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#1219270
Topic
The Boba Fett movie
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Hardcore Legend said:

If I don’t get the Solo sequel to finish where they were going with Maul/Dawn and Lando/Han…

I’d rather they carry the Maul storyline into another movie rather than a sequel to Solo.

As much as I actually enjoyed Erenreich as Han, I’m ready to move on. He can pop up for a few scenes in other stories, or even the Boba Fett movie if it ends up happening, but he doesn’t need a sequel. And I seem to be one of the very few people who thought Donald Glover’s Lando was the worst part of the movie, so I hope we don’t see him again at all.

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#1197467
Topic
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Dark Cut <strong>(SPOILERS)</strong>
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darthrush said:

Depheros said:

darthrush said:

Depheros said:

I like it, good job. I definitely think the shot of the AT-AT firing should be flipped horizontally, I think that would greatly improve the scene.

I think that if you flip the shot then it won’t make sense. It is meant to look like Finn’s right speeder wing gets hit so you would expect an AT AT to be shooting from that angle.

Watching it again I see what you mean. I was thinking that it would better match the direction Finn looks, and the angle the scene is shot at in general. Works either way though.

That is a good point in regards to the angle that the whole scene is shot in. The only issue is you see the shuttle for Kylo right next to the AT-AT and if you flip the shot then his shuttle is in the wrong place. I will try cropping it out and then if that works, I think I will implement your suggestion for the sake of visual flow 😃

I think it’s the shot of the targeting computer that’s throwing it off. Because the screen shows the speeder from behind, but the AT-AT fires from the front. If the targeting computers screen mimicked the viewpoint of the AT-AT, it would make the transition between the different angles much smoother, and easier to quickly orient yourself. But without making new animations for the screen, this is somewhat unavoidable.

Overall though, this is really working for me. Great work!

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#1195879
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

ray_afraid said:

DominicCobb said:

I don’t understand why it’s so hard to believe that maybe if they drastically retooled a movie after it was almost finished that maybe that movie wasn’t turning out to be very good. Occam’s Razor and all that.

It’s not that I find it hard to believe, I just wish they’d be more transparent about how things went down. With there seeming to be a gag order on the subject, I don’t fully trust anything that makes it past the guard so to speak.

I wish that they were more open about the process too, but it seems like LFL (or maybe Disney) is trying to make it seem like these are trouble-less productions.

What makes Gilroy seem credible is the fact that it sounds like he’s telling tales out of school (he holds back only when it comes to directly stating things it sounds like legally can’t be said), and what he’s saying doesn’t really reflect well on the studio.

It does reflect well on himself, and a common criticism of Rogue One (whether you agree with the criticism or not) is that it was heavily reshot and the implication is that it was reshot for the worse. Cynically, it would make sense for him to say something like this. I’m not calling him a liar, I just don’t feel comfortable with taking it for granted that Edwards’s version was bad just because the man who was hired to reshoot it says so.

To be fair, we don’t know what the issues were. For all we know, Edwards’ vision may have been great, but Disney had demands for the final act which Edwards couldn’t easily reconcile with his own vision of the original script. And that may be the ‘trouble’ Gilroy was talking about.

At the end of the day, I don’t think we should take Gilroys comments as a knock towards Edwards or his original version. They certainly could be, but could just as easily be knocks at the producers/Disney, or just the production as a whole.

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#1195103
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

CarboniteSolo said:

What I’m curious to find out is there’s supposed to be 2 more sequels to this, I’m taking Lucasfilm and Kathleen Kennedy are waiting to see how this film goes at the box office, or it’s just a rumor floating around. Otherwise, if there is no sequels, we should see Han losing Jabba’s precious cargo at the end. I wonder how Fett fits in with all this, or if it’s basically a very small cameo, like Jabba. I’m also wondering if there’s any other Easter eggs like other bounty hunters, or if we’ll see Lobot, or things like that. Probably not, but can’t wait to see this. I wonder how many deleted scenes there’ll be as well, especially since they changed directors, I wonder how much we’ll see.

Personally, I hope we don’t see Fett or Jabba in the movie. If sequels do happen, they can (re)introduce those guys, but this movie is already gonna jam packed with fan service. At least IMO

Also, I think the rumors of a trilogy are just rumors. The actors did sign 3-picture deals from what I’ve read, but it’s likely just a precaution to lock them down just in case the film does amazing and Disney wants more. But at the very least, this movie was likely written as a one-off, as it’s supposed to be Lawrence Kasdan’s swan song to Han Solo.

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#1189715
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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joefavs said:

I’m just frustrated with the way that you can’t carry on a conversation about the movie for more than a couple posts without circling back to whether the movie was good or bad. Surely everyone is on the record at this point. Are we ever going to get to the point where we can just talk about the stuff that happened in the movie without having to reevaluate why we liked or didn’t like it for the umpteenth time?

I agree, but to be fair, technically this is the review thread, so people posting their reviews (regardless of how long it’s been since the movie came out) is inevitable. The unfortunate side effect is that it often tends to reboot the conversation back to page one.

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#1183507
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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lovelikewinter said:

Why do people give a crap about Snoke? I’m much more interested in Kylo Ren actually killing his master and becoming Supreme Leader.

I don’t necessarily disagree, but being so invested in Kylo Ren, I want to know more about the Snoke/Kylo backstory. And now that Snoke is dead, I think we’re less likely to get that. Who Snoke is and where he comes from is useless information to me and irrelevant to the series as a whole. But understanding how Ben was seduced to the dark side by him is an essential plot point that needs more exploration, at least for me. Knowing that is essential, (again) for me personally, to coming to terms with Luke’s drastic change in character from 6 to 7/8.

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#1180531
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Humby said:

DominicCobb said:

exitzero said:

DominicCobb said:

It wasn’t retconned, it’s pretty ambiguous. There wouldn’t even be anything for ady to do about that.

the only real Rebels suggestion should be to put the Ghost into the space battle.

It is official cannon that that’s Rex now.

It’s not.

What we personally deem as canon aside, Pablo Hidalgo did confirm that as official canon.

Sure about that?

https://twitter.com/pablohidalgo/status/971414871337189376?s=20

Ok fine, I double checked the celebration 2017 Filoni/Hidalgo interview, and they don’t confirm it but they heavily imply it. And by look of Rex in the finale, it’s pretty much as good as canon.

Personally, I don’t care either way. I enjoy my Star Wars in different mediums, and I have no problem enjoying them independently or as part of a whole. We all have our own tastes and are capable of enjoying things for different reasons.

Never the less, I still think we should nerd-pressure Temuerra Morrison into appearing in Ady’s Endor shoot for RotJ:R haha

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#1180515
Topic
STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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rodneyfaile said:

I have no problem with any of it. It’s a big galaxy. I bet others survived Order 66 as well. Everyone has their own stories.

This concept took me time to grow into, but I’ve since come to love the lack of strong (plot based) direct continuity/references. I was so used to the intimate story of the OT, that I lost sight of the fact that this is a galaxy wide story, and that these characters don’t HAVE TO pop up in other media to make the world feel whole. These characters all have their own paths, sometimes they cross, sometimes they don’t. But what the different SW mediums are so good at is staying true to telling their own stories, and letting us connect the dots on our own. Now, to me, that makes the GFFA feel much larger and more relatable to me.

None of my closest friends now have ever met any of my closest friends from college just 5 years ago, even though most of us live in the same area. Hera didn’t appear in RoTJ, but she was at the battle of Yavin. They’re just different stories.

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#1180494
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

exitzero said:

DominicCobb said:

It wasn’t retconned, it’s pretty ambiguous. There wouldn’t even be anything for ady to do about that.

the only real Rebels suggestion should be to put the Ghost into the space battle.

It is official cannon that that’s Rex now.

It’s not.

What we personally deem as canon aside, Pablo Hidalgo did confirm that as official canon.

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#1180467
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

exitzero said:

DominicCobb said:

It wasn’t retconned, it’s pretty ambiguous. There wouldn’t even be anything for ady to do about that.

the only real Rebels suggestion should be to put the Ghost into the space battle.

It is official cannon that that’s Rex now.
I personally would get a kick out of seeing the Ghost or any nod to rebels in ROTJ:R-but don’t expect it.

Maybe we should all tweet-bomb Temuera Morrison and convince him to appear as Rex in Ady’s Endor pick-up shots haha.

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#1168043
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
Time

Everything except the voice over felt very Han-Solo-ish to me. And I think it was more so because of the subject matter, not his delivery. His look, his manner of speaking, his interaction with the other characters, I’m very pleased with it all. Knowing the behind the scenes drama, I just hope this isn’t the best of the best, but rather just a preview of greater things to come.

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#1163184
Topic
The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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Sir Ridley said:

DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Hal 9000 said:

Worst line was the one about the “big ass door.”

See, that one didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t even notice it until someone here brought it up.

I did notice it and liked it.

I notice your positivity and I like it.

I notice your positivity towards others’ positivity and I like it.

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#1161280
Topic
The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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RUN_LUKE_RUN said:

Humby said:

RUN_LUKE_RUN said:

need this in the last jedi
https://youtu.be/I7I0xJNIxiE

Just want to add that this isn’t actually a deleted, its fan made (as it says in the description). I’ve seen a few people throwing this around as if it were an official deleted scene.

it was actually early concept art but they wanted it to be family friendly so they didn’t go threw with it
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiP-ICB-urYAhVY8mMKHeDsAegQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theringer.com%2F2017%2F12%2F19%2F16782350%2Fporgs-are-good-last-jedi&psig=AOvVaw3w5VAdGdKSNddR5ax8lvnl&ust=1516689281219984

True. I just meant footage-wise. I don’t think the idea went further than concept art, though I could be wrong.

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#1159928
Topic
The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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darthrush said:

Daxtreme said:

It could work with any other franchise, but Star Wars…

it’s just something else. It wouldn’t work, and I seriously hope they don’t recast Princess Leia. You’re among the very few who believe this could work with another actress playing her character.

I guess. I just find it shows more respect to Carrie to finish her character’s arc as they originally desired to. But I see where ya’ll are coming from for sure.

It’s kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. Do we put words in Carrie’s mouth and assume she’d be okay with recasting, or do we simply let go and kill her character offscreen?

Carrie was definitely the type of person who would say that the character belongs to the audience and that Leia shouldn’t have to die just because she is no longer with us. I suppose Billy Lourd and the rest of Carrie’s family should have the final say.

Or perhaps they have some/enough deleted footage from TLJ to composite her into Episode IX for a brief moment before giving that character an on screen death.

No matter what they do, I will respect their decision so long as Carrie’s family and estate gives their approval.

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#1159606
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Frank your Majesty said:

Humby said:

Frank your Majesty said:

There’s a difference between presenting an innovation and using an unfinished technology in a multimillion dollar project.

Also, if you have to add “for a 16 years old [CGI] model” than it really doesn’t look that good. And TPM looks way better than AOTC.

Are we now excusing any poor decison of Lucas as being brave or innovative?

It seems to me that your distaste for the movies are keeping you beholden to the idea that innovation is only valid if it breeds perfection. But at the end of the day, that is not how innovation works, nor has it ever.

It’s not about perfection, it’s about being at least as good as the existing technology. I’m talking about objective technical benchmarks here, like resolution and dynamic range.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this is the first time you’ve mentioned any benchmarks at all.

Listen Frank, with all due respect, it’s not gonna help your argument. I’m a cinema camera and lens technician with experience working on Aaton and Panavisiom film cameras, I am currently certified in servicing Canon, Sony, Arri, Panasonic, and Red digital cinema cameras, and if you want to get into the technical aspects of sensor benchmarks and digital standards from the late 90s to early 2000s I am more than happy to.

At the end of the day, if you’d rather not get into it, I will gladly end the debate here. But out of my own interest in the subject, I am more than happy to get into more technical aspects of the issue if you’re so inclined. Cheers.

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#1159485
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Michael Ward said:

Humby said:

Innovation doesn’t always age well,

I did not find it innovative at the time either.

I’ll refer you to my previous post where I say that innovation is under no obligation to satisfy you personally. The proof is in the pudding, and most of those who work in, or in auxiliary to, today’s digital cinema industry (and care enough to know the history of their chosen career field) agree. Not being personally impressed has no bearing on the matter.

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#1159447
Topic
Idea: Editing SW into a Game Of Thrones style tv series
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I think you’d have much better luck turning the films into short format serials. Each film could be broken down into four or five 20 to 30 minute episodes.

Something like this would really solve a lot of problems in each film. You can basically cut out whatever you want (silliness, over the top action, boring exposition, etc).

If each episode has its own crawl (maybe the first mini-episode of each ‘season’ would have a standard length crawl and the remaining ones would be much shorter), it would really allow you to finesse the timeline and fill in any necessary information without relying on every single scene from the films.

It would really allow for a much more streamlined and customizable experience, without relying on the need to fill in blanks using outside footage.

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#1159433
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The Last Jedi : Fan Edit Ideas - ** <strong>SPOILERS INSIDE</strong> **
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I plan on cutting the wide shot of her actual “flying”, as well as the close up on her face of her eyes opening.

We will see her floating in space for moment, then her hand opens slightly, and behind her hand the stars will begin to move. Cut to the shot of our heroes aboard the ship looking amazed and then running to the door where her hand appears on the window.

It preserves Leia’s great force moment, but eliminates the awkward execution.

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#1159426
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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dahmage said:

Humby said:

Frank your Majesty said:

There’s a difference between presenting an innovation and using an unfinished technology in a multimillion dollar project.

Also, if you have to add “for a 16 years old [CGI] model” than it really doesn’t look that good. And TPM looks way better than AOTC.

Are we now excusing any poor decison of Lucas as being brave or innovative?

It seems to me that your distaste for the movies are keeping you beholden to the idea that innovation is only valid if it breeds perfection. But at the end of the day, that is not how innovation works, nor has it ever.

Perfection? Doesn’t have to be perfection, we would settle for Good.

:p

Fair enough lol, and I get it, I am by no means a fan of the prequels. But in everything from science, to technology, to even art, innovation is under no obligation to satisfy personal tastes. Similarly, inspiration and influence don’t have a prerequisite of artistic approval.