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TDHeysus 04-30-2014 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by gkIrish (Post 1269854)
Speaking of Boba Fett---why is there such an obsession with him by fans? I've always been "meh" about his character because he really doesn't do much.

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Originally Posted by greyhammer90 (Post 1269879)
mask + jetpack + "he's no good to me dead" + badass ship + bounty hunter + bad guy = little kid idolization

Boba Fett was pretty much a phenomanon from the very start; when his charactar was originally offered, you could only get him by mailing in 'Kenner proofs of purchase'. I can remember as kid that he was a 'must-have' figure. Originally they were going to have his rocket shoot from his backpack, but there was a problem with a battlestar gallactica figure around that time where I believe a kid was injured. If I understand correctly, there were only a few prototypes of Boba Fett that were made with the 'firing' rocket launcher, and those prototypes are currently worth BIG BIG money.

In episodes 5 and 6 he had only a very small part (Empire Strikes Back); and was killed early on in Return of the Jedi (getting thrown into the Sarlacc pit). But later in the prequels he had a larger part and it was revealed that he was cloned to make all of the Clone Troopers.


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greyhammer90 04-30-2014 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Cackalacky (Post 1269894)

I forgot about that. When Darth Vader is like "dude chill out on the evil things for the moment" you know you've got a badass.

GATTACA! 04-30-2014 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Huntr (Post 1269862)
Although I had seen episodes here and there over the years, I'm just now checking out the whole series of The Clone Wars on Netlfix w/my daughter. About half way through S1, they really got rollin and we are enjoying it immensely. It's not perfect, but much better than Ep1-3.

If Ep7 gets story and direction like these, I'd be satisfied. Not real confident w/Lens Flare at the helm, tho'.

I love JJ and think he will do a fantastic job with the franchise. He made star trek cool......Star Trek! Imagine what he will do with the franchise that he grew up loving? All the lens flare bashing is over the top IMO. People make a big deal out of little things when there isnt anything else to criticize.

greyhammer90 04-30-2014 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by GATTACA! (Post 1269907)
I love JJ and think he will do a fantastic job with the franchise. He made star trek cool......Star Trek! Imagine what he will do with the franchise that he grew up loving? All the lens flare bashing is over the top IMO. People make a big deal out of little things when there isnt anything else to criticize.

He made Star Trek into a dumbed down action movie. Star Trek was never supposed to be cool, its science fiction not science fantasy.

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wizards8507 04-30-2014 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by greyhammer90 (Post 1269910)
He made Star Trek into a dumbed down action movie. Star Trek was never supposed to be cool, its science fiction not science fantasy.

This. This so hard.

GATTACA! 04-30-2014 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by greyhammer90 (Post 1269910)
He made Star Trek into a dumbed down action movie. Star Trek was never supposed to be cool, its science fiction not science fantasy.

The two movies together made nearly 1/2 a billion. Science fiction or science fantasy thats a huge success that the mainstream public agrees with based on the box office results. JJ made the Trek films more like Star Wars films because thats what he loves and grew up on, so this seems like a perfect fit to me.

Also how about his casting? Out of this world.

Huntr 04-30-2014 01:41 PM

I think JJ Abrams is a no talent hack who didn't understand his source material for Star Trek. Those 2 are enjoyable enough, but they aren't Star Trek. Super 8 was basically his love letter to Steven Spielberg's vision of his own childhood and Cloverfield sucked, too. Dude never saw a played out trope he didn't like. But,hey, there's always Lost, which petered out or Felicity (!...not really) or the 2 MI movies he made. Actually, all those sucked, too.

The lens flare stuff is fun to dog pile on (because its true!), but I just think the guy makes movies like hes a 1st year film student with a big budget.


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