Disney buys Lucasfilm...

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    Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion


    And now for an editorial reply, Darth Vader...

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    Lucas loses control of the franchise. He can't screw it up with any more remastered editions. Disney owns The Avengers and that's a great film. Maybe Disney can get the franchise back on track without Lucas fucking it up.

    I'm not seeing the downside.
     
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    a giant megacorp offers a smaller one a deal it can't refuse.

    In related news;

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    Kinda late to the party, aren't you?
     
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    Disney also did The Black Hole and John Carter of Mars. They can fuck it up in their own ways.

    I also don't see what they could really do with sequels. The Empire makes a comeback? The Sith Return? These are actually the plots of a lot of the novels of the Star Wars universe, and most of them are pretty dreadful.

    The weaknesses of the Prequels aside, as a group of six movies, they end where they ought to end.

    Also,do we really need to bring back Carrie Fischer and Mark Hammil in their 60's to reprise their roles?
     
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    Only people who care about artistic integrity.

    Admittably, that ship left the port in 1999 with this guy...


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    Incidently, I'm not a big Star Wars fan. I'd happily have more Star Trek, more Babylon 5 or more Firefly than more Star Wars puke.
     
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    Artistic integrity died with the original Star Wars.

    first movie to have merchandising on a mass scale
     
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    You are sure?
    I have not seen the sun for a few days now...
     
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    To a degree.

    But it was also groundbreaking in that it was one of the first movies to intergrate special effects fully into a story. And Empire is probably on balance one of the best SF movies ever made in balancing both character and story with FX. Jedi was a weaker film, in that they had to quickly tie everything up, but it had some great moments to it as well.

    We wouldn't have gotten a revived Star Trek and B5 and Firefly and Farscape and all that other stuff if we didn't get Star Wars first. It showed Hollywood there was big money to be made in Science FIction. It just wasn't for Nerds anymore.

    If there's a movie that has really inflicted hell on us, I would blame the first Star Trek movie. That's the one that told Hollywood, "Hey, you don't have to come up with an original idea. Just recycle/rehash/redo something that used to be on TV." Which means Hollywood takes something we loved from our childhoods and finds ways to screw it up.
     

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