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      11-04-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation STAR WARS: Episode VII (Official Thread)

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Star Wars Episode VII is an upcoming American epic space opera film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
I am BEYOND excited for this. And rightfully so. I have watched EVERY single episode on the Big Screen starting when I was a child at age 7. It is the most EPIC movie franchise in history! And unlike some, I am totally geeked up to see what JJ Abrams unleashes to the franchise who himself has said he has always been a big fan. So you know he is going to go "all out" making his mark.
Now then... It is confirmed that Episode VII has wrapped up filming at Pinewood Studios in Europe. Here is a letter to the cast:










I will update this thread accordingly and you feel free to do the same!
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One one hand I am the type of fan who will always believe that 4 5 and 6 were the best and truest films but on the other I was really excited to see JJ Abrams doing the new one. I'm still a little worried but probably just because the prequel trilogy left a bad taste in my mouth.

My major worries for the film:

Special effects: I know that I am not the first to say that once special effects are used in every scene they are no longer "special," but the prequel trilogy was totally bastardized with them (and the originals when they were re-released with the added effects; remember when Luke, Obi Wan and the droids arrive at Mos Eisley? The re-edit has so much shit digitally added that it literally occludes the screen). It's like Lucas didn't realize that special effects aren't what kept people coming back. Abrams loves his effects too but he is at least effective with them.



Lightsabers: Remember the original duels where it was more about the characters and not about the fucking lightsabers? File this under "cramming special effects in" but it really made me resent the prequels that Lucas missed the memo on this one too.

Darth Vader: Darth Vader is gone. Dead. I better not see him in this movie because it would only serve licensing purposes, although with Lucas out of the way we don't have to worry about that as much. Who ever asked themselves why Vader appeared at the end of Revenge of the Sith for 10 seconds so that he could stumble around like a moron and deliver instant classics like "Where is Padme?" and "NOOOOOOO!" It was so that Lucas could put his image all over promotions, cereal boxes, action figures, posters, comics, collectibles, etc and make lots of money.

All that said I already see special effects, lightsabers and Vader on the posters. I can only hope the film itself goes elsewhere. There has been a lot of talk about how there will be much less CGI and more practical effects used. As long as they don't take a step backward for the sake of taking a step, I support it.
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Holy cow so exciting!
I hope this is as good as series 4/5/6. I much liked the effect and overall feel of the 4/5/6/ than 1/2/3 even those series were much older.
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1,2 and 3 were in a word: Forced. They lacked soul and great character development like the originals. I belive JJ has heard fans cries and will do great justice to the franchise.
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I really hope this turns out awesome. I've grow a bit away from SW because of the recent movies.
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OMFGI'MSOHYPED!!!!! I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

I never watched Star Trek until the JJ Abrams movies and I loved them. I also haven't gone back to see the old ones, so if JJ did anything to ruin anything in the Star Trek universe - I don't know about it.

With that said, again, I loved the direction and effects of the recent Star Trek movies and am really excited as to what he can do with Star wars.

TXSTYLE those aren't real posters of ep.7 right?
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OMFGI'MSOHYPED!!!!! I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

I never watched Star Trek until the JJ Abrams movies and I loved them. I also haven't gone back to see the old ones, so if JJ did anything to ruin anything in the Star Trek universe - I don't know about it.

With that said, again, I loved the direction and effects of the recent Star Trek movies and am really excited as to what he can do with Star wars.

TXSTYLE those aren't real posters of ep.7 right?
To really, truly, appreciate Abrams' "Into Darkness" you need to watch "Wrath of Khan" which I think is Star Trek 2
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OMFGI'MSOHYPED!!!!! I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

I never watched Star Trek until the JJ Abrams movies and I loved them. I also haven't gone back to see the old ones, so if JJ did anything to ruin anything in the Star Trek universe - I don't know about it.

With that said, again, I loved the direction and effects of the recent Star Trek movies and am really excited as to what he can do with Star wars.

TXSTYLE those aren't real posters of ep.7 right?
Fan made. No 'official posters' released to date.
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OMFGI'MSOHYPED!!!!! I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

I never watched Star Trek until the JJ Abrams movies and I loved them. I also haven't gone back to see the old ones, so if JJ did anything to ruin anything in the Star Trek universe - I don't know about it.

With that said, again, I loved the direction and effects of the recent Star Trek movies and am really excited as to what he can do with Star wars.

TXSTYLE those aren't real posters of ep.7 right?
Abrams did a masterful job with STAR TREK! Those movies are amazing in every aspect.
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Leaked concept art:













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AND This guy sounds badass: Chrome Trooper



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Nice concept art!

Some of the on-set pics (or leaks) do show some sort of desert marketplace and what looks like gates to Jabba's palace. So I think the desert drawings may have some representation in the movie.
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Nice concept art!

Some of the on-set pics (or leaks) do show some sort of desert marketplace and what looks like gates to Jabba's palace. So I think the desert drawings may have some representation in the movie.
You're probably right, that looks like Jabba's sail barge in the third drawing.
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The Official title has been announced!
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The Official title has been announced!
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as PINeely pointed out and the problem I ran into watch these franchise movies. like many I grew up seeing the original one on the big screen and I saw the second one as well. The third on tape at later time and never saw 1, 2, or 3 at the theater, my son saw one or two at the theater. We have them all on DVD and watch them 1 through 6 in our movie room and they were hard to watch, 1,2,3 have all the CGI affects then 4 , 5 and 6 effect are old school so it like watch a movie going down hill from a quality stand point.
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The Star Trek reboots were better Star Wars films than the prequels. Im pretty excited to see what Abrams does with these films.
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haha so this is from the original set. Boba Fett with his mask off. All I can think of is if Monty Python made a porno this would their guy. What a nerd

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Crazy what the bad-ass under the helmet looks like, right?!
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teaser to deput on friday

This friday in selected theaters will show a teaser trailer for episode 7
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/24/72...teaser-trailer
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Still the best movie experience I have is when my parents took me to Gruman's Chinese to see the original. The little ship flies over, then the Imperial Star cruiser rumbles onto screen and the whole theatre is shaking!!!
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What does this note mean from JJ Abrams? It means that THIS FRIDAY an 88-second teaser will be released.

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