood pumps out, and that JJ Abrams really does make lame movies.  What's funny is he's even starting to publicly admit that he sucks, and all you dick suckers who had his back about the lens flares, or the totally adrift story of Lost are left looking pretty dumb.

Let me guess, you totally liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
 
2013-11-16 01:14:05 AM  

Mugato: The movies made money barely broke even so the box office is on your side.

 
2013-11-16 01:37:54 AM  

mjbok: Mugato: The movies made money barely broke even so the box office is on your side.


You must be a studio accountant

Star Trek
Budget $150 million
Box office $385,494,555

ST:ID

Budget $190 million
Box office $467,365,246
 
2013-11-16 02:21:53 AM  

Bacontastesgood: karmachameleon: Reference Red Letter Media's reviews of the Star Wars prequel movies - he rightly tears those apart with no hint of "old fanboyism".

Except for all of those parts where he explicitly refers to the original trilogy and why it was better.

Anyway, shame that you can't accept that you just like any old crap hollywood pumps out, and that JJ Abrams really does make lame movies.  What's funny is he's even starting to publicly admit that he sucks, and all you dick suckers who had his back about the lens flares, or the totally adrift story of Lost are left looking pretty dumb.

Let me guess, you totally liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?


Comparisons to the original trilogy are valid, especially when you make logical points (same for Star Trek).  The comparisons being made in these Star Trek threads tend more towards nostalgia than actual criticism.  And...I'm sorry, do we know each other?  Oh, no we don't.  But if you've ever read my postings, you'd know that I think the Star Wars prequels are very bad movies, so why on earth would I like "Crystal Skull" since it's bad for most of the same reasons the Star Wars prequels are bad?

Abrams has a great track record so far and I'm looking forward to seeing what he's got for us in the future (including Star Wars - who knows, he might actually save it as a franchise).  None of which means you have to like his movies, but come on - come up with valid, logical criticisms, not this fanboy crap over and over again.  "Oh no, lens flares!"  Jesus - learn a thing or two about film before commenting, eh?
 
2013-11-16 09:25:49 AM  
Don't you nurds understand? The more money a movie makes, the better it is! It's simple math! PROFIT = QUALITY. There.
 
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