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#1162235
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How many 'Bad' Star Wars movies could you take before you check out?
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A new SW movie, to me, it’s like listening to the new album of a band I love: I have to, at least, give it a listen, even if I didn’t love EVERY previous albums. I still like the idea of watching a new Star Wars movie and it’s more than enough for me to buy my ticket even when I’m not too crazy about the synopsis (Solo…)
Although, I think that, with the years, I tend to rewatch less often new movies in general (except when I’m making fanedits, of course!). So I’m NOT making them “iconic” to me anymore. They are just movies, without nostalgia attachment, maybe with less passion as before too. But it’s not because they are bad, it’s because I simply care less. I still find interesting and sometime even moving to follow the stories of a world I was so passionate about (and that I still love) but it simply can’t be the same as before.
(That being said: The Last Jedi was very good and it totaly works for me as a worthy SW sequel!)

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#1159215
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I think the “angular” aspect of the characters in CG Clone Wars was strange at first but in the end worked better for me than the “muppet” aspect of Rebels (the CG also got better and better all along the seasons). The work on the colors and the lightning also was amazing. (rebels have the advantage to have nice backgrounds inspired by Ian Macquarrie but it’s not enough to make it look better to me).

The stories were also more diverse and a lot crazier than most of the episodes of Rebels where you just follow a band of rebels in a ship doing mission after mission that just lead them to be in contact with the rebellion. It’s nice and all, but Clone Wars had a fucking planet set in another spacetime where lives a “father” figure that keeps the balance of the Force in order…
We visit the home world of the Sith, where Yoda meets the ghost of Darth Bane…
We have episodes with Tarkin and Ackbar on Mon Calamary, we have trilogies of Episodes about Obi-Wan’s romance or about the war, we have Episodes for kids, we have Episodes centered on the bad guys, on the underground world, etc…
There are also interesting things in Rebels like the Bendu character and some others things, but CW was just more interesting overall, even if I can understand that it could be seen as sometimes too crazy.
As a dude who grew up with the OT I should prefer Rebels, but nope. The Clone Wars, even with its prequels world, was simply more entertaining to me.

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#1159134
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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In fact a 2001 french movie called Vidocq was "the first major fantasy film to be released that was shot entirely with digital cinematography, using a Sony HDW-F900 CineAlta camera."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidocq_(2001_film)

Of course no one deny Lucas was the most innovative guy around about that kind technology, but AOTC was beaten by the director of Catwoman…! 😉

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#1141546
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Star Wars Saga: Silent Film Edition
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Bingowings said:

Looking forward to a Rogue One installment. Please say it will happen.

I don’t think I’m going to do the “Star Wars Stories” movies.
But here is the Force Awakens Silent fanedit that I just released.
(There are still some few typos and capitalization issues that will be corrected in a couple of days.)
Enjoy.

https://vimeo.com/245593552

(And does someone have news about Ripplin? He didn’t come on the site since october I think.)

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#1098041
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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As everyone here, I watched ESB countless times since I’m 8 years old (now 42…), I made two fanedits using this movie, so I know every shot by heart, and yet… beside the obvious new moving spaceships, engines and creatures, I have to say that everything is so seamlessly integrated that I didn’t really pay attention to it (exept having the feeling that everything is beautiful, of course). It’s not just that it’s technically great. It is that it respects the design and overall style of Star Wars.
Special thumbs up for the new “matte paintings” on Hoth. Jaw dropping without being distracting.
That’s the work of a lifetime, right here.

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#997899
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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Tobar said:

Also, it was very obvious who they were talking about in this latest episode.

In the trailer for season 3 we see two or three shots of a Sith like cloaked ghost fighting against Ezra and Kanan, and since all I’m waiting for in Rebels is a hint about Snoke I was prompted to think Maul talked about something evil that he sees in the Holocron, while Ezra is seeing something else.
Obviously the “Two suns” line is a BIG hint at Obi-Wan. There are all the chances in the world that Maul also saw Obi-Wan, it’s the obvious interpretation, indeed. But secretely I hope he saw something else…
As much as it is logical to have Maul and Obi-Wan confronting again, I feel like the Obi-Wan alive by the time of Rebels should be the hermit we know in Episode 4 and not a Jedi fighting old clone wars threats.

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#997160
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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Jeebus said:

TMBTM said:

My thoughts about episode 2 of season 3 and my predictions for the following episodes.

(spoilers right here… if I’m right, of course!)

The person Maul is talking about at the end (“He lives!!!”) will be Snoke.
But Snoke will only be a ghost and will not look like the Snoke in Episode 7.
Maybe we will not even know his name at all.
At one point he will take possession of Ezra’s body and will be known as Snoke.
So for now I think the theory about Snoke “being” Ezra is true, from a certain point of view.
I would had that it also could be a reason about why Snoke is a CG character. Since Ezra is a CG character maybe they thought it would be logical to also make Snoke CG. (Honestly I think they look alike, kind of.)
I don’t see Rebels finishing with a “simple” death of Ezra. It needs to be something that serves a purpose.

No, I think it’s pretty clear that he was talking about Obi-Wan. Ezra was looking for the key to destroying the Sith, and he says that he sees “twin suns,” most likely referring to Tatooine. They were looking for different things, but they both saw Tatooine. That’s why at the end Ezra says he wasn’t sure if he was seeing what he wanted or what Maul wanted.

EDIT: I just read another interpretation. Perhaps Ezra said “twin sons”, which could be referring to Maul’s arc in TCW. Maybe Maul was talking about either Savage (I still hate that name, but it’s not like Sidious is a stroke of creative genius either) or Sidious.

Those interpretations are indeed more plausible. Thanks for the heads up on the “two suns” line.
Maul and Obi needs to have a last confrontation for sure and I don’t think it should be done in movies since for the audience who does not follow the “new expanded universe” (or whatever it is called now) Maul is dead. There’re too much things to catch up or to explain in a opening crawl, IMO. So, yes, the Rebels series could be the place for it.

But I still stand that nothing good will happen to Ezra. That little, non-charismatic, annoying character, needs to turn evil or be possessed by an evil force somehow. Or he really serves no purpose in the Star Wars Universe.

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#997027
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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My thoughts about episode 2 of season 3 and my predictions for the following episodes.

(spoilers right here… if I’m right, of course!)

The person Maul is talking about at the end (“He lives!!!”) will be Snoke.
But Snoke will only be a ghost and will not look like the Snoke in Episode 7.
Maybe we will not even know his name at all.
At one point he will take possession of Ezra’s body and will be known as Snoke.
So for now I think the theory about Snoke “being” Ezra is true, from a certain point of view.
I would had that it also could be a reason about why Snoke is a CG character. Since Ezra is a CG character maybe they thought it would be logical to also make Snoke CG. (Honestly I think they look alike, kind of.)
I don’t see Rebels finishing with a “simple” death of Ezra. It needs to be something that serves a purpose.

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#912426
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What Didn't You Like About ROTS?
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It’s odd but what I don’t like the most in ROTS is the fact that it tells everything I wanted to see on screen during the 3 prequels BUT fails to make it happen on a single movie. Everything is either too rushed or weirdly paced (and dialogues are atrocious).
This movie is upseting not only because it is bad itslef, but because it remembers me all the screentime spent for nothing in episode 1 and 2.

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#910651
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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The scene with Luke is at the same time the logical conclusion to TFA: “Luke has vanished” now we found him, AND it is also a “cliffhanger” in the way that the audience does not know how Luke will react to Rey giving him the lightsaber.

Everyone assume that he will train Rey, but she just comes to give him the lightsaber and maybe ask him for help.
So, we have one character that is not really asking to be trained, IMO (and who does not even seem to be in need to be trained anyway! Maybe just to control her power better), and a character who have good reasons to not train anyone anymore…

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#902298
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Could &quot;Force Vision&quot; explain how Leia knows what her mother looks like? Discussion
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timemeddler said:

I assume they’ve invented photographs in star wars.

Moving photographs are to be seen in EP II’s deleted scene in Padme’s room on Naboo. (that said most deleted scene are not canon, it’s a grey area). There are photographs also in Rebels. (funnily there look like hand drawn cartoon)

The question would be: is it or not canon that Leia knows she was adopted before Luke told her the truth? As far as I know it is not canon for now. So we can only assume that Leia is refering to her adoptive mother (because when Luke asks her she should still believe that she’s her real mother. We don’t know if Bail told her the truth). End of debate for me unless there is something that contradicts that. One can always wondering about photographs or Force visions or anything else, but if we stick to what is told, then the logical thing is that she’s just talking about her adoptive mother. It’s just that Luke is turning his question from his point of view (from what HE knows) when he asks about her “real” mother.

But yes, it’s a problem with Lucas. Originaly she’d lived with her mother for two years before she’s adopted.

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#899451
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In what ways did TFA completely nail it, either in terms of filmmaking or in terms of continuity? SPOILERS
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TV’s Frink said:

NeverarGreat said:

We briefly see food in all 3 OT films. Obviously in the dinner scene of ANH, then Luke eats some food out of a tin on Dagobah and later at Yoda’s hut, and there is some food on the table at Cloud City. After that we get Jabba eating a frog thing and the crackers Leia gives to Wikket. That’s all that I can think of.

Is this the “food in the ot” thread?

That kind of little frog thing Jabba is eating after OOla’s death in ROTJ looks yummy.
(of course maybe it’s because I’m french) 😉

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#898706
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Tobar said:

You guys are putting far too much stock into such a baseless rumor. There’ve been no official reports and none of the movie news sites I follow have made a peep about it.

That’s exactely why I said that making a younger Han Solo (or at least casting an actor who is 10 years younger than Ford was in 77) for his standalone movie makes it doubtful that they’d use that actor for a cameo in Rogue One.
But if they really want it, there are plenty of ways to have a Solo cameo. All they need is having solo not knowing about the Death Star.

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#898005
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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hydrospanner said:

Is anyone else concerned that apparently the reason why the reason they are already narrowing down the casting is for a cameo in Rogue One? I don’t see where Han Solo would fit into a story revolving around stealing the Death Star plans.

Easy:
Rebels crew need some equipment and more men for the mission. They go to Jabba’s palace to hire some “talents” and buy some technical things. They Meet Han Solo who declines the mission because they don’t want to tell him what it’s all about and because Jabba already gave him a mission anyway (Chewie’s roars of approval to end the scene and here’s your cameo!)

EDIT: my problem is that they want to make a younger Han Solo and Rogue One, as far as I know, is set right before Episode 4.

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#896420
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Supreme Leader Snoke: Origins
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TavorX said:

I thought Holocrons stored recordings and other information. Snoke clearly isn’t a recording since he’s talking about real time events in TFA to both Kylo Ren and Hux.

If it works like Jor-El/Kal-El in Superman, then Snoke could be someone who’s dead. I just think it would be a bit convoluted. But not 100% impossible.
He could also be a Force Ghost, but in this case why using a hologram and not just appearing as a ghost? (to hide the fact he’s a ghost? Convoluted, also)
So, for now and until we have more proofs, I just think about Snoke as someone who is alive.
Probably Plagueis (to somehow wrap the whole saga. I’m all for it).

My biggest fear would be that Snoke is Rey’s father (he only looks weird because of his injuries. He looks to me like he could be a human). If it’s the case then Episode VIII will somehow plays along the lines of Empire, like TFA played with ANH. And I want Episode VIII to tell us something as new and fresh as possible. ANOTHER family reveal, no thanks.
EDIT: that’s said, it would maybe be more intersting than if she’s Luke’s daughter.

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#896239
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ZkinandBonez said:

Any thoughts on this?
http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2016/01/disney-and-lucasfilm-narrow-their-search-for-a-young-han-solo-shortlist-revealed.html
They’ve apparently narrowed it down to about a dozen actors, but this article only showed eight of them.

Can’t say I’m personally too impressed, but then again it’s hard to judge any of them based on just these pictures (also I haven’t a clue who any of these guys are). As far a appearances go the last guy was the only one I though looked somewhat like Harrison Ford.

Anthony Ingruber put this message on facebook 16h ago: “I cant keep refreshing my feed fast enough to keep up with all the amazing messages. I dont know whats gonna happen with Han Solo but im so grateful to all of you!”
So my question is… if he was not on the “final 12” do you think he would post such a facebook message?

Honnestly if Ingruber is not cast it will be hard for this movie to interest me much, unless the first trailer is jaw-droppingly amazing.
(I guess the guy from the 8 names that looks (kinda) the part the most to me is Ansel Elgort.)