Star Wars |OT2| This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them! [NO LEAKS | TAG MANDALORIAN SPOILERS]

Timu

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I try to be positive about Star Wars myself, as in I judge/rate them on how entertaining and fun they are above other factors, but TPM and AOTC are just plain boring, and that's one of the worst things a movie can be.

There is no doubt that a ton of work and thought went into their execution, as pointed out, but the presentation is so stilted, so dull.
I agree with you on that for those movies.
 

Einchy

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PLEASE NO SPOILERS OR HINTS IF YOU'VE READ THE LEAKS

Today while listening to Binge Mode talk about Jedi, I was thinking about how my dude Palpy has been hamming it up nonstop since the 80s. I can't imagine JJ would do this but I think I would like a new take on him for this film, rather then be hammy, I think I would like it if he's shoot and directed to be terrifying. I want him to be shoot the way that people in the EU always describe him, as this pure evil presence that sucks out the air in any room that he's in.

Now that I write this out, it makes me wonder if that was the intent in Jedi. Was Palpatine seen as scary to those audiences? Do we in 2019 just see him as 100% hammy in Jedi because are sensibilities have changed?
 

RandomSeed

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PLEASE NO SPOILERS OR HINTS IF YOU'VE READ THE LEAKS

Today while listening to Binge Mode talk about Jedi, I was thinking about how my dude Palpy has been hamming it up nonstop since the 80s. I can't imagine JJ would do this but I think I would like a new take on him for this film, rather then be hammy, I think I would like it if he's shoot and directed to be terrifying. I want him to be shoot the way that people in the EU always describe him, as this pure evil presence that sucks out the air in any room that he's in.
I guess I've kinda assumed he's going to be more like he was in ROTJ. His sarcastic tone and lines had the purpose of getting under Luke's skin to turn him. Then when he didn't, he had the ability to point his fingers at the other most powerful characters in the galaxy and they had no chance. It didn't even cross my mind they would play him up like the silly and over the top (yet entertaining) prequel version of Weee, I'm Evil and it's FUN, Ironic!
 

Einchy

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I guess I've kinda assumed he's going to be more like he was in ROTJ. His sarcastic tone and lines had the purpose of getting under Luke's skin to turn him. Then when he didn't, he had the ability to point his fingers at the other most powerful characters in the galaxy and they had no chance. It didn't even cross my mind they would play him up like the silly and over the top (yet entertaining) prequel version of Weee, I'm Evil and it's FUN, Ironic!
There's definitely a huge difference between OT and PT Palpatine but even then, OT Palpy still has a lot of really hammy shit. That dude is just having a ball fucking with Luke.
 

BDS

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Rewatch: The Force Awakens
  • I remember in the early leaks/rumors for this movie, people thought Max von Sydow was Boba Fett lmao
  • Rey's inflating muffin food thing is the most creative worldbuilding thing in the sequel trilogy, I love it
  • "Why are you helping me?" "Because it's the right thing to do." "You need a pilot." "...I need a pilot"
  • The one thing this movie really excels at is the establishing character moments and interactions
  • THE DROID.......STOLE A FREIGHTER
  • This whole rathtar sequence needed to be cut out in favor of something quieter, like Rey/Finn/Han talking about the past
  • In a movie that isn't obsessed with secrecy, this scene of Finn almost getting killed by a rathtar would be a good place for Rey's powers to manifest themselves
  • "Hey Solo--" "Did you just call me Solo?" "Sorry, Solo: A Star Wars Story"
  • Did Abrams have ANY idea what this lightsaber vision scene was supposed to mean or was this just mystery masturbation for Johnson to deal with?
  • So many people thought this was Coruscant getting blown up
  • Punished "Venom" Threepio
  • THAT'S NOT HOW THE FORCE WORKS
  • The metaphor of the sun being drained to power Starkiller ("as long as there's light, we've got a chance") is pretty good even if it's a bit on the nose
  • Man this Han and Kylo scene is so good
  • The lightsaber duel is awesome too
  • I love how there's literally a comic taking place between Rey leaving D'Qar and arriving on Ahch-To
  • Luke: Aw shit, here we go again
 

RandomSeed

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There's definitely a huge difference between OT and PT Palpatine but even then, OT Palpy still has a lot of really hammy shit. That dude is just having a ball fucking with Luke.
Sure, but I was thinking take ROTJ Emperor, then make him more pissed and dark due to being dead or whatever the hell he has been (haven't ready any leaks or anything like that), so even further away from the Evil and Loving It version, and more of the Evil Manipulator now with a shorter fuse, and no time for games I guess.
 

Bor Gullet

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I finally made my ROTS appreciation thread.

I promise not to talk about this movie for a good while, since I got it out of my system.
 

Einchy

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Sure, but I was thinking take ROTJ Emperor, then make him more pissed and dark due to being dead or whatever the hell he has been (haven't ready any leaks or anything like that), so even further away from the Evil and Loving It version, and more of the Evil Manipulator now with a shorter fuse, and no time for games I guess.
Yeah, that's exactly what I'd like. In Jedi he thought he was gonna win, so he was fucking around, this time he doesn't have the luxury. I think that should be reflected on the way he acts.
 

UnknownSpirit

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I started my Rewatch of TLJ.

God the whole opening sequence is incredible. From the music, to the giant bombers, to Poe drifting in an X-Wing.

It’s just paced so well.
 

Oozer

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Was the Fortnite clip as substantial as the chase scene they released? I haven't really searched for it and I don't play Fortnite.
Yeah, if anything it was a little longer. Though the instance I was in screwed up and only played the first half of it lol.

Rewatch: The Force Awakens
  • I remember in the early leaks/rumors for this movie, people thought Max von Sydow was Boba Fett lmao
  • Did Abrams have ANY idea what this lightsaber vision scene was supposed to mean or was this just mystery masturbation for Johnson to deal with?
There were also rumors that Von Sydow was playing a cyborg because there was concept art of an old man cyborg. Man the rumors for Episode VII were fun.

As originally scripted, the "Forceback" was a trip through how the lightsaber ended up with Maz. Parts of this version, at least, were filmed. It was likely rewritten after Harrison Ford broke his leg. The shots of the Knights of Ren were the very last things filmed during principal photography. J.J. kept changing it during editing, trying to make it "Rey's acid trip." He wanted it to be confusing and scary for her.

I finally made my ROTS appreciation thread.

I promise not to talk about this movie for a good while, since I got it out of my system.
I'm afraid of going into that thread so I'll say this here: I freakin' love ROTS. If you catch me on the right day I'll even say it's my favorite of the saga.
 

UnknownSpirit

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I rewatched it yesterday and I forgot how good it was.

Also Canto Bight is like 5 minutes long and is in no way worse than any other mediocre point in a SW movie.
I agree. I will say this though that whole sequence while mediocre, is beautifully shot.(There is a shot of them running in the beach that is jaw dropping)

also, I will always love TLJ for foreshadowing literally EVERY major plot point that you don’t even notice until you watch it. Also, having Rey narrate her dark side cave memory is such a cool little twist on it.
 
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DiipuSurotu

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France
  • Luke sees scrolls of what look like handwritten manuscripts in Yoda's house.
 

Cross-Section

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You just know they're something like different recipes for root-leaf stew, or something else appropriately Yoda-ish.

spent decades improving on it, he did
 
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