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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Also:

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BAD TOUCH SOLO.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Also:

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BAD TOUCH SOLO.

More like handsy solo
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Postby mul21 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:01 pm

Watched Spaceballs last night with my girlfriend and our kids (10, 9, and 8) and they loved it. On another note, my daughter asked if we could watch some Star Wars today (and why not, it's cold and damp and horsefeathers outside) and then proceeded to tell me she likes the original 3 movies better than any of the sequels. I was both surprised and proud of her decision making.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:40 pm

The new Star Wars animated series is going to be set pre-TFA.

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Postby Geech » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:08 am

So, I recently re-watched The Force Awakens after more than two years. The last time I saw it was in the theaters back in December, 2015. It seems like there's been a bit of a sea change in regards to opinions about this film during that time frame. When it came out it seemed like people like it pretty well, but at some point a lot of people started to dislike the film. I gotta say, after watching it again on the small screen I still like it quite a bit. It's got flaws, but it's still a fun, well-paced film with like-able characters buoyed by charismatic actors.

Although I haven't seen The Last Jedi again yet, re-watching TFA really congealed my sense that TLJ didn't give me what I wanted in a sequel. For one thing, too many interesting bits from TFA received virtually no development. Who was Snoke and how did he corrupt Ben Solo? Who are the Knights of Ren and what role do they play in the First Order? Why did the Skywalker lightsaber call to Rey? This stuff didn't even get a few lines of dialog. Additionally, the pacing of TLJ was much worse than TFA. The Force Awakens left me feeling pumped and wanting to know what happened next, while TLJ felt long and had a strange sense of finality to it at the end. I don't think I dislike TLJ, but I think it does feel like a bit of a let-down.

Anyone else re-watched TFA recently? How does it hold up for you?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:18 am

The weirdo fanboys hated it immediately and haven't changed. Normal people appreciated it
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Postby Derwood » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 am

TFA is good and fun, I haven't rewatched TLJ since seeing it in the theater, though I believe my opinion was that it was just ok until the third act
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:34 am

Geech wrote:Who was Snoke


The evil Supreme Leader of the First Order.

and how did he corrupt Ben Solo?


The Force.

Who are the Knights of Ren


Corrupted Jedi who helped Kylo destroy Luke's Jedi Temple.

and what role do they play in the First Order?


Maybe something; maybe nothing. There's still a whole other movie to come, and given that Kylo is now the Supreme Leader it seems very likely we'll learn more about them.

Why did the Skywalker lightsaber call to Rey?


The Force.

Anyone else re-watched TFA recently? How does it hold up for you?


Love it. It and TLJ are great to watch back to back; it's the only of the main saga films to not have a huge time jump between them, so it's pretty fun how well they fit together.
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Postby Geech » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:48 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:The evil Supreme Leader of the First Order.
The Force.
Corrupted Jedi who helped Kylo destroy Luke's Jedi Temple.
Maybe something; maybe nothing. There's still a whole other movie to come, and given that Kylo is now the Supreme Leader it seems very likely we'll learn more about them.
The Force.


This is a great illustration of my point. The only one of these that's actually an answer to my question is the the Knights of Ren, and I don't believe that particular detail was mentioned in the films. Is that supposition or something from a source outside the films?

I'm a bit surprised to hear that you think they fit so well together, but maybe I'll find that I'm wrong once I re-watch it.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:50 am

Geech wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:The evil Supreme Leader of the First Order.
The Force.
Corrupted Jedi who helped Kylo destroy Luke's Jedi Temple.
Maybe something; maybe nothing. There's still a whole other movie to come, and given that Kylo is now the Supreme Leader it seems very likely we'll learn more about them.
The Force.



This is a great illustration of my point. The only one of these that's actually an answer to my question is the the Knights of Ren, and I don't believe that particular detail was mentioned in the films. Is that supposition or something from a source outside the films?

I'm a bit surprised to hear that you think they fit so well together, but maybe I'll find that I'm wrong once I re-watch it.
Why do you need every characters back story?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:03 am

I'm not sure how those weren't answers; when Jedi horsefeathers happens in SW it's a pretty safe bet it's because of the Force.

And Snoke is just the mysterious powerful bad guy who ran the First Order much like the Emperor was just the mysterious powerful bad guy who ran the Empire. They decided to tell the Emperor's story eventually and it was....not good. Campy Big Bads like that definitely work better, IMO, with a Jaws-like, "less is more" approach. You start explaining who they are and where they came from and they start losing the mystique that makes them seem so threatening.

Look at it this way: if Snoke's story was the one being told, then that's what the movie should be about, but the story's not about him. It's like watching LotR and wishing it spent less time with the main characters and more time fleshing out Sauron. Personally I find characters like Kylo and Rey much more interesting than Snoke, and would rather the movies stick with them.

I'm a bit surprised to hear that you think they fit so well together


I mean, TLJ starts at the very same base we just the Rebels at at the end of the last film right after the Starkiller battle, and it also picks up exactly where TFA left off with Rey and Luke.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:04 am

if you like star wars but complain that any of the 3 new ones suck, there's like a 99% chance you're a straight white guy who rages about everything
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:53 am

When TLJ came out, a number of folks pointed out(some of them excitedly!) how the movie ignored plot points/unanswered questions that were definitely introduced/played up in TFA. Doesn’t make either of them bad movies, but while I haven’t personally done it I am a bit confused by the idea that they are especially great to watch back to back because of this.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:16 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:When TLJ came out, a number of folks pointed out(some of them excitedly!) how the movie ignored plot points/unanswered questions that were definitely introduced/played up in TFA. Doesn’t make either of them bad movies, but while I haven’t personally done it I am a bit confused by the idea that they are especially great to watch back to back because of this.
they ignore plot points that nerds obsessed over, but not like, the plot.
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