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#1331089
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How do you feel about Star Wars being re-titled A New Hope in 1981?
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ray_afraid said:

ChainsawAsh said:

The Princess of Alderaan would have been such a better title…

I’ve seen that passed around, & I disagree.
If Leia was the main character, maybe. But it’s clearly Luke’s story.
(Also, the aping of Edgar Rice Burroughs is right on the nose. Dunno If I hate that or love it.)

Leia may not be the main character, but she sets things in motion, and keep them in motion. She’s basically giving (direct and indirect) orders to the male characters throughout the movie!

For a less Burroughsian title, I suggest The Rebel Princess. I think it goes well with the other titles in the trilogy, said trilogy being about the Jedi, the Empire, the Rebels, and a Princess…

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#1318939
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Most disappointing: The ending of TFA. That ridiculous swirling helicopter shot. As if it sets up something important for the next episode. But how can you follow that sort of empty cliffhanger? What is there to tell that will surprise the audience?

Most satisfying: The tossing of the lightsaber.

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#1318529
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Am I the only one being uncomfortable with Poe and the team stealing desert skiffs from good people having a party? Couldn’t they have asked for help? Couldn’t Lando, being already there incognito with a vehicle, have given them a ride? What’s the point of Lando, after a call from Leia, checking on the team? Isn’t it somewhat paternalistic?

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#1316841
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Back to the topic: there’s so much aspects of the movie that I found disappointing, so I don’t know what the most is, but what I would have liked to see at the beginning of the movie is Rey building her own lightsaber (the one we see at the end of the movie), using parts (the Kyber crystal!) salvaged from Anakin’s lightsaber (which got torn apart in the previous movie). She has the ancient texts, she would have known how to build one, and it should have been part of her training. It would have been ultimately cool to see her fight with an orange blade. (Seeing her ignite her new lightsaber for no reason at the end of the movie is just fan service)

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#1316472
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About TROS (SPOILERS)
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Mocata said:

theprequelsrule said:

Yavoth said:

I like the “force Skype”, as it was called above, especially with various objects jumping between Rey’s and Kylo’s surroundings.

Wait…are you saying The Force can now instantaneously teleport objects?

It did in TLJ as well.

Just some drops of water on Kylo’s hand. Bue were they real or just a feeling?

The Force Skype in TLJ is pure cinema, the movie use a basic editing principle to convey an idea, a concept. That’s the beauty of it: the movie show Rey & Kylo communicating, but doesn’t explain how it happens, what is real and what is not, and thus preserve the mystery of the Force. Are they present in both spaces simultaneously, or is it just all in their minds? For me, how it plays, it’s obviously all in their minds.

TROS on the other hand has the literal interpretation of the Force Skype, as a physical manifestation, both Rey & Kylo being physically present in each other space. I didn’t like it at all, and find it so mundane, like a magician trick, where in TLJ it was a truly poetic idea.

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#1315959
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Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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It primarily has to make sense to the people that watch the movie. If it doesn’t look like the burnt guy we saw earlier on, if we can’t recognize him, the movie makers have failed at story telling.

Star Wars is not an historical documentary about the GFFA, it’s a fairy tale that is maybe somewhat based on true facts. Like all fairy tales, entertainment is more important than the truth!

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#1315200
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Broom Kid said:

That’s why I said “accompanying” it. I know it wasn’t on the disc, but thank you for the correction. Any isolated score inclusion, on-disc or not, that accompanies this set’s release, is welcomed, and would earn my purchase of this set by itself.

I’m still puzzled as to why it wasn’t included on the disc. And frustrated that it wasn’t available at all outside the US! It would be a very cool bonus to have isolated scores on the 9 movies, but as it is something that happens less and less on home video releases…