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#1255757
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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screams in the void said:

present company excluded , was more referring to some who came out of nowhere and never posted elsewhere , the volatile shitposters , some of the volatile shit posters who are no longer around . I could be wrong though , probably am , but was just speculating .here is a real russian bot btw …https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a22802198/russia-unveils-giant-combat-walker/

Hi

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#1235920
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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dahmage said:

^ kid, get your priorities straight.

Explain. I have a good job. I’m not rich by any means but it’s a good paying job. I have a fiancé. A terrific gal and the love of my life. Her mother even likes me. I pay my taxes every year and I stay out of trouble. Was there something I forgot to do before jumping on a Star Wars forum with less than 30 posts to my credit and discussing an interest of mine?

My priorities are out of line? What if I disagreed?

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#1235904
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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So…no acting like an asshole permitted in this thread. No d!cks either. Only pu$$ies?

Sorry. It was too easy and had to be done.

I know you want to put a spin on this but this place welcomes one opinion. And it claims that one side is being attacked. But when you look at the thread again you have to wonder who is attacking who.

So let’s discusss fan toxicity but without involving the so called toxic fans? Aka…the a$$holes. But don’t say safe space because it’s derogatory.

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#1235519
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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DrDre said:

luckydube56 said:

screams in the void said:

luckydube56 said:

The leadership over at Disney says the reason why the franchise is taking a nosedive is because:

  1. half the fans are racist and sexist.
  2. the other half is just sick of the franchise.

These are clearly brilliant statements with the full weight of truth behind it.

see OP and kindly knock it off please .

After having phrased it as you did, I don’t believe you can ask for that. That’s like saying “Ok everyone, I’ll be the good guy and you be the villain”. No. What if I don’t think I’m the villain. Toxicity? The franchise itself was poisoned and you, like RJ and Kennedy, are “taking a stand”?

This franchise belongs to us. We all said so in unison when Lucas proclaimed he would destroy the original version of the OTs in favor of the remastered editions. Rian Johnson says it’s his film so if you don’t like then tough t!ts.

Truth be told, I don’t have that much of a dog in the fight and in some way I can see RJs perspective. I can drop this film from my own head canon. None of this sequel trilogy ever happened as far as I’m concerned. But I tend to feel more sympathetic towards those that feel abandoned.

If you are taking a stand, then it’s against somebody so this idea that you were gonna have this one sided stand-taking thread is silly.

Have at it.

I don’t really see what disliking the current batch of Star Wars movies has to do with the topic of this thread, unless you’re arguing not liking a movie gives you the right to behave like an *******? I also don’t remember anyone claiming the franchise belongs solely to the fans, or that fans should be allowed to dictate its future, woe to those that dare to ignore the fans’ wishes. In either case the OP determines the thread topic. Those are the rules. If you don’t like it, take it up with the mods/admin…
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You are correct. I have indeed stumbled upon the wrong thread.

Apologies to screams in the void. I will leave my posts up as a testament to my careless stupidity. Feel free to facepalm my posts. I would also be remiss if I failed to extend my admiration to Dre for his heroism. I would move my posts to the thread about culture but I must now resume my slumber.

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#1235512
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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screams in the void said:

luckydube56 said:

The leadership over at Disney says the reason why the franchise is taking a nosedive is because:

  1. half the fans are racist and sexist.
  2. the other half is just sick of the franchise.

These are clearly brilliant statements with the full weight of truth behind it.

see OP and kindly knock it off please .

After having phrased it as you did, I don’t believe you can ask for that. That’s like saying “Ok everyone, I’ll be the good guy and you be the villain”. No. What if I don’t think I’m the villain. Toxicity? The franchise itself was poisoned and you, like RJ and Kennedy, are “taking a stand”?

This franchise belongs to us. We all said so in unison when Lucas proclaimed he would destroy the original version of the OTs in favor of the remastered editions. Rian Johnson says it’s his film so if you don’t like then tough t!ts.

Truth be told, I don’t have that much of a dog in the fight and in some way I can see RJs perspective. I can drop this film from my own head canon. None of this sequel trilogy ever happened as far as I’m concerned. But I tend to feel more sympathetic towards those that feel abandoned.

If you are taking a stand, then it’s against somebody so this idea that you were gonna have this one sided stand-taking thread is silly.

Have at it.

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#1220607
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Wanted to see a Solo film but was not interested in the origin story. Was hoping for a series of action sci fi films of his non-connected exploits. Like the Indiana Jones Trilogy.

I really do not need to understand the source of his tragedy/loneliness. I dont want the further romanticization of his character. That was already handled in the OT.

Just Solo + Chewie + Falcon and occasional Lando put into various situations. Add some comedy and witty dialog and you got success. No depth required. No need to interconnect.

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#1202902
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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How old is Solo supposed to be in this film?

Something about Lando seems odd to me. If these guys are supposed to be 20 yr olds, should Lando be so well established in the criminal underground? He looks like a boss. Should they be 28 yr olds? When does Solo go from being the cheeky kid to being the grizzled galactic smuggler?

These are minor annoyances but the movie looks fun.

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#1149779
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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adywan said:

luckydube56 said:

How many truly believe that there is a silent majority that likes or even loves this movie? Star Wars’ 2nd week plummet at the box office suggests that word of mouth is too strong and too widespread to be a mere small and vocal minority. I think the whole ‘small but vocal minority’ theory is being posited with the expectation that it dare not be challenged. I call bullsh!t.

Didn’t bother reading the articles then, just the headlines? 😉 The fact that the second week is the run up to Christmas has a lot to do with it. TFA’s second week drop off was $148 million. TLJ’s was $151. That’s just $3 million difference. Having Christmas fall on a weekend also has a huge impact on that weeks cinema box office takings, for all films. Yet TLJ has the second highest cinema takings for Christmas day in history. Second only to TFA.

Ehhhh…guilty as charged. I feel swatted.

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#1149630
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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How many truly believe that there is a silent majority that likes or even loves this movie? Star Wars’ 2nd week plummet at the box office suggests that word of mouth is too strong and too widespread to be a mere small and vocal minority. I think the whole ‘small but vocal minority’ theory is being posited with the expectation that it dare not be challenged. I call bullsh!t.

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#1149368
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

As someone who disliked the movie said previously, new Star Wars just isn’t for them anymore. I get the disappointment, I don’t get the anger.

5 Stages of Grief.

Shock. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance.

They grieve over what they knew or thought Star Wars to be. That is to say, they don’t like RJ’s “certain point of view.” This new film casts a different light on the previous films, given context with them, and this then is a sort of cannot-unsee experience for them and they are having to cope with it.

They might be able to come to accept it. They might not. But they’re not there yet.

I liked TLJ, and so I don’t agree with their assessment. But I can understand it, and I don’t think telling them they’re fools for being angry is warranted. They’ll get over it. Just give them time.

Agree totally. I didnt like TLJ and I’ve decided to ignore it from my own head canon.

But for some, TLJ was a step too far. Rian Johnson, with the full authority of canon, told fans that Luke Skywalker is transformed into someone else. Let us not forget that Star Wars is a very special thing to its fans. For many its a part of their childhood. To see that Luke went from being the idealist to being nihilist is too much for a huge swath of the fanbase.

Fans, myself included, may just not realize what we want. We wanted these characters back but we had to have expected that an extension of a character’s arc could very well have included a revision of it.

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#1148939
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Anjohan said:

The Last Jedi has become bad because people can’t comprehend new directions for a 40-year old franchise. Get over it.

Episode IX WILL probably be predictable as fuck and all SW fans will rejoice.

I’m lucky in that I can ignore TLJ and TFA in my own mental canon. Others are struggling with what they see as the destruction of what they know to be Star Wars.

But to claim that people are simply unable to adjust to change is disingenuous. This isnt change. This is degradation.

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#1145341
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Why is there a need to challenge the older narratives of Star Wars? Aren’t those narratives part and parcel to Star Wars? At least the old ones? And why utilize the characters who were integral to that old narrative to challenge the narrative? It seems an odd choice. An almost doubling back on itself.

It’s one thing to say “this is a new trilogy, take it or leave it”. That’s not quite what happened here.

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#1145249
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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The original trilogy had a beginning, middle and end. But that end was kicked in the head, told to wake up and keep going.

Two films into this trilogy, I’m wondering what fellow fans think of this passing of the baton with the old characters basically being sacrificed in order to breath life into their spiritual successors…was that necessary?

They revived the old so they could kill it. Of course that is Rian Johnson’s doing; not Abrams. Abrams tried relive 1977 while Rian Johnson is telling fans to forget 1977. And neither is doing justice to themselves or the fans. It’s not their fault as I’m growing more suspicious that the Studio Heads at Disney have more control over this galaxy than Lucas would have ever let them have.

One could easily blame fans for being fickle. But maybe, they shouldnt have used the old trilogy as a spring board; or perhaps more unceremoniously, a stepping tool.

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#1136585
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Why is every producer/director reactive instinct to make an origin film? I dont have a problem with a Han Solo movie. But why an origin film?

The great thing about the Indiana Jones series is that they are 3 unrelated movies relating the tales of an adventurer. They’re not even in chronological order. I love Raiders of the Lost Ark above all films including any Star Wars movie. I find Temple of Doom and Crystal Skulls to both be much lesser films than the original. Yet they do not alter my opinion of Indiana Jones the character. And I never felt robbed by not being told the full extent of his beginnings.

I dont really need to be told how Solo’s past formed the character we encounter in the first Star Wars film. I just want to see the further exploits of Han Solo. I hate being told “you see, this is why and how Han Solo came to be”.

Not thrilled with the approach but I hope the film is still an entertaining ride.

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#1085734
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I dont think “playing ball” is the right term per se. He wasn’t brought in for his take on Han Solo. He was brought in because he is a known quantity to Lucas Film. A friend of the family if you will. He was not brought in to re-imagine or re-tool or rebuild this movie. He was brought in because he is a sane and competent director. Not to say that he doesnt have imagination of his own. But he knows the functional ins and outs of directing producing and can be a steady and calming influence.

Like The Wolf from Pulp Fiction.

I think Lord and Miller are good directors. They are at the height of their popularity and they have a comedic tone that Lucasfilm trusted could be utilized in a toned down fashion. Lord/Miller wanted to stay true to themselves and take the film in a wild new direction. I cant say I blame them. It’s part of their success formula. Kennedy/Kasdan wanted to stay true to Han Solo and didnt want the level of “zaniness” they were getting.

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#1085386
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What 'a Star Wars Story' / anthology / spinoff film would you like to see?
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Mocata said:

ROTJ is great

We need a Rogue Squadron anthology series

I’ll +1 that.

There is a distinct lack of movies about aerial combat / dogfighting. It seems like there used to be quite a few in the 50s when Hollywood glorified its WW2 combat aces. And since then…Top Gun in 1987? Red Tails in 2012?

A Star Wars standalone where the bulk of action is in space could be a very good thing.

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#1085382
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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The Galaxy of Star Wars fandom had a collective moment of weakness around the time TFA came out. I think people were just glad there was a film coming out that everyone was hoping would wipe the bitter taste of the PT from thair collective pallets. And somehow in the heady concoction of Star Wars revival combined with the Holiday season, fans managed to forgive the PT; especially those who were kids at the time the PT were released.

But anyone who believe the PT were, in retrospect, good are fooling themselves.