The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Tomous » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 am

Someone on the Reddit thread said when the movie came out they saw the broom kid getting harassed on instagram. The broom kid! Jesus wept.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:18 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Episode IX's working title has been revealed to be trIXie. VIII was Space Bear.


Why do films have such odd working titles? Why not just call it Episode XI or something. I know sometimes it’s done to hide the movie they are making or its real name but it’s not exactly a big secret that this is episode 9. They can still release the full film name at a later date.

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by Preezy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:19 am

Tomous wrote:Someone on the Reddit thread said when the movie came out they saw the broom kid getting harassed on instagram. The broom kid! Jesus wept.

To be fair he was gooseberry fool at sweeping.

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by Jamo3103 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:19 am

The Star Wars fan community on social media has to be one of the most toxic around, the Star Wars accounts posted a 'Happy Birthday Kathleen Kennedy' message and the comments section was full of abuse. Rian Johnson got a ridiculous amount of abuse and even writers of new canon novels (like Chuck Wendig) have had a torrent of abuse directed at them on Twitter.

As I've said I'm not a huge fan of the most recent films and I don't love the direction Disney are taking Star Wars in but that doesn't mean I feel the need to abuse the creative team on social media. I also recognise that the new Star Wars films aren't about just appealing to the older generation of fans but also about appealing to a new generation, I might not particularly like Finn/Rey but kids growing up with these films are idolising them just as much as I idolised the original characters. It's a shame so many fans of the franchise don't seem to get that and are instead just acting like an entitled bunch of children.

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by captain red dog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:20 am

Well this is hardly new when you think about it. The kid who played Anakin Skywalker went a bit nuts in real life because of the criticism, and that was before the internet became mainstream. Same with Wil Wheaton for Wesley Crusher.

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:39 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Episode IX's working title has been revealed to be trIXie. VIII was Space Bear.


Why do films have such odd working titles? Why not just call it Episode XI or something. I know sometimes it’s done to hide the movie they are making or its real name but it’s not exactly a big secret that this is episode 9. They can still release the full film name at a later date.


It's just a code name, like Dolphin or Revolution. They're used everywhere all the time.

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I like Rose. :( Why do so-called Star Wars "fans" have to be such toxic gooseberry fools toward perfectly good people?

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by Preezy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:45 am

Rose is a terrible character in a terrible movie, but the actress playing her shouldn't get gooseberry fool, that's just idiotic. Not surprised at all though, the internet is the home of the shouty idiot.

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by Moggy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:46 am

Preezy wrote:Rose is a terrible character in a terrible movie, but the actress playing her shouldn't get gooseberry fool, that's just idiotic. Not surprised at all though, the internet is the home of the shouty idiot.


NO IT IS NOT, IT IS THE HOME OF THE TRUTH!!!!

SHE LITERALLY RAPED MY CHILDHOOD :x :x :x

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by Hexx » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Swinging back to why the TLJ is a terribly made movie


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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm

Yes, the comedy was overdone in TLJ, particularly the opening scene, fine, whatever, but it hardly killed it. Goodness me.

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by Preezy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:13 pm

It killed it to death until it was dead.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:29 pm

You're all idiots.

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by Winckle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm

I liked Solo.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:41 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Episode IX's working title has been revealed to be trIXie. VIII was Space Bear.


Why do films have such odd working titles? Why not just call it Episode XI or something. I know sometimes it’s done to hide the movie they are making or its real name but it’s not exactly a big secret that this is episode 9. They can still release the full film name at a later date.


It's just a code name, like Dolphin or Revolution. They're used everywhere all the time.

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I like Rose. :( Why do so-called Star Wars "fans" have to be such toxic gooseberry fools toward perfectly good people?


I know they r used everywhere, I just don’t get the point in them most of the time.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:42 pm

Winckle wrote:I liked Solo.


You r not alone. Everyone I know who has seen it has loved it, just a shame so few are giving it a chance.

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by Tomous » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Yes, the comedy was overdone in TLJ, particularly the opening scene, fine, whatever, but it hardly killed it. Goodness me.


I think his points about it ruining the tone of the film are completely valid. The comedy is not only bad and unfunny, but the tonal shifts are completely jarring and stop you caring about the story and getting invested in the characters.

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by Moggy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:52 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:You're all idiots.


Idiot was a legal and psychiatric category of profound intellectual disability, where a person's mental age is two years or less, and he or she cannot guard himself or herself against common physical dangers. Along with terms like moron, imbecile, and cretin, the term is now archaic and offensive.


Taf defends the girls but attacks the mentally disabled. He just isn’t woke.

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:59 pm

Tomous wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Yes, the comedy was overdone in TLJ, particularly the opening scene, fine, whatever, but it hardly killed it. Goodness me.


I think his points about it ruining the tone of the film are completely valid. The comedy is not only bad and unfunny, but the tonal shifts are completely jarring and stop you caring about the story and getting invested in the characters.


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by Preezy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:47 pm

I unsurprisingly agree with all the points made in that video. The comedy was rubbish, but worse than that it ruined the tone of the film. I thought the prequels really struggled with this as well, you’d have moments of darkness followed or preceded by slapstick nonsense and terrible one-liners. Stop getting Star Wars wrong!

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by Tomous » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:58 pm

Preezy wrote:I unsurprisingly agree with all the points made in that video. The comedy was rubbish, but worse than that it ruined the tone of the film. I thought the prequels really struggled with this as well, you’d have moments of darkness followed or preceded by slapstick nonsense and terrible one-liners. Stop getting Star Wars wrong!


I think this is why I hate The Phantom Menace the least with the prequels. It's a far lighter film than the other two, so the slapstick doesn't feel as out of place.


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