jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

Simon Pegg and his annoying Star Wars bashing.

Notorious hateboy Simon Pegg has recently been interviewed about the film in which he appears, Star Trek: Into the Darkness. Of course in one of his interviews, he talked about how wonderful JJ Abrams is and how he was going to restore Star Wars to its ''former'' glory. Simon can maybe make himself more clear: 

“And I think if anyone can pull [Star Wars] out of the mire, it’s J.J. He’ll bring the fun back. Lucas seemed to misread what made the first ones great, and concentrate on things that people didn’t really care about, or wilfully ignore the things that people cared about. Whereas J.J. will embrace them all.
“We’re going to see the Millennium Falcon again. We’re going to see those characters again. All the things that we loved about the first three, we will see again."

So Simon, why is it that after getting a chance to voice Dengar in the Clone Wars, the only notorious hateboy to have done so in The Clone Wars, you bash the guy who hired you?  

Fortunately, The Bearded Trio had the guts to confront him on Twitter. This is his response:

"Please don't take it personally. I'm only angry because I care. Towing the party line would be hypocrisy.''

I don't get it. You are angry about what Simon? About the fact that Episodes I-III didn't live up to your expectations? If that's the case, you should have left Star Wars fandom a long time ago pal. Because even after you make an appearance as a voice actor in the Clone Wars, you continue to bash the creator  because ''you care'' simply doesn't make sense. If you are trying to influence the way you want Episode VII to be like, good luck pal. Millions have tried before you and they didn't succeed. Why should they now? And simply because the Millennium Falcon and the original cast are likely to return, it doesn't neccesarily mean that you are going to like it. 

The worst part of what he says is that it proves he doesn't understand Star Wars. Star Wars isn't in its mire, and you strangely didn't notice how energetic the fandom is after being part of the Clone Wars. Lucas NEVER misread what made the first ones great. Their is nothing wrong with the fact that he concentrated on topics like the midichlorians and on immortality. They were his films, after all. What did he willfully ignore? I'm sorry pal, their was no way the Millennium Falcon could have featured in any bigger role than a cameo in Sith. These episodes had to tell a different part of the story and as we know Lucas's involvement in the story of Episode VII and beyond, these ones will be different as well. 

On another note friends, we simply don't know enough about what JJ Abrams will do in the next film in order to know what his take on Star Wars will be. He apparently said in an interview that it was important that the film standed on it's own terms, and had to satisfy a bigger audience than the fans. For the most part he apparently has some respect for Episodes I-III (lets remember that his kids relate to Anakin, so he gets what the younger fanbase likes). 

Speaking about Star Trek, I will be seeing the next itineration of Into the Darkness tomorrow with my friends. I saw the first one from JJ, and I thought It was a good film. What I didn't like in particular was how fast the camera moved and you weren't very well introduced to the planets that were visited, contrary to how in Star Wars, their is a sense of setting and introduction. Overall, I don't understand why the tension between Star Trek and Star Wars fans exist. I prefer Star Wars obviously, for a series of reasons I won't go into detail right now. 

So for now, I will see the next Star Trek film in order to know more or less what can be expected from the next Star Wars film. Simon Pegg at the same time, has to stop being a basher, and a hateboy.

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