October 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm #196120
Coincidentally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being released on the same day Avatar was (December 18th). Like Avatar, it is also a sci-fi blockbuster and will likely make all the money in the world. If voters are feeling nostalgic, can Star Wars work the same magic as Avatar did or am I just being delusional? They did just have the worst ratings in 5 years and what better way to fix that than nominating what’ll be the most popular movie at the moment, right?
Let’s discuss.October 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm #196122
I guess you didn’t see me pose this question last week and be shot down with multiple NO’S that this can’t happen.October 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm #196123
I don’t understand why people are expecting “A New Hope” instead of “The Phantom Menace.” There are more not good Star Wars movies than good ones.October 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm #196124
I suppose I didn’t. I’m expecting a lot of No’s. But I’m an optimist, so I try to believe that it can happen since they always go for what is popular at the time and this one definitely will be.October 18, 2015 at 6:21 pm #196125
It might. We won’t know until it’s actually seen whether its got the goods.
But I have it in my BP predicts and I ain’t taking it out until I know for sure it’s not happening.October 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm #196126
Yeah I have it in my predictions but it is in the lower half right now. It all depends if it does really well with the critics and industry response. I doubt that JJ Abrams will mess anything up (then again, this is coming from the true Star Wars fan that loves ALL of the Star Wars movies)October 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm #196127
Ah, man. I don’t think loving all Star Wars makes one a true fan by definition. That’s like saying you’re a proper Star Trek fan for liking “Spock’s Brain”.October 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm #196128
Isn’t there already a thread about this?
Star Wars is a big wild card this season. It could obviously just be treated like other blockbusters (i.e. shafted) or the Acad might take more notice. The release date is going to really help it, and, if it beats Avatar’s record, that could help too. Obviously the easiest way to make sure the movie gets noms is for it to be good, which is possible. If the film is satisfying, a lot of people are going to really love it.
Avatar is sort of the high end of what’s possible and might be too much considering it came from an Oscar winner and was seen as a big milestone, but it’s important to remember another sci-fi film from 2009: Abrams’s own Star Trek. That film got 4 Oscar (tech) noms, a WGA adapted screenplay nom, and even a PGA nom for BP. I didn’t pay as much attention to the race back then but I know some were predicting it to get an Oscar BP nod. If Star Wars is even better than that film, with its December release we could potentially see it making big waves Oscar morning.
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Anything elseOctober 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm #196129
How dare you compare Avatar to Star Wars. Star Wars became a phenomenon, spawning massive merchandise and fandom and the films are remembered (for better or worse) by people do this day, almost 40 years after the original was in theatres. Avatar was popular for about 1 year and then everyone forgot about it (similar to Gravity, another movie that was overhyped as hell).October 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm #196130
I don’t understand why people are expecting “A New Hope” instead of “The Phantom Menace.” There are more not good Star Wars movies than good ones.
Because UNLIKE The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens is using as much authentic effects as it can and has no Jar Jar Binks in it anywhere.October 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm #196131
Ah, man. I don’t think loving all Star Wars makes one a true fan by definition. That’s like saying you’re a proper Star Trek fan for liking “Spock’s Brain”.
I just get tired of this fatigue that you must hate the prequels to be a true Star Wars fan. Isn’t the point of loving a franchise to love them all?! Sure you don’t have to love them all but why scold the ones that do?October 18, 2015 at 8:31 pm #196132
It certainly can.October 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm #196133
No. It won’t even be the highest grossing film of the year.