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Postby Derwood » Sun May 27, 2018 3:06 am

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Cubswin11 wrote:Gauging the energy level of a theatre for a movie seems like something Bill Simmons would tweet about


I'm saying I don't know if the jokes sucked or if the audience sucked.


why dont you just have an opinion for yourself


I think the writing was mostly "meh". I was surprised that Lawrence Kasdan was one of the writers. The first ten minutes were laughably bad, but it got better later in the movie

I'm sure some of the uneveness of the movie was due to the change in directors.
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Postby javy knows my name » Sun May 27, 2018 2:04 pm

It was exactly what I wanted it to be. Can't wait to see it again
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Postby Derwood » Sun May 27, 2018 3:50 pm

The movie did a nice (and subtle) job of world building while keeping the story specific to the characters. The two stand-alone "Story" movies have been great at this.
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Postby New York Cubs Fan » Sun May 27, 2018 5:05 pm

Derwood wrote:The movie did a nice (and subtle) job of world building while keeping the story specific to the characters. The two stand-alone "Story" movies have been great at this.


Derwood is coming back here to regurgitate each time he reads some fanboy's breakdown.
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Postby Derwood » Sun May 27, 2018 5:12 pm

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Derwood wrote:The movie did a nice (and subtle) job of world building while keeping the story specific to the characters. The two stand-alone "Story" movies have been great at this.


Derwood is coming back here to regurgitate each time he reads some fanboy's breakdown.


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Postby Regular Show » Sun May 27, 2018 6:40 pm

I don't have high hopes for Solo so hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised when I go watch it. It has a 71% on Rottentomatoes right now, but I've heard good things about the movie so I'm not too worried.
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Postby snoodmonger » Sun May 27, 2018 6:56 pm

Piping hot Snood takes coming thru re: Solo:

I thought it was fine. Given the production buzz, I was expecting a lot worse. But it wasn't a 10/10 for me by any stretch.

A prequel about a beloved character is going to hinge almost entirely on casting. The usual stakes (character survival, etc) are taken out of play. So we're left with hoping a new actor can recreate a ton of magic. Alden Ehrenreich did not. Would I have thought differently about his performance had I not known it was such a source of consternation on set? Possibly. And he was better than I expected, given all that. But he just didn't totally deliver as a young Han. To be fair, capturing Ford's roguish charm was always going to be a tall order, but Ehrenreich missed as often than he hit.

The writing was good, imo. There were a several jokes--especially Han jokes--that I think would've played better in the hands of a better young Han.

Donald Glover was...fine. Yeah, I said it. I wasn't really blown away. He DID sound exactly like Billy Dee, which was impressive. Maybe he just didn't have enough to do.

Set pieces were good. Action was good. After an uneven start, the pacing was good. (I thought the movie found its legs during the train scene).

Kudos to the writers for the twists and turns. Did a good job of keeping the stakes up.

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Some of L3-37's comedy didn't play as well because a struggle for equal rights is sort of inherently not funny. I know, I know, they're droids, lighten up. But Star Wards droids are so anthropomorphized, it's hard not to see them as real characters. So chuckling at the absurd notion she shouldn't care about droid rights felt off to me. I AM A SNOWFLAKE. The stuff about Lando wanting her was funny though.


Despite my somewhat neutral reaction, I'd be down for a sequel.

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I would like to see Han confront Qu'ira (sp?) now that she's gone full heel. Not sure if it could be jammed into Han's timeline? Probably could. The Darth Maul thing was fun.


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Postby Derwood » Sun May 27, 2018 7:11 pm

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Some of L3-37's comedy didn't play as well because a struggle for equal rights is sort of inherently not funny. I know, I know, they're droids, lighten up. But Star Wards droids are so anthropomorphized, it's hard not to see them as real characters. So chuckling at the absurd notion she shouldn't care about droid rights felt off to me. I AM A SNOWFLAKE. The stuff about Lando wanting her was funny though.


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My first reaction to L3-37 is "they're just trolling the MRA's now"
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Postby Banedon » Mon May 28, 2018 5:32 pm

Brian wrote:Solo...

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So I wonder if the Rian Johnson trilogy involves Maul and Kira. They can't have brought him back from the dead and left her story so open ended for no reason. Perhaps his trilogy runs concurrent with 4-6 and lead up to 7-9, with whatever Maul is up to and where Snoke comes in (or Maul becomes Snoke).


I seriously doubt it. I think it's far more likely...

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That this is a setup for a Darth Maul movie.
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Postby Banedon » Mon May 28, 2018 5:37 pm

snoodmonger wrote:A prequel about a beloved character is going to hinge almost entirely on casting. The usual stakes (character survival, etc) are taken out of play. So we're left with hoping a new actor can recreate a ton of magic. Alden Ehrenreich did not. Would I have thought differently about his performance had I not known it was such a source of consternation on set? Possibly. And he was better than I expected, given all that. But he just didn't totally deliver as a young Han. To be fair, capturing Ford's roguish charm was always going to be a tall order, but Ehrenreich missed as often than he hit.


I agreed with most of what you said...but I liked Alden more than you did. It might be because I was actually imagining young Harrison doing everything in the movie, but I thought he did as good a job as anyone could at recreating such an iconic character by an iconic actor.
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Postby Tim » Mon May 28, 2018 5:48 pm

Banedon wrote:
Brian wrote:Solo...

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So I wonder if the Rian Johnson trilogy involves Maul and Kira. They can't have brought him back from the dead and left her story so open ended for no reason. Perhaps his trilogy runs concurrent with 4-6 and lead up to 7-9, with whatever Maul is up to and where Snoke comes in (or Maul becomes Snoke).


I seriously doubt it. I think it's far more likely...

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That this is a setup for a Darth Maul movie.

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Or a Obi Wan movie
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Postby vance_the_cubs_fan » Tue May 29, 2018 2:45 am

My feeling about Solo is this-

If you go in expecting a great, iconic movie you will be disappointed.

It is, however, an enjoyable movie set in a universe I enjoy. So, the movie was fine. It won't be a lasting great movie. But I think what we will get out of the franchise from here forward are decent movies set in a popular universe. That's what this is.
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Postby biittner77 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:43 pm

vance_the_cubs_fan wrote:My feeling about Solo is this-

If you go in expecting a great, iconic movie you will be disappointed.

It is, however, an enjoyable movie set in a universe I enjoy. So, the movie was fine. It won't be a lasting great movie. But I think what we will get out of the franchise from here forward are decent movies set in a popular universe. That's what this is.


Pretty much my reaction too. I had no trouble accepting a different actor playing Han Solo.
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Postby Omar » Tue May 29, 2018 1:04 pm

should I go see Solo in IMax or regular?
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue May 29, 2018 2:46 pm

Tim wrote:
Banedon wrote:
Brian wrote:Solo...

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So I wonder if the Rian Johnson trilogy involves Maul and Kira. They can't have brought him back from the dead and left her story so open ended for no reason. Perhaps his trilogy runs concurrent with 4-6 and lead up to 7-9, with whatever Maul is up to and where Snoke comes in (or Maul becomes Snoke).


I seriously doubt it. I think it's far more likely...

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That this is a setup for a Darth Maul movie.

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Or a Obi Wan movie



Yes plz
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue May 29, 2018 7:58 pm

Omar wrote:should I go see Solo in IMax or regular?


the answer is always imax
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Postby Omar » Wed May 30, 2018 4:08 pm

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Tim wrote:
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I seriously doubt it. I think it's far more likely...

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That this is a setup for a Darth Maul movie.

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Or a Obi Wan movie



Yes plz


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I'd rather see a movie from the other side's sympathetic perspective for a change


#EmpireDidNothingWrong
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Postby biittner77 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:32 pm

Omar wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
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Yes plz


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I'd rather see a movie from the other side's sympathetic perspective for a change


#EmpireDidNothingWrong


The newest Thrawn book does a decent job of that. As far as Star Wars books go it was good, mostly because it looked at the universe from the other perspective. Even then, the main characters do have misgivings about some of the things that the Empire does, such as slavery and being racist against non humans.
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Postby Derwood » Wed May 30, 2018 6:18 pm

The latest Star Wars video game had an Empire protagonist
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Postby CubinNY » Wed May 30, 2018 10:55 pm

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Yes plz


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I'd rather see a movie from the other side's sympathetic perspective for a change


#EmpireDidNothingWrong


The newest Thrawn book does a decent job of that. As far as Star Wars books go it was good, mostly because it looked at the universe from the other perspective. Even then, the main characters do have misgivings about some of the things that the Empire does, such as slavery and being racist against non humans.

Yes, but it showed the corruption of the empire pretty clearly. It turned out Pryce was a pretty nasty character who fit right into the corrupt system.. I don't know how they make a movie unless it's based on entirely on the Thrawn book. Even then, I don't think too many people would be fired up to see it.
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Postby Banedon » Thu May 31, 2018 12:49 pm

Spoiler warning, obviously, if you haven't seen Solo....

https://www.slashfilm.com/solo-reveal-explained/

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They weren't sure at first who the boss was going to be, and there's no real sequel plan involving Maul at the moment.
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Postby Banedon » Thu May 31, 2018 4:39 pm

I'm a big fan of this YouTube series, but I thought this one, in particular, spelled out what did and didn't work in TLJ. I still love it, but i recognize it wasn't perfect

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 31, 2018 5:46 pm

I'm pretty sure I could go a long, long time without hearing anyone's takes, good or bad, on TLJ.
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Postby Derwood » Thu May 31, 2018 6:04 pm

The video was pretty good, though the narrator's voice was HORRIBLE
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