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Disney will ruin Star Wars

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Started: 5/27/2014 Category: Movies
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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namthekid02

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The first round is acceptance. The middle 2 are arguments and the last is a rebuttal.
Flipz

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I accept. Please post your argument
Debate Round No. 1
namthekid02

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Disney will ruin Star Wars. They canceled the Clone Wars, one of the best Star wars shows in my opinion. True they are coming out with a new trilogy, butit will limit creativity and fan fictions.
Flipz

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First, Star Wars has already been ruined. By making the prequels, George Lucas churned out unapologetic fanboy garbage – tensionless lightsaber battles, poor storytelling, de-emphasis on the force as a spiritual field, flat characters, annoying sidekicks, painfully awkward romances…I could go on. The prequels play out like a frenetic video game for children, lacking all the realism and emotion that made the original trilogy so powerful. But, Star Wars might have been okay had George Lucas not sought to contradict and destroy canon from the original trilogy. Case and point, Yoda, a being who sought to find strength through his spiritual energy becomes a stupid video game character twirling and spinning in light saber battles, always egging for a fight, directly contradicting his once wise motto: “war does not make one great.” Instead, we have Obi Wan Kenobi telling Anakin that the lightsaber “is your life.” Over the course of the prequels, George Lucas systematically reduces the force to basically playing with lightsabers and a few party tricks, forgetting that he once tried to teach that the force transcends petty rivalries and physical existence.


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Second, even if you don’t buy that argument, J.J. Abrams is a great storyteller, much better than George Lucas. Consider Super 8 and the first Star Trek movies: he knows how to construct interesting characters with clear motivations and show those qualities through the action, something Lucas failed to do with the prequels. The post-episode IV canon in the novels and comics has too many contradictions, too many individual writers competing for attention and money. We have to collapse this into a non-contradictory canon that makes sense. And maybe, JJ Abrams will end up creating a more exciting story than the original canon, so you can’t say that conclusively Disney will ruin Star Wars.



While I sympathize with the cancellation of the cartoon, it had to end sometime. It’s been on the air for quite a while and no show lasts forever. It was a great show, but its loss does not “ruin” Star Wars.


Debate Round No. 2
namthekid02

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namthekid02 forfeited this round.
Flipz

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Astonishing
Debate Round No. 3
namthekid02

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namthekid02 forfeited this round.
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This site is in the toilet
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Mr_Soundboard 3 years ago
Mr_Soundboard
not a massive fan but I hold Empire to be a great sci-fi flick, possibly the greatest. Sadly the fan fiction has already been deemed non canon and some of that stuff was awesome. I do feel that as cinema, Disney may improve Star Wars, they seem to be going in the right direction, casting the likes of Oscar Isaacs, one of my fav actors and someone who really knows how to act...no offence Hayden.
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