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ChainsawAsh

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#1143622
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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darthrush said:

I might just be me brain farting but what is the status on the fixed hood shots of Kylo for the snoke scene?

Quoted because I was also under the impression this was still being worked on and I haven’t seen it mentioned in these “what’s left to do” discussions.

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#1143525
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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The retimed shots in the firing and destruction sequences are fine IMO, the only ones that desperately need fixing are the shots of the Falcon appearing and Chewie rescuing Rey and Finn after the duel.

Unless those shots are part of one of the other sequences you’re talking about. But those forest shots are the only ones I noticed as being “off” at all.

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#1142923
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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andyw715 said:

I’m still trying to figure out why I’d want to watch episode IX.

I do despite how unsure I am about TLJ because I seriously have no fucking idea what IX is going to be. I had a feeling for the trajectory of VIII after TFA (even though I was only, like, 30% right), but after TLJ I seriously have no clue where IX is going to go.

Also so I can figure out how I want to edit the sequel trilogy as a cohesive whole. Some things I’d like to change about TLJ might not be doable depending on where they take IX.

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#1142884
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Share your good news!
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I’m adopting two kittens on Sunday! 😄

They’re rescues, both about 5 months old, and are already bonded so the woman I’m adopting them from is thrilled that she doesn’t have to split them up.

Paid my landlord the pet deposit today, spending tomorrow cleaning the hell out of my apartment and buying necessary supplies (litter box, litter, food, scratching post, some toys).

Been wanting/needing a pet for a while - I’d prefer a dog but I work/am gone too much for one, so cats it is. With two, they can keep each other company while I’m at work, too!

Unless their foster mom sees something she really doesn’t like on Sunday, I’ll have two new friends to keep my hermit self company in a couple days. 😃

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#1142832
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Collipso said:

ChainsawAsh said:

SilverWook said:

Luke did something we’ve never seen any other Jedi do before. He projected a solid version of himself across unimaginable distances and could interact with Leia and even Threepio. That had to come with a price. In the end, Luke saved the day one last time and went out a hero.

I didn’t get that from the movie at all. If that had been communicated more clearly to the audience it might not have felt so insulting to me.

I think the whole reason why there was salt on the ground was so that they could show us that Luke isn’t real in that scene. Plus, it was flashback Luke using a lightsaber that had just been destroyed the scene before. Unless you’re talking about the philosophical meaning of the scene instead of the literal; if so, I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

SilverWook said:

You didn’t notice Luke had lost the gray? Jedi’s don’t stop to use Grecian Forumla. 😉

I meant the death itself. I fully understood the projection thing and that Luke wasn’t really there on Crait. That was obvious from the beard color and the lightsaber he was using.

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#1142821
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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SilverWook said:

Luke did something we’ve never seen any other Jedi do before. He projected a solid version of himself across unimaginable distances and could interact with Leia and even Threepio. That had to come with a price. In the end, Luke saved the day one last time and went out a hero.

I didn’t get that from the movie at all. If that had been communicated more clearly to the audience it might not have felt so insulting to me.

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#1142805
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Yeah, he can come back as a ghost, but without Carrie I’d have much preferred to keep Luke around in the flesh for at least one more movie.

And the way he died still massively upsets me because it seems so fucking pointless. There was no good reason I can see to off him.

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#1142783
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Octorox said:

Can we stop talking about TLJ in this thread (with the exception of how it impacts this edit)? There are other threads where you can talk about how much you didn’t like the movie. If Hal or Neverar or Ridley wants to do a TLJ edit they will talk about it in the ideas thread and eventually make a new thread when it’s allowed.

Agreed. I was only talking about it in the context of stuff that could possibly be pulled from it for a TFA:R V3, but I tried to keep it spoiler free. Apologies if I crossed that line for any in my posts. I’ll refrain from here on out.

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#1142773
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Hal 9000 said:

Some unconnected thoughts upon first viewing:

They put Luke’s X-wing underwater so they didn’t have to show it covered in bird shit.

Nice ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc’ moment with the Imperial laundry room.

Yoda looks the worst I’ve ever seen him.

Interesting that the only prequel-specific reference was to the name Darth Sidious. Regards to L8wrtr.

Someone earlier in the thread said they’d like to change Luke’s saber to green at the end. It seems likely that Luke had long since discarded his green saber. Plus, him using Anakin’s saber is a very good hint that he’s not actually there, because we already saw broken in two. (Assuming it will be reforged in 3,000 years’ time.)

I was so certain Leia was going to die in space. Then I was so sure she would simply remain unconscious; the characters were already grappling with how to continue in her absence. I know the story and plot were finished prior to Carrie Fischer’s sudden death, but it still surprised me. Not sure how Ep9 will address this at all.

I found myself in tears, but was a little surprised at when that occurred. For me, it was when Luke and Leia were onscreen together and John Williams’ “Luke and Leia” kicked in.

I’m happy with Rey’s parentage. Good. Less so about Snoke; I’d really have liked to hear who this guy is. Rey as a rando is good, Snoke as a rando is bad.

Why have ‘caretakers’ on Luke’s island? To me, that slightly undermines his solitude. I didn’t mind the porgs so much. Sort of made me want to go to Chik Fil A afterward.

Maz felt totally unnecessary. And WTF is she doing as Finn and company are talking with her?

I think it was a misstep to introduce Rose at all. Just keep Finn around and have him do something without going off on a side adventure.

Can’t put my finger on it, but it seems like having so many characters or things going on made it feel like an overstuffed blockbuster movie. Maybe like all these Marvel movies I don’t care about.

I found Luke perplexing toward the end, and not necessarily in a negative sense. I wonder why Luke died. I also wonder why he suddenly has such conviction that Rey will become a Jedi and that the Jedi will continue. I thought Yoda joined him in agreeing it was time for the Jedi to end.

The novelization doesn’t come out until March?!

I agree about most of this, but Luke’s death angered me more than confused me (though it did also do that). I feel like that’s the one thing they should have changed after Carrie’s death (as in, keep Luke alive).

And I think Yoda looked slightly better than TPM puppet Yoda. Maybe we can convince Ady to work his magic on that scene when the BR comes out…?

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#1142760
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Unbanned_Jedi said:

Collipso said:

I just joined too, and so far I’ve been very welcome. Here, from my understanding, you’re treated the way you treat people. Don’t be an asshole, or rude, or annoying to anyone and you’ll be fine.

I think if you like the movie you will be treated well. But if you don’t like the movie you might get banned. I hope I will like it or else! haha…

You won’t get banned for not liking the movie. You’ll get banned if you’re an asshole and hostile to others, regardless of your opinions. Many longtime members have expressed their dislike for TLJ so far, so you have nothing to worry about as long as you’re not a dick. 😃

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#1142656
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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ModsRBad said:

SilverWook said:

ModsRBad said:

Just call this site what it is now…Star Wars fan forum! TheForce.net!

And you are…?

Call me 2004, since I’ve been lurking on this site since 2004!

If I wanted a Star Wars fan forum I would just go there!

And you just joined today to bitch about the site and give all of us the finger?

Smooth.

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#1142643
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Going away? Post so here!
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Oh, uh, I’m back in case anyone hadn’t noticed or was wondering.

It seems the TFA: Restructured thread (which I follow pretty closely) had a few spoilery bits dropped in there at one point, but other than that, my running away and hiding from the Internet for almost a week may have been an overreaction. Meh.

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#1142640
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I don’t think a visual lift is necessary at all, the shot in TFA:R looks perfect and jives well with the similar shot in TLJ.

Audio lift may not be necessary either as I think there are similar SFX already out there that can be used, but it does support the idea of adding such a sound effect to that scene in TFA:R.

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