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#1453864
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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RicOlie_2 said:

To all y’all complaining about Dave Chappelle, keep in mind that humour usually involves making fun of people and it doesn’t make people anti-whatever-they’re-making-fun-of:

https://www.quora.com/What-s-the-deal-with-Dave-Chappelle-and-Netflix-recently

To all y’all complaining about complaining about Dave Chappelle, this is a blatant marketing stunt. Netflix is not exactly a socially conservative company, they wouldn’t have put this on their platform if that wasn’t the point. Fabricating a controversy = Very opinionated people watch a mediocre comedy routine they otherwise wouldn’t.

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#1453113
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Prequel Special Editions
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Servii said:

Padme was cut down because Natalie Portman was asking for more money than George wanted to give her, so I wouldn’t be surprised if most of this plotline went unfilmed.

Wait, really? Where did you hear that?

I guess I’m making assumptions. In 2017 there was a leak of an earlier draft of Revenge of the Sith where Padme had a much bigger role, but was cut down because Natalie Portman was asking for more money. Happened before with Anthony Daniels in ESB. But I don’t actually know that that has anything to do with the deleted scenes, or that anything from that draft was filmed, so I shouldn’t have made that assumption.

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#1452906
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Why Rogue One doesn't work well as a prequel to Star Wars
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I don’t know, I still feel like it’s definitely new for Star Wars that they’re trying to entertain us with Slasher Vader. We don’t see Slasher Vader in the OT, and it’s not a coincidence. They could’ve treated Hoth like the Rogue One hallway scene, but they don’t.

An important theme in the OT, which is somewhat continued in the PT and ST, is that the dark side isn’t badass. It isn’t spectacular. It’s deranged and pathetic. It’s definitely a little different that Rogue One and Mando focus on both heroes and villains murking mooks.

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#1452894
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Prequel Special Editions
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Do they? The only deleted scenes I can think of that actually improve the prequels are the Padme scenes from RotS. Giving her more agency is a good thing, but they don’t go anywhere. Maybe there could be more deleted scenes which give the Delegation of 2000 more purpose that we just haven’t seen, but I kind of doubt that. Padme was cut down because Natalie Portman was asking for more money than George wanted to give her, so I wouldn’t be surprised if most of this plotline went unfilmed.

Most of the other deleted scenes were cut for a reason. TPM and AotC are far better off without any of the deleted scenes (that we know about I suppose), and that’s including the ones that were re-inserted on re-releases. I feel like re-inserting deleted scenes would just be bloat.

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#1452245
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ESB or TESB?
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Bluto said:

Funny this thread should come up - I was just wondering this the other day. I’ve mostly called it ESB, probably because that seems to be the more common abbreviation, but realise this is inconsistent with the other films. For example, people tend to include the “T” in “TPM”, “TFA”, “TLJ” and “TROS”.

If searching on Google for things related to Empire, “ESB” is far more lucrative.

I think the reason why TPM, TFA, TLJ, and TRoS caught on where TESB did not is because the first four only have two words if you exclude grammatical particles, but the Empire Strikes Back has three. Same thing with A New Hope, because if you can exclude “the” you should be able to exclude “a”.

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#1450063
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What do you think of the <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong>? - a general discussion thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Omni said:

Yeah, not a flaw at all. Complaining about Carano’s firing should be a major red flag.

Strongly diasgree. What she said may have been really stupid but it wasn’t dangerous, and I’ve had with this cancel culture.

It’s not like she was fired because Disney didn’t like what she was saying, Lucasfilm chose not to re-hire her after her contract ran out because her transphobia made the lead actor not want to work with her.

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#1449729
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Why Rogue One doesn't work well as a prequel to Star Wars
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CarboniteSolo said:

Vader was only trying to get the plans that were stolen. All these people were in his way shooting at him, it’s either sit there and let the firing squad kill him, or mow them down with a lightsaber. I myself, in that situation would have done the same thing.

Because if he loses the plans, he has to face the Emperor and the consequences for failing.

Darth Vader’s a fictional character though, justifying a story decision with in-universe facts doesn’t work. The writers could have just not had that be the case.

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#1449728
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What do you think of the <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong>? - a general discussion thread
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oojason said:

Servii said:

It’s important to understand that, when it comes to liking or disliking a fictional space movie, morality has no bearing on a person’s opinion. Whether or not you like a space adventure movie says nothing about you as a human being, because it’s just a movie.

I remember after TLJ came out, and for the next couple years, there was a massive wave of articles by journalists that tried to either trivialize or vilify criticizers of the film. “It’s just Russian bots.” “It’s just a small group of racist trolls online.” “They’re not real fans, anyway. They’re just manbabies who don’t understand the true meaning of Star Wars.” I heard all of these repeatedly from journalists, with similar sentiments even being repeated by Lucasfilm employees. Of course, antagonizing your own customers is never a good idea, no matter how little you care about them. But the whole thing was so bizarre, I still can’t fully wrap my head around it.

That was because it was true (the part about Russian bots, trolls spammers - the racists, sexists and homophobes - we even had numbers of them on here). There is a massive disconnect between criticising and outing these fuckwits - and ‘antagonizing your own customers’, as you claim.

This is true, but it’s at least worth mentioning that there’s a vocal minority of trigger-happy ST fans who’ll happily lump valid criticism in with bad faith actors.

Cadavra said:

Then there’s the narrative problem: Luke dies with his major unfinished business—restoring the Jedi Order—unfulfilled and presumably transferred to Rey (only for Abrams to end the Saga with Rey not doing anything about it either). That’s an inexcusable, inexplicable omission, a failure to deliver on perfectly-rational fan expectations, and one major point on which the old Expanded Universe will always have an edge over Disney canon.

This is the one thing I think TLJ did to screw over Episode 9, Luke probably should have lived. Whatever. I kind of think this was a Bob Iger or Kathleen Kennedy decision, the higher ups wanted each ST movie to be dedicated to one of the OT trio, and it’s an interesting coincidence that each one dies in “their” movie. Not that this is a defense of TLJ killing off Luke, but it’s interesting and worth mentioning.

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#1449727
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RocketJump's Video on Star Wars &quot;being saved in the edit&quot; is Literally a Lie <em>(*no, it is not)</em>
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oojason said:

Stardust1138 said:

Marcia Lucas spoke about this in Jonathan Rinzler’s Howard Kazanjian book. She debunks the narrative that she is the sole reason for “saving” the film.

Many of us on here are aware of the downplaying or ignoring of Marcia Lucas’ contributions to the films in the official Star Wars history - and applaud content which illustrates and highlights her input - along with the input and work of others too… yet there is now a narrative where she is the sole reason for ‘saving’ the film? And the above words debunked that narrative? Huh.

Come on man, I know you’ve heard this before. This isn’t new to you.

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#1449319
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Why Rogue One doesn't work well as a prequel to Star Wars
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I’ve never been a huge fan of the hallway scene. It’s always come off to me like that’s not something Vader would do, never in the OT does he go around chopping up Rebels with his lightsaber. He doesn’t slice and dice Echo Base, and 15 minutes after Rogue One he doesn’t hallway scene the Tantive IV a second time. The Sith most likely to do that feels like Maul. Vader is a military guy, Palpatine is a politician, Dooku is somewhere in between those two. Maul is the deranged serial killer who’d chop up a room of rebels.