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Stardust1138

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#1404139
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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jedi_bendu said:

Stardust1138 said:

I’ll add another unpopular opinion.

Despite how I feel about The Rise of Skywalker I think the more I come to the conclusion if Rey had stayed “Rey Random” then declared herself a Skywalker I might be a bit more forgiving and able to accept the film more.

Honestly, I’d prefer she accepted herself as “just Rey” - that’s powerful - although finding an ‘adoptive family’ of sorts after discovering that your biological parents abandoned you is a good message to send too.

Yes, exactly. That’s how I see it in it a way. I think I just needed to see her biological family to let go of her being a Skywalker/Solowalker as George intended. As once we saw the vision of her parents I was ready to accept and let go.

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#1403404
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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fmalover said:

I, on the other hand, don’t understand why everyone loves that final confrontation between Maul and Kenobi. Maul obsessed with picking a fight with Kenobi was such a waste of a story arc.

Star Wars Rebels is probably the worst of the Disney era.

I think a lot of it has to do with the underlying subtle nuances of their fight. Maul tries to kill Obi-Wan with the same move he used on Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan grew and rose above by catching on but Maul stayed the same. There’s a lot of mirroring and poetry within their fight and the aftermath.

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#1401930
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Lucasfilm Games
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Lucasfilm’s legacy in gaming stretches back decades. And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games — developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future. To mark this new era, Lucasfilm Games has launched social channels on Twitter (@LucasfilmGames) and Facebook (@LucasfilmGames), which will deliver breaking news and more directly to fans. You can watch a special sizzle reel celebrating the history of games from Lucasfilm below; the Lucasfilm Games logo, featured above, will appear in all future Lucasfilm Games titles.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Lucasfilm Games!

Story:

https://www.starwars.com/news/lucasfilm-games

Video:

https://youtu.be/sKVWJNa3uqE

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#1401625
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Last movie seen
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jedi_bendu said:

I’ve a fond memory of seeing North by Northwest in the cinema for the first time. (A few years ago, not 1959) The films you see in the big screen surely have a bigger impact on you. So many iconic scenes! Needs a rewatch I think.

Haha, definitely! So many iconic scenes indeed. I especially liked the quieter moments when they were on the train together and he was hiding. Such subtle humour!

I’m also glad you enjoyed Your Name. It’s really good. I need to watch it again I think though to fully get it. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington I only vaguely remember seeing it when in school. I’d be very curious to how it goes now. I’ll definitely have to check out A Silent Voice. I really want to get more into anime. I’ve only ever watched Pokemon and a couple of the more commercially popular franchises.

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#1400618
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Return of the Jedi: The "Lightman" Mystery
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jedi_bendu said:

Well, I’ve found something.

Courtesy of my cousin, one of my christmas gifts was ‘The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983’ by Paul Duncan. I was just reading through it and came across this photo; as it’s from LFL archives, I doubt I’ll find it online, so I took a photo of it.

The caption for the image reads: “Han, Luke, and Chewbacca surrounded by Gamorrean guards. In the background right a man-in-lights walks by, as reference for the Lava Man creature, which was not included in the movie.”

So, it’s a ‘lava man’. They MUST have had concept art for that… what the hell does a creature made out of lava look like??

That’s really cool.

And …

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#1400519
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Opinions Change
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imperialscum said:

Stardust1138 said:

See J.W. Rinzler’s conversation with Rick Worley for more details.

https://youtu.be/nD5FqAJf3T0

Great interview, thanks for sharing.

Stardust1138 said:

George had nearly all of The Empire Strikes Back written before Lawerence Kasdan polished it up. See J.W.

Well that was already known and Rinzler discussed it in detail in his book. Even Kasdan basically confirmed that by saying: “The structure of the story was all there–it was the skeleton for a movie. What was needed was the flesh and the muscle.”

My pleasure!

Absolutely. Unfortunately though not many people realise just how much George contributed to it. There’s a lot of misinformation out there.

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#1399643
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Opinions Change
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“It’s not deliberately camp. I made the film in a 1930s style. It’s based on a Saturday matinee serial from the 1930s, so the acting style is very 30s, very theatrical, very old-fashioned. Method acting came in in the 1950s and is very predominant today. I prefer to use the old style. People take it different ways, depending on their sophistication.”

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2002/may/16/artsfeatures.starwars

It’s supposed to be musical and designed in lyrical tone. Star Wars dialogue with George was always designed to be like old cinema.

And to clear up a couple of misconceptions.

George had nearly all of The Empire Strikes Back written before Lawerence Kasdan polished it up. See J.W. Rinzler’s conversation with Rick Worley for more details.

https://youtu.be/nD5FqAJf3T0

Harrison Ford may have had misgivings about the dialogue but he did think it worked. He said as much to Time back in 1977. You can see the quote on Mike Klimo’s Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW5ZBJogast/?igshid=12uundmrs6kxg

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#1397979
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George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy
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Whose to say they’re seperate treatments? They could be part of the same story treatment as the Whills storyline but he didn’t feel the need to address it further since he already discussed it with James Cameron.

Paul Duncan also addressed this indirectly with Rick Worley when he said that he looked to ask George new questions instead of ones that already had answers.

This new information is only a fraction of a greater whole as we still don’t have information about the grandchildren, Han’s role in Episode VII other than he dies, and loads more. The book also has more information than has been shared on the internet. So we’re only seeing a broader picture of the story.

The only really “contradictory” thing he seems to have stated over the years with the Sequels is Luke would have a love interest but even that hasn’t been confirmed or denied to be a thing. Nothing else he’s said really contradicts any of his other Sequel ideas as we just don’t know all the details. He’s a creative though. Creatives change their mind.

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#1397653
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Opinions Change
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Films:

I grew up with the Prequels and Originals simultaneously. I did go through a period of time where I listened to the critics with regards to the Prequels as it was hard not to as it used to be everywhere but over time I realised I shouldn’t let others define what I can and can’t love. For the record I love them. They’re my favourites and that’s okay. They’ve only grown in enjoyment as I’m older and can see all the layers and hard work George and team put into them. The Originals are equally my Star Wars and I love them too. Luke and Anakin for that matter were always my favourite characters. The Original Trilogy is timeless. I can’t quite explain but every time I see Binary Sunset I feel just like Luke. Anakin’s redemption is a beautiful act of love. Simply put the two trilogies tell a beautiful story that feels complete yet has room to further the story.

And so it eventually happened but not with George’s treatments but a story Disney decided to tell.

The Force Awakens - I really liked it a lot. I realised it was a modern spin on the classical story motif of the previous six films but I still really liked it and even loved certain things like Rey. I did wish there were more of an original story, designs, and better world building but I was sure that would come in the subsequent films and we’d get satisfying answers to the questions raised.

In retrospect, I can’t watch it. The film does nothing for me. It feels like a corporate remake to appease the fans. I want to like it but I just can’t get into it.

The Last Jedi - I liked it but I didn’t love it. I was very overwhelmed and burnt out by the time of Crait that I was ready for it to be over. It had beautiful cinematography, interesting new ways of using the Force, and some fun and interesting moments like the fathier chase and Rey and Ben/Kylo’s relationship. I thought going in they’d have a relationship of some kind but more likely as siblings who represent the two sides of Anakin’s legacy to eventually team up to bring Balance to the Force. That didn’t entirely happen. I had a lot of issues. Namely with the non Star Warsy humour, tension being immediately undercut by a joke, Luke tossing the lightsaber, Yoda lighting the tree on fire, Rey Nobody as we’ve always had nobodies as Force sensitive and Jedi, Snoke being a Nobody because it undercuts the significance of him separating our heroes and turning Ben to the Dark Side, meta commentary, non Star Warsy dialogue, and quite a bit more.

In retrospect, I still have many of the same issues with it as it breaks a lot of lore and canon (as do all these trilogy films) but I really like it more now and consider it to be one of the better Disney era films. It’s beautifully made in most ways and has some interesting ideas. It took some chances and some of them land. It at least tried something different to a certain extent but it came at the expense of the saga as a whole. (So did The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker to be fair.)

I don’t love the portrayal of Luke but I don’t hate it either. I can go both ways. I think it would’ve been better if we saw him get the way. A very big problem I find with this trilogy is we don’t get to see any of the interesting things as they’re pushed to the backstory for Rebels 2.0 versus Empire 2.0.

The Rise of Skywalker - I had fun the first viewing. I definitely felt uncomfortable with Rey being a Palpatine but I just rolled with it. I didn’t like her declaring herself a Skywalker but I think I would’ve liked it more if she were still random and did so after we see her parents leave her on Jakku. That may have worked a little better.

In retrospect, I’ve only seen it once all the way through honestly. So I don’t think it’s fair to give a full on opinion. I will say though I don’t like it but I don’t hate it either. It has some highlights like Luke and Leia training together (so long as I don’t consider context) but it also has lots of problems with pacing and macguffins.

Rogue One - I enjoyed it but didn’t love it. I loved Chirrut and Jedha, the introduction, and some other things. I honestly didn’t really take much time to know what to think of it as I was so busy thinking about what would happen in Episode VIII and IX.

In retrospect, it’s my favourite of the Disney era. I love how it expands the lore but respects what came before it as it has references to both the Prequels and Originals. It captures the spirituality with the Force through Chirrut and Jedha that unlike the other Disney films feels right in line with George’s six films. The others seem to lean more heavily towards the Han Solo side of the stories. It has really good characters, fantastic cinematography and world building, and all around gives the opening crawl of A New Hope an interesting story to link up to. I’m still not interested in the CGI characters but it’s a minor nitpick compared to everything else offered in the film.

Solo - It was okay. I didn’t hate it or love it. It was okay. It had some good moments. However it also felt too topical and modern at times. I liked Qi’ra a lot though.

In retrospect, I feel the same way about it as I did when I first saw it.

TV Shows:

The Clone Wars - I’ve not watched every episode but I love everything I have seen. I especially enjoyed the Mortis Arc, Yoda Arc, and The Heroes on Both Sides Arc.

The Mandalorian - I’ve not watched it.

Rebels - I liked it then and I like it now. I especially enjoy when it delves into the Force and Darth Maul.

Resistance - I’ve not watched.

All and all, I’m trying to learn to seperate Disney Star Wars and George Lucas Star Wars. It will never be the same for me. I’ll always prefer George’s story but I’d like to hope I get to a point where I can enjoy the Disney era. It’s hard to do though when everything relies heavily on nostalgia and member berries. It feels more corporate now instead of being made with a vision and for the desire to tell stories. I’m happy to see Mandalorian do well and I may give it a chance at some point but I’m not ready. I’m burnt out by Disney Star Wars.

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#1396848
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A New Hope - If you could add a scene of the emperor, where would you add it & what would it be?
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I think here because it gives us a sense of time passing from leaving the Jundland Wastes to their arrival at Ben’s hut. It’s also before Tarkin comes to the conference room and announces that he’s just got word from the Emperor the senate has been dissolved. It gives us a chance to see that happen and possibly hear word about the missing Death Star plans.

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#1396803
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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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Mocata, I honestly like it and the connection in theory. I’m not sure the execution is great but it’s good being able to draw more lines between the two trilogies.

Servii, it’s never too late.

http://www.completewermosguide.com/huttese.html

http://www.completewermosguide.com/huttdictionary.html

ATMachine, haha! It means “this will be the end of you”!