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Mavimao

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#1312359
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Keep in mind that rotten tomatoes changed how audience scores were measured when Captain Marvel was released.

Because of review bombing, only certified audience members can vote.

Plus, it’s been documented that there was an effort to review bomb the last jedi:

https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/18/16792184/star-wars-the-last-jedi-rotten-tomatoes-review-bomb

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#1311774
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I just got back as well.

I liked TFA and strongly defend TLJ as one of the top 3-4 films in the franchise.

What did I think? I thought it was pretty good actually.

It has its issues, but it’s not the trainwreck the reviewers are making it out to be.

I suppose the leaks are true, and I can see people being upset if they read a synopsis, but the execution is alright. They really did Rey and Ben right in this one.

Oh and I don’t recall seeing that much lens flare at all RU.08. The JJ lens work is pretty subdued.

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#1311688
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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RU.08 said:

Mavimao said:

I’ll be seeing this in 5 hours (yay Europe!). I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

The premiere here is less than 90 minutes, lol, and still plenty of seats available at all my local cinemas. All I want to know before I buy a ticket is this. Is it the same JJ shaky-cam style cinematography as in The Force Awakens, if it is I’m not going. Let me know! This will determine whether or not I see it tomorrow.

I’m on it!

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#1292713
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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Here’s how the OT and PT did in theaters:

1st film: record breaking numbers

2nd film: successful, but much lower than the 1st.

3rd: better than the 2nd but not as good as the 1st.

And for the ST?

TFA: Record breaking numbers

TLJ: successful, but much lower than the 1st.

TROS: ?? (my guess: in between TFA and TLJ)

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#1271667
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Has anyone tried up-scaling 28 days later?
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If you watch the deleted scenes, you can see that the footage went through a LOT of post processing to alleviate the harshness of the original video source.

It was also outputted to 35mm for release and judging by the quality of the home video releases, they scanned the 35mm negative instead of going back to the original DV tapes.

In a way…it’s already been upscaled.

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#1270737
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

pleasehello said:

Creox said:

I also think veering off too much and you have a SW indie film that a lot fewer people will want to see.

But would probably be infinitely more interesting. I’m probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a Star Wars story done on a smaller scale. You don’t need $200 million to make a good Star Wars movie.

I also don’t agree veering off would turn Star Wars into an indie film. That would imply that only by continually rehashing Empire vs rebels, Jedi vs Sith, and fallen apprentices Star Wars can remain relevant to a large audience. I believe other epic stories can be told, that expand the universe, and the lore without being so self-referential.

I agree with you Dré about this. After 9 main films, and 2 spin-offs, it’s time to move on from the Force and Jedi and Sith and the Skywalkers.

From what I’ve heard about the Rian trilogy and the Mandalorian, I think this seems to be the direction they want to go in.