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#1592758
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Which one do you like more? The Prequels or the Sequels? And why?
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screams in the void said:

“Force Awakens would be higher if it weren’t so dependent on having a next installment to answer all the questions, so it’s retroactively worse as a result.”

^ Couldn’t the same be said for The Empire Strikes Back ? ( don’t get me wrong , Empire is my favorite )

The only legit “mystery box” in ESB is “who is the other that Yoda was talking about?” Things like “will they save Han?” or “was Vader lying?” aren’t really mystery boxes, imo. Just loose ends. It’s obvious where those story threads wanted to go.

TFA, on the other hand, has the following mystery boxes:

Who is Rey?
Who is Snoke?
Why did Luke blame himself and walk away from everything, as Han said?
Why didn’t Luke sense Han’s incoming death and come to his aid?
Is Finn force-sensitive too, and if so, will that get in the way of Rey being the supposed new Jedi messiah?
Is Finn the “backup messiah”? Or is that Kylo, since he will obviously be redeemed?
Is Finn gonna be the new face of the rebels, while Rey is the new face of the Jedi, or is that Poe, since the script decided to leave him alive at the last minute?
From a meta perspective, why is the rebels vs empire dynamic repeating? How can this new trilogy actually say anything new if we’re just repeating the old again? What’s the justification of undoing the happily-ever-after and bringing the OT heroes back to square one?

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#1592055
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Which one do you like more? The Prequels or the Sequels? And why?
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From best to worst:

TLJ score-only version
The PT (in order of release)
The Abrams films
TLJ theatrical version (I like what the movie was going for but most of the dialogue ruins it for me)

And for what it’s worth, I like TRoS more than TFA (at least TRoS didn’t rely on nostalgia and mystery boxes as much as TFA did).

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#1591080
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'Rey Skywalker' (Upcoming live action motion picture) - general discussion thread
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With the new rumors of Boyega returning, a bunch of people on Reddit are now saying things like “don’t do it John, they don’t deserve you!!”

I’m trying to be excited for this movie, but it really is deflating when literally every little piece of news about it gets lambasted with so much scrutiny. It’s hard to ignore all the haters every step of the way.

I’m leaning closer and closer to just skipping this movie altogether.

This sorta thing goes both ways with me, though. I don’t wanna see this Rey movie cause people are already being too negative about it, and conversely, I don’t wanna see the new Deadpool movie cause people are being too positive about it and acting like it’s gonna be the best movie ever just because it might have a bunch of cameos and stuff. I don’t like seeing people get their expectations too high (especially for such superficial reasons). I guess I just don’t like “extremist” culture in general. Or maybe I’m falling out of love with movie culture altogether.

I think from now on I’m just not gonna go to the theaters anymore and just wait the few extra months for the things to come to streaming, so that I can watch things after most of the “hyperbole” has died down.

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#1590932
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'Rey Skywalker' (Upcoming live action motion picture) - general discussion thread
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Looks like Daisy hinted at John Boyega being back too: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/daisy-ridley-young-woman-and-the-sea-john-boyega-new-star-wars-film-1235902088/

John Campea said on his show again today that this movie is gonna bomb at the box office.

Even though I’m intrigued about Rey’s return, I kinda wish they woulda announced an additional character for this at Celebration 2023 (Finn, Luke’s ghost, the two new kids that Rey is supposedly training, etc.). The fact that this movie has just been known online as “the Rey movie” for the last year seems to have caused a lot of skepticism amongst casuals, unfortunately.

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#1589321
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A thread for the <strong>Lego Star Wars:</strong> films, specials, series, shorts, and curiosities...
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Caston said:

Sorry for the necro bump, this appears to be the most relevant thread for this (please delete if not):
 

Get Ready for Darth Jar Jar, TIE-Wings, and More in LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy - at StarWars.com (airs on Sept 13)

LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy | Teaser Trailer | Disney+ - 1 minute official YouTube video.
 

It just looks fun and engaging, a little different. Something Star Wars that I’m actually looking forward to watching.

Yeah, I’m curious about this too. Something different, as you said.

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#1578357
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'Rey Skywalker' (Upcoming live action motion picture) - general discussion thread
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act on instinct said:

It’s all about the dyad…

Seriously though, that link with Ben is enough.

Early rumors suggested that this film would be about Rey training two new pupils, a boy and a girl, and that the movie was pitched as “Your Name in space.” Those things lead me to believe that the film itself will be about Rey finding two new “heirs” of the dyad, so to speak. The fact that it was originally supposed to be set much later in the timeline kinda adds to this theory, imo.

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#1577427
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'Rey Skywalker' (Upcoming live action motion picture) - general discussion thread
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screams in the void said:

Z6PO said:

Daisy Ridley excited for “fun direction” of new STAR WARS film (YouTube)

I’m glad she is excited to return . Also glad to hear her praise of Sharmeen Obaid’s documentary experience . Wasn’t there something about George Lucas making the original Star Wars in a documentary style ? Seems like this may be in good hands , between the lead , the director and the writer , I am optimistic . Idk , we will see . anyway , looking forward to seeing Star Wars in theaters again soon .

I’m optimistic too, but if I recall correctly, the whole thing about treating sw77 like a documentary had more to do with the first (notorious) cut of the film, and that the documentary “feel” was diminished for the Final Cut once they realized that it wasn’t working. That said, Sharmeen might still make a great film, and her documentary background could still very well be a good thing for this. Only time will tell.

Admittedly, though, the lack of enthusiasm from most others makes it difficult for me to maintain my own excitement, especially since now people are hating on this director for an out-of-context quote from 9 years ago. I might not even end up seeing the movie, cause I feel like I lose either way. Either I’ll hate it, or everyone will yell at me for liking it.

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#1574316
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'Rey Skywalker' (Upcoming live action motion picture) - general discussion thread
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Mocata said:

Wait a second… what is Levy’s SW movie? I feel like I’ve lost the thread of who’s in and who’s quit now.

We don’t know the specifics of Shawn Levy’s sw movie just yet. It doesn’t have a tentative release date yet or anything like that. Sneider said yesterday that Rey could also be in Levy’s movie. That’s all we know right now.