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Title: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: whaleyland on May 28, 2018, 06:29:11 PM
After dinner we watched Rogue One, after watching this film 3 times I'm still enjoying it, the same cannot be said for Solo after a single watching ;(
The Star Wars Anthology films just aren't doing it for me. Rogue One was the first SW film I didn't re-watch in theatres. Solo will be the second. I would have skipped a re-watch of Last Jedi also, but I saw it apart from my partner and she wanted to complain about it together, so we re-watched it when I got back to New Zealand.

I really hope Episode 9 is a good send-off for the franchise and that they just take a break after whatever Anthology #3 is going to be (sounds like Boba Fett or Obi-Wan). I know the LJ director has some contract to do a new trilogy but I hope it gets cancelled. Focus on television for a while — let the movies rest.
Title: Re: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: danisthirty on May 29, 2018, 02:02:55 AM
After dinner we watched Rogue One, after watching this film 3 times I'm still enjoying it, the same cannot be said for Solo after a single watching ;(
The Star Wars Anthology films just aren't doing it for me. Rogue One was the first SW film I didn't re-watch in theatres. Solo will be the second. I would have skipped a re-watch of Last Jedi also, but I saw it apart from my partner and she wanted to complain about it together, so we re-watched it when I got back to New Zealand.

I really hope Episode 9 is a good send-off for the franchise and that they just take a break after whatever Anthology #3 is going to be (sounds like Boba Fett or Obi-Wan). I know the LJ director has some contract to do a new trilogy but I hope it gets cancelled. Focus on television for a while — let the movies rest.

I've never liked any of the films at all. :(n)
Title: Re: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: dirk2112 on May 29, 2018, 03:26:28 AM
You re-watched the prequels in theaters or do you pretend that that they do not exist?  In my opinion Rogue 1 is the 3rd best Star Wars film ever made.   It reignited my love for the franchise until The Last Jedi sucked the life out of it again.  As for Solo, it was ok.  I have no desire to own it or watch it again, but I felt it was better than TLJ and the prequels. 

My list
1. Empire Strikes Back
2. A New Hope
3. Rogue 1
4. Return of the Jedi
5. The Force Awakens
6. Solo
7-11 Dreck
Title: Re: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: Decar on May 29, 2018, 03:37:16 AM
Think I agree with your top 3 Dirk - Rogue:One feels so much like a star wars film; and manages to deliver great and lasting lines of dialogue while expanding the canon.  I don't think Solo manages to do that; it spends too long finding excuses for trivial lines from the original trilogy.  I rather enjoyed the Last Jedi, the force powers were refreshing and a lot more engaging than the hyperbolic-nostalgia trip that the Force Awakens was.  However Last Jedi did deliver the 2nd worst line of dialogue from any StarWars film: "Godspeed" .... the first mention of God and created a big cognitive dissonance for me.  But Nothing will beat "I don't like sand" .....nothing....terrible... :(
Title: Re: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: dirk2112 on May 29, 2018, 06:18:26 AM
I had no problems with the force or anything Luke Skywalker did in TLJ.  Everything else though was just bad.  That must have been the slowest chase sequence in film history.  I felt like I was watching OJ Simpson's Bronco flee from the empire.  Nothing that Finn, Poe, Rose, or Laura Dern did made any sense whatsoever.  Some of the visuals were pretty good I guess. 
Title: Re: Complaints about Star Wars
Post by: Halfling on May 30, 2018, 02:51:29 AM
I enjoyed star wars and empire strikes back. Disliked return of the jedi, I was 15 in 1983 and this film seemed to be aimed at a younger audience with all those teddy bears. I watched the next one at the cinema but the magic had gone for me and I haven't watched any more new stuff.
I did also watch the remaster of Star Wars and that film still holds its own in my opinion.

I still enjoy playing the carcassonne themed game by the way.