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#1059046
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Han - Solo Movie
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She is. But a film like Terminator Genysis would have been a train wreck without her.

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#1058815
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Last movie seen
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Possessed said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

  • Labyrinth (1986) – 9/10
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – 8/10
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – 6/10
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) – 8/10
  • Home Alone (1990) – 7/10
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – 6.5/10
    Okay

Eh I would swap the score for Misery with Raiders and I’m not a big John Hughes fan, but you know I think this is mostly fair.

I watched Slaughterhouse-Five, it’s a cool concept with plenty of interesting ideas despite a few overly comedic bits. There are comparisons with a recent release that is also good but saying more gives away too much. Another one for the list of great pre-Star Wars 70s scifi flicks.

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#1058163
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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I will echo some of the thoughts about Dark Forces II. No “Darth Badguy” names. Villains with weird powers and even blue lightsabers. The whole vertical city setting. It’s probably aged really badly but it was the most exciting thing I’d ever seen when it was new. The dark side ending was so cool.

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#1058152
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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You’re just describing Alderaan and impscum’s arguments.

XD

Lord Haseo said:
… whereas Bodhi only had like one scene where he sufficiently states who he is and what his motives are. They could have least made his personality more colorful so that he could have made an impression in another way. Anything is better than having him doing nothing for most of the film.

Right, it needed time for him to be introduced, see what the plans are, and bond with Galen before escaping. But there’s no time for that in this plot structure. You could just as easily have Saw Gerrara already have the plans from an unknown spy. Character arcs are not rocket science, but I felt like the first act needed way more development or less team members who have more chemistry. They could scrap Bodhi, Baze and Cassian and bring in Chirrut earlier while not killing off Saw for a better sense of clashing ideology while allowing Jyn to grow more.

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#1058021
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

I wonder how people would see these characters had they not died. For a character like Bohdi all he had was a good death scene so without that there’s nothing to really get emotionally invested in.

A little screen presence goes a long way. But the ones with natural charisma didn’t get enough to do personally.

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#1057448
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'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference?
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It’s more the colours I think. Jabba is quite strongly orange and green and in that he just looks really dark for some reason. Especially the eyes. The weird skin pock marks don’t help.

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#1057438
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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MalàStrana said:

(and WTF are Empire awards anyway, it’s an online video game magazine ?!? It’s 12 yo kids giving awards to movies ? Dude…)

It’s just a community poll by the readers, take it as you will. Empire itself is the biggest printed movie publication in the UK. Lots of money for exclusives and access to film stuff (guest editor Steven Spielberg etc). They’re also the ones who gave Attack of the Clones the infamous 5/5 review score back in the day. It would still be laughed about if they hadn’t shut down the boards.

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#1057262
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Last movie seen
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Bingowings said:

The Inceptionesque effects are a mess. In a world where Inception didn’t happen they might have been a draw but even then they are over used.

In a world where people have Mandelbulb images as their computer wallpaper it was kind of distracting. The movie overall was pretty meh, right on that bland line in the middle.

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#1057261
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Weird, it’s available on Amazon here. What I don’t understand is why there are so many US artwork versions and here it’s the awful black triangle with floating heads or nothing.

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#1057005
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The Random &quot;Star Wars&quot; Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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Agh I spent ages looking for the last blog I saw that pic on, and it just says “Richard Marquand and a Darth Vader stand-in”. It’s weird that this is just the new lightsaber scene and not a stunt, maybe he never got credited if it was just a reshoot for that one moment. Interestingly his cloak is over the chest armour like the original costume.

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#1052635
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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lovelikewinter said:
Now the 2004/11 changes? Those were pure spite. Especially the NOOO! in Jedi. That was him getting back for people laughing during the end of Sith.

Some of them are just a mystery though. Wasn’t Jabba’s entrance wide enough? Is the cost so expensive that all these weird things are spread over 3-4 different releases?

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