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#1148056
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TavorX said:

Welcome to the Star Wars fandom. I think the recent RedLetterMedia review hit close to home when they point out how similar this fandom is to a political party. So much passion involved.

On Twitch they talked about how one of them didn’t like it that much and got lots of vitriol on Twitter. Then another member said they liked it a lot and got lots of vitriol on Twitter. Star Wars everyone!

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#1148055
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Wolfman said:

Yes, I have that set. There were only four discs from the SE so that was good.
A couple of discs eluded me so I had to send away to a classified ad to get them.
The easiest way to complete the set was by buying a multi pack of crisps as they used to chuck about five discs in the bottom of the pack.

There were always a lot of terrible CGI Jabba ones. You had to buy Doritos to get certain ones I recall. I have no idea where the damn things are, lost to the ages.

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#1147717
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Episode IX Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em> - (TLJ SPOILERS IN HERE)
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Okay these are a few things that would lead on from what we saw but also give us some entertainment value

  • fractures in the First Order with the military vs the weird cult leaders
  • fighters joining the resistance as a result, or from distant systems that heard what happened at Crait
  • Rey using whatever is in those books
  • Expansion and conclusion of the balance plot as a result
  • Poe and Finn becoming competent at their jobs and leading a final assault
  • Luke Ghost stuff
  • Kylo mommy issues stuff that is now very tricky to achieve

The problem now is you have this terrible Rose love plot that does nothing, when she should have rescued Finn after his ship got hit by the laser machine to finish the ‘never meet your heroes’ plot thread. A week after seeing it this is the part that feels the worst in both terms of inclusion and execution.

Mystery Box Bonus round:

  • Rey probably forgiving her parents or something
  • Snoke ghost or resurrection / Vader mask stuff conclusion
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#1147706
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Valheru_84 said:
simply open the bomb doors to it and drop the bombs straight out of them, much like happens in this movie with no clue in to any tech keeping the bomber interior safe from space.

Worked in Empire.

don’t know why the Ties were called back, its not like they were getting shot to pieces or anything.

Fair point.

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#1147049
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Left the cinema with a smile once again - but with a more fulfilled feeling this time - and TLJ will still likely be in my thought for a good few weeks to come - and that’s what a good enjoyable film should do, isn’t it? (For me, anyway.)

This was my lasting impression. It’s not perfect. It’s not as good as the OT. But I did walk out on an unexpected high.

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#1146977
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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It doesn’t have to go down in flames or anything. It could be crashed beyond repair. Then Lando can arrive and say ‘what did you do to my ship?’. Lando and Wedge need to be like hanging out with Pruneface and Crix Madine as the fighters who come out of retirement after Leia’s distress call to take down uh… The Peace… Globe.

Lobot can come too.

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#1146884
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

I’m not saying that the Jedi are evil. Their teachings, however, seem to create as many problems as they solve which is why I’m hopeful that in Episode 9 Rey grows beyond their rules and begins a far better practice.

I agree, and I think the film suggests that will be the case.

Believing in the Force =/= believing blindly in a bunch of doctrines.

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#1146882
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Yoda, Obi-wan and Luke die in a relatively peaceful way or at least that’s my take. They might not be choosing it but it has some purpose and not just being cut down or massacred by stormtroopers… but it’s ‘welp I guess this is it, but y’know that’s fine’ (Yoda is debatable but it could just be bad ROTJ writing to get him appear at the end celebration). His random announcement in the last few scenes of the prequels pushes sloppy writing to its limit and is one of the worst things ever.

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#1146756
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

I said “critic scores,” not audience scores. I’d imagine the audience score on Metacritic is equally abysmal for the same pathetic reasons.

I meant in reply to your “most people” comment

If the jedi (and throught the time there were a lot of jedi more powerful than Luke) could project a solid self to anywhere in the galaxy they could enter enemy ships ore bases and sabotage it or so. Many things in the war would be handled differently.

Not if it costs them their lives. It’s not clear if the energy it took did it, or whether the blows he took in the fight did “real” damage somehow, but I don’t think it’s something that they could do on a whim.

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#1146376
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Metacritic critic scores are more accurate, though most people don’t even know that site exists.

Well I don’t know about that, but I think that anyone who knows what review-bombing means will go to every outlet. I don’t know where some people on both sides of this debate get the energy.

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#1146307
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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dwsiddall said:
Luke was drinking “hot chocolate”. I put the book down and never picked it up again. No. This is a different universe. They don’t have chocolate. Even if they had something that was exactly like chocolate, they wouldn’t call it chocolate. Any earth references completely ruin the story.

But what if it was blue chocolate?

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#1146260
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

ravenna said:

One of the issues I have with the new movies is the constant over-explanation of everything. Star Wars has never been subtle, but did we really need to see people with monocles and tuxedos on understand that these were rich people?

TLJ was a movie-equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade painting.

It’s an exclusive casino. What are they supposed to wear? Even Vegas has places they won’t let you in without a suit.

You never see anybody in street clothes in a casino in a 007 movie. 😉

Space Nazis wear overtly fascistic garb but space oil tycoons have to be subtle? Hm.

As for the gags sure it felt more TFA than 1977… but I always found the original to be the funniest one.