Trailer finally dropped
You will be shocked, SHOCKED to learn I can't say I agree! Unless you're bad expectations are so unreasonable in themselves, like visible green screen or boom mics in the shit, this still didn't seem very promising; though Glover as Lando looked cool as expected, and it's nice to actually see ships and shit and it being "real" instead of just a blob of good or bad expectations in your mind. But whether it's a turd or not, it's going to have that Disney polish, so the red flags will be more subtle (just check out the Attack of the Clones teaser that makes it look like a genuine Shakespearian tragedy as opposed to the filmmaking Shakspearian tragedy it is). Granted, it doesn't look as obviously bad as Justice League, but it did look totally drab and uninspired literally and figuratively and didn't do anything to make me look forward to it. It also looked like they're still hiding Ehrenreich a bit and if that's the best footage they've got... it ain't going to be good. Not only did he not seem right for the part, he also didn't display any charisma to make it his own (it was like Star Trek fan movie casting). I don't even think I'm going to go see this in theaters, not out of protest or anything, just regular "it's doesn't look worth running out to see" movie apathy. Anyway, while it could still be at least palatable to general audiences, and talk about damning with fainr praise, there's still the potential that it's Disney's own prequel Waterloo.Johnstantine said:Looks better than I thought it would.
Here's hoping it's good. Can't wait to see it!
Yeah, it's akin to making a Luke Skywalker spinoff... isn't that already Star Wars, basically? Han Solo is a close second in that regard, eating up at least a third of the story and screentime. That's why I think the only reason this happened right away is because Kasdan said yes to writing it while they made TFA. Otherwise, it's not a great idea for a "spinoff" as you say. We'd be better off with the Boba Fett, Obi-Wan or X-Wing/Rogue Squadron movie, which everyone thought Rogue One would be until it was yet another uninspired assemble a crew for a heist story... hmmm, sounds familiar. =)Walter said:I really wonder if they can generate excitement for this one... For a spinoff, Han Solo seems like such a known quantity, versus fresh territory like Rogue One.
Probably, but like we've been saying "young Han" is not exactly the most fertile idea, especially when you consider how plentiful and iconic the character already is, as well as the actor tied to him. Lando, on the other hand, is still relatively fresh ground, and not as big a suspension of disbelief because the age difference is more pronounced and the casting much better. Whereas I believe Alden Ehrenreich as a few years younger Han Solo like I believe that guy from How I Met Your Mother is going to inexplicably start sounding like Bob Saget in his late middle age.Walter said:I'd be down for that. But if they had went that route, fanboys would be crying over the lack of a Han Solo movie
Seriously, this should have been the movie!
Hopefully still possible if Solo isn't a total disaster (hard to believe it won't at least be successful enough to save face) and Lando will be among the projects one those purported Disney/Lucasfilm secret hires is working on.
No shit, it shouldn't be hard not to release them every six months. It's too bad the Obi-Wan movie was a casulty of that, since it's actually a sort of natural idea given his status in the series and a 20 year hiatus to work with. Too bad most of that potential has already been tapped in comics and cartoons, but Hell, after they fucked up separating the wheat from the chaff of the EU (they should have at least kept the Thrawn trilogy for credibility, but nope, gotta sell new, worse, stories). Hell, they should have just adapted the Thrawn trilogy for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX but extended the timeline to 30 years later. Would probably be better than the Last Jedi and what's to come, and that's probably where it's headed with the fans ("Thrawn is the REAL sequel trilogy!" =).https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-iger-disneys-streaming-service-james-gunn-star-wars-slowdown-1145493 said:Many believe Disney should pump the breaks and not put out a Star Wars movie each year.
I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films.
Care or not, this faint criticism amounts to pretty high praise considering the source... Hmmmm hmmmmmmmm (this is a referenceAazealh said:Actually saw the movie yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. Might be because I really didn't care.