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#1043152
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Why was Liam Neeson not really part in 2 or 3?
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Do you think prior to the episode I release it was always the plan to have Qui-Gon learn how to communicate beyond the grave and teach Obi-Wan and Yoda how to become force ghosts?

Or do you think they just messed up by not having Qui-Gon’s body disappear after he died like all Jedi who did in the OT and had to find some way to explain it after the fact?

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#1042675
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What was Episode I hype like?
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I was in middle school. I remember there being tons of hype for it and it was the most excited I had ever been for a movie. After seeing it with my friends we all convinced ourselves it was still a good movie even though it maybe wasn’t a great Star Wars movie and that the Star Wars name had our expectations way up and it would have been impossible for it to fully deliver on all of the hype. We all agreed it wasn’t quite what we pictured it would be like and that some elements of it like Jar-Jar, little kid Anakin, and maybe the battle droids were kind of lame. We also believed that since it was just the first one of the new trilogy that it was just setting the stage for the next two which would surely be great Star Wars movies.

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#1022119
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Lord Haseo said:
I really don’t know Chirrut’s background but if he self trained himself for a decade or so that level of Force based physical augmentation is within reason. Now if he were using Force Speed like Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan in TPM, doing giant force leaps like ROTS Anakin or literally ripping people to shreds like Darth Plagueis then I’d understand where you’re coming from.

Most of the above seemed too over the top for even the Jedi though IMO, at least in the excess it was done in during the PT.

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#1022114
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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For a trained Jedi… sure. Look how Luke struggled with the remote with the blast shield down. Even with his inate force powers and first hand instruction from a Jedi it was a struggle to get a couple blocks in. Now compare that to seeing see Chirrut basically take out a squadron of stormtroopers on his own with nothing but a stick and then we also see him shoot down a TIE Fighter from the ground with one shot. Just seemed a little over the top to me.

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#1022112
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Anyone else think Chirrut was portrayed as being a little to powerful in his use the force? I am assuming he used the force to sense his surroundings and fight. I really didn’t want there to be any new force users in this movie. I like the idea of him as a temple guardian who believes in the force for protection… but the way it was executed they basically made him almost a Jedi in all but name only…

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#900064
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Could &quot;Force Vision&quot; explain how Leia knows what her mother looks like? Discussion
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I think I’ve read that George said that Leia was supposed to go and live with her real mother for 2 years before she died.

Edit: here is the bit I was thinking of:

Lucas: Leia and Luke’s mother go to Alderaan and are taken in by the king there, who is a friend of Ben’s. She dies shortly thereafter and Leia is brought up by her foster parents. She knows that her real mother died.

Kasdan: She does know that?

Lucas: Yes, so we can bring that out when Luke is talking to her; she can say that her mother died when “I was two years old.”

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#896649
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What didn't you like about TFA? <em>SPOILERS</em>
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cyclista said:

Maybe I didn’t explain my criticism well enough, but it wasn’t just about passage of time, in fact it primarily was not. It was about the complexity of the base. If you were in downtown Manhattan in a skyscraper, and you saw some person you needed to get to in a skyscraper across the street, even if the two buildings were owned by the same company and had tunnels or bridges connecting them, it is guaranteed that crossing the gap and finding that person would be very difficult, especially if there was any kind of security and you looked like you didn’t belong there.

Sure, the time factors in, it would take forever just to find the room you’d seen them in. But if they were moving about, that would leave it to chance that you’d find them or not, calculated by square footage and rate of movement, to be technical. So we can figure that they were in fact lost, but maybe by chance, the Force helping perhaps, they ran into one another. But then we’re back in the realm people here keep getting into where you come up with your own personal explanation for something the screen in no way shows or implies, and we should not be doing the filmmaker’s work for them.

It isn’t nitpicking. It’s frankly absurd. You may not have picked up on it, but I literally laughed out loud in the theater involuntarily when this scene happened. And I’m not a hater of this movie either, I mostly loved it.

Wouldn’t all of this apply to a lot of the scenes inside the Death Star too?

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#896516
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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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.

I think one way it could work if it were just some sort of post credits scene where we see the Falcon approaching Tatooine and Han talking to Chewy about the shipment they just had drop and trying to figure out how they were going to pay back Jabba who would surely have bounty on him by now. It could then show them deciding to head to Mos Eisley to hopefully find some work. That would actually be kind of a cool lead up to the OT and as a post credits scene it wouldn’t feel shoehorned into the movie.