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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread

Another nitpick I have is how odd it feels for Leia to have had a lightsaber, but chose to leave it with Luke all this time, and his Force ghost leads Rey to it so there can be two sabers in the finale without one having a red blade.

I would have preferred Rey to have started building her own saber earlier on as part of her training. Kylo could have still gotten the Graflex saber from Rey in the same manner, then we could see her use the saber she’d been working on for the first time.

Still, just another nitpick and as I said above, I continue to enjoy the movie very much.

<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *

Stunt Coordination - 9/19 (Saturday)

Cinematography - WIN

Costumes - Picard

Character Voice Over (T. Waititi) - Big Mouth (M. Rudolph)

Production Design - WIN

Single Camera Pictue Editing (x3) - Succession

Prosthetic Makeup - Picard

Music Composition - 9/19 (Saturday)

Outstanding Guest Actor (G. Esposito) - 9/19 (Saturday)

Outstanding Drama Series - 9/20 (Sunday ABC)

Sound Mixing - WIN

Sound Editing - WIN

Visual Effects - WIN

What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?

How often does everyone here marathon some/all of the movies?

I’ve found if I watch one, I have the overwhelming urge to watch the next one in the series soon after. I regularly watch them all in chronological order.

Once I even took the time to incorporate the animated series in their respective chronological order. It really added to my appreciation of how cohesive Star Wars truly is.

General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread

Tantive3+1 said:

Does Vader fundamentally misunderstand what it means to be a Jedi?

Did the Jedi Order fundamentally misunderstand what it meant to be a Jedi? They got lost in their own dogma and politics.

Qui-Gon and Ahsoka recognized something was wrong. Barriss too, but like Anakin, her pendulum swung too far in the opposite direction.

<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread

I recently purchased two new memory foam bean bag chairs for my movie room, and it’s always been a rule of mine since I was a kid that any new addition to my entertainment area must be broken in while watching a Star Wars movie before anything else.

I decided to go with the one I’ve seen the least (since it’s the newest) The Rise of Skywalker.

I do have some issues with it, but I still love it. I don’t think it’s odd that Palpatine returned, but announcing it in the crawl seems strange. I’d rather have seen exactly how he came back on screen, or have his return be a rumor that the characters don’t believe until they see him themselves, and figuring out how he did it becomes the answer to defeating him.

I preferred Rey being a nobody, but as I said before TRoS was released, her being related to someone does not negate the lessons she learned in The Last Jedi. (No one else can tell you who you are. Friends, family and mentors enrich our lives, but who we are comes from within, not from others.) I suppose this lesson does fit well with Leia telling Rey, "Never be afraid of who you are.” But I still liked the idea of her not being related to anyone.

Aside from that, there is overwhelmingly so much to enjoy. In my opinion the sequel trilogy not only fits well together, but fits well with the rest of the saga. I think people forget how much the passing of Carrie Fisher most likely changed what this movie would have been. All things considered, they handled it well.

It was so great to “take one last look, at my friends.” I enjoyed every single bit of fan service to the fullest extent. When Han says " I know," to Ben, it still gets me every time.

There isn’t any real sense of finality, but how could there be? That galaxy far, far away is still out there, and I’m sure we’ll eventually want to check in on what became of everyone and meet new people as well. (“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” - Orson Welles) I take comfort in the idea of Star Wars continuing on. I feel fortunate to have be among the generation to have lived though its beginning. I can’t wait to see what the next generation of Star Wars brings.

On side note, those bean bag chairs were great. They would be very easy to fall asleep in. Bean bag “technology” has come a long way since I last owned one. I highly recommend them.

The Force will be with you, always.

The Phantom Menace - anyone want to chat about TPM?

I wish Lucasfilm/Disney put on some sort of online Star Wars Celebration since the event was cancelled. Comic-Con had a great one with Comic-Con@Home. DC FanDome wasn’t bad either. There’s a ton of similar content on YouTube and Twitch. I was really looking forward to streaming Celebration this year.

That Phantom Menace panel was great. Time sure does fly.

Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020

I’m sure George’s ideas about Star Wars changed many times as he was making it over the years. How could they not? My own ideas about Star Wars have changed many times too. People make Star Wars their own, and in my opinion it’s that aspect that makes it suitable for absolutely anyone, regardless of intentions.