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#1069953
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

Dat_SW_Guy said:

The Phantom Menace (5.5/10)
Revenge Of The Sith (5.5/10)
Attack of the Clones (4.9/10)
Rogue One (0.9/10)

Sure, makes perfect sense.

TV’s Frink said:

And RO is worse than all of them by a wide margin…apparently.

You get so mad and cry because you think people post over and over again about how bad the Disney movies are, but then here you are. Every time a new poster comes along to tell you how bad they are, you get mad and cry about it. Post after post after post. Literally not one poster can say a negative thing about these movies without you and the posse chiming in.

Your fondness of these terrible movies is apparently not without a lot of insecurity.

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#1069496
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Last movie seen
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This could be totally ignorant on my part, and if so I apologize in advance, because I don’t know much about Turkish people or their culture, but those actors don’t look Turkish or having Turkish sounding names to me.

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#1069415
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George Lucas
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He was one of several people who creatively collaborated to make the OT and its presentation magical. He deserves that much credit, but he is a fraud because he spent most of the last 40 years trying to take undue credit. Many of the things that people like most about the OT are actually not what he wanted at all. I do think he dislikes Empire Strikes Back, for instance. I do think the silliness in Return of the Jedi and the absolute juvenile presentation of the prequels are much more his M.O.

I think he just bought into the adulation and truly believed how great and talented he was, to the point where he thought he could just role out of bed and turn a vomit first draft into a movie after 15 years of retirement.

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#1068926
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Machete Order? mmm
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I have never seen TCW, but that list has a prequel in it, so it can’t possibly be the right order.

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#1068751
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Star Wars at box office
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I’m only posting this because he makes a specific reference to Star Wars:

Richard Gere has argued his vocal stance on Tibet has cost him Hollywood blockbuster roles because the academy is fearful of alienating its burgeoning Chinese audience.

“There are definitely movies that I can’t be in because the Chinese will say, ‘Not with him,’” he told the Hollywood Reporter.

“I recently had an episode where someone said they could not finance a film with me because it would upset the Chinese.”

Fortunately, the actor made it clear he was not upset about not being given the roles for studio blockbusters. “I’m not interested in playing the wizened Jedi in your tentpole,” he said. “I was successful enough in the last three decades that I can afford to do these [smaller films] now.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/richard-gere-big-hollywood-movies-china-tibet-buddhist-dalia-lama-chinese-audience-blockbusters-a7693256.html

Besides basic casting decisions (Rogue 1, Independence Day 2016 come to mind), there are also any number of films where the script was altered, in order to accommodate more screen time for the Chinese supporting roles.

And of course, at a more fundamental level, when financing is needed for something that is not a comic book tentpole, Chinese investors will only bankroll state-approved films. There is also the issue of Chinese people in the business who are not allowed to associate with certain film projects in any way, under direct threat to themselves and especially their families back home.

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#1068713
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Star Wars at box office
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If Star Wars were made today, the Empire would probably win. China isn’t exactly comfortable bankrolling films that involve rebellions against the state.

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#1068330
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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CGI Tarkin had a lot more screen time and a much more prominent role. The CGI characters can’t act and they don’t coordinate very tiny muscle movements in the face right. When I saw the movie twice in theaters I too thought Leia looked much better, whereas Tarkin looked fake to me, but I think that’s probably just down to her barely getting on screen.

Even then, she looked more realistic but soulless. Kinda like you were looking at a picture of a dead woman from long ago when she was very young. And I thought that before everything happened with Carrie.

But it was still better than Tarkin. He just looked like a video game character to me.

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#1068211
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

Alderaan, you really bring out the worst in people. Now everyone kindly stop pushing each other’s buttons.

Not really, it’s only the same four or five posters. One of them is Haseo, and hey look, we were briefly getting along.

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#1068206
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DominicCobb said:
The “fuck off” was in regards to the persistently annoying fact that you can’t get two posts into an argument without being a pompous dick.

You know Haseo and I don’t exactly see things the same 90% of the time, right? And yet we managed to civilly engage each other for a few posts. Seems like the problem is you, not me.

DominicCobb said:
I wasn’t embarassed by anything because if I had been that would imply I was wrong and you were right. The fact that you think you know more about good filmmaking than any and everyone here would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

I don’t know anything or everything and I never claimed I did. I’m not Rey, after all. 😉

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#1068204
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Oh fuck off.

See this is the problem with you. Haseo and I, and then later you and Tobar, were engaging in a discussion. When you didn’t like someone’s reply, you made an ass of yourself with your comment. Which was particularly funny, because you clearly don’t even understand the terms you are using. I wouldn’t have pointed it out and embarrassed you if you hadn’t been an asshole in the first place, though.

DominicCobb said:
You should try thinking a little harder. As I said there is nothing convenient about her understanding of multiple languages. What it does is show that Rey is someone who’s spent a lot of time learning about a lot of different things.

Apparently she learned everything. Thank you for clearing that up for us Sherlock, I guess we can all move along now.

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