What started out as a promising new trilogy of films turned into a glossy mess in the end. Having different writers and directors overseeing things and had little idea about how it would all end. George Lucas had the original story more or less thought up but started with episode 4 as he didn’t think the film would do much at the box office. I wasn’t keen on the prequels but at least you had a rough idea of what would happen. These new ones have been ruined by new plots and bringing old ideas in for no good reason. The last jedi had some potentially good ideas leading into the third instalment despite being padded out a bit. The Rise of skywalker seems to have been on the spur of the Moment decision to bring back the old emperor and all the build up of the first two has been made peripheral as some of the newer characters. They could have done more with Ben solo/kylo ren and no real linking between parts 8 and 9.I am not sure if Lucas had sold the rights to disney he would have made it the same way. Rogue one seems to Have come out if it all the best for some reason and was a film of high emotion action and strong characters.
I went to see the TFA and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a HHHmmphhhh!!!! Yr old who went to see Ep4 when it first came out and still a big kid at heart when it comes to SW. I really had high hopes for this latest trilogy especially the ending of TFA, also with the release of Rogue one (Excellent). Then came along Ryan Johnson he got involved in it and really it went down hill from thenon Solo/TLJ both pants Then JJ/Disney backpedalling frantically involving G.Lucas then leaving most of his stuff on the cutting room floor (What is all that about ?)
What get's me most is totally ignoring and the betrayal from the beginning not just of G.Lucas's legacy but the customer base that SW had built up over decades. Especially since the mouse took over making a big drama out of the signing between themselves and George, with K.Kennedy and Bob Igor stressing they would keep true to G.Lucas's outlined 7/8 & 9 then sticking two fingers up to him and the fans, you now have a situation where SW's is in freefall.
Some good news as far as the Mouse's SW goes Kathleen Kennedy is being replaced, I never really like hearing of people losing they're job but in some cases it can only improve things for the better hopefully as with this. IMPO this woman (along with Bob Iger he should have reigned her in!) along with her poor decision making has single handedly been responsible for crapping all over GL SWU ideas (That they promised to abide by when purchasing the SWU) especially with the introduction of diversity politics just because it's in vogue ( i.e DR Who/Batwoman/Marvel movies & comics/Dc movies & comics et.etc.etc.)
Instead of just good old fashioned Story telling and escapism they pander to some who are just not going to buy the associated products that connect fans to franchises if ever honestly going to watch whatever movie they bleat on about for not having enough alphabet community representation. I mean just as an example I can see that the following below will quickly transfer to Holywood as this is their source material.
The state of the comic book industry since all this SJW nonsense it has literally torn itself apart especially with the advent of CV19, it has devastated many shops that have now gone out of business. Some of the following issues below being a direct result for this affecting the Shops/Fans with the knock on effect that was not appreciated when warned about prior to all this that is going on now especially.
The writing has been abysmal, the introduction of new characters that are vastly unpopular, the original characters getting re-gendered, to mention but a few changes that have been picked up by the money paying customer base (The Fans/Readers) has had an adverse back lash on the writers and story tellers and what is they're reaction ?
They get they're knickers in a twist! slagging off these paying customers (Who I may add keeps them in work) Swearing/Name calling etc.etc.etc. As you can imagine they have taken full advantage of social media while doing this, however it is slowly dong a U-turn and many of the so called Writers/Illustrators are now demanding that Hollywood should bale them out with the lack of work because of CV19. This however IMPO will now lead to some backtracking as far as I can see it. As with any customer base in a business model you don't look after it or listen to customer feedback you fail no matter how good your product is.
Sadly both comic publishers DC/Marvel have taken next to no action to help save the paying customers or help the comic shops that have begged for assistance prior to the CV19 and have even been lackadaisical since this outbreak which will in turn lead to them both suffering....
Brain fart specialist to haunt all Quo fans wherever they may talk....
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT
coluquo: Agreed every entry a classic....fantastic memories...
Dec 24, 2020 13:37:38 GMT
coluquo: 50 years ago 1971 What a year ..the release of DOG and the greatest FACup shock in history ...13thFebruary!!
Jan 14, 2021 13:18:29 GMT
Pajoe: Hi this is all new to me and i am not sure how it works but can i have a link to your Live Here & Now, PLEASE. Cheer's Pajoe. Quo fanatic since Hello LP. I have quite a few unofficial bootleg CD's am i allowed to share them on this board
Jan 19, 2021 1:15:50 GMT