It seems that there's never any real deaths, so the emotional experience of losing someone would be reduced to nothing. Somehow, especially given what JJ Abrams did with Star Trek, I'm not enthused with the upcoming movie.
Why because Luke is still alive?
Star Wars IV (the original, not "A New Hope", which just added new crap), V and VI are the only really fun, entertaining films in the franchise for me. III was actually pretty good, but I had to wade through I and II to get there; not sure it was worth the effort. Nothing since has really grabbed me. And yes, I have seen all the films, but have to admit I haven't watched any of the animated series.
I'd rather them just reboot the whole thing
The prequels are beyond repair, but Ep III and IV are iconic, for good reason, and should be left as is. Instead of a reboot, I would remake Ep 1-3, 6, and the sequels. I am open to letting Ep 6 stay as it, because it wasn't too bad, but, given the lack of chemistry between the actors, I'm not too enthused by it.
I am open to letting Ep 6 stay as it, because it wasn't too bad, but, given the lack of chemistry between the actors, I'm not too enthused by it.
Why because Luke is still alive?
That and Senator Palpatine's laugh (at the end of the trailer), which signals his possible return as well. I thought for sure that the Emperor (Palpatine) died when Vader threw him into the core and he blew up.
Bunch of damn force ghosts!
My biggest problem is the writing. Rey has amazing Jedi powers and saber fighting skills, yet has no training. Luke should have come back as a unifying Jedi master, but they killed him.... WTF.
To be honest, the Ewoks killed the series for me. Fakey looking space Teddy bears! And, the prequels were the equivalent of what Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS and ALIEN COVENANT did to the alien mythology. Let's throw out the whole bio-mechanical "It looks like he grew out of the chair," and also add that David the android made some big alien eggs and aliens. The films are entertaining, but like THE PHANTOM MENACE ("Anakin had no father," he was impregnated by the force!) the writing just poops on everything good and logical that the original movies had established. Eegads!
In addition to spotty writing, there is also the decision to over use CGI. We can now have Anakin jumping out of a speeder, at 1,000 feet up, falling hundreds of feet to catch on to another speeder. The lack of budget, and CGI, lent more realism to the original movies. Luke and Leia swinging across a chasm used to be a big deal.
I now watch these films, with very little emotional investment. I enjoy them superficially, you know, like cartoons. What started as a well thought out Hero's Journey has been mostly reduced to a largely uninspired corporate cash cow.
To be fair, it’s not like Disney hasn’t already made its money back and then some...It feels like he sold them a depleted mine.
Star Trek Into Darkness may be the best Star Trek movie or episode ever made.
To be fair, it’s not like Disney hasn’t already made its money back and then some...
I know that a lot of people don't like the reboots, I absolutely agree with you. That movie's referential enjoyment is dependent on a viewer's knowledge of the original series' Space Seed episode and THE WRATH OF KHAN movie. Through INTO DARKNESS' Khan character is totally different, I really like Benedict Cumberbatch's take on it. Different, but still great.
Disney could never make another Star Wars film and they’d still profit off the IP for decades...I was thinking of depleted story, not depleted minerals or whatever (profits).