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sheridan

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #150 on: 16 August, 2017, 01:07:45 am »
I don't know, I found the Ewoks pretty irritating back in '83 when I was 12.
Films aimed at kids don't necessarily have to be childish.
Of course, after A New Hope, Lucas always had one eye on the toy market, so cutesy aliens is de rigueur for any Star Wars based movie at this point.
After A New Hope?  I wouldn't say Ugnauts were cutesy aliens!

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #151 on: 31 August, 2017, 08:37:06 pm »
Last Jedi will have an evil double of BB-8 - yes, like KITT and KARR - called BB-9.  They're really trying hard with this one, you guys.  Really rolling the boat out with new ideas.

edit: just realised they aren't calling evil BB-8 BB-H8.  This movie is now officially bullshit.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #152 on: 31 August, 2017, 08:54:58 pm »


It's BB-9EIN.


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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #153 on: 31 August, 2017, 08:59:55 pm »
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #154 on: 31 August, 2017, 09:14:40 pm »





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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #155 on: 31 August, 2017, 09:30:18 pm »
It's been done.



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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #156 on: 01 September, 2017, 01:25:54 am »

I don't know, I found the Ewoks pretty irritating back in '83 when I was 12.
Films aimed at kids don't necessarily have to be childish.

I cheered (at 13), as the Ewok's were getting wasted by the Empire troops.
My friends punched me and the whole Cinema boo'ed me.
Childhood scars  ;).



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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #158 on: 07 September, 2017, 02:04:19 am »
Doesn't that spoiler the end of Rebels a bit?

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #159 on: 10 October, 2017, 07:16:52 am »
New trailer and looks awesome!

https://youtu.be/Q0CbN8sfihY

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #160 on: 10 October, 2017, 07:30:02 am »
Very interesting what they leave out! No casino planet, no horse-things, none of the new characters (that I noticed). Really just the crystal foxes and the porg for novelty... I think that speaks well of their confidence in our interest in their characters and their relationships, rather than just spectacle. Would have been nice if Finn had something to say, though.

Yes, I still hate those walkers, but warming to Ren's emo-interceptor. Most intriguing bit: are those kyber crystals in caverns under Ach-Too?

Optimism levels: high.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #161 on: 10 October, 2017, 07:39:41 am »
Meh. I'll still go and see it, but any film that has call-backs to the prequel trilogy (overhead shot of Ren with the platoon of troopers) makes me sad.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #162 on: 10 October, 2017, 08:08:22 am »
Looks to me like it's going for the dark middle part of a trilogy.
I fully expect it to end on a massive downer.

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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #163 on: 10 October, 2017, 08:29:23 am »
Very pretty to look at.  I guess they don't want our astonishment at the visuals being spoiled by being astonished at key plot points being revealed during the actual movie. So it was nice of them to put them in the trailer*.




* I'm hoping it's a Star Trek Into Darkness trailer where they actually hid quite a lot of the plot even though it looked like they hadn't.
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Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Reply #164 on: 10 October, 2017, 09:06:27 am »
Meh. I'll still go and see it, but any film that has call-backs to the prequel trilogy (overhead shot of Ren with the platoon of troopers) makes me sad.

This seems rather self-defeating: you don't have to like the prequels, but consciously avoiding any reference to them seems painfully contrived. It's fairly clear that Ren riffs off whiny-Anakin in the first place, rather than OT-Vader as it initially appeared, so making some visual references is just developing that theme, hopefully for the purposes of misdirection.  One might equally note the similarity of Ren's fighter to Maul's underused TPM ship, from the rear at least.

I tend to share Tips' hopes/fears regarding plot spoilers, but mapping the already-established elements onto the slavish mirroring of Empire Strikes Back already seemed to spell the whole thing out.  The most the trailer adds to Spoilerfest '17 is to give a bit of shape to the timeline, measurable with reference to Ren's healing process (love the cyber-bandage thing).
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