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Whose idea was it to cut so much stuff out?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by odmichael, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. odmichael

    odmichael Rebel Official

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    Before anyone asks and throws me the dislikes, I absolutely loved the movie.

    One thing that became apparent however, was how rushed some scenes were. I really think an extra 15 - 30 minutes of film would have done this film a whole lot of justice.

    The end of the movie seemed wayyy too rushed after the climax. Characters also suffered. Captain Phasma was essentially removed completely from the film. I think there were plenty of scenes shot with her too. I think they tried too hard to make this for the average viewer and it backfired a little bit. Every scene had to be explained by the characters which seems like a way to speed things up rather than let the music and facial expressions pace the film.

    So I wonder if this was JJ, KK, Lucasfilm, Iger, etc. that decided upon the final cut.
     
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    I agree. While long films (Lord of the Rings) can feel overwhelming, I felt like there was far too much story going on and not enough was explained.
     
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    Probably it was a business decision to sell "special editions" or "revised versions" of the movie in the future.
     
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    I think primarily, it was based on wanting to keep it within a similar runtime to the rest of the saga.

    The real problem came from an over-ambitious plot, which came about when Disney was rushing the film into production
    That's why they let go of Michael Arndt, and brought JJ and Kasdan; Arndt wanted more time to complete the script than they wanted to allow.
     
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    Will all of you finally jump on my bandwagon of "BLAME DISNEY" ?
     
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    Well. We can't all blame George Lucas now, so I guess we have to get on that bandwagon! Haha.
     
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