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    Article: J.J. Abrams Has Turned Down Star Wars Episode VII

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    Good riddance to bad rubbish. He wasn't a Star Trek fan, so he turned Star Trek into a bad Star Wars ripoff. I can't imagine then what he'd do to Star Wars with that mindset.

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    Hallelujah!!!!
    The thought of seeing "Star Wars" turned into two hours of lens flares and a string of "wouldn't it be cool ifs..." was a scary thought...

    Now there is still a chance for a genuine story and something fresh...

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    Ugh

    Quote Originally Posted by jedibear View Post
    Hallelujah!!!!
    The thought of seeing "Star Wars" turned into two hours of lens flares and a string of "wouldn't it be cool ifs..." was a scary thought...

    Now there is still a chance for a genuine story and something fresh...

    The new director needs to come from the old school of directing or this could end badly.
    Stir the pot.

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    I don't care what era a director comes from or is inspired by, just be competent and not gimmicky. Express ideas through a simple lens, Star Wars doesn't need cinematographical or any other style tricks, only a director who has a clear vision of what story he's telling and how he wants his actors and technical folks to express it. I don't know if there are a lot of directors these days who are both competent and unafraid to let the story take precedence, but I hope we get one.

    I can tell you Abrams is currently not it, he's in the shadow of Spielberg a lot, and is overly gimmicky with the camera to hide simplistic and hollow ideas.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    I don't care what era a director comes from or is inspired by, just be competent and not gimmicky. Express ideas through a simple lens, Star Wars doesn't need cinematographical or any other style tricks, only a director who has a clear vision of what story he's telling and how he wants his actors and technical folks to express it. I don't know if there are a lot of directors these days who are both competent and unafraid to let the story take precedence, but I hope we get one.

    I can tell you Abrams is currently not it, he's in the shadow of Spielberg a lot, and is overly gimmicky with the camera to hide simplistic and hollow ideas.
    This is exactly why the idea of Matthew Vaughn directing is exciting for me. The only real flourishes in X-Men: First Class were during a training montage, which was more done in editorial. Kyle Newman has been talking about David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter movies and let the story speak for itself. I loved what Alfonso Cuaron did with Prisoner of Azkaban as a stylistic departure, but I don't want Episode VII to feel too different from the existing films.

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    I haven't seen First Class yet, but I did see Stardust and Kick-***. Stardust was fair but had a lot of pacing problems. Kick-*** was very stylized and not always competently at that, but both films worked on a smaller level.

    David Yates I found were better than Azkaban and Goblet of Fire, both of which I disliked quite a bit, but he missed the sparkle and magic of that world, he was very serious and driven to darkness but didn't capture the wonder.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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