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#1211370
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

Maul is only fan service if he isn’t setting up a future film.

That’s not how that works.

If Maul is there just bc he’s that guy from TPM-> fan service
If Maul is there bc he’s important to this off-shoot film series going forward->not fan service

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#1211357
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Maul is only fan service if he isn’t setting up a future film. If he’s just there so people are like “hey, I know that guy” , I get it. But if he’s the big bad in the next film, then it is worth it. If he’s written half as good as he was in Rebels, I’m in.

Only concern I would have would be having Solo interacting with Force users after he is so dismissive of the Force in ANH.

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#1210528
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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andyw715 said:

bromeo said:

I just watched some explanation / theory videos on YouTube. Darth Maul isn’t a Sith anymore and he is (most likely) the big boss running the Crimson Dawn? No wonder I felt so out of the loop during that cameo! I guess I really need to watch the animated series now.

In the credits the character is just “Maul”

He isn’t a Darth anymore. He gave up the ways of the Sith after the Emperor betrayed him and killed everyone he knew/loved. His main mission in Rebels is to gain power to destroy the Emperor, until he discovers Kenobi is still alive. At some point, he becomes trapped on Malacor for “years”, which is where the Rebels crew meets up with him 3 years before Battle of Yavin. This film ends 10 YBBY, so there are 7 years for them to play out any sequel with Maul involved.

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#1210451
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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dahmage said:

I enjoyed it, wasn’t sure what I would think going in. In fact my ticket purchase was a last minute thing today after work.

Mostly empty theater at a 10pm showing, so it was a quiet movie.

There was only one scene that got a chuckle out of me, and I now forget which it was.

I dunno, probably a 6/10 for me, but maybe it will grow on me?

“Mining colonies are the worst”

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#1210308
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Sadly, I’m worried this film is going to do poorly at the box office but it is hands down the best Disney Star Wars film so far (no offense to the other offerings). This film sets the stage for sequels that I actually am interested in seeing. The Maul cameo has me extremely intrigued where that thread is going.

I thought the only really weak performance was by Clarke. After thinking they had no shot at believably replacing Ford, they managed to make it believable. Chewie was great. Glover was charming as Lando. I thought his passion for his Droid was really well done as well.

The plot was exactly what you’d expect from a Han Solo film, chaotic, borderline seeming completely off the rails only to nicely make sense at the end. Ron Howard did a fantastic of putting this film together in no time and Kasdan wrote the characters in a way that doesn’t damage established performances.

Can’t wait for a sequel. Hoping for maybe a trilogy where Han works for Jabba in the next film, dumps the shipment with a heavier Imperial presence in that one only to have the final film be about Boba Fett chasing him at the request of Jabba. Or not. I don’t care. I want more of this story, especially if Howard and Kasdan are at the helm!

8/10. May be best SW film since RotJ. Has something for every kind of Star Wars fans.

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#1208096
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Have you Bought TLJ Action Figures?
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TLJ didn’t have many exciting characters/new offerings. The First Order Troopers were all the same (since the film took place a day later). Rey, Finn, Poe didn’t see much change. Snoke’s character is dead halfway through. DJ was no Lando. There was no new Yoda for this part. Even Luke didn’t have a lightsaber until the very end, and they didn’t sell that figure.

At least with Rogue One, there were new Troopers, new Droid, new characters (Baze/Krennic/etc). With the new saga films, I’m sure for most kids, once you’ve bought a Kylo and a First Order trooper, you’ve got all you probably wanted.

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#1195116
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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If they are planning on this being a trilogy, it’d be cool if Jabba was either behind this whole heist or he comes in at the end and kills everyone outside Han, Lando and Chewie and offers them the chance to come work for him or die. Show how ruthless Jabba really is.

However, they said on Star Wars Show that this film has a ton jokes in it. Jabba killing everyone would be a bit too dramatic.

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#1194275
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Well, I’m not arguing the semantics of the words “tragedy” and “redemption.” We know what I’m saying. Ben’s turn to the dark was lamentable, and I believe he should have the chance to turn back to the light.

Whereas Ben and (a handful of students with him) killed only the remaining students (less than a dozen) after his teacher tried to murder him.

Unless we are believing Luke is lying, Ben had already turned to Snoke by the time they had their fateful moment in the hut.

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#1194204
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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I think this is what got deleted?

DominicCobb said:

I honestly don’t understand this mindset but I now it’s very prevalent. The only way I can figure is people are used to Vader being redeemed because they saw that movie when they were a kid, while with Kylo he’s the guy almost singlehandedly responsible for ruining the lives of characters they loved when they were kids. That’s really the only explanation that makes sense to me.

I don’t think that has anything to do with it. Once you know Vader is Luke’s father, you look back and see that everything Vader does in ESB and ROTJ is to be reunited with his son. It shows a level of humanity for the monster. Also, his lines about the Force show that he still holds to a belief in something.

Everything Kylo has done is for revenge. Revenge against his father, his uncle, his mentor. He has no reverence for anything (kill the past). Other than his feeling of being alone, there is nothing there but hatred, petulance and rage. It would be difficult to create movement towards redemption with only 2 hours left in this saga.

Likewise, I don’t know how you create any conflict in Rey over not killing Kylo. We leave TLJ with her, Luke and Leia agreeing Kylo is a lost cause. Her doing a 180 in 2 hours is a tough sell, especially since she already spent last film going down that path.

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#1194050
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Vader was a much worse person.

In the OT? Nah.

After we have his backstory fleshed out, yes. The poor younglings!

Yes in the OT. Sorry that you like Han Solo more than Obi-wan.

He didn’t kill Obi-Wan

Um, what?

Darth Vader did not kill Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan became one with the Force before the blow was struck.

That’s a frankly ridiculous hair to split that has essentially no bearing on this conversation whatsoever.
You brought it up, not me.

Even if you believe Vader killed ObiWan, he did so in battle. Kylo murdered his unarmed father.

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#1194029
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Vader was a much worse person.

In the OT? Nah.

After we have his backstory fleshed out, yes. The poor younglings!

Yes in the OT. Sorry that you like Han Solo more than Obi-wan.

He didn’t kill Obi-Wan

Um, what?

Darth Vader did not kill Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan became one with the Force before the blow was struck.

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#1194026
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Hardcore Legend said:

DominicCobb said:

Vader was a much worse person.

In the OT? Nah.

After we have his backstory fleshed out, yes. The poor younglings!

Yes in the OT. Sorry that you like Han Solo more than Obi-wan.

He didn’t kill Obi-Wan

Also, Obi Wan had a weapon and they were in a fair fight. Han was murdered.