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Old 03-07-2018, 07:55   #401
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I did have some pre-conceived notions I guess, I expected it wouldn't be a remake of about 30 minutes of the Empire Strikes back stretched out to 2 hours +. Sticking some CGI horses and playing it for laughs doesn't make a great movie.

Hardly a vocal minority, it made only 2/3rds of The Force Awakens box office. Adjusted for inflation, I imagine it did the worst of any Star Wars film.

As a film it's OK, but it has far too many of "oh, it's this bit" in it.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:12   #402
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Hardly a vocal minority, it made only 2/3rds of The Force Awakens box office. Adjusted for inflation, I imagine it did the worst of any Star Wars film.
You imagine wrongly. It's ahead of Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Rogue One etc. (US box office).

Also Both Empire and Jedi only made 2/3rds of Star Wars as well. Is that because they are crap? Or is it just because of the diminishing returns of sequels?

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Old 03-07-2018, 08:19   #403
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I reckon a lot of people are in love with the idea of SW than the reality. The universe of SW has some great characters and mythology but they're dumped in pretty indifferent films (when the entire series is taken into account).
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That's just the issue. They really need to make a decent film with no characters (well maybe just a cameo) that we already know.
There's so much that they could do. It might be the only way to save the series.

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:38   #405
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That's just the issue. They really need to make a decent film with no characters (well maybe just a cameo) that we already know.
There's so much that they could do. It might be the only way to save the series.
Not entirely sure it can be saved tbh, it's not like the Marvel films which seem to be continually building to something bigger. It's the exact opposite, they've already made those films and now they're trying to either piece it all together or add back story.

I can't imagine that the Marvel thing would have worked out so well in reverse, start with a trilogy of avengers films, then start doing the origin stuff.

It's just getting plain that folks aren't that fussed to see constant Star Wars movies.

They'd be better finishing the trilogy and then leaving it alone, otherwise they'll end up destroying the Disneyland rides as nobody will want to see them anymore
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Should've just made the Thrawn Trilogy into movies instead.
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Is it too late to call it quits an leave episode VIII as the last one, the ending was suitably downbeat which would be ruined in IX if the resistance is back at any sort of fighting strength (assuming they don't do a 5 years later...)

Write off VII and VIII as a failed experiment (regardless of how much cash they made) and create a new storyline but this time with a clear outline in place, not different directors bringing their own story

Although they could write of VIII a as a force induced dream sequence
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The next one will be about the next generation of force users that use light brooms as weapons.
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Is it too late to call it quits an leave episode VIII as the last one, the ending was suitably downbeat which would be ruined in IX if the resistance is back at any sort of fighting strength (assuming they don't do a 5 years later...)

Write off VII and VIII as a failed experiment (regardless of how much cash they made) and create a new storyline but this time with a clear outline in place, not different directors bringing their own story

Although they could write of VIII a as a force induced dream sequence
I see Ray going back in time to stop the destruction of the Republic world, thus creating a new timeline Universe.
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I was going to go with a Fantasia reference but wasn't sure if it would work
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