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#1219061
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Creox said:

LukeWarmTaunTaun said:

I found it half laughable half disgusting but it wasn’t painfully out of place like Leias return from space death scene

When I saw that scene my first thought was that she was force pulling herself to the ship. Why any SW fan would think it was something else is beyond me.

Agreed. Plus the classic theme was a nice touch.

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#1217995
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Sluggo said:

Possessed said:

TVs Frink doesn’t even want to know what Possessed thinks about Sluggo.

I too liked it though. It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun. The characters were all good. The plot was iffy, but ah well.

Can I “like” this post? And Frink’s post as well? Is there some C++ I can type in to make that work? Or some javas?

The forum is low on hypertexts.

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#1216261
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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pittrek said:

Who came out with the claim that she was harassed? I can’t find her statement on it anywhere, only articles based on speculations. But if it’s true, I fully agree - I think TLJ is the worst Star Wars movie (yes, I think the prequels are better), but I would NEVER EVER go and attack (physically or verbally) anybody involved with the production, that’s just really, really dumb. What happened to the good old “vote with your wallet” thing? AKA “if you don’t like it, don’t buy it”? That’s the only reasonable approach in my not so humble opinion, going after somebody makes you look like a lunatic

https://makingstarwars.net/2018/06/give-us-legends-group-takes-credit-for-kelly-marie-tran-leaving-social-media/

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#1216071
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Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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Ryan-SWI said:

Mocata said:

They have a brand to maintain, it can’t be watered down with talk of multiple visions.

Considering they’ve managed to destroy their PR of the brand in 2 and a half years a Director’s Cut would probably be the least damaging thing they’ve done in a while.

That being said we’ll get a Jar Jar Binks spin off before that happens.

Also the film has barely crossed 300 million worldwide, am I still being premature in calling it a box office flop or?..

In six months everyone will have forgotten, and then the making of extras on the Blu-ray will talk about what a great Ron Howard movie this was.

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#1215527
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Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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The robots in Star Wars replaced the peasants or lower classes from the samurai movies Lucas borrowed from. If you really wanted to you could read into this differently and say it’s all robo-slavery. But then you’d have to feel something about the fact Luke and everyone else is a slave owner. Is anyone going to? Or are people going to just carry one watching a space fantasy with a handful of feudal ideas included? I’m thinking the latter.

L3 as a character is abrasive and loud, and personally too human sounding. And too human looking. But if this is supposed to be a character that injects real world politics into the story then a) they missed the point and b) they killed L3 off before that plot arc even got started. Also c) it feels like a parody of the real world not a reflection on it so you have to wonder about their actual intentions. And even then it’s half-assed, just like the supposed connection between her and Lando, who just seems annoyed by all this stuff.

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#1215494
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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:

There’s definitely an argument to be made that they never properly conveyed why people need to see a young Han movie.

Yeah there’s just no real hook. With the main series people are obsessed. With Rogue One people hadn’t ever seen a spin-off (of this kind) before and wanted more OG trilogy stuff. Add to this the production trouble news, the casting of some guy they’re selling as young Harrison Ford. Throw in a release window where it’s competing with a climactic Marvel movie that people are clamouring over and a sequel to Deadpool that many still feel is a fresh idea or whatever and it spells bad news. Personally I don’t think there was enough marketing but I guess they spent so much already it just had to be over and done with.

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#1215342
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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I don’t buy the “protest” argument at all (seems a little tin foil hat to me). If hardcore fans didn’t like TLJ, they probably know that Solo has nothing to do with it. IX’s performance will be a better indicator of the true response to VIII. I think the “boycott Soylo” group is a pretty minor demo, especially considering most of those people probably saw it anyway.

As always with SW, the fact of the matter is most of the audience is made up of casual fans at best. For them I think the main reason is that they still see Star Wars as one single franchise, whereas something like Marvel is a combination of different franchises (which is to say nothing of the fact that Solo’s performance is roughly on par with most Marvel origin movies). I do think the five month gap probably hurt it, as people aren’t used to so much SW at once, and checked out when they felt this one was skippable.

TLJ is still in the home entertainment charts. I still don’t see this big polarising divide. Meanwhile Solo probably bombed because nobody wanted a Solo movie and most people were still watching Avengers 3 or Deadpool, things that general audiences were actually craving. It’s a bad release time and they should have known better.

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#1214052
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Disney has park exclusive stuff where they have Mickey and the gang as SW characters which is more recent.

Is that Donald Duck still a thing now though? Looks like it would weaken the purity of their brands. I get what you’re saying, but these are niche collectables rather than basic kitchen wear or furniture coverings. It’s a movie thing rather than …an icon of the silver screen or however they usually put it.

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#1213983
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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There was such a mind boggling onslaught of TPM merchasdise, I’m surprised there wasn’t one. Jar Jar made it into bathroom accessories, but I guess nobody wanted a sith lord toothbrush holder or soap dispenser?
Unless crime syndicates are secretly giving the Empire a cut to keep out of their affairs, I can’t see Vader having anything to do with them.

Oh sure in 1999, I just mean like now. Today there are still new Vader and R2D2 things going strong. Household names that people know when they might not have seen a single movie.

As for the cameo I mean I guess it doesn’t have to make sense. Qi’ra can just be the new secret apprentice. Or the new Emporer’s Hand. Or something else dumb.