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Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby leagued » 05 Apr 2013 07:49

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I'm losing faith in Disney. JJ Abrams didn't give me hope, axing Clone Wars infuriated me, shuttering LucasArts made the trend obvious (3 data points gives you a trend). I don't follow much of the Dark Horse comics but I've heard some good things- particularly Brian Wood's recent contributions- so I'd consider it another fail on their part if they shut it down. And giving the middle finger to the entire EU would complete what I'm seeing as a horrible mismanagement of a valuable property.

Now if they said all the KJA books never happened while saving Zahn, Allston, Denning, Stackpole, and others then that would be awesome sauce.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Serkanner » 05 Apr 2013 08:57

I couldn't care less.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

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Serkanner wrote:I couldn't care less.


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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Naïve mind » 05 Apr 2013 11:03

Hmm, while I'm not one to take Star Wars seriously, Clone Wars has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. It's been a lot better than any of the recent movies. and they managed to turn Anakin Skywalker into a believable, likeable character whose 'turn to the Dark side' is still completely plausible--no mean feat.

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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Ampoliros » 05 Apr 2013 15:06

This can go in two completely different directions. I like what JJ Abrams did with Star Trek, but even then I think he's often over-rated. I hope they get 3 different and great directors for each film, I'd love to see Whedon do a Star Wars, and maybe even Sam Raimi or Quentin Tarantino.

That being said Disney is as good at ruining an IP as it is at leaving important IP's to the right people.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Omphalos » 05 Apr 2013 19:10

Ampoliros wrote:This can go in two completely different directions. I like what JJ Abrams did with Star Trek, but even then I think he's often over-rated. I hope they get 3 different and great directors for each film, I'd love to see Whedon do a Star Wars, and maybe even Sam Raimi or Quentin Tarantino.

That being said Disney is as good at ruining an IP as it is at leaving important IP's to the right people.


You're just about the first person whose opinion I respect and often agree with who has said that the new Star Trek was likable.I agree.

As for the "Expanded Universe" being on the chopping block, bout fucking time. Off with its 'ead!

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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Lawliet » 05 Apr 2013 20:40

Ampoliros wrote:This can go in two completely different directions. I like what JJ Abrams did with Star Trek, but even then I think he's often over-rated. I hope they get 3 different and great directors for each film, I'd love to see Whedon do a Star Wars, and maybe even Sam Raimi or Quentin Tarantino.

That being said Disney is as good at ruining an IP as it is at leaving important IP's to the right people.


Even though i hate Star Wars, i would love to see a SW movie by Whedon. I'd actually pay for that.

Sam Raimi is probably the most over-rated director in the world right now. Hate every single one of the movies that i've seen from him.

Tarantino doing a Star Wars? :lol: That would be interesting. Certainly fun and entertaining to see, but i think most of the fans of the franchise would end up hating him. I don't think he could do a good science fiction film.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Naïve mind » 05 Apr 2013 23:46

Omphalos wrote:You're just about the first person whose opinion I respect and often agree with who has said that the new Star Trek was likable.I agree.


"Star Trek" has been about flogging a dead horse for more than a decade, anyway. But JJ Abrams' movie felt more like an animated carcass than anything else. Which is entertaining in and of itself; I look forward to a franchise I care less about receiving the same treatment.

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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby leagued » 06 Apr 2013 00:48

I find Abrams' directorial style- close shots, quick-cuts, shaky cam, terrible fight choreography- a very poor match for Star Wars. SW movies should be directed by someone with a more Kurosawa or Sergio Leone style- big, wide shots; steady camera; sweeping panoramas. Of course, his filmography as a director is pretty limited (MI:3, Star Trek, Super 8... end of list) so maybe he can change his style a bit in order to fit in with the other SW films. Regardless, I think he's very overrated- again see his incredibly limited directorial filmography- and the big hullabaloo over him getting Ep 7 is annoying for that reason if nothing else.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Ampoliros » 06 Apr 2013 02:19

MI:3 was total shit. Fuck that movie. I had forgotten it was Abrams.

I feel like Abrams is basically genius level entertainer for an LCD world, which means he's operating at the "normal" level.
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Re: Another beloved IP being destroyed by new caretakers?

Postby Serkanner » 06 Apr 2013 03:39

leagued wrote:
Serkanner wrote:I couldn't care less.


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You're welcome.
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