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#1245879
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When did Darth Vader discover about Luke Skywalker and what were his intentions.
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Looking at the Empire Strikes Back crawl, it says that Luke Skywalker led a group of freedom fighters to Hoth - which when you consider A New Hope… surely that role would’ve been assigned to Princess Leia?

Next the crawl it says Vader was obsessed with finding Luke Skywalker. Why? I would’ve thought he would be seeking revenge against the Rebels, as a whole, for blowing up the Death Star? During the time Luke fired his torpedoes, Darth Vader only knew that “the force is strong with this one.”

It seems to me Vader is not given permission to find Luke Skywalker until when Vader chats to the Emperor. He knows he has a son but it’s the Emperor provides him his name. Though this contradicted when Vader had earlier in the movie said "That is the system! And I’m sure the Skywalker is with them. Set your course for the Hoth system. General Veers, prepare your men.”

So does it make more sense "That is the system! And I’m sure the Princess is with them. Set your course for the Hoth system. General Veers, prepare your men.”? Vader had met the Princes in the previous movie and he knew she had, at least, a significant role in the Death Star’s destruction and had a vendetta against her?

Am I missing something?

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#1219781
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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I only saw Solo once in theater, and when I left, I yawned 2 or 3 times. Why? The ending just sucked… the pirates and that awful scene with Darth Maul. But the movie suffered right from the beginning. In my opinion when it comes to story telling you don’t need to show anything that has no real relevance to the story… the audience can be informed by dialogue (like in ANH when Ben explains the force and about Anakin to Luke). So I was perplexed why they showed Han and his partner escaping Corellia - for her to get left behind. Then later on they abandon the story of Han finding her. To me the movie should’ve started when they were robbing the train.
After that things got better. The middle section of the movie was enjoyable. To me Chewbacca and Lando saved Solo, from being bad, to being okay. Not a re-watchable movie, at least not for me. All the action was necessary to try and distract from the fact, there was barely any story.
The droid was annoying, the main bad guy was dull. I would put this on a par with the Phantom Menace and just below Rogue One. That just like those movies, they could’ve been made better. Considering its big budget, there was no excuse for it being middle of the road. 6/10

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#1216938
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George Lucas'comments
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I found this quote interesting from George Lucas:

"[My sequel trilogy] was going to get into the microbiotic world. But there's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the one who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force .... Of course, a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did Phantom Menace and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told."

In my opinion it assumes the majority of fans (us) are incapable of enjoying any star wars stories outside of the kind of formula established in the original trilogy… and that is why so many didn’t like the Phantom Menace. To me it just shows how out of touch George Lucas is. Ultimately what anybody wants is a good movie, aye? Interesting, watchable characters (from good acting), who can take us on a journey that is fascinating and maybe, even, moving. George Lucas himself has freely criticized the Hollywood studio system over the years, for not producing movies to acceptable standards, by making them with poor creative processes. Now surely with the mega $$$ and resources Lucasfilm has, I don’t see it as unreasonable to expect well made films (maybe not masterpieces, but solidly entertaining none the less)… I don’t believe in supporting something just because its Star Wars! Any movie has to earn our support. Also I’ll just say I am cool that some people like certain star wars movies that I don’t like and vice-versa. Even with some of the star wars movies I like, I can see elements of poor movie making, drifting in and out. Poor movie making deserves criticism. And if George Lucas didn’t like the criticism he received, then he shouldn’t have created all the hype. If he or Lucasfilm don’t want criticism, make better movies.

I don’t like fan bashing and I don’t like arrogance. I like good movies. This is all my opinion though, and I appreciate your opinion. If you have something you’d like to add, please do… Please Episode 9 be good!

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#1208148
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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“TPM
That Darth is a title, not a name. I mean, why the hell not? First of all, it’s a solid portmanteau (“Dark Lord of the Sith”). Second of all, maybe this is just me, but I think Darth is kind of a funny name, but works fine as a title. Also, despite what people say, there is nothing in the OT that would suggest this shouldn’t be the case.”

I have always considered that “Lord” is the title, hence “Lord Vader”. To me it seems “Darth” is used in the tradition of the Asian way of naming - placing the family name/surname first, followed by the christian name after it.
The best example I can give is with Jackie Chan who was born “Chan Kong-sang” and his father “Chan Chi-Peng”. When Jackie Chan trained in martial arts, under master Yu Jim-yuen, he became known as “Yuen Lung Chen”.

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#1208122
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When did George Lucas change Star Wars from a Space Opera into a Saga? Is it a Space Opera now?
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This is my interpretation:

I agree, I think Space Fantasy is more accurate of what Star Wars is. The term Space Opera comes from the likes of shows like Flash Gordon, Lost in Space etc, where the story seems to go on and on and on… like a soap opera. And initially that was what I think George Lucas was trying to achieve. And then he seemed to abandoned it for a 9 episode saga where by the end of the 9th episode the Emperor would be destroyed. But of course by the completed script of Return of the Jedi he had decided to make ROTJ the final conclusion to the Saga. Now with the new movies Snoke was introduced to fill the role.

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#1208016
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When did George Lucas change Star Wars from a Space Opera into a Saga? Is it a Space Opera now?
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I am interested if anybody knows when George Lucas abandoned his initial idea of making Star Wars a Space Opera? My own guess is between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. And I guess it leads to the question… now with Disney in charge and so many movies in the pipeline. Could Star Wars be now reconsidered as a Space Opera?

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#1207444
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The Force Awakens Fan-Edit
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For TFA I have written down what I’m going to do. I am going to add a 20th Century Fox intro with “A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company”, change the “along time ago…” into the old font. And essentially remove all scenes of Rey arriving at the island. Finally change the credits; remove Mark Hamill’s credit and insert 20th century credit.

I have decided to do TLJ in 4K. I will need to split the movie up into quite a few segments. My biggest problem is how to deal with Poe’s mutiny.