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#1155637
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Honestly, I don’t see the problem with these superficial similarities. At least we get decent movies that look like Star Wars with great characters, something the prequels failed to do. I’m quite happy with that. Of course nothing new compares to your own headcanon that you cultivated over many years.

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#1155635
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Well, how else would a ground assault look like? Walkers have been established as an effective force, if they came up with somehting new, people would ask “where are the walkers?”. Also, trenches are a very common defense against ground attacks and if there wasn’t a rebel base, what else would be the target of a ground attack? And the planet is nothing like Hoth.

I also must have missed the scene in Empire, where the Empire blasts a huge door away, or the TIE fighters joinging the ground attack or where Han flies directly at the enemy force to sacrifize himself, or Luke facing Vader to buy his friends some time.

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#1155624
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Good headphones suggestions?
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My point is that $300 headphones won’t necessarily sound better than $100 headphones, if you have a crappy soundcard. Instead of spending all that money just on headphones, you will get more out of it, if you buy a soundcard for $100 and headphones for $150.

EDIT: Or just buy $100 headphones, that’s also fine. Just be aware that other components also affect the sound quality and don’t overspend on headphones that you can’t fully appreciate.

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#1155600
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Good headphones suggestions?
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I’m very happy with the Beyerdynamic DT 770. They aren’t the prettiest headphones you can find, but the sound is great, they are super comfortable and they are built to last. I have the 250 ohm version and my current laptop can power them without problems (but I’m using an external soundcard anyways), my phone and mp3 player both are a little quiet.

Since they are far below your budget of $330, you should also get a soundcard with headphone amplifier, if you don’t already have one, as you will notice the difference to cheap onboard cards (even more so if you spend all of the $330 on even better headphones) and the headphone amp will definitely power the 250 ohm (or possibly even higher impedance of more expensive headphones).

If you want more mobility, you can also get a version with 80 ohm. (There are also versions with 32 and 16 ohm, but generally, you’d want to go as high as possible and 80 ohm should be fine, even for phones, if you don’t plan to listen at extreme volumes.) In that case you’d still want a dedicated soundcard for your PC, even if you don’t need it for the volume.

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#1155404
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

Why should Kylo be telling the truth? He’s misled Rey once already.

I don’t think he’s lying. Before he reveals who Rey’s parents are, he says she should know it and then he’s surprised that she doesn’t. Maybe Snoke manipulated his vision of Rey’s parents, as he established the connection between Rey and Kylo in the first place, but personally, I like the idea of Rey Random too much to believe that.

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#1155263
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DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

NeverarGreat said:

I thought there was a good point about villains in this article:

“Our current reality is a complicated one, colored in shades of gray, and we’re well past the fairy-tale idea that in this world there is good and there is evil just because. Movie villains that are simply cackling wrongdoers in this day and age register as false.”

Maybe this is one reason why people have so much of a problem with paltry and secondhand Snoke character elements lifted from the Emperor - the Emperor was a villain from a more morally polarized age.

I call bullshit on that. Star Wars was meant to be a fairytale amidst all the morally gray films we were getting in the 70s. It was never meant to parallel reality. Why should it?

That’s not exactly correct, the goal was more so to bring back fun into cinemas, while all the other films were dreary and depressing.

Nowadays, things are different. In the multiplexes you’ve got plenty of Star Wars-esque fun entertainment. Which means it’s time for SW itself to upgrade past unambiguously evil villains (the kind which have taken a toll on stuff like the MCU for years).

I thought about posting something similar, but couldn’t find the right words at that moment.

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#1155243
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

Because either Rey’s parents were on that departing ship or they’re dead and buried on Jakku. It can’t be both.
And Kylo can’t be trusted.

I already asked this, but are we really sure we see Rey’s parents leave in that ship? Maybe it was just a random ship and Rey imagined her parents were in there, because that would make it easier for her.

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#1153800
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How do you sort your movies?
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My DVDs aren’t really sorted at all, I just put them in the shelf however I like it, but for my BluRays, I started to sort them chronologically, with sequels and movies by the same director grouped together. For example, Blade Runner comes after Alien and only then comes Blues Brothers. I don’t have that many BluRays, though.

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#1150333
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Mrebo said:

adywan said:

Mrebo said:

Warbler said:

Mocata said:

Warbler said:

I don’t recall Luke choking anyone in ROTJ

I thought he was using a Jedi mind trick there.

I agree with Warb. We know what it looks like if someone is choking and that wasn’t what happened in that scene. I have always read the scene as Luke convincing the GGs to go back to their posts and sleep, their hands on their chests in a restrained or passive position.

Really? Even with the guards grabbing their throats and making choking noises? He was obviously force choking.

Pig sounds and hands on chests. Also clear they are not pushed.

It looks nothing like the Stormtrooper who gets force-tricked by Obi-Wan, he was acting completely normal. The guards do not act normal.

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#1150317
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Mrebo said:

Warbler said:

Mocata said:

Warbler said:

I don’t recall Luke choking anyone in ROTJ

I thought he was using a Jedi mind trick there.

I agree with Warb. We know what it looks like if someone is choking and that wasn’t what happened in that scene. I have always read the scene as Luke convincing the GGs to go back to their posts and sleep, their hands on their chests in a restrained or passive position.

They seem to be pushed back, not just walking back, so it’s definitely more than just a mind trick.

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#1150314
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Warbler said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

This:

was totally unnecessary and was only added to sell toys.

So was this, if you remember. 😉

True, but at least the Ewoks were put to better use. All that thing did in TLJ was hang around and look cute.

In my opinion, that makes the Ewoks even worse. the Porgs have only a minute of screentime, while the Ewoks play a much bigger role. If you don’t like the Porgs, you can easily ignore them or remove them in a fan-edit. That doesn’t work with the Ewoks.

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#1150226
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Porkins4real said:

I was annoyed by many things about the movie. Funny enough I enjoyed the movie, but I didn’t think it was a good ‘star wars’ movie. So much of this movie ignored everything that came before it.

One minor thing the annoyed me was the cheap joke C3PO made in the mines “The odds of finding an exit are 14285 to 1” The only way 3PO can make a calculation like this is if he knew how many exits there are and how many tunnels/branches there are. The only way he would have the data points to calculate the odds is if he had a map - and if he had a map…

So why have the logic based robot make a joke based on completely nothing???

Ahem.

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Could-they-have-REDACTED-make-a-REDACTED-based-on-REDACTED-Minor-Spoiler/id/58339

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