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#1247165
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Watched SOLO tonight after seeing a few times during its theatrical run. I was incredibly bored and ended up shutting it off during the droid revolution bit. I’m usually not one to shut movies off midway, but really didn’t want to sit through another hour.

I really wanted to like this movie, but the strange pacing and bad acting really makes it hard. One dud out of four ain’t bad though.

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#1223786
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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TV’s Frink said:

JawsTDS said:

Mocata said:

Maybe you should read the link I posted from someone with actual desert silica experience

Real life anecdotes do not affect how I enjoy fictional entertainment.

But does sarcasm affect how you interact with a discussion formum?

I can never tell who’s serious in this thread.

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#1223771
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I’ll throw my two cents in here, though I’m really hesitant to.

Holdo’s character works (for me at least) because her motivations conflict with Poe’s motivations. There needs to be conflict in a story or else there is no story, right? Right.

Poe wants to keep blowing star destroyers up with his X-wing, which could result in the death of the rest of the sqaudron, while Holdo wants to keep the Resistance together and prevent any further causalities. So, they butt heads. And in the end, Poe realizes that she had the best interests of the Resistance at heart.

Sure, she didn’t need to be super vague or rude to Poe, but it was at the service of Poe learning a lesson – follow orders and don’t immediately resort to blowing something up. I’m not the biggest fan of TLJ, but even I can see that her character serves a good purpose in the story.

Another thing, who cares if Star Wars doesn’t follow real life military protocol? It’s Star Wars.

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#1212757
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Saw it again tonight. It grows on you for sure.

I also finally pinpointed Moroff. You see him just as the droids and slaves escape the Kessel mines.

And on a more important note, the mix for the score is so incredibly weak. Sometimes you forget it’s even there, but not in a good way. The soundtrack does Powell’s score way more justice.

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#1211658
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Seeing it again tonight. Really hoping it works for me this time.

Not sure if this is just me, but these Disney-era Star Wars film never feel “right” just after the first viewing. It takes repeated viewings to really take it all in and come out with an opinion. For example, I had to see TFA six or seven times before I could honestly say “That was amazing.” Same applies to both RO and TLJ.

The difference between my experiences with the prior films and SOLO is that I was actually entertained with the past three films. From beginning to end, I was not once invested in SOLO – and that is really unfortunate because there’s a lot to like about it.

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#1211284
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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There seems to be a trend here.

  • If you liked TLJ, you didn’t like SOLO.

  • If you disliked TLJ, you liked SOLO.

Only a Sith deals in absolutes, of course, so there’s going to be some people who hate and like both, but I’ve a feeling it’s going to mostly correspond with what I’ve posted above.

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#1210862
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Just some overall thoughts before I give up for the night:

  • Liked how they retooled the “Long time ago” text to give background to the story
  • Why were the subtitles yellow?
  • Hearing the Asteroid Field motif was amazing
  • Hearing “Duel of the Fates” gave me modest chills
  • The overall plot was really confusing and couldn’t figure out what exactly was going on
  • Glover’s Lando voice felt so unnatural at times
  • So Qi’ra just betrays everyone? I don’t get it.
  • This definitely felt appropriate for summer
  • Chewie was played quite well

I wish that could’ve been conveyed neater, but I’m too tired to type it all out.

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#1210838
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Just got back from seeing it, and I hate to be that guy, but I thought it was awful – though this could be fatigue setting in (yes I do think its possible). The only thing that kept me going was L3 and Powell’s call backs.

So many headaches like “We’ll call you Han Solo, then!” and “Find me on Tatooine. There’s a big-time gangster looking for a crew.” I cringed especially hard at the latter. Whoever put those lines in there needs to think long and hard about subtlety.

I did like Moroff’s cameo, as well as the mention of Scariff. Connecting these standalone films is a great idea.

Maybe it will grow on me the same was Last Jedi did, and I genuinely hope it does. It really sucks not liking a Star Wars movie.

2/5

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#1210048
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation &amp; Restoration
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Will make a new thread when the time comes, but currently, I’ve been talking with another user on this forum who has an X0 and a great video processor – the Lumagen, to be precise.

He has kindly agreed to transfer my discs when the time comes, but we’re not sure when that is, as he’s got many other things to attend to at the moment.

I’ve seen footage of the JSC ANH disc from his X0 player and Lumagen, and it looks f–ing amazing for LaserDisc. This will be the REVENGE OF THE X0, or perhaps THE X0 AWAKENS.