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Sneaky Snake

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In Topic: The Last Jedi [SPOILERS GALORE]

21 February 2018 - 08:28 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 21 February 2018 - 01:05 AM, said:

I know I am in a minority, but I would much rather watch the prequels than the last two movies. They are way more entertaining, and way more Star Wars-y. Sure, they have their problems, but their plotlines are much more interesting and well developed than the last two movies.

I think that the context and setting for the prequel movies is amazing: Galaxy at war, Trade Federation/Separatists vs the Republic, a look into the politics and corruption of the day in the Senate/Jedi-Council. It has best backdrop of any Star Wars trilogy.

My issues is just in the execution. There are numerous times I'm literally cringing or laughing at the dialogue/acting (in parts where you are not supposed to be).

Revenge of Sith is a great movie in my opinion, but it is Episodes 1 and 2 that struggle a lot when re-watched with a modern eye.

In Topic: The Last Jedi [SPOILERS GALORE]

20 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

I've only skimmed the other posts in this thread, but I would really like those who think it is the 'worst Star Wars movie of all time' to go and re-watch episodes 1 and 2 and then compare. Episodes 1 and 2 have some great set pieces and battle scenes that everyone remembers, but I feel like everyone forgets about the absolutely atrocious dialogue, acting (for the most part, some actors such as Ewan did a good job), and story line that makes up 75% of those movies. Episodes 1 and 2 show how much the audience is willing to forgive in order to witness some epic Star Wars battles. I first watched episodes 1 and 2 as a boy and LOVED them, but after re-watching them recently for the first time in about 10 years you realize how terribly those movies have aged.

I would argue that The Last Jedi is magnitudes better then episodes 1 and 2 in nearly every way. I enjoyed The Last Jedi, but I think I would rank it around middle of pack in regards to Star Wars movies. We won't be able to truly rate it though until we watch Episode 9. I don't think it's really fair to definitely judge the middle entry of a trilogy without the trilogy actually being complete.

My quick thoughts on Last Jedi in bullet form:
  • The movie was absolutely gorgeous (from a visuals/cinematography perspective)
  • Really liked the dynamic between Rey and Ben
  • Really liked the more moral neutral direction they took The Force
  • Really DID NOT like the whole Casino plotline. I couldn't believe they had Finn and Rose wasting literally hours (possibly even days) of time in order to save some animals while the entire Rebel fleet was getting hammered. Great! you guys saved a few dozen space horses. Meanwhile thousands of your comrades died while waiting for you to return.
  • Adding to that, I really did not understand at all why the Rose character was in the movie. Would have way rather her extended screen time (she got a lot of it) was given to one of the main characters or was used to flesh out the world building a bit (we still have no idea what the first order really is)
  • I'm intrigued by the setup for the final film. I like how Rey is much more independent now (with Luke being gone)
I only watched TLJ once in theaters, so I'm interested in seeing what I think of it after a 2nd viewing once it has been home released.

In Topic: Inspiring YOU!

05 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

Ballmer looking good in retirement.

In Topic: Most missed hardware feature

30 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

Upgradable RAM/HDD is 100% the thing that I miss the most. It was so nice being able to give new life to 3-4 year old MBP's with a simple purchase of some RAM and an SSD. Now almost every machine isn't upgradable at all, and the ones that are are a huge pain (iMac).

In Topic: Derpin'

18 December 2017 - 08:55 AM

As a late comer to this thread:
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