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Anyway, I absolutely loved it. And the unexpected cameo did not bug me like I thought it might. I’m sure this thread will manage to harsh my buzz in the morning. 😛

Ron Howard probably deserves a medal for taking the reins on this. I suppose we’ll never see the footage shot by those other two guys.

Also, nice little Easter egg if you know your Brian Daley books.

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SilverWook said:

Also, nice little Easter egg if you know your Brian Daley books.

Dammit! I’m still two days out.
😉

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dahmage said:

I enjoyed it, wasn’t sure what I would think going in. In fact my ticket purchase was a last minute thing today after work.

Mostly empty theater at a 10pm showing, so it was a quiet movie.

There was only one scene that got a chuckle out of me, and I now forget which it was.

I dunno, probably a 6/10 for me, but maybe it will grow on me?

“Mining colonies are the worst”

The Jedi are all but extinct.......
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SilverWook said:

Anyway, I absolutely loved it. And the unexpected cameo did not bug me like I thought it might. I’m sure this thread will manage to harsh my buzz in the morning. 😛

Ron Howard probably deserves a medal for taking the reins on this. I suppose we’ll never see the footage shot by those other two guys.

Also, nice little Easter egg if you know your Brian Daley books.

Pretty sure I caught a Lando Calrissian and the Mind-harp of Sharu reference, too.

Did Tag and Bink get cut?

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I didn’t see them. I wonder if the Jabba rumor was even true?

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SilverWook said:

Ron Howard probably deserves a medal for taking the reins on this. I suppose we’ll never see the footage shot by those other two guys.

Actually Ron Howard said in an interview (I think it was with Collider’s Frosty?) that they kept some of the Lord & Miller stuff, some things were combined with reshoot material, some scenes they did again. But yeah… we’ll never know for sure what they specifically shot. He might’ve also said that just to make them feel / look better.

In the trailer I remember seeing Qi’ra with a ponytail (during the Corellia chase) and in the final film she had polka hair. So I guess all the Lord & Miller material can be seen in some of the trailers?

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Fantastic movie. Tonally perfect. Everyone delivered a great performance. Legacy characters felt right, new characters fit right in. References didn’t make me roll my eyes. Humor was great. Loved every minute. Left the theater feeling like a kid.

Perfect? No. Insanely fun? Very yes. Really needed this after TLJ.

So tired now, though. Maybe more detail later.

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

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I thought the joining the Empire scene was different in the trailer too.

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Tyrphanax said:

Fantastic movie. Tonally perfect. Everyone delivered a great performance. Legacy characters felt right, new characters fit right in. References didn’t make me roll my eyes. Humor was great. Loved every minute. Left the theater feeling like a kid.

Perfect? No. Insanely fun? Very yes. Really needed this after TLJ.

So tired now, though. Maybe more detail later.

Fun! That’s the word for this movie. I think some bearded guy in flannel said that once a long time ago…

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A couple more things. This movie really had the old school Marvel comic vibe going. That early post movie run when it was just Han and Chewie trying to make some money and getting in no end of trouble. Heck, this could have been one of the 50 page annuals.

I really liked the monkey pilot guy. I’m surprised they had the balls to kill him off as I’m sure somebody at Disney probably wanted him to survive.

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SilverWook said:

A couple more things. This movie really had the old school Marvel comic vibe going. That early post movie run when it was just Han and Chewie trying to make some money and getting in no end of trouble. Heck, this could have been one of the 50 page annuals.

I really liked the monkey pilot guy. I’m surprised they had the balls to kill him off as I’m sure somebody at Disney probably wanted him to survive.

Favreau’s plate is probably too full right now to keep playing space chimps indefinitely.

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SilverWook said:

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paja said:

Maul looked so fake

yeah, he looked like a video game, from Battlefront II or something, not like the Emperor or Vader when they were in a hologram.

All the monitors were very analogy/ cathode Ray too. The ones in the spaceport, the mining colony, etc. Seemed like an strange design choice to me.

Go back and look at the monitors in the OT again.

right, well let me clarify my thoughts a bit now that it is morning (although i am perfectly happy to just be wrong about it).

It was more the fact that live video (that looked VHS quality with all its little tracking things) was playing on them, and that the CRT edge-of screen aberrations where pronounced as a result. Weren’t all the monitors in the OT just displaying ray tracing coolness? that is what i mean by different design choice (and the large overhead spaceport display was so digitally degraded, i get that they were making it rundown, but again, different design choice than i expected).

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I just watched some explanation / theory videos on YouTube. Darth Maul isn’t a Sith anymore and he is (most likely) the big boss running the Crimson Dawn? No wonder I felt so out of the loop during that cameo! I guess I really need to watch the animated series now.

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bromeo said:

I just watched some explanation / theory videos on YouTube. Darth Maul isn’t a Sith anymore and he is (most likely) the big boss running the Crimson Dawn? No wonder I felt so out of the loop during that cameo! I guess I really need to watch the animated series now.

In the credits the character is just “Maul”

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I dug it. Dumber than Rogue One but had much better characters. Super cheesy, pretty fun. First act is a mess, picks up from there. 6/10, would watch again.

Not enough people read the EU.

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bromeo said:

I just came home from the cinema and… well, it was not as bad as I expected. Not amazing but fine. I definitely still think that this movie didn’t need to be made but I don’t really mind since it doesn’t ruin the OT Han for me. I’m one of those people who whine about even the smallest things that just don’t click with me… but I’m still always going to be first in line to see a new Star Wars movie.

I’m just going to ramble some random things that come to my mind while writing this.

At first, I liked the DTA (Don’t Trust Anyone) ideology of Beckett but I think they took it a bit too far in the movie with the “I’m not on your side after all… even though I really am!”

I read a few articles about L3’s (unnecessary?) droid rights advocatism in advance so I was already slightly irritated by her right from the get-go. I was quite relieved to see her go so quickly. She’ll be definitely added to my “list” right next to the Rathtars, Bor Gullet, Porgs and Fathiers. The Space Octopus in the Maw also made me feel a bit funny.

Alden did a good job portraying Han and I didn’t have any trouble “believing him” right from the beginning. There were some moments where I thought “I wonder how Harrison would’ve done that?” but other than that… he was great. I also noticed some pointy fingers in some scenes which was awesome, haha!

Donald Glover was Lando… nothing else to add. Such swagger!

Enys Nest could’ve been some super cool looking (Boba Fett-ish) villain to remember but instead it was some cute teenage girl with dreams of rebellion. That was quite disappointing for me because I was expecting some kind of a Western showdown at that point or at least something more exciting than Dryden Vos.

The Qi’ra twist with the Skype call was probably one of the only scenes where I really felt goosebumps on my arm. I guess I just need those hooded people with lightsabers in my SW movies to get a thrill overload.

Did I understand correctly that Qi’ra was Darth Maul’s apprentice who was undercover in the Crimson Dawn? How is he still alive by the way? My first thought was “Wow! They retconned Darth Maul?!” but then I remembered that I probably need to watch the Clone Wars and/or Rebels to understand it fully.

Also quick shoutout for the mention of Teräs Käsi, which most of you know, is the hand-to-hand combat form and it’s Finnish for Steel Hand. I had already forgotten that it existed in the SW universe.

I’m going to edit this post later when more things come to mind…

As we’ve seen a light saber can seal the wound of any cut (for the Darth maul part) but generally i agree.

Ah 77, my favourite year even if i wasn’t alive

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As someone who knows nothing about EU, i am curious about what references there were that i just did not pick up on. Has anyone seen a decent article that goes into this?

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I don’t think that the new star follows rebels because its not made by Disney, any thoughts?

Ah 77, my favourite year even if i wasn’t alive

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I really enjoyed the movie! Better than Rogue One because the characters are actually characters and not walking, talking boring.

The Lando/Han dynamic in Empire was perfectly set up too, which was fun to see. I felt like most of the audience was confused as fuck when Maul showed up.

I hope that this movie gets the sequel that it sets up.

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paja said:

I wonder if Maul was voice ether by Sam Witwer or Peter Serafinowicz.

It was 100% Sam Witwer.

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