Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by eagc7, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. TattooedRobot

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    Shit nothing I guess. Except maybe why?
     
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    Nothing. Just curious.
     
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    Yeah, other than the ending with Luke, pretty much my feelings.
     
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    So let me ask this, if there was no EU and we left the characters as they were in ROTJ, would people be down on the movie, beside the casino planet ( which come have been done quicker). Would it have been that weird for Leia to use the force to save her self?
     
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    Perhaps more like where we were at the end of ROTJ? Which kind of makes sense since it gave Luke the chance to express his thoughts about the Old Republic Jedi and it gives Disney a chance to build the New Jedi Order and perhaps new Dark Jedi Order (remember when we had Dark Jedi those were the days man).

    Any way it kind of makes sense Disney would have had to do backstory for 35 years of the New Jedi Order had they not have gone this route. I do like the fact they gave the Prequels a philosophical nod in this movie because I thought they essentially nuked them in FA... plus come on Hamill we need you and Yoda as Force Ghosts training Jedi....
     
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    The simple fact that Star Wars is no longer a simple pop cultural phenomenon but more like an artistic cultural touchstone like the Lord of the Rings novels. And don’t worry, I sniggered a bit too when using artistic as a qualifier for Star Wars.

    It simply wouldn’t be worth it. They’d be better served to a new series that is set 10,000 years after Ep9. Wipe the slate clean, like totally clean.
     
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    Lol if that happens you and I can hate on it together. 'Cause fuck that.
     
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    Could be a Highlander?
     
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    The majority of my feelings have been more eloquently detailed by others in this thread. Personally, I enjoyed the movie very much. I'll leave it at that for now.

    But a couple of random thoughts as I wrap up work for the day:
    1) SuperLeia - It definitely looked a little jarring at first, but as I think about it, I don't really think she was force "flying" back to the ship. I saw it as Leia pulling herself to it. Similar to using the force to pull something to you, she used it to pull herself towards the airlock. She even kept going until her hand was physically pressed against the glass. Even if she barely learned any force techniques from Luke, pulling an object to you seemed to be one of the easier to learn abilities. I could see where she could calm her mind enough, focus on that one point, and just pull. I'll be interested to see how the novel describes this.

    2) Shirtless Kylo - I thought about "Matt", the radar tech, "I heard Kylo Ren is shredded. I heard he has an 8-pack!" from that SNL Starkiller Base sketch a couple of years ago (someone linked it a few pages back). I almost made myself laugh out loud, and it really did pull me out of the movie for a few seconds.

    Still processing the rest of it, and definitely want to see it again.
     
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    In that context, yes, it would still be weird. Other than the typical "I felt it, something very bad just happened" and Luke saying she too will one day learn to use the force, Superman Leia without the EU is even more jarring.

    For her to do that, it makes you wonder why do they even need Luke Skywalker.

    And even with no EU, people would still be down in these movies simply based on the OT. For some that do know the EU stories, it just reinforces what they feel is wrong with the movies.

    Like that video guy said, I enjoyed both movies. Nevertheless, the more I reflect on them, the more I just don't think they got it right and just aren't very good movies.
     
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    It's not that we needed the OT characters to star in the new trilogy to be happy. We just didn't want the successes and losses they suffered in the original films to be pissed on.


    When the First Order were marching through the Rebel base at the end of the film, I was so sure that Hux was going to order the Snowtroopers to execute Order 66 as they surrounded Kylo Ren.


    I would love to see all the Star Wars movies rewritten with this dialogue.
     
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    "The Force is a pathway to many abilities, some consider to be unnatural"

    I saw it as an 'adrenaline' rush kinda thing. People in the military have been reported to lifting up jeeps etc when put under extraordinary circumstances. Sure it's a big wtf but we know she is Force Sensetive, it could of just been her instincts kicking in + The Force within her doing everything it can to ensure she lives.
     
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    My next student film confirmed??
     
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    I keep watching a copy of the throne room that I found. The choreo is so good.
     
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    ...Am I wrong in saying that the only descent character in this new Trilogy has been Kylo Ren. The character of Rey continues to bore me the only thing that could make her character better is if she is revealed to be a
    clone of Palpatine
     
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    This guy is fucking hilarious. I appreciate his effort but really you could do the same thing to the OT. Really Ewoks defeat the Empire? Really a whole garrison of Palpatine's best troops get beaten by cudly bears? It's not hard to tear apart SW if you hate it enough. Or ignore things cause you love it enough.
     
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    descendant of the Revan family line. You know....the other super powerful force user in the galaxy.