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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Do you think Disney overpaid?

(IIRC it said roughly half of $4 billion, with some sale of stocks or some such).
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:35 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:Do you think Disney overpaid?

(IIRC it said roughly half of $4 billion, with some sale of stocks or some such).


I honestly don't know. What's the going rate for trademarks and tradenames of famous characters? I suspect licensing revenue will be tremendous, with or without the new Star Wars movies. Plus you have the Indiana Jones franchise and some other things in there. But $4 billion seems like a lot.
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Doc_Brown on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:53 pm

You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby tkr4lf on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:00 pm

I can't wait to see the gems that the new Star Wars movies are going to be.

Wonder how they're going to handle all the Expanded Universe stuff? Is that just going to be declared non-canon now? I mean, everything past Return of the Jedi has already been covered...
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby muy_thaiguy on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:26 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
Baron Von PWN wrote:I dunno if it's been ripped out of lucas' clutches it might be ok. My understanding was that part of the rason the last 3 were so bad was lucas wasn't as limited as he was with the first three. With money and power he was able to make as much a hash of it as he liked.


That's a great way to market Star Wars 7

Star War 7: Now with Less Lucas!

Well, there are these things to consider;

Original trilogy-Good acting, horrible special effects, no Jar Jar, had Ewoks, had Chewbacca.

New Trilogy-Good special effects, horrible acting, had Jar Jar for 2 movies, no Ewoks, no Chewie. Oh, and whiney future Darth Vader.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:28 pm

Sneak Peak of the new Chewbacca!

RAWRRRRR!

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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:29 pm

Doc_Brown wrote:You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!





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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Mr_Adams on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:31 pm

Doc_Brown wrote:You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!


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GOOD NEWS?

Postby Nobunaga on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:14 am

... George Lucas has sold Star Wars rights to Disney, which plans an Episode 8 in 2015.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney- ... s-creator/

... I'd rather it were Miramax or similar... but it would be hard to do worse than Lucas' last three attempts.

...
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:02 am

I won't see the film in movie theatres probably, but if it ever gets on Netflix, I'd probably watch it.


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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:30 am

Phatscotty wrote:Sneak Peak of the new Chewbacca!

RAWRRRRR!

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Heh...that's awesome!
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Re: GOOD NEWS?

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:38 pm

wait, what happened to Episode 7?

Also this sounds like an awful idea. Lucas is trying his hardest to ruin the original 3.
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Re: GOOD NEWS?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:13 pm

Army of GOD wrote:wait, what happened to Episode 7?

Also this sounds like an awful idea. Lucas is trying his hardest to ruin the original 3.


Maybe if Episode 7 reallly realallllly sucks, then Episode 1-3 will become relatively better.

I suspect movie manipulation here.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:25 pm

One of the best arguments against calling yourself a Star Wars fan I've ever seen has to be the franchise. Most Star Wars fans like Episode 4 and 5, and think Return of the Jedi was good, but a bit disappointing. Then, they generally write off the new movies and the animated Clone Wars.

So, if you only really like 2 of the 7 Star Wars movies, it's tough to really call yourself a fan.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:22 pm

Symmetry wrote:One of the best arguments against calling yourself a Star Wars fan I've ever seen has to be the franchise. Most Star Wars fans like Episode 4 and 5, and think Return of the Jedi was good, but a bit disappointing. Then, they generally write off the new movies and the animated Clone Wars.

So, if you only really like 2 of the 7 Star Wars movies, it's tough to really call yourself a fan.


Can I call myself a Matrix fan despite loathing 2 out of the 3 movies?
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Nobunaga on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:43 pm

... Lucas remains as "creative consultant" .....

... That's not good.

... Who wrote and directed Hell-Raiser? That would be a good movie if they did Star Wars 7.

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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:44 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:One of the best arguments against calling yourself a Star Wars fan I've ever seen has to be the franchise. Most Star Wars fans like Episode 4 and 5, and think Return of the Jedi was good, but a bit disappointing. Then, they generally write off the new movies and the animated Clone Wars.

So, if you only really like 2 of the 7 Star Wars movies, it's tough to really call yourself a fan.


Can I call myself a Matrix fan despite loathing 2 out of the 3 movies?


Not really, unfortunately. You just like the Matrix.

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Have that as compensation.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:47 pm

I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:28 pm

Army of GOD wrote:I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.


So you like a movie, big whoop.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:33 pm

If I enjoy half of a band's albums, am I a 50% fan? Or not a fan at all? Or am I fan?

... Or am I fan?
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:34 pm

Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.


So you like a movie, big whoop.


So you like a series, bigger whoop?
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:39 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.


So you like a movie, big whoop.


So you like a series, bigger whoop?


I don't like the Matrix series, or the Star Wars series. Whoopsie doo.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:40 pm

Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.


So you like a movie, big whoop.


So you like a series, bigger whoop?


I don't like the Matrix series, or the Star Wars series. Whoopsie doo.


Generic, impersonal "you", not Symmetry "you"
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:45 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:I've already read all xckds so the JOKES ON YOU

also, I think what I'm getting at is that I'm a The Matrix fan but not a The Matrix Series fan.


So you like a movie, big whoop.


So you like a series, bigger whoop?


I don't like the Matrix series, or the Star Wars series. Whoopsie doo.


Generic, impersonal "you", not Symmetry "you"


Fair enough, may as well leave a link to the red letter review of episode one on the off chance someone has been unfortunate enough not to see it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

Yeah, I could have done a proper link, or a youtube thingy, but I think we're all burned out on Star Wars. I can't be bothered.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:51 pm

I've read some of the expanded universe books. I like Zahn's the best, but I wonder if Thrawn and C'Bouth and the rest would work in a movie. I feel like the story is not movie-esque enough. And the other novels just weren't that good.

The universe is rich enough or can be rich enough for additional stories. I would like to see that.
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