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#1266656
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

I think the natural state of the Force means anyone can tap into it, but needs practice and training to use it effectively, and some are more naturally talented than others and use it instinctually.

But the Force has its own will, and can “raise up” someone (like Rey) in a crisis situation (“Darkness rises, and light to meet it”).

I’m with this except, maybe, that last part. I don’t like the idea that the Force can bend someone to do it’s will. Especially the Light side.
I also haven’t seen the movie, so that might not be what happens.

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#1266111
Topic
Movie and TV heroes who have gone through various incarnations
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DuracellEnergizer said:

ray_afraid said:

My buddy Godzilla has been
a symbol of the horrors of nuclear war
a campy Earth saving hero
a symbol for environmental protection
a mindless, lost and scared creature
a reminder of the atrocities of war
a threat that must be dealt with
a protector worthy of praise
a spotlight on a stodgy government
and much more!
He’s the best!

Even when he’s a giant fish-eating iguana?

Eh, sure. It’s fun to have one to totally hate on. It gave Toho a kick in the ass to make more, and they made a few great ones in the Millennium series.
It’s all water under the bridge now.

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#1266110
Topic
How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I mean, yeah, the dog makes more sense. But to me that’s literally the only thing about the theatrical cut that’s better.

Come to think of it, I might tweak it myself to replace the ox with the dog and leave the rest of the assembly cut alone…

Do it already and prove Ray simultaneously wrong and right.

This!
I only watched the Assembly Cut once and the Ox is the only major change I remember. Maybe it’s full of movie-strengthening differences.

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#1265923
Topic
How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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But the dog is better than the ox!
The dog is well established in both cuts.
The birth scene is beautiful as mans best friend gives birth to it’s worst enemy.
The beast behaves and looks like a dog, just as Kane’s son behaved and looked human.
the scene where the dogs owner gets killed makes more sense and has far more resonance.
The ox has nothing to do with anything.
I don’t remember the other changes as I didn’t really notice much.

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#1265913
Topic
How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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EyeShotFirst said:

Army of Darkness

Must … resist … urge to … snark.
I liked this one in my teens ('90’s), but can’t stand it now, while ED & EDII are among my all time favorite films.
To each their own! It’s the most popular of the trilogy, so I know I’m in the minority.
Speaking of being in the minority…

Alien3 (theatrical cut)
Day of the Dead

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#1265905
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Valheru_84 said:

MalàStrana said:

Who says Han wanted to be reassuring ? 😄

Definitely one way it could be taken, especially since the betrayal would still be pretty real and fresh in Han’s mind after being frozen in carbonite till not long before. The fact Lando is obviously there helping with the rescue effort wouldn’t undo the emotional affects of the betrayal.

Ugh, here we go with this again…
petpeevestriggered
landodidnothingwrong

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#1265903
Topic
Movie and TV heroes who have gone through various incarnations
Time

My buddy Godzilla has been
a symbol of the horrors of nuclear war
a campy Earth saving hero
a symbol for environmental protection
a mindless, lost and scared creature
a reminder of the atrocities of war
a threat that must be dealt with
a protector worthy of praise
a spotlight on a stodgy government
and much more!
He’s the best!

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#1265895
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest. 😃

Yeah, man!
I never even see much of the “vitriol” I read so much about here. Probably because I don’t watch those types of videos, so youtube doesn’t suggest em to me.
But, I suppose that’s easier for me than some as I’ve been out of the mainline fandom since 2001ish, so I’m not watching videos about star wars… I’d probably see more from both sides if I did.
I think it’s important to remember that it’s ok for other people to hate what you love. Don’t let nobody ruin your good stuff. That’s your good stuff. Screw em if they don’t dig it. Create good stuff content. Be a good stuff person. That’s winning. Why waste all your time being a bad stuff person? Complaining about bad stuff. Creating content for bad stuff. Losing.
On the other hand, it can be therapeutic to vent about things you don’t like. I still love the RLM Plinkett reviews of the PT. It was like all my thoughts and feelings nicely laid out and presented creatively by a funny character. But the criticisms were directed at the film making, not at the use of women and humans that aren’t of strictly European decent. Which is, from what I gather, what many of the criticisms of these new films are rooted in. And that’s stupid and ugly.
Did ya read the whole thing? My entire rambling write-up?
Your boy’s been drinkin’.

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#1265891
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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OutboundFlight said:

I imagine it was happening lightyears before, while Earth was still being created.

Ooh… That’s cool stuff!

DuracellEnergizer said:

OutboundFlight said:

I imagine it was happening lightyears before, while Earth was still being created.

That’s not how light-years work!

😛

JEDIT: that’s a gross face. Sorry Duragizer. You didn’t deserve that.

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#1265088
Topic
General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
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lina6000 said:

HansiG said:

HP. Lovecraft said:

The phantom menace game is my favorite one. No kidding it is a perfect blend of action and puzzles.

I especially love when you are running and suddenly you fall through the solid floor and into an infinite void or graphical glitches.

BUCKETHEADS is a Star Wars Fan Film from the Stormtroopers’ perspective. Shot in September 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it was a wonderful journey, with over 76 people directly involved in this effort to tell a Star Wars Story from the Imperial point of view.’

BUCKETHEADS is a Star Wars Fan Film I will never watch because it was advertised to me by an obvious bot/troll/whatever who also used a random quote from one of this sites most hated ex-members.
Great job!

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#1264121
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Molly said:

Huh, I always thought RotJ happened immediately (or within a few days) after ESB…

Lando has had time to infiltrate Jabba’s joint, gain trust and become “one of the guys”.
Luke has gone from disgraced student to damn-near master.
These things take some time.
I’ve always figured on a couple years between OT films.
Between SW & ESB the Rebellion has had time to pack up and move to a frozen planet where they set up a massive, militarized, underground base. That had to have taken a year or more.
I’d say 2/3 years between each film is fitting.