I love that movie. It’s a dose of pure 1990s zeitgeist.
Pretty nice article saying the reason Andor works so well is because Tony Gilroy made sure the production team did not lean on nostalgia, which I think is the real problem here, most of Disney SW amounts to what is essentially fan fiction.
Han Solo is a devil-may-care smuggler. Cassian Andor is the Rebellion’s dirty jobs guy.
The only time I find the Spanish language pleasant is when it’s spoken with a Mexican accent. I guess it’s because I have such fond memories of my years in Mexico that it takes me back to those happier times.
I don’t like the Spanish language and wish I never had to speak it ever again.
I always considered TCW the kind of TV series you watch to pass the time, certainly not the masterpiece of TV storytelling fans make it out to be.
In regards to the violence, it was edgy enough for a kids show, as they did show on-screen deaths and the occasional lightsaber impalement, whereas SWR severely watered it down as whenever a character was killed they always cut away to a reaction shot or somesuch.
After Star Wars Rebels I’ve chosen to stay away from any animated SW series, because they tend to talk down to kids as if they were idiots.
Tarantino has gotten his head way too far up his own arse after Inglourious Basterds if you ask me.
The Hateful Eight was fine but the use of anamorphic 70mm feels like a waste considering about 95% of the movie takes place inside a cabin.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a three hour long borefest, and I cannot for the life of me comprehend how can anyone enjoy it.
Yeah, that’s my biggest criticism of Filoni. His insistence on shoehorning Ahsoka in every piece of expanded SW material.
Also saw Elvis recently. I absolutely loved it. Unlike Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, this movie fits Baz Luhrmann’s style really well. The cast, especially Austin Butler, was phenomenal, although Tom Hanks was admittedly miscast. Overall I would recommend it.
I enjoy Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Romeo + Juliet immensely.
I remember reading reading in the official Star Wars database, before the Disney takeover, that Mace and Qui-Gon didn’t see eye to eye.
TLJ is the only thing I love about the ST, and it’s precisely the one that ignored the fans.
One of the biggest misses of the ST is that IMO we were robbed of the opportunity of having Caroline Blakiston cameo as an elderly Mon Mothma. I remember reading an interview with her where she expressed her desire to reprise the character.
The Star Wars Purist said:
Halloween III with my mom.
She did NOT like it.
Since you mentioned your mom, I have a movie night story about mine.
One night my mom sat down with me to watch the David Lynch movie Blue Velvet, and much to my surprise she liked the movie.
Not living the life I want to live.
I guess Yoda was lying. The Force is Palpatine’s ally.
Roger Waters is undoubtedly a great musician and and we can all agree we’re all grateful for his contributions to Pink Floyd, but his political opinions really tick me off.
One particular comment of his that really made my blood boil was one where he claimed the people of Venezuela are doing fine and are happy. Sure, it’s easy to say that when you’re living in the comfort of your mansion in the English countryside. Why doesn’t he just move to one of the many slums of Venezuela since everything’s fine over here?
Yes, Qui-Gon would have been a better master to Anakin, as he was a lot more laid back than the average Jedi, whereas Obi-Wan was very by-the-book.
In fact EU material written prior to the prequels frequently had Jedi falling in love, getting married and starting families, in addition to there being no age restriction to joining the Jedi order and we even had some Jedi taking more than one apprentice at a time.
That sounds like a pretty neat idea.
What if the Imperial Remnant was trying to distance itself from its dark past and forge a new way forward for itself but the Knights of Ren are hellbent on retaining its autocratic nature? The IR seeking peaceful coexistence with the New Republic but the Knights of Ren are still stuck in the conquering warlike mentality of the Empire. I would take away the focus from how the New Republic is developing but let’s be honest, conflict is what drives these kinds of stories.
A society at war with itself, one half looking to build a better future dealing with its dark legacy while the other half wants to restore the Empire to its former glory.
Based on what I saw in the trailer, the special effects are on par with Rogue One and Solo.
I think James Cameron is an overrated director. I think he is a talented guy. But i think Aliens is vastly overrated as a movie. I think Terminator the original is probably his best film. This is not an i hate Aliens screed. Its a fun actioner, its nowhere the masterpiece the original Alien is not even close.
The Terminator and Terminator 2 are the only James Cameron movies I genuinely like. Everywhere I look people won’t shut up about how awesome Aliens is, but I frankly found it to be a pretty generic movie.
As an outsider, Disney’s sanitising of anything pertaining to cruelty and sex is symptomatic of some Americans’ insistence on writing history as pure awesomeness sweeping any fuck-ups under the rug.
I saw Aliens and found it to be a pretty generic movie. Don’t really get what all the fuss is about.