June 2, 2009

Films That Should Be Made: The Old Republic

With so many cherished franchises over the last couple of years being rebooted one that deserves a reboot is the Star Wars saga. After a lackluster prequel trilogy that never lived up the greatness of the first trilogy, the saga could use a reboot. Nothing could be a better premise than basing a new franchise on The Old Republic era. It would leave out any need to insert characters from the previous films. Along with allowing new characters, villains and stories to be carried out through a new series of films.

Focusing on a massive war between armies of Jedi and Sith, instead of having droids and clones doing the fighting. Having the Sith as a large presence and threat, instead of hidden in the shadows. One issue I had with the prequels was the use of droids and clones during battles. Mainly because when they died it was almost meaningless. Granted the clones were actually living beings but they were presented similar to ants rather than actual soldiers. It was cheaper for ILM to create massive copies of the same droid or clone solider for battle scenes. I understand that but it lessens the impact of the battles. It would make for better film to have a direct war between Sith and Jedi knights.

Geroge Lucas is the worst enemy to the franchise, seeing what he's done with the prequels and TV projects. Hopefully with influence from Steven Speilberg we could see Peter Jackson or James Cameron taking over writing and directing duties.


Sam Worthington (Clash of The Titans), James McAvoy (Last King of Scotland), Kevin McKidd (Rome), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Tudors), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Ian McShane (Sexy Beast), Daniel Craig (Road To Perdition) and Cillian Murphy (Sunshine).

Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood), Helen Mirren (State of Play), Freida Pinto (Slumdog) and Olivia Wilde (Year One).

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