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Old 12-17-2017, 02:39 AM
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I really liked The Last Jedi.

I have thoughts, but they're not well formed, and I know I'm going to see it again, so maybe I'll have better, well formed thoughts later.

Let's just say that the movie managed to keep me guessing where it was going, but the progression felt natural enough that I didn't mind being taken there.
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Going to see it Monday. :pleased:
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:14 PM
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I liked it but I'm not over the moon about it.

I've solidified my opinion of Porgs, though. I hated that they tried to force me to love them because they're cute. (This was in the early-ish days of ramping up the hype.) I hated them in the movie too. They're not even as fun or funny as Tribbles, and I don't really like those things either.

As for the movie, it p much lost me in that weird diversion in the middle. They had this fantastic locked room ticking time bomb chase movie going with the RESISTANCE. And then and even smaller more rag-tag band of plucky adventurers go on another adventure. Though it was used for punctuation on one of the themes of the movie, it was a dramatic stretch that really ruined the tension they had to rebuild for the big ending set piece. And there were even parts of the big ending set piece that weren't terribly sensible.

But it's generally p good.

I'm real happy for the Force, and Imma let it finish, but I'm all about that Black Panther right now.
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They're not even as fun or funny as Tribbles, and I don't really like those things either.
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They're not even as fun or funny as Tribbles, and I don't really like those things either.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:11 AM
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It was OK. I enjoyed it as a diversion but I think I'd enjoy it even more if they'd stop making them. It feels like a cash grab to be releasing a Star Wars Universe movie every year. This may have been the last one I'll go see.
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They paid a lot for it. So they are going to make a lot of them. I think I liked this one a lot because it subverted a lot of my expectations and subverted Star Wars cliches while at the same time fitting right in with the other movies. The bits I didn't like too much are all forgivable.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:39 AM
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Oh I know they will. And sell a lot of toys. I'm fine with that, I'm just bowing out.
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Mildly spoilery: I think there was considerably less I would change about this one than about the last one. I love upending most of the standard Star Wars tropes – especially the child-of-destiny bloodline crap. I can't tell you how relieved I was that Rey isn't related to the Skywalkers or some other big franchise name, and I really hope later films and writers don't try to flip it back.

Yes, I still have criticisms, but I'm more pleased overall by Empire Strikes Back: Reloaded than I was by A New Hope Part Deux.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:47 AM
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I love upending most of the standard Star Wars tropes
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Not quite spoilers but I'll be conservative about it.



That aside, it was pretty epic and no regrets seeing it.
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Loved The Last Jedi, we just watched this for a second time.

I liked that the conflict was nuanced(by Star Wars standards)I loved the subversion of many of the Star Wars tropes that we have known and loved.
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Here's why porgs were a necessary addition to Skellig Michael in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It was easier to invent porgs than to digitally remove all the puffins on Skellig Michael.

The Last Jedi's Porgs Are Just Puffins, Which The Film Crew Couldn't Get Rid Of


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If that's your main objection ... porgs don't really exist at all. Nor do wookies.
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I liked the crystal fox things. It would make a crappy stuffed animal, though.
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This Alt-Right Troll Says His Bots Tanked 'The Last Jedi' on Rotten Tomatoes - VICE

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Some anonymous troll behind the Facebook group "Down With Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys" told HuffPo he dispatched an army of bots to flood The Last Jedi's Rotten Tomatoes page with negative reviews. The moderator—who self-identifies as alt-right—said he went after the movie for its "feminist agenda," arguing that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is a "victim of the anti-mansplaining movement,” Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is somehow being "turn[ed] gay," and that there are too many women featured in the film.

“I’m sick and tired of men being portrayed as idiots," the moderator told HuffPo. "There was a time we ruled society and I want to see that again. That is why I voted for Donald Trump.”
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It was OK. I enjoyed it as a diversion but I think I'd enjoy it even more if they'd stop making them. It feels like a cash grab to be releasing a Star Wars Universe movie every year. This may have been the last one I'll go see.
I thought I passed that point with The Force Awakens, but then Rogue One suckered me back in. I will see The Last Jedi, but I'll wait out the crowds.
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This Alt-Right Troll Says His Bots Tanked 'The Last Jedi' on Rotten Tomatoes - VICE

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Some anonymous troll behind the Facebook group "Down With Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys" told HuffPo he dispatched an army of bots to flood The Last Jedi's Rotten Tomatoes page with negative reviews. The moderator—who self-identifies as alt-right—said he went after the movie for its "feminist agenda," arguing that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is a "victim of the anti-mansplaining movement,” Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is somehow being "turn[ed] gay," and that there are too many women featured in the film.

“I’m sick and tired of men being portrayed as idiots," the moderator told HuffPo. "There was a time we ruled society and I want to see that again. That is why I voted for Donald Trump.”
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I liked The Last Jedi a lot better than The Force Awakens and probably better than Rogue One.

There some issues with it, but there are some pretty big issues with most of the Star Wars movies...
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