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Star Wars - does it have a future?
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RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
"Rey"
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#32
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
(February 24, 2019 at 8:22 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: "Rey"

Ha ha. Before I wrote that post I thought to myself "I must not write Ray but Rey" and still I made the mistake.

When it comes to last movie they probably feel like they must do something that nobody expects and they'll end up doing nothing, because nobody expects nothing, and they'll say how it's all so profound.

And when you think about how real trilogy movies ended: 1st they destroyed Death Star, 2nd Darth was Luke's father (equivalent of destroying Death Star) and then 3rd again destroying Death Star and death of Vader.

So in new one: they destroyed Death Star, 2nd ?? not sure--killed Luke? Anticlimax? Survived?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#33
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
I think it will outlive us. I know it will outlive me. Because they make movies like "Yongary", and then made a sequel years later.
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#34
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
(February 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote: I loved the Lensman books. Read them when I was a kid.

Did you catch the bit where Kit Kinnison had four, and only four, choices for his future mate(s)?

I was thirteen and more into trying to move stuff with my mind like the lensmen.

Have you read the saga of the exiles? it has similar themes.



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#35
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
(February 25, 2019 at 2:06 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(February 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Did you catch the bit where Kit Kinnison had four, and only four, choices for his future mate(s)?

I was thirteen and more into trying to move stuff with my mind like the lensmen.

Have you read the saga of the exiles? it has similar themes.
Never seen it.
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#36
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
(February 23, 2019 at 9:49 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 22, 2019 at 7:08 am)Nakara Wrote: Best villain IMO is Thrawn. Calculating, intelligent, and has actual reasons behind his actions.

Like many I’m not a huge fan of the new trilogy—visually they’re fun, but, I feel like Disney could’ve done much better with the story. Not to mention The Last Jedi kinda ruined the physics of the Star War universe (I know, it’s all sci-fi fantasy so it doesn’t make sense anyway, but why in the heck aren’t lightspeed missiles used more often if they’re so devastating?)

I LOVED Rogue One, however. Solo, haven’t seen, it wasn’t a necessary movie.

As much as I feel Disney has dropped the ball with Star Wars, I AM excited to see what they will do with the new Star Wars Land in their parks.
I've tried to watch "Solo" three times. Always give up at the poker game.



I stopped watching Solo when Daenerys Targaryen showed up to highlight how Star Wars had less science in it then game of thrones.

(February 24, 2019 at 8:22 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: "Rey"

A female king?
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#37
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Just the spelling of the name.
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#38
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
When it comes to this trilogy why even bother watching considering that the "Empire" is again as big as in previous movies - as if those movies didn't affect them at all. So even if good wins this time what is stopping the "empire" to just appear again without any explanation?

And when it comes to The Last Jedi, in particular, imagine what this movie could have been about, like they could have explored perhaps the origins of the force; first Jedis; answer what the heck are Siths and thoroughly explore the SW mythology - and isn't that what they should be doing in supposedly penultimate SW movie? If not now then when?

But no. It rather seems like the makers of that movie were not interested of continuing the story but the business side of the movie: like "it's so trendy to make movies in Dubrovnik so we have to make at least part of the movie there" and also obliging actors contracts, thus filling the movie with pointless action adventures for which nobody cared. I mean, for starters, why did they even look for Luke in TFA considering that he practically played no role in TLJ? I mean he fought Kylo, but for what? So that those other people can escape through the other side. Facepalm

And the worst thing is that they know that the audience wants to see the stuff I mentioned earlier (like exploring SW mythology) because they featured in the trailer the scene of a first Jedi temple - but that was just that. It was only for a trailer. Just like the dead Ewoks and the Knights of Ren.

I mean I really don't understand. Are they that retarded that they're leading on audience like that or is it just greed because at the time the director of TLJ also planned another trilogy so he didn't want to "waste material"?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#39
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
I'm sort of OK with there being no golden era after the defeat of the evil empire. There's just more evil empire. I just don't think that the story telling is very good. There's no new guise under which evil re-asserts itself. No good ideas turned bad. No rancid legacy left in the wake of heroes. But that's probably a problem with the franchise, itself. Star Wars never did have any nuance. It's just good guys, bad guys, and an innocent farm boy longing for adventure. There's not a whole lot that you can do with it, and remain true to the franchise.
We do not inherit the world from our parents. We borrow it from our children.
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#40
RE: Star Wars - does it have a future?
In a way bad Star Wars movies are doing a lot of people a favor. I mean back when "Phantom Menace" came out it got a lot of people out who were in a way hypnotized by Star Wars - like people are with religion - to get out of it and stop spending their time and money on it. For instance you can see a documentary on YouTube called "Fandom Menace" that was made at that time by a fan who was also a president of fan club of Australia. He had a lot of toys, spent a lot of time on SW - for instance just before FM projection in cinema he even read a letter out loud from George Lucas himself, and when he finally saw a movie he totally snapped out of his SW obsession, but not immediately because he first defended Jar Jar (that is that hypnosis I was talking about).
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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