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#1210172
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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paja said:

(first impressions)

I just saw solo, I’ts a mix of cowboy bebop, 21 jump street, American Graffiti
and blade runner, Also if i hear one more chick with a British accent one more time! and that fuckin cam-

And i have many problems with it

Anyway It was a fun Heist movie and a very boring one.

I give it Three and a half oojasons out of five

If it was very boring, how was it fun?

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#1144100
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I wasn’t terribly impressed by this movie. I guess it’s…okay, but it just felt kind of like a mess to me.

I give it credit for being more creative with the story than TFA, but there were still parts that felt like they were included just to reference moments from previous films. The frustrating thing is that these moments have these superficial veneers painted over them to try to make them feel more original, but it’s so shallow and obvious that it comes across as pandering. For example, there’s another AT-AT assault against a rebel base. But don’t worry, it’s at the end of the movie now! And it looks at first like the ground is covered in snow, but don’t worry, we’ll have a character look right at the camera and tell the audience that it’s actually salt! It’s the same problem I had with Starkiller Base (it’s not technically a Death Star…) Btw, how were those speeders supposed to stop the walkers? They didn’t have any weapons.

I have really mixed feelings on the subplot with Finn and Rose. It feels like it goes on too long, and it’s unnecessarily complicated. They make a big point of needing to find the guy with the flower pin, they find him, he’s in the movie for like 2 seconds, then they just happen to meet another code breaker (who’s annoying as hell, by the way) in the jail cell, then he betrays them, etc you get the point. I’m always saying I want Disney to take more risks with these films and show us something new in the Star Wars universe, but I can’t help but feel that the casino scene felt really…out of place. I don’t know…it just felt a bit too close to a real-world casino inhabited by Star Wars characters.

I think one of the biggest problems for me is that there are several parts that are downright cringe-inducing. Some that come to mind are Leia’s “Mary Poppins” moment, the awful Yoda cameo (Force ghosts can apparently summon lightning now?), Luke milking the sea cow, and the MCU-style humor between Hux and Dameron at the beginning. Actually, most of the humor in the movie didn’t really work for me.

I was also disappointed with the complete lack of any exposition about Snoke. Who the hell is he? How did he corrupt Ben? He looks old, so is there any connection between him and Palpatine? I’m the first to agree that not every detail needs to be spelled out, and I like it when there are things left to the imagination, but it would have been nice to at least know something about him.

However, it’s not all bad. I liked most of the scenes between Rey and Luke, and between Rey and Kylo. I liked how Kylo destroyed his mask, further distancing him from Darth Vader. The fact that he started out as a Vader wanna-be is part of his character, and I liked how it visually symbolized him growing beyond that. I liked the fight scene in the throne room, and I was actually genuinely impressed with the twist at the end. I have mixed feelings about Luke dying, though. It actually shocked me that they killed him off, considering they just killed Han, and Carrie Fisher passed away. Although, in a Star Wars movie, it doesn’t really matter that much, since he can always come back as a Force ghost. I’m very curious to see how Leia’s character will be handled, moving forward.

This turned into a bit of a ramble, and it’s not nearly as well worded as I would like. The movie had its moments, I guess I just wish it was a bit more focused and not as long.

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#1092013
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Mocata said:

darthrush said:

NeverarGreat said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjEd3DpH_e0
Warning: Detailed spoilers for the upcoming Han Solo movie! Proceed at your own risk!

This was hilarious.

It was.

I thought it was funny, too. They’re totally right, you just know they’re going to work the Kessel Run into the story somehow, and of course Boba Fett’s going to show up somehow. I just wish these things could be left to our imagination, I don’t need every little detail of Star Wars backstory over-explained.

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#1086829
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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TV’s Frink said:

I will never understand the attitude that a new movie can ruin an older movie. I will see this once, and if it sucks, I’ll never see it again, and it won’t affect my opinion of the OT or TFA one bit.

That’s not really the problem. I simply don’t care about seeing this movie. I’ll probably watch it when it comes to streaming, out of curiosity, and if I wind up liking it, that will be a pleasant surprise.

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#1086664
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

I suspect all the disinterested parties will watch the trailers anyway. 😉

Maybe out of curiosity. I watched the trailer for Transformers 5, but I still didn’t see it.

I’m not trying to sound cool or anything, just being honest. I saw TFA and Rogue One, and I thought they were okay: not great, but not terrible. I genuinely can’t imagine anything that could make me want to go see a Han Solo prequel.

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#1083282
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If you could only remove one SE change...?
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ray_afraid said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Even if it might make sense to some people, I never liked them changing Boba Fett’s voice to sound like Jango Fett.

Yeah, the idea is stupid because there’s a million different things that affect the creation and development of a person’s voice. Nobody sounds exactly like their parents. The original Bobba Fett voice could easily be the voice of a Jango clone.
And the execution is terrible. It sounds dubbed in and the delivery of every line is awful.

Agreed. Not to mention, things happen in people’s lives to affect their voices. As a bounty hunter, maybe he sustained a throat injury? Maybe he smoked too many death sticks. Hell, maybe the helmet just distorts his voice. It’s so bizarre to me that Lucas obsesses over continuity details like Boba Fett’s voice, but then he has Padme die minutes after giving birth, Uncle Owen meets C3PO years before ANH, gives R2D2 rocket boosters, etc.

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#1079777
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Changing MKV to other formats
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So I’m trying to get into video editing (I’m hoping to make my own fan edits some day) and I’m not able to import MKV files into Sony Vegas. Does anyone know if there’s a way I can convert MKVs into some other format without losing any quality? Vegas supports the following formats: 4K XAVC S, 4K XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM Optical, DV, HDV, AVCHD, NXCAM, MOV, MP4, WMV, MPEG-1/2/4, H.264/AVC, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, Surround Sound/5.1, BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, OpenEXR-, DPX- and WDP image sequences

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#1079772
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The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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dahmage said:

Cthulhunicron said:

I think I read somewhere that Harmy has a 1080p Despecialized version in the works. Is this true? Any updates on this?

This isn’t the thread for this, but to answer your question, after ESB 2.5, the plan is to do a 3.0 of all three films in 1080p, but who knows if/when it will ever be completed.

Sorry, I posted in the wrong thread.

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#1078416
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Extreme Prequel Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
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Hardcore Legend said:

Cthulhunicron said:

Maybe before his turn to the dark side, Anakin mentioned to Obi-Wan that he and his wife were trying to have children, and he said “You know, I’d like my son to have my lightsaber when he’s old enough.” Again, since we’re ignoring the prequels, the backstory implied in the OT could have Jedis that don’t forbid romantic love. There’s nothing in the original trilogy that says Anakin never knew he had children until after they were born, just that he didn’t know he had a daughter.

They were both hidden:
“To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did. If Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous.”

Based on that line alone, I think it’s ambiguous whether or not Vader knew he had children. He could be saying their existence was hidden, or he could be saying their location was hidden.