Despite the astronomical costs and times it seems to take for movie companies to produce a film these days, as well as the slightly shoddy acting we are all forced to deal with from time to time, overall Hollywood has perfected the epic. Of course, sometimes it can be a little frustrating bordering on downright head-splitting when they try to divide a novel or series of novels you love in to as many movies as possible (I mean, waiting over 3 years to see a trilogy of 3+ hour long epics to make up The Hobbit is going to be amazing, but a tad excessive). So when people ask me what your favorite movie is, it might be a bit hard to reply since there are so many phenomenal options to choose from. Ask me that question and initially I might waver and discuss any number of films for their various merits, but ask me it seriously and you will get one answer, which in my mind encompasses 3 movies: Star Wars. Obviously not all 6, or how ever many there will be after Disney gets through with it, but the original 3, episodes 4, 5, and 6.
Afterall, I have been watching these films since I was 2 years old, and aside from the story and the characters getting me hooked, I was also infatuated with the creatures. Each movie has several to appreciate, and species like wookies and whatever the hell Yoda is make appearances in multiple movies. So lucky for you all, I have decided to describe many a creatures in coming posts, as well as today’s weekend edition. What better way to enjoy your weekend then to read up on the monsters that inhabit Hoth, so you can go watch the movie with dinner?
Traditionally in America today is a day in which you give thanks. I am thankful for Star Wars, I always have been and I always will be. We thought it would be right on Thanksgiving to honor a self made American with a self made beard.
Mr. Lucas has been all over the news lately so what better time to honor his seemingly distinguished facial hair? Oddly enough his beard history runs parallel to his movie making career. What started as a very promising beard ended up peaking early on. In later years it began to dwindle, becoming more and more chin fat than actual facial hair.
I actually think that in the late 70s/early 80s Lucas and Speilberg were having a beard competition. Not only were their movies going head to head but so were their whiskers. I know it was the style of the time but I happen to believe for no good reason despite their friendship they had an intense rivalry about everything. What car they drove, what women they bedded, how many movies they could make with Harrison Ford etc. But what more manly way can you ask for than to have a one on one beard growing competition amongst two of the nerdiest men in America?
Now that Lucas can effectively “retire” and no longer damage the movies that we all love, perhaps we well see his beard return to its former glory…
Only time will tell.
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Hello Nerd Nation!
As I woke up early on this all very important of days in America, I did what any self-respecting geek would do….I trolled the internet for news, and boy do I have some for you!
Based on an exclusive report by EW, Harrison Ford has stated that since the Lucas/Disney shakeup that he may indeed be interested in reprising his role of Han Solo on the big screen one more time. It was all over the net last week that Georgie Boy met with Luke and Leia…er, uh, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer prior to the buyout and both were supportive and interested in the future of the films, which doesn’t really surprise me because these are the screen-roles that have defined both of these actors careers (notice I said screen roles! Not voice-over….Heath, Jack, and Caesar were great on screen, but Mark Hamill plays the best Joker of all time. If you would like to disagree, I will send The Joker to your house to kill you!:)
In an interview with EW, Mr. Ford has expressed interest in returning as the Corellian smuggler that we all know and love! Harrison went on to a huge film career after Star Wars which included roles in Blade Runner, Air Force One, Witness, The Fugitive, 6 Days and 7 Nights (JK!,) and of course those boring movies about Archeology! He had expressed in a 2010 ABC interview that he enjoyed all of those roles and really appreciated how they defined him as an actor, but always felt that Han was not interesting to him. In fact, early scripts of Jedi saw the death of Mr. Solo but Lucas changed his mind because he was so popular and a dead Han Solo did not sell action figures.
I think that its safe to speculate that the actor who is currently 70, would want an actual death of Han Solo in a future script simply so there is closure to the character. Although this is simply speculation, I wouldn’t be surprised if he met a hero’s death à la Obi Wan half-way through the movie after he has acted like a self-serving and conceited smuggler for the first act of the film. Harrison is said to be very confident in the current leadership in charge of the franchise, but at the end of the day it will all depend on what the script looks like and who the director is.
Regardless of what will happen, it is exciting to think that the scruffy nerf-herder can return, and where there is Solo there is sure to be Chewbacca!
What do you think of this news? Make sure to post your comments!
LATER NERDS…GET OUT AND VOTE!
JUST NOT FOR SENATOR PALPATINE, HE’LL RAISE TAXES! 🙂
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About 20 minutes ago the nerd-world was rocked by the news that The Walt Disney Company has purchased LucasFilm from George Lucas for approximately $4 Billion and a stock deal! (which was almost the same amount of money that they purchased Marvel for a few years back.) Along with the news of the acquisition, Disney plans to bring the world a new Star Wars movie….Episode VII in 2015!
Although George will be giving up the reigns on one of the best movie franchises of all time, he will still be a creative consultant on this new film…
This news bring up tons of possibilities for the future!
New Star Wars comics from Marvel!!!???
Pixar producing Star Wars movies and shows!!!???
The Jim Henson team working with Star Wars again!!???
Lets hear what you have to say Brotherhood! Send in your comments and Stay Geeky…