The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Moggy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:36 am

After the last few months of negativity about the new Star Wars movie, it would have been a much better twist if Taf had loved it. :lol:

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by Denster » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:44 am

:lol:

Finding myself aligned with Taf is strange but he's spot on about TLJ and he's pretty much my final reviewer for this one. If he'd liked it I might have given it a crack.
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by Parksey » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:47 am

I Shot A Kid wrote:
Parksey wrote:Off to see this later. It's almost like it's going to decide my forum allegiances in SW threads for the foreseeable future.

I can't imagine you'll like it, based on the pattern of TLJers in this thread!

I feel for you TLJers, I know what it's like to experience the crushing disappointment of a new Star Wars film. I was so desperate to enjoy TLJ. Finally I am happy about Star Wars again :wub:.


I mean, yeah, it's sort of the same. Sort of like how many different people feel the Force. But when it comes to TLJ, there's still a Dark Side and Light.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:07 am

I was super excited heading in and I still got shivers when the blue text appeared. Was I going in with a neutral mindset? No. But I didn't want to hate it.

But I do. And that's rubbish.

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by 7256930752 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 am

Rudolphin wrote:I was super excited heading in and I still got shivers when the blue text appeared. Was I going in with a neutral mindset? No. But I didn't want to hate it.

But I do. And that's rubbish.

Too much or not enough contemporary humour, slap stick, pointless side plots or flying and surviving in the vacuum of space?

Only teasing. My gut feeling is that for me this will continue the downward trend after the excitement of TFA and I'll continue not understanding how people overlook the obviously bad parts of TLJ.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:20 am

TLJ wasn't perfect, fo sho (and the Mary Poppins scene was indeed poorly done) but I like the messages it was sending and it's attempt to do something different and new.

Here, there are similar poorly executed scenes but the message behind them is "Hey guys, don't worry this is your Star Wars, just like you remember!" It's actively regressive.

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by 7256930752 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:56 am

Weirdly that gives me some optimism. Obviously we've all been in Star Wars mode again so you think about these things more than you perhaps should but TFA moved away from the prequels because it looked and felt how I imagined a modern Star Wars film should, TLJ starting with the mum joke, the slapstick and the Casino felt like a regression back to everything I hated about the prequels. Hopefully this being more like TFA means I will enjoy the initial viewing even if down the line I realise I've been nostalgia baited.

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by Jenuall » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:14 am

If this does really well then that basically confirms the fan base are only interested in a nostalgia trip, a franchise that will endlessly riff on the same beats, themes and ideas from now until the end of time.

If that's what the majority want then fine, I'm sure Disney will keep serving it up to you, but it's a damn shame and it will be something that I'll struggle to be interested in going forward.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:20 am

Hime wrote:Weirdly that gives me some optimism. Obviously we've all been in Star Wars mode again so you think about these things more than you perhaps should but TFA moved away from the prequels because it looked and felt how I imagined a modern Star Wars film should, TLJ starting with the mum joke, the slapstick and the Casino felt like a regression back to everything I hated about the prequels. Hopefully this being more like TFA means I will enjoy the initial viewing even if down the line I realise I've been nostalgia baited.


Obviously I disagree with all that, but it's worth saying I think my biggest surprise was how much this film dumps on TFA as well as TLJ. It has no reverence for any of the previous films in this new trilogy, so desperate is it to be nostalgia fuel.

Also, and I didn't mention this earlier as it's relatively minor, but some of the special effects in this look straight garbage. If you moaned about Poppins Leia there are at least 2 scenes that make that sequence look like strawberry floating...Shaft.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Jenuall » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:35 am

Surely only Jar Jar Binks is capable of making things look like strawberry floating Shaft? :shock:

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by Frank » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:53 am

I watched the Last Jedi yesterday and I still don't see what's quite so dreadful about the casino section. It takes up a tiny fraction of the films runtime, and in a film that's all about failure doesn't it make sense for it to be a bit of a pointless excursion?

Worst thing about it is machine-gun-action-hero BB-8. It's no worse than the TELL THAT TO KANJIKLUB rathtar section from the Force Awakens

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by Hexx » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 am

Frank wrote:I watched the Last Jedi yesterday and I still don't see what's quite so dreadful about the casino section. It takes up a tiny fraction of the films runtime, and in a film that's all about failure doesn't it make sense for it to be a bit of a pointless excursion?

Worst thing about it is machine-gun-action-hero BB-8.


Cartoon CGI
Overall pointless to larger plot (other than getting loads of people killed again by Poe)
Heavy-handed messgae.
Looks very "earth like". Lazy and boring.
Plot is driven by stupidity. The only reason there's any tension of them being caught is they landed their ship on the beach in full view etc

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by Godzilla » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:57 am

Also the fact they are looking for a code breaker, mess up that because they can't park a ship, but just so happen to end up in prison with the world's best code breaker. What are the chances.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Hexx » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:58 am

God TLJ is so lazy

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by Jenuall » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am

They're in a strawberry floating rush, they're not going to look for the premium bloody parking space! :lol:

CGI is better than the octopus monster from the cringe-fest that is the Kanjiklub section of TFA.

It's not pointless to the larger plot - it's integral to Finn's arc. :fp:

Oh and if you think that looks like Earth then I need to get out more! :lol:

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by Tomous » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:09 am

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:They're in a strawberry floating rush, they're not going to look for the premium bloody parking space! :lol:

CGI is better than the octopus monster from the cringe-fest that is the Kanjiklub section of TFA.

It's not pointless to the larger plot - it's integral to Finn's arc. :fp:

Oh and if you think that looks like Earth then I need to get out more! :lol:



I still can't believe that got the greenlight :lol:

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:13 am

Did you get sand in your fanny today Hexx? You're being an absolute twat for no reason at all

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by Tomous » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:16 am

Hime wrote:Weirdly that gives me some optimism. Obviously we've all been in Star Wars mode again so you think about these things more than you perhaps should but TFA moved away from the prequels because it looked and felt how I imagined a modern Star Wars film should, TLJ starting with the mum joke, the slapstick and the Casino felt like a regression back to everything I hated about the prequels. Hopefully this being more like TFA means I will enjoy the initial viewing even if down the line I realise I've been nostalgia baited.



See this is my biggest issue with TLJ. Everyone goes on about the plot, but I don't have too many issues with a lot of the major story beats, even if I don't feel like some character's decisions"fit" their personality.

But the writing truly is woeful. So much of the humour falls flat and is out of place, and the tonal shifts from scene to scene are jarring and serve to undermine the more serious parts of the film. It's ultimately why I consider it a badly made film. Or badly edited film I should say perhaps as I still think it looks amazing in parts (ignoring the dodgy casino sequence). The hyperdrive weapon moment is one of the best SW moments ever and I love the fight on Crait. All really well put together.

Either way though, I do think it's a shame RoTS has just completely ignored some of the directions TLJ took with its' story. It just puts another nail in the trilogy's coffin.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:20 am

The problem with any of us trying to hold up the standard of humour in either film is that it is clearly so very subjective.

Do I think the mum joke is one of the worst lines across the entire saga? Yes. Is it feasible that Taf and the Knights of TLJ genuinely found it funny? Of course it is!

Now the situation has flipped on its head – I genuinely laughed out loud at least 3-4 times during RoS, whereas Taf found the jokes to almost entirely fall flat.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Tomous » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:22 am

I would watch a Star Wars film called Taf and the Knights of TLJ.

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