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

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Darth Daigo, Sep 12, 2017.

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How do you feel about JJ directing IX?

  1. Great!

    78 vote(s)
    60.9%
  2. Meh ...

    33 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Nooo!!!

    17 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Jedi77-83

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    I'm starting to hate many of our fellow SW fans these days as they honestly don't know what they want for the movies.

    They complained the PT was not enough like the OT (lacked a Han Solo type character for example). Then they whine TFA is too much like the OT, (specifically ANH). I guarantee those same ones will whine about TLJ as Rian Johnson has a style unlike any previous SW director.

    I have no problem with fans that don't like certain SW movies because everything is objective. What annoys me is the fans who just don't like anything anymore (yet are the loudest among all fans) as maybe they need to move on from this franchise.
     
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    I think hate is too harsh of word but I agree with everything else mentioned. I've been trying to articulate this for the longest time. I even created a thread about it. Are you a fan or fanatic? Why do you consider yourself a SW fan? The reason this bothered me a bit is because my friends I grew up with like Star Wars and after the prequels they would never consider themselves fans. They appreciate my love for SW and know I'm a devout fan nonetheless; I wondered what makes some fans still fans if they dislike some of the films so much. Some fans no matter what is produced have a problem which can be confusing, for example, if its too much like the OT or too different. If you are so displeased why are you such a fan? Just a friendly question. Its not my place to say if you are really a fan or not. Films are subjective.
     
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    You're right that hate is a bit harsh, but maybe annoyed is a better word. My whole thing is how many times will they be let down until they realize SW isn't for them anymore? Since the OT, we've had the PT, R1, TFA and eventually the complete ST. That's a lot of movies since ROTJ!

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 5 times?
     
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    I think John Campea said it best. He used a sports analogy. Paraphrasing, if you are a fan of a team and you don't like whats going on you must voice your opinion so change can be made. if you blindly accept everything you aren't a good fan. You should want the best for your team. So in terms of Star Wars, as fan if you dislike a film you must voice your opinion, doesn't necessarily mean you are not a fan.
     
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    I see this petition and raise you "The People vs George Lucas" and the quote "George Lucas raped my childhood".

    Just a bunch of whiny "fans" who believe they are owed something more than countless years of joy. What a bunch of losers.
     
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    But the question should be asked: Are these TFA haters in the minority? If so, why should KK listen to them in the first place?

    Most friends I know enjoyed TFA (ranging from like to love), most fans on this website enjoyed it. The movie made a billion dollars domestically and Rey, Finn, BB8 and Ren seemed to connect with the fans. Why is there a petition to get rid of JJ?

    Campea's analogy would be correct when a football team goes 3-13 and you cancel your season tickets to make a statement. TFA was well received and there is just a loud minority that hates it, so I honestly don't know how much pull they have in their opinion at this point regarding the franchise?
     
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    I disagree the idea they are let down. My theory is that they feel an ownership over the franchise because there was such a huge break between ROTJ and the PT. In that time, these "fans" only had the original movies, books and their own imaginations with which to enjoy Star Wars. Then, the PT comes and it doesn't fit the movie they made in their head. Then they say George Lucas "raped" their childhood like the whiny brats they are. Then Lucasfilm gets sold and the EU goes away. They whine again. Disney raped their wallets by invalidating all of the stories they read. Then TFA comes out. And its not Heir to the Empire. And they cry, scream and Vhlor on forums from their shitty jobs. Instead of looking at themselves and wonder why it matters so damn much that the stories aren't the ones in their head? Why they can't just enjoy the ride? Then they go back to being the entitled losers they are.
     
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    If the "vocal minority" gets some of the valid critics heard it will at least result in a better Ep IX, I hope. I did enjoy TFA and still do, but it had it weaknesses, as has every SW movie to some extend. "These TFA haters" just dwell on the weak points so much that they can't enjoy the good parts (or even acknowledge that there might be some enjoyable parts) of the movie, as "TFA Lovers" might be blind for the weak spots.
     
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    Extremely disappointed. Extremely. I haven't liked a J.J. Abrams film since 2011's "SUPER 8". I'm so disappointed in Disney. I can only hope that Abrams will not repeat his mistakes of "THE FORCE AWAKENS".


    "THE FORCE AWAKENS" was not the only Abrams film that I found unoriginal. I thought "SUPER 8" seemed liked a remake of a "STAR TREK VOYAGER" episode called "Prey" . . . with a touch of "E.T." thrown in there. And I liked the 2011 movie. I don't know what the hell "STAR TREK" was. I'll give Abrams points for being original . . . but he seemed original with a lot of plot holes and bad writing. As for "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" . . . oh God! I'm still shaking my head at that last 30 minutes that featured a remake of "STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN". I cannot blame Kathleen Kennedy or the Disney suits for those films.
     
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    TFA = JJ and Kasdan writers

    Star Trek = Orsi and Kurtzmann writers

    Star Trek ID: Orsi, Kurtzmann and lindelof writers

    Super 8 = JJ writing

    So you're disappointed in JJ for IX because he wrote one movie, co-wrote another with a star wars legend and simply directed the writing of two other movies.
     
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    nope not disappointed at all. :)
     
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    Wow you must be very disappointed in George Lucas.
    Indiana Jones is just a knock off of Alan Quartermaine by HR Haggard.
    And Star Wars is a solid mix of concepts and ideas found in Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon.
     
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    I like JJ's direction and fast writing. I don't think IX will be a rip off of VI, because you can't replicate what has been done with TFA: it was a single shot, a nostalgia feast that had the purpose to remind the fans how good SW was in the past. Well... I'm positive JJ will find a way to not follow that way again.
     
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    Theres now a petition to have J.J. Abrahms fired from Episode IX.

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    "Star Wars fans abroad were upset with the result of J.J. Abrams' directing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Although not reflected in the box office sales, most fans agree that Abrams' vision for Episode VII resulted in a rehash of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. There was virtually no creativity, and no risks taken. Such complacency cannot be the trajectory of this sequel trilogy. More specifically, the metric for success in a Star Wars movie cannot be box office sales. Lucasfilm and Disney *need* to listen to fan criticism. Star Wars fans deserve better. They demand better.

    At the start of the new sequel trilogy, beginning with The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and Disney promised a new director for each movie to promote a fresh new vision on every installment. With the hiring of J.J. Abrams to direct the upcoming Episode IX, Lucasfilm and Disney have both reneged on this promise.

    Therefore, to prevent Star Wars Episode IX from becoming yet another rip off of the original trilogy (specifically, a rip off of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), and for the good of the Star Wars brand, we demand that Kathleen Kennedy remove J.J. Abrams as director of the upcoming Episode IX film.
    "

    https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-k...-j-abrams-as-director-of-star-wars-episode-ix
     
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    @SKB : the best jokes are the shortest. This was already posted, so could you please stop advertising for that stupîd petition thingy.

    Some (so--called) "fans" really don't know their places : the story does not belong to them. The Story belong to the Storyteller : nobody is forced to like it, or listen till the end. But you don't get to step on stage and tell the story in their place.

    Trying to get JJ fired now is like going to see your favorite band live, jump on the stage just before the concert begin, and smash their instruments, just because you don't like the type/brand of instruments they are using. Stop promoting that kind of destructive behavior !

    JJ is a talented and tested director, and only a handful of directors have the potential and the interest to direct a better Episode IX, and all of them are already comited to other projects : you simply won't get a better deal, or at least not unless you postpone the movie by another year (and even then the result is all but guaranteed).

    So, it's time to put an end to those meaningless quarrels : in JJ we trust ... again.
     
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    ......hate leads 2 suffering!




    However......







    In EPIX......








    If we get a 1/2 finished SKB orbiting a forest moon i state that i will not b held responsible 4 my next action!
     
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    I was glad to hear this, that he's finishing the story that he started, but I'm also anxious.
    I don't know how much collaboration between RJ and JJ there was on the direction of TLJ, but I think it would be difficult for someone to finish something they helped create, but only after being handed to someone else.

    I guess since JJ intentionally left TFA ambiguous and probably wasn't dead-set on a certain back-story in mind it shouldn't be much of an issue.
     
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    JJ made TFA familiar on purpose to reboot interest.There was enough in it to be original as well. That doesn't mean IX will be unoriginal. TFA was done well, and it was a smart idea. Like coming back to comfort food. I have a feeling TLJ will knock our socks off, and IX will as well.
     
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    I feel that Kathleen Kennedy made the right call asking J.J to return. He already knows the plot of The Last Jedi and will know where to take it from there.
     
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