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#1209455
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

AllAboutThatSpace said:

In general I think my enjoyment of a Star Wars movie is in inverse proportion to the number of planets in it.

I don’t care how you rank any of these films, I really enjoy this method of ranking them.

It works! ROTS has all the planets.
That’s not really my criteria but it’s a good guide. I honestly feel bad that I instigated a whole lot of dumping on Rogue One. I like it fine. I think it’s the weakest of the Disneys, but I think that’s quite a high bar so far.

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#1209449
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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GZK8000 said:

So I think I prefer The Last Jedi over The Force Awakens now because, while TLJ has the awful Canto Bight shit, at least it tried to do something new (even if it sucked and it’s too serious), and because watching TFA is like watching a movie in 2x speed (and a poor, boring, semi-lifeless one with terrible comedy). They’re still poor movies, but, whatever.

Rogue One also sucks.

Is there anything you do like?

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#1209369
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Oh don’t get me wrong, if I could put another 20 places between Rogue One and ROTS I would. I do genuinely think the ST and Solo are better, so no regrets there. Phantom Menace is another matter. While I recognise it is a very very bad film, I think its high points and its inventiveness in some areas make it a more enjoyable experience.

In general I think my enjoyment of a Star Wars movie is in inverse proportion to the number of planets in it.

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#1209313
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

Clickbaity headline roped me in, and clickbaity rankings delivered the goods.

http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/every-star-wars-movie-ranked-from-worst-to-best.html

Highlights include

  1. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

and

  1. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Awful.

Sorry to interrupt the PT convo but two Star Wars films have come out since I last handed in a ranking. Here goes:

  1. A New Hope
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Last Jedi
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Solo
  7. The Phantom Menace
  8. Rogue One
  9. Revenge of the Sith
  10. Attack of the Clones
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#1209195
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Just seen a preview.
I liked it! After a dodgy first few scenes, it becomes entertaining, the acting’s pretty good, (especially Paul Bettany) the script is ok too. Way exceeded my expectations.

That cameo though. Not only is it chronologically nuts, but it’s a totally avoidable self-own by the studio after 2 hours of a solid movie.

Why must everything be so slavishly canon, even to the detriment of the audience’s experience?

That aside, 4 stars I’d say.

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#1203850
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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Thanks everyone, I got there in the end 😛
The colours look absolutely stunning and your clean-up has worked wonders! Congrats on getting r1 looking this good!
My only criticism of this preview is the whites and blacks are a little clipped, but I’m sure that’s to do with this particular file and not the source.
How does the colour you’ve coaxed out of this print compare to the rerelease LPP you’ve seen?

All the best with your various commitments and looking forward to seeing more as and when you have time. I don’t envy you sorting out those red blotches in the later reels!

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#1070667
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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generalfrevious said:

We have been suffering ever since Gary Kurtz was kicked out of the franchise; without him there can never be a good Star Wars movie.

If only we were allowed to own the original versions, and if the SE was just a short-lived anomaly, I wouldn’t be acting so unhinged.

Disney has chosen to turn a blind eye to this cultural atrocity by refusing to release the originals when they easily could.

I do not want to accept a reality where in 2037 there is still no OUT legally available, and the entire population accepts the SE as the version that has always existed.

These movies are too important to be given second-class status and be destroyed like the Bamiyan statues.

The destruction of ancient artefacts in the Middle East is limiting those nations’ ability to recall their history. It’s a war crime. Star Wars is culture with a very small c by comparison.

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#1059248
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The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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DrDre said:
I would encourage everyone to reserve judgement until calibrated color sources are available, and not be led by preconceptions of what we believe the colors should be.

Absolutely! Whatever people believe the colours to be, or whatever people’s preferences, a SW project timed to these cut frames will, at the very least, be a 99.9% accurate interpretation of a Tech print. Maybe not all the Tech prints that were produced, but one of them. Regardless of whether you like the look, that’s still a first. Pixel-averaging, toning down the yellow or green, or re-correcting entirely can all be done at a later date.

of course it’s a contentious issue because everyone wants to see the film at its best, or the way they remember it. But I’m personally very glad Dre’s going about it scientifically first.

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#1054123
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Empire Strikes back 35mm restoration feedback thread (POUT)
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poita said:

The less compressed version is now up. It has 7x the bitrate so compression artifacts should be greatly reduced.
https://infinit.io/_/34Eyh4J

The page just says "There doesn’t seem to be any files here"
The first preview looked terrific, really looking forward to watching at greater resolution and will feedback soon.