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« Reply #40 on: 10-10-2017 14:59 »

I was thinking that I might skip the trailer but then I thought, what's the point? It's gonna be unavoidable on social media and YouTube thumbnails, and play in front of other movies at the cinema.

It didn't feel like it spoiled much. Gives more of idea on what the story's about compared to the other one, and the only real potential spoilery material looks deliberately misleading.

Thanks for the analysis, UrL! It makes me a lot less concerned about the few seconds of video I'll unavoidably see here and there or the odd semi-spoiler comment I'll come across in the runup to the madness. smile I managed to avoid all but a few glimpses of the Rogue One trailers.

Just how insane do you expect opening week to be in Adelaide? Do you enjoy being part of the insanity or do you plan to let things cool down a couple of weeks before seeing it?



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« Reply #41 on: 10-10-2017 16:10 »

Avoiding the trailer? Talk about hating happiness and joy. frown
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« Reply #42 on: 10-10-2017 18:27 »


hahaha tongue

I prefer to rein in my desires and pass on immediate gratification, the better to experience and savor a much more intense joy and happiness later smile

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« Reply #43 on: 10-10-2017 19:53 »

Just join past you with future you or something.  Whatever you're trying to do, just alter time I guess, or alter time in you, or alter you in time.  Something.
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« Reply #44 on: 10-11-2017 09:37 »

Just how insane do you expect opening week to be in Adelaide? Do you enjoy being part of the insanity or do you plan to let things cool down a couple of weeks before seeing it?

Well, I almost always watch a new movie on its opening weekend, but normally I'll go around noon where its less popular. I believe I did that for Rogue One, however I don't think I did for TFA.

My local cinema isn't particularly massive so there's not much of a worry for seats running out.

And I do love being part of the insanity. I didn't think TFA was fantastic (though I certainly enjoyed it quite a lot) but the hype and atmosphere building up to it was magical. I doubt TLJ will match that
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« Reply #45 on: 10-13-2017 17:58 »
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A book was published earlier this month titled Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View. It's a collection of 40 short stories, all written by different authors & all set during/around the time of A New Hope (40 years since the film was released, hence 40 stories)

Have to say, I'm really enjoying it. Not sure if it's canon or not, but there's some real interesting tales in it. I have 10 stories left to read, but so far the best one has to be "The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper" by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction, which basically tells the tale leading up to how all of these characters:



end up in that spot in the film. Entertaining as hell! Highly recommend.
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« Reply #46 on: 11-10-2017 00:08 »
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Rian Johnson, Writer-Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Create All-New Star Wars Trilogy

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As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.
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« Reply #47 on: 11-10-2017 03:45 »

The angle I read in Danish media was that Disney has had some bad years - financially - and apparently Star Wars is now their only major source of income.  So expect Star Wars movies from hereon until we're all dead.

Live long and prosper, my ass.
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« Reply #48 on: 11-10-2017 03:54 »

May the Sequel be with you.
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« Reply #49 on: 11-10-2017 05:53 »

The angle I read in Danish media was that Disney has had some bad years - financially - and apparently Star Wars is now their only major source of income.  So expect Star Wars movies from hereon until we're all dead.

Live long and prosper, my ass.

Seriously?  The mouse stopped printing nazi bucks?
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« Reply #50 on: 11-29-2017 19:37 »

Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored

 really dont like how this sounds... it could be literally be a new Ewoks movie ..or gungans..or Gunwoks..
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« Reply #51 on: 11-30-2017 04:40 »

Can't wait for the ewoks sequel.
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« Reply #52 on: 11-30-2017 09:23 »

Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored

 really dont like how this sounds... it could be literally be a new Ewoks movie ..or gungans..or Gunwoks..

To me, it doesn't "sound" like anything. There's not exactly a lot to go on here, though I seriously doubt that whatever it is would be too divorced from the rest of Star Wars.

The fact that they're basically handing the keys to a new trilogy over to this guy is a hopeful sign, though. I doubt they'd be doing that if they weren't happy with TLJ.
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« Reply #53 on: 11-30-2017 10:11 »

Yeap... but that "unseen corner" sugest it will be away from the jedi, the rebelion, empire, etc... and thats what i dont like.. it could be still good ..  but its like if you say you are making a Lord of the rings new trilogy "from an unseen corner of the world with totally new characters" .. you end up with something wich could be in any fiction world.. same with star wars.. and when you do that you end with stuff like the Ewoks movies
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« Reply #54 on: 12-01-2017 08:16 »

There's a bunch of really cool stuff in the EU though, neh?
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« Reply #55 on: 12-16-2017 01:25 »

Has anyone seen The Last Jedi? It's pretty cool. They finally made a decent Star Wars movie.
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« Reply #56 on: 12-16-2017 04:41 »

Saw it this afternoon and really liked it. Hamil was phenomenal
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« Reply #57 on: 12-16-2017 09:05 »

'Twas pretty cool indeed. The thing I liked the most was how often it subverted expectations; the good guys weren't constantly outsmarting the villains with cunning plans. In fact, pretty much all their plans were fucked up in some way. Also, Kylo Ren is shaping up to be a really good villain, I think.


If I had any criticisms it would be that the scenes on the rich casino planet dragged on a bit and could have been shorter. Also, BB-8 seems a little overpowered for such a tiny, non-combat orientated droid. And poor old R2-D2 did fuck all. frown

Now the real question is: what in Jar-Jar's name are they going to do regarding the death of Carrie Fisher? I've no idea of how they're gonna write their way out of this one.
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« Reply #58 on: 12-16-2017 15:31 »

Yeah, I have similar concerns about the Carrie Fisher situation

Anyway, I really enjoyed this movie quite a lot. The battle scenes (especially the aforementioned stuff with Kylo Ren and Rey) were well-done, there were plenty of funny moments, and the acting was top-notch. For a movie that, like all movies these days, is far too long on paper (two and a half hours? Gimme a break!), my attention never really wavered, and I think that's probably a testament to the cast itself and how much chemistry exists between all these characters: I just want those plucky little rebel forces to succeed, damn it!

Of course, I do still have questions about Rey's parentage--I don't think the answer we got here was satisfactory, and it seems like sort of a red herring to me--and of course I'm nervous about how they'll handle Carrie Fisher's death, but I'd still say this movie was superior to the last one. I found myself barely missing Han Solo--which is saying a lot, because he is the fucking coolest.

Oh, and as for this:

And poor old R2-D2 did fuck all. frown

He did get to lay a big ol' guilt trip on Luke by showing him the footage of Leia begging Obi-Wan for help, and at least that was pretty amusing.
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« Reply #59 on: 12-16-2017 23:24 »

Regarding Carrie:

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« Reply #60 on: 12-17-2017 00:30 »

Love is always sacrifice. 

Isn't it obvious that Star Wars is the Bible in space yet?


I probably won't see this movie for a year or so, so if anybody wants to spoiler everything in the movie for me, that would be great.
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« Reply #61 on: 12-17-2017 00:58 »

I probably won't see this movie for a year or so, so if anybody wants to spoiler everything in the movie for me, that would be great.
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« Reply #62 on: 12-17-2017 01:33 »

Keep it coming.  smile
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« Reply #63 on: 12-17-2017 12:28 »

I thought The Last Jedi was likable enough and I am intrigued to see what direction they will take the third film in. I don't understand the amount of hate it is getting online.

The acting, visuals, and character development were fine but there was too much contrivance ( i.e. things happening, or not happening, for no other reason than the story demanded it) in the plot for the movie to be really satisfying.

Rating: B+


Its worse than that, its physics, Jim.
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« Reply #64 on: 12-17-2017 18:58 »

Saw the very first showing of TLJ at my local cinema.

3 days later, and I still can't decide how I feel about it. There were some really, really amazing & creative scenes. But there were also some really, really awful & cringey ones that felt like they were straight-out of the prequels.

The good:


The bad:


I probably have waaaaaaay more opinions on this movie, but I'm still trying to process it all right now. A lot happened!
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« Reply #65 on: 12-17-2017 23:21 »

My brain still doesnt know what to make out of all this

motto certainly was "this is not going to go the way you think!"
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« Reply #66 on: 12-18-2017 07:53 »

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« Reply #67 on: 12-18-2017 09:38 »

Did you just unspoiled somebody else's spoilers? :3

Edit:. Nevermind, I'm wrong.  Kept original post to admit wrongness.
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« Reply #68 on: 12-18-2017 12:04 »

Regarding Carrie:

As for Danny's post:
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« Reply #69 on: 12-18-2017 12:10 »

I think I'm beginning to like your opinions a lot cyber_turnip.  You actually do seem to have good (almost objective, if not objective) reasoning behind your tastes.  I think.
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« Reply #70 on: 12-18-2017 20:40 »

Thanks!
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« Reply #71 on: 12-20-2017 09:43 »

I finally saw this movie on Monday, and came into this thread expecting so much toxicity...so kudos on not fulfilling those expectations. I’ll have some thoughts soon I guess.
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« Reply #72 on: 12-20-2017 16:56 »

We're not all asholes, Josh.  frown
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« Reply #73 on: 12-21-2017 08:21 »

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« Reply #74 on: 12-25-2017 16:25 »

I am not a true Star Wars fan. frown

That's okay.
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« Reply #76 on: 12-31-2017 23:03 »

‘Solo’ Locks In Key ‘Star Wars’ Veteran (EXCLUSIVE)

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‘Solo’ will stay in the ‘Star Wars’ family with veteran franchise composer John Williams set to write the theme for the standalone film about Han Solo, slated for release on May 25. It will be Williams’ ninth assignment.
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« Reply #77 on: 01-01-2018 03:13 »

I'm glad Harrison Ford still gets work.  Can't wait for American Graffitti 2.
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« Reply #78 on: 01-03-2018 00:25 »

You mean American Graffiti 3.
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« Reply #79 on: 01-03-2018 01:16 »

Well, that was quick.
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