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The Rise Of Skywalker — Official Review and Opinions Thread — Page 36

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StarkillerAG said:

JJ Abrams: Going somewhere, Favreau?
Favreau: Yes JJ, as a matter of fact I was just going to see your boss. Tell Kathleen I’ve got season 2 of Mando.
Abrams: It’s too late. You should have made it when you had the chance. COVID has caused a shutdown so big every post-production worker will be laid off. You’re lucky I found you first.
Favreau: Yeah, but this time I’ve got the show.
Abrams: If you release it now, I might forget I found you.
Favreau: It’s not finished yet. Tell Kathleen-
Abrams: Kathleen’s through with you. She has no time for producers who can’t get their work released on time.
Favreau: Even I get delayed sometimes. You think I had a choice?
Abrams: Tell that to Kathleen. She may only replace you with someone else.
Favreau: Over my dead body.
Abrams: That’s the idea. I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time.
Favreau: Yes, I’ll bet you have.

Mando season 2 becomes wildly popular, causing everyone to forget about TROS

Favreau: Sorry about the mess.

Abrams: Macluncky

Maul- A Star Wars Story

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JJ: She’ll make 1.5 billion before streaming, she may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself, but we’re a little rushed so if you’ll just get on board, we’ll get out of here.

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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Hallo, sir.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Why don’t you outrun them? I thought you said this thing was fast.

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Watch your mouth or you’re gonna be reading all about it in GQ Magazine.

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Boohoo I was a nobody until I won the jackpot and got the chance to be in Star Wars, making me a world star and multimillionaire. Poor me😥- John Boyega /GQ magazine

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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If someone followed me around constantly asking questions and publishing my responses, I can tell you it would be much worse.

I’d really like a smart speaker that looks like a wayfinder (or maybe a holocron).

“What’s that flashing?”

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“We’re losing audience trust. Strap yourselves in while I make the calculations for audience favorability.”

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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idir_hh said:

Boohoo I was a nobody until I won the jackpot and got the chance to be in Star Wars, making me a world star and multimillionaire. Poor me😥- John Boyega /GQ magazine

I think there’s a little more to it than that. I admire John Boyega for speaking out knowing full well this may jeapordize future carreer opportunities. Some things are more important than fame, and money. I can’t disagree with him either. Finn was transformed into a big joke. I also don’t agree with the whole “you won the jackpot, so you should shut up” schtick. He earned the role with his talent and hard work.

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John Boyega @ GQ

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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I watched The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker back-to-back today. I still love both movies, flaws and all.

NeverarGreat said:

“Ahh, JJ Abrams. I recognized your empty mystery box when you were brought back on board.”

“Charming to the last. You don’t know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate Colin Trevorrow’s script.”

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Lol

“The more you tighten your grip, Disney, the more moviegoers will slip through your fingers.”

“Not after we have demonstrated the power of the streaming TV miniseries.”

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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“Since you are reluctant to provide us with the unaltered versions, we have chosen to test this sites reconstructive power on the Original Trilogy.“

“No! You can’t possibly…”

“You would prefer us to purchase another box set? Then release the unaltered!“

“Here’s the GOUT.”

“Continue with the operation. You may download when ready.“

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“What?!”

“Your’e far too trusting. The GOUT is merely a Laser Disc transfer, and far too low quality to make an effective demonstration. But don’t worry. The fans will release 4k80 soon enough.”

… (Later, somewhere in the outskirts of Southern California")

George: “It’s as if millions of fans cried out in joy that the restoration of the Original Trilogy has been completed in 4k. And the special editions have been silenced. I feel something terrible has happened.”

(to Rick McCallum) “You better get on with your exercises.”

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I recently purchased two new memory foam bean bag chairs for my movie room, and it’s always been a rule of mine since I was a kid that any new addition to my entertainment area must be broken in while watching a Star Wars movie before anything else.

I decided to go with the one I’ve seen the least (since it’s the newest) The Rise of Skywalker.

I do have some issues with it, but I still love it. I don’t think it’s odd that Palpatine returned, but announcing it in the crawl seems strange. I’d rather have seen exactly how he came back on screen, or have his return be a rumor that the characters don’t believe until they see him themselves, and figuring out how he did it becomes the answer to defeating him.

I preferred Rey being a nobody, but as I said before TRoS was released, her being related to someone does not negate the lessons she learned in The Last Jedi. (No one else can tell you who you are. Friends, family and mentors enrich our lives, but who we are comes from within, not from others.) I suppose this lesson does fit well with Leia telling Rey, "Never be afraid of who you are.” But I still liked the idea of her not being related to anyone.

Aside from that, there is overwhelmingly so much to enjoy. In my opinion the sequel trilogy not only fits well together, but fits well with the rest of the saga. I think people forget how much the passing of Carrie Fisher most likely changed what this movie would have been. All things considered, they handled it well.

It was so great to “take one last look, at my friends.” I enjoyed every single bit of fan service to the fullest extent. When Han says " I know," to Ben, it still gets me every time.

There isn’t any real sense of finality, but how could there be? That galaxy far, far away is still out there, and I’m sure we’ll eventually want to check in on what became of everyone and meet new people as well. (“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” - Orson Welles) I take comfort in the idea of Star Wars continuing on. I feel fortunate to have be among the generation to have lived though its beginning. I can’t wait to see what the next generation of Star Wars brings.

On side note, those bean bag chairs were great. They would be very easy to fall asleep in. Bean bag “technology” has come a long way since I last owned one. I highly recommend them.

The Force will be with you, always.

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Another nitpick I have is how odd it feels for Leia to have had a lightsaber, but chose to leave it with Luke all this time, and his Force ghost leads Rey to it so there can be two sabers in the finale without one having a red blade.

I would have preferred Rey to have started building her own saber earlier on as part of her training. Kylo could have still gotten the Graflex saber from Rey in the same manner, then we could see her use the saber she’d been working on for the first time.

Still, just another nitpick and as I said above, I continue to enjoy the movie very much.