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126Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Fri 25 May 2018, 5:47 pm

Adam Ant Driver

Adam Ant Driver
Saw Solo last night. It's nothing incredible but is a very fun and entertaining blockbuster. The new Han was, to my surprise, really great. It has a few problems and includes a few things I wish it didn't but did nothing I feared it would and the behind the scenes issues don't translate on screen at all. It ends in a way that feels incomplete and it's clear we'll be seeing the cast on another adventure soon.

Lucasfilm have also confirmed a Boba Fett movie with James Mangold (The Wolverine, Logan) to write and direct.

http://thehiveforum.forumotion.com

127Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 26 May 2018, 10:17 am

Mott1


Yes I heard about Boba Fett. It's nice of them to do another spin off - I wonder when we'll get Jar Jar Binks' tortured backstory as a prequel too?

128Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 26 May 2018, 11:48 am

Pepsi Maxil

Pepsi Maxil
Chief Caretaker

129Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Mon 28 May 2018, 6:12 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1001148527802769409

Solo is underperforming at the box

Honestly, the price of a ticket at my local cinema is a joke at the moment, otherwise, I probably would have gone.

130Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Mon 28 May 2018, 6:23 pm

Cunnus Maximus

Cunnus Maximus
It's too bloody hot for the cinema right now, especially on the coast. People would rather go out for a picnic, an evening in the pub or BBQ on the beach.

131Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Wed 30 May 2018, 7:10 pm

TiberiusDidNothingWrong

TiberiusDidNothingWrong
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'Solo: A Star Wars story' was actually pretty good. I weren't particularly enthused to see it but I was pleasantly surprised. The cast was excellent, especially. Kind of a shame that it's doing so poorly financially.

For the record I liked The Last Jedi, despite the many bizarre decisions they made in that film.

132Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Thu 31 May 2018, 9:24 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss


Bit long at 20 mins but it absolutely nails my problems with the film. The awkward use of staid humour that punctures the tone. The final 3rd of the film was great for me but the rest of the time... meh...

Edit: You can ignore the last 5 mins where he waffles on about VPNs

133Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 12:12 am

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
Star Wars” actress Kelly Marie Tran has deleted every post on her Instagram page, and fans are speculating the move is the result of repeated online harassment.

Tran, who made her debut in a galaxy far, far away last year as Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” did not deactivate her account on the photo-sharing app, but has removed every photo.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/6/5/17429196/kelly-marie-tran-instagram-deleted-harassment-star-wars-rose-last-jedi

134Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 12:25 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss

135Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 11:52 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hummer-bummer/

Very Happy

This bit made me laugh: "When the day came for her to be presented with her prize, Berry was led blindfolded to the restaurant’s parking lot to receive her award, but when the blindfold came off she was devastated to learn that the promised jackpot was not a Toyota automobile but rather a toy Yoda, a Star Wars doll."

136Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Thu 07 Jun 2018, 3:16 pm

Zarius

Zarius
Rumors are Kathleen Kenendy will quietly resign from Lucasfilm in September

137Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Thu 07 Jun 2018, 4:54 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
Does that mean anything in particular? I have never heard of her

138Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Thu 07 Jun 2018, 10:24 pm

iank

iank
She's the one in charge of Disney SW, and who appears to be more interested in filling with the series with agendas than actual storytelling (sounds familiar).

139Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 2:30 pm

DogStar2000

DogStar2000
Kathleen Kenendy is an SJW and SJW's will always prioritise their so called progressive agenda over good story telling. In my opinion she has ruined the Star Wars films and needs to go so I hope that rumour is true.

140Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 4:33 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
Saw Solo, wasn't entirely sold on it but would look forward to another. It seemed obsessed with trying to pull off surprises that you could mostly see a mile coming and killing off characters you didn't care about. I was glad when L3 died but still mystified as to why Star Wars thinks we should care about the deaths of robots when they can be rebuilt.

Then there is the usual crappy poorly timed comedy. The acting was great, along with the effects they were the best bit of this. The Choreography of the battle scenes just seemed like an attempt to cram as many explosions per minute as possible.

141Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 11:59 am

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
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WTF is that shit? I am glad he sold the rights. That just sounds terrible

142Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 10:13 am

Rawkuss

Rawkuss

143Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 11:18 am

Adam Ant Driver

Adam Ant Driver
Some interesting videos about The Last Jedi.



http://thehiveforum.forumotion.com

144Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 1:01 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
The guy in the first video is reinventing the wheel when he talks about trios of characters and wants and needs.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FreudianTrio/Film

Still watching the second one.

145Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 1:10 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
As the guy in the first video says, he is just pointing out examples of competent writing.

The second video had much better argumentation and insight while also being amusing. I have subscribed to his channel.

146Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sun 24 Jun 2018, 12:22 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss
This is the funniest thing I have read in ages https://www.gamesradar.com/the-last-jedi-remake/

147Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:13 pm

TiberiusDidNothingWrong

TiberiusDidNothingWrong
Dick Tater
The worst thing with the Last Jedi was Rian Johnson. Not as a director, or as a writer, but as a person. The guy is a gigantic cunt that would rather start a war than take criticism.

As for the 'harassment' towards Kelly Marie Tran – it’s part of the job, as an actress. If you put yourself in the public sphere like that, as an adult, you should be prepared for the likes of this. Of course, it isn't 'nice', but it's the real world. It's honestly more on Rian for giving such a shitty character to such a sensitive actress - than it is to 'those evil Last Jedi detractors'.

There was also the 'No Women' cut that made the news. That was a joke. Of course a lot of people condescendingly 'laughed' at the film - deluding themselves into believing that those naughty Last Jedi critics launched it as part of their evil scheme against their mortal enemies - women. In reality ... those people don't exist. It was just a joke.

As for the politics in the new films, I think its overblown. You have to look for it. The Last Jedi's 'evil white males' versus 'benevolent diverse people ... mostly females' didn't really work considering how incompetent the Resistance came across in that film. There are evidently a few too many incompetents involved in these films who are damaging art and business, this should be dealt with - but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the films.

148Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Tue 28 Aug 2018, 7:55 pm

Rawkuss

Rawkuss

149Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 12:59 pm

Zarius

Zarius
Star Wars novelist and comic writer Chuck Wendig fired by Marvel Comics over vulgar and politically-charged tweets.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10/12/chuck-wendig-fired-marvel-star-wars-politics/

150Star Wars Megathread - Page 6 Empty Re: Star Wars Megathread on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 1:14 pm

TiberiusDidNothingWrong

TiberiusDidNothingWrong
Dick Tater
@Zarius wrote:Star Wars novelist and comic writer Chuck Wendig fired by Marvel Comics over vulgar and politically-charged tweets.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10/12/chuck-wendig-fired-marvel-star-wars-politics/

The guy was an abysmal writer, and terrible artist. Even if he was fired for political reasons and not for quality control or sales - it's justified. PR is a significant part of the job as a sub-writer and representative of a major franchise.

Of course, the guy's a victim. Oh shit, who'd have expected that when you taint art with controversial, alienating politics and make externally very divisive comments: that you'd anger people who would act in turn. One-star reviews? Nasty comments on the internet? I weep with you.

Good riddance. Hopefully this is a sign that Disney is cleaning up the mess they've made - realizing that petty politics doesn't sell.

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