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Old 09-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #11
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The Force Awakens was a super fun movie. I read Treverrow was a real pain to work with. I think this was a smart/safe move. Clearly Kathleen Kennedy isn't putting up with any crap. It's all her show now and so far most of the world, and myself, have been impressed!
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:01 AM   #12
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Couldn't be happier. He's the most reliable and experienced SF director at the moment. And I loved The Force Awakens.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:36 PM   #13
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JJ did a fantastic job with VII! I love that he likes to use real props whenever possible. I'm a bit biased though, because I've always felt that he was my generation's Spielberg. If you watch one of his masterpieces, Super 8, you'll notice he does alot of the same things Spielberg does so well, like suspense.
Ex) ball rolling back out of shed in ET.
no special FX required, yet it brings the whole audience to the edge of their seat.

JJ ex) trees being ruffled before monster appearance; lights going out and sirens glitching before monster appearance in Super 8.

Also, I loved that during the millenian falcon scene, it seemed like the camera couldn't keep up with MF for a short while. Little touches like that, add to the realism for someone like me. Keeps it from becoming a Michael bay special FX scene that has perfect everything, but seems to be lacking soul.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:23 PM   #14
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I am happy with this choice, even though VII wasn't perfect. I was very nervous about it being cocky teen one liners like in Star Trek. I was pretty annoyed at a lot of Poe's and Finn's stupid remarks, but they didn't take away from the fun and formula of the the movie. My favorite aspect of Star Wars, what has drawn me to it since I was 7, was the idea of the Force and the Jedi, and VII did a good job with that with Rey and Ren. I think Abrams will treat the final with the respect it deserves. I also think Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm have a plan already for how this saga will end, and they just need a reliable director to deliver that vision.

I am also looking forward to VIII and Rian Johnson's vision...except for Porgs. I am not a fan of silly creatures and cutesy crap....but then again. Star Wars is ultimately for kids, so as long as they don't take over the movie, it'll be ok

(yeah, it 's for us middle aged geeks too who may have dedicated Star Wars rooms, cosplay at conventions, spend thousands on collectibles, and have walls full of mint in box figures....but mostly the kids....)

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