STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by Lionheart » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:22 pm

I'll go see it, just to put an end to it, but my expectations are extremely low.
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by Michael » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:00 pm

captainuniverse wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Emperor Michaeltime is back. Time for Admiral Tattok to come out of retirement.

Oopsit, that's Star Wars, not Star Trek. \Y/
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by captainuniverse » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:22 pm

It was good. \Y/
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by Michael » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:48 am

I went to see the movie today. It was fun for what it was, but I'd only give it a two out of four stars. Overall too predictable in far too many places. The surprises it did have weren't enough to save it from feeling stale overall.
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I did enjoy seeing Palpatine again. Ian McDiarmid is always mesmerizing when he plays that character. And he did not disappoint this time.

I thought Kylo Ren was much better written this time. Adam Driver puts all he can into this character, but he can only do so much with what he had given to him on the page. In fact, I'd say that's my assessment of all the characters and the actors behind them. The actors are doing all they can to put life into these characters, but unfortunately, the characters are far too shallow. They never achieve any depth because they exist only as tools for the plot to wield to its ends.

This is one of my chief criticisms of every Abrams film I've seen--the characters exist to service the plot. There is no depth given to them because the plot is rushed along at such a breakneck speed that the characters don't have a chance to drive the story themselves. They're swept away by the tsunami of the plot.

And on that plot... I wouldn't say there were plot holes as much as plot canyons. Instead of going from A to B to C and so forth, it seemed to go from A to D to G to J, skipping vital information or character motivations.

And why add all these new characters only to sideline others which had already been introduced in previous films? Rose who played a significant role in the last film had hardly any screen time here, and she certainly wasn't anywhere near as crucial to the events in this film.

I really went into this one, hoping I'd see Star Wars blossom once again. Unfortunately, what I saw was more of the same convoluted plot driven kind of storytelling that plagued "The Force Awakens" as well as the prequels.

It is stunning to me that Disney is able to make the Marvel films work, producing over 20+ films using various writers and directors, but couldn't seem to get three Star Wars films written and directed by far fewer people to work even half as well.

Some day, someone is going to make a good Star Wars film again. I just hope I live long enough to see it.
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by captainuniverse » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:28 pm

Finally... Michaeltine is defeated. Rest easy, Yoda can, now. \Y/
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by Michael » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:42 pm

captainuniverse wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Finally... Michaeltine is defeated. Rest easy, Yoda can, now. \Y/
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If I can come back from the dead once... :twisted:
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by captainuniverse » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:46 pm

Yeah, but it would be as a slave to Joe Manno, you would. ::sabre::
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Re: STAR WARS - EPISODE IX Trailer

Post by JM1776 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:56 am

Ironic that I'm watching The Two Popes, even now.
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