It says a lot that I can't think, off the top of my head, of a single prominent Hollywood writer or director working today who is known for their good world-building.Q99 wrote: ↑2018-02-13 07:34pmI mean, to be fair, it's not like hurting his career is the goal, just a side-effect of moving him off for artistic reasons. And it's not like he's going to hurt for work even if he didn't have the new trilogy.The Romulan Republic wrote: ↑2018-02-13 06:42pmIn my opinion, wanting a man's career to be damaged because you personally didn't like his work seems rather petty, but you are entitled to your opinion. Just so long as we're clear that it has no objective basis.eMeM wrote: ↑2018-02-13 06:14pmYes, I want Rian Johnson fired, not because of financials, not because the reception of the movie, but because for me personally he proved to be a complete hack and I wish someone more talented took over instead. Is it a reasonable position? Obviously not. Is it a natural reaction? I believe so.
While I agree with this, I also think it needs to be the right kind of creators- someone who can do the worldbuilding at this point is sorely needed, IMO.And I think that Star Wars would be better off if it didn't switch between directors with wildly different styles after every film. Different directors for different series and stand-alones, but one director and writer/writing team per series would probably give the franchise more stability and consistency in style, themes, and plot, I think.
I mean, Peter Jackson did okay with LotR, but he was working with someone else's world. And he utterly blew it on The Hobbit.
Nolan did okay with Batman, I guess, even if the plot stretched credibility at times.
But I feel like what we really need most is more continuity oversight from Lucasfilms/Disney- that this is ultimately an editorial/management problem, more than a writer or director problem.