ExPatriatePen wrote:I find it interesting that the majority of this discussion has been about the story line and not the cinema photography.
Is anyone else here, besides me, really curious how they're going to use the technical advances (3D etc..) as much as they are with the storyline?
Just about every scene in the prequel movies was shot in front of a green screen. If you watch Red Letter Media reviews, he goes into some detail on why that’s a bad thing. For example, many scenes in the prequels involve characters pretty much standing in place, walking short distances, or riding in elevators. Those scenes are necessary because the green-screened environment doesn’t leave much room for the actors to actually move around. Sure, the digitally-inserted background may look like a massive hallway or a huge library or a big starship hangar or something, but the actors actually have only like 20 feet of space in which to move around. IIRC, he did a montage from one of the movies of just how many times a scene involved the actors walking like 10 feet and then stopping to talk.
IMO, I think Disney should hand the movies over to Pixar and make them entirely animated. Also, that way we could have movies that follow the existing ones fairly close in time. If people like Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are only voice actors, their present ages wouldn’t be a problem to any sense of continuity.