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JawsTDS

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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.

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#1208152
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Return of the GOUT - Preservation &amp; Restoration
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Bumpin’, but for good reason.

Considering doing a totally non-GOUT LaserDisc based project, except this time it will be DVD res only. Here’s a sample of my EMPIRE capture from the “Special Letterbox Edition,” which has been run through AviSynth with a similar script: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d2pEwaEOq0neyLg05_F0iKYEm9gMSN2W

Clip was captured with a very low-end CLD-980 running the video through a comb-filter and then converted to S-Video. Footage was then IVTC’d and run through AviSynth!

If there’s enough interest for a project like this, I’ll make a new thread. It’s kinda redundant, considering the 4k scans going on and the digital GOUT releases, but LaserDisc is fun to tool around with…

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#1203428
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2016 High-Res Star Wars Soundtracks
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Joel said:

JawsTDS said:

Listened to the new edition of ROTJ and ANH on Spotify, sounds noticeably clearer that previous editions. Can’t speak for the rest yet.

I can’t find these on Spotify - could you share a link?

Put them all in a playlist (as well as TFA and TLJ): https://open.spotify.com/user/brannontds/playlist/0k7LpNoWUGGPZESWIH1Ti9?si=T-Dl-E5DQgyPUCoHWSHLBw

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#1200030
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Mocata said:

He looked vaguely sad, and vaguely confused. Whatever the script was originally it’s not on the screen. Sorry to rain on your parade.

I’d say he looks pretty sad here, which is very in line with the script. Please excuse the low quality picture.

Whereas in TLJ, he looks confused:

Clearly I’m in the minority in regards to this opinion, and I’m okay with that. I’m just here to participate in the conversation. I don’t care if you don’t agree or do agree – just putting this out there to back up my earlier claims.

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#1199714
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

I don’t see the conflict between the two scenes. Seeing the lightsaber makes Luke emotional. When he grabs the lightsaber, he throws it.

I don’t know what people expected, him to raise it in the air in that classic poster pose?

I’m going to be completely honest and say that was pretty close to my expectation.

But like I said, it’s Rian’s film, not mine. Don’t want to come off like I’m one of those “TLJ sucks!” trolls on the interwebs.

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#1199704
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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TV’s Frink said:

JawsTDS said:

TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

TV’s Frink said:

Ok. I didn’t bother reading it so maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. Doesn’t matter to me either way. All that matters is what I see in the movie, not what was intended.

Yeah, it’s probably best to read the few sentences I quoted from the script before nullifying it.

It doesn’t matter what it says, it’s the script. What is on the screen is what I care about.

eye roll

If you don’t feel that way, fine, but I’m not sure why you two guys are having such a problem understanding that I could possibly feel that way.

And I’m not sure why you have to be so blunt in your approach, and not even bother to read what was cited.

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#1199694
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Frank your Majesty said:

Omg why isn’t oojason doing something? Quick, someone needs to ask for mod!

JEDIT: Did you just edit your post 3 times? Everytime I looked it said something different.

I did. I realized I came off like a huge dick the first two times, so I decided to tone it down.

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#1199691
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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TV’s Frink said:

darthrush said:

TV’s Frink said:

Ok. I didn’t bother reading it so maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. Doesn’t matter to me either way. All that matters is what I see in the movie, not what was intended.

Yeah, it’s probably best to read the few sentences I quoted from the script before nullifying it.

It doesn’t matter what it says, it’s the script. What is on the screen is what I care about.

eye roll

Anyways, it’s a shame that the script and final product made something so perfect, only to be countered by Rian. But to be fair, it was his film, so he had every right to.

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#1199565
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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TV’s Frink said:

fmalover said:

I’ve noticed that many here dislike the fact that TLJ pretty much disregards the set-up of TFA

I don’t really understand how people say it does though.

This was one of my initial complaints with the film, and I still standby it to some degree.

TFA ends with Luke Skywalker, eyes watery and reluctant, an ending that compelled me to continue watching the new films. Yet in TLJ, he simply looks annoyed. That whole emotional ending is essentially “mocked” by Johnson. I really didn’t mind Luke throwing the lightsaber, but I would’ve preferred it had he done so under a different purpose – if that makes sense.

That being said, it’s a good film, even though I disagree with many of the decisions it makes.

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#1197139
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

JawsTDS said:

Worst thing: John Williams’ weak and anemic score.

Couldn’t disagree more on this point, though I’d have liked to hear more new motifs in TLJ.

Okay, let me clarify. The score is good, but it sounds weak and anemic, mainly due to the freelance orchestra he’s using. Listen to the opening titles of TFA and TLJ, it sounds awful. Lacks any sort of “oomph”.