The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Tomous » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:46 pm

OrangeXMS wrote:The frustrating thing about disliking TLJ is people assuming my reasons for it. The argument always seems to be between "subversion good so film good" and "subversion bad so film bad" while I'm more of the opinion that "subversion good but film still bad" which neither side seem to acknowledge as being a possible opinion.



Yep, this is my position too and I also share your frustrations.

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by captain red dog » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:26 pm

Merry Christmous Everyone wrote:
I Shot A Kid wrote:I would be so happy if I ended up loving TLJ. I've seen it three times — maybe I just need to give it a couple more viewings!



I mean, keep trying but at what point does it become Stockholm Syndrome? ;)

Honestly, I despised the film, thought it was the worst in the series, and whilst I don't think it's anywhere near the best now, I really enjoyed it this time around.

I have no idea why, the same stuff annoys me, like the Casino Planet, the whole Rose/Finn thing was just so badly done, Luke being Grumpy etc. But by the end they actually got Luke back to where he was, and Yoda's message to him was the thing that got him there as it always was.

I remember my brother hated the prequel trilogy, but being 10 years younger than him I absolutely loved it as a kid. Maybe it's just one of those things that is always going to be better through the eyes of a child. I have no other explanation as to why I am now a TLJ fan! :lol:

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by LightWanderer » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:36 pm

Watched the final movie this evening.

Objectively, Empire Strikes Back is the best of the saga.

In terms of personal preference (for the record I saw the prequels first):

(1) Revenge of the Sith/Rise of Skywalker
(3) Return of the Jedi
(4) Empire Strikes Back
(5) Attack of the Clones
(6) A New Hope
(7) The Force Awakens
(8) Phantom Menace
(9) there's only eight movies worth talking about in the Skywalker Saga

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by Hexx » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:14 am

Opening weekend box office is apparently $175m.

The Force Awakens got to $220m, and The Last Jedi amazingly got to $250m

It’s still going to make them loads of money but can’t help expecting they’ll be disappointed

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by Parksey » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:36 am

Is the drop-off in line with what usually happens to the third film in a trilogy though?

Apparently TLJ had a similar drop-off percentage-wise compared to Attack of the Clones and Empire.

AOTC and TLJ were never going to match their predecessor's totals, seeing as they were released after a long hiatus and with anticipation much higher.

I think TLJ will have slightly hurt ROS, but also the numerous leaks and reports of it being a bit of a mess being widespread well before release. I'd be surprised if its numbers were as a result of that though, rather than just the natural diminishing returns of more films in the series. Having Solo and Rogue One as well will have heightened that.

Not sure studio execs will think like that though. As Jim Sterling says, they just want all the money.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:01 am

Gonna have a Johnson day today. Rewatch of TLJ followed by a trip to see Knives Out.

A pallette cleanser day.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:52 am

Just finished watching The Force Awakens, just got The Last Jedi to watch tomorrow and then I’m hopefully going to see The Rise of Skywalker on Sunday :toot:

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:04 am

:dread:

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:02 am

I’ve heard it’s got pretty mixed reviews but I’m looking forward to seeing it nonetheless! Done well to not see any spoilers thus far as well.

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by Moggy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:15 am



:lol:

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by Jenuall » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:13 pm

Sat with the kids waiting for this to start now.

Just spent the best part of ten quid to buy a strawberry floating soft drink, have a feeling that's not going to be the last time I'm strawberry floated over this afternoon.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Jenuall » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:59 pm

Complete and utter bullshit.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:01 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Complete and utter bullshit.


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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Tomous » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Complete and utter bullshit.


Look, next time just pop to a Tesco Express on the way and buy a bottle of coke for £1.50, it’s easily avoidable.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Jenuall » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:44 pm

:lol:

Got to digest the spoiler thread now and see if there is anything of value left to add!

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by DarkRula » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:04 pm

I think we already covered it all.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:32 pm

So I think they said that's it for Star Wars films for a little while didn't they? So we probably aren't going to see anymore spin-offs or the new 'saga' until probably around 2023 at the earliest?

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:34 pm

Lagamorph wrote:So I think they said that's it for Star Wars films for a little while didn't they? So we probably aren't going to see anymore spin-offs or the new 'saga' until probably around 2023 at the earliest?


I seem to recall they're talking about a 3 year break? Then it was supposed to be D&D's film but now it looks like it'll be Rian Johnson's trilogy

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Tomous » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 pm

There’s a lot of projects swirling about, they haven’t really committed to the next movie’s yet. D&D being sacked probably kills that trilogy so the Rian Johnson trilogy might get the 2022 trilogy slot they’ve mentioned before. There was also that Obi Wan Star Wars Story film but it sounds like that’s moved to a Disney+ project.


There’s been talk by Disney of a Kevin Feige Star Wars project though. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that become the new focus in a few years.

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PostRe: The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*
by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:47 pm

Obi Wan is in full production under Deborah Chow. It'll hit Disney+ sometime before the new films

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