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#1160406
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NFL
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yhwx said:

You’re probably right, but nobody wants them to win another Super Bowl.

That’s not quite the story I see when I log on to my personal Facebook account.

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#1160401
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The Last Jedi: The De-Feminized Fanedit
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liamnotneeson said:

DominicCobb said:

liamnotneeson said:

DominicCobb said:

MalàStrana said:

GylesReynek said:
People that do stuff like make a de-feminized version of Star Wars are the exact type of people the Rebels are fighting against. This dude is Hux IRL.

Ridiculous statement.

But sadly true

I don’t remember the Resistance fighting against muh misogynists last time I watched any of the Star Wars movies, and I don’t remember Hux saying anything about women. Correct me if I’m wrong

You’re not wrong, but you are missing the point.

So you’re assuming that the antagonists in a fictional story would be the kind of people to have a prejudice against women?

Yes, although not necessarily in-universe.

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#1160397
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The Last Jedi: The De-Feminized Fanedit
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liamnotneeson said:

DominicCobb said:

MalàStrana said:

GylesReynek said:
People that do stuff like make a de-feminized version of Star Wars are the exact type of people the Rebels are fighting against. This dude is Hux IRL.

Ridiculous statement.

But sadly true

I don’t remember the Resistance fighting against muh misogynists last time I watched any of the Star Wars movies, and I don’t remember Hux saying anything about women. Correct me if I’m wrong

You’re not wrong, but you are missing the point.

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#1160395
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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TV’s Frink said:

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

Han Solo IRL said:

AOTC and ROTS look totally fine to me in terms of picture quality; I mean it’s not like they look like 28 Days Later or something.

28 Days Later looks that way on purpose (I assume, I don’t know anything about picture quality).

I mean, if you’re saying they chose to shoot it on a shit camera, sure.

I’m saying I assume it’s meant to look bad. It’s a dirty grimy “dangerous” movie. And maybe they used a shit camera on purpose to achieve that look.

But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they had zero money.

I believe it was done for practical purposes. But you’re not wrong, it works with the aesthetic of the film.

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#1160393
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The Last Jedi: The De-Feminized Fanedit
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MalàStrana said:

This is this exact thing that can be used now against anyone who wants to criticize TLJ and in particular how are handled feminine characters (but all characters as a matter of fact): “you mean people,you’re just like the First Order, bouh ouh ouh…

So it’s a ridiculous statement. And a wrong statement.

Ooookay… except this guy wasn’t motivated by anything other than some pretty blatant misogyny.

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#1160389
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The ‘last Comic you have read’ thread...
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suspiciouscoffee said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

suspiciouscoffee said:


Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years vol. 2
What a wonderful era of Star Wars this was. Back when there was only the original film and writers and artists were free to run around the galaxy however they pleased.

Eh, I dunno. I tried reading those comics a while back and they were just really lame. I reckon the Dark Horse comics absolutely blew these old Marvel comics out of the water, and the new line of Marvel comics are also way better. Those old comics don’t feel like Star Wars and just aren’t my thing.

This.

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#1160382
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Last movie seen
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ChainsawAsh said:

DominicCobb said:

It raises the question which is important, I disagree that it answers it.

The question is raised pretty explicitly elsewhere in the movie already. The unicorn scene only exists to, at best, tip the scales in favor of “he’s a replicant.”

Disagree on both counts.

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#1160381
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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NeverarGreat said:

darthrush said:

After rejecting it for a while, I honestly think an 3 hour epic cut of both films could be cool. I will still just be sticking to doing a regular last jedi edit but am looking forward to the 2 in 1’s that will be done.

They have such different visual aesthetics, and I don’t know if that would take me out of the whole experience.

Yes, although I will say the camerawork was a lot more similar than I was expecting.

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#1160191
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DrDre said:

dahmage said:

I think the suggestion to listen to the Empire podcast and hear from Rian himself is a good suggestion though. You will only re-inforce your own feelings if you read an article like that Dre. Where-as you could actually get real information directly fromt he Horses mouth if you listen to Rian explain some of the decisions he made.

time to come clean - i haven’t listened to that podcast myself yet.

I might give it a listen, although I did read the article. It’s always interesting to hear about a creator’s intentions. However, I also think a film should be analyzed on it’s own terms. The PT is based on some good concepts and ideas, but in the end it was the execution of those ideas that made it less than successful for me personally.

It is very helpful to know the filmmaker’s intentions, as they could give insight on something you missed. Then you can go back and determine if the film executed it well. It’s fair if you ultimately don’t think so, but just because you didn’t understand their intentions when you first watched, doesn’t mean their intentions aren’t properly conveyed on screen. (Note I’m speaking in general here, not necessarily to you)

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#1159943
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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yhwx said:

DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Mrebo said:

DominicCobb said:

Collipso said:

Well I wasn’t fooled by fake Luke not even for a second, but didn’t know how he was doing what he was doing until revealed. Not only the footprints, but the haircut, hair color and lightsaber totally gave it away for me. That took tension away, which made it all a bit disappointing.

What tension? That he wouldn’t die? Wouldn’t the tension of that be cut anyway when the walkers don’t leave a scratch?

Not to mention, of course, that he does die.

Presumably tension would remain in the showdown with Kylo.

But I imagine most people were fooled, as I was, although confused about Luke’s different look.

I wasn’t fooled at all, but I was on the edge of my seat wondering what is Luke doing? and what is going to happen?.

The movie isn’t trying to fool anyone. All the evidence that something is up with Luke is on the screen. You either notice it or not. All I caught on to first time was the hair color.

Exactly. (The only person being “fooled” is Kylo, even though the truth is right in front of him and he’s to angry to see it.) Whether you notice or not doesn’t impact the scene’s power at all, which is basically my point.

It does change the surprise factor though. I was pretty surprised when I figured it out. I wouldn’t have liked that to have been taken away.

To an extent. Like I said, I knew something was up, but when it cut to Luke floating above the rock on Ahch-to, it was still a big “oh shit” moment for me.

Collipso said:

DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Mrebo said:

DominicCobb said:

Collipso said:

Well I wasn’t fooled by fake Luke not even for a second, but didn’t know how he was doing what he was doing until revealed. Not only the footprints, but the haircut, hair color and lightsaber totally gave it away for me. That took tension away, which made it all a bit disappointing.

What tension? That he wouldn’t die? Wouldn’t the tension of that be cut anyway when the walkers don’t leave a scratch?

Not to mention, of course, that he does die.

Presumably tension would remain in the showdown with Kylo.

But I imagine most people were fooled, as I was, although confused about Luke’s different look.

I wasn’t fooled at all, but I was on the edge of my seat wondering what is Luke doing? and what is going to happen?.

The movie isn’t trying to fool anyone. All the evidence that something is up with Luke is on the screen. You either notice it or not. All I caught on to first time was the hair color.

Exactly. (The only person being “fooled” is Kylo, even though the truth is right in front of him and he’s to angry to see it.) Whether you notice or not doesn’t impact the scene’s power at all, which is basically my point.

Yes! The Rebels too, because presumably most of them had never seen Luke before. Leia too, probably, because that was the last Luke she saw and last time she saw Rey, Rey was on her way to give Luke the blue lightsaber.

Yes, though I don’t know if I’d really call that fooling. Kylo should’ve known better, the Rebels weren’t fooled, they were inspired. Whether Leia knew something was up is open to interpretation (my guess is she ultimately knew exactly what was going on).

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#1159926
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Mrebo said:

DominicCobb said:

Collipso said:

Well I wasn’t fooled by fake Luke not even for a second, but didn’t know how he was doing what he was doing until revealed. Not only the footprints, but the haircut, hair color and lightsaber totally gave it away for me. That took tension away, which made it all a bit disappointing.

What tension? That he wouldn’t die? Wouldn’t the tension of that be cut anyway when the walkers don’t leave a scratch?

Not to mention, of course, that he does die.

Presumably tension would remain in the showdown with Kylo.

But I imagine most people were fooled, as I was, although confused about Luke’s different look.

I wasn’t fooled at all, but I was on the edge of my seat wondering what is Luke doing? and what is going to happen?.

The movie isn’t trying to fool anyone. All the evidence that something is up with Luke is on the screen. You either notice it or not. All I caught on to first time was the hair color.

Exactly. (The only person being “fooled” is Kylo, even though the truth is right in front of him and he’s too angry to see it.) Whether you notice or not doesn’t impact the scene’s power at all, which is basically my point.

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#1159920
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To Canon or Not To Canon...
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darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

First of all, you should spoiler tag your post.

Second of all, I think most “plot holes” are stupid and shouldn’t hinder your enjoyment anyway. If a book eases your mind, nice. But for me, most of the time I don’t see anything worth fussing over.

My apologies. Post has been edited.

And to your point, I do agree that most of the time, plot holes are a stupid thing to complain about, but I am more speaking to bigger issues like character motivations or why something played out the way it did. If a book fixes an apparent problem there, then that is what I am speaking to.

Yeah I can get that. Things like character motivations should be clear in the text of the thing itself, not explained in an outside text. But things like “how does this piece of technology/magic actually work,” “what happens in this off screen scene,” “what is the backstory of this world, person, whatever,” etc. A supplemental book can add something there, but as long as that kind of info isn’t actually important to the story of the film, it shouldn’t matter.

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#1159912
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

DominicCobb said:

Collipso said:

Well I wasn’t fooled by fake Luke not even for a second, but didn’t know how he was doing what he was doing until revealed. Not only the footprints, but the haircut, hair color and lightsaber totally gave it away for me. That took tension away, which made it all a bit disappointing.

What tension? That he wouldn’t die? Wouldn’t the tension of that be cut anyway when the walkers don’t leave a scratch?

Not to mention, of course, that he does die.

Presumably tension would remain in the showdown with Kylo.

But I imagine most people were fooled, as I was, although confused about Luke’s different look.

I wasn’t fooled at all, but I was on the edge of my seat wondering what is Luke doing? and what is going to happen?.

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#1159897
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

Well I wasn’t fooled by fake Luke not even for a second, but didn’t know how he was doing what he was doing until revealed. Not only the footprints, but the haircut, hair color and lightsaber totally gave it away for me. That took tension away, which made it all a bit disappointing.

What tension? That he wouldn’t die? Wouldn’t the tension of that be cut anyway when the walkers don’t leave a scratch?

Not to mention, of course, that he does die.

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#1159893
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To Canon or Not To Canon...
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First of all, you should spoiler tag your post.

Second of all, I think most “plot holes” are stupid and shouldn’t hinder your enjoyment anyway. If a book eases your mind, nice. But for me, most of the time I don’t see anything worth fussing over.

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#1159861
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To Canon or Not To Canon...
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I’ll just defer to my prior thoughts on the matter (on the subject of what you consider your personal SW canon)…

DominicCobb said:

The concept of personal canon is such a weird and intangible thing to me. Do you guys really see all these things fit together when you consume these movies/TV shows/comics/etc.? Or is it just simply you compiling what bits of Star Wars content you like and think are worthy of existing (for lack of a better term)? Or is it picking the things you think make sense together and should be things that happened in this universe?

Going off the last one is a tricky one. So many of these things contradict each other or are so different in tone/characterization or what have you that it’s hard to put them all in the context of one another. For example, some of my absolute favorite Star Wars content is the original Marvel run of comics (and the Goodwin/Williamson strip), but I find a lot of that very hard to reconcile with the world established in the films. Similarly, as much as I loved the PT as a kid, I’ve spent about the last decade coming to terms with the fact that it just does not fit at all with the OT (fan edits are an effort to fix this, but can they ever really?).

Anyway, point is, hard for me to genuinely come up with a “personal canon” in the typical sense of the world (what I view as the ‘history of the Star Wars universe’). I could list the Star Wars stuff that I like but I don’t know, feel like that’s kind of boring?

May do it later anyway.

I will say I totally understand people with multiple canons. It’s definitely a different experience watching the original film as just a standalone feature in comparison to watching it in the larger context of the OT (on that note, I’ve tried numerous times to watch it in the context of the PT but it just doesn’t work).

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#1159745
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mithrandir said:

chyron8472 said:

DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

Collipso, I wanted to talk about the point you raised concerning the “quick, and easy path” in comparison to how the sequel trilogy handled such a topic when it came to light and dark sides of the force.

It really does present a big thematic issue for the ST, which is that Kylo Ren seems to be taking the most grueling and challenging path possible to where he gets. On the contrary it seems Rey has some pretty smooth riding. And this definitely is an issue for me. It doesn’t seem that Rey struggles much with the Dark Side unlike Luke in the OT.

But I did want to point out something I really did like about what Johnson did with the force in episode 8 and it’s how he redefined it to be more about opposing philosophizes between the light and dark rather than just a power that tempts you. Kylo simply wants to rule the galaxy as he sees fit just like Vader in ESB, and Rey feels that is not the right way to use her powers. This feels like a more realistic depiction of what the actual light and dark side would be.

I think you’re misinterpreting that Yoda quote and those characters’ journeys.

Care to elaborate more? I’m interested in all the takes on this.

First of all it must be said that we don’t know the full story behind Snoke turning Ben to the dark. But we see the power he possesses as Kylo Ren, which is far more than anything Rey does (freeze blaster bolts, people, reads their minds, etc.). If he wanted a quick and easy way besides Luke’s training regimen to unlock some crazy powers, the dark side gave him that way. Important to note too that the dark side uses pain as a fuel.

The thing is though that when Yoda said that he was referring to Luke’s situation, and though people compare Rey to Luke their journeys are actually completely different. Luke wanted to learn the force and become a Jedi like his father. To do that he had to face Vader. The quick and easy way to defeat Vader is by using anger and hate. Like almost does this, but resists. That’s the moment he truly becomes a Jedi, when he’s able to move beyond the temptation to the dark that consumed his father and cast his weapon aside.

Rey’s story is simply not analogous. The temptation to the dark for her is just not the same. She never says that she wants to become a Jedi and learn the force. The force has always been there for her (we see it in her reflexes even before she touches the saber, just like Anakin). What she desires is connection, and for someone to show her her place . It’s not about learning how to use the force, it’s about learning in what way to use it, to what end. When Luke goes into the cave, he sees his ultimate challenge, just like Rey. But for Rey, it’s not a literal physical challenge, it’s an emotional one. The quicker and easier path for her isn’t about achieving power in the force, it’s about finding someone to guide her. When Kylo offers his hand, that’s the quick and easy path. He’s saying “come with me, I can show you your place in this.” It’s right there for her, a teacher, but it’s also companionship. But instead she chooses the hard way - to say no and to forge her own path, scary as that may be.

I hope that makes sense.

I bookmarked this. Great stuff.

I’m definitely going to use it later in conversation with people I know irl.

The only thing I’d argue about DC’s analysis is that reading minds is not necessarily a dark side ability. Luke is shown to perform it on a sleeping Kylo when he “finds out” about the darkness in his mind.

First of all, I’m not 100% certain it is a dark side power (though it feels very creepy and invasive so probably), I was just saying that we see Kylo Ren has amassed great power in the force, and we assume from the dark side.

Second, that’s not really what Luke does, he sees Ben’s heart, which I imagine is a more opaque image, and then he has a vision of the future.

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