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#1133313
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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MaximRecoil said:

Haarspalter said:

MaximRecoil said:

Haarspalter said:

MaximRecoil said:

DominicCobb said:

Rey’s marksmanship is a perfect example of the sexist bullshit that is the Mary Sue argument. Think how common it is in movies (not just Star Wars) that a guy picks up a gun for the first time and his aim and ability is never questioned. Yet they go out of their way to show that Rey isn’t perfect with a blaster but people call it out anyway.

Name some examples. I want examples where it is established that the character has never fired a gun before, and takes place in a story where a similar established character misses a lot, even though it shows that he already owns a gun.

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Ellen Ripley isn’t an example.

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Because you didn’t point out a scene which established that Ripley had never fired a gun prior to the first time we see her fire one, for starters.

How about her? She never used an axe before.

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[Rose is about to cut Jack free with an axe]

Jack: Wait, wait, wait! Take a couple practice swings over there.

[Rose chops a hole in a cupboard door]

Jack: Good! Now try and hit the same mark again, Rose. You can do it!

[Rose chops again, missing the first hole by about 3 feet]

Jack: Okay, that’s enough practice.

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#1133294
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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MaximRecoil said:

Haarspalter said:

MaximRecoil said:

DominicCobb said:

Rey’s marksmanship is a perfect example of the sexist bullshit that is the Mary Sue argument. Think how common it is in movies (not just Star Wars) that a guy picks up a gun for the first time and his aim and ability is never questioned. Yet they go out of their way to show that Rey isn’t perfect with a blaster but people call it out anyway.

Name some examples. I want examples where it is established that the character has never fired a gun before, and takes place in a story where a similar established character misses a lot, even though it shows that he already owns a gun.

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Ellen Ripley isn’t an example.

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#1133269
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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MaximRecoil said:

DominicCobb said:

Rey’s marksmanship is a perfect example of the sexist bullshit that is the Mary Sue argument. Think how common it is in movies (not just Star Wars) that a guy picks up a gun for the first time and his aim and ability is never questioned. Yet they go out of their way to show that Rey isn’t perfect with a blaster but people call it out anyway.

Name some examples. I want examples where it is established that the character has never fired a gun before, and takes place in a story where a similar established character misses a lot, even though it shows that he already owns a gun.

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#1132542
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I'm finally getting the OOT on vhs
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Here is another German VHS set. The artworks are okay i guess. There is always a round shape behind the centered character. The red planet (or sun?) on the Empire artwork supports Vaders samurai-ish look. The worst element is the font color. Red?! Why? And some of the actors faces look awkward. The best element are the adquate lightsabers on each of the specific movie boxes.

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#1130923
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Jim Smith said:

And Luke and Leia being brother and sister is pretty ridiculous and gross.

But not as ridiculous and gross like this TPM exquisite dialogue:

Padme: "You’re a pilot?"
Little Ani: “Mmhm. All my life.”

A 9-year old boy tells us that he has been a pilot ALL-OF-HIS-LIFESPAN.
9 years old … and he talks about that pilot stuff like he is in his mid 50s.

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#1128117
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Are retrospective changes just fan service?
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Topic question: Are retrospective changes just fan service?

Boba Fetts new appearance in ANH (him looking directly in the camera)
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and his enhanced appearance in ROTJ (his ladiesman attitude)
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could be filed as fan service.

Imagine Lucas thinking:
If i had known that you fans like this guy so much, i would have never killed him off. Sooooo, here he is! Just for you! I directed him to look right into the camera … well, basically he is looking at YOOOUUUU!

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#1126774
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox?
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OT Fans: “If you want to release the unaltered OT, you need to talk to 20th Century Fox.”

Kennedy: “Why is that?”

OT Fans: “Because Fox still owns the rights to 1977’s original Star Wars. So you have to finalise an extraordinary complex agreement in which you…”

Disney: “We bought 20th Century Fox.”

[Everybody turns and stares at them. Disney just shrugs]

Disney: “It seemed neater.”

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#1121970
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You become Lucas' advisor post-1999
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YodaFan67 said:

After the negative critical reaction to The Phantom Menace, George Lucas loses confidence in his abilities and hires you as his chief creative consultant for the rest of the trilogy. George still has veto power, but he’ll basically do anything you want as long as you have a good reason.

Sounds like an interesting premise for a movie empire simulation videogame 😉

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#1119729
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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How about First Shot - A Star Wars Story 😉

With a fitting poster that resembles this one from First Blood:

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Han Solo - This time he is gambling for his life …

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#1119389
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:

DominicCobb said:

Surprising absolutely no one the film finally has the official title Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Nice…

http://www.starwars.com/news/official-name-for-the-untitled-han-solo-film-revealed

https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/920320502320771073 & https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWuxDWlt4-/

logo from - https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/76zn5g/hq_solo_a_star_wars_story_logo/

I’m already starting to see beyond the title … there are two eyes (the O’s), the L looks like a nose and the S looks like an ear or an ear with hair.

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#1110386
Topic
"Now...what shall we talk about?" The All-Inclusive Indiana Jones Thread
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My two cents

The order i saw the Indiana Jones movies had a strong impact on how i evaluate every movie in the series.

My first movie was The Last Crusade. It is (imo) the best Indiana Jones film of all time. Spielberg wasn’t interested doing another roller-coaster ride so he injected a charming & heart warming character drama into the story. It’s not about the grail - it’s about Father & Son who overcome their mutual enstrangement during the adventure. In terms of action & fantasy aspects it demands the least suspension of disbelief from the audience. Great cast, excellent set pieces. All in all a timeless action-adventure movie. Everything Raiders did, this movie does better by far - yes, i said that and i mean it! Some might argue that The Last Crusade is just a mere rehash of Raiders. But don’t forget: Spielberg & Lucas went back to the Raiders formula, because of the harsh reception that Temple of Doom recieved.

Raiders was second in my viewing order. Yes it is a great movie, but strangely this movie does not age very well for me. Everytime i watch it, i see new cracks in its patina.

Temple of Doom was third in my viewing order. It is childish, giggly and feels more like Quatermain movie. Indy is completely out of character and he acts often like a douche in the first half of the film. A fun 80s flick which undoubtely can stand on it’s own, if you erase The Last Crusade and Raiders from your mind.

Kingdom of the Cyrstal Skull … my fourth Indy movie. In the cinema i had a blast watching it. Instantly i thought: better than Temple of Doom. But with every subsequent viewing that movie gradually went down into oblivion. Lazy direction, lame-ass production values, underdeveloped MacGuffin, etc.

The Indiana Jones series (i hate calling it a franchise) belongs to the 80s. Every Indy aspect outside of that era sucked. I don’t want a fifth Indy movie. Ford is too OLD!

Cherish the ride into the sunset…

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#1109687
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Mike O said:

Alderaan said:

Mike O said:

I just hate all the damn speculating. I wish Disney would give some kind of damn statement.

They already did. Kathleen Kennedy already said it’s not going to happen. Just a bunch of people who can’t take a hint and like to bury their heads in the sand.

I didn’t hear that, but heartbreaking as it is, it’s not surprising.

YodaFan67 said:

I just can’t see the OOT ever getting released on its own. As a 2nd disc feature, maybe.

IF the OOT was restored correctly, and I mean 100% correctly, […]

This will be an issue, if Disney is going to restore the OOT: What IS 100% correctly?

No matter how good, precise or accurate they could do it, there will be a certain amount of people who will shout out loud how wrong, imprecise or inaccurate their restoration is. They can’t please everyone because too much time has passed. Opinions on how the restoration should look & sound like are diverging day by day.

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#1107980
Topic
Star Wars Vs.
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Jawas VS Ewoks (Can the ewoks disable the forest crushing sand crawler?)

Rancor VS Sarlacc (Jabba The Hutt pet battle)

Leia VS Dianoga (Because of their ability to strangle human beings)

Dewbacks VS Tauntauns (Sand VS Snow … basically)

Luke VS The Emperor (Free Fall Speed Contest)

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#1105627
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The "Thread assumptions from the past that became reality" Thread
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Predicted assumption: Indiana Jones 4 will be a disappointment

Quote by user Rebel Scumb:

“Personally I think we’ve all been spared a sequel that would almost certainly have embarrassed the franchise. Sure I would of lined up opening night to see it, but I can almost guarntee the Indy magic would be long gone, and instead we’d be treated to a lot jokes about Ford’s age, a plethora of CGI, and a lot of santized PG violence, and PC values.”

Date of quote: 17 February 2004 — 4 years prior to the actual movie

Source: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/George-Lucas-halts-Indy-IV-production-due-to-disagreements-with-the-script/id/532

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#1105616
Topic
Icky Sex in <em>Star Wars</em> (AKA Holy ****: The Thread)
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This thread is truly bizarre … but hey, even Star Wars has some slightly abnormal sexual things going on. Undeniable there is a certain amount of “tentacle stuff” in Star Wars:

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Let the metaphor speak for itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tentacle_erotica

Another example: due to her handcuffed position Mr. Plinkett suspected in his AOTC review that the Tuskens did some more things with Shmi Skywalker than just torturing:

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#1104876
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The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

joefavs said:

It bothers me that there’s nothing from ROTJ on that poster. Surely Slave I couldve been replaced with something specific to the third film.

Is the TFA Star Destroyer not good enough for you?

They had one job 😉

And the Vader/Death Star shape seems to be a nearly identical copy/paste image from the Rogue One DVD Cover.

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