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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Proj2501 on Today at 05:44:56 AM »
Hated it. So, so many lingering questions remain.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by JMP on Today at 01:49:29 AM »
I felt like I watched about 3 movies in one. And not in a good way. There was WAY too much shit going on for my liking. Sometimes less is more and this felt like it was just too cluttered. That being said, there were definitely moments I enjoyed along with some eye-rollers. I think I need to watch it again to see Adam Driver with his shirt offÖ..er I mean view things afresh after I let everything that happened sink in a bit. Not that I can even remember everything that happened. :ganishka: I was a bit tired today, so that may have affected my experience also. I'll give it a second try!
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Griffith on Today at 01:23:52 AM »
I think over time, TLJ will be looked upon kindly.

I could see that, but I could also see it sharing a fate more akin to the other Jedi and its more mixed reputation, or worse... The Prequels! :magni: Time will tell, though.

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Hell, when Empire came out it didnít have a quarter of the praise it has today.

Yeah, but that's because Empire is one of the best sequels ever and that good. As your own observations note TLJ is not and has little in common with Empire to warrant a comparison besides relative sequential order. I'd also quibble with the idea TLJ has any more of an ending than Empire, which has one of the most memorable climaxes and resolutions in film history despite people focusing on it not ending with a literal explosion like its predecessor and most of its successors (that's part if what makes it better). By contrast, TLJ doesn't go anywhere but where it should have started and a goofy feel good non-sequitor that ties into the least essential part of the movie for better or worse (more reason for that part to exist I guess). Give me the weathered mains staring resolutely out a window any day. Miura should end Berserk that way. =)
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Johnstantine on Today at 12:43:24 AM »
Want.....to.....press.......spoilers.... :magni:

But really, the fact no one on here is freaking out tells a story.  Sometimes we over react with joy and sometimes we know right away we donít like something.  This just has one big ďeh, itís okĒ written all over it.  Much like the games Iíve played in the last few months (not you, odyssey!) Luke warm is not gonna sit well with my stomach.

I think over time, TLJ will be looked upon kindly. Hell, when Empire came out it didnít have a quarter of the praise it has today.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Salem on Today at 12:06:37 AM »
Want.....to.....press.......spoilers.... :magni:

But really, the fact no one on here is freaking out tells a story.  Sometimes we over react with joy and sometimes we know right away we donít like something.  This just has one big ďeh, itís okĒ written all over it.  Much like the games Iíve played in the last few months (not you, odyssey!) Luke warm is not gonna sit well with my stomach.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Johnstantine on December 15, 2017, 10:47:52 PM »
I enjoyed the movie for what it was. It had some glaring problems Could the dreadnaught chasing the cruiser be any fucking slower? Jesus Christ, come on.

The good:

- The atmosphere was awesome. I felt like they had the same tone as Empire, which is always a plus.
- The visuals were impressive, especially when Holdo hit the deadnaught at light-speed. The whole audience was like "Oh my God". It was awesome.
- Luke standing in front of Kylo and the First Order. Super powerful moment. I only wish they would have had Luke crush one of the AT-ATs with the force like he did in Dark Empire.
- Leia was awesome the entire movie. I think this is the first time I've actually enjoyed her character, actually.
- Kylo killed it. I loved him in this movie. I loved seeing the good in him when he took his thumb off the firing trigger. He still loves his mom. The dude is just the most confused villain in the history of villains. I can't wait for his redemption in Episode 55.
- Hux was cool, even though I hate him. Domnhal Gleason is my man crush, so that's why he's in the good list.
- I felt it ended on a high note. I was afraid they would go full Empire with it and it be a cliffhanger. Glad they decided against it.


The bad:

- The story. The most glaring problem was when Holdo just didn't tell them the plan in the first place. It could have saved Finn and Rose a trip as well as keeping the escape ships safe since DJ never would have said anything.
- The lessons. When Rey immediately goes to the dark side and Luke tells her, it's never revisited. I'm not even sure what the lesson was.
- Did Luke even train Rey, outside of telling her to feel the force?
- Luke's character. I felt like he was all over the place in terms of characterization. He was either serious, funny, or brooding. I still loved him for being on the screen, but old, broken Luke just isn't for me.
- Poe. I have come to the conclusion that I just do not like Poe. At all. All he had was his black X-wing, and now he doesn't even have that.
- Finn. I don't feel like he developed at all from TFA.
- Rey. I think Daisy Ridley is just as confused playing the character as we all are watching her. She's like Luke when he was younger, but just way more naive and dumb.
- Snoke. I don't think he's actually dead. If he is, then I feel like his character was WAY underused and not very menacing.


Aside from the bad, it's still a good movie. I will be seeing it again in theaters for sure=)
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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« Last post by Sareth on December 15, 2017, 06:52:51 PM »
This actually happens all the time (and across the world) with Griff's "20 years later" joke image.  :ganishka:

That's exactly what I was referring to. People are gullible.
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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« Last post by jackson_hurley on December 15, 2017, 06:44:30 PM »
This actually happens all the time (and across the world) with Griff's "20 years later" joke image.  :ganishka:

Darn! I near;y forgot about that one! I got fooled too when it came out.  :ganishka:
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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« Last post by Walter on December 15, 2017, 06:24:31 PM »
It's only a matter of time before some noob posts your mock up on Reddit or Tumblr believing it's legit.

This actually happens all the time (and across the world) with Griff's "20 years later" joke image.  :ganishka:
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