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Comment Abrams is a spectacle guy. Not a story guy! (Score 1) 562

This first Disney Star Wars film was never about story. As you say ... What the first SW film after the George Lucas travesty known as episodes I - !!I needed to be was a spectacle that clearly established, for the fans, that Disney could recapture the look and feel, mood and tone, however you want to describe it, of the original trilogy. They have unequivocally done that!

Let's face it ... nobody would pick Abrams to tell a story. Abrams is a spectacle guy. Not a story guy!

I anticipate few story elements will be "borrowed" from the original trilogy for any of the episodes to come. Don't expect redemption of the villain, for example.. Do expect that the sets will be reused ... they are an integral and essential part of the mood and tone of the franchise ...

The guy tagged to write and direct episode VIII( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt25... [imdb.com] ), Rian Johnson (Looper), is NOT a spectacle guy he is definitely a "story" guy and while he's no Irwin Kershner, I have considerable hope that episode VIII will be as much better than VII as V was better than IV.

I know that is dangerous, shattered hope kills ....

Comment Re:Back to basics (Score 1) 562

Disney HAD to make a film that reminded everyone of why they loved Star Wars. After the debacle that was the prequels, they needed to come back to basics.Disney HAD to make a film that reminded everyone of why they loved Star Wars. After the debacle that was the prequels, they needed to come back to basics.

I, as I suspect many others, have also come to this same conclusion.

Comment JJ Abrams is not a "story" guy (Score 1) 562

All the criticisms about overuse of story elements and connections to/ inclusion of, past characters/sets is certainly valid; one or the other would have probably been sufficient to tie the generations together.

But, this first Disney Star Wars film was never about story! What the first SW film after the George Lucas travesty known as episodes I - !!I needed to be was a spectacle that clearly established, for the fans, that Disney could recapture the look and feel, mood and tone, however you want to describe it, of the original trilogy. They have unequivocally done that!

Let's face it ... nobody would pick Abrams to tell a story. Abrams is a spectacle guy. Not a story guy!

I anticipate few story elements will be "borrowed" from the original trilogy for any of the episodes to come. Don't expect redemption of the villain, for example.. Do expect that the sets will be reused ... they are an integral and essential part of the mood and tone of the franchise ...

The guy tagged to write and direct episode VIII( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt25... ), Rian Johnson (Looper), is NOT a spectacle guy he is definitely a "story" guy and while he's no Irwin Kershner, I have considerable hope that episode VIII will be as much better than VII as V was better than IV.

I know that is dangerous, shattered hope kills ....

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