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Poll: How do you feel about JJ directing Episode IX?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' started by Darth Daigo, Sep 12, 2017.

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How do you feel about JJ directing IX?

  1. Great!

    60 vote(s)
    59.4%
  2. Meh ...

    27 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. Nooo!!!

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. RoyleRancor

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    This is why I think it should have just been a friggin castle! lol.
    No planet destroying beams, just a megaweapon of some other nature.

    The main plot is find Luke, awaken the force within Rey.

    "Stop the SKB" is actually just a plot device to get everyone together in one spot so: Finn has his heroes moment, Kylo and Han confront each other with Han's ultimate death, Rey and Kylo confront each other. Literally could have been anywhere but a Death Star surrogate.
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    I really want Kylo to survive and stay dark. To set up the next trilogy, the way at the end of 3 Anakin becomes Vader, maybe Kylo becomes Supreme Leader Ren or something.

    I think Rogue One is so plot heavy that you don't get the chance to truly love the characters, you just...like them. You get close with some but never really get over the edge with them.

    Whereas TFA, to me, is just all about getting to love and know these characters. It's what the movie is there for and why no major plot point has a conclusion.
     
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  2. Darth Wardawg

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    Lucas didn't have a road map when he did the original Star Wars film, contrary to all of his quotes after the film came out. There was no road map. Empire Strikes Back was the same and Return of the Jedi turned into an attempt to wrap up all of the storylines that were still hanging since Lucas' marriage was disintegrating (Leia was not Luke's twin until this point).

    Is he the best guy for the job? He's the best guy for the job right now. RJ probably wants/needs some time away (I can't blame him). Who else is there? Realistically speaking, and keeping in mind the problems they've had with directors? JJ will give you an enjoyable film and one which, in case Han Solo is not a home run, will probably return the shine to the franchise.
     
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  3. Grand Admiral Kraum

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    Over the moon, J.J. is an incredible director (though i'm not so sure about him writing) but I consider TFA to be the best directed blockbuster of all time. He's the perfect choice, and will bring this trilogy full circle.
     
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    He certainly understands the pressures involved and he knows how to deal with it. He also is good at directing actors and getting a performance out of them. I'm also pretty thrilled. I don't think there really was any other logical choice, considering the timeline LFL is up against and the track record of firing directors.
     
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    I'm such an optimist and love J.J. Abrams, that I'm actually excited to see if he can hit this one out of the park and bring this trilogy full circle.
     
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    i said this in another thread, but i can't think of anything J.J. has done that has had a decent pay off that has made any kind of sense, or has directed anything that had emotional weight to it.

    For me these are two key things we need in episode 9, and ive seen nothing from JJ that shows he is capable of delivering this.

    So im very disappointed.
     
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    Meehhhh.
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    Heh heh.

    Er, anyway... don't get me wrong. I love TFA, even though I share many of the same problems with it as others have stated. But, I'd rather give a new director a shot at Star Wars, then rehiring JJ. Him making TFA similar to ANH isn't really my problem, I'm really just disappointed in this decision. Like I've said, I don't want fans of any of the Star Wars movies to be alienated, but I don't want them to rely on the previous movies to make the new ones more likable. One thing's for sure though- no matter who's directing any of the Star Wars movies, none of 'em can be as bad as the movie I pictured above.
     
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    JJ gets along with KK so I hope he does a good job. I hope RJ's film steers him the right way. ST Into the Darkness was a complete rip off of The Wrath of Khan so I hope that he makes a fresh new film.
     
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    Do people know the difference between writing and directing? All of TFA's problems were with the writing.. but J.J. knocked it out of the park in terms of the execution of those ideas on film.

    I love J.J. but come on.. PLEASE bring back Michael and Rian for the script!
     
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    I feel like it's the best way to go. I feel good about him coming back. Unless Steven Spielberg is available...unless GL kidsnaps everyone and drops them off on Dagobah then JJ is the guy.
     
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    I'm cool with this decision and it makes a lot of sense. JJ is familiar with the product and did an overall good job with TFA. While there is a vocal minority that like to bash it, we must remember that TFA was well received among the general public and critics alike. I loved TFA (much more so than R1) and I have always disagreed with the ANH rehash complaints. As it has been stated a few times before, TFA was meant to reintroduce SW and that is why it has similarities to ANH and the OT in general. JJ is a smart guy and I am sure he is aware of some of the complaints about TFA and I'm confident that this will be factored in when writing IX similar to how EA paid attention to the criticism of Battlefront when designing Battlefront II. In the end I think we are going to get an entertaining conclusion to this trilogy which is what a majority of fans and moviegoers are going to want.
     
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    Well said!
     
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    JJ made a fan out of me. Im sure Rian will profound my love for SW in TLJ but I look forward to Abrams finishing....what he started :D Alpha&Omega baby...hope he goes crazy with it ;)

    #Spuffy #Bike :p
     
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    I think he is the worst possible choice they could realistically get (so no people like Uwe Boll, or Tommy Wiseau). Imo with him ep IX is pretty much guaranteed to be a medicore at best action flick. I think he dosen't really understand Star Wars. If I compare Rogue One and TFA just in their essence (themes and style), the differences are staggering. I think Gareth Edwards and co. understood Star Wars incomparably better. JJ is much more like a fanboy who tries to replicate Star Wars without actually understanding it.
     
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    Rogue one was a boring movie filled with charachters who's deaths touched nobody for more than 15 seconds...or wait...was there a re-release that was fixed?
     
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    And he answered the call without a hesitation.
     
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    "Boring" is I believe the vaguest criticism one can give to a movie. When you have no argument, just pull out the boring card and voilá.
    Also, I think there is more in the R1 characters than some people give credit for, but each to their own. I certainly like them better than Finn, Phasma, Maz, Hux or anyone in TFA that's not Rey or Kylo.
     
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    @Greywalker : Sorry, but I gotta chime in. Let's compare the main protagonists in RO that die - All of them, and the main protagonists in TFA that die - Han.

    I am a lifelong OT Han fan. My favourite character - I love me a bit of scoundrel. However, the deaths in RO touched me personally more than Hans death. I thought Stardust was great, a far more likeable character than she who cannot fail at anything and has knowledge beyond her experience. Sorry, I digress.

    But regarding the deaths of the main protagonists, I'm afraid you are comparing apples to oranges because they are fruit. Bear in mind we have 3 movies prior to TFA to relate and connect with Han, but only 1 film to get to know the heroes of RO. His death was handled and written poorly. His death should have affected me alot (I do cry at movies) but it didn't, at all. The death sequences in RO bring a lump to my throat.

    TFA was boring - fell asleep once in the cinema, and a few times at home. Never have I fallen asleep to RO.
    But really, because I fell asleep multiple times to TFA, does that mean it's boring in the scheme of things. Probably not. And the same applies for RO.

    We all have opinions.
    And it's all good to do so. There is no right or wrong in personal taste. Different strokes and all that. ;)

    EDIT: But to stay on topic - Meh!
     
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    I didn't want to sound like condescending, and I don't think I did. You straight out declared Rogue One as a boring film, like it's some objective truth, while it's not. It's boring to you, but not to me. To me TFA was much more boring once they left Jakku.
    I'm going to be honest, the R1 deaths affected me much more. I felt that the R1 characters actually fought for a reason and died for a reason. They believed in a cause, they did everything they could possibly do to achieve it, and they were willing to die for it. I thought the Stardust symbolism throughout the film was a smart and well done idea.

    While Han's death didn't affect me the way it should have. The only thing I felt was lameness. While I think it was very well shot, it was so out of place, predictable and stupid. What if the stormtroopers who were behind him didn't just stay like it's some soap-opera, and shot him? I don't know, I think it was handled pretty badly.

    ??
     
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