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#1294104
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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OutboundFlight said:

There’s a shot of some red laser exploding into a rock (after the “evil Threepio” shot) that could be “Starkiller II”. That would be a shame.

Besides that though I personally enjoyed the trailer. But I’m near certain Evil Rey is a force vision. The marketing is pushing the final battle to be Kylo and Rey (with a blue saber) on the Falcon in the rain. They show a shot of it in the trailer, and Rey very clearly is on the light side.

I think that from these clips Starkiller II and Evil Rey Vision are both certain.

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#1294020
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

In an odd way I kinda like the cartoony aspect, gives it an over-the-top pulpy feel.

In related news, apparently the image of Palpatine is actually a picture of a toy, or so that’s what people have deduced. If true that’s pretty funny.

Yeah https://twitter.com/AskCraigKenneth/status/1165614859209388032

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#1293984
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

Rotten Tomatoes, Cinemablend, and John Campea are some of the few people who tweeted about seeing it at the panel, and yeah I believe starwars.com mentioned it.

https://www.starwars.com/news/d23-expo-2019-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-highlights

Oh. Ohhh. I genuinely couldn’t tell if this was a joke rumour. I guess not…

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#1293906
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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oojason said:
At no point are there quotes from Rian Johnson in the article stating he ‘subverted’ anything.

Yeah I thought that too, sigh.

Omni said:

Maybe someone could enlighten me? From all of the discussion I’ve seen regarding TLJ, the fact that it’s a very different movie is usually a given, and… I don’t get it.

The things being different are the “unexpected” parts I think, like Rey not having Kenobi parents and Snoke dying instead of being a Palpatine clone etc.

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#1293904
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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SilverWook said:

Mocata said:

It was better as a random idea Darth Vader had since he was on Cloud City. They didn’t even know if it would kill Han or not. Now even the coffee table he was frozen in is the same. Like everything in these spin-offs it feels grey and muted but most of all fan servicey and boring instead of creative. I’d like to get excited seeing IG-88 but I can’t after Rogue One and Solo, because this is just more of that.

What is the coffee table used for the rest of the time then? It’s perfectly sized for most humanoid life forms. Why would it have hardware built in to show Han was alive and in perfect hibernation? TCW or not, I don’t think Vader pulled this idea out of thin air. The risk came from using the crude facility on Bespin.

Presumably it’s not used the rest of the time? Since the gas they produce or its storage is never seen we will never know. The life support thing I give you, but I think it’s more of an evil scheme than a sci-fi technology that makes real sense.

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#1293874
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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It was better as a random idea Darth Vader had since he was on Cloud City. They didn’t even know if it would kill Han or not. Now even the coffee table he was frozen in is the same. Like everything in these spin-offs it feels grey and muted but most of all fan servicey and boring instead of creative. I’d like to get excited seeing IG-88 but I can’t after Rogue One and Solo, because this is just more of that.

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#1293413
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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DrDre said:
They cooked up this idea, that the New Republic didn’t want to directly confront the FO, which seems reasonable enough, but it wasn’t really in the film. There was no face for the cowardice, and arrogance of the NR, and so the seemingly ineffectual NR was wiped out of existence before having an identity of its own. I think rather than have this sort of weak side plot, that ended in the destruction of SKB, the focus should have been put more on the growing tensions between Leia, and her supporters, and the leadership of the NR, repositioning her as the true leader on the good side, after having been demonized as the daughter of Darth Vader, and then have the movie end with the shocking destruction of the central system, validating Leia’s point of view. It also would have fiven Leia more of an arc. The scenes on SKB could still play out in the same way with Han’s death, and the duel, but the moment of Han’s death would coincide with the death of the NR. I guess it would be a bleak ending, but it would have raised the stakes, while the movie still ends with Rey finding Luke, as a hint of hope for the future.

That’s a fair assessment. I would have also changed the form of the SKB. Maybe have it be a conduit for energy that travels through hyperspace after which the beam could then emerge some vast distance away from a specialized capital ship. Instead of just another evil globe with no obvious new threat beyond having more laser power.

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#1293400
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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Rodney-2187 said:

Still, it’s all Star Wars. It just seems people talk about the Original Trilogy as some sort of sacred era of perfection before Disney came along and made all of this other stuff they don’t like. It’s as if they have deleted the Holiday Special, two Ewok movies, Ewok animated series, and Droids animated series all from their memories. Star Wars has always been about more than just the main saga movies, and The Last Jedi isn’t the first piece of Star Wars that some people haven’t liked.

Remember that time Attack of the Clones was derided by fans and then the next movie was a box office flop? Oh wait that never happened since casual viewers aren’t ever that discerning.

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#1293140
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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LexX said:

Mocata said:

Zuckuss is the alien not the droid.

Exactly, and it looks more like Zuckuss than 4-LOM.

Wait… you know I think this is a case of my mind seeing what it expected (in a droid trash heap) but on closer inspection it doesn’t look exactly like either of them?