With the exception of a few video games i never followed the EU so it doesnt bother me
Dreamerhorwitz wrote:As a Star Wars fan, I have to say ABOUT TIME.
Some of the ideas of the Expanded universe were nice additions, but starting with the prequels, things were getting really insane!
tmorrill wrote:This makes sense, and I see why they did it.
That being said, I feel bad for the authors who put so much effort into building the EU (as poor as some of the entries were) who just kinda got tossed to the curb.
Will they be stylistically similar to the previous 6 films? Like them or not, the prequels did at least feature, and therefore reinforce, many of the consistent features such as; the opening crawl, starting on a ship in space, "I've got a bad feeling", recurring musical leitmotifs & the musical finales, to name a few. I hope that, even being made by completely different people, they'll still feel like part of the same saga and not a tacked on reboot.
I don't think other details like wipes and signature lines like "I've got a bad feeling" are novel enough to hold on to. I actually groan whenever I hear that line.
So you have bad feeling when they say "i have a bd feeling bout this"
Have you read "Darth Plagueis"? It's a pretty recent novel and sort of a "Game of Thrones" in the Star Wars universe. It's very serious and helps make up for the expository flaws of the prequels. I'd suggest it (along with the Zahn and X-Wing books) to someone looking for a broader, less silly Star Wars.Dunadwarf wrote:
But I suppose to get the more serious kind of Star Wars movies I would like (as in the KOTOR game and a few of the novels) I'll have to wait until the franchise has overstayed its welcome and is in need of a full reboot... probably sometime just a few days before my grandchildren drop dead of old age. (sigh)
LOL!Rickster wrote:So you have bad feeling when they say "i have a bd feeling bout this"
I got hooked on Star Wars when a friend in junior high would come to school every day excited and talking endlessly about something new he had learned from the Thrawn Trilogy. We used to have a guild in "Xwing VS Tie Fighter" on the Zone network and would stay up for 48 hours struggling to be "the best starfighter pilot in the galaxy" during "Week of War" (I held fifth one time!) We would talk about Corellian ship design and spend our weekends fighting in "Rebellion" a rather terrible Star Wars strategy game. Admittedly, we went a little over board and got in a genuine argument about whether the Empire was actually evil, it is, btw.
I can see the flaws in them, certainly, but I agree. I think people are often just bandwagoning in hating them. Again, there are SERIOUS shortcomings in the prequels, but there are also a lot of seriously good aspects that people just seem to forget so they can bash on the crappy stuff.rossmcclure4 wrote:I fell in love with Star wars through the original trilogy and always review the tril every year I can, but honestly, I thought the prequels were good.