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Dreading the new Star Wars movie (with possible spoilers)

 
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Are you looking forward to the final Star Wars movie?
I dread it more than the day I hear about the Yoda porn video
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Everything I am reading about this new movie gives me A New Hope
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What's a Star Wars, and why should I care?
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RAWRGWAWGGR!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Dreading the new Star Wars movie (with possible spoilers) Reply with quote

As long time Star Wars fan who saw A New Hope come out in the theater originally, and was called a Star Wars Freak throughout grade school, I'm afraid (hell, more than afraid....I'm certain) it is going to go out on a sour note. Yes, there will be other Star Wars movie fluttering around after, but wrapping up the Skywalker saga with this level of botchery, I expect another in a line of disappointing Star Wars movies. I try not to get my hopes up, and the one I liked the most of the non-Lucas movies was the one I had no excitement for (Solo). Granted, Lucas as much as said I wasn't the target audience since I saw Empire Strikes Back, and that truly was the last Star Wars movie that I adored.
But really? The Emperor in this new movie? Is that true? I always found him an annoying character, although there was some interesting things done with him in the prequels, particularly the convincing argument for Anakin to become Vader in the book form of Revenge Of The Sith.
So the first Lucas-less Star Wars film was criticized for being too similar to A New Hope. Then the second movie was criticized for being too different. So with Palpy returning to the saga, are we going back to too similar again? I guess as much as I can hope for is that they find a middle ground.
It's not like they don't have great Star Wars writers around Disney these days. The dude that did Rebels did some of the best Star Wars moments of the past twenty years, if not of all time. I even like the way Rebellion is going, but I hear it will only have two seasons.
Anybody have an opinion on this?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not looking forward to them with a high amount of excitement or anticipation but we will definitely see them. The original trilogy was great--not truly unique since the story was not original, but the setting and the effects were groundbreaking. The prequel trilogy could have been better, but Lucas was trying too hard and most of the principal actors where phoning it in. Ewan McGregor was not too bad and Temuera Morrison was underused. The latest trilogy was Disney trying to hard to erase all trace of Lucas and, truthfully, piss off a lot of long-time fans--too much of that "bingo card diversity" we mentioned in a different thread. Also, it is very easy to make the logical case that Rey is a Mary Sue--I think she is how that producer (I forget her name) saw herself as a Jedi when she was growing up.

The magic is gone but they are still good enough to watch so we will continue watching. These movies will not inspire people like the original ones did, though. That is a shame.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im with Hashi ... Ill be seeing them regardless... cos Star Wars right? 🤷‍♀️ And hey theyre fun
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until The Phantom Menace i didnt think it was possible to be disappointed with a Star Wars film but i was educated quickly and have lowered my expectations ever since. With the Force Awakens I felt that a Star Wars film could be made that at least met my lowered standards and allowed me to have fun with it again. Then the Last Jedi showed me that the bar just wasn't nearly low enough.
If Episode 9 manages to entertain me near the level of Episode 7 or even 6 I will call that a victory and move on.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

I dont have your exacting standards and yet I totally acknowledge a steady decline imv since the prequels .. but I now accept them for what they are ... a bit of fun and nonsense.

I think its healthier to go in with lowered expectations as it assists to great degree with disappointment 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, I didn't hate the prequels as much as some did. I did hate TFA, but TLJ wasn't as bad for me.

My expectations are low anyway, so will not worry too much about it sucking. I expect it to.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Good approach .. its weird how we know it and yet we are front and centre for the next release 😉😎😛 Fun is as fun does 😎😂😛😉
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pleased that Billy Dee Williams will be in the final movie, so I'm somewhat looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll see it, but I'm not looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm pleased that Billy Dee Williams will be in the final movie, so I'm somewhat looking forward to it.


Me too.
But be prepared if they kill him off. though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect him to be killed off...

...but I also expect to discover that Finn is Lando's son.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha thats a brilliant expectation... I never before considered that a possibility. How fun 👌
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw the latest trailer.....

Spoiler:
So Rey is a Sith now.


I'm interested in the same way that I slow down to look at a car accident.

Enough with the Skywalker thing already.[/spoiler]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was Keri Russell under the hood. Are we entirely sure it isn't?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the original theatrical run of Star Wars, was obsessed with the 1st trilogy for years and had a million plastic Star Wars figures as a kid.

But this stuff has become little more than a product to me over time; much like the MCU it all becomes very production-line, very fast-food; it feels like the product of focus-groups and marketing analysts.
That original spark of creativity barely lasted to the Return of the Jedi, even as a kid I could sense the 'franchise' was starting to spin its wheels.

I won't see the new film, and I've only watched crappy pirated versions of the most recent films, none of which I found to be entertaining at all. I can't even remember Rogue One it was so bland.

I suspected I might enjoy Rian Johnson's somewhat subversive entry but it just didn't go anywhere near far enough in blowing things up, and the less said about JJ Abrams film the better, it was just pandering of the worst kind.

I find it sad and depressing that middle-aged men are still so in thrall to their own nostalgia 40+ years down the line, and that kids are basically indoctrinated into believing this stuff is important with the relentless marketing.

So no I am not dreading the new movie, I am just dreading the tide of advertising in the lead-up and then all the sooking and whinging on social media afterwards - the movie itself I just don't care about; whether it's the revelation of new Skywalkers or the Emperor is dusted off, it has all the thrill and creativity of one of those colour-by-numbers books.

What I really don't get are all the people - presumably grown-ass men - who bitch and moan about the newer movies and yet obsess over them - you don't have to invest your time and money into this stuff!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Lord Tolkien wrote:
Just saw the latest trailer.....

Spoiler:
So Rey is a Sith now.


No, because
Spoiler:
that isn't the real Rey, only a clone of Rey. That's okay, though, because the actual Rey is also a clone.


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What I really don't get are all the people - presumably grown-ass men - who bitch and moan about the newer movies and yet obsess over them - you don't have to invest your time and money into this stuff!


They are devout fanboiz who have nothing better to do than complain about movies.
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