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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 pm

chris63 wrote:

Meh, I just can't dig it anymore.
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Post by halfwise on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:56 pm

I'm liking it, it looks less derivative than the Force Awakens.

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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:07 pm

Been waiting for this.



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Post by malickfan on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:22 pm

Eldorion wrote:I said god damn! Looks really promising! Very Happy

We say that after every trailer...

I did enjoy TFA, especially the new characters, but the pacing was all over the place, and the third act/action sequences very derivative, whereas Rogue One had much better action scenes, gorgeous production design/cinematography and an amazing 3rd act, but very clunky pacing and bland characters for the most part, both were very enjoyable well made (on a technical level, less so on script structure) films but rather flawed.

TLJ looks and sounds like it will be moving in new directions, fingers crossed it's less beholden to nostalgia and studio interference this time...

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Post by Lancebloke on Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:50 pm

I thought there were a lot of ESB story beats in there actually.

- attack on rebel/resistance base
- training of new jedi/force user
- escape from baddies in Falcon and through small spaces
- confrontation with someone else who then offers to join forces

Hopefully this takes a different spin in the movie.
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Post by Eldorion on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:23 am

malickfan wrote:We say that after every trailer...

Hey, I don't say that about every trailer I ever see, though if you meant every Star Wars trailer specifically then I guess I can't argue. Their trailer game is on point. Obviously doesn't mean the finished film will be great but it's still fun to see now, at least for me. Razz

On the other hand, I'm still kinda sceptical of the idea of the Han Solo movie (recently announced to be called Solo, though I preferred the suggestion I saw elsewhere that it be titled Scoundrel), but maybe the trailer will get me hyped. And yes, maybe the movie will let me down too. I consider myself fortunate to be far enough removed from Star Wars fandom these days not to take disappointing entries too hard,* while still having enough affection for the universe to get excited when something looks promising. Smile

*Not that I found TFA or Rogue One to be disappointments per se, though neither was perfect and I think your criticisms of them are pretty fair.
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Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:31 am

Rogue One needs to be dissembled and put back together, with maybe 5 minutes of pickups added and some scenes pulled back off the cutting room floor. Then it might live up to its potential.  It was so close to being the droids we were looking for.


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Post by Eldorion on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:34 am

I'd be curious to see the early version of the film (as reflected in the initial trailers) before the 11th hour reshuffling. Dunno if it was better than the version we got, though. I am glad that the "I rebel" line was absent from the finished film. Razz
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Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:40 am

I'm one of the few people on the planet who actually liked that line. Rather reminiscent of "whaddya got?" from the Wild Ones.

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Post by malickfan on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:58 pm

Rian Johnson must have done a good job with The Last Jedi as he is now developing a sinoff film TRILOGY, and Disney is planning a live action TV series:

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/star-wars-tv-series-disney-streaming-service-1202611408/

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Post by azriel on Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:20 pm



Making of Star Wars before green screen & CGI ruled the day.

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Post by Lancebloke on Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm

malickfan wrote:Rian Johnson must have done a good job with The Last Jedi as he is now developing a sinoff film TRILOGY, and Disney is planning a live action TV series:

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/star-wars-tv-series-disney-streaming-service-1202611408/

Not sure how I feel about this really. Not Johnson doing it but the whole concept of a new trilogy. Without more detail it sounds like 'we want to make more money and Star Wars people seem to like a trilogy... therefore we will be making some new shit up to fit over 3 films.'

Going back to Rogue One... it was so incredibly disjointed in places that it felt like a few different films stuck together. Like halfy said it was almost the droids. There were a few scenes in there that I think we're the best in any Star Wars film.

Han Solo.... not sure if that is of any interest to me at all. Probably wait for reviews or the Blu Ray.
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am

I won't really have a sense of how optimistic to be about this until I've seen The Last Jedi, but the press release mentioned "new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored", which I think is potentially more interesting than yet another Solo-Skywalker story (though I'm still looking forward to TLJ, to be sure). The original characters are great, but it's a big galaxy out there and not everyone has to be related. I'd like to see more of it, even if Rogue One wasn't an entirely successful first effort.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 pm

New minute long TLJ trailer (well, a couple days old now):

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Post by malickfan on Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

https://screenrant.com/star-wars-denis-villeneuve-movie/

Loved Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049 less keen on Arrival myself, but Villeneuve is one of the best Directors to come through in the last decade i.m.o, he's a got a great eye for visuals and has a run of great critical hits (less so commercially), I'd love to see a man of his talents join the Star wars universe.

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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 am

Poor guy never gets to show his face.

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Post by malickfan on Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:07 pm

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/knights-of-the-old-republic/53845/star-wars-next-trilogy-won-t-be-knights-of-the-old-republic

I did play KOTOR a bit back in the day, fantastic game from the little I remember, it would be a very interesting period for the films to explore, but I don't blame Johnson for wanting to do his own thing, I wonder if this new trilogy might explore some of the Force back story The Last Jedi will be introducing?

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Post by Lancebloke on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Few more days!
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:44 pm

TLJ sorta snuck up on me, but on the plus side that means the wait has been pretty easy. Razz
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Post by malickfan on Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:11 pm

I'll be seeing it on Thursday evening opening night, hopefully it's less derivative than Force Awakens.

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