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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #100 on: 18 Dec 2019, 13:42 »

Okay. /shrug  :angel:
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #101 on: 19 Dec 2019, 01:58 »


Oh...

Just saw a wee interview with Daisy at the London Premier last night...

Interviewer: "So what is it about Star wars thats made it last so long?"

Daisy: "...it's FUN..." (good, good) "And... and it's silly! And JJ does silly really well..."

(Chasm opens in the ground near my feet.)

Y'see, to ME "Silly" is Jar Jar. "Silly" is teddy bears beating imperial walkers. "Silly" is "Dirt-offa-ma-shoulder" Skywalker. "Silly" is "Holding for General Hugs" etc etc - "Silly" was what started the decline. (For me).

BUT... (Glimmer of hope)
IF Daisy means "Silly" as Finn drinking huge beastie water, or Finn falling over and activating the Holo Chess, or basically JJ's more understated humour - (Well.. except for "So who talks first?...") - then that's fine...

I'm STILL hopeful!
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #102 on: 19 Dec 2019, 02:58 »

FWIW, I think Daisy probably is categorising 'fun' and 'silly' together in the context of "you shouldn't take it too seriously". Given the undeserved blame that has been thrown at her and her colleagues for the decisions made by the producers, directors and script-writers, I can see why she'd say so.

I can't imagine any Star Wars fan worth their salt disagreeing. One of the great differences (at least in my experience of them) between Trekkers and Warsies is that you won't catch Warsies sitting in the theatre, wearing a head-light and perusing the Incredible Cross-Sections books to make sure that the set designs and scaling are 'according to canon'.

Star Wars aren't completely random popcorn flicks (at least not anymore - not since The Empire Strikes Back). However, beyond demanding that the iconography be treated with a modicum of respect, I don't think that most fans will throw a fit over a little technical retconning or "we're changing a bit of the deep lore or in-universe laws of physics because the story needs it". I hope that my brother and sister Warsies still remember the franchise's origin in George Lucas's desire to update the RKO Serial pictures of the 1930s-50s.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #103 on: 19 Dec 2019, 10:05 »

If you're not interested in seeing the new Star War this weekend, may I interest you in something else
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #104 on: 19 Dec 2019, 14:16 »

 . . . . .

I. . .

I am intrigued, but like in the same way you're intrigued when you see one of those 'Seconds from Disaster' tv shows.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #105 on: 22 Dec 2019, 05:24 »

Seen it. Not quite ready to talk about it yet.

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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #106 on: 22 Dec 2019, 14:12 »

It was "meh, okay, I guess" but then that was my opinion about all of them, so... consistency.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #107 on: 22 Dec 2019, 23:19 »

Well, in the end, there is only one figure that really matters with something about that and that's the sales.

They're... underwhelming, at least in Star Wars terms

No matter what your view on their objections, there is no doubt that the people who are upset at the direction that Abrams and Johnson have chosen for the Sequel Trilogy have made good on their threat to stay away.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #108 on: 23 Dec 2019, 13:09 »

If you're not interested in seeing the new Star War this weekend, may I interest you in something else

I actually want to see it, un-ironically, as a fan of the musical.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #109 on: 24 Dec 2019, 02:58 »

Well then...

I went to see TRoS...

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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #110 on: 24 Dec 2019, 04:16 »

Well then...

I went to see TRoS...

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Overall, it was better than I feared.

Just glad they foreshadowed /telegraphed that one thing even though both had plotholes.

It's a shame they didn't indicate Palpy back in SWtFA. That along with the unresolved shipping they set up are my major gripes. My major concern is that one of the littlemermaid eels or rogerrabbit weasels in legal* will try to trademark Carrie Fisher's likeness. I certainly wouldn't put it past them.


*People ask what happened to the classic Disney villain. They're still there, they just work in Disney's marketing and legal departments.


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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #111 on: 28 Dec 2019, 17:52 »

I just saw the movie. I need to digest it a bit, but my first impression is: Its okay. Not really bad and not really good. Its like they took Return of the Jedi and mixed it with The Last Jedi with some Indiana Jones sprinkled in.

Not good, not bad, just okay.

Wife on the other hand: hated the parts with Rey, liked the part with the Resistance.


Edit: Oh and I loved the short blink and you miss it
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #112 on: 28 Dec 2019, 18:16 »

I really enjoyed it, a lot more so than the people online that have been poo-pooing it
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #113 on: 02 Jan 2020, 21:03 »

I really enjoyed it, a lot more so than the people online that have been poo-pooing it
While there are valid criticisms (reylo & the plotholes), it was still enjoyable.
Glad they did the one retcon, though it'd have been nice tohave that be the case from the beginning so the narrative across all three would be better.
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #114 on: 05 Jan 2020, 03:05 »

Even though I enjoyed The Last Skywalker, I agree with these criticisms.

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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #115 on: 24 Jan 2020, 08:06 »

So out of all the sequel trilogy I'd say Rise of Skywalker was the weakest, with Last Jedi being my first pick and Force Awakens at #2. But overall I'd put them way higher than the prequel trilogy and Solo. I'd even go so far to say that the Phantom Menace was better than Solo

Of course they are all Star Wars and I enjoyed watching them
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #116 on: 24 Jan 2020, 22:41 »

As far as I am concerned, Luke's climactic scene is the greatest cinematic moment of any Star Wars film (yes, even greater than that moment).
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #117 on: 27 Jan 2020, 05:01 »

...Luke's climactic scene...

Which one?
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Re: Star Wars 9
« Reply #118 on: 06 Feb 2020, 14:22 »

Finally saw it the other day. Oh, muh, gawd, Disney! Blatantly throwing around clichés.
Got to agree with my brother, who said "You know who was on point? John Williams."
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