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RE: OT: Star Wars Thread [Warning: Spoilers]
(05-31-2018 09:54 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(05-26-2018 05:55 PM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  And I believe most of the actors are signed on as multi-project actors. Felicity Jones was as well. They do end up using some in shows like Forrest Witaker and Mon Mothma's actress being in Rebels.

Felicity Jones did a great job as Jyn Erso. I'd like to see more of her in SW movies. Not sure how that would happen though. Best female SW character since Princess Leia (not so fond of General Leia and her out-of-nowhere new "powers" which just did not make any sense in TLJ.)

Yeah I think that'd be a bit difficult, they'd have to go younger and I think anything of interest from her younger years is already in a book. The positive thing with Qi'ra is they can move her forward. The only thing odd about Leia's use of the Force is that Leia did it, and its in space. The act itself is no different than pushing/pulling with the Force that other people do. I didn't mind the act itself but the way it was shot just came out odd.
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(05-31-2018 02:40 PM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  
(05-31-2018 09:54 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(05-26-2018 05:55 PM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  And I believe most of the actors are signed on as multi-project actors. Felicity Jones was as well. They do end up using some in shows like Forrest Witaker and Mon Mothma's actress being in Rebels.

Felicity Jones did a great job as Jyn Erso. I'd like to see more of her in SW movies. Not sure how that would happen though. Best female SW character since Princess Leia (not so fond of General Leia and her out-of-nowhere new "powers" which just did not make any sense in TLJ.)

Yeah I think that'd be a bit difficult, they'd have to go younger and I think anything of interest from her younger years is already in a book. The positive thing with Qi'ra is they can move her forward. The only thing odd about Leia's use of the Force is that Leia did it, and its in space. The act itself is no different than pushing/pulling with the Force that other people do. I didn't mind the act itself but the way it was shot just came out odd.

They could have fixed that with one scene of her in her room or somewhere private, before the explosion, doing something small, yet taxing, with the force, like she'd been working with it for some time. Like straining/concentrating to bring her hairbrush to her hand from a table or something.
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RE: OT: Star Wars Thread [Warning: Spoilers]
(05-31-2018 05:02 PM)MUther Wrote:  
(05-31-2018 02:40 PM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  Yeah I think that'd be a bit difficult, they'd have to go younger and I think anything of interest from her younger years is already in a book. The positive thing with Qi'ra is they can move her forward. The only thing odd about Leia's use of the Force is that Leia did it, and its in space. The act itself is no different than pushing/pulling with the Force that other people do. I didn't mind the act itself but the way it was shot just came out odd.

They could have fixed that with one scene of her in her room or somewhere private, before the explosion, doing something small, yet taxing, with the force, like she'd been working with it for some time. Like straining/concentrating to bring her hairbrush to her hand from a table or something.

Your post made me laugh, but I'm not sure for the reasons you intended. "hairbrush."
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Haven't seen it yet, as I wanted to wait until the big crowds subsided a bit opening weekend. But...saw several articles claiming it's not doing as well as hoped. Of course, an "only" $103 million opening weekend is a major hit for just about any other movie (still good enough for the best Memorial Day haul in four years.) The bar is somewhat higher for SW films, it seems. Rogue One was top grossing film in 2106, according to one article.

Will still go see it, as I have seen nothing yet that tells me it's as bad as VIII:TLJ.

here's one link with no spoilers, just about box office results so far: https://www.yahoo.com/news/may-flop-inqu...49293.html

and another more optimistic one, again no spoilers, predicting a decent second week: https://screenrant.com/solo-movie-box-of...edictions/

Quote:general audiences seem to like what they're seeing. Anyone who's been following Howard on Twitter the past week know that fan reactions to the spinoff are encouraging. Several people have already seen Solo multiple times in theaters, so it's feasible for Solo to draw in sizable crowds this weekend. Many viewers were skeptical of the project's prospects for a variety of reasons, but now that the consensus is that Solo is a fun heist film (and not the train wreck several feared), those who didn't go rushing out on opening night may be more inclined to check it out on the big screen and see what they think.
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Saw Solo. I thought it was quite good.
Would like to see a sequel to it.
Will write more shortly.
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I was pleasantly surprised by Solo. I didn't really care about seeing a backstory for him but they did some cool things with a film not focused on an galaxy wide conflict.
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Saw Solo at the drive-in. It was ok, and better than the eighth re-hash of original Star Wars, but was disappointed at the whole train heist/failure/angry crime boss plot line lifted from Firefly (down to the sharp-shooting black chick; they even dressed Thandie Newton like Gina Torres).
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Finally went to see Solo. It was much better then I was expecting. There were very few in the theater, so anyone on the fence should go see it before it is gone. The guys playing Solo and Calrissian don't really pass for a younger Ford or Williams, but who could? Once you accept those actors as the characters, the movie is quite enjoyable. My one critique would be that I didn't like the story line with Lando's droid. I thought it was stupid and mucked up the flow of the story. And I also didn't like the twist with the marauders.

Of the three Disney Star Wars films, I'd rank it right there with Rogue One, and ahead of Force Awakens. Ron Howard did a good job.
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(06-09-2018 03:08 AM)58-56 Wrote:  Saw Solo at the drive-in. It was ok, and better than the eighth re-hash of original Star Wars, but was disappointed at the whole train heist/failure/angry crime boss plot line lifted from Firefly (down to the sharp-shooting black chick; they even dressed Thandie Newton like Gina Torres).

Okay, so I'm not the only one who noticed that. Which I found funny, because Firefly was once described to me as 'it's like a Han Solo TV show'...
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I'm curious as to why they went with a Memorial day release, just 5 months after Last Jedi, when Episode 9 is slated for December 2019... Holding it for a December 2018 release seems to me like it would have been wise, as they opened Star Wars movies in December of 2016 (Force Awakens), 2017 (Rogue One), and 2018 (Last Jedi). Just seemed odd.
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(06-14-2018 09:03 AM)Chappy Wrote:  I'm curious as to why they went with a Memorial day release, just 5 months after Last Jedi, when Episode 9 is slated for December 2019... Holding it for a December 2018 release seems to me like it would have been wise, as they opened Star Wars movies in December of 2016 (Force Awakens), 2017 (Rogue One), and 2018 (Last Jedi). Just seemed odd.

IMO, overconfidence.
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(06-15-2018 06:56 PM)sierrajip Wrote:  
(06-14-2018 09:03 AM)Chappy Wrote:  I'm curious as to why they went with a Memorial day release, just 5 months after Last Jedi, when Episode 9 is slated for December 2019... Holding it for a December 2018 release seems to me like it would have been wise, as they opened Star Wars movies in December of 2016 (Force Awakens), 2017 (Rogue One), and 2018 (Last Jedi). Just seemed odd.

IMO, overconfidence.

Not like there was a stacked lineup of competitors for December either. Doubt they would have been scared off by Aquaman or Bumblebee.
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http://www.darkhorizons.com/lucasfilm-pu...s-on-hold/

Solo and overall performance of the latest movies seems to be putting a major stall in their gameplan.

Personally, I didn't think Solo was that bad but....
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Quote:Solo: A Star Wars Story
Maybe it was a mistake to release Solo so soon after The Last Jedi, or maybe it was simply bad marketing (and, no, it wasn’t the “Soylo” Boycott), but Han Solo deserved better than the box office he received. A fun, light adventure featuring everyone’s favorite Wookie and his human, Solo dove deep into Star Wars lore and nostalgia, crafting the best version of Han Solo’s origins. (And we can say that with some authority, since we’ve read all the Legends novels.) Where Rogue One favored fan service and plot over consistent characters, Solo let its charismatic characters carry audiences along a pulpy adventure. There’s a good chance we won’t get a sequel, but we certainly wouldn’t mind a Lando film starring Donald Glover. — Adam Lance Garcia
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/best...58685.html

Overall I agree. The film was decent. Not perfect, but waaaay better than TLJ. I'd still like to see what happens in a Solo sequel which was setup at the end of the film.
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clt says nerd alert.
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