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Mocata

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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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#1196290
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I actually felt like the jokes felt less well… jokey watching at home. Probably because there was no audience laughter. But that also means people enjoyed them at the time, before I heard any negativity. Other things also “felt” different, least of all the visuals of the movie were less striking on the smaller screen.

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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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#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.

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#1195377
Topic
Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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The villains and the Force went back to being interesting instead of embarrassing.

Meanwhile everything that crept in from the writing style of JJ-Trek is terrible, big loud emotional beats first, logic second. Especially Death Star III and R2D2’s magic map.

Not going to lie, the third instalment is very concerning to me now that Abrams and … some guy from Batman V Superman are on script duty.

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#1195313
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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TV’s Frink said:

MalàStrana said:

Would be a weird move since Episode I-II-II already exist and are better than R1-VII-VIII…

paja said:

Ryan-SWI said:

Spending years watching this site trash the prequels for “ruining” their beloved characters and mythos but then championing this film as some innovative landmark is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day, thank you.

Comment of the year.

But only because I haven’t laughed so hard at a comment all year.

I was just going to say. I’ve missed this kind of thing since the other comedians all got banned.