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#1285735
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Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
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OutboundFlight said:

I’ve honestly disliked that line from the get-go.

Why say it within the context of this story? Luke is about to face down Vader. Don’t tell the audience Luke isn’t important anymore. Even if Lucas was thinking Luke should have a sister at the time, I don’t see why he would reveal that to the audience now.

It is clear to me Lucas originally wanted to have a new character be Luke’s sister, but when he decided to stop making Star Wars movies, he wanted to tie everything up into a neat bow. Happily ever after.

Yes. Yep. Yeah.

So if Han and Luke are having a love triangle, just make Luke her brother! Tadaa!

There was no “love triangle”. Leia wanted Han. She wasn’t torn between them at all.

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#1283976
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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LordPlagueis said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I personally would say that the droid assembly line sequence in AOTC is the worst sequence ever to appear on screen in a Star Wars film. It’s long, bland, inconsequential, and ultimately completely forgettable. Do you agree? What would you say is the worst? The Ewok movies don’t count, the Clone Wars animated movie or TV shows don’t count, the Holiday Special doesn’t count, and Rebels doesn’t count. We’re only counting the live action films: episodes I-VIII and R1.

The droid assembly line scene was no worse than the trash compactor scene in A New Hope. Both signify the “Belly of the Beast” stage in Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.

They both signify the same thing, sure, but the scene in AotC is indeed the worst/most cringe inducing scene in the saga. The trash compactor scene isn’t bad or cringey at all.

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#1283692
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Last movie seen
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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019)

LOVED IT.
My face hurt by the end because I was smiling the entire time.
I’ve seen reviews complaining about the human characters being weak. I couldn’t disagree more. All three leads had wonderful arcs (recognizable arcs, sure, but well executed) important things to do that impact the story and were a joy to watch. I also loved the minor characters and villains.
This thing is well made and it’s absolutely WILD. Go see it.

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#1283610
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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LordZerome1080 said:

JayArgonaut said:

Doris Day. She lived to 97!

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/05/doris-day-remembered-peoples-actor/589315/

… juvenile and insensitive comment removed, as was the original post - Anchorhead - …

If she’d been involved with Star Wars, the moderators would have already asked you to remove your stupid, insensitive pun. But, since she was not, have a go I guess.

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#1283449
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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ZkinandBonez said:

Its almost like they don’t know how to respond to something “real”. They’ve always had CG so in a sense that fake digital look is just what unreal things (like aliens or spaceships) are supposed to look like in their minds.

It’s not just aliens n’ spaceships. People really think that revised Obi-Wan/Vader duel making the rounds looks “real”.
Crazy.

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#1283194
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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Anchorhead said:

Jesta’ said:
Any writer can write a Star Wars movie, but they won’t be true continuations of Lucas’s core story.

True continuations of Lucas’s story have been written by other writers since Lucas started hiring them to do so in 1976.

Yep. The best thing George did was get other creative people involved.
The worst thing he did was taking it all back to himself.

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#1283003
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Watching ESB on TNT while I’m at the gym, just thinking about how mad fans would get if the movie came out today at the scene where Luke falls off the gantry and gets swooped into the tunnel.

Why?

Because there’s no explanation for it provided in the film. So it’s a “plot hole.”

I think the visuals and sound design do a great job of letting the viewer know what’s happening.

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#1282886
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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SilverWook said:

If TPM had come out in 1987, I think there might have been a few cracks. 😉

Well that’s what I’m saying. The longer things continue, it’s inevitable that some fans won’t like the direction things take.
I know many people who don’t like the influence GotG has had on the series, so it’s already there.
It’ll be interesting to see how the MCU fandom looks in another 5/10 years.