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Why is Hollywood crankin' out lame Star Wars movies?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Low8, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Bolded and upsized for emphasis - this has been Star Wars' bread and butter since day 1 when Lucas got shafted on the royalties in the original contract. That's why there were so many animals and new characters in this one in particular.
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  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Which explains the Ewoks.

    Nothing else does.
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  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    In answer to the original question: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Any other pertinent questions? ;)
  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I just looked at Toys R Us website.

    They have 750 Star Wars SKUs.
  5. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    -As a kid i used to collect Star Wars SKUs
  6. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    The money is just a convenient by product of the brainwashing process. They’d still do it if it made no money at all, because it’s necessary to control what we think.

    Those powers don’t need our money (they already hold the lion’s share), that’s just lubrication to keep their minions happy without personal investment.
  7. That's what happens when Walt dies and a board of directors takes over.

    Same thing happened to Wal Mart. Used to be you could count on anything sold there being of good quality (for the price), but 20 years ago, it started to sell whatever the highest profit crap was.
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I haven't seen the latest one, but I have liked each one I watched. I like the graphics and visual effects. They always seemed ahead of their time.
    The amount of effort spent creating those universes/worlds always drew me in like I was part of it.
    The first three released are a huge part of my childhood, so I will never forget those.

  9. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    SKUs was OK, but certainly no R2D2 or C3PO.
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  10. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
    Alabama !! Roll Tide
    Real easy,,, see all the star war toys being sold ??
  11. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Strange then, that none of the 20 richest people in the world own a movie studio. Forbes 2017: World's top 20 billionaires
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I liked Rogue one and "The Last Jedi". The characters are interesting and I am enjoying the story. I don't think they are "lame" at all.
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  13. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Ya gotta love someone who will find a conspiracy in anything. I watch the trash men closely, I'm sure they're inventorying my yogurt cups.

    And I enjoy all the Star Wars movies. Suspension of disbelief isn't that difficult to achieve.
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  15. ghostinthemach

    ghostinthemach Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Brea CA
    Don’t shoot me. I’m just the messenger.
  16. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Who? The people in charge of the studios, who apparently DON'T control the lion's share of the world's riches? 'Cause most of them answer to corporate parents with diverse businesses that would cut loose a division that isn't making money in a heartbeat.
  17. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long story short, Disney doesn't understand what makes Star Wars special. Somewhat surprisingly, neither does/did George Lucas. The original Star Wars was saved in editing, and the original trilogy was successful largely because Lucas was surrounded by smart, talented people who didn't allow him to do what he wanted.

    On another note...

    Check out Red Letter Media's reviews of the prequel trilogy on YouTube. Their breakdown and synopsis of those films are fantastic for anyone even remotely interested in the development, production, and execution of those movies.
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  18. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well

    Lucas was 99% in charge of 4-1-2-3. He wrote & directed them! He probably contributed 60-80% to 5-6. At a minimum he personally approved every scene in them.

    Then he personally ordered really dumb changes to later video editions of 4.

    Disney understands Star Wars. But they have to please their shareholders as well as the fans. ROI. Those two objectives don’t always go together.

    If I watch A New Hope now (original theatrical release), it doesn’t have the same magic for me as it did in 1977. What’s changed? The movie? Or me?
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
  19. I am going to have to strongly disagree with the OP. I think the last three films were quite good, especially Rogue One.
    I think Disney has done a fine job overall with the franchise, but I will admit I am a big Disney fan in general. I find it a bit funny and entertaining how butt hurt some people get over the direction Disney has taken with the films. They take it so personal.
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  20. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    I bet they make up the numbers. No one is watching this crap. It's terrible.

    Now the original three were huge! There was no doubt about those numbers. Now? I think they make crap up and people just believe it.
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