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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 16 December 2019 at 11:01pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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While I disagree with much of what Greg wrote (please stop bashing women), I am severely disappointed in Star Wars at the moment (although I am loving the hell out of The Mandalorian).

Stories are leaving me flat, KK's talk of not having a well of stories to go to makes me so angry after her torching of the EU, the merchandise is woeful (especially in the UK) and the supplemental stories in books, comics etc tend to be treading water.

TROS opens tomorrow night in the UK. I don't even have a ticket and do not know when I will be seeing it. Compare that to Endgame when I had my ticket booked and was there at midnight.

I'm even reading spoilers on this one so I'm not so disappointed (I really don't want another Last Jedi experience, and the spoilers, if they turn out to be true, do not bode well for this film). So yeah, my relationship with Star Wars has changed markedly since Last Jedi.
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Despite my previous intentions of not seeing this movie in the theater, AND reading the spoilers...

...Went ahead and bought a matinee ticket for next week.

Yeah, nostalgia is playing some part in my reversal, but more interest in seeing the space battle visual effects on the big screen is the greater push.
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"I won’t be responding to this post or reading this thread."


Yeah, we've heard that before.



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Bill Guerra
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Greg isn't wrong. I skipped out on seeing Solo and I don't have plans to see this one either.

That said, I do enjoy The Mandalorian!
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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 17 December 2019 at 5:53pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Youtube sure does radicalize every kind of lonely person.

The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars since the original. It's a slow soak in a fun genre with minimal baggage.
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Are there issues with the Sequels and the way Lucasfilm has been run?  Sure.

Does Kirkman and his ilk do themselves no favors with their juvenile diatribes?  You better believe it.

"Man-babies," indeed.



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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 17 December 2019 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Greg isn't wrong.

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Please be clear with what you are agreeing with. Because there's a world of difference between "Disney ruined Star Wars" and "OMG IDENTITY POLITICS AND SJWs AND THE LEFT-WING MEDIA ELITES ARE RUINING STAR WARS! GET WOKE GO BROKE!" I just want to keep track of the radicalized creeps on the board.

Anyway, the near-universal acclaim and popularity of THE MANDALORIAN would be the counterpoint to the idea that fans are rejecting Disney's vision of Star Wars on any sort of permanent basis.
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Yeah, better polish up your enemies list there.

Mandalorian succeeds because it doesn't try to do too much. It doesn't contradict the new canon (which TLJ and ROS seem to have ignored completely) and it doesn't contradict or minimize the Original Trilogy. It works as a sequel to Return of the Jedi. They re-did the history of Mandalorians in the Clone Wars cartoon, but you don't even need to know that either, the show tells you what you need to know in pieces.


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Yeah, better polish up your enemies list there.

Enemies list? There is no enemies list. There's an "irrational people who are a waste of time trying to have a rational discussion" list.


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Mandalorian succeeds because it doesn't try to do too much.

Key point being THE MANDALORIAN succeeds. Either Disney has killed the franchise or it hasn't.


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Posted: 18 December 2019 at 9:44am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Reading through some of the reviews this morning...

… The hate is certainly strong with a few critics who feel that Abrams rolled back too much from Last Jedi, because of the fan backlash.   

I would take these reviews a little more seriously if they just stopped harping on that aspect.
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I think the negative reviews are a bit harsh. I understand expectations
are through the roof, but I’m not sure if anything could have met them.

Non-specific possible spoilers follow. It was pretty much in the same
vein as The last 2...heavy echoes of IV/V/VI. Not many surprises.
There were some potentially powerful scenes that wound up being
“gotcha” moments, and a bit heavy on the “how convenient” moments.

One scene that got me...in a breaking the fourth wall sense...
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...and fair warning to stop reading now if you haven’t seen it...
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...was the scene of the rebels around Leia after she died, with Billie
Lourd at the head of the bed. That had to have been so emotional for
her.

I’ll be interested to see where the franchise goes now.
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