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#1161879
Topic
How many 'Bad' Star Wars movies could you take before you check out?
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dahmage said:

ExNihilo said:

dahmage said:

Can we please stop saying Disney and say LucasFilm? I mean, does anyone really think Disney is pulling the strings?

It is a fair way to say that it is LucasFilm under Disney rather than under George.

I suppose. but it feels more like it is an easy way to cry about some perceived mega corp unhuman thing is directing everything that happens. And i think that is dishonest.

What do you suggest?
Lucasfilm under the helm of Disney= LD
Lucasfilm under the helm of George= LG
?

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#1160186
Topic
How many 'Bad' Star Wars movies could you take before you check out?
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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

If you think Rian Johnson or Disney or Star Wars hates you or ruined your life or ruined everything that came before it (especially the OT), then you’re being ridiculous.

True.

Unless one is simply being hyperbolic, which I had assumed was the case was ExNihilo but admittedly is often not so for a great many trolls who visit here.

I meant to address this before you posted again, but I wanted to say that I understood he was being hyperbolic. It was clear from the get go. I just take issue with being hyperbolic in that way (comparing it to abuse). It’s no different than the old “Lucas raped my childhood” nonsense and we don’t need it here.

I offered a direct apology to you. Do you accept it?

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#1160148
Topic
How many 'Bad' Star Wars movies could you take before you check out?
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chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

ExNihilo said:

How many times can you tell me you hate me before I believe it?
Am I in an abusive relationship with Star Wars?

  1. Star Wars doesn’t hate you, that’s your subjective perception.

Yes. And perception of reality is not unimportant. One’s perception informs their feelings and decisions, which can affect actual objective events.

  1. Please don’t use the phrase “abusive relationship” to describe something as trivial as a movie.

I’m certain that was tongue in cheek. And it’s not just a movie, it’s an experience. To relegate the experience, the entity that is Star Wars as “just a movie” is to cheapen people’s feelings or desires for it.

chyron8472, if my tongue were any further into my cheek it would rip a hole in it. I just don’t want to put /s

Frink, Apologies for offending you. But did you need to belittle me and my “subjective perception”? It was blatant enough for others to chime in before I could even defend myself.

I admit, I was being hyperbolic. I did, however come away from TLJ (after 3 viewings to try to see what others in this forum saw, including my current detractors!) feeling more than just disappointed, like it was almost physical. I dunno, I’m not smart enough to describe it I guess.

If anyone else was offended by my poor attempt at sarcasm, I’ll retract. I’m here for SW, not a forum battle.

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#1160141
Topic
How many 'Bad' Star Wars movies could you take before you check out?
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On the Original Topic:
I really don’t know how many. I want to say after TLJ, I’m out. But part of me knows I’ll see Episode 9.
TLJ felt like a punch to the stomach.
How many times can you tell me you hate me before I believe it?
Am I in an abusive relationship with Star Wars?
I’ll probably see EpIX because I’m a glutton for punishment.
But who knows, JJ could redeem it all!

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#1159727
Topic
Star Wars at box office
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SilverWook said:

ExNihilo said:

SilverWook said:

LexX said:

SilverWook said:

Arguably, the Han Solo movie will have bigger name recognition with causal and non fans than Rogue One did. Everybody knows Han and Chewie.

But also Harrison Ford is Han Solo to everyone, so I’m not sure how much the public is interested to see a young Solo movie. Even I couldn’t care less about the film but will see it because Star Wars. Hopefully it would be so good that I can see pass the new faces.

He’s also Indiana Jones, but four other actors have played younger or older versions of Indy.

And other than River Phoenix I couldn’t come up with one or even conjure an image in my mind of another person playing Indy.
And River was in the same film as Harrison!

Really? I’m the only one who remembers Sean Patrick Flannery? He could very well play middle aged Indy unless they’re already measuring Alden Ehrenreich for a leather jacket.

Not really excited about Indiana Jones and the Curse Of The Broken Hip though.

I remember him from Boondock Saints and Hackers.
Is that the same guy?
He got fat in Boondock Saints 2 and didn’t even look like himself.

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#1159705
Topic
Star Wars at box office
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TV’s Frink said:

ExNihilo said:

SilverWook said:

LexX said:

SilverWook said:

Arguably, the Han Solo movie will have bigger name recognition with causal and non fans than Rogue One did. Everybody knows Han and Chewie.

But also Harrison Ford is Han Solo to everyone, so I’m not sure how much the public is interested to see a young Solo movie. Even I couldn’t care less about the film but will see it because Star Wars. Hopefully it would be so good that I can see pass the new faces.

He’s also Indiana Jones, but four other actors have played younger or older versions of Indy.

And other than River Phoenix I couldn’t come up with one or even conjure up the stolen data tapes.

WYCHS

I don’t know what that means. Can you spell it out for an obtuse man such as me?

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#1159667
Topic
Star Wars at box office
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SilverWook said:

LexX said:

SilverWook said:

Arguably, the Han Solo movie will have bigger name recognition with causal and non fans than Rogue One did. Everybody knows Han and Chewie.

But also Harrison Ford is Han Solo to everyone, so I’m not sure how much the public is interested to see a young Solo movie. Even I couldn’t care less about the film but will see it because Star Wars. Hopefully it would be so good that I can see pass the new faces.

He’s also Indiana Jones, but four other actors have played younger or older versions of Indy.

And other than River Phoenix I couldn’t come up with one or even conjure an image in my mind of another person playing Indy.
And River was in the same film as Harrison!

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#1159411
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

SilverWook said:

Collipso said:

Do they still have the connection?

They appear to be looking directly at each other when Kylo is in the deserted base and Rey is about to close the Falcon’s hatch.

Maybe they were just sensing each other. Vader and Ben had no connection in ANH, and yet…

That’s what I got out of it.

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#1157789
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

So I watched the first part and 5 minutes of the second part of this “The Lost Jedi”, and while I think some of his ideas would be interesting, some stuff just seems way too stupid to me, such as Poe saying how hot Leia looked in her RotJ bikini or R2 and Chewie telling Rey about stuff from the Clone War.
All in all there is some interesting stuff, but it’s pretty cringy.
There’s this one quote he says though: it’s not all about training to be a Jedi, it’s also about ones own journey to learn to become a Jedi.
To me Rey fails both? More so the first one than the latter though.

I can see that. But the humor isn’t any worse than the claptrap in TLJ (IMO).
What I like about it is the actual story line. He seems to get the characters better than RJ!
But maybe it is wishful thinking because I was so disappointed in TLJ. Who knows

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#1157454
Topic
Which franchise is bigger and more iconic Star Wars or Harry Potter
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suspiciouscoffee said:

If I asked any random person on the street to quote a SW movie, they’d probably immediately say “May the Force be with you” or “I am your father.” Said person would likely have a harder time remembering a line from a Harry Potter book/movie.

“Yer a wizard, Harry!”
And that’s about it.

SW it is

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#1157098
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

That’s the point for Poe, that he can now see when a suicide mission is a suicide mission instead of just an opportunity for heroism. The point for Finn was he didn’t care it was a suicide mission or not, as long as he saves the Resistance. The point for Finn isn’t affected because Rose him, seeing as the intention is what matters here.

But I think that, had Rose not saved Finn, he would’ve killed himself and destroyed the weapon and saved everyone/bought them more than enough time. If this was the case, then Rose was very selfish by saving him.

The situation in the end works for every character except for Rose.

I can agree with this assessment

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#1156998
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DominicCobb said:

Even if Finn makes it, in a melted skimmer I can’t see how that’d do much.

And I meant there are other ways to blow open that big ass door, I’m sure.

It looked like just peripheries like the guns. Fuselage was intact just prior to Rose’s interception.
They are practically at the mouth of the cannon. I have trouble buying he wasn’t going to make it or he wasn’t going to do much damage.

I guess this really does come down to individual perception. I just didn’t see it the same way you did.

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#1156956
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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dahmage said:

ExNihilo said:

dahmage said:

ExNihilo said:

NeverarGreat said:

I bet the difference of opinion that people have over Rose saving Finn largely comes down to whether they believe that there was a chance of Finn disabling the gun.

Those who viewed it as a sacrifice with a chance of disabling the weapon probably have issues with Rose. Those that viewed it as a pointless attack with no chance of disabling the weapon are probably okay with Rose, since she prevented a senseless waste of life.

I’m torn on it. I don’t think it’s well communicated that his attack would have no effect, only that it’s a suicide mission.

I definitely got the impression that this was it, their last chance, and just maybe this will work.

And if that is the case (which is how I read it) then Rose’s act was pretty selfish and shortsighted.

Anchorhead mentioned the (awesome) Patton quote but there is not a good chance of convincing me that it was intended to channel that. It works for him though.

I don’t agree with how you interpreted their chances. but going along with your thinking for now… Why aren’t you pissed at Poe then since he called off ‘their only chance of wining’ ?

Who said I wasn’t?

well no one seems to blame Poe, they blame Rose. Can you see why this seems odd?

I can see that you are trying to read into what I said with something I didn’t say.

I think Poe made the wrong call and he was a coward.