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Brian Miller
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Poe was a tree stump. 
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It seems like they ran out of ideas for Poe part-way through the The Force Awakens.

I found Finn pretty uninteresting after that film as well, as riveting and inspiring as his trip to Canto Blight was... *











*Yes, I am being sarcastic about the trip to the casino.
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Poe seems to lack any charisma.
I found C-3PO more interesting than him in this last installment.
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The little geezer they engaged to extricate the Sith translation from 3PO was pretty amusing.
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Yes he was Peter.
3PO's oldest friend :-)
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I vowed not to see this movie, after absolutely detesting the last one. My family went without me. It sounds like I didn't miss much.

I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) by the lack of posting on this movie. I don't hear much about it in the real world, either. I guess it isn't good, or bad, enough to get excited about; just something to see to in order to finish the series. 

It's a shame the trilogy makers wasted an opportunity to map out movies that tied together well. Instead they made a series that ends up being a mess and seems inconsequential. 
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My wife and I are almost done with a rewatch of all the movies (Ep. 1 - 8), at which point I'm going to go back to rewatch Rise.  It'll be interesting to see just how well the whole thing holds together, if not from a continuity POV (which it won't), but from a thematic and emotional perspective.
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I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) by the lack of posting on this movie. I don't hear much about it in the real world, either. I guess it isn't good, or bad, enough to get excited about; just something to see to in order to finish the series.  

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I think it’s more that people were tired of all the animosity that stemmed from THE LAST JEDI. I know people who absolutely love ROS, some people who hate it, some who have mixed feelings. Everyone seemed comfortable stating their single sentiment toward it, but no one seemed interested in debating it or going into detail. 

Even THE MANDALORIAN discussions seem rather brief, beyond gushing over Baby Yoda. 

Star Wars has become like politics and religion at the dinner table. 
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The parts of ROS I liked I REALLY liked. The parts that didn’t, I really didn’t. I came out of it entertained, but disappointed. It’s clear J.J. Abrams is a director whose work I do not need to see anymore. At least not if it’s on existing properties/franchises. Far too much of “let’s do the same thing all over again!”
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It's kind of weird that Abrams's first film (MI III) is still his most daring and satisfying.  Maybe because the MI series is built on the kind of random narrative leaps and ticking-clock action pieces that he clearly is drawn to and excels at?  

Lord knows his first Star Trek was completely sense (and science) free, but vastly entertaining on first viewing.  Into Darkness was a massive plot hole bookended by credits.  TFA was not quite as entertaining as his first Trek and also featured much larger gaps in fridge logic, but since Star Wars in general is a lot softer than Trek on rationality it didn't stick out quite as much.  Rise was the biggest jumbled mess of all of them, but thankfully the man does know how to a) get engaging performances, and b) stage action, so I was back to being entertained.

Weird that his only personal feature film was probably his worst... unless there's some massive love out there for Super 8?


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I finally saw the film last week, and miraculously was able to keep from any
story spoilers the whole time I was traveling for the holidays.

I really liked THE FORCE AWAKENS, but I absolutely loved THE LAST JEDI. It
was a bold direction for these characters, and it made me feel closer to Luke
than I ever have before. It also really focused the relationship between Rey
and Kylo Ren/Ben in a deep way that worked for me. FORCE AWAKENS was
such a pastiche from the original movie that we really needed LAST JEDI to
take us deeper.

While I didn't see any story spoilers, I couldn't miss that fact that Abrams was
directing and there was talk that this was a reversal of all that LAST JEDI
established - I couldn't avoid even those headlines!   So possibly I went in with
lower expectations, but they evaporated as I watched the film. The whole
Emperor idea worked for me, and the resolution had me in tears. I think it
helped that I watched THE LAST JEDI the night before, and most of the story
and character developments worked just fine for me.

The only weak spot for me was the Carrie Fisher scenes - we know all too well
she passed and that these scenes were stitched together, and it felt even
clumsier than I expected. I think it was oversold as "flawless" in the early
publicity - that attempt at a Jedi mind trick that we would see it as flawless did
not work!

And I really like Poe - he came into his own right off the bat of THE LAST JEDI
and has progressed as a gung-ho fighter ever since.

I honestly can't tell why I am so accepting of this and the prequels. I loved
Star Wars as a kid, but Star Trek overtook it just as the series was ending, and
since there were no new films or TV for years, I relegated it to second class
sci-fi. I just enjoy the event nature of the theatrical releases, and also revisit
the films often on TV/DVD. I don't know if this makes me a huge Star Wars fan
that is too accepting, or if I am just a casual fan who has lower standards.

I will say that while I like all the movies to varying degrees, what I have seen of
THE MADALORIAN ups the ante significantly! That show is excellent on every
level!








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Poe was terrible. This was a shitty character from the get-go. 

Finn wasn’t tolerable. His whole storyline consisted of yelling “RRREEEYYYY!!!” the whole time. Useless. Finn, at least, had an interesting beginning, but the ball was totally dropped with him. 


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