A Wretched Hive - The Star Wars Movie Thread

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Postby Prisco077 on Thu May 03, 2018 11:37 pm

peacedog wrote:
Prisco077 wrote:So morose in here. The prequels were an abomination. To pretend that Disney is somehow ruining star wars requires pretending that there was something to ruin after the PT.

That's the problem. Abrams had done at least a decent job of salvaging the franchise and getting it pointed in the right direction again. If the worst that could be said about that was that the story was basically the same as A New Hope, I was ok with that. It felt OT again. Rogue One was ok, but lacked the Star Wars feel for me, too violent to take my kid to anymore than I would have taken him to see Dunkirk. The Last Jedi, man, they did a number on the storyline. And more than that, it seemed like they went out of their way to do so. I look at Solo trailers and see an ad for MTV, more of the same. Maybe they'll change my mind, but it's the first Star Wars movie since the prequels I'm waiting to hear the buzz before I catch it in the theater.

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Completely reasonable response. What I honestly cannot understand is the general negativity towards Disney when they have given fans at least two movies that, by most measures, are objectively better than any film released since the OT. I get people disagreeing about TLJ. I personally loved it. Who knows how I'll feel in 5 years, though. I also convinced myself I liked the prequels when they were initially released. But rewatching all the movies as an adult, I get second hand embarrassment watching the prequels. So with the PT out there, I don't get the reverence for (or maybe the rose colored glasses people have) for "pre-disney" SW. Also, even though we have differing opinions on TLJ, we both have the same level of excitement for Solo. Hopefully, diminished expectations will make for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
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Postby fredo on Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 am

With 20/20 hindsight, Rogue One is the only one of the three I'd pay to see once.

And I wouldn't say Lucas trashed the brand. He just swung hard and missed on completing his longterm vision for the storyline without any real outside input. Got dull, mainly.
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Postby ccsmd598 on Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 am

SOLO tix on sale now! :pint:

No expectations, but sort-of-but-not-really cautiously optimistic
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Postby Philpenn on Fri May 04, 2018 5:15 am

Over/under 1 cold blooded murder by Han?
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Postby binky79 on Fri May 04, 2018 5:34 am

Philpenn wrote:Over/under 1 cold blooded murder by Han?


I'd take the under. More likely he'll see Woody do one when he's learning the 'business'.
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Postby ccsmd598 on Fri May 04, 2018 6:22 am

Philpenn wrote:Over/under 1 cold blooded murder by Han?


more importantly WHO ARE HAN’S PARENTS? SNOKE?
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Postby cotis on Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am

AMC app/website all fugged up, have tried to get tickets since last night and won't accept my CC info.

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Postby rubberneck on Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am



All these mash ups of Lukes frustration prior to release can be quite funny.
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Postby rubberneck on Fri May 04, 2018 8:50 am

Philpenn wrote:Over/under 1 cold blooded murder by Han?


He'll learn how to be more empathetic to others and to treat women with respect over the course of the film, by one or more of the 'strong female' characters.

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Postby glenn1 on Fri May 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Ha, just read a few pages of this thread and can't believe there are people feeling defensive for JJ "Mystery Box" Abrams. It's not like I'm surprised that the eb crowd is disgruntled about TLJ, but Abrams is a hack.
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Postby TyrisFlare on Sat May 05, 2018 4:19 am

We talkn bout disney, same guys dat fukd up ESPN. We will find out Hanz wuz born a gurl and turned 2 crime 2 pays his tranzition bill dat empire care refused to cova
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Postby fredo on Sat May 05, 2018 4:33 am

You wanna turn that voice disguiser down a scoach?
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Postby ccsmd598 on Fri May 11, 2018 5:19 am

Solo A Star Wars Story premiere twitter reactions are really promising! :pint:

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Postby FrankBooth on Fri May 11, 2018 7:44 am

Kinda a blast is a really odd description.
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