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#1172161
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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darthrush said:
The Last Jedi will stick with me far more than TFA (which I liked) since it just did the core characters so well in my opinion. The interplay of Luke, Kylo, and Rey was the heart of the movie …

I’ve still only seen it one time. However, after the past few months of pondering it as well as all these in-depth discussions, I think that’s the case for me as well. The only exception being Kylo. I just don’t find him interesting. Not a knock on Driver, you work with what you’re given.

I’ll buy a digital copy when it’s released and watch it again. I suspect I’ll like it more on the second viewing. For the next film, I hope they give us about a ten year gap (in-universe). Let the characters and the story breathe.

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#1171308
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Frink is correct. I said unexpected because I’m not a big fan of the film. There are a few parts that I think are really well done though and I give them a look occasionally.

Another is when Luke is hanging under Cloud City. To me, that’s one of the most beautiful scenes in the franchise, visually as well as story.

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#1171302
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

The Falcon made up to look like a different ship was a plot device in one of the Daley novels, IIRC. Han jettisoned the fake hull sections at some point in the story.

Stars’ End. He does that with the help of Jessa so they can get past authorities where they’ll be smuggling two friends of hers. That’s also where he picks up Bollux and Blue Max. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a few nods to those characters or novels.

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#1170843
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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OutboundFlight said:

SilverWook said:

Just a notice that the spoiler policy on TLJ will be lifted on Feb. 15th at 12:00 AM Pacific time. If you haven’t seen the movie by then…

Why did you put that in a spoilers thread? Everyone here has seen it otherwise they wouldn’t be here. 😉

To let people know they can discuss the film outside of this topic if they happen to see a discussion where TLJ may
be relevant.

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#1170343
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Last movie seen
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Road

https://youtu.be/SLI2r8pyla0

I think we still have a rider or two on the board, so this will certainly be familiar. For non-riders, it may still be pretty interesting. It’s a documentary about road racing. Far & away the most famous is Isle Of Man, but there are a couple of others. Road racing in the motorcycle world is similar to the same type of racing in automobiles.

It’s arguably more dangerous however. As a lifelong rider having spent many hours on proper tracks - motorcycle road racing seems like insanity to me. I can’t for the life of me figure out the attraction. It’s super interesting to watch, but seems like suicide to participate.

When I ride public roads, I’m always a bit more tense because it isn’t a groomed & closed facility. These riders go out specifically looking to race in those less-than-perfect environments. They come shockingly close to things I go to great length to avoid; fences, walls, trees, buildings, etc. Crazy to see some of the speed wobbles they get compared to a manicured track.

This documentary is about a family of racers very well known in the motorcycle world. It covers two generations and all their successes and tragedies. Here are a few videos (unrelated to the film) showing some road racing.

https://youtu.be/UsFyrvhUNCk
https://youtu.be/iRWp9rhfS_0

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#1170035
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Man, I am digging these teaser one-sheets for the film. For me, some of the best in years. Reminds me of the long ago Star Wars style D one-sheet. Really nice to see something other than the Photoshop heads of the past twenty years or so. The official release may end up being that style, but these will be my high-res DVD case of choice.

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#1169431
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I’ve watched the trailer about ten times. I have to say, I’m becoming very excited about seeing this. The recasting doesn’t bother me and the story, the locations, and most of the characters are new to us. Ron Howard is someone who’s work I really enjoy. If he corrected the direction they were going under the fired directors, this could be a lot of fun. Plus, I’m always up for more Chewie. 😃

Premature since we only have a trailer, but looking at the four films they’ve made, it would appear Disney is better at back stories than they are at continuing stories.

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#1169422
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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In the NPR version, Luke comments on the condition of the ship’s interior when they’re en route to Alderaan (one of my favorite parts because it expands on what little we see in the film). Anyway, Ben points out to him that “this is a working freighter Luke, even if her activities are on the shady side”. Imagining all sorts of craziness over the course of a decade, I can see it getting to the point of someone saying "what a piece of junk".

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#1168896
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Apologies if this is somewhere in the previous pages; It looks like we’ll be seeing the Falcon before Han made a lot of special modifications himself.

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#1168731
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DrDre said:
Considering the energy released on impact is proportionate to the mass times the velocity squared…consider that an object of 1kg traveling at the speed of light would have a the same energy released on impact as a nuclear bomb.

You’re more right than you may know.

The equation for kinetic energy is 1/2 the mass x velocity squared. Ek = ½mv2

A 1kg object hitting something at the speed of light;
1 Kg - 186,282 m\s = 17,350,491,762 joules.

That’s about the equivalent of 4 megatons. That puts it just shy of Castle Union but orders of magnitude more than Fat Man.

I agree with your posit that it would take very little to destroy something kinetically in the GFFA. Using a ship to do it would be a waste of a ship, nor would it need to be going anywhere near light speed. It’s been used and tested in the real world for decades. Our own SDI - aptly nicknamed Star Wars - had a kinetic energy weapons division. We also used kinetic weapons in Vietnam (Lazy Dog).

All that said; I don’t rail on it or care with regard to the GFFA because it’s a series of movies where I’m more than happy to suspend belief. I’m there to escape and watch my heroes battle the bad guys. If I want realistic space physics, I’ll watch 2001: A Space Odyssey (which I do, often).

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#1168398
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:
I thought Perry King was pretty good as Han in the OT radio drama adaptations.

Me too. He plays him as more of a criminal not to be trusted. At one point he’s going to leave them all on the Death Star and bail if he can get to the Falcon before Luke, Ben, and Leia.

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#1168051
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

Ehrenreich seems to have Han’s mannerisms down. It’s all going to boil down to whether us old fogeys accept him as Han Solo or not. I had no problems accepting the cast of Star Trek 2009, because in the end I saw Kirk Spock and McCoy on the screen even if they were being portrayed by different actors.
In the end Ehrenreich has to be Han, not Harrison. If he can make Han his own, it’s going to be a fun ride.

Yes!! That’s it exactly. Well put Wook. He has to be Han, not Ford. Good point on Trek. As I’ve said many times before, if you can recast Kirk, Spock, and McCoy (and they did a fantastic job), you can recast anyone.

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#1167759
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:

I’m digging the idea of seeing the Falcon as a new ship. While we knew decades ago that he won the ship from Lando, for no reason in particular I always assumed it was Lando’s first. Interesting to think it would have been before either of them owned it outright. This admittedly early look opens up the possibility that they gambled for the chance to win or perhaps even steal it when it was new.

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#1167754
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Looks like a nice balance of serious\lighter. The humor is mild and on-par with what we’ve seen in the past films with regard to Han. No issue here.

Glover seems like a perfect Lando. Really nice to see Ms Clarke in something other than GoT, where she’s fairly monotone character-wise. Looks like she may be, as our hero was in 1977, not necessarily trustworthy. I don’t think I’ll have a problem with Ehrenreich. A small sample size for sure, but he seems like Han. The sarcasm, the “that’s yes”, and his trademark over-confidence feel correct.

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#1167528
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NFL SuperBowl
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Holy ****!! That play!!! You know the one I mean. Play of the season.

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#1167070
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:

Seems we MAY be getting a short trailer for Solo during the Superbowl, with a longer trailer during ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday.

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/7ul3f9/solo_exclusive_trailer_debuting_monday_on_gma/

I’m looking forward to seeing it. I haven’t seen or heard a single thing from the lead, so I’m curious as to what we’re in for. Han is one of the most loved characters in any franchise, going on 40+ years. Not something to be taken lightly.

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#1167069
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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lovelikewinter said:

ElectroDroid said:

Do you guys think that this movie is going the “fun” route, or more of a serious story like dark knight?

Hopefully not like Dark Knight Rises, where the director began to believe his own hype.

Began‽ That happened a film earlier. But I digress.

On topic; I’m not really a fan of half fun/half serious. That’s probably my biggest disappointment with TLJ. I don’t think it will be as dark or serious as Rogue One (which it can’t because at least three characters survive the film), but I hope it’s more along the lines of TFA. Humorous moments in an otherwise serious story. Han is an untrustworthy criminal when we first meet him in Star Wars77. I’d hope the back story fits the character as introduced.

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