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Old 05-28-2018, 05:22 AM
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And now I have seen Solo. It was fine, but it's the weakest of the recent films.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:30 AM
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It probably didn't help that my second viewing of Rogue One was with someone who strongly disliked it.

He also thought The Force Awakens was really good, in contrast to me being much more bothered by its plot being the third time they blew up the Death Star and other repeated tropes. I'm still bothered by that, but I guess it still has plenty of other positive qualities.
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IMO The force awakens gets a huge amount of leeway as it had the additional responsibility of showing the fans they understood why the first movie was enjoyed and that they could still do that. It would have been nice to not be a thinly veiled remake but that was the safest way to go.
I can have a strong positive reaction coming out of the theater but after either some reflection or reading some critiques come away with a lesser opinion of a movie. Plus I can plain forget or incidentally overlook things that bothered me by the time I get home.

The Force Awakens captured a spirit of the Star Wars but I think over did it. That can be the blessing and curse of having a fanboy working on it. The Destroy the Great Weapon McGuffin thing Star Wars keeps doing simply has to stop. I can suspend my disbelief only so far even for a galaxy far far away. A planet or star killing thing? Yeah, I can dig it. But a weapon that is the size of a planet that can shoot at things light years away - or whatever that thing was really supposed to be? I'm not Plastic Man, you know. Come on. And I'm still not clear on who is or is not running the galaxy.


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And now I have seen Solo. It was fine, but it's the weakest of the recent films.
Agreed still yet again some more. It was okay, I guess. There's really no reason to put anything aside to make plans and go see it. A few neat things happen but by and large it's all right. I'm a little nerd-upset that they treknobabbled in my star wars though. And some other offense happened while I was frowning about that.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:23 AM
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Solo was pretty bland but ultimately inoffensive. Maybe tried to jam too many adventures into a single film IMHO, but that could just be movies these days. :shakecane:

In the Last Jedi I can't get over the fact that they left in the middle of a chase scene to spend some time on a casino planet, the returned and resumed the chase. Kind of colours the whole film for me. That, and that it didn't feel StarWarsy. Many people loved that it was "something different", but I actually wanted to see a Star Wars movie, which is why I got tickets for that.
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The Mor-man and I saw SOLO on Saturday, it was good. Can never get enough of Wookie.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:57 PM
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I think Solo tried to cram too much of Han's back story into the movie as well.

He is sort of mysterious, a long-time outlaw and hardened cynic in A New Hope.

But they had to cram: How Hanny Met Chewy, how Han met Lando and
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The sexual tension between Lando and L3-37 :laugh:
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