C-3PO Dumps On The Last Jedi


C3POs

More nutritious than the Disney Trilogy.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Anthony Daniels states:

“In The Last Jedi I became a table decoration, which I regretted, because Threepio was worth more than that…”

21 thoughts on “C-3PO Dumps On The Last Jedi

    • It was actually Kasdan who suggested that they sideline R2 and 3PO. Michael Arndt originally wrote them together. I have a hunch that JJ went with whatever Kasdan wanted.

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        • Can we all agree that Kasdan was hired just because his name was on EMPIRE, JEDI, and RAIDERS, films which had their stories devised by other people? And that Kasdan may have written some great dialogue and scenes for those films, but that didn’t automatically qualify him for writing a STAR WARS movie without a story framework from Lucas?

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            • The reality of it is that, in the case of the fan-favorite EMPIRE, Leigh Brackett wrote the first draft from Lucas’ story, and it wasn’t good. Lucas himself then wrote the next few drafts, and Kasdan came in for the final drafts to polish the dialogue and fine-tune the structure. And the final film’s mature style and tone is due—somewhat against Lucas’ wishes (he wanted a faster, breezier movie in the same vein as the first film)—by Kershner and Kurtz. It was a collaborative effort, but I’d say the core reasons for EMPIRE’s greatness are Lucas’ story and Kershner’s direction more than Kasdan’s script. That being said, the actual writing and dialogue is quite good, yes. But polishing dialogue and writing good scenes from an existing treatment is not the same as coming up with an entire STAR WARS movie from scratch.

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                • Yep. Kershner was more allowing of improv, ad libbing, and workshopping of scenes than Lucas. That’s one of the reasons why EMPIRE has so much nuance—because Kershner was always looking for those little character moments.

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                  • But I do give Kasdan credit for what he did at the first big event where most of the new cast and creators for TFA were at.

                    And if the video is still out there, Kasdan in a very weird way just shouted out a big thanks to George Lucas for being the creator of SW! And KK and JJ were both sitting there and KK didn’t even clap she just nodded along. JJ gave basically a golf clap.

                    I think Kasdan did that because none of the other clowns were probably even going to mention him? So Kasdan did the right thing there in my eyes at least.

                    And Kasdan and Lucas are very good friends IRL. Lucas was very instrumental in helping out Kasdan in his post SW years. He helped Kasdan with his first directorial debut in Body Heat.

                    But the fact still remains, that we know now that Kasdan isn’t good doing SW without Lucas. Exhibit A:SOYLO.

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  1. All of this stuff is irrelevant until we get some kind of indication the NDAs have begun to expire. Even then, the DGAF factor will have to be high in the ones who do, whether they develop diva status, or sufficient name recognition to be a draw for more movies regardless of breaking ranks.

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  2. OK, boomer. I get why the guy is annoyed, going from a significant sidekick in the OT and PT to almost no screen time in the ST, but times and tastes have changed and they probably figured he and R2 wouldn’t play as well to a young crowd just discovering SW as the young Rey and Finn.

    He probably got paid well just to show up in the ST and considering his history as a giant douche to the actor who played R2D2 and SW fans, probably for the best.

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    • This is funny. I wonder why 3P0 and R2 have been featuring heavily in the trailers for Rise, then.

      R2 merchandise outsells Rey and Finn merchandise.

      The reality of the sequel films are that they failed to connect with any audience outside of a certain subset of twitterati elites. Those elites praise it but do not spend money.

      The sequel trilogy needed to appeal to 2 segments. Fans of the OT/PT and their current generation of toy playing kids to be successful.

      They could have done that with Rey and Finn but they did not even try.

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      • > This is funny. I wonder why 3P0 and R2 have been featuring heavily in the trailers for Rise, then.

        > R2 merchandise outsells Rey and Finn merchandise.

        Wouldn’t call it “heavily,” but simple answer: bait and switch the OT fans, as I bet the screen time won’t be there. As for R2 merchandise selling better, not sure what your source is, but makes sense considering “Adult collectors, who grew up with the [Star Wars] brand, are still buying a lot of merchandise when the toys come out, but demand dies down afterward”.

        > The reality of the sequel films are that they failed to connect with any audience outside of a certain subset of twitterati elites. Those elites praise it but do not spend money.

        Then why does the above link mention “Last Jedi being the top-grossing film released in the U.S. last year” and “The movie tie-ins helped propel the [toy] industry to some of its strongest growth in decades in 2015 and 2016, when Star Wars merchandise was the top-selling brand with more than $700 million in sales.”

        I agree with you that TLJ’s script blew (though I thought it looked fantastic visually and enjoyed TFA as a remake of ANH), but you are vastly exaggerating its unpopularity.

        > They could have done that with Rey and Finn but they did not even try.

        I’d say they succeeded with Rey and Finn considering how well the ST did in theaters, despite the derivative or shit scripts, and I doubt kids care as much about toys these days with all the video games they have. But canny casting can’t save shit scripts, so they have poisoned the well that they were drawing from, ie the nostalgia of all the OT fans, and the chance to create new ones.

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        • I have absolutely no doubt that they WILL double-down, and that all of the nostalgia-marketing will be a bait-and-switch. “Come to the theater just to see your favorite characters make brief cameos, be humiliated, and die!”

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  3. This is something I always have to comment to someone when they disregard The Fandom Mence as apply whatever leftist term of the day suits their daily brainwashing.
    When you watch the Shills what do you see in the background compared to members of The Fandom Menace?
    Funko Pops. Not OT Funko Pops. But ST Funko Pops.
    Personally I think Funko Pops are a plague on your house.
    Now when you watch TFM members I notice watching Ethan,Jessi etc what do they have in their backgrounds?
    Hot Toys and Sideshow collectables. Such as the Jabba The Hutt and throne.
    This is what separates fans from shills. True fans are spending upwards of thousands of dollars for these high end models when shills are showing off Funko Pops.

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  4. Geez Louis! Is AD ever satisfied? This guy has been straight whining since the OT days!

    Then when TFA was being made, he spent a lot of time pissing and moaning about the PT and Lucas! He even whined about “real windows” on a set of the PT? WTF is wrong with this dude?

    And just wait a few months when he starts ripping TROS about something? Or somethings? But either way, he will be pissing and ,moaning about it!

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