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#1280166
Topic
The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

I don’t get it. SW is full of “anachronistic” dialogue. Especially anything Han has to say when he calls Leia “sister” in a very 70s way and references things like crop dusting.

People grew up with the OT so they don’t think twice about it.

Either that or apparently SW has never had sardonic or snarky humor, which I guess means I’ve been watching the wrong movies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXn8-meSd8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj_wbpsE_wM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsEZLTE7JHE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn9a2C8yZEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWsZQr7ZEk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlVl4r10rcA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXrBZnOIw7Q

It’s not the fact that it’s snarky that sticks out to us. The dialogue, the line delivery, and pacing of the TLJ mom joke conversation feel like 2010s humor.

humor will strike different folks differently of course.

the mom joke opening is probably my least favorite part of TLJ, and i really like the movie. but i think it is a bit of an over-reach to call things “not star warsy”.

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#1279597
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
Time

Brerfox46 said:

Colson said:

B.K. said:

Is there any way I can get a MySpleen invite? After today’s news, I want to watch the Original Trilogy again, but I want to get the latest versions of each movie.

You mean the oldest versions of each movie 😉

PM’ed.

I am new to this Despecialized topic.
Could someone send me an invite to myspleen so I can get these 3 classics as originally intended?

Thanks!

Read the first post, and follow the link to The Ultimate Introductory Guide
(myspleen isn’t where these files start out from, and it isn’t open even if it was, The Ultimate Introductory Guide is the way to go)

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#1279226
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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SilverWook said:

dahmage said:

The situation with jar jar and Ahmed best does not give excuse for poor treatment of Rose tico and Kelly Tran. What it does is gives us evidence of why we should not permit such behavior. Sadly for myself I was not mature enough at the time of phantom menace to realize that my actions and words could have such an impact on a person’s life and well-being.

But you weren’t making fun of the actor at the time? Even Mr. Best has made fun of his character, voicing Jar Jar on Robot Chicken and winning an Emmy award for it.

No, I didn’t even know who the actor was at that time. But it wasn’t mature behavior all the same.

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#1279217
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

The situation with jar jar and Ahmed best does not give excuse for poor treatment of Rose tico and Kelly Tran. What it does is gives us evidence of why we should not permit such behavior. Sadly for myself I was not mature enough at the time of phantom menace to realize that my actions and words could have such an impact on a person’s life and well-being.

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#1279147
Topic
Crime in your life
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

When I was in my 20’s, my apartment was broken into and I was cleaned out. That is the only significant crime that happened directly to me.

However, my 75 year old aunt was a very recent victim of a more serious crime. She was a victim of one of those telephone kidnapping scams. The perpetrators convinced her that her daughter was kidnapped, and had her running around the state for over 30 hours, extorting her for $8000 over that period. Although she eventually learned that it was a hoax, and that her daughter was fine, the experience was extremely traumatizing. It happened about a month ago, and she is still suffering from PTSD symptoms.

Everyone needs to be made aware of this scam. If you get a phone call saying that a loved one has been kidnapped, it is useful to know the typical specifics of the scam: (1) they impersonate your loved one with screaming sounds in the background, (2) they insist that you stay on the phone and NEVER hang up, (3) they keep you moving non-stop, (4) they may spoof your loved-one’s phone so you think that they have his/her cell phone, (5) they claim that actually they are hitmen and that your loved-one was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, witnessing their hit (this latter is to convince you that they have no problem killing him/her).

Holy fu¢king expletive, that is messed up! I still find it shocking that people can do that to other people, and I am 36, so it’s not like I haven’t seen proof of it before. Sorry to hear that happened to your aunt.

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#1278081
Topic
Can't be Bothered: justifying Rey's power vs Luke's
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KurganX said:

dahmage said:

DominicCobb said:

If this were a video game made in 2002, Kylo would have force pulled the saber out of Finn’s hand, and cut him down in seconds.

My perspective is so fundamentally different from this - it’s honestly kinda fascinating how some people can look at things and interpret them so distinctly.

I agree with your statement, it is what I thought after reading the OP.

Cool. So what’re your explanations as to why that didn’t happen (other than being unsatisfying for the audience)?

Are you agreeing that Kylo Ren actually sucks as a dark side villain?

As presented, he seems like a noob who knows a couple of tricks and that’s it. He’s symptomatic of the entire First Order really. It’s like the trope of the Empire being inept bad guys has grown into this. At least when things started off, they were a credible threat, even allowing for typical expected things like character shields for the main cast. But yet, somehow, TFA and then TLJ portray the bad guys as taking over the entire galaxy, losing it again, then taking it over again virtually overnight. They’re copying this directly from the EU (“Legends”), but it still sucks. The villains are talented at killing unarmed civilians, but anyone who stands up to them with a weapon is going to take them down a notch or at least leave a mark (Anti-Bullying PSA inserted here)

So not only is Rey OP, but her competition is deliberately dumb, to drive down the tension even more. At this point stuff is happening and its just seemingly random “will of the force” (writer fiat) than anything. That’s why I gave up on the Harry Potter movies (should have read the books instead?). The rules are all up in the air now… which would have been fine if there had not already been several movies before these!

I meant the original post in this thread, not that specific quoted line about kylo. am i still cool?

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#1278070
Topic
Can't be Bothered: justifying Rey's power vs Luke's
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DominicCobb said:

If this were a video game made in 2002, Kylo would have force pulled the saber out of Finn’s hand, and cut him down in seconds.

My perspective is so fundamentally different from this - it’s honestly kinda fascinating how some people can look at things and interpret them so distinctly.

I agree with your statement, it is what I thought after reading the OP.