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#4500101 - 12/12/19 08:54 PM Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion.  
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With Star Wars Episode 9 arriving next week, I am rewatching Episode 7 today and Episode 8 tomorrow.

One question I have immediately and there may be more later as I progress through the 2 movies.

In Episode 7, how the hell did Poe get off Jakku and then finding his way to the resistance?

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#4500102 - 12/12/19 09:13 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I can't remember if Poe ever mentioned it specifically but I just assumed that he was able to find a contact with the Rebellion on Jakku and then stow away on some freighter or other similar ship.

Having said that, I've found the Disney SW movies to be pretty decent but they have not elicited the same kind of visceral feelings from me that the original trilogy did.


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#4500104 - 12/12/19 09:20 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I will watch Episode 9 in the theater because I want to see how they will end a saga that began in 1977.

But I am not holding my breath for anything spectacular or intelligent or logical in term of story and explanations.

#4500119 - 12/12/19 11:52 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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If they are really wrapping up the main storyline then i'm imagining a RoTJ type ending. All of the ghosts having a hug out while Rey looks on and everyone else parties in the background.

Maybe some Ewok throwing.


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#4500131 - 12/13/19 12:51 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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No Ewoks!

I hate those Ewoks!

I do want to see more of Lieutenant Connix.

#4500151 - 12/13/19 04:15 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by Ajay
If they are really wrapping up the main storyline then i'm imagining a RoTJ type ending. .


More specifically, Disney is wrapping up the Skywalker storyline.


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#4500154 - 12/13/19 04:23 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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One of the new movie theaters here is not happy to be like the others that have IMAX 3D, IMAX 2D, XD, X3D, D-Box or just plain digital non 3D.

They also have:

4DX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4DX

and

ScreenX https://www.screenx.co.kr/screenx/screenx.php

Both made in South Korea.

and

RPX https://www.whitenoisesound.net/rpx-vs-imax-one-shall-choose/

The ticket price for matinee first show or 2nd show of the day for those 3 options above range from $19 to $27.

You can imagine how much they are at night after 6 pm.

Hell No Way!

I got tickets for just the regular digital non 3D show, first show on Friday December 20th at 9 am, for $10.28 including tax and $1.75 online purchase convenience fee.

That's why I don't like going to movies nowadays.

They make you buy the tickets in advance online and then want to add a $1.50 to $2.00 convenience fee per ticket.

#4500375 - 12/15/19 01:30 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I watched Episode 7, 8 and Rogue One.

7 was okay but it's a remake of Star Wars.

8 was a movie about women who want to be in charge but can't make up their mind because they are women.

Rogue One was good.

Episode 1, 2, 3 and 7 and 8 should had been like Rogue One.

An good popcorn sci-fi movie without preaching and the PC and the annoying characters.

#4500379 - 12/15/19 03:09 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Rogue One is by far my favorite of the Disney-era SW films. It simply "worked" on every level.


The thing to remember about the Lucas prequels is that they were for the most part made for kids. "Revenge of the Sith" at least was an improvement but it could have been so much more.


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#4500626 - 12/17/19 06:02 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I didn't watch the whole thing but I heard George Lucas didn't show up.

If that is true,

Why?

He started a world wide phenomenon 42 1/2 plus years ago, he should be there for the finale.


#4500636 - 12/17/19 11:24 AM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I didn't watch the whole thing but I heard George Lucas didn't show up.

If that is true,

Why?

He started a world wide phenomenon 42 1/2 plus years ago, he should be there for the finale.




You do know he sold the franchise for a reason right? Lucas was simply done and wanted to move on to whatever new chapter awaited him in life.

Oh yeah, and the 4 billion Disney paid Lucas was just a slight motivator too...


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#4500683 - 12/17/19 03:42 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I know he sold Lucasfilm which include Star Wars and Indiana Jones which Disney will be messing up next.

Still, if I were him, I would still had gone to the premiere.

#4500686 - 12/17/19 03:49 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I know he sold Lucasfilm which include Star Wars and Indiana Jones which Disney will be messing up next.




Indiana Jones was already messed up big time well before Disney bought LF.


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#4500689 - 12/17/19 04:15 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Well, two things about that. Number one, early views always get better responses than when the movie comes out because people are excited to see it first, they're usually connected in some way, and they don't want to be mean. Number two, The Last Jedi has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes review score, so good reviews do not really mean a good movie, only one that pleases critics with specific agendas (it has a 41% audience score).


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#4500698 - 12/17/19 04:46 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
The Last Jedi has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes review score, so good reviews do not really mean a good movie, only one that pleases critics with specific agendas (it has a 41% audience score).


This is a valid point. Of course from Disney's perspective the movie still made a huge profit so that's ultimately what mattered to them. Star Wars is one of those rare franchises where you can have a high percentage of fans who complain but sure enough will stick around to watch the next movie.

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#4500702 - 12/17/19 04:56 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It made money, and even though I hated The Last Jedi (it's the only Star Wars movie I saw in the theater that I didn't buy the Blu-Ray for), I did still pay to see it once. However, there is still a financial hit for that to Disney - I think people didn't go see Solo partly because of a reaction to TLJ, and if you look at the numbers, TLJ is well below The Force Awakens:

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdown/sd1648162308/


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#4500732 - 12/17/19 07:33 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Another article about initial reactions, calling them "mixed"
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/ne...-BBY4KdG?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout


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#4500736 - 12/17/19 08:29 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I expect only the worst from Episode 9. The teaser basically condensed much of what was wrong with Ep 8, and if that's supposed to whet my appetite, well, they're wrong. I'm no longer interested in the main storyline. It's a bit of a pity that Solo was actually decent but bombed because of Ep 8, but then again the reaction from top management that it was just a symptom of an awful audience rather than having made an awful film is an indicator that with these people at the top they will continue to make idiotic decisions and keep throwing established canon under the bus in pursuit of a stupid SJW agenda and cheap visual thrills. In summary, count me out.

#4500738 - 12/17/19 08:55 PM Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and 8 (and 9 later next week) discussion. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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If they don't answer any of the questions that they raised in 7 and 8, I will be p o.

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