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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


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There's an awful lot that needs to be subtracted.

Agreed but Iím sure the licensing deals on everything from paper
towels to clothes to comics, toy sales, increased theme park and cruise
tickets, and a hundred other things help bend that curve. The idea that
Disney is worried about not recouping this investment is not based in
reality.


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... and finishing the latest trilogy on a good note just got harder
after the mixed reviews of "The Last Jedi".


Not sure which reviews youíre referring to? Last Jedi was almost
universally praised by critics and got an ďAĒ CinemaScore and Disney
was so impressed they gave Johnson his trilogy to work on. If youíre
talking about the handful on entitled fanboys on Rotten Tomatoes; I
donít think Disney cares about them too much vs. the billion dollars in
box office it brought in and legitimate and internal praise it got.
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John Popa
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Looks like a fan film to me. It doesn't help that I generally consider prequels of any sort regressive and unnecessary.

Between this and how tedious I found 'The Last Jedi,' my guess is I'm done with 'Star Wars.'
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 7:13pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

this would be an interesting story if it was in book or comic book form but I'm
afraid doing it on the big screen it's going to be mostly explosions. We'll see.
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Jason Ditzel
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 7:26pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Just watched the 'official teaser'. The actor isn't pulling off the Harrison Ford vibe. Han is Ford.
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David Spurlock
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 8:54pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

To me, it looks...'meh'. Nothing really jumps out as being new or interesting and I place this in the same category as Rogue One, it may be good but I don't really see the need in telling this story.  
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 06 February 2018 at 11:02pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I remember watching "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and I could see Sean Patrick Flanery as a young Indiana Jones. Mannerisms, voice inflections and body movements and such. 

I get zero Han Solo from this guy. 
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 07 February 2018 at 10:02am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wondering why Disney didn't hire Anthony Ingruber for this... he actually pulled off playing a young Harrison Ford (Age of Adeline) - this video is much more like how a young Solo should look and act:


I know impressions do not make you an actor, but under the right direction, the kid might've put in a worthy performance. Half the battle is convincing the audience that the actor IS Han Solo.

This guy did that.

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Brian Hague
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Posted: 07 February 2018 at 12:50pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

As much as I like the video Ingruber did with the impression, his work in Age of Adeline really pays off. Casting decisions are often made with dozens if not hundreds of variables in play, but it does look as if the makers of Solo missed a sure bet this time.

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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: 07 February 2018 at 3:01pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Kathleen Kennedy and Kershner were both pretty taken with Alden
Ehrenreich during casting. They earned the benefit of the doubt from
me.

That guy does a helluva impression though.
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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: 07 February 2018 at 8:01pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

This is pretty neat Harrison Ford was a covert adviser to Solo: A
Star Wars Story
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 08 February 2018 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Ford being an adviser on the film has me a little more interested in seeing it, but I'll still wait until it hits the cheap theater to see it.
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Shaun Barry
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I don't agree with making a Han Solo origin/prequel movie, and Alden Ehrenreich, unfortunately, just doesn't have the look or voice down, to make me truly believe that he's a young Solo (the hair comes close, anyway).

However, I do have a little more faith that Kathleen Kennedy, Ron Howard and Lawrence Kasdan (and even George Lucas!) are at least trying to steer this in the right direction.

Much like the Marvel Studios films, it's pretty much the law in our household that I'll have to bring my young son to just about every new STAR WARS film, from now until I drop dead, so I'm hoping it's not a complete waste of time.

It would be nice to be pleasantly surprised by a new STAR WARS movie, for once...



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