A Star is Reborn: 10 Suggestions for the New Star Wars Movies

With Disney preparing to re-launch the 'Star Wars' franchise, TIME offers some helpful suggestions to the filmmakers

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TrajanSaldana
TrajanSaldana

so long as the Mouse ears dominate i'm doubtful of the outcome

StephenR.Stapleton
StephenR.Stapleton

Frankly, I could do without the now nearly obligatory music montage sequence where all the main figures look off into the distance, or at each, or at some important object while the song the producers want to flack for iTunes sales plays in the background. I stopped watch <i>Grey's Anatomy </i>because at 15 minutes to the end of episode is this crappy music sequence that does absolutely nothing to advance the plot, but promos some singer of the week. The last Twilight movie -- I saw it on Saturday night -- is about half movie and half music montages. They make for very   s l  o   w        m    o     v      i    e    s. 

The "Han Solo Looking at Two Suns" scene you featured comes perilously close to such montages. Even the great John Williams can't really maintain interest for more than about 15 seconds with such nonsense. After15 seconds, the movie needs to advance. 

Darksider
Darksider

So, Mr. Kim, your general idea is to exactly copy the original three films, right down to creating more Han and Lando characters, and have no children in a movie where the target audience is 12 year old kids? And Galactic Politics of The Phantom Menance was too much for you?

sidgarza
sidgarza

@Darksider So you criticize the author by thinking the movie is catering towards 12 year olds and right after bring up the presence of galactic politics(which was clearly Lucas's way of making the prequels more mature).

Me2
Me2

This writer does understand Star Wars. John Williams is essential.  More humor, more scoundrels, fewer Midichlorians and less emphasis on galactic politics?  Sounds good to me.

BryanJ
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Yes, let's hope that the writer and director are true fans who understand the movies...unlike this writer, who puts down everything about the movies that makes them Star Wars.  LOL

DavidisALLright
DavidisALLright

@BryanJ Wait...Did you read the article? Let's face it: The prequels divided the fans. It made money but it doesn't have the appeal that the original ones have. And it's been more than a decade since Episode 1 so the mix feelings hasn't changed.

Not saying that you shouldn't like them but the writer is reenforcing what made the original three enduring. The prequels polarized the fans, including me. I don't hate them but there was a dip in quality and it's not because of a generational thing.