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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 04:28 PM »
Hmmm...

Yes, yes I am ready.  And I'm ready to go into them with just an open mind and either enjoy or not, based on them by themselves, and not let them impact how I feel about the OT, or PT, or any other T.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 07:03 PM »
Awesome.  The only bumer is that I'm going to be out like $200 in Star Wars movie tickets over the next five years.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 08:48 PM »
I'm ready.  Like Jesse, I'm ready to just take them in an enjoy them (or not).  That's one thing I really took away from the initial announcement back during the Disney news breaking is that new Star Wars movies might go on and on, and outlive all of us now.  It will become such a larger franchise, and everyone will have their favorites - much like Bond, Trek, Marvel, etc.  I know, most likely, the OT will always be "my" Star Wars - no matter how much I may or may not enjoy what is coming up.  I'm looking forward to it all personally.  More Star Wars (and new Star Wars) on the big screen?  Yes please.  It really sounds like they want a Marvel-ish approach with this, where they can have a big tentpole movie every year with the SW brand now.

I have to admit, I also thought about it from the collecting prospective too.  It could really change the way things are run going forward, starting in 2015 at least.  If we're getting a new movie each year, the line could conceivably rebrand each year to tie in with the movie, or maybe they'll have one "Saga" collection and one focusing on the new stuff.  It is difficult to say, and will Hasbro even be the producer for everything?  We'll see.  I know I'll most likely be buying some of it, and if I get into it big, space is really going to start becoming a concern.  I can't imagine what completists are thinking, I think I'd be crying thinking of trying to grab everything from a constant stream of movie lines until....forever :).  Anyways, it is exciting news either way.

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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Bring it!   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 09:29 PM »
I got a couple local buddies with 4 and 5 year old boys...  I envy them.  It's good timing.

I think that's the guys who should be most excited are the ones with lil kids.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 11:10 PM »
So, Disney decides to kill all other SW related entertainment for the 2-3 years to drum up some hunger for the new movies, but then all concern about manufacturing anticipation goes out the window and they're ready to crank em out relentlessly like a new line of cars each year?

Don't get me wrong, I love having new SW movies coming with some regularity, I just don't see how stuff like 1313 and the Clone Wars show were really going to mute the impact of the ST as far as a pop culture phenomemon. They should have left that stuff alone or better yet used it as a platform to set the stage for the next stories.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 11:37 PM »
I think that's the guys who should be most excited are the ones with lil kids.

Count my family in.  My boys are 8 & 9 and cannot wait for the new movies.  They are about as excited as I am...   ;)
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 04:12 AM »
I think CW basically got canned so the same people could be moved to a new project...  more or less...  Filoni is already reportedly on the next animated project, so I'd guess that's partly why Clone Wars was sort of wrapped up as best it could be.

1313 I think may very well happen.  I think rumors of its total demise are overstated...  It may not be any good but I think it might still yet come out just a little later while it goes through the rumored changes.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 12:11 PM »
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 12:36 AM »
I got a couple local buddies with 4 and 5 year old boys...  I envy them.  It's good timing.

I think that's the guys who should be most excited are the ones with lil kids.

I have mixed feelings about this.  The part that thinks it's great is in line with you Jesse...my Son will be old enough to go to these movies and I'll be able to take my son to see Star Wars in the theater.

On the otherhand, I'm afraid that oo many people are going to have their hands on these, I wasn't fond of GL just surrounding himself with yes men, but too may people having input might be just as detrimental.  Also, with so much coming out, it might actually be too much.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 04:44 PM »
what exactly is a standalone film?

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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 08:37 PM »
what exactly is a standalone film?

i was figuring it is basically a movie following one of the characters we know (rumoured Han or Boba or Yoda) and putting them into an all new storyline, completely unrelated to anything in prior films or the future trilogy. Also having an all new cast of new supporting characters.

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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 11:30 PM »
what exactly is a standalone film?

i was figuring it is basically a movie following one of the characters we know (rumoured Han or Boba or Yoda) and putting them into an all new storyline, completely unrelated to anything in prior films or the future trilogy. Also having an all new cast of new supporting characters.

I don't know if it needs to have all those constraints.  I think its simply planned as one-and-done instead of having sequels.  Star Wars movies have always been grouped as trilogies, so the stand-alones can act as a complete story on their own, really focusing on any aspect of Star Wars.
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Re: Are you ready for yearly Star Wars films?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 09:18 AM »
I'm looking at them as side quests. The places in a game were you have to go retrieve a object from a dungeon to give to a town person in order to get a better sword.
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