October 30th, 2012, 02:55 PM #331
Not sure why people think this is a bad thing. Maybe I'm missing something, but haven't a lot of folks been practically begging Lucas to let someone else run that franchise? Or was the concern that now with Disney owning it they would do things like make Star Wars cereal and lunchboxes and cartoons and...oh wait. All I see is that now you'll have a company that has a proven track record of making some pretty quality films running the show.
October 30th, 2012, 02:57 PM #332
Wow, jaw-dropper for sure. But it sounds like good news to me. Getting ILM and Skywalker Sound is huge too.
October 30th, 2012, 03:15 PM #333
October 30th, 2012, 03:20 PM #334
I could give a **** about the relative quality of any future Star Wars projects. I stopped wanting "new" Star Wars stuff when I was about 10 years old. But that's just me...
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
My concern is that Disney is continuing it's track record of gobbling up every single successful property that exists.
In 20 years will there be anything else for kids to enjoy other than Disney owned properties? Obviously there will be and I'm being deliberately melodramatic but it's troublesome for me that Disney and Nickelodeon own such an oligopoly on children's entertainment. It's bad enough that kids are already branding sponges now you have all the things their folks loved involved too? Plus the amount of money Disney sinks into maintaining and extending Copyright and Trademark lengths....
October 30th, 2012, 03:24 PM #335
I think whatever was "sacred" about Star Wars, between the prequels, animated series, digitally enhanced versions, video games etc, is long gone. I don't really care, it doesn't anger me. If it looks good I'll watch it. Hopefully they try to actually do something with it and it isn't just two and a half hours of "Hey, isn't Star Wars awesome? Look they're in the same Mos Eisley cantina as Han and Luke were, and now they have statues of them outside!" and other dumb and bland revisits of areas from the original trilogy. That's probably what they'll do though.
October 30th, 2012, 04:09 PM #336
Yeah...I agree to a point with Doc, my concern is that when all the major properties emanate out of a single studio a)studio competition takes a hit and b)the lack of competetion leads to 'safe' results. Disney isn't known for challenging the norm and the larger and more corporate they get, the more homogenized the product will be. More Happy Meal movies and less adult fare. After Disneys self inflicted Jon Carter incident I really don't expect anything challenging to be initiated till they not only earn back every red cent that cost, but the projected earnings from it too. Is it good that Lucas has been removed from his boondoggle? Yeah, but the damage has been done. And Star Wars is a corporate brand name at this point so it's right where it needs to be.
October 30th, 2012, 04:09 PM #337
That's an angle that I hadn't considered and one that I can get behind. I wasn't thinking of the grand scheme of things. Only in the Star Wars is now a Disney property.
Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay
October 30th, 2012, 04:38 PM #338
Which I feel like is kind of exactly where the legal team at Disney wants people focused. I harbor no ill will towards the creative elements of these gigantic megolpolies of entertainment... but I get the heebie jeebies when I think about the back door machinations that go on in order to raise an entire generation planet wide of mickey mouse ear wearing consumer zombies.
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
October 30th, 2012, 05:04 PM #339
October 30th, 2012, 10:19 PM #340