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#1148431
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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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Since this “quoting in spoilers” thing is a pain in the ass, I’ll post just this and then I’m done with this debate here.

joefavs said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Rey becomes a master swords(wo)man with next to no training, yes?

The movie actually makes it pretty clear that her skill with a lightsaber is almost completely due to the fact that she was already a skilled melee fighter with her staff.

Because the two weapons are just so alike and handled so similarly.

She effortlessly lifts a shit-ton of rocks with about the same amount of training, yes?

Didn’t Empire teach us that the only thing keeping you from lifting shit is not believing that you can lift shit? Maybe Rey is just more credulous than Luke was.

Another one of Rey’s “not perfect” qualities, I’m sure.

a bunch of Snoke’s highly-trained bodyguards,

Never established as being Force-sensitive.

And she never received real training, which in a properly executed story would’ve given her a disadvantage.

Her parents were nobodies, not Skywalkers or Kenobis or Palpatines or anyone with Force-sensitivity which might explain her innate proficiency, yes? She’s just absurdly powerful and skilled because … Forcedidit.

So the prequel-era Lucas model of super-powerful chosen-one bloodlines is more appealing to you than the Force working in mysterious ways? Wouldn’t’ve pegged you as one of those.

What would’ve been appealing to me is if Rey had never been depicted as being able to use Jedi mind tricks, telekinesis, and various other Force abilities without training period. But they didn’t. Since they didn’t, they should’ve then come up with a damn plausible reason for her uncanny proficiency. Giving her a Force-ful heritage and/or revealing she had received some Jedi training as a child would’ve helped to some degree to rectify this. They didn’t do any of that.

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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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do NOT post TLJ spoilers in here for everyone to see

Rey becomes a master swords(wo)man with next to no training, yes? She effortlessly lifts a shit-ton of rocks with about the same amount of training, yes? She beats a seasoned Jedi master, a bunch of Snoke’s highly-trained bodyguards, and apparently Kylo again, in duels, yes? Her parents were nobodies, not Skywalkers or Kenobis or Palpatines or anyone with Force-sensitivity which might explain her innate proficiency, yes? She’s just absurdly powerful and skilled because … Forcedidit.

That’s what I gathered from reviews I watched/read. Are they wrong?

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joefavs said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

joefavs said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

What I don’t like are female characters – or really, characters in general – who have little to no flaws and are nearly perfect at what they do without any rationale behind their perfection.

So I guess you were in the bathroom for the part where the entire second act was predicated on Rey fucking up then.

I haven’t watched TLJ and I won’t watch TLJ.

I don’t know how you can espouse an opinion on TLJ with a straight face, then.

Same way I can determine Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom is vile trash.

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#1148408
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joefavs said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

What I don’t like are female characters – or really, characters in general – who have little to no flaws and are nearly perfect at what they do without any rationale behind their perfection.

So I guess you were in the bathroom for the part where the entire second act was predicated on Rey fucking up then.

I haven’t watched TLJ and I won’t watch TLJ.

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#1148406
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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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joefavs said:

I cannot tell if that last post was was couched in enough irony to keep Duracell from sucking now.

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, I like strong women, and I support non-radical feminism. When I write female characters, I always try to avoid stereotypical mannerisms and strive to make them intelligent and strong. I wouldn’t want to be in a romantic relationship with any woman who was an airhead or a pushover.

What I don’t like are female characters – or really, characters in general – who have little to no flaws and are nearly perfect at what they do without any rationale behind their perfection. I also don’t like it when characters I’ve loved for close to two decades are eviscerated to prop such characters up.

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#1148385
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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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This is the only spinoff I have any interest left in seeing:

Of course, I know a faithful adaptation of Tales of the Jedi will never happen. TOTJ is too aesthetically divergent from the OT, with too many competent male characters, to ever make it into a Kennedyfilm production unmolested.

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#1148358
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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captainsolo said:

Did anyone else feel as badly as I did?

Perhaps had I seen the movie, yes. As it is, though, just going off of others’ reviews and general spoilers, I still feel sickened to the core. I thought the NJO & Legacy eras did a profound job undermining the successes of Luke, Leia, Han, et al. and destroying the future of the SW Universe, but they haven’t wreaked an eighth as much damage as the ST has done.

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#1148319
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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ray_afraid said:

Sothis said:

DominicCobb said:

What’s funny to me is people complained that TFA played it too safe, now this did the opposite of that and people are still complaining.

this is too real.

Since when is anything for everybody?

There were people who didn’t like Star Wars in '77.
There were people who liked Star Wars in '77 who didn’t like ESB in '80.
There were people who liked Star Wars in '77 and ESB in '80 but not ROTJ in ‘83.
This has happened with every film. Nothin’ new at all. This is the way everything works.
Nothing is for everybody. No big deal.

Exactly.

My ideal SW film(s) would be a faithful adaptation of the Great Sith War storyline from the Tales of the Jedi comics infused with lots of Bergmanesque existentialism. I’m guessing a lot of SW fans wouldn’t like SW films in that vein, being too tonally and aesthetically different from the other movies, but that’s okay; I wouldn’t disparage them for not finding it their cup of tea. Different strokes and all that jazz.

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#1148007
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Muxing up Movie quotes
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“Where are those transmissions you intercepted? What have you done with those plans?”

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#1147643
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Last movie seen
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suspiciouscoffee said:

White Christmas (1954) - Did not finish. Got a little more than halfway through, but then decided to google “minstrel show” because I didn’t know what it was and… conveniently remembered something I had to go do right then immediately.

Bring balance to the force. Watch Black Christmas next.

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