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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 6:43am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Saw it. Enjoyed it. I would have loved it
if it weren't for L3-37 and it's
relationship with Lando. I'm tired of
having this kind of stuff shoved down my
throat. It's not even important to the
stort. Otherwise, I thought it was very
entertaining.

Anyone catch the moment, during the scene
where Chewy meets Han, in the pit, and is
forcing him into the mud, they made it
look like him frozen in carbonite.
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Paul Greer
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Has there been a large agenda to push
robot/human love down our throats?
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 11:13am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Has there been a large agenda to push robot/human love down our throats?

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I think we all need to be reminded not to date robots. 



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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I have nothing against robosexualtiy. 
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Saw it again this morning in a Dolby Experience theater (getting really spoiled by reserved recliner seats)..

Enjoyed it very much, and noticed a few more details this time out, like this ship:



Actually one of the early Star Destroyer concept designs by Colin Cantwell...

It only shows up in the film for a few seconds on the Imperial recruitment holo display in Corellia Spaceport, flanked by 2 Imperial SDs.

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 1:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

For some sad, lonely guy, I'm sure a robot beats a blow-up doll. That noted, the public service announcement from FUTURAMA that Michael shared does remind us all of the inherent dangers involved.  Thanks for sharing that important message,  Michael! 
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

No problem!
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 4:33pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Saw it. Enjoyed it. I would have loved it
if it weren't for L3-37 and it's
relationship with Lando. I'm tired of
having this kind of stuff shoved down my
throat.
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the "shoved down your throat" is all perspective. As a child I had no interest in
romance so I supposed Leia and Han was "shoved down my throat" and I'm
sure to any non-straight person it was the same.

It's the robot's turn!
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Patrick Mallon
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 4:51pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I saw the film last night...I enjoyed it...given all the behind the scenes issues, I expected to be disappointed...

The story was coherent...for the most part, easy to follow, the characters were well cast. The only real issue was the actor cast as Han Solo, which has already been discussed.

As a former hard-core EU fan, I can see how those who really follow that stuff may have issues. However, the average SW fan will probably like it.

My quibbles: the space monster (too comic book-like), Lando's droid too over the top on Kessel (not sticking to the plan), Maul (would have been nice to have a film with no reference to the Force/Sith/Jedi), the Marauders link to the Rebellion (couldn't they just have been out to help out the oppressed, maybe later, in another tale, hooking up with the Rebellion?)...

My likes: nice to see more of Chewbacca as a main character, rather than a B-character...we never did find out how Qui'ra got off of Corellia and ended up with Crimson Dawn...

And at the end, Han shot first...
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 8:21pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

OOnce again, Han was the ONLY one that shot...

Saw it this evening. I really liked it. Some callbacks to previous movies, tv shows and EU novels. Not super important, but enjoyed seeing/hearing them. 

Thought it was pretty obvious Lando and L3 were “together.” Very cool she ended up being the Falcon’s later personality. I wonder if any part of her becomes Lobot. 

Really liked the interplay between Han, Chewie and Lando. And Glover had Billy Dee DOWN! He really did a wonderful job. 

Once I realized Ehrenreich looked like Han from the old SW Marvel series when Infantino was penciling the book, I had no problems seeing him as the character. 

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Trevor Krysak
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Posted: 29 May 2018 at 5:04am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

At some point are we going to learn Lobot and Lando had a thing going on?

Lando spin-off movie. Lando: An intergalactic romance story

Or Lando: Lust across the Galaxy
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Posted: 29 May 2018 at 11:11am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thank you Paul Greer, I had JUST swallowed my Iced coffee or I would have had to get a new computer.

I liked it. Fun heist movie with some bonus Staw Warz feelz plus a decent amount of tension despite knowing that several characters were definitely surviving. 

My take on Star Wars is they're damned if the do and damned if they don't- Change or mess with stuff more (ala Last Jedi) STOP RUINING STAR WARS! 
Hit the same beats too often- Why you gotta copy New hope, Empire, etc?

I've enjoyed all 4 of the last Star Wars movies far more than the prequels like by a million space miles. (Yes, space miles are different than earth miles)

Things I liked especially-
L3's robot uprising!!! Favorite thing- madcap fun but didn't push us out of the film. AND, I loved how the robots freed their Human "brother and sisters" not just the other droids. 

Love Donald Glover- damn good. A take on Lando that picked up important aspects of Billy Dee but didn't impersonate him.


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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 29 May 2018 at 6:45pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Saw an advanced screening last Monday, I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it didn't feel like a movie that had changed directors.  I was surprised by the big bad reveal, happily surprised.  Maybe we'll get to see more in a sequel...
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 29 May 2018 at 8:18pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Bossk!!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 29 May 2018 at 9:42pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply




YMS review of SOLO.
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Posted: 30 May 2018 at 7:00am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I have nothing against robosexualtiy.

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I didn't know it was actually a term!
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Posted: 30 May 2018 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Not saying “I told you so” or anything, but The Amazing Kirkwell’s position as a fortune-teller is secure.



That is all. Thank you for your time, and best wishes
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Posted: 31 May 2018 at 1:33pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Even a blind dog, I guess...

Anywho, this box failure is pretty disappointing considering that, I think,
this is pretty entertaining movie that set up the possibility for additional
movies featuring Han and Chewie’s Underworld adventures.
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Posted: 01 June 2018 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

AHRRGGHHHH!!!!!!
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Robin Taylor
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Posted: 01 June 2018 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

...wow. So I definitely never need to see this

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Posted: 01 June 2018 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

The dice... Man, an amusing and insignificant design detail sure turned into an incredible waste of time. Now TWO Star Wars films have made a big deal out of them. They should probably stop trying to make the dice happen.

(Of course, I googled to see if I could buy the merchan-dice, making me part of the problem, but weirdly, I can't find anything that looks official. Disney really didn't bring their A-game to the market on this one.)
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Posted: 01 June 2018 at 8:49pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

The Heavy TIE /rb fighter from the Kessel Run sequence in SOLO



Is that a Cylon eye?

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Dave Kopperman
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My wife and I enjoyed it.  I think, on balance, I liked it better than "The Last Jedi."  It didn't have any moments that reached that movies highs, but it definitely never had any of TLJs dire nadirs, either.  Solo was consistently entertaining and watchable throughout, and really only got bogged down a little in the mid-section with the introduction of Paul Bettany's character and the return of Qi'ra.  Thankfully, Lando was introduced shortly thereafter and Donald Glover really energized his whole section of the film.

I think Solo did a very good job of populating the corners of the SW universe in a way I didn't think could be done, and I really REALLY liked the scenes of life within an Empire-controlled society.  In fact, I wish they'd given us a bit more of that and less of the Crimson Dawn; the film didn't cohere around him because he didn't really come off as any kind of big bad.  Scenes of Han at the Imperial Academy would have been neat.

And, yes - it definitely gave off a vibe of being an adaptation of an early 80's Marvel Star Wars annual, maybe one of those stories from Marvel UK that didn't get released here...
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Well, it's unfortunate to me that this was the movie that the opening weekend fan boycott hit, because all in all it wasn't that bad. 

I've been noticing that the numerous articles of hand-wringing about the movie's poor box office talk about every possible reason except the boycott.  I doubt it will cost Kathleen Kennedy her job even though that was the ultimate goal of the boycott campaign, but I think The Last Jedi was so off putting that they pretty well sullied the franchise. 



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They should probably stop trying to make the dice happen.

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Kudos for an unexpected "Mean Girls" call-out :)
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