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2 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

That warms my heart man, it really does. The amount of hatred and bile and just plain meanness I’m witnessing on other sites really makes me think we’re fucked as a species but this makes me feel a bit better. 

Just have to ignore the hate. It's mostly just people looking to rile others up because they find it funny. Some of it real, people who are disappointed, but you can normally tell the difference.

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I think the thing that gets under my skin the most is the people who legitimately didn't enjoy TLJ act like we're being ridiculous and trying to unfairly taint everyone that doesn't like it when we spear of/get sick of those who just hated it because they're bigots. Yes - it just didn't work for some people, and that's OK but it doesn't in any way subtract from the fucking army of trolls over to the side with a megaphone brigading everything even remotely positive about it. So just let me rant about them - chances are if you give a fuck about my opinion of you, you're not remotely in the group I'm ranting about.

As to the trailer - I think the most gorgeous shot is the island of ice reflected in perfectly still water.

I can understand, especially for those that have been disappointed by the new trilogy, if you weren't emotionally moved by this trailer. I rolled my eyes at the start of it seeming to be on the forest moon of Endor, or that style environment. But if the OT held any kind of place in your heart I can't imagine how you could not have at least a twinge at Luke's "The Force will be with you." at the end. And a lot more than a twinge at Leia's "Always." finishing it off. 

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4 hours ago, karaddin said:

As to the trailer - I think the most gorgeous shot is the island of ice reflected in perfectly still water.

Is it a reflection? The ice below, even distorted, still looks way different from the ice above. I've seen a theory that the structure in the ice is really a super star destroyer.

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Fair point, my brain was in awe of the beauty and didn't parse it properly

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46 minutes ago, karaddin said:

Fair point, my brain was in awe of the beauty and didn't parse it properly

You're not the only one. I saw it as a reflection first, too, being in awe of the shot. I paused at several frames later, and thought that didn't look like a reflection.

For anyone interested in Star Wars ships, this video analyzes all the ships seen in that messy fleet of rebel scum.

 

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20 hours ago, Vaughn said:

The thing I'm most looking forward to about the end of the trilogy of trilogies will be no more C3PO. You could edit him out of the movies after the initial Jawa / Luke scene and never miss a thing. 

 

Other than that, looks fun, which is all that is required of a Star Wars movie. 

Come on C3PO is much more useful than that, where would we be without him, we wouldn’t know the instability of various floors or the odds of surviving a direct assault from an Imperial Star Destroyer.

19 hours ago, Rhom said:

You will think that right up to the moment you know Luke is about to be revealed and they tell you they can’t hold it anymore and you have to leave for the bathroom before the emotional climax of the movie! :lol: 

I think my first run through will definitely be at home with the ability to pause :P.

19 hours ago, JEORDHl said:

I know I will. 

STAR WARS was such a big part of my imaginative youth, running the woods of the acreage, force pushing imagined troopers, lightstick fighting with my brother and friends despite rapped knuckles and bruises. That I've gotten to relive it through my daughters -who love it as much as I did- just compounds the feels, yo. 

Say what you will about the IP, I'm immensely grateful to share that with them.

I honestly didn’t like Star Wars much as a kid, I think the scene in Yodas hut in ESB freaked me out a bit when I was 5 or 6.

When I really started to enjoy it was when I went to see Revenge of the Sith on opening night with my dad when I was 17 and loved it, I went home and watched all of the films with him over the weekend.

I’m so looking forward to being able to watch the films with my daughter from when she is much younger than I was, of course I will educate her to have the correct viewpoint of the plot, the Jedi are evil, the Rebellion are terrorists and pests and she can have any toy lightsaber she wants as long as it’s red :P.

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I just hope Star Wars can die in peace after this, but I'm afraid Disney won't have it that way.

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55 minutes ago, Toth said:

I just hope Star Wars can die in peace after this, but I'm afraid Disney won't have it that way.

Well there are at least 3 shows and 3 more movies planned, so...

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11 hours ago, karaddin said:

I think the thing that gets under my skin the most is the people who legitimately didn't enjoy TLJ act like we're being ridiculous and trying to unfairly taint everyone that doesn't like it when we spear of/get sick of those who just hated it because they're bigots. Yes - it just didn't work for some people, and that's OK but it doesn't in any way subtract from the fucking army of trolls over to the side with a megaphone brigading everything even remotely positive about it. So just let me rant about them - chances are if you give a fuck about my opinion of you, you're not remotely in the group I'm ranting about.

As to the trailer - I think the most gorgeous shot is the island of ice reflected in perfectly still water.

I can understand, especially for those that have been disappointed by the new trilogy, if you weren't emotionally moved by this trailer. I rolled my eyes at the start of it seeming to be on the forest moon of Endor, or that style environment. But if the OT held any kind of place in your heart I can't imagine how you could not have at least a twinge at Luke's "The Force will be with you." at the end. And a lot more than a twinge at Leia's "Always." finishing it off. 

You said things way better than I ever could, Thanks.

You know what really gets me now isn't even the racism and sexism anymore, its the stupidity. Like, this one guy, I don't know if I mentioned it here or not, is convinced the pre sales are fake news(his words, yes he's one of them) because one theater near him isn't sold out yet. He also has been trying to convince people on this other site that Michelle Obama is a man because he saw a badly Photoshoped photo on google and that Captain Marvel bombed cause some posted a video of an allegedly empty theater on youtube. And he just brings this shit up constantly. and brags about how smart he is.

Ok mild rant over.

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2 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

Well there are at least 3 shows and 3 more movies planned, so...

Okay, then let me rephrase this: I just hope that after some time the Sequel Trilogy is treated as if it never happened. I think most of the side projects are fine, it's just the Sequel Trilogy and its sorry excuse of a "setting" that gets on my nerves for how much of a shameless cashgrab it is.

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21 hours ago, JEORDHl said:

I know I will. 

STAR WARS was such a big part of my imaginative youth, running the woods of the acreage, force pushing imagined troopers, lightstick fighting with my brother and friends despite rapped knuckles and bruises. That I've gotten to relive it through my daughters -who love it as much as I did- just compounds the feels, yo. 

Say what you will about the IP, I'm immensely grateful to share that with them.

I did this as a kid too, despite (i think anyway) the generational differences between you and i. Can’t and won’t defend the quality of the prequels but they kept Star Wars relevant to my generation. (i was a fan anyway, due to my mam’s continued watching of the OT on VHS and later DVD...same reason lots of golden oldies were always on my favourites)

7 hours ago, karaddin said:

Fair point, my brain was in awe of the beauty and didn't parse it properly

Same. Seen various ideas floated. One that its a “space iceberg” (with an ‘above’ and ‘below’) another that it is an ice city in a similar way to Bespin has Cloud City. Speaking of which, i almost thought Rey and Ren were fighting in Cloud City when they smashed the statue on first watch. Since changed my mind but still!

1 hour ago, Toth said:

I just hope Star Wars can die in peace after this, but I'm afraid Disney won't have it that way.

Yeah because if you didnt enjoy it nobody should!

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8 minutes ago, Toth said:

Okay, then let me rephrase this: I just hope that after some time the Sequel Trilogy is treated as if it never happened. I think most of the side projects are fine, it's just the Sequel Trilogy and its sorry excuse of a "setting" that gets on my nerves for how much of a shameless cashgrab it is.

I've been able to pretend that the prequel trilogy never happened and isn't canon, and the sequel trilogy seems to feel the same way, considering how little it has referenced the prequels. 

In my mind, these sequels are like some sort of corporate fan fiction, just very well made fan fiction that managed to get the original actors involved. 

I think the upcoming tv shows however could in fact be very good. So there is always that.

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27 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Yeah because if you didnt enjoy it nobody should!

Great for you if you liked it, but I'm interested in stories and worldbuilding. Sure, Star Wars was always pretty simple in terms of story, but worldbuilding was the one thing it always managed to achieve, even the Prequel Trilogy inspite of sketchy writing and wooden acting. The Sequel Trilogy however can't offer either and all new stories that want to (have to?) reference it inevitably stand on shaky ground because they couldn't be bothered to give us a coherent link to the past or a setting that keeps existing from one scene to the next.

I know that you for you this sounds like I'm an entitled douche who wants to force his opinions upon the franchise, but it is more like I wish everyone the same cinematic experience that they seek, but with stories worth telling. The Sequel Trilogy however literally is just movies being made for the sake of movies being made, not because anyone had a story to tell. It's just a whole lot of nothing wrapped in nostalgia and pretty visuals.

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16 minutes ago, Darth Richard II said:

If you think the sequels haven't referenced the prequels you haven't been paying attention.

True I was quite bored during them so I probably did miss it. 

 

1 minute ago, Toth said:

Great for you if you liked it, but I'm interested in stories and worldbuilding. Sure, Star Wars was always pretty simple in terms of story, but worldbuilding was the one thing it always managed to achieve, even the Prequel Trilogy inspite of sketchy writing and wooden acting. The Sequel Trilogy however can't offer either and all new stories that want to (have to?) reference it inevitably stand on shaky ground because they couldn't be bothered to give us a coherent link to the past or a setting that keeps existing from one scene to next.

Thats harsh, TLJ brought us that fabulous Casino planet with horse race thingys. 

 

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1 hour ago, Toth said:

Okay, then let me rephrase this: I just hope that after some time the Sequel Trilogy is treated as if it never happened. I think most of the side projects are fine, it's just the Sequel Trilogy and its sorry excuse of a "setting" that gets on my nerves for how much of a shameless cashgrab it is.

If they didn't retcon the prequels there's no way they'll ditch this trilogy short of a total reboot which I'd guess is decades off. 

But I agree with you about the lack of world building and terrible setting. They really should have done a clone wars/cgi show to fill in the blanks of what Luke Leia and Han were up to between Jedi and The Force Awakens. Instead we got "bad things happened and everyone basically went back to where they were when Star Wars started. Except Luke. I have no problem with where he ended up but I wish they'd made it clear that he did train some other Jedi before Kylo killed his last class. 

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To each their own but my basic problem with the complaint about how the new movies don't properly tie into the old ones, etc... is that the so much of original movie, A New Hope, was rendered essentially into nonsense by the prequel trilogy, all in the name of world building. The slavish need for everything to tie together negates creativity unless you actually have a pretty solid, carefully plotted plan like Marvel did with the MCU which SW, being told over three different wildly separate projects, did not. 

 

I enjoy the new movies but will be delighted to see other stories told in this universe without having to placate fans who want to see a throwback reference to Sebulba or some other character all in the name of being valued as 'original fans' or some pathetic concept. 

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Eh, Marvel didn;t really start planning things til late phase 2 and even then a lot was thrown out when the story group was broken up post ultron. They're just much better at looking like they had a plan all along.

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