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« on: December 22, 2017, 04:10:35 am »

Kind of surprised to be the one to start the conversation...

My brother and i’s review: A classically good Star Wars movie for me , the traditional meh mid-episode for my bro. A bit too much of a emotional rollercoaster for our taste and my sibling is quite pissed off about Hollywood’s  current falling in the ( if you permit the pun) dark side of storytelling.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:30:43 am »

I enjoyed it a lot. It's not a "traditional" star wars movie, but that's okay. That said, many of the people who disliked it seem to have approached it expecting a "traditional" star wars movie, and you simply won't get that with the new generation of star wars, I don't think. It had strong points and weak points, and there were a few things that felt like they maybe could have done without or done better, but I certainly wasn't displeased. I look forward to the next one.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 11:33:42 pm »

Is audience age now playing an active role in likes/dislikes from the public? NOTE I HAVEN'T SEEN IT - NO SPOILERS PLEASE! From the little I've gathered in the news, it seems to me that a lot of people who were dissapointed were using an older baseline (reference) for what they expected to see. Some have commeneted negatively on the "diverse" "politically correct" cast (I never realised that it was that much of an issue, even back then... does *anyone* even remember Lando Calrissian? Did not mind the "diversity" one bit.  Roll Eyes )

Personally I liked Rogue One a lot, precisely because it had a darker, less "sacharine" feel to it. And as for the darkness being controversial... I liked it, because it added a much needed underground "gritiness" and reality to the movie. You expect someone making a great sacrifice to be dragging in the mud of the trenches, not bunny-hopping to the finish line. Younger generations are far more desensitised to death and gore (thanks to video games) than any previous generation). I do worry about that bird-dog thing, though. I expect it will give Jar Jar a run for the title of  "most hated creature" in the franchise...

Could it be that finally there's enough of a disconnect between generations that it's impossible to continue the "traditional" Star Wars franchise? Let's face it, I'm getting close to 5 decades of age and I saw A New Hope in the theatre in Mexico City in 1978 (Back in those days there was a 1 year delay for American movies in Mexico).  
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 07:41:58 pm »

I shot a video review of the movie, many times, and had to scrap them because an hour was just not enough time to cover all the things I wanted to discuss of this movie but way too long to expect people to sit and watch. I eventually managed to put together a "shorter" one. If you want to avoid spoilers stop at 7 minutes,

http://youtu.be/R2jAQO2AFbc
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 01:00:11 pm »

I for one thoroughly enjoyed it, we saw the film in 3d, which we all thought was a little "off" at sometimes, didn't detract from the feature much. I won't say anymore than it was good to see "The Hunk of Junk"* flying again!

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 01:02:50 am »

We saw it today and enjoyed it. All of the people complaining about some of the scenes and/or characters are over thinking what is essentially a space opera series. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
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