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#1326350
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Star Wars: <em>Prologue &amp; Epilogue</em>
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The prequels also mention pre-destiny and premonitions of the future, in this way I think not only can you use flashbacks to prequel moments in the epilogue, but ominous flashforwards in the prologue. This could also help solve the “save the reveal” while not omitting key scenes you really want to show, you can decide what surprises to prepare people for early and later resolve hanging questions that show for example Anakin fall to the dark side and become Vader as Kylo is redeemed.

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#1326349
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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With an abundance of content it all evens out, spiritually is it less “special” in the same way? People have said as much after ROTJ and ewok adventures and each prequel. In time maybe those glimmers within TROS can be appreciated, but only by those who are open to it. For me it really was the lack of cohesion in the end which couldn’t string enough of the same people along all the way from TFA to TROS, will Mando take it as many years in seasons with the same level of captive attention? With an over-saturated market is the drop off comparatively worse? I think beyond superhero and Star Wars fatigue there is general blockbuster fatigue. Even a bad Terminator sequel feels associated with a general cultural reputation that in this sub category of franchise sequel/reboots (with or without returning original cast), the good ones are the exception and not the rule.

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#1326221
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George's museum - the 'Lucas Museum of Narrative Art' (in LA, set to open in 2022)
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I just want to go to this thing, been hearing about it for the longest time. Too bad he couldn’t build it in Chicago like he wanted, but Lucas is no doubt a big picture guy and if you’ve ever been to any good art museum anywhere ever there’s really stellar things that can be done with that space to build an experience. Love the design concept for the building now let me go inside!

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#1326218
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Star Wars: <em>Prologue &amp; Epilogue</em>
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Call me crazy, but could this be, dare I say it, a 6-in-1? Maybe this is deviating from your ideal which might be to make 2 chapters to be viewed in a certain sequence, I’ve been grinding out my own prequel 3-in-1 and still finding it difficult to do any significant re-purposing due to lack of material, themes are abundant though and I love that you brought up Pulp Empire. I think you should follow that spirit, try to let each saga help the other. Many agree in the sequels Anakin is missing, with the prequels his story has a presence. Seems you can space out the scenes between each saga and have a lot more flexibility and leniency on missing details if it were combined. Just a thought.

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#1324770
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Nail on the head, pleasehello! I know it’s a children’s movie but it still feels like it even talks down to them, I just remember groaning over it all at how hamfisted the delivery was for me, even DJ’s don’t join message felt too boilerplate there was nothing left to dig into, it’s not the ideas in concept but personally I felt it all needed another draft that wasn’t so paint by numbers as I felt it was.

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#1322024
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I think now that the trilogy has come to a close the reflection can finally begin, so now in contrast to the whole of what we have and not what might have been even for those like myself who dislike TLJ as a whole, it might have been the best we got, but then for me to say it’s the best is sort of a half truth that reminds me of the prequels.

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#1321844
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The Phantom Menace
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There is something to be said for seeing it from the other side, that’s not a bad way to behave especially if you’re giving something an honest second chance. I think a lot has to be said also for the influence of just the amount of behind the scenes there are for the prequels, a lot of the craftsmanship in its fine detail and thoughtful consideration gets to shine isolated from the whole.

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#1320607
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Rumor: COUNTDOWN to The Rise of Skywalker EXTENDED CUT - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I actually really wanted to see the Oracle, I was guessing it was mostly something of a cipher to extend the explanation or at least draw out the Palpatine reveal which they decided to cut for time. Here are some leaked concept images that show as much, doesn’t look like too many changes as much as trims.

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#1319838
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I think Revenge of the Sith proves both paths are options in a given story, still the series shouldn’t be without a hero exactly or wholly reject redemption as a been there done that, the themes are too universal. For me Star Wars is a lot about trust and agency, so Star Wars should be about good and evil and making the right choices in that way, as long as the characters who fail to do so are represented as having tragically failed, Kylo for example wouldn’t have to be turned good but would need to be tortured deep down to remain bad without breaking the ultimate moral.

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#1319377
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About TROS (SPOILERS)
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I don’t want to clog up this thread with off topic discussion but since this is where most of the lightspeed skipping thoughts are I wanted to follow up with just a few more of my own. I think the concept is self explanatory, it doesn’t actually need any extra setup, what I find missing is the payoff. Just brainstorming here but I think the falcon should have found its way to Exegol through skipping, that way it’s more than just a one and done flashy action scene, instead it would serve the story. That’s the bigger issue for me more than any kind of break in logic, I don’t care if the numbers don’t add up, I just want the elements to interact in a satisfying way.

Now to pay my unreserved love tax: I loved babu frik, even when I thought I’d hate him instead he’s the most successful new alien for me in the new movies so far.

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#1319373
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Shopping Maul said:

somehow my ‘canon-brain’ experienced TROS as if I’d been living in seclusion for 40 years and TROS just happened to be the sequel to some amazing movies I hadn’t seen yet. This probably sounds insane!

It really doesn’t, this feeling absolutely resonates with me as well and overall I feel like each of the three movies have that quality when viewed in isolation that improves the experience more than watching the trilogy as a whole. Glad you had the experience you did! It’s refreshing to see from OT fans.