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Morgan the Boost

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#1106801
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Mass Effect
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I really really love Mass Effect.

I got on the bandwagon a little late (buying my first Xbox 360 Christmas 2015) and have since devoured everything in the franchise. Two full playthrough of the trilogy, all the comics and novels and OST album and animated cartoon. I have an N7 baseball cap and a sticker of Liara on my computer at work.

I’d say its the most enjoyment I’ve had with a entertainment brand in my adult life.

I am SO pissed it looks like two completed Mass Effect Andromeda novels may not be released since that game didn’t do well. 😦

So, anyone else play?

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#1100629
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The Kenobi Movie
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captainsolo said:

Well this doesn’t bode well.

How do you make a serious space adventure western? Ahh yes get the director of Billy Elliot and The Reader.

The Kenobi novel is really the best starting point for a screenplay as it is practically already tailor made for adaptation. Personally I would have pitched that but slightly expanded to have at least one off-planet sequence.

At best I get the feeling this will be another TWINE scenario where a more art house type director is hired for a big budget feature and there is a complete disconnect between story, characters and action sequences.

(coughs) Patty Jenkins (cough)
(coughs) Kershner (coughs)

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#1099762
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

dude98ish said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Since I wasn’t around when TFA came out (and to possibly re-rail this thread a bit), I mostly enjoyed TFA, rehashes and all (and I say that as someone who’s very critical of ROTJ for its rehashiness).

It was a necessary palate cleanser after the dumpster fires of the prequels, introduced two protagonists I already have a lot of interest and investment in (Rey and Poe) and an antagonist that is compelling and frightening due to how unstable and unsure of himself he is (Kylo), and set the stage for something truly fresh and unique to come after.

It’s not perfect, of course. For one, I hate Starkiller Base and think the movie should have ended with Rey imprisoned on Kylo’s Star Destroyer, with the rescue attempt happening amid a battle between the New Republic fleet (which would have been decimated) and the First Order as they staged a surprise orbital bombardment of the New Republic capitol rather than on a snow planet that for some reason is a hyperspace Death Star. For two, the actual politics of the Resistance/Republic/First Order were woefully underestablished (or not established at all). For three, I thought Finn was poorly handled - a defecting stormtrooper shouldn’t be a bumbling comic relief character.

But overall? Better than any of the prequels, and better than ROTJ.

What you say are dumpster fires (ok episode 1 and 2 are bad lol) I enjoy more than this new family friendly disney mainstream film made entirely just for the box office

Are you implying the prequels and OT are indie art films? Lucas likes making money too!

And I’m sure that SW, ESB, and Jedi making money was just a lucky side effect of producing art.

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#1098264
Topic
Next Movie Seen
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I got “The Great Train Robbery” from the library.
So I guess that’s my next movie sawn?

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#1098262
Topic
Need a refresher on in jokes.
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Help me out. I’ve been gone a while. I’m forgetting the context of many fond memories. I smile when I think of these, but don’t recall why.

‘The colars will be fixed.’
‘Lemmings.’

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#1098260
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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SilverWook said:

ray_afraid said:

SilverWook said:

The crowds may have been fake, but at least it was a practical effect. 😉

I was talking about the close-ups with the worse-than-Cantina rubber masks.

Yeah, some of those guys probably should never have been seen in closeup.

The “human” extras bug me a bit.


We don’t see people remotely dressed like this on Taootine in the the original film, let alone the facepaint.

Dude is sitting next to a squid alien. Plainly an out-of-towner, popping into a seedy locale to see a low class sporting event.

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#1097950
Topic
Adventures in Raising the Next Generation of Original Star Wars Fans
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xhonzi said:

I guess I never reported this one- but for some reason we had to split up to all see The Force Awakens on opening night. I took the older kids to one theatre and the wife took the youngest (the puppy lover, 6 at the time) to another theatre across town.

So the older kids and I were at the movie- watching Rey having a little lunch at her home base… and the camera pulls back and reveals the foot of a downed AT-AT… and we all looked at each other with knowing dread.

18 miles away, a little boy was crying and burrying his head in his mother’s embrace as she tried to console and quiet him, but he could not be calmed. Annoyed fans looked on as he sobbed over the loss of one of his fallen pups.

That is the most previous thing I have ever heard.

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