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Old 05-28-2018, 06:22 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, 08:30 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, 11:23 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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Old 05-28-2018, 03:34 PM
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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, 11:57 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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Old 06-27-2018, 11:28 AM
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:48 AM
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I finally got around to seeing the last Jedi, yes I know I'm always slow with these things. So some thoughts.

On Luke. His journey makes sense.


On Battle tactics.
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Ari is v smrt and I agree with everthing he says.

My personal thought or hope was more of an Happily Ever After in the post Return galaxy. But I didn't pin all my dreams on it. I read a few of the novels and such but not with a strict or overarching devotion. There are ideas and characters that I'll miss not being "official" or just relegated to "Legends" level canon; but as a whole I was never really invested in anything.

It totally makes sense that Luke might initially try to reform some kind of Jedi Order. It makes sense that there would be some students who would learn only to further their own goals. It makes sense that he'd feel like he's at the end of the line when his blood relative starts following and devoting himself to an ideology Luke thought to be evil. Plus all that Force Dickery Ari mentioned.

A person in that universe has to really work very hard to remain idealistic and hopeful, especially when at one point you feel like the Force itself is working against you.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:54 AM
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My personal thought or hope was more of an Happily Ever After in the post Return galaxy.
IMO the Happily Ever After came more as a bittersweet moment when,


While the movie on the whole had plenty of issues (like the odd codebreaker thing that felt like it came out of nowhere, that was both fun and I kept wondering what the hell we were doing there.) I'm quite interested to see what happens and what directions they take in the third movie. Which is way more than I can say after the second prequel where I just couldn't care less what was going to happen to our whiny wooden heros.
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IMO the Happily Ever After came more as a bittersweet moment when, [spoiler]Luke realized he both needed to face his biggest failure and let it consume him, only then could he reach the balance needed to force ghost out and become one of the ghost Jedi,
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I went to a Blue Jays game on Saturday which was Star Wars Day!

20 Princess Leia girls dancing in the stands, storm troopers and Darth, Chewy etc... and we all got R2D-Touques
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Ari is v smrt and I agree with everthing he says.
Bort is v smrt and I agree with everything he says about Ari being v smrt.

I enjoyed Last Jedi so much more than Force Awakens. Characters actually grew and learn and it wasn't a retread of Empire.

I'm worried that Ep IX is going to be a reversal, given the vocal fan backlash. And we'll get more retread.
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My friend had the opposite reaction to me. I thought The Force Awakens was too derivative in general and specifically I thought the third Death Star was waaay too derivative. But it did a good job of recreating aspects of the original trilogy (especially A New Hope) and was decently entertaining. He hated the second film (not for whiny Gamegate-type reasons) whereas I thought it was a much better film and did more interesting things.

I remember saying something either around when it came out or before that their goal might have been to demonstrate that they can do a proper Star Wars without Lucas, and it would be more in line with the original trilogy than the prequels (although I wouldn't say that there's nothing worth salvaging from the prequels, it's mostly not). Then they'd do something more interesting with the second one. Which I was right about.

He hated Rogue One while I liked it. Rogue One had some aspects that didn't work and it drags a bit in parts, but it tried some different things and there were some parts that were great. It's trying to sort of explain a weird aspect of the plot of A New Hope but then it has its own plotholes. Overall entertaining but I can't decide which is better, TFA or R1 because they have different problems and it's hard to say which are worse.

Fortunately, I think people can mostly agree about Solo. That it was just... ok. Not Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones level bad though.

Anyway, TLJ > TFA = R1 > Solo
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Haven’t seen Solo, but I thought R1 was by far a better film by most measures than TFW, although TFW was more popcorn-munchingly entertaining. So for me it’s really between Last Jedi and R1 for the top this-gen Star Wars film. I wasn’t blown away by any of them, but the surprises in TLJ were sorely needed at this stage of the franchise.

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