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I'm having trouble following you Wind Chaser.
Why wouldn't time be linear?
My question is - given the consistently unsophisticated nature of pretty much every Star Wars movie - why are people acting all butthurt when a new Star Wars movie comes out that is not sophisticated?
Because 4, 5, 6 was before 1, 2, 3.But you knew that, soon there will be so many prequels and sequels that we'll need a spreadsheet to keep track.When Star Wars starts time traveling like Star Trek we'll know the galaxy has jumped the shark.But I'll see them all anyway.
Because people grew up and would like a more mature version, for one. And all facets of entertainment are more mature now in various ways since the industry has been able to do anything they want. Also sales don't historically line up with forcing immaturity - the opposite really, as kids idolize adults and tend to gravitate to characters that show a spectrum. For two I don't think the originals were nearly as fucking stupid as Chewbacca and the nocturnal penguin things that roam about during the day... nor Yoda acting like a retarded muppet during the tree scene. When Yoda acted goofy in the original trilogy it was to test Luke Skywalker. He isn't naturally a buffoon at 900 years old. Plus he looked like shit as a CGI ghost.
456 was before 123 in our chronological order, not theirs.
Because people grew up and would like a more mature version, for one. And all facets of entertainment are more mature now in various ways since the industry has been able to do anything they want. Also sales don't historically line up with forcing immaturity - the opposite really, as kids idolize adults and tend to gravitate to characters that show a spectrum.
Ya but here's the thing. The money follows people that care. The more they appease, the greater the box office hit. And did you watch the OT without the digital edits? Very different. Personally I would be ashamed to show my kid the digital edits... waiting for the day Disney releases the OOT. Also continuity is challenging when you start really screwing with characters etc. That will become a bigger and bigger issue over time. The biggest problem is the psychopaths on top, whom try to use tactics and tools from previous movies, in all movies they expect to be big bread winners. Many of the Marvel films follow that pattern where they are only very good between expectations. Sadly, Disney has started down the same path.
I disagree with everything you wrote. I watched the OT again recently with my daughter and they are DEFINITELY not aimed at adults and they have tons of cringeworthy moments. All your carping amounts to “Well I would have done it different!”. Yeah, so what. These are all just popcorn movies aimed at kids. To claim otherwise is to invest the movies with more than is actually there. This reminds me of that stupid discussion on the Marvel movies about point-rating the various power levels of the different characters. Dear lord can we just stop with the “this movie didn’t follow my arbitrary rules so it SUX” mentality.
I like many other movies you do, too. But I don't put constraints on the types of movies that can be good. If it's good, it's good. If it's bad I'll say why. Besides. Rogue One. Pretty darn good, and they didn't have to go muppet on it. For me it's closer to watching The Expanse, which is an amazing series. SciFi is fabulous when it can be serious and badass. If I have a blast watching it, why deny it? I just don't follow your line of thinking. It's not like I rewrite scripts. And if no one ever says what they like or don't, movie makers will be seriously challenged with trying to decide what movies they should fund. And there is just only so much money & talent to go around, so every time they spend a few years making a turd... it's a waste.
I’m among the group that didn’t like it at all. I felt the entire movie was aimed at merchandising to kids, the plot was predictable and acting was awful.I long for someone to make a serious, adult, thoughtful Star Wars movie that isn’t entirely a CG extravaganza. I guess this puts me out of touch with the current reality of Star Wars. As far as I’m concerned, TLJ could have been made without any actual humans acting in it and come out the same. Maybe I’m just an old codger!
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