So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by Gandalf » 2019-11-10 03:00pm

Admiral Valdemar wrote:
2019-11-09 10:42am
Gandalf wrote:
2019-11-09 07:35am


Wasn't Star Wars always profiting off the lowest common denominator?
Yeah, but it had integrity in storytelling back then, even in those halcyon days of 2005. Now, not so much.
How do you mean?
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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by Raw Shark » 2019-11-10 03:21pm

I'll admit, I've mostly been riding on the strength of Episodes 4 and 5 from the beginning, but ANH has some of the best dialogue ever, and 5 has some of the best action and drama. The rest have some great moments, which gives me hope.

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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by Gandalf » 2019-11-10 03:30pm

Yeah, and VI gave us "By the way, Leia's your sister," a clumsy Vietnam with the Ewoks, and... another Death Star.
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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2019-11-10 04:23pm

Gandalf wrote:
2019-11-10 03:00pm

How do you mean?
The general direction of the sequel trilogy is a total wasted opportunity. Literally the only Disney SW film I care for is Rogue One, and that was still compromised from being all it could be. Nothing about Rey is compelling. Nothing about the First Order is. It’s a giant nothingburger with aspirations to ape the OT and play it safe, then tripping up with TLJ and managing to go the opposite extreme.

The PT, for all their faults, at least had a comprehensible story arc. Also, the cheesiness is so great for rewatches. I was bored to tears with TLJ, and I’ve never needed to rewatch TFA because I’ve already seen ANH, a much better film.

But I take your RotJ comments. There’s a reason it’s the least liked of the OT, even if it has components I love.

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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by His Divine Shadow » 2019-11-12 07:33am

The last Star Wars movie I watched was revenge of the sith. After that I just felt completely drained of any star wars interest and it has never come back.
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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by ray245 » 2019-11-12 08:02am

Admiral Valdemar wrote:
2019-11-10 04:23pm
Gandalf wrote:
2019-11-10 03:00pm

How do you mean?
The general direction of the sequel trilogy is a total wasted opportunity. Literally the only Disney SW film I care for is Rogue One, and that was still compromised from being all it could be. Nothing about Rey is compelling. Nothing about the First Order is. It’s a giant nothingburger with aspirations to ape the OT and play it safe, then tripping up with TLJ and managing to go the opposite extreme.

The PT, for all their faults, at least had a comprehensible story arc. Also, the cheesiness is so great for rewatches. I was bored to tears with TLJ, and I’ve never needed to rewatch TFA because I’ve already seen ANH, a much better film.

But I take your RotJ comments. There’s a reason it’s the least liked of the OT, even if it has components I love.
This I agree with. Even if Lucas did make tons of new CGI creatures and warships to sell toys, at least they are cool to look at. Giving us X-Wings Mk 3.0 is plain boring, even from a toy perspective.
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Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Post by Raw Shark » 2019-11-12 10:49am

I like to turn the sound to mute during that one scene in AOTC on Coruscant when Anakin and Padme are talking about their relationship and just enjoy the sick city sunset visuals while making up my own dialogue. "This sucks! I'm forced to fuck a hot chick in the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in the galaxy without telling anybody!? I wanna go back to being a slave in the desert!"

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