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Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread

canofhumdingers said:

I saw Annie Hall was on amazon Prime so I thought I’d give it a watch. This dreck beat Star Wars as best picture in 1977? WTF!?

It was so awful I couldn’t finish it. Turned it off after about 20 or 30 mins. And that was being generous. I wanted to stop after about 10 mins but tried to give it the benefit of the doubt.

But geez. It’s basically a pathetic, miserable man being pathetic and miserable and making everyone around him miserable too. What was wrong with people that they would vote for this trash over Star Wars?

Can’t agree with that.

Annie Hall is a surefire classic.

Name Something You Unreservedly Love About TROS (SPOILERS)

EddyMerkxs said:

I think the purest, most classic narrative of the story is Rey’s descent to the dark side, perhaps the best improvement on the past two ST episodes, both since she had room in her arc after VIII (unlike the other characters) and since she hadn’t had much struggle. She tries to take more and more responsibility on herself, and I got more and more frustrated (in a good way) with her failures the more she tried to take on herself. Her force lightning was such a powerful moment (despite the cheap reveal after). Then her darkest moment comes at the death star, where she throws Finn away and gets more and more angry at Ren, and as she goes in a downward spiral to the dark side she gets weaker. Ren is in total control besides a miraculous intervention with Leia, and Rey kills Ren at her darkest.

The best thing about is how those moments are all felt, not heard, and earned, not stolen, unlike most of the movie. That kind of characterization is what Star Wars is built on.


Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?

crissrudd4554 said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I think they’re both improvements. Leaving Ghost Shaw in there would be a plot hole, IMO, as unscarred Shaw never existed.

Doesn’t matter. He’s part of the Force and thus can take on any form of his choice.

What if he wanted to come back as a goose?

The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie. Or is it?

Creox said:

ESB is the better directed film imo but ANH has a certain quality that has never been duplicated. I’m guessing it’s due to it being made when there was no clue to what it would become and it being the first SW movie made as well. It feels very different to me when I watch compared to the 8 that came after.

Simpler innit? No Sith, no family complications, really, no greater weight, no back story, just simple fairy tale.

Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion <em>NON SPOILER THREAD</em>

ChainsawAsh said:

GlastoEls said:

ChainsawAsh said:

But did they officially announce an appearance in the film itself from that person?


Except they didn’t, because that person literally just said in an interview that they aren’t in it.

JJ has said he’s so glad Ian’s presence on set didn’t leak. Kathleen Kennedy said that having Palps back was always on the cards for 9.

General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread

Hal 9000 said:

Just a quick random thought.
I’ve always had a tulmtous relationship with my Dad, who passed away a few years ago and who I believe to have had a case of high functioning autism. I have felt a great deal of immutable criticism from him and longed for affirmations or validations which were exceedingly rare. It’s been helpful for me to recognize some of the underlying factors and the limitations he was working with all along.
One reason I appreciate the original ‘old man’ ghost of Anakin at the end of ROTJ is because not only do we see Anakin redeemed in the unmasking scene, we even get to see him fully restored into the man he should have been all along. He doesn’t revert to a juvenile state, but is legitimately restored to become what he wasn’t able to be. I know it’s a bit silly, but the image of this sort of restored man smiling back at me speaks to this deep part of me. Able to say those things to me which perhaps he wasn’t before.

Exactly how I always saw that scene even as a kid. Great post!