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Should we have more children-centric Star Wars live action films?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi, Jan 12, 2021.

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Should we have more children-centric Star Wars films?

  1. Yes, George Lucas made the franchise with kids in mind

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  2. No, having kids in Star Wars takes something away.

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  3. Never thought of it.

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. Not sure either way.

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    14.3%
  1. RoyleRancor

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    the replies to this remind me how dogmatic Star Wars is to some.
     
  2. Jayson

    Jayson Resident Lucasian

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    To be quite clear.
    Star Wars can do whatever it wants, just as any art may do.

    If I am asked what the artistic style of Lucas' Star Wars is, I will describe it.

    If I am asked whether something is or is not Star Wars or fits within it, I will give my opinion from the point of view as if someone just asked me what the range of Expressionist art is for a painting to still be classed as Expressionist.

    That doesn't mean Star Wars can only ever be Lucisian, but it does mean that Jasper John's has a different function and feel than a Monet and that one is Postmodern while the other Expressionism, and that likewise a Lucasian form is akin to asking what makes a Monet a Monet.

    Lucas is part of an artistic movement of the late 60's and early 70's called the New Hollywood movement in cinema art, and each artist brought to it their own style and form.

    Star Wars can do whatever it wants (and does).
    Whatever bears the name Star Wars is Star Wars.
    I answer for what made Lucas' Star Wars what it was; not what Star Wars must be.

    Additionally I answer with my opinions on the art of cinema as a craft beyond simply Lucasian style.

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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  3. Veronica

    Veronica Rebel General

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    I don't know when this quote takes place. But when I first heard it, especially in terms of the ST. I took it as it's a time to stop thinking and behaving like a child. And move into thinking and hence behaving like an adult/grown up.

    I know plenty of people who are physically adults yet who still think and behave like 16 year old teenagers or younger. Again touching on the ST, since so much of it is character and internally driven. I would not in general say that the films or that George intended his remarks that "SW is for 12 year olds" to mean something juvenile . But as something that helps to foster evolution and progress of the person.
     
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  4. MandoChip

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    No, Lucasfilm should just focus on good storytelling rather than pandering to a certain age group or demographic.
     
  5. Jaxxon

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    It's a no from me, dawg.

    Star Wars at its best is "for kids" in the sense that fairy tales are for kids: timeless, cross-generational, full of lessons for kids growing up but also for grown-ups who need to remember the simple truths of childhood.

    The best Star Wars films (that is, the OT) did this without having kids as the main characters. And it was arguably one of the biggest missteps of the prequel trilogy to make Anakin a child in TPM.
     
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