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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:05 am

Oh yeah, it was New Hope-y as all get out, but it was good enough to get past that. It did feel like a giant reset button being pushed on the universe. I actually went into it thinking that it would be mostly world-building for the next 2 films

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:36 am

its interesting that amidst the gushing reviews in this thread is a self evidence that this is a wholly unoriginal work. But it doesn't matter because you decided this was a great movie two years ago.

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Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:41 am

Ryne Ween wrote:its interesting that amidst the gushing reviews in this thread is a self evidence that this is a wholly unoriginal work. But it doesn't matter because you decided this was a great movie two years ago.


Says the joyless sad sack who hasn't seen it yet

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Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:42 am

Says the guy who has decided it sucks before seeing it

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:46 am

Derwood wrote:
Ryne Ween wrote:its interesting that amidst the gushing reviews in this thread is a self evidence that this is a wholly unoriginal work. But it doesn't matter because you decided this was a great movie two years ago.


Says the joyless sad sack who hasn't seen it yet


Perhaps I editorialized the last sentEnce. But otherwise it's your words that the movie is an unoriginal rip of the original Star Wars movie. You found that to be self evident when viewing the movie. This is just your words not mine.

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Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:51 am

Ryne Ween wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Ryne Ween wrote:its interesting that amidst the gushing reviews in this thread is a self evidence that this is a wholly unoriginal work. But it doesn't matter because you decided this was a great movie two years ago.


Says the joyless sad sack who hasn't seen it yet


Perhaps I editorialized the last sentEnce. But otherwise it's your words that the movie is an unoriginal rip of the original Star Wars movie. You found that to be self evident when viewing the movie. This is just your words not mine.


I didn't say it was a rip off

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:10 am

When you acknowledged it had the same plot at the first movie and then said it was 'New Hopey as hell' you inadvertently connoted that it was a ripoff of New Hope.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:16 am

It's not the same plot. I said it referenced the first one a lot

How about you check out of this thread until you actually see it

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:22 am

This is the Star Wars thread. It's not exclusive to the JJ Abrams clumsy reboot of a new hope.

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Postby Tim » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:43 am

There's a heck of a difference between the general plot outline being similar vs having nothing original. If you abstract plot lines enough, there are very few original movies ever made.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:14 am

Every Ryne Ween conversation

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:19 am

I remember loving the old Marvel SW comic as a kid; for most of its run they had little to no guidance from Lucas and co. except when the sequels rolled around, so huge portions of it are the creators just going absolutely nuts with giant space rabbits and female Sith Lord-robot-things and Jabba the Hutt looking like a walrus in a Nehru Jacket and just the pulpiest, most purple prose you can imagine. It kept running for a few years after RotJ, but if this last issue cover is any indication, all the cool crazy stuff had faded away and they had just stopped trying:

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Yikes. Though Chewie looking like my dog is pretty adorable.

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Postby Banedon » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:03 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:giant space rabbits


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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:08 am

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I think my favorite shot was Finn watching Poe badassing around in his X-Wing. That was such an amazing shot.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:35 am

So I have a Star Wars picture disc LP that's the story of EpIV with lines from the movie and some narration. I've had it for probably 35 years, but a quick peek at eBay shows that it's worth precisely nothing. I should frame it though

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:49 am

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:giant space rabbits


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That's the ironic thing; the only time Lucas put his foot down and had Marvel change anything is over the space rabbit. He HATED him and made them stop using him:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.co ... ealed-391/

He was great, though; like a proto-Bucky O'Hare.

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The new Marvel SW comics, which have just launched again in the last year+ and are fantastic, had a little shout-out to him:

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I want him in one of the movies, dammit.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:42 pm

Derwood wrote:So I have a Star Wars picture disc LP that's the story of EpIV with lines from the movie and some narration. I've had it for probably 35 years, but a quick peek at eBay shows that it's worth precisely nothing. I should frame it though


Said picture disc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Story-of-ST ... Sw~otWdP8P

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:13 pm

Derwood wrote:So I have a Star Wars picture disc LP that's the story of EpIV with lines from the movie and some narration. I've had it for probably 35 years, but a quick peek at eBay shows that it's worth precisely nothing. I should frame it though


Ah, but did anyone have....THIS:

https://youtu.be/C8NjEspThbE

I like how each song is like a different microcosm of 70's musical styles.

The first track is used as the theme song for the great podcast Star Wars Minute, where, yes, they break down the SW movies one minute at a time. It's actually a lot of fun and really tongue in cheek, and they have a bunch of great guest podcasters coming in and it mostly ends up being about the cool behind the scenes stuff and goofy Expanded Universe nonsense and memories about toys and whatnot.

http://www.starwarsminute.com/

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:18 pm

Dammit, Monday can't get here fast enough. I'm going to try and satisfy the craving by watching this over and over again:

https://youtu.be/xPZigWFyK2o

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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:01 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Dammit, Monday can't get here fast enough. I'm going to try and satisfy the craving by watching this over and over again:

https://youtu.be/xPZigWFyK2o


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You'll be happy to see Nien Nunb and Ackbar still alive and well.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:09 pm

They better still be puppets.

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Ackbar was the same way; costume for long shots and puppet for closeups.

I like watching that other squid guys in the background just kind of slapping their flippers on the control panels. It's adorable.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:22 pm

Ya I'm not sure about how they shot Nunb, but he's credited as the same actor that was in ROTJ.

This seems appropriate here:


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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Ryne Ween » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:30 am

They should have left Han and Leia out of this. Ford was ok but Carrie fisher isn't. And when they had their scenes together it just rips you out of the movie.

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby Splendid Splinter » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:57 am

So.... do I need to watch a SW marathon or can I just go straight to the theater for VII?

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Re: Star Wars Thread

Postby brinoch » Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:25 am

I saw it today with my family. All three of us had a great time, and really, really enjoyed it. I'll certainly see it again. Several times. Daisy Ridley did a great job, as did John Boyega.


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