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  1. I'm not against what Johnson was doing with his themes. I just think he went about it the wrong way. I think I've stated this before but if The Last Jedi wasn't a Saga movie it would not have received the backlash it did. If you take the same themes, but apply them to new completely original characters, then most people would be fine with the movie. Again I think it's a well made movie in the technical aspects (cinematography, acting, and such), but the story and the script needed improvement. There is little to no character consistency between TFA and TLJ. For example, Poe is an unapologetic good guy in all of the TFA material (Before the Awakening, Comic Books, and the actual movie). Why does he go to being an a-hole? TLJ the actual movie is one thing, but the deleted scene where Poe hands over the repaired coat to Finn comes across as passive aggressive. Then in the most recent comic, he mentions that he never liked the coat anyways (though this is 2nd hand information and I don't know the context of how he said it). If he said that and meant it, then what does it mean to the scene in TFA where Poe and Finn meet again and he says that Finn looks good in it? Why can't Poe be an unapologetic good guy? There are many other ways for Poe to have conflict in the context of TLJ (like having Poe win at everything with his only big loss being the bombers). Have him have to deal with that and the depression that comes after the initial rush of accomplishing the objective but it being Pyrrhic and then the loss of the rest of his fighter pals, instead of having the confrontational relationship with Holdo that actually doesn't lead to anything because Holdo admits to liking him and Poe was 100% behind the plan once he learned of it. (Again a take it or leave it with when Holdo should have informed Poe.)
  2. *** Official 2018 Spring Game Thread ***

    The Tunnel Walk was still there, they just did not use Sirius and Can You Feel It was not played afterwards before the kickoff.
  3. Again the explanation is take or leave. I leave it because it's not good storytelling to be told that her force prowess is exactly like The Matrix. I'm not 100% sure I've made my opinion clear about Rey, but I like her. I like her character, I like the concept of her character (even if JJ decides not to retcon the parentage reveal in TLJ), and I like how Daisy Ridley plays the character. I did not like how Rian wrote her character along with most of the other characters in TLJ.
  4. Silicon Valley HBO series

    Only thing I find annoying about the show is how Pied Piper always takes one or two steps forward followed directly by one or two steps back or to the side. It's a little better now that they aren't trying to get funding (finally in Season 5), but the funniest parts are the people around the main character as the main character is too neurotic.
  5. And Luke went through 3 years of self training after the short start up with Obi-Wan, followed by however long he was with Yoda (could be a few days, could be a few months, however long it took the Falcon to fly sublight from Hoth to Cloud City), followed by another 6 months while they attempted to free Han first from Boba and then from Jabba. I'm 100% fine with Rey having the power to match Kylo, I'm 100% fine with Rey being able to fight how she does (hard living on Jakku), but she's also known that she has the force for 2 days. I have a problem with that the same way that people have issues with Midi-Chlorians. It just feels like a poor explanation to tell us that she got a download to make her and Kylo equal instead of just giving a time jump to show us how she'd improved (Luke struggling with the lightsaber in the wampa cave to having no issues with stacking rocks with Yoda). A time jump also would have made the other storylines make sense. The first order would have time to expand its influence throughout the galaxy like the crawl states and it would have made the Resistance more desperate.
  6. Except if Jedi could learn force skills this way, why do they take more than 10 years for training in the Old Republic? It's an explanation just like Midi-Chlorians is an explanation for who's strong in the force. If it works for you, great. But just like Midi-Chlorians it doesn't work for everyone. This is why I think this movie would have been better served with a 6 month to year time jump and not worrying about picking up right when TFA ended.
  7. If the force is for everyone, why can only white humans use it?

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    2. commando


      but finn did fight kylo and hold his own for a bit. he showed some skill.  it wouldn't shock me if we find out he has some latent force powers...much like leia in the originals.

    3. Comfortably Numb

      Comfortably Numb

      This is a fictional show, right? Or is there a real force and real perceived white bias involved?

    4. MLB 51

      MLB 51

      Are we even sure they are human? I mean, this is in a different galaxy, so why would we assume they are human? Do the books give any indication?

  8. Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff confirmed

    Except Rebels is Canon and that story line has already been resolved with Obi-Wan progressing past Maul's petty squabble. They have a whole scene where Obi-Wan is above Maul now with his purpose of protecting Luke and is only drawn into a fight when Maul threatens him. Good character, but there is little to no story to tell for the character. I guess convince me if you have a good plot for a 2 hour long movie that stays on Tatooine that wouldn't draw attention to authorities as Obi-Wan is there to hide and protect. For the uninitiated, here's the Maul/Kenobi scene in Rebels: (spoiler Maul dies in the end)
  9. Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff confirmed

    Reviving a dead topic, but I do have something to say. An Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, even with Ewan McGregor, would be a bad idea. Why? Because Obi-Wan is confined to Tatooine laying low in the timeframe most people want this movie to take place making sure Luke survives to become the New Hope for the galaxy. He keeps Luke out of trouble and takes care of Jabba's goons when they get to close to the Homestead, but I'm having a hard time thinking of a good movie plot for Kenobi out of this. At this point I would rather have the side movies have their own takes on the Star Wars universe away from characters from the main saga.
  10. Han Solo Spinoff Confirmed

    I'm ready for this.

    Might be able to get a free month of the wwe network which I think gives you access to the live ppvs. Not 100% sure on that though.
  12. Listened to a podcast called Blank Check (decent podcast which started out looking at the Prequels and then moved onto looking at directors who received "Blank Checks" for movies). Can't remember exactly but it was basically TFA was an homage to Star Wars and TLJ was different. I've been vocal about my thoughts of TLJ and bottom line is I have very mixed feelings about TLJ. Is it a good Star Wars movie? Debatable but I lean towards yes. Is it a good continuation of TFA? I'd say no because there are too many differences in characters in a time frame too close to the end of TFA (literally hours). Is it a good Saga movie? Again I'd say no because there was no continuity in characterizations between both TLJ and the other movies. TLJ would have been better accepted as a movie if it wasn't a Saga movie. If the movie did not involve the major players of the Sequel Trilogy and was just a movie by itself, you wouldn't have to worry about the 40 years of Luke Skywalker fans complaining about his characterization. I think my biggest issue is that it just feels like TLJ is a series of missed opportunities. One of the deleted scenes has Finn throwing what Phasma did in TFA (lowering the shields to Starkiller Base) back at her which causes the stormtroopers surrounding them to side eye glance at eachother. You know what would have been cooler than Canto Bight? Finn drumming up a stormtrooper rebellion seeing as they are child soldiers stolen by the First Order. Even within its own story as is, it doesn't make sense for Holdo to keep the plan as close to her chest for as long as she does (or at least not telling Poe). You can't have her be standoffish and antagonistic to a "hero" for most of the movie and then at the last second tell everyone that you actually like him. The only reason Poe did not know about the plan to escape the ship (especially since he was 100% on board once he actually learned that there was a plan besides run until they die) is to provide the audience with a gotcha moment. An easy way to make it better is to make it a spy hunt with Holdo informing Poe that there is a plan besides just hope but it's on a need to know basis because there might be a spy. How could the First Order suddenly have the technology to track through hyperspace now? It's just not possible. So Poe either sends Finn off on the Canto Bight side trip to close off that angle (or even as a way to get him off the ship to point they spy hunters away from him), or Poe, Finn, and Rose are the leaders of the Spy hunt. Here is another article that presents my issues (going over some of the same issues described here, but better than I can): https://www.theodysseyonline.com/theory-rian-johnson-never-star-wars-life
  13. I know I should probably move on, but I read another thing that hit me about why, while this is a well made movie, makes it suck as an episodic film in Star Wars. Take what Johnson was doing with themes and graft them onto original characters away from the main saga, and I don't think you would have nearly as much an internet backlash (though I do feel there are some misogynist and racial issues with the movie). Bringing up Luke again, but during a behind the scenes documentary or something, they discussed some issues they were having with Hamill (Diva like actions while filming). Like the fact that they mentioned the Luke wasn't the hero in this movie, he's Obi-Wan. But Luke really isn't Obi-Wan in TLJ because Obi-Wan never gave up and decided to close himself off to the world so that he could die alone. Obi-Wan hid himself away so that he could train The New Hope when he (Luke) came of age after experiencing something just as bad if not worse than Luke did with Kylo. I have no problem believing that Hamill would have been 100% behind the direction of Luke and would have been easier to work with if he was exactly like Obi-Wan in ANH. Hamill acted the f*** out of what he was given, but I would have loved to see a more Yoda take on Old Luke.
  14. Austin Bombings

    Surprised this story has not been mentioned, but we're focused too much on the Dog dying in a United Airlines airplane. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/us/austin-explosions/index.html This fine White Christian boy came from a normal Good Christian family, so of course we can't call him a terrorist, he's not Muslim.
  15. I'll drop this here: https://www.themarysue.com/the-inclusive-illusion-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi/ Are there crappy mouth breathers who are critical of The Last Jedi for crappy reasons? Absolutely. But there are also valid criticisms about the characterizations of the characters of color and the main females in the movie.