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Has your imagination decreased?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by cassidy, Jul 14, 2019.

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Has your interest in the latest Star Wars films increased or decreased from TFA to TROS?

  1. Decreased. These movies are awful.

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  2. Increased. These movies are amazing.

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  1. cassidy

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    Just curious, from the point TFA was annouced, to the point TROS was announced, has your overall interest in the latest Star Wars films increased or decreased?
     
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    Increased. If TROS keep the same level of the other two this trilogy will be so fantastic like the OT. Remarkable.
     
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    I am confused, are you asking if my imagination or interest has increased/decreased? I can't imagine you are conflating them on purpose so if you are asking if my interest in the ST has changed then yes, it has dropped markedly, if you are asking if my imagination has changed then no, it remains the same.
     
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    Ditto ditto ditto
     
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    That first trailer for TFA was a thing of beauty, and I was truly hopeful for more new Star Wars films. After TFA though, my interest in Star Wars announcements has dwindled somewhat. I don't feel negative or positive about TROS. Mostly just neutral. Even so, I'm going to go see it. It's still worth my while to experience a Star Wars film in the theater. Though at this point, the story and characters are simply the means by which I get to see and hear the Millennium Falcon fly around space shooting TIE fighters with that wonderful soundtrack playing in the background. ;)
     
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    Definitely "increased". I'm lovin' this new era of STAR WARS. I was a grumpy curmudgeon during the prequels, and this rebirth has made me not only love the new movies, but revisit and learn to appreciate Episodes 1-3. Consumed by hate, I had been... right up until I saw the crashed Star Destroyer on Jakku. Then, like a like switch flicking on, I suddenly wanted to immerse myself in everything STAR WARS again, and actually started enjoying the prequels. TFA ignited a feeling of passionate fandom I hadn't felt since I was a kid in the late 70's / early 80's. And the new movies just kept delivering, for my personal taste. My Top Two STAR WARS flicks are of course the original 1977 movie (which I refuse to call A NEW HOPE) and EMPIRE STRIKES BACK... but my third and fourth faves are THE LAST JEDI and ROGUE ONE. So yeah, I'm pretty much as excited for RISE as I've been about any movie release during my adult life.
     
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    For the ST its definitely decreased, but the projects outside of the ST have kept my interest at an overall positive level; especially TCW 7 and The Mandalorian! I was hesitant about TFA but the trailers were so well done and "magical" that I couldn't help but get excited; but I ended up not liking it very much. Then came TLJ, which I hated upon my first viewing but have now settled on strongly disliking. However,outside of the ST I've pretty much loved everything. Rebels was fantastic, Rogue One was great, and Solo, while flawed, was very fun and deserves a sequel/continuation of some sort. I do find my interest in TROS increasing here lately though. I think as more news and stuff comes out I'll find myself getting more hyped for it, especially as discussions and speculations truly begin, and just from simply being a Star Wars fan.
     
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    The only thing that decreased for me is not the interest in Star Wars but overall desire to interact with the fandom, due its certain corners.

    Concerning films and all things Star Wars, after the prequels, my interest has definitely increased. Like some other people in this thread, I have learned to appreciate Lucas' intentions when it comes to the prequels, but my enjoyment in anything SW skyrocketed with this new era.
     
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    I know exactly what you're saying about the crashed Star Destroyer in The Force Awakens trailer. Seeing that image instantly got my imagination going faster than anything had in a long time. There was also a behind-the-scenes reel for TFA showing all of the practical sets they had built. I don't hate cgi or green screen. They definitely have their place in making movies great, but so do practical sets and creatures. Great effects, either cgi or practical, get my imagination flowing so I can get totally immersed in that world.

    I wasn't happy with the prequels. It even made me disinterested in The Clone Wars. I didn't like the direction Star Wars was going and it felt like that style was all there would be from then on. Fast forward to seeing the trailer for TFA and the behind-the-scenes reel I mentioned above and I was ecstatic. It even made me more forgiving of some things I didn't like about the prequels. I now see them as a unique product of their time, just as the Original Trilogy is. I've watched The Clone Wars entirely several times and absolutely love it.

    My advice to anyone not happy with the current movies would be to just wait. There will be new people with new ideas, some old ideas will return, and with everything they have planned and the amount of resources and interest, I'm sure there will be something for everyone. Maybe then when they look back on the Sequels, they will see them with a new appreciation as I have the prequels.

    I'm loving it all. I love all the continuity between the movies, animated series, novels, and comics. Every generation will put their own unique spin on that galaxy, and I love that idea. I can't wait t see as much of it as I can. It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan.
     
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    Guess....
     
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    Decreased. Not so much that TLJ was good or bad it's that TLJ made TROS very predictable.

    I'm 99% certain......

    Kylo dies. Rey lives. Hux dies. The Resistance/New Republic wins. FO loses. Finn lives. Poe lives. Leia rides off into the sunset.

    Had Luke lived it would of been less predictable.
     
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    If Luke had lived through TLJ he would have died in this movie. Everyone would have seen it coming. That is what made Luke’s death such a holy crap moment because nobody saw it coming in the second movie.

    Luke’s fate if he had lived in TLJ would have been quite predictable
     
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    Increased
     
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    I find myself having way more conversations about Star Wars in real life than before Disney took over. They're almost always positive. Even the few people who didn't like Solo or TFA or TLJ were mostly positive.

    It's only online that it's easy to find curmudgeons.
    Very wise bit of advice. I don't love all the Marvel films, but I realize they're trying to expand the audience and not everything is meant for me. Plus, we should be encouraging risk taking otherwise they'll be making trilogies about lost orphans forever.
     
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    Decreased. Nothing can match up to what you imagine, getting older plays a part in losing that vivid, imaginative spark as well and TLJ was the first Star wars film I've ever gone to the cinema to see and sat through annoyed and confused and walked out disappointed and deflated. The spin offs were also distinctly average.


    Now that I know it's possible not to enjoy a Star wars film that kills it a bit for me. For better or worse episodes 1-7 were all unique and epic experiences, seeing RO, TLJ and Solo were like seeing second tier marvel films. Mildy enjoyable but a bit boring and uninspired, very simplistic and run of the mill. Straight up box ticking action films with nothing to say. Just familiar tropes with a Star Wars skin, filler dialogue to mask a lack of character between action set pices. Yawn. Give me an imaginative and unique ROTS style hot mess over those boring cookie cutter films any day.

    I used to think about what could happen next a lot, as it could've gone literally anywhere after episode 7, they could've taken this story in so many creative directions but they went straight down the middle and I'm just not that bothered anymore. So kylo might be redeemed or Rey might start a new Jedi order.......okay, whatever
     
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    I enjoyed RO and I am very much looking forward to the TV series, for me it is just the ST that has lost me.
     
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    Decrease. Not because of TLJ, wasn't happy how TFA jump started the ST. I'm more excited for the would of been spin off movies and tv shows. I've already came to terms that we're 30 years too late for a proper ST anyways.
     
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    Too add 2 my earlier statement...

    If anybody deserves 2 "walk off in the sunset" it's Leia.
     
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    My imagination remains mostly the same. It's more structured from when I was a kid, but I think it's relatively flexible.

    In my world, the real world, there are expectations, actions and reactions. I expect SW to be the same, yet different, based on it's own laws and structure. Now I admit this is subjective in a world where ships zip across a galaxy in days or weeks, we have space wizards and planet destroying machines, not to mention aliens ect... but I feel there needs to be certain constants to immerse myself into the fantasy. It's okay to expand on that, but I think it should be well explained and likely the core of the story if there's a major shift.

    As for my interest, because I feel that's a wholly different question, it remains high in SW, but non existent in the ST and IX. I'm looking forward to what comes after... for me the next SW movie comes after the ST is over and I still enjoy what came before, especially the OT.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the original question comparing interest and imagination, but I'll give this a shot... My imagination for the ST has decreased somewhat since we now know what it's like. When Episode 7 was first announced, my imagination was all over the place with possibilities. What would the state of the galaxy be? Would we see any familiar planets, or would it all be new? How big a role would the old cast have? etc, etc. When cast announcements were made, my imagination jumped around again, trying to figure out who these new actors/actresses would be playing, which ones would become favorites, would they be related to the old cast, and so on.
    Now, of course, there's a lot less room for imagination because we're two thirds of the way through the trilogy.

    On the other hand, my interest is still high. So far, we've had two very enjoyable films. And I feel like TROS has the potential to make it all gel together even better, just as ROTJ and ROTS helped tie together the first two films in their respective trilogies.
     
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