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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY Reply with quote

Saw Solo over the weekend and really enjoyed it.
I didn't leave the theater scratching my head trying to understand why what just happened, happened the way it did like with the Last Jedi.
I didn't leave the theater annoyed that half the film was clearly geared for 6 year old kids like Return of the Jedi.

So overall I liked Solo more than at least 5 other Star Wars films.

My guess is that the films box office has been impacted by some of the negative fan reaction from The Last Jedi and competition from Infinity War and Deadpool.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the fact that we didn't really need this story told has something to do with it, but I also felt like it was much better than I thought it would be.
I was a bit surprised by something that those who watched Clone Wars and Rebels would know, but would leave the rest of the people confused, mainly because I thought they were not going to include Star Wars TV shows into the plot of movies, but I think I am misremembering with the Marvel superhero universe.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooh nice recommendations .. I am looking forward to seeing it. Not out here yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't even watched Last Jedi. Very Happy Only watched Rogue One recently. Very Happy I'll probably get to it eventually. No rush.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the "no rush" camp too.
I really need to see Jedi/Sith on the screen.
To me, everything else is just filler.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the movie this week as well. I enjoyed it, even more than "the last Jedi'.

There was action, adventure, intrigue, ships blowing up, blasters.... just good ol' fun.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondered what was the metal-dice link to the Last Jedi movie? A Millenium Falcon thing, I guess.
(What the frak was coaxium doing in Rey/Leias' homing device!)

Will have to wait for the DVD for a closer look.

Definitely a fun movie. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wondered what was the metal-dice link to the Last Jedi movie?


Yeah, I just gotta say I'm annoyed with that bit of fan service, and how it turned into a such a big thing.
Here's an article about it:

https://nerdist.com/the-last-jedi-gold-dice-millennium-falcon-star-wars/

I've known about it for, crap, nearly 40 years now, but never really went looking for it. It was always one of those things that you are supposed to watch for, like the person who hung themselves in Wizard of Oz or the cameo from Peter Jackson and his kids in his movies, particularly LOTR and Hobbit films. But I never cared enough to look.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.
They are given some importance in the Hans Solo film.
Spoiler:
The last item seen on screen as the Falcon jumps into hyperspace.

In the Last Jedi they also have some importance in explaining the Jedi Master's ability to do remote projection.
How they tie together across the different realms I haven't the foggiest. But will have fun in finding out.

I was never a Star Wars fan. Not until I began studying electronics. To an enthusiast Star Wars is treasure house of imaginative circuitry. I could spend hours freeze framing scenes just to get a closer look at the otherworldly wires and components. Like Decker in Blade Runner, without the - "track" "right" "centre" and "stop" voice controlled coms - of course.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solo made the list of "top 10 biggest flops of 2018".

I still haven't seen it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't a flop. You can't even say it didn't live up to the hype. It just didn't live up to fans desires to make Star Wars be more than an action movie. And there's fatigue. What people don't know is the real motive is promoting Star Wars theme parks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not the one who was claiming that it was a flop. The morning radio station was reading some movie critics list on the air and that person is the one who called it a flop.

I do plan on getting around to seeing it at some point; I am merely uncertain as to when that will occur.

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