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JawsTDS

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#1197139
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Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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ChainsawAsh said:

JawsTDS said:

Worst thing: John Williams’ weak and anemic score.

Couldn’t disagree more on this point, though I’d have liked to hear more new motifs in TLJ.

Okay, let me clarify. The score is good, but it sounds weak and anemic, mainly due to the freelance orchestra he’s using. Listen to the opening titles of TFA and TLJ, it sounds awful. Lacks any sort of “oomph”.

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#1190750
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Gothamknight said:

Jay said:
I don’t agree with people who think TLJ is a good Star Wars story/movie, but that doesn’t mean they’re making excuses for something they know deep down isn’t good, which I think is what many would call an “apologist” today.

There are contexts in which “apologist”/“apologetics” doesn’t carry that sense.

Think about your argument in the context of talking about the Original Trilogy. If I were to defend one of the original three, would you still use the term “apologist”?

I don’t think so.

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#1190394
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Gothamknight said:

DominicCobb said:
I think a big part of it must be the expectations thing. As evidenced by GothamKnight’s post, if you were expecting something after TFA and didn’t get exactly that, there might be a disconnect for you personally, even if in reality the two films actually fit very well together.

Why is this the operating assumption of TLJ apologists?

To quote Poe from The Last Jedi: “Shut up.”

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#1180328
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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I just need something that can encode DNxHD/ProRes faster and let me preview my 1080p timelines quicker. When tweaking Poita’s preview files in Sony Vegas, my 4770 / 635 couldn’t handle the footage unless it was in 8-bit/Video Gamma, as opposed to full 32-bit/Linear Gamma, which made my preview screen play back at ~8fps. Not sure if a GPU upgrade would fix this though.

I actually found the Ryzen 1700x on sale recently, but I’ve been anxious to buy it, as I hear the i7-8700k is a worthy competitor. But just like you said, Zen+ is right on the horizon, and might be a better investment than a year old CPU.

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#1180143
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Not for video editing it doesn’t. No CUDA support for starters.

Not to get terribly off-topic, but I was wondering if you had any thoughts on AMD’s Ryzen 8 core processor lineup (as opposed to Intel’s 6 core), which I can only presume would be great for editing when paired with a Nvidia GPU?

I’m due for an upgrade, as Resolve and Vegas aren’t great with my i7-4770 and NVidia 635 at the moment.

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#1159196
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Not sure if this has been discussed before, but I believe that Rian Johnson reverted the crawl title back to the bold variant of Franklin Gothic Medium Condensed, which was used in everything post-ESB. I only noticed this during my fourth viewing of the film, but I could be mistaken. It definitely didn’t look like the font that The Force Awakens used.

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#1157108
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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The Last Jedi sits pretty well after three viewings (I hated it upon first viewing). Not sure if it’s just me, but I have to see a film a couple times before really having a verdict on it. Though I’ll admit, it took me roughly seven viewings of The Force Awakens to truly let it sink in.

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#1146813
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Two out of three of the Sequel Trilogy films (thus far) have ended with the Force Theme. Out of all the issues with the Sequel Trilogy, this is one that really irks me. It made sense in the context of both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but you’d think Williams wouldn’t be so repetitive.

And there is no doubt in my mind it will be the same case for Episode IX.

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#1146809
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Ronster said:

JawsTDS said:

Matt.F said:

But for anyone who didn’t like the film upon their first watch, please do go see it again. There’s too much to digest for one viewing. See it two, three, six more times before you make your judgement. I had to do the same with The Force Awakens and I ended up loving it - and expect the same from this movie.

So do you mind people like me who walked away from the force awakens after one viewing, knew I did not like it and decided I was not interested in the sequel trilogy at all and particularly not forcing myself to watch it six times to help put my mind at rest over why who what where and when I did and did not like.

If you know it doesn’t work for you the first time around, then don’t waste your time. I respect your stance and appreciate you being civil about your disliking for it. For people like me, it just takes some time to take it in, which hurts my wallet.

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#1146800
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Matt.F said:
I thought this was a place for fans who love Star Wars but it really seems it is the opposite. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed The Last Jedi I find myself in a minority position, and the more I read comments here that are dumping on the film the more it appears that the pile on is increasing. I fear the prevailing view, or at least those crack posting, is a negative one and that’s rather toxic and somewhat depressing.

Or you know, you could accept the fact that people have different opinions than you.

As someone who likes The Last Jedi, I enjoy seeing what everyone has to say, even those who don’t like it. Dre has made great points, even though I don’t agree with his view on the film.

But for anyone who didn’t like the film upon their first watch, please do go see it again. There’s too much to digest for one viewing. See it two, three, six more times before you make your judgement. I had to do the same with The Force Awakens and I ended up loving it - and expect the same from this movie.

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#1144462
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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My biggest gripe with the Sequel Trilogy is that each film (so far) has ended with a variation of the Force Theme. For The Force Awakens, it was fitting, and seemed to work with The Last Jedi as well, but I’d prefer not to hear the same theme over and over again at the end of every film. Even Rogue One used it!

Episodes I-VI all had different ending pieces, why can’t this be the same for the Sequel Trilogy?