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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD * — Page 121

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TV’s Frink said:

DominicCobb said:

I thought the coin gag was inventive and fun. It’s all subjective really.

It would have been better if it wasn’t set up by a bad drunk CGI creature out of the PT.

I don’t completely disagree, though I will say half the reason why I hated stuff like that in the prequels is because they served no purpose whatsoever, which isn’t the case here at least.

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Possessed said:

TV’s Frink said:

DominicCobb said:

I thought the coin gag was inventive and fun. It’s all subjective really.

It would have been better if it wasn’t set up by a bad drunk CGI creature out of the PT.

*Possessed likes TV’s Frinks comment*

I liked Dom’s comment

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flametitan said:

On the same line of thought, one thing one of my casual star wars watching friends noticed is that to them Rey felt more like she was a supporting character for Luke and Kylo’s stories, rather than the lead character she was touted to be in TFA, and I can’t say I disagree. Now, as a director I can’t say my own ideas would be any better than RJ’s, but my idea to fix it would’ve been to at least give Rey her own plot point in having little to no control over the force. Like her force abilities are growing faster than she is able to keep them in check.

I feel doing that, it’d change the dynamic of Luke and Rey’s lessons, with Rey growing more frustrated that Luke is focusing more on telling her why the Jedi were bad than actually helping her with her problems. It’d also give Rey a reason to turn to Kylo for help, as he could actually be trying to teach her what she needs to learn, rather than a vague sense of, “I still feel good in him.”

I like that idea of yours a lot. When I re-watch TLJ there is something ‘amiss’ with Rey… Daisy Ridley did a superb job, Rey’s in lots of scenes and central to the story, her powers with the Force have been somewhat explained - yet for all that, there was something missing; something not quite right… maybe it’s just that there is just so much going on in TLJ?

Yet your idea with Rey coming to grips with mastering or controlling some of her Force powers… that’d be very interesting to see in a Fan Edit (if such a thing could be done) - and does seem something of a missed opportunity here in TLJ itself.

I do hope she gets more of a central role, or more ‘stand-out’ role for Episode IX.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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flametitan said:

On the same line of thought, one thing one of my casual star wars watching friends noticed is that to them Rey felt more like she was a supporting character for Luke and Kylo’s stories, rather than the lead character she was touted to be in TFA, and I can’t say I disagree. Now, as a director I can’t say my own ideas would be any better than RJ’s, but my idea to fix it would’ve been to at least give Rey her own plot point in having little to no control over the force. Like her force abilities are growing faster than she is able to keep them in check.

I feel doing that, it’d change the dynamic of Luke and Rey’s lessons, with Rey growing more frustrated that Luke is focusing more on telling her why the Jedi were bad than actually helping her with her problems. It’d also give Rey a reason to turn to Kylo for help, as he could actually be trying to teach her what she needs to learn, rather than a vague sense of, “I still feel good in him.”

This has been raised by some fans. I do remember someone making a video of how Rey and Jyn lacked agency in TFA and R1 and were in the story just because, or because one character needed them at one point or two. I would say Finn has this same problem in TFA, although not as bad as Rey.

In a Blackened Mantle-like fanedit, you might make the FO obsessed with capturing Finn because, as a guy who has been in Starkiller Base and under Phasma’s direct orders, he may leak stuff to the Resistance or reveal the existence of SB. So you might reduce or remove BB8 (I find the droid a much weaker, flanderized, irrelevant to the story and annoying version of Artoo) from the story and instead make the story about Finn and Rey.

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The Director and the Jedi includes a heinous 2004 Special Edition ESB shot, I’m not pleased.

Yub Nub for life

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‘Snoke’s Throne Room Fight - 16 Bit Scenes’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q20_MVdB31g


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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SilverWook said:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/21/star-wars-fans-launch-very-realistic-crowdfunder-to-remake-the-last-jedi/

Remember when we were considered the fan fringe just for asking if we could get a restored OOT? My how times have changed!

The amount of dragging I’ve seen on twitter over this is next level. Absolutely hilarious. I also love the totally real and not at all fake $16.9mil that they have already raised for it.

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I don’t know what to make of it. A clever satire? An attempt to scam that portion of the fanbase? They sure got publicity though.

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I can’t wait to see a Star Wars movie written by fan committee.

Ugh.

DESTROY ALL JEDI

My name is Sprite Pepsi and I’m abstinence till I die!

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snooker said:

I can’t wait to see a Star Wars movie written by fan committee.

Ugh.

No kidding. They would tear themselves to pieces before the rough draft was finished.

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snooker said:

I can’t wait to see a Star Wars movie written by fan committee.

Ugh.

“I think you’re the reason why some people sleep with a gun under there pillow”

“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”

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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/21/star-wars-fans-launch-very-realistic-crowdfunder-to-remake-the-last-jedi/

Remember when we were considered the fan fringe just for asking if we could get a restored OOT? My how times have changed!

The amount of dragging I’ve seen on twitter over this is next level. Absolutely hilarious. I also love the totally real and not at all fake $16.9mil that they have already raised for it.

Good for them. Now they only need 236.5 million more.

Ceci n’est pas une signature.

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SilverWook said:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/21/star-wars-fans-launch-very-realistic-crowdfunder-to-remake-the-last-jedi/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S32l7bU2pHk

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Leias superman in space scene is the only real gripe I have with it. Any other slight problems can be easily forgiven

What’s the internal temperature of a Tauntaun? …Lukewarm

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LukeWarmTaunTaun said:

Leias superman in space scene is the only real gripe I have with it. Any other slight problems can be easily forgiven

You call that slight problems?

Who needs to see Rogue One? Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES 😉

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Haarspalter said:

LukeWarmTaunTaun said:

Leias superman in space scene is the only real gripe I have with it. Any other slight problems can be easily forgiven

You call that slight problems?

i mean, its a bit weird. but i wouldn’t go so far as to call it a problem.

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Uh, NSFW?

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