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Mocata

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#1198585
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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The Japan one actually has reasonable composition, the UK just draws the eye to that giant orange glow in the left corner for no reason.

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#1198089
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I think ROTS is probably the worst because it’s trying sooo hard to be the bridge into the OT. I don’t really consider any of the PT better or worse that each in general film terms, they all just merge together. But when you’re genuinely supposed to see characters as the same people from a few decades later in the OT the third one implodes the most.

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#1197599
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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RidgeShark said:

Mielr said:

ChainsawAsh said:
The way Luke actually died. For no fucking reason. At all.

Not. Fucking. Cool. Rian.

My nephew and I were discussing this…why DID he die? Did he use up all his life force when he astral projected? I mean, WTF?

I’m sure Official Lucasfilm product -

Well I’d say there’s a line in the movie that directly explains it, but then I’m not sure why you’re quoting posts from December.

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#1197229
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Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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ChainsawAsh said:

JawsTDS said:

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”.

Oh, I 100% agree about the opening titles, but that’s not as big an issue with the rest of the score IMO. I do think the music is mixed too low in much of TFA, though.

The crawl in both sounds really tinny.

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#1197003
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Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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There were a few points made about the music and I have to agree, in TLJ it’s pretty weak. I’ve listened to it a few times and seen the movie just recently, but it’s not growing on me. The Resistance theme was bland in TFA and here it just feels overused. I would have really enjoyed new pieces for individual scenes like ESB. Rose gets a theme but it’s bleh. There are no Asteroid Field moments. Even scenes like the Throne Room would have been given a unique tune back in the old days - which is where all the best stuff here (Luke and Leia, TIE Fighter Attack) comes from.

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#1196547
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What's Actually in the Movies? (for a GURPS RPG)
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VonKatzen said:

Mocata said:

Stormtrooper helmets can’t even withstand a blow from a rock being dropped on them, never mind actual hand to hand weapons.

A lot of this can be put up to ‘Plot Induced Stupidity’, though that would tend to counteract my intention to use ‘on screen’ stuff as evidence. But I would prefer to think …

Oooo that’s a dangerous conflict of interests 😛

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#1196234
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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snooker said:
World-building can only be as interesting as the characters inhabiting that world, and all of the characters in the Prequel trilogy are so wooden. We see Mos Eisley for only a few minutes in Star Wars but it’s far more interesting and exciting than the Coruscant senate chamber.

Agreed. Tatooine as a whole in the first act of SW feels more fleshed out than anything in the prequels which just added that whole awkward Ben-hur slavery / racing pastiche.

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#1196141
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Both are dystopias which by definition rely on being set in a real world that could have once been Earth. A twisted version of our world. Star Wars… is Star Wars. You know?
But THX is on Archive.org if you want it…

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#1195871
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Handman said:

That’s a new one, for sure.

I’m not sure if my ranking has changed since the last time I posted, but:

  1. Star Wars
  2. Empire
  3. Jedi
  4. TFA
  5. TLJ
    … And then a huge dip in quality/enjoyment.
  6. Phantom Menace/Rogue One
  7. Attack of the Clones/Revenge of the Sith

I’m not sure Rogue One is down with those others, despite not being a fan. But otherwise a fair ranking.