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Colin Trevorrow Won't Direct Ep. IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by CaptainPhastastic, Jun 15, 2017.

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    I truly love Rogue One, even with its issues (which I don't feel are too numerous). It's a great Star Wars film, and I feel it will age well. Those reshoot rumors were blown well out of proportion. Certain plot points were altered or embellished. But we didn't really get a completely different film. I think Edwards (OR Tony Gilroy for that matter) would make an excellent choice for a future Star Wars film.
     
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    New script writer. The first domino to fall. Still standing by original take. He won't direct 9. They'll say "his duties on Jurassic World" were too great to do both at once, and he'll leave Ep. 9.
     
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    I think it's unlikely, but I wouldn't be mad, to be honest... If only the replacement would be good.

    Despite lots of hope it's hit after hit when it comes to Trevorrow for me. Didn't like JW at all -> hoped The Book of Henry will win me over -> The Book of Henry gets destroyed by critics -> hoped he will give his absolute 200% for Star Wars -> his IX script gets a rewrite by someone else...

    Fingers crossed, but I have very little room for positivity.
     
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    just finally watched Book of Henry.

    wow.

    the script is really really bad to begin with and i'm sorry to say Trevorrow did nothing to help it.
    bizarre unrelatable caricatures, strange melodramatic lighting, over-the-top score, and torturous pacing.
    Hurwitz wrote a story that might have worked as a comic book, but does not translate well to live-action at all.
    it's not so much that it's "unconventional"--just nothing in the movie is remotely believable--or made believable.
    all i can hope is that this was a passion project that just got away from him?

    none of this is to say he couldn't still make some magic with Star Wars, but yarks it's a bad film. : o (
     
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    He didn't write the script, though. But I do find the mess that the movie apparently is to be concerning - he could have asked for a rewrite.

    On that note, I've actually been more relieved that the script is getting rewritten. Jurassic World's biggest problems were in the script - which Derek Connolly, the guy who wrote the first draft of Episode IX, handled - not the direction.
     
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    Now I really want to watch it to see if it's as bad as everyone says haha
     
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    It isn't but we do kind of live in the age of "everything is the best/worst with no in between"

    It's not the worst movie of the year. And it wasn't even the worst movie of June tbh.

    It's not good. But it's clearly an experiment within a genre and it didn't work.
     
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    right ~ he didn't write the script (i said that), but a good director can salvage a weak script; i think trevorrow actually made this worse by not focusing on the principal character (the mother), and making terrible choices with the aesthetic. it's so schlocky and so amped up to 187 that it feels cartoonish at best. to be honest i was really hoping the only problem with the movie is that it's got a bad script, but that's just not the case.

    it's not the worst movie of the year and it does have its heart in the right place, but it really is bad filmmaking on so many levels.
    it took risks that it didn't capitalize on, squandered an interesting premise, shellacked it with melodrama, and wasted a lot of good actors.
     
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    I understand why the script sat unmade for 20 years.
     
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    i think they meant well, but it's definitely a fail.

    a lot of people hated Hurwitz's Batman comics, but i enjoyed them.
    i think he's an interesting writer, but this was not a good vehicle for him--or Trevorrow.
     
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    i wish they would throw a load of money @ rian johnson to continue straight into 9, even push the film back if he needs time. by now they have seen TLJ to be happy or not with it, looks like he's done some great stuff. i expect TLJ to be much more original and acclaimed than TFA...
     
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    This has to be the biggest "I TOLD YOU SO" in the universe. :D
     
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    You know who's responsible for trying to make Colin Trevorrow a thing in the first place? Spielberg. Therefore he should be the one to fix this mess. :D
     
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    Steven is busy with Indy 5 :D
     
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    Indy 5 isn't fully ready to film yet where IX is much further along and they can do what ron howard did with han solo
     
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    Not yet. ;)

    To be honest, I don't really care who they choose but please, make this person stay. I won't miss Colin (in fact, it seems like there is a lot of people who are quite happy about his departure from the project) but his replacement needs to be a director that can be trusted and won't screw up under a lot of pressure.
     
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    They can't do what they did with Han Solo because Episode IX hasn't even begun filming yet. And it's actually for the better that they're not hiring a director mid-production - if you've got a clear vision of what you want to do with a movie from the get-go, then that will make for a stronger movie than working to essentially remake/retool a movie during reshoots.
     
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    I meant by replacing colin with someone like ron howard.
     
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