The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:29 am

What I'm getting from the reviews of this film is that most seem to have enjoyed it and rated it highly but a few seem to just hate Star Wars and Disney and have written a load of bull crap instead of an honest review.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Moggy » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:37 am

Cheeky Agent Johnson wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Floex wrote:Did anyone read The New Yorker review?

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richar ... al_twitter

I mean... tha's something alright.


There’s none of the Shakespearean space politics, enticingly florid dialogue, or experiential thrills of the best of George Lucas’s “Star Wars” entries (“Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”).


Well...


That article's not so much a cry for attention as a scream for one. I won't be paying much heed to it.

I'm only a paragraph in and I already think the writer is a pretentious banana split.


Lobotomized and depersonalized, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the latest entry in the film franchise, is a pure and perfect product that makes last year’s flavor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” feel like an exemplar of hands-on humanistic warmth and dramatic intimacy. Sure, J. J. Abrams’s movie offered merely effectively packaged simulacra of such values—but at least he tried. The director of “Rogue One,” Gareth Edwards, has stepped into a mythopoetic stew so half-baked and overcooked, a morass of pre-instantly overanalyzed implications of such shuddering impact to the series’ fundamentalists, that he lumbers through, seemingly stunned or constrained or cautious to the vanishing point of passivity, and lets neither the characters nor the formidable cast of actors nor even the special effects, of which he has previously proved himself to be a master, come anywhere close to life.


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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Gandalf » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:53 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Cheeky Agent Johnson wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Floex wrote:Did anyone read The New Yorker review?

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richar ... al_twitter

I mean... tha's something alright.


There’s none of the Shakespearean space politics, enticingly florid dialogue, or experiential thrills of the best of George Lucas’s “Star Wars” entries (“Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”).


Well...


That article's not so much a cry for attention as a scream for one. I won't be paying much heed to it.

I'm only a paragraph in and I already think the writer is a pretentious banana split.


Lobotomized and depersonalized, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the latest entry in the film franchise, is a pure and perfect product that makes last year’s flavor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” feel like an exemplar of hands-on humanistic warmth and dramatic intimacy. Sure, J. J. Abrams’s movie offered merely effectively packaged simulacra of such values—but at least he tried. The director of “Rogue One,” Gareth Edwards, has stepped into a mythopoetic stew so half-baked and overcooked, a morass of pre-instantly overanalyzed implications of such shuddering impact to the series’ fundamentalists, that he lumbers through, seemingly stunned or constrained or cautious to the vanishing point of passivity, and lets neither the characters nor the formidable cast of actors nor even the special effects, of which he has previously proved himself to be a master, come anywhere close to life.


:lol:


Looks like the guy ate a dictionary for breakfast and then decided to blow chunks whilst writing his 'review'
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Skippy » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:28 am

Loved it. I love The Force Awakens despite it being of the reboot/remake persuasion because it's such a joy and does so well with its new characters, but I had many more problems with it - even after seeing it for the first time - than I did after watching Rogue One. I came out of this with just one problem: a little bit of dodgy CGI. That's it. Otherwise I think it's about as good as a Star Wars film can be without being Empire Strikes Back. It's also a perfect prequel, supplementing and enriching A New Hope in wonderful ways that wouldn't have occurred to many.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Poser » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:38 am

:datass: cheers - sounds good to me.

Seeing it on Sunday. Can't wait now.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Denster » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:04 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Cheeky Agent Johnson wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Skippy wrote:
Floex wrote:Did anyone read The New Yorker review?

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richar ... al_twitter

I mean... tha's something alright.


There’s none of the Shakespearean space politics, enticingly florid dialogue, or experiential thrills of the best of George Lucas’s “Star Wars” entries (“Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”).


Well...


That article's not so much a cry for attention as a scream for one. I won't be paying much heed to it.

I'm only a paragraph in and I already think the writer is a pretentious banana split.


Lobotomized and depersonalized, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the latest entry in the film franchise, is a pure and perfect product that makes last year’s flavor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” feel like an exemplar of hands-on humanistic warmth and dramatic intimacy. Sure, J. J. Abrams’s movie offered merely effectively packaged simulacra of such values—but at least he tried. The director of “Rogue One,” Gareth Edwards, has stepped into a mythopoetic stew so half-baked and overcooked, a morass of pre-instantly overanalyzed implications of such shuddering impact to the series’ fundamentalists, that he lumbers through, seemingly stunned or constrained or cautious to the vanishing point of passivity, and lets neither the characters nor the formidable cast of actors nor even the special effects, of which he has previously proved himself to be a master, come anywhere close to life.


:lol:

Clearly not a fan. Clearly not interested in a balanced review. Clearly thinks lots of nice words means it's an intelligent piece when it fact it just beautifully illustrates that you're a dismissive, effete banana split.

I hope he gets gang raped by orang Utangs in Disney made wookie costumes.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by BTB » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:07 pm

Saw it today. Very very enjoyable!
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by SugarDave » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:38 pm

Seeing it Saturday night but I'll just pop down some predictions (no actual spoilers):

- 90% of the main rebel characters die
- Vader kills the new Imperial big bad for failing
- Mads Mikkelsen purposely designed the Death Star to have the exhaust port weakness
- Ending is the Tantive IV flying away
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Denster » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:39 am

Wow. How on earth did you think of those?
That's uncanny. You must been a real fan to have seen a New Hope often enough and to have then watched the trailer for this film? Only then could you have been able to point out the blindingly strawberry floating obvious.

Priceless.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Denster » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:41 am

Vader does Vader stuff and people not in a new hope die?
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:48 am

As harsh as Denny made it sound...yeah. :lol:

I'm reasonably sure all of those things will come to pass and I'm far from a Star Wars expert. :lol:
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Denster » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:47 am

Sorry. Wasn't meant to be harsh. I actually thought he was taking the piss so did likewise.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Rocsteady » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:38 am

It's only having had a glance through this thread that I've realised the new Star Wars isn't Episode 8. Will probably go and see it anyway, got a few nerdy mates that love the series despite not being a big fan myself.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Knoyleo » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:41 am

Rocsleddy wrote:It's only having had a glance through this thread that I've realised the new Star Wars isn't Episode 8. Will probably go and see it anyway, got a few nerdy mates that love the series despite not being a big fan myself.

I knew it wasn't just me who'd thought that.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Hexx » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:27 am

strawberry floating Guardian with a spoiler in a headline
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Knoyleo » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:43 am

Hexx wrote:strawberry floating Guardian with a spoiler in a headline

The spoiler warning after the headline. :lol:

SPOILER ALERT: This article alludes to the presence of a CGI reconstruction of actor Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a fact that has been widely reported for well over a year. It contains no information about the content of the film that could be considered a “spoiler”
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Denster » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:43 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:What I'm getting from the reviews of this film is that most seem to have enjoyed it and rated it highly but a few seem to just hate Star Wars and Disney and have written a load of bull crap instead of an honest review.



Absolutely spot on.

Just got back from seeing this. Loved it. truly loved it. More than force awakens.

Sits comfortably amongst the original trilogy and yet is an irreverent, adult themed offshoot of them.

strawberry floating amazing.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:58 am

Just booked tickets, on my way for a 1050 showing, can't wait. I never go this soon after a release as the screens are usually too busy. Managed to put force awakens off to xmas eve last year.
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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*
by TigaSefi » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:58 pm

This film is amazing. Probably better than Force awakens
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by BID0 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:15 pm

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress 'suffers heart attack'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38423963
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