The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Lagamorph » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:51 pm

Booked tickets to see Rise of the Skywalker on the Friday night after it comes out with my Dad and Brother :toot: . Think I should be able to avoid spoilers for two days.

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by Rudolphin » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:06 pm

Empire is the only film from the original trilogy that's genuinely great. ANH is extremely slow and rather dull, and a bunch of RoTJ's runtime is taken up by the pointless Jabba section and teddy bears with rocks.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:24 pm

Taf :wub:

Spot on summary of the original trilogy there. Just how slow ANH is really surprised me on my most recent re-watch, particularly the first half.

I still need to watch Solo and Rogue One. Got a feeling I will really like Rogue One but find Solo a disappointment.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:26 pm

If you don't find Solo a disappointment then you're a disappointment.

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:30 pm

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by Bethlehemster » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 pm

@Taf


New Hope is boring and slow? I think that may have finally rendered me speechless?

You cite Rogue one but a huge part of Rogue one's appeal is because it leads up to the start of New hope and fleshes out a lot of its content. It's the first film - it needs to set up so much. I'm stunned by that description.


The ewoks are divisive I get that. But Jabba's palace section unnecessary? As opposed to the visit to the casino planet? With the wonderful creatures racing through it?

They went there to rescue Han. It's their obvious first intention leading on from ESB. It establishes and showcases Luke's confidence and new skills and sets up the rest of the film. If I didn't know better I'd guess your objections are because Leia is in a skimpy outfit.


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by Wedgie » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:36 pm

Solo was actually good.

And I agree with Denster. Jabba’s Place is important as Jabba is mentioned in Ep 4 for god’s sake, and Han was taken to Jabba in ep5 and you expect our heroes to leave him there for the whole of ep6? Madness.

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by Hime » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:34 am

ANH could have used more contemporary humour and slap stick comedy.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:09 am

Opinions are opinions are opinions. All the first three are good in their own way but, minus the nostalgia factor, Empire is the only one of them that holds up as an almost flawless sci-fi classic to be placed alongside films like 2001 and Alien.

EDIT: And Solo was bad. Not prequel bad, but bad.

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by Bethlehemster » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:31 am

I have to confess - I still haven't seen Solo.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:39 am

I need to see it again really as I was sort of half watching it but I think that says enough. The story is fine, but the characters are boring af and Emilia Clarke is way, way out of her depth with a character that changes personality every other scene (both the writer's fault for the poor portrayal and Clarke's for being wooden af and completely unbelievable as a distinct character). Also it does the thing where every single strawberry floating thing in the film needs to play into previously establish lore. It's incredibly tedious.

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by Merry Christmous Everyone » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:46 am

Yeah, a lot of the references to the original trilogy lore are really lame.

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by Hime » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:49 am

I watched Solo on a plane. It was fine.

Taf do you believe that TLJ is in the level of Alien and 2001 given that you think it's the equal of ESB?

I get liking the much needed injection originality that TLJ brings to the series but there are four or five scenes that are either outright bad or completely at odds tonally with the original trilogy that I cant fathom how someone could rate on par with the best of the bunch.

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by Wedgie » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:55 am

Emilia Clarke was rubbish, but the rest were better than I thought. Especially Lando.

And the twist at the end was something I wasn’t expecting!

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by Bethlehemster » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:58 am

Hime wrote:I watched Solo on a plane. It was fine.

Taf do you believe that TLJ is in the level of Alien and 2001 given that you think it's the equal of ESB?

I get liking the much needed injection originality that TLJ brings to the series but there are four or five scenes that are either outright bad or completely at odds tonally with the original trilogy that I cant fathom how someone could rate on par with the best of the bunch.

That's my take. Loved Last Jedi but not to that degree.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:58 am

My ranking had them as the same as I simply can't choose between them. ESB is so couched in nostalgia for me that viewing it completely objectively as a work of film is impossible. I rate TLJ so highly because for the first time since ESB it attempted to expand what Star Wars could be. Is it perfect? Heck no. Is it what the series needed? I think so. It's also a strawberry floating great film and the scenes people have issues with...I don't, or at least not at the level that's common out there. Apart from the usual contrivances*, there's nothing there that breaks the spell

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Like, people are all up in TLJ's face about logical inconsistencies and gooseberry fool but we watched TFA last night and it's fucken full of the same thing. Why do they need to stop at Maz Kanata's when they could just take Rey and Finn to the rebel base immediately (handwaved as needing a "clean" ship but, guess strawberry floating what the Falcon goes to the Rebel base eventually regardless)? Whose map is that anyway? Who are the Resistance, and how are they linked to the Republic? The First Order of what? Starkiller Base's lasers travel the entire strawberry floating galaxy instantaneously and no-one comments. I mean, I could put "Starkiller strawberry floating Base" here and it would count as possibly the biggest inconsistency in the entire franchise.

*sigh*

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by Merry Christmous Everyone » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:10 am

Well, at the time we thought The Last Jedi would expand on the answers to a lot of those questions which it obviously didn’t do.

So TLJ was so bad it made TFA worse ;)

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by Bethlehemster » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 am

Tafdolphin wrote:My ranking had them as the same as I simply can't choose between them. ESB is so couched in nostalgia for me that viewing it completely objectively as a work of film is impossible. I rate TLJ so highly because for the first time since ESB it attempted to expand what Star Wars could be. Is it perfect? Heck no. Is it what the series needed? I think so. It's also a strawberry floating great film and the scenes people have issues with...I don't, or at least not at the level that's common out there. Apart from the usual contrivances*, there's nothing there that breaks the spell

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Like, people are all up in TLJ's face about logical inconsistencies and gooseberry fool but we watched TFA last night and it's fucken full of the same thing. Why do they need to stop at Maz Kanata's when they could just take Rey and Finn to the rebel base immediately (handwaved as needing a "clean" ship but, guess strawberry floating what the Falcon goes to the Rebel base eventually regardless)? Whose map is that anyway? Who are the Resistance, and how are they linked to the Republic? The First Order of what? Starkiller Base's lasers travel the entire strawberry floating galaxy instantaneously and no-one comments. I mean, I could put "Starkiller strawberry floating Base" here and it would count as possibly the biggest inconsistency in the entire franchise.

*sigh*



And yet I agree with all this as well.

This is what makes my blood boil about next months film.

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by Hime » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:16 am

See I have more issue with the forced comedy stuff that isn't present in any of the films with the exception of ATC and the awful CG stuff in the casino and BB8 ATST bit could be ripped straight out of that film. I think you're right that if you start breaking down the logic behind the story progression a lot of it probably boils down to "why did X do this then they could have...".

I find it hard too be objective about TFA and TLJ. I loved TFA and left the cinema buzzing, even looking back and acknowledging that the first scene with Han is a bit prequal CGI rubbish, some of the X-Wing flying is a bit odd and yet another pseudo Death Star scene that is somehow more boring than the scene in Episode One, I still attach my initial positive impression with how I feel about the film. Similarly with TLJ even though I've changed my objective opinion on certain things I find it hard to remove my initial feeling of disappointment.

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by Rudolphin » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am

Tomous wrote:Well, at the time we thought The Last Jedi would expand on the answers to a lot of those questions which it obviously didn’t do.

So TLJ was so bad it made TFA worse ;)


I get that a load of people don't like TLJ but none of the quibbles I had with TFA were set up for a next film to explain them. Like, I like TFA but strawberry float it does an atrocious job of setting out the board. I only learned the difference between the Republic and the Resistance and where the First Order fit into the whole thing by doing extra reading. If anything TLJ simplifies things and makes everything easier to get to grips with.

EDIT: For the record I left the cinema after TFA absolutely strawberry floating beaming. I was incredibly jazzed and overwhelmed that Star Wars was strawberry floating back baby!

Bethlehemster wrote:[This is what makes my blood boil about next months film.


I haven't read the spoilers but it's the least excited I've been for a SW film since, strawberry float even before Revenge. I'm genuinely worried Abrams is just going to ignore everything in TLJ and reset the board again in a completely illogical way.

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