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Old 12-14-2017, 10:20 PM   #1
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Thank you Rian Johnson. Thank you. Awesome.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:43 PM   #2
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How many of you are seeing this opening night? If not when are you planning to see it?

If you saw it, what did you think (please don't give away spoilers). Just general impressions of liking it or hating it.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thank you Rian Johnson. Thank you. Awesome.
Did you like his take better than jj's?
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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Did you like his take better than jj's?
Not even in the same dimension. Light years better. A lot more thought.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:48 PM   #5
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Not even in the same dimension. Light years better. A lot more thought.
Yes, the force is strong with this one.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:47 AM   #6
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Need to see it again to process it. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, so it's hard for me to separate the nostalgia from the experience itself.

On the first pass, thought it was okay, but not great. Without going into specific detail, the plot felt too long/overstuffed and I'm not sure they quite nailed the ideal Star Wars tone. It was maybe a bit too slapstick and over the top in places. I don't see the ESB comparisons. That had some humor to be sure, but felt more grounded overall.

I enjoyed TFA more than this one on first viewing.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:15 AM   #7
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Invetiably, there will be a point in the movie where I will have to run to the bathroom. Large diet coke, with a lot of food.... What scene should I run to the bathroom on? The scene where as soon as I see it, I run?
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:35 PM   #8
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Didn't get much out of it for most of the reasons raised by DaltWisney, particularly the tone. A couple of great (nostalgia heavy) moments aside, there's little to separate this from a Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:45 PM   #9
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I saw it and was really disappointed, the more I think about it, the more I disliked it.

*spoilers below*

I agree with Mark Hamill in that every character decision they made regarding Luke in writing this is fundamentally wrong. Rian Johnson clearly does not understand who Luke was.

Snoke is the worst antagonist in Star Wars history, they built the guy up for 1.5 films for nothing.

Rey being a nobody is another underwhelming resolution.

Critics are lapping this film up but audience reacton is totally split.

I really think this sequel trilogy was damanged beyond repair by TFA, which failed to set up a believable world or progression of characters from the OT. It is clear that no one has any idea where to take this, certainly JJ never did and I suspect Rian just figured he best kill off Snoke quick because there's no explanation for any of this.

I really generally hate that Disney have nullified the OT with these lacklustre sequels.

Still, it has a Star Wars label on it and is competently put together so it will do well, but in story terms this series is in a death spiral.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:49 PM   #10
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To it's credit though, it's better than TFA which I found *abysmal*, but then JJ is returning for the next film so there is no hope here.

Really makes you appreciate how much better George was at structuring a trilogy. I don't even like the prequels much but they are infinitely better in that sense than these pointless sequels.
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