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Yoda of the Whills

Discussion in 'General Stand-Alone Movie Discussion' started by Marc Camel, Sep 28, 2014.

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    I'll be honest and say I'm a bit skeptical in regards to a Yoda-centric film. For some reason I can't really see him being a main character... In all honesty the TCW episodes revolving around him were interesting but definitely not the most exciting for me. It would entirely depend on the approach though.

    On the flip side, I'm pretty much in favor of an Obi-Wan trilogy, provided McGregor is back in the role. He was excellent as the character, and I'm confident such films would be able to hold their own.
     
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    I'm really interested to see how far the style of these anthology movies stray from the main saga. To pull off Yoda on his own, I think you need to go with a very different tone for the film. Something more reserved, more philosophical, with much less action (not none, but less of an emphasis). If LF isn't willing to commit to that big of a departure, than I'd rather not see it. But if they were ever willing to go someplace really strange and metaphysical with it, I think it could be really interesting.
     
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    Of they do an obi-wan trilogy, do you think they will be inserted between the release of 9-12 or stick to the spin off slots? It'd be a bit weird to have 2 trilogies running concurrently.
     
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    Interesting thought. I had always assumed it would be a single spin-off (as the rumor has always been) and not a trilogy until this new rumor came out, so I never gave too much thought as to the timing of release. It would be a bit odd to have two trilogies running at the same time... though in the same sense, it'll be weird to have a new unrelated Star Wars movie in-between each of the ST movies.

    Frankly I'm not sure which release schedule Disney would go for. They're being rather ambitious with the future so far, I suppose it might depend on how well the ST and the spin-offs inserted into the 'off' years do.
     
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    I feel likeDisney may see the need for a breather between ST's to separate the stories. That's why I lean towards a Obi Wan trilogy for 6 years or so before returning to the ST characters in their 30's without the OT cast. Basically what we all hoped for post RotJ but never got. If they do two trilogies back to back with Rey and Finn and Poe, they will bleed together.
     
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    for me a Yoda movie doesn't need to focus too much on Yoda, but to find out more about his species would be interesting & since he has said: "trained jedi i have for 800 years" (i don't remeber the exact line) it would be more interesting to find out about his early padawans, than to find out about his family... If set in a mysterious environment like Dagobah I think it could be good
     
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    Dislike this post as much as you want but i got to say it, i would not pay money to see a Yoda movie.
     
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    That was how I originally approached it as well. The idea of a Yoda centric movie flies in the face of everything that makes his character great.

    BUT....under very specific and unorthodox circumstances I can see it working. A film based purely on the spirituality of the Jedi. All Yoda vision quests and philosophy and no light saber battles. But I'm not sure that the current regime has the guts to go for something as out there as I'd need for this to work for me.
     
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    exactly my thought, no lightsaberduels, no focus on Yoda's young life/family , but maybe focus on him training jedi & speaking so mysterious that we are left with more questionmarks then answers in the end of the movie, Yoda "rambling" on and going so deep into the mysteries of the force (without explaining) that fans will scratch their heads for years to come... :D :D :D
     
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    I'm not too keen on the idea of a Yoda film, but I suppose they might be able to make it work, depending on how they approach it.

    What about a Yoda a film that chronicles his adventures with his young padawan Dooku?

    Or perhaps an "Old Republic" film that takes place when Yoda is in his early 100's. (I think the Old Republic video games take place even further back, but I'm not sure).
     
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    I think it might be interesting to see Yoda as a teacher at the height of his powers in the days of the Republic. He needn't be the sole main character: we could witness him training and supporting an ensemble of characters on whom the story would also revolve. In the OT, Yoda is shown as a wise teacher in a time of deep darkness and turmoil, while in the PT, he is blind to a rising evil. The film that I have in mind takes the wise Yoda and places him in the context of the Republic before it started to stultify and set the stage for its own downfall. With the right supporting characters and the right story, we could then see something entirely new.
     
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    I think Yoda does not work as a movie protagonist -- for everyone person who thought his lightsaber duels were awesome there is another one who thought it was silly -- multiply those five minute set-pieces by 10 and will anyone be able to take the movie seriously? On the other hand, if he's just the philosopher-trainer of the OT, nothing much happens. I have no problem with the character being brought back in his role as mentor, but hearing those speech patterns and seeing that Tasmanian Devil-style action for two hours just does not hold any real appeal.
     
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