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[–] ProfKraken [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think we have similar concerns. I really don't mind diversity, in fact, I love the different perspective it can allow writers to explore, but that requires talent! When an unskilled writer tries to tackle diversity he often struggles with getting outside of his own experiences and so his characters all become reflections of his very limited world view. The writer's lack of cultural experience means that he can not write a realistically flawed character from target culture because as an outsider he does not understand the culture's values, so all he can do is base the character on the values of the writer's cultures and strip away the negatives.

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[–] Forba 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If anything is going to recapture the childhood feels, Disney's version of StarWars is not it.

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[–] ProfKraken [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're probably right about that.

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[–] Dashippy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not that psyched for them but it's not because I'm wary about what might happen with them. It's more that I refuse to get hyped for anything. I've been let down by things I've built up for myself too much to keep doing it. When I do watch the new Star Wars movies I'll do it with no real expectations so I'll be able to enjoy it easier.

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[–] ProfKraken [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I tried that with The Hobbit, and still got burned. 3 times. 3 damn times.

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[–] Moosh_Banger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well at the very least it has to be better than the abomination that was the Phantom Menace right?

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[–] ProfKraken [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hope so. But, you know, the Phantom Menace did have some pretty cool(if entirely misplaced) filler. The podracing segment was really cool, even if it was goofy as hell in context.

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[–] Moosh_Banger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember walking out of the theatre after watching that film in a state of shock, thinking to myself 'the fuckers have gone and killed the franchise'. Honestly there was nothing about that film I enjoyed.

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[–] RedSocks157 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I loved JJ's take on Star Trek, he cut out the boring shit and made a movie people other than basement dwellers actually wanted to see! The movies have always been more about the action anyway - leave the philosophy to the TV shows.

I think JJ will bring a unique style to it. I also think that scfi fans are fucking impossible to please, so no doubt someone will find some glaring flaw in the new movie and rake it over the fucking coals until JJ never directs again.

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[–] ProfKraken [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wow. I disagree with you on pretty much everything. That's actually pretty cool. I hope you enjoy the film.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree with about the seeming social justice angle, but I really enjoy JJ as a director. I assume you are one of the aforementioned trekkies who is terrified that the franchise had a good action film?