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#1143180
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Anjohan said:

Ryan said:
They tried making Luke into a Yoda character who goofed around. But it was just terrible.

No, they didn’t? How and when did he goof around? Drinking milk? Eating fish? How is that goofing? It’s his day of life. It’s his nutrition. It’s not like he played Poker every night or took a piss off the cliff or had dancing lessons with Porgs. He has been in his own world for years now, and is living like Yoda - but not by being him. Luke is not paticularly wise or level headed. He is angry and annoyed and hateful, both at himself but also at the cards he has been dealt in his life.

The worst thing is I love the original Luke Lightsaber. And in The Last Jedi, Luke just tosses it away like he’s in an SNL skit. They didn’t just ruin Luke’s character, but now when watching the Original Trilogy, I’ll never get out of my head of Luke just tossing that Lightsaber like in the trash.

So they ruined Luke’s character because he tossed away his old saber? The saber he lost when his own father cut of his hand, after the revelation that said father was one of the most cruel men in the galaxy? How does that ruin his character?

I surprised how they apparently killed Snoke. I was thinking he’d be like the Emperor in VI and copy the themes in VI for Episode IX.

Exactly the point. EVERYONE thought Snoke was the Emperor V2. And after the predictable A New Hope mess that was The Force Awakens, Rian Johnson took this character - that served his purpose by the end - and turned it on its head. Nobody expected it. Nobody expected Kylo Ren to become the new bad. We are so used to The Emperor and the apprentice redemption arc, that Rian fooled us - and he fooled us good, to the benefit of the story.

The impression I got of Luke is he is a hokey character kind of like Yoda was when we first saw him. But I just don’t think it worked well. It’s not what I was wanting for Luke post-Jedi.

I wanted Luke to be more of a badass type character kind of like we got in some of those Legends stuff.

I plan on seeing it again next week. I’m really don’t like the movie, but I do think it was put together a lot better than The Force Awakens. So maybe over time I’ll get more used the The Last Jedi, and hopefully I can ignore the Disney crap to still be able to enjoy the Original Trilogy.

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#1143155
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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moviefreakedmind said:

George supposedly crunched the numbers on what it would cost to restore both versions when he was preparing for the DVDs, but Fox pushed him hard enough that he decided to rush out a cheap transfer of only the SEs (hence the Lowry project). That’s coming from the Steve Hoffman Forums guy that worked on it. That may just be his way of explaining why the work was so subpar, but sounds legitimate since George was so adamant about waiting until 2006 to release Star Wars on DVD at all.

Actually the Original Trilogy was released on DVD in 2004. Which I have to say is the first time I had watched the Original Trilogy since VHS/TV in the 80’s. I remember being shocked when Luke said “Clone Wars”.

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#1143144
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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The prequels are terrible movies. And I even knew that back at the time even though most people seemed to love them at the time. But the terrible prequels never RUINED the Original Trilogy for me.

But I hate these new Disney Star Wars movies that they are actually ruining the Original Trilogy. I just don’t even really feel like watching the Original Trilogy anymore.

I hated The Force Awakens, and was really hoping they’d redeem themselves with The Last Jedi to kind of make up for it. But no, they’ve ruined the Luke Skywalker character and turned his Lightsaber into a joke prop.

I’m just really disgusted. I really wish Lucas had just stayed on and overseen the new trilogy like he did with Empire and Jedi.

I didn’t like they were bringing back the original characters, but changed my mind expecting to get some bad ass Luke Skywalker Lightsaber battles, etc. But no, we didn’t get any of that. Just Luke acting like a joke tossing his Lightsaber into the trash and drinking the milk he squirted out of a tit and went fishing.

I think I’m just not caring about Star Wars anymore. i.e. not worth the effort anymore.

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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I hated The Force Awakens. It was not just a terrible Star Wars movie. But also a terribly put together movie in general, i.e. story not making sense, editing and directing. But really hated the story. I’ve watched The Force awakens like 4 times, and I cringe the whole time. It actually makes me a little sick to watch it.

The Last Jedi I think it “technically” a better movie than The Force Awakens. But is a terrible Star Wars movie. I hate the story and now I know when Mark Hamill said he didn’t like what direction they took Luke Skywalker in.

They tried making Luke into a Yoda character who goofed around. But it was just terrible.

The worst thing is I love the original Luke Lightsaber. And in The Last Jedi, Luke just tosses it away like he’s in an SNL skit. They didn’t just ruin Luke’s character, but now when watching the Original Trilogy, I’ll never get out of my head of Luke just tossing that Lightsaber like in the trash.

I surprised how they apparently killed Snoke. I was thinking he’d be like the Emperor in VI and copy the themes in VI for Episode IX.