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#1141255
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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joefavs said:

Handman, I apologize for my shitty tone, I just can’t help getting snippy over stuff like this two years later where the answer has been sitting right there the entire time. I’m sorry if this was something you honestly overlooked, but so many people who harp on Rey’s purportedly unearned prowess/savvy tend to willfully ignore these details just to sustain their arguments. The fact that you didn’t employ the dread M-S word should’ve been enough for me not to assume you were posting in bad faith, so again, sorry. It’s just frustrating that there are so many people out there who don’t want to get it.

Thanks. This is honestly the second time I’ve ever seen the film since its release in 2015, so I haven’t really spent much time thinking about it. I have no issues otherwise, it was just a weird moment for me that hinges more on the execution of the idea rather than the idea itself.

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#1141209
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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Possessed said:

Handman said:

joefavs said:

Ah, the part where Rey is more familiar with modifications her boss made years after Han lost the Falcon. Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense at all.

Look, I don’t need the condescending tone. Your point is noted, though it doesn’t seem like Rey really knew all that much about it otherwise. A minor quible and I get everyone clawing at my throat.

Condescension aside though his point is valid.

I agree. I hadn’t thought of it like that, though I’d rather Rey not undercut Han, the mentor character, pretty much right as he’s introduced. Story-wise it’s a bit odd to me. It’d be like if Luke had corrected Ben about the travelling methods of the sand people.

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#1141199
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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NeverarGreat said:

It’s just one of those things that’s been brought up many times, and quite recently.

It’s something I hadn’t considered or noticed until this recent rewatch, hence me mentioning it again. I didn’t want to bring up any past discussion and I’m not the same people who previously mentioned it. It just felt a bit odd, among the other things I mentioned that have no doubt also been said before.

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#1141190
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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joefavs said:

Ah, the part where Rey is more familiar with modifications her boss made years after Han lost the Falcon. Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense at all.

Look, I don’t need the condescending tone. Your point is noted, though it doesn’t seem like Rey really knew all that much about it otherwise. A minor quible and I get everyone clawing at my throat.

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#1141145
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

The part where Han looks like a doof and Rey bypasses the compressor. I don’t understand how you don’t see it.

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#1141112
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Handman said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Handman said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve barely used it since they shut down their message boards. Sure, it was a troll infested wasteland, but occasionally there were informative posts.

Since then, they’ve disabled the user’s ability to selectively search through their own ratings (You can use advanced title search to do that, but it’s a tedious pain in the ass.) and you can no longer sort user reviews by preference; they’re all automatically and permanently sorted by “helpfulness” now.

Join Letterboxd.

The community there is awful.

Meh. I’m mostly just trying to get more than the one follower I have. I get lonely.

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Wtf. Who are you?

Just a guy who follows you on Letterboxd. Sorry to freak you out.

For what it’s worth, I figured out who you were and followed you as well. I don’t want the name here, though.

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#1141052
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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oojason said:

^ cheers mate - though I have a feeling you’re about to get a few PMs from others explaining why they feel this is not the case 😃

Ah, I feel bad. I think everyone who felt a little worried then are ready to move on.

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#1141046
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

I just rewatched TFA for the first time since I saw it in theaters, the gentle restructure fan edit, and it’s not quite as good as I remember, but still immensely enjoyable and quite possibly still better than ROTJ for me.

Things I noticed this go-around:

  1. The humour was not my style and took me out a lot.
  2. The title theme sounded more like a parody than the theme proper.
  3. Rey being able to pilot the Falcon better than Han, and the unexplained change in the treatment of droids was odd and a little annoying.
  4. The Rathtar scene is atrocious and serves little to no purpose.

Not all of it was bad. I noticed John Williams’ score a lot more, and was able to appreciate it more. Everything with Kylo Ren was great. I enjoyed everything else about the same.

My ranking:

  1. Star Wars
  2. Empire
  3. TFA
  4. ROTJ
  5. R1
  6. Everything else.

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#1141006
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

suspiciouscoffee said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Handman said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve barely used it since they shut down their message boards. Sure, it was a troll infested wasteland, but occasionally there were informative posts.

Since then, they’ve disabled the user’s ability to selectively search through their own ratings (You can use advanced title search to do that, but it’s a tedious pain in the ass.) and you can no longer sort user reviews by preference; they’re all automatically and permanently sorted by “helpfulness” now.

Join Letterboxd.

The community there is awful.

Meh. I’m mostly just trying to get more than the one follower I have. I get lonely.

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Wtf. Who are you?

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#1140889
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve barely used it since they shut down their message boards. Sure, it was a troll infested wasteland, but occasionally there were informative posts.

Since then, they’ve disabled the user’s ability to selectively search through their own ratings (You can use advanced title search to do that, but it’s a tedious pain in the ass.) and you can no longer sort user reviews by preference; they’re all automatically and permanently sorted by “helpfulness” now.

Join Letterboxd.

The community there is awful.

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#1140628
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

Strangely, I have no desire to watch either R1 or ROTS. I’ve only seen R1 once in theaters, and felt what many of you seem to think of it now. ROTS is just awful, I hate what it did to the original characters. So, I guess of the two I’d rather watch R1, since I’d rather suffer bored indifference than utter hate.

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#1140619
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox?
Time

Jedi Master Skywalker said:

dahmage said:

Jedi Master Skywalker said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Careful, saying stuff like that out in the open about a “new” membet might get you a ban from the Thought Police around here these days.

(Also, I’m not sure if it’s Jedi Master Skywalker, greenlanternslight, or both, but at least one of them is definitely JMOW.)

I’m not JMOW

Yeah I’m not Jedi master obi wan

How do you know who JMOW is?

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