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#1316992
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Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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DominicCobb said:

Hal 9000 said:

Can we get a much lower budget episodes 10 to 12 set 100 years in the future directed by Rian Johnson, with story ideas about the Force being front and center? The goal would be to explore the meat of the concepts we’ve been shown and about building the Jedi back up without there being a ‘holy crap bad guy uberthreat.’ Small scale, spiritual stakes on a personal level. Could be made soonish, with the ST characters all having died by that point, but could be referenced or perhaps shown in flashbacks. Luke and other Jedi could always pop in as ghosts, but this would have to be done soonish for much of that.

100% agree.

No enough $$$ by makin’ for movie 'bout cncpts. Need explosions and shouting and making angry faces, then kissing after angryfaces for $$$ so can make more movies with explosions and shouting and making angry faces to make more $$$. with kissing dometimes. Need potry to so it rymes.

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#1316479
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SE Changes that SHOULD have been made/should be made in the future
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Disclaimer: I hate the SEs. But we are stuck with them so…

Admiral Akbar should identify The Executor by its’ name instead of saying “Super Star Destroyer”.

More B-Wings in the Battle for Endor.

Eliminate Luke’s lightsaber from Vaders’ hand in The Duel in the Throne Room.

Rancor vs. Luke. Lots of stuff to fix here. Off the top of my head: when Luke is grabbed by the Rancor, the green screen effect is terrible and should be replaced by completely different shot. Put the scene back in when Luke leaps up to the grate in the ceiling.

Executor crashes into Death Star 2. Yikes, did they run out of money? Fix this!

New matte painting(s) for various background shots when Han and company are in Cloud City. Wait…it’s been a while so maybe this was already done.

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#1316465
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Name Something You Unreservedly Love About The Rise Of Skywalker
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I miss that brief period of time pre-TESB when Force powers consisted solely of hightened senses/reflexes and subtle psychic abilities.

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#1316300
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Happy New Year. Just saw the first 4 episodes at my friend’s place. Overall I thought it was good, but not great. Some random thoughts:

  1. Mandalorians are better as villains, rather then heroes.
  2. Yes, Baby Yoda is very cute.
  3. So far, the IG robot was the best thing about the series. Too bad he was destroyed.
  4. Really liked Carl Weathers character in this
  5. Does have a good Star Wars feel
  6. Episode 4 was MUCH weaker compared to the prior episodes. Did not like the soldier girl.
  7. Do NOT like the fact that Baby Yoda can instinctively use The Force
  8. The Egg! The Egg! The Egg!
  9. The Clone Wars series is strong in this one (in terms of ideas, tone, quality).
  10. If I never see another episode…I’ll live.
  11. If Favreau and Filoni were put in charge of the ST the world would be a much better place.
  12. Super Battle Droids are shown as menacing. Well done.
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#1315122
Topic
Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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theprequelsrule said:

Most disappointing aspect is easy: it is completely redundant.

Really, what was the point of it all? The ST was compressed into one movie already: Return of the Jedi. So I guess I have to give Johnson credit for realizing that when he made TLJ and killed off Snoke - essentially saying “we already killed the Big Bad Guy 2 episodes ago remember?” TROS undid this and remade ROTJ - thus undermining Luke’s character arc, as well as Anakin’s (for those who consider the PT canon). Rey is now just Luke…only better (or worse - since Luke defeats evil with Faith/Love, while Rey uses lightning). Thanks to TROS the entire ST is just a reboot of the OT. NO POINT!!

Quoting myself is lame, but I wanted to add this quote (from a youtube comment of all things!)

“If you don’t stop at Return of the Jedi, you have to commit to perpetuity.”

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#1314959
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Sequel Trilogy: The Map to Luke's location
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Mocata said:

It’s the usual JJ problem; rush through it all and don’t think about anything. It’s about emotions it’s not about story. What matters is what you feel when the old and new (R2 and BB8) fit together with two map pieces.

JJ is a lot like Lucas, and most of us, in many respects; some strengths and some weaknesses. He probably listens to others more than Lucas did - but they aren’t in the same league talent wise as those who Lucas had with him when making the OT.

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#1314953
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

Shopping Maul said:

I know this is completely off-canon but Palpatine in TROS was, to me, more like an extension of the original TESB Emperor with the monkey-eyes. This version didn’t feel like the Naboo Senator gone bad or even the hammy ROTJ guy to me. The idea of the Sith as this secret cult of gothic sorcerers really worked for me too, even if it doesn’t necessarily line up with what has gone before.

I swear, no SW film has messed with my head-canon more than this one! But god I love it…

Yeah, it is pretty interesting and I honestly like the idea! Though it does raises questions, because now the opera scene has a whole new layer of meaning. In the scene, Palpatine seems a little smug about telling the story of how he killed his master (without Anakin realizing), but if all the Banite Sith are one, how does context change for this line, “Ironic, he could save others from death, but not himself.”

You could argue Palpatine is just manipulating Anakin at this point, but that line in particular seems to mean something to Palpatine. Like there is a glimmer in his eye.

There certainly is a glimmer in his eye. It speaks of great pride. It was one of Palpatines finest moments (in his own mind). Also some disappointment in his Master a little I think.

I do not like this idea that all Sith are just Bane. Bad screenwriting 101.