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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5425 on: November 11, 2017, 06:14:30 PM »
I admit I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I'd hope they just do something new. I'm tired of franchises moving backwards for name appeal. Do a new story set after the newest trilogy and just move forward.
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5426 on: November 11, 2017, 09:53:05 PM »
Yeah maybe, I don't know how they'll give the episode names. I'm sure they'll want to differentiate it somehow from the other trilogies.

Well, the Bond and Star Trek franchises didn't need to continue on with the numbers, so why would Star Wars?  Why not just Star Wars: <insert something>  Especially if it's going to distance itself from the Ep 1 thru 9 trilogies around the Skywalker family.

My first thought for comparison was also Star Trek and how they stopped numbering them once they got to the TNG movies, but I think it's an important difference that there's only ever one series of films at a time. I could see that getting confusing for SW when you've also got the side anthology stories at the same time. Maybe they could make it work, but even Rogue One caused confusion for people.
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5427 on: November 11, 2017, 11:15:06 PM »
I hope There are still Jedi and light sabers. If not, it better be an impressive story.
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« Reply #5428 on: November 12, 2017, 01:09:11 AM »
I think that, if done right, something set in the Knights of the Old Republic era would make a great movie. Not sure how likely that is, though.

I'd love to see The Old Republic trilogy, but i think that it's way too much of a deep cut for the general audience.

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« Reply #5429 on: November 12, 2017, 06:57:29 AM »
I would love to have an Old republic trilogy so bad.
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5430 on: November 13, 2017, 02:11:57 PM »
What about taking an angle of the 'first' of them all....first group that formed the Jedi/Sith etc.? Before they were considered jedi/sith....leading to the third film of being both sides being full on jedi/sith
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« Reply #5431 on: November 13, 2017, 02:20:27 PM »
re: naming

I can totally see whatever this new Trilogy is named something slightly different than Episodes 1-9

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« Reply #5433 on: November 20, 2017, 01:37:44 PM »
LOL @ Mark's face. Seriously though, when I was 6 and saw this, that line was the creepiest thing I'd ever heard.
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« Reply #5434 on: November 20, 2017, 04:05:45 PM »
Confirmed that the runtime for Last Jedi is 150 mins including credits making it the longest episode so far.
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« Reply #5435 on: November 20, 2017, 06:01:33 PM »
LOL @ Mark's face. Seriously though, when I was 6 and saw this, that line was the creepiest thing I'd ever heard.

I love the face he's making.  So cheerful and smug.

I didn't see the OT until I was in college, and my reaction to that line was about the same as Luke's.  That's stupid as fuck.  You'd be dead in a week, not slowly dying for 1000 years.

Maybe the Sarlacc has some way of keeping its victim alive as it digests it.  If fresh food is better than dead, food that's still alive would be best of all.  After all, gagh is best served live.  (Oops, wrong universe.)  Those tendrils might sting you and pump you full of stuff that keeps you alive while liquifying your guts, and others are like straws, kinda like how spiders feed.  That would suck.

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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5436 on: November 20, 2017, 06:21:27 PM »
I'm beginning to get a bit excited. Under a month to go. I'm just so curious to see how they handle Luke in this. Don't get me wrong, I'm curious about a lot including Rey/Ren....Snoke....the whole deal.....but I really want to see Luke in a battle of some sorts and see him showcase some next level Jedi fighting. Would love to see that. don't think it's gonna happen though.
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« Reply #5437 on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:05 PM »
Have avoided trailers, but based off TFA, I have barely any interest in how this story unfolds. I am, though, very (cautiously) excited to see Luke and what this chapter holds in store for him.
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« Reply #5438 on: November 21, 2017, 10:29:02 AM »
LOL @ Mark's face. Seriously though, when I was 6 and saw this, that line was the creepiest thing I'd ever heard.

I love the face he's making.  So cheerful and smug.

I didn't see the OT until I was in college, and my reaction to that line was about the same as Luke's.  That's stupid as fuck.  You'd be dead in a week, not slowly dying for 1000 years.

Maybe the Sarlacc has some way of keeping its victim alive as it digests it.  If fresh food is better than dead, food that's still alive would be best of all.  After all, gagh is best served live.  (Oops, wrong universe.)  Those tendrils might sting you and pump you full of stuff that keeps you alive while liquifying your guts, and others are like straws, kinda like how spiders feed.  That would suck.
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« Reply #5439 on: November 29, 2017, 03:58:24 PM »
After trying to figure out work schedules between me and my girlfriend, flying home to Florida for the holidays, and seeing who else can join us, we finally got our Last Jedi tickets! Thursday night, AMC opening night fan event!

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« Reply #5440 on: November 30, 2017, 05:31:20 AM »
Got tickets for the 15th. Very excited.
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5441 on: December 06, 2017, 07:07:59 AM »
I am extremely excited for The Last Jedi, but my hype level hasn't reached a fever pitch. I think that once people have seen it, which should happen soon for critics and premiers, the movie will become real and I'll start losing sleep over it. :lol
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« Reply #5442 on: December 06, 2017, 07:25:28 AM »
I'll be booking my tickets soon. We'll probably be going for my son's 13th birthday.

I'm definitely looking forward to it, but for some reason not just as much as I was for Rogue One last year. Not sure why exactly. I watched TFA last week for the first time in over a year, and it still holds up reasonably well for me. What stood out was the absolute breakneck pace that the movie started with. A lot of things happened in a very short space of time.

Hopefully, with TLJ, now that the characters are established, the story can move at a better pace. BTW, I think they have done a really good job of keeping the details under wraps. I've seen very little in the way of story spoilers.

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« Reply #5443 on: December 06, 2017, 07:41:02 PM »
Not sure if this was talked about, but if not....


So if this rumored Disney/Fox deal goes through, Disney will get the rights back to the original trilogy. Everyone fighting for blu ray releases might get their wishes if it goes through.
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« Reply #5444 on: December 06, 2017, 07:54:16 PM »
Not sure if this was talked about, but if not....


So if this rumored Disney/Fox deal goes through, Disney will get the rights back to the original trilogy. Everyone fighting for blu ray releases might get their wishes if it goes through.

I would buy unaltered OT blu rays in a heart beat. I would love to see this deal go through
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5445 on: December 06, 2017, 09:34:29 PM »
I figured they'd wait until the rights for 5 and 6 revert to them before negotiating for 4. But it doesn't necessarily mean we'll get the unaltered trilogy, at least for a while.
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« Reply #5446 on: December 07, 2017, 07:50:03 AM »
Getting pretty pumped now. I'm going to grab my tix for next Thursday night after work today, and also pick up tix for a Saturday morning show to take the kiddos to.

I've been holding off watching TFA until the time was close so it looks like this weekend I'll give that a re-watch.
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« Reply #5447 on: December 07, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »
Bought our tickets today, for 9:20pm on the first day. I don't feel one way or another about this movie. I feel like they've revealed relatively little of this movie, which is good, so I expect surprises going in.
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« Reply #5448 on: December 07, 2017, 08:17:34 AM »
Bought our tickets today, for 9:20pm on the first day. I don't feel one way or another about this movie. I feel like they've revealed relatively little of this movie, which is good, so I expect surprises going in.

Yeah. I like how they've pretty much given nothing away of importance and I think that the way these trailers have been edited suggest things that are most likely intentionally deceiving. And it's pretty nice that no major spoilers have made it out (yet) prior to it being released. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that's one of the major reasons I want to see it day one, outside of just being a big fan. Don't want to wait a couple days and take the chance of hearing/seeing something that ruins the movie.
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Re: Star Wars Discussion Thread v. Rogue One
« Reply #5449 on: December 07, 2017, 08:31:37 AM »
Star Wars movies are a cinematic event, whether you're a diehard fan or not. I watch movies on the first day anyway, but I'd definitely want to see Star Wars asap you want to avoid spoilers.

I didn't go looking for spoilers for TFA, nor did I avoid them, but I knew many of the major points going in. I knew Han was taking the fall a year before the movie came out, I knew what little we know about Snoke so far before seeing it along with the Death Star not Death Star, there were no big surprises. It didn't spoil the fun ride of course, but Han's death didn't have the impact that the OT reveals had in the pre-internet days.

With TLJ, I honestly have no idea what to make of it, besides a few deceptively cut snippets in the trailers. What's the main plot? What do the characters spend the majority of the film doing? Rey sorta trains with Luke maybe like ESB, but even that may not be as clear as it seems. Rey meets with Snoke/Kylo somehow at some point and maybe there's a fight maybe not? Fin goes to a casino planet for some reason? The other dude might be doing something. Leia might be doing something. It's unbelievable to me that we're only a week out.

Assuming the movie is full of great stuff they're not showing, I like this strategy. It's one of the biggest film franchises, and is a sequel to the third highest grossing movie ever worldwide. It doesn't need to give away all of the best bits in the trailer for people to see it. People are going to see it. The more they hold back, the more essential it is for people to see it.

So for that reason, I'm neutral on the whole thing because I feel like there's not enough to judge.
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« Reply #5450 on: December 07, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
I'm trying to remain cautiously optimistic like I was for TFA and Rogue One. I loved both of those movies and everything I've seen for TLJ looks awesome, but I don't want to go in being expected to be blown away.

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« Reply #5451 on: December 07, 2017, 07:51:22 PM »
Bought my tickets as well for opening night at a reserved seating auditorium though I got the show in 3D. Hopefully it won't give my a headache.
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« Reply #5452 on: December 07, 2017, 08:02:05 PM »
I'm currently vacationing in Disneyland, and guess what?

I bought my tickets a week ago.  I have reserved seats for an early afternoon showing right here at the house of the mouse.   I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!  SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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« Reply #5453 on: December 07, 2017, 08:02:45 PM »
I'll see it eventually.

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« Reply #5454 on: December 07, 2017, 08:58:03 PM »
I'm usually that way as well and fret going opening weekend to see these blockbuster movies. But this auditorium I'm going to only has 10 seats per row super spaced out and only 5 rows total in a huge room and screen with reserved seating. I've never seen this kind of setup before but if this turns out well then I'll be going to this place regularly.
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« Reply #5455 on: December 08, 2017, 02:26:11 AM »
The audience being annoying is luckily a very rare problem here in Sweden, so we should be fine.

Also, my cousin wanted to see it on saturday, so now I’m seeing it on both the 15th and 16th, which shouldn’t be a problem at all.
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« Reply #5456 on: December 08, 2017, 02:38:08 AM »
The audience being annoying is luckily a very rare problem here in Sweden, so we should be fine.

Also, my cousin wanted to see it on saturday, so now I’m seeing it on both the 15th and 16th, which shouldn’t be a problem at all.

Same here in Finland!

I'm going to an early screening just to be sure! Less people in the early morning screenings, and it's less likely that i'll be annoyed..

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« Reply #5457 on: December 09, 2017, 12:49:26 PM »
I'm currently vacationing in Disneyland, and guess what?

Aw, MAN!  Me and my wife were there at the same time!  Wish I would have known.

Related to that, on Star Tours, we got a sequence with Jakku and the new planet with the red dirt from TLJ!
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« Reply #5458 on: December 09, 2017, 03:41:24 PM »
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« Reply #5459 on: December 09, 2017, 04:37:01 PM »
Tickets purchased for Thursday (bought them when they first went on sale)!  I'm going to have to avoid google and twitter until that time.  Especially with the premier going on and the potential for spoilers going around on the internet.  The other day I was bored and literally googled "star wars last jedi spoilers"....  Just because I have no self control.  Learned one minor spoiler (assuming it was even true), but learned my lesson as well.

My daughter is really into it as well, which is fun (she's fifteen).  We've been watching the series all the way through.  All we have left  to watch is the Force Awakens, but we're waiting until Thursday so we can see it pretty much right before going to see the new one.