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James Woodcock
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 7:51am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'll start it just because no one else has.

The lack of discussion about this film does not bode well. I could be mistaken, but I wonder whether TLJ and all the director shenanigans has hurt this movie. 



(edited for spoiler warning -- Tim)


Edited by Tim O'Neill on May 25 2018 at 7:19pm
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Hands up everybody who thought Han Solo needed a backstory?
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Bob Simko
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The trailer last night did nothing for me
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James Woodcock
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

He had one, in a three book series.
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 8:56am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

What surprises me is the release date. The Last Jedi is still in theatres. Solo comes out at the end of May. That is a tiny gap between films.
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Star Wars related films will always have a hard time shaking the May 25th release date. I would imagine that the studio would like all of their films released on that date, but with Force Awakens they had to put a flag in the sand on December. It would make sense that Solo comes out in December of 2018. This film is definitely NOT necessary for the character, but a significant amount of pandering to the masses is required to recoup the cost of buying Star Wars. Stand by for Yoda, Obi-Wan, Luke: The Early Years, Boba Fett, IG-88; Junk Yard to Rock Hard, etc. etc.
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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 10:25am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ummm...Disney’s has no trouble recouping any of their investment in
Lucasfilm.

Whether or not Han Solo NEEDED a backstory or not...this one, at
least based on this trailer, looks like it could be a fun time at the
movies. Personally, can’t ask for much more than that.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Well, golly, this teaser reaction satire...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=80T59B2RVO



...was pretty spot-on in terms of predicting what would be in the actual teaser.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d1G62KHmuXM

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Charles Valderrama
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Seems to me Disney recouped that massive sum just in time to start 'misfiring' with the franchise. SOLO is expected to bomb from what I've read... and finishing the latest trilogy on a good note just got harder after the mixed reviews of "The Last Jedi".

Of course, I can be wrong... but I'm curious to how the next STAR WARS CELEBRATION will present these latest events to their disappointed fans.

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Peter Martin
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Disney have not recouped the cost of Lucasfilm through ticket sales yet. As the article even points out, ticket sales are not profit. Production budget, percentage points, marketing costs, revenue share with theatres... There's an awful lot that needs to be subtracted.
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One of the problems with the Solo film is that everything has to be bigger and faster and MORE to compete with that has gone before, but then we're left with Han Solo having been involved in exploits that were bigger, faster and MORE when he was younger than the adventure he had when he met Luke and Obi Wan.

Also doesn't help to give form to his past as it destroys the mystery and is always inferior to the more nebulous notions of what might have made him who he is. It was kind of fun to speculate how he knew so much about Empire procedures, but now we will be told exactly what is what and that isn't as much fun. 
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Posted: February 05 2018 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Hands up everybody who thought Han Solo needed a backstory?

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I managed 40+ years without one!

One could say the same about others (Inspector Clouseau, anyone?). What was there was in my imagination.
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