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Is the PT really all that bad?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by rvtv, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Jayson

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    Quite.
    Which is why, to me, it makes no sense to speak of ideas like tossing CW or SOLO into the main saga.
    They don't operate on this same narrative form - they're not supposed to. Their whole point is to be different from that saga and be something fresh and interesting.

    SOLO comes pretty close as it still operates on themes and moral narratives in a way that other side films like CW and RO don't (which was one of the reasons that I loved SOLO so much - not only was it a good romp; it actually adopted the SW saga form for the most part...which side films haven't done before), but it doesn't fit in the same narrative tangent. It's an entirely different parable than the one in the main saga, and it doesn't address the two-tier parable form that the saga does (which you noted as the social and personal and comes to us as ethical and moral; respectively).

    SOLO gives me hope, though, that once the main saga wraps up, that the unique form of the saga won't be lost forever; that it will continue on in some series afterward. It gives me hope because it showed me that they can do it in side films, and have some interest in it beyond the main saga.
    Here's to hoping!

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    I'd also say there's quite a bit of value in treating the spinoffs separately from the main saga.

    1. It helps the main saga films feel more special.

    2. It helps the spinoffs feel more fresh.

    3. It allows Star Wars to grow and expand into tons of different genres that probably wouldn't be as accessible if they were just trying to adhere to one type of storytelling- we've seen more of an emphasis with war movies and westerns with Solo and Rogue One, but imagine if some future films leaned hard into other genres like horror or comedy? The GFFA is huge, and I'd love to see it expand to its potential.
     
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    Mr Del Toro, Ms Kennedy on line one....
     
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    Tentacles!! Tentacles everywhere!!
     
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    Bor-Gullet but done RIGHT!

    My dream is still a GDT Star Wars monsterverse. Small stories about things like the rancor, wampa, Sarlaac...
     
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    For sure, I love Star Wars but they've been treating monsters like the edgy kid who thinks they like Lovecraft but are actually just into hentai.

    The tentacle stuff is fine and all, but what they represent- complex, incomprehensible beings beyond humanity's understanding or power- should be the focus. The Solo one probably came closest, with Bor being second in that at least he had a Lovecraftian effect on Bodhi.

    But, like, don't be afraid to make them a little scary. If anything, even with all the big tentacle monsters in Star Wars, probably the closest we've come to Lovecraft is whatever was in the Dagobah swamp. Sometimes, less is more.
     
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    Make it a dianoga trilogy and I'm sold.
     
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    GDT would correct that IMO.
    He loves monsters and what they represent.
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 7, 2019, Original Post Date: Mar 7, 2019 ---
    A GDT produced show similar to Tales from the Crypt about Star Wars monsters?
     
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    Hmmmm, 'TAILS from the Crypt'? I could get into that. Take my money and give me nightmares, Disney+
     
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    All three prequel movies were better than The Last Jedi.
     
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    Tails from Krayt?
     
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    I believe that the prequels are the best thing that has happened, they are great and I am happy that more people are appreciating them now.
     
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