Originally Posted by SS-Block
They're dull. I would prefer them to be in the background.
The new trilogy suffered having them as protagonists.
The protagonists of the old trilogy were mostly regular people and other beings whose vulnerability was a mainstay of the excitement and danger.
Jedi should definitely feature, but as benevolent guides to help a regular and more fragile characters who struggle to distinguish friend from foe. Working out who are the jedis and who are on the dark side would be an interesting drive to the story.
I can pretty much agree with this. In the OT, the Jedi and Sith didn't get into too many fights. In fact, there are only 3 instances when a lightsaber is shown A New Hope: Luke gets his fathers lightsaber, Obi-Wan cuts off Ponda Baba's arm, and the fight between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Empire: Wampa cave (another disarm), Han cutting open his Tauntaun, fight between Luke and ghost Vader, fight between Luke and Vader. Return: Jabba's palace, fight between Luke and Vader. The PT seemed to feature them a lot more, expect for Phantom, which outside of out the beginning and the final fight, didn't have a whole of lightsaber action.
I, too, think the Jedi and Sith should be secondary characters (at least with lightsaber play) to the story as a whole. That's what we have awesome games for. I feel that if we have a movie focusing mostly on Jedi and such, it would be an oversaturation. It would also distract from the storyline and character development if any new characters come into play.
Now, I'm not saying Jedi and Sith shouldn't be in the movies (spin-offs, I assume if that's where you're going with this), as they very much should be and most likely will be in some sort of capacity (maybe Boba Fett offs a couple of Jedi for a bounty), but they shouldn't be the main focus. Afterall, that's what we have the PT for as it focused literally all on Jedi/Sith and not so much on other characters.