C-3PO says SW:VII will be better than "The Empire Strikes Back"


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It'll be a rough row to hoe to beat "The Empire Strikes Back". I'll settle for "nearly as good".

C-3PO Tweets about SW:VII.


An interesting claim.

I find it highly unlikely (along with being dangerous hype).


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Wasn't The Phantom Menace supposed to be the best thing ever? Just saying.

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Princess leia turned into the wicked witch of the east... :(

no way this is gonna be better.


That's quite a claim...

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Freehold DM wrote:
That's quite a claim...

The ten year old me who wanted to marry princess leia just screamed 'Noooo!' it needed to be her in the carbonite. She could have been young forever.


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yellowdingo wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
That's quite a claim...
The ten year old me who wanted to marry princess leia just screamed 'Noooo!' it needed to be her in the carbonite. She could have been young forever.

That ten year old you is a little bit creepy...

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Official title revealed

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Oh my.


I saw some spoilers about where Luke is at in the movie.

They described one scene as a "force unleashed moment".

Wow.


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Looking forward to it - I hope it's up to the challenge Anthony Daniels laid down. I don't think any other actor has had as much contact with Star Wars at as many levels as he has so I think he's got an informed perspective. A lot will depend on editing and post-production but I've been cautiously optimistic since Lucas sold out to Disney.


Kryzbyn wrote:

I saw some spoilers about where Luke is at in the movie.

They described one scene as a "force unleashed moment".

Wow.

don't know if that's going to be amazing or silly. Looking forward to finding out.

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My Dark Lords, Ladies and Loyal Imperial Gentlemen,

A Day that Will Long be Remembered

If you only knew the Power of the Dark Side in its ability to relinquish everything in your wallets.

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FuelDrop wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
That's quite a claim...
The ten year old me who wanted to marry princess leia just screamed 'Noooo!' it needed to be her in the carbonite. She could have been young forever.
That ten year old you is a little bit creepy...

You can have Han solo in carbonite all you want...some of us prefered leiakan.


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They all know the recipe:
a good scenario + good actors (acting) + a good director to manage it all the best way

It's quite easy to do but if you try to have a war without victim or blood it gonna be complicated...

I only expect a good (real) villain; I'm not even asking him (or "the tall one her") to be as good as Vader, just good enough to be impressive.

I also dream to see an Ewok and Gungan extermination camp but I'm afraid I'm asking too much... still...

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C-3PO says SW:VII will be better than "The Empire Strikes Back"

Yeah, but who listens to 3PO anyway?


Freehold DM wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:

I saw some spoilers about where Luke is at in the movie.

They described one scene as a "force unleashed moment".

Wow.

don't know if that's going to be amazing or silly. Looking forward to finding out.

Spoiler:
Can't do double spoilers apparently, so read on at your peril!

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So, basically the story is that Luke goes a bit nuts. As the son of the "chosen one" the Force's prophecy and power falls to him. He gains power to the point of having random "expolsions" of power that he has a hard time controlling, or they jsut concern him, in regards to his effect on the galaxy. Will someone try to use him and his over abundance of force power to evil ends? Can he trus himself with this knowing his father was essentially a good person, but still fell. So, he goes into isolation, becoming a hermit like Obi Wan did. The plot involve others trying to find him to get him involved in solving a major problem, because he's the last Jedi.

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I'll probably watch it anyway, but for now I'm not overly impressed.


I thought it sounded incredibly plausible, and it was like nothing I had concieved for a possible plot.
I'm still looking forward to it.


Also, the source I read that tidbit on could be entirely full of feces.


Lets see if its better than Avengers

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What do I hope to see in the next Star Wars movie?

Simple.

Do you know how people say that "this movie" or "that movie" is the Star Wars of this generation.

Well how about we have a Star Wars the IS The Star Wars of this generation. For any generation while we are at it.

I want the silver screen to have all the elements that made my 7 year old self eyes go wide and mouth drop. I want Star Wars VII to bring back my sheer love and utter awe of Star Wars. I want the orchestra to play long and the audience to cheer wild. I want my villains properly British and my scoundrels with a heart of gold always shoot first. I want to go back and be transported to a long time ago, in the galaxy far, far away, and meet my 7 year old self again and we have the time of our lives. 

I just want my childhood back for a couple of hours.

Now you kids get off my lawn!


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:


What do I hope to see in the next Star Wars movie?

Simple.

Do you know how people say that this movie or that movie is the Star Wars of this generation.

Well how about we have a Star Wars the IS the Star Wars of this generation.

I want the silver screen to have all the elements that made my 7 year old self eyes go wide and mouth drop. I want Star Wars VII to bring back my sheer love and utter awe of Star Wars. I want my villains British and my scoundrels with a heart of gold. I want to go back and be transported to a long time ago, in the galaxy far, far away, and meet my 7 year old self again and we have the time of our lives. 

I just want my childhood back for a couple of hours.

Now you kids get off my lawn!

You're not going to get it because you're not 7 anymore.

Today's seven year old may get that, but you won't.


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thejeff wrote:
Today's seven year old may get that, but you won't.

Fallen to the Dark Side, have you.

Pass this test, you can.

Remember your childhood, you must.

Get off my lawn, please do.

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The Jedi Master YODA wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Today's seven year old may get that, but you won't.

Fallen to the Dark Side, have you.

Pass this test, you can.

Remember your childhood, you must.

Get off my lawn, please do.

Hey question.

How did Mark Moreland's head taste?


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Strong in Pathfinder, Moreland is.

Lots of Dark calories, however, did his head comprise.

Yoda's weight, he must watch.

Miami South Beach, Yoda now calls home.

Good in speedos, Yoda must look.


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The Jedi Master YODA wrote:
Miami South Beach, Yoda now calls home.

To the lovely girls of spring break, around Master Yoda, a perimeter, create.

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Excuse me, but odds of this movie being better than Empire Strikes Back are 19,375 to one!!

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Lord Snow wrote:
Excuse me, but odds of this movie being better than Empire Strikes Back are 19,375 to one!!

I know.

Oh wait! That's the the response for "I love you."

I meant ...

Never tell me the odds.

Carry on.


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Threepio, do not get my hopes up!

If I walk into a movie theater expecting the film to suck, I might be pleasantly surprised. But if I expect it to be awesome and it's not, sigh, then we're gonna cry like it's nineteen ninety-nine.


Best.
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I'll just walk in expecting it to be The Phantom Menace all over again. That way, I can only be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

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Well, the title could have been dumber I guess...

Hopefully it will reawaken something in me. Something that died when it heard those three words. Three horrible, terrible words.

"Mesa Jar-Jar Binks".

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Well Anthony Daniels I think is the only actor to be in every Star Wars movie. So He does have perspective of being there for pretty much all of it.


A good point.


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I kind of have reached that point where I don't really care that much about the new star wars movies. Like...I don't think they will be a trainwreck, nor do I think they will be the best thing ever, but my whole attitude is kind of blah.

Part of it is, admittably, nothing I have heard so far really seems that interesting. Most of my friends agree with me in that we would rather see new characters, threats, and plots. It just feels like the next movie will be Star Wars: The Nostalgia edition. If I want nostalgia, I will watch the original trilogy.


Hama wrote:
Well, the title could have been dumber I guess...

Well, when you stop and think about it, 'The Empire Strikes Back' was a pretty lame title as well. We only think it is awesome because it is difficult to separate the lame title from the incredible movie associated with it.


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Part of it is, admittably, nothing I have heard so far really seems that interesting. Most of my friends agree with me in that we would rather see new characters, threats, and plots. It just feels like the next movie will be Star Wars: The Nostalgia edition. If I want nostalgia, I will watch the original trilogy.

That's a lot to expect from J.J. Abrams. After all, he created his own alternate Star Trek universe where he could ignore all canon from the various series and all the other movies, enabling him to do just about whatever he wanted, and then gave us...a rehash of Khan.

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And instead of using the Thrawn trilogy, and digitally de-ageing the stars, he chose to disregard 30+ years of extended universe. Nice job. JJ. You putz.


Hama wrote:
And instead of using the Thrawn trilogy, and digitally de-ageing the stars, he chose to disregard 30+ years of extended universe. Nice job. JJ. You putz.

sorry, but the thrawn trilogy isn't going to be made, at least not by him. For the same reasons we aren't going to see an x wing TV series or anything else that's already been in print - it's already been done and there's no money in it, especially for Disney. You have a problem with no thrawn movies, new jedi academy TV series or any other the literal HUNDREDS of things that could have been done in the past 30 years, talk to lucas.


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Hama wrote:
And instead of using the Thrawn trilogy, and digitally de-ageing the stars, he chose to disregard 30+ years of extended universe. Nice job. JJ. You putz.

Best move he could have made. Unequivocally. Cleared the slate as much as possible.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Hama wrote:
And instead of using the Thrawn trilogy, and digitally de-ageing the stars, he chose to disregard 30+ years of extended universe. Nice job. JJ. You putz.
sorry, but the thrawn trilogy isn't going to be made, at least not by him. For the same reasons we aren't going to see an x wing TV series or anything else that's already been in print - it's already been done and there's no money in it, especially for Disney. You have a problem with no thrawn movies, new jedi academy TV series or any other the literal HUNDREDS of things that could have been done in the past 30 years, talk to lucas.

Sigh, just imagine the awesomeness.

Bill Dunn wrote:
Best move he could have made. Unequivocally. Cleared the slate as much as possible.

And spit in the faces of the entire collective trust of minds who contributed to the EU for almost as long as he was alive. Yay.

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I agree, clearing the slate is the way to go.

Not that I really care. Star Wars is one of the most overrated media franchises of all time. Especially given that there are more bad movies than good.


Hama wrote:
And spit in the faces of the entire collective trust of minds who contributed to the EU for almost as long as he was alive. Yay.

Considering that Lucas himself contradicted much of the EU when he did the prequels there is already precedence.

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Frankly, I'm sort of okay with not having movies made out of the books, given the collective amount of junk that comes out of books-made-into-movies nine times out of ten.

That also probably has something to do with the fact that I maybe see two or three movies in an entire year, if that.


As long as there's still a TIE Defender, I'm good with it.


Freehold DM wrote:
That's quite a claim...

Indeed.


Hama wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Hama wrote:
And instead of using the Thrawn trilogy, and digitally de-ageing the stars, he chose to disregard 30+ years of extended universe. Nice job. JJ. You putz.
sorry, but the thrawn trilogy isn't going to be made, at least not by him. For the same reasons we aren't going to see an x wing TV series or anything else that's already been in print - it's already been done and there's no money in it, especially for Disney. You have a problem with no thrawn movies, new jedi academy TV series or any other the literal HUNDREDS of things that could have been done in the past 30 years, talk to lucas.

Sigh, just imagine the awesomeness.

Bill Dunn wrote:
Best move he could have made. Unequivocally. Cleared the slate as much as possible.
And spit in the faces of the entire collective trust of minds who contributed to the EU for almost as long as he was alive. Yay.

Sounds like you're blaming Abrams for Lucas' bad decision making.

Once Disney buys your property, the slate is officially clean. Everything that has come before will be saved(good luck getting a physical copy of it if Disney puts it in the "vault"), but the IP will be handed to whomever they wish and they will move forward, not backward. You have a problem? Kick the mouse in the overalls or write Lucas an angry letter.


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Yeah I can't fault Star Wars for doing that, since keeping all the canon effectively straight jackets any storyline they want to run for next hundred years on from the original trilogy. And most of the movie going public probably doesn't care about the EU.

On the other hand, that would actually force Disney and Abrams to actually pursue an entirely new story, and not making us sit through Star Wars: the retirement years, while waiting for the new characters to take over.


Someone said that the Star Wars fans are among the most devoted of all the fandoms. They got the awesome episode IV and V, they got KOTOR, they got the Thrawn trilogy, and they got The Force Unleashed. The rest has been... less than spectacular. On these, they have subsisted for time out of sodding mind...

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