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Frank your Majesty

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#1193303
Topic
What's Actually in the Movies? (for a GURPS RPG)
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Maybe Stormtrooper armour protects against weapons that are typically used by revolting civilians, like melee weapons or light blasters. The blasters used by the Empire and the Rebels might be high-powered military weapons.

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#1190821
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Jay said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Jay said:

My point was that using other questionable scoring methods to call RT into question doesn’t make logical sense.

But it makes perfect sense. If you measure the same thing with different methods and none of the results agree, it’s perfectly logical to assume that any or all of the methods are flawed.

No, it doesn’t make sense. He said RT is flawed and he pointed to other sources he considers more definitive to support his argument. I’m the one who posited that they’re all likely flawed in some way.

The way I understood it, he used these other scores to point out that there are disagreements. And because of these disagreements, RT shouldn’t be seen as definite prove that most people dislike or hate the movie.

And we’re not measuring the same thing. While there’s almost certainly some crossover in the samples, CinemaScore’s audience isn’t IMDB’s and isn’t RT’s.

All of these sites try to measure how a movie was received by the audience as a whole. Sure, they use different samples, but they certainly claim to reflect an overall opinion and that’s also how they are used in discussions. The different methods are how the score is calculated and related to the bigger population. And a free-for-all approach without much regulations, like RT and IMDB, is definitely biased by simply taking the average of all scores without compensating for differences between users and regular audiences. This doesn’t mean a more controlled poll has no bias at all, but there certainly is a difference between bias and heavy bias.

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#1190804
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Jay said:

My point was that using other questionable scoring methods to call RT into question doesn’t make logical sense.

But it makes perfect sense. If you measure the same thing with different methods and none of the results agree, it’s perfectly logical to assume that any or all of the methods are flawed.

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#1189533
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Shopping Maul said:

Seriously, we’re on a site that was created by adults (like me) who can’t handle the fact that their favourite childhood film had some cartoon dinosaurs inserted into it. We collect action figures and read comic books and discuss at great length just how white the snow on Hoth might have been on the original 1980 film stock. Yet someone writes a long dissertation about one of these movies and suddenly everyone’s like “gee, get a life dude”.

Isn’t this exactly the place for such a post?

It’s not about “not being able to handle the fact” that the SE exists, it’s about the SE replacing the theatrical cuts. If we had both in the same quality, we wouldn’t be here.

People are attached to the OOT, because they watched it for many years, so it’s understandable to be passionate about it. Arguing with the same passion about a movie you never liked is a completely different situation.

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#1189093
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Religion
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These are two different situations. In the first post you quoted, he specifically asked a question; in the second post, he talks about people who approach strangers on the street and unsolicitedly talk about their faith.

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#1189000
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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What about undigested food in his stomach? Did that also become one with the Force? It’s not really part of his body yet, so it should be left behind.

You’d think that vanishing into the Force was sucha clean and peaceful process, but it’s actually more messy than normal death.

When you think about it, Jar-Jar stepping in poop isn’t that out of place anymore, it actually has a long tradition dating back to the very first film:

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#1187222
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Pirates of the Caribbean and the Political Correctness Craze
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chyron8472 said:

dahmage said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I’m going to go on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and scream at the animatronics like I have schizophrenia. It’s my form of protest.

Don’t forget to make a video of it. And also to film vertically.

Actually you shouldn’t film vertically. it might seem easier to hold your phone that way, but it is actually quite annoying to watch things that were filmed that way. There is a thing referred to as Vertical Video Syndrome and i fear you have it.

=p

I think you knew I was being non-serious, but answered as though I was.

I’m happy he did, because that video is great.

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#1186762
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Frankly, I don’t care about “The Star Wars Universe”. Star Wars had inconsistencies between movies since Empire. What I do care about is a watching a good movie. And in the context of TFA, the quick gain in Force powers serves to advance the plot, instead of wasting time with some sort of training montage.
The same applies to Broom Boy. At my first viewing, I even missed that he used the Force to get the broom. Having him reach out and try several times would have put much more amphasis on it. The point of that last scene is to show that the Force is something natural. So yes, maybe the ways of the Force changed for the ST, but I don’t mind how they changed.