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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: Today at 03:43:00 PM »
Fair enough.  I personally don't want to have to do mental acrobatics to make story elements fit together when there was no need to create the dissonance in the first place.  The droid thing, for me, is the eye of the storm of the problems I have the prequel setting.

I wouldn't call it gymnastics. Obiwan never owned R2D2 and plays it coy in A new hope. Just like Yoda does in Empire strikes back. Both in order to use Luke against Vader in Return of the Jedi.

Been my interpretation ever since I first watched ep 4-6.

Yes!  I did.  Very much so.  It was very good.  The move away from the John Williamson score for something more evocative with the consider composition and pace was refreshing and appreciated.  My big take away from the final season was that it gave the show a better ending and Ahsoka is truly awesome.

Good to hear :)

I love the ending. To me it's the ending to Star Wars. Very fitting ending since I watch them in release order 4-6, 1-3 and then CW. I found Ashoka's dilemma over her friendship with Anakin to be very interesting, as did her friendship and loyalty to the clone troopers. Felt like she was one of few Jedi who really cared for them. The music in the funeral scene wrecks me every time I listen to it. I really like the Blade Runner-esque feel to it :)


Yeah, I think season 6:s original ending did more to setting up Yoda for the original trilogy. To me it seemed like the whole force ghost reveal shook him up. Figures dedicating himself as a Jedi on being able to let go of things, and then to learn that death isn't the end.

I've yet to watch SW: Rebels, but I plan to. Does it have a good amount of Ashoka, Maul and Rex:)

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: Today at 01:46:47 PM »
One of my biggest complaints is a problem they inherited from the films.  R2D2 and C3PO.  Specifically R2D2.  I keep asking, "hey, Kenobi... why don't you remember R2D2, eh?  Droid was a significant part of your life to remember.  No need to lie to Luke about (even though you are totally a liar, Kenobi), so why don't you remember, eh?"

I always figured he's spent 20 years in the desert training to become a force ghost in order to pit Luke against his father. At this point in the story R2D2 is but a letter pigeon to him. I've never gotten the feeling that he cared much for the droids in the movies or CW series either. That was Anakin's thing, before he became Vader. To most others in SW droids seem to be things, not people.

Luke also tells him R2D2 says belongs to him, to which he replies he doesn't remember ever doing. I think he's also being coy about things. To me that's a bit like when he tells Luke that Darth Vader murdered and betrayed Anakin. Which according to Obiwan was true "From a certain point of view", and not something he needed Luke to know at the time they met.

The Jedis never struck me as having problems lying (mind tricks ftw) or spin the truth. Yoda is a prime example. He's wise, but he's not always to be trusted is he? In CW he's keeping the force ghost reveal (in S06E13) from the others, and in Ep5 he acts in a similar manner to Obiwan when meeting Luke.

But that's my take.

Btw. Did you like the ending of SW:CW with Vader finding Ashoka's lightsaber? To me that felt like it was the last part of Anakin dying in him. Powerful image of him disappearing in the reflection of a dead and forgotten clone trooper's helmet.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 29 May, 2020, 01:50:37 PM »
Finished Killer is dead. I'm a big fan of Suda 51, but I didn't think this game was very good. Lacked the charm and personality of his other ones. Had high hopes since it looked like a mix of No more heroes sword play, Killer 7 aesthetics and gunplay of Shadows of the Damned. But it didn't deliver at all for me.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz0TE55QfEg

Off Topic / Re: activities of the trapped
« on: 28 May, 2020, 09:40:35 PM »
Cant' say I'm trapped, but I stay inside as much as I can.

I've been helping my grandfather with a bit of genealogy. Setting up family tree.

Also doing a bit of Wim Hof method now and then. Breathing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BNejY1e9ik and cold showers. Makes me feel really good.

Today I started trying out demoing some songs as well. Hope to try record them in a studio some day. Can't hurt to come with a blue sheet, instead of gushing away trying to explain the music in my head  :D

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 May, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
Jojo rabbit was a gem. Saw it last night. Gave me a good laugh, broke my heart and then put it together. Listwning to Bowie's "Helden" will never be the same  ;)

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 25 May, 2020, 06:07:24 PM »
I have seen the first two episodes of season 7 now and the thing I noticed most was the visual quality improving.  The episodes were ok.  A little silly, but I don't mind it being a little silly.

Should be mentioned. The middle arc s07e5-8 isnt everyones' favorite. Dont let it put you off from watching episodes 9 - 12.

Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 23 May, 2020, 06:59:47 PM »
Cool that theyll let him finish it. Ill watch it for the spectacle.

Wouldnt mind a DC new frontier inspired JL film :)

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 18 May, 2020, 05:43:10 PM »
Dennis Wilson's Ocean blue


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 May, 2020, 12:02:38 PM »
Ive now seen The great silence. Really good. Really liked its gritty and snowy setting. Hell of a an ending.

I love a good snow western, and yup - The Great Silence has some superb performances, not least Jean-Louis Trintignant, despite his character's limited ability to express himself. And the ending - that either makes or breaks the whole film. Glad it worked for you. It's worth looking at the alternate ending they shot, which goes in completely the opposite direction - almost comically so.

His muteness was very interesting. The alternative ending was included on the DVD (albeit without sound). Made for a good laugh considering the ending they went with :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 May, 2020, 09:21:17 AM »
Took me years, but now I've started to watch Bergman. 7th seal and Fanny and Alexander. Really liked both of them. Some of the most powerful movies I've seen about death, magic/imagination and the silence of god.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 17 May, 2020, 08:53:53 PM »
I'll leave you with this reaction video, which is the best reaction to anything I have ever seen ever, and I am totally with her all of the way:


Nice reaction video :)

When I clicked, I was expecting this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=nfdsc4Q4R2k&feature=emb_title

I still look like that. Even if I've seen the scene at least 20 times  :)

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 May, 2020, 01:40:52 PM »
I'll leave you with this reaction video, which is the best reaction to anything I have ever seen ever, and I am totally with her all of the way:


Nice reaction video :)

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 May, 2020, 08:36:50 AM »
Rewatched ep 7-9 yesterday. I was never a fan of 7, and even less so this time around. First time I "really" watched 9 as well, but it's simply not made for me in mind. Too much of characters interupting eachother, screaming exposition.

But I must confess  I liked ep 8 much better than the last time I saw it (saw it once in a cinema). Some things are still not working for me (for example Rose saving Finn --which most likely never will), but I discovered alot of things to like. Especially Rian's direction. He's good at visuals. For me the sunken x wing told me more of a story than everything in ep 7, as did the ending's kid with the broom when compared to ep. 9's.

I'll probably never watch 7 and 9 again, but I could see myself watching 8 if someone would insist on doing so :)

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 14 May, 2020, 08:35:35 PM »
Playing Ion Fury atm. Similar to DUKE3D, Shadow Warrior and Blood. Uses the BUILD engine, got raunchy humour, gore and inventive weapons. I'm one episode in and having a blast. Stand outs for me are the fluid controls and cool soundtrack.

Gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bX_EllHZTU

OST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMc1VkGKZPU&list=OLAK5uy_nuFWbO6lOmm7IGu47JqOi1tbiIDlvib_U

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 May, 2020, 06:33:43 PM »
If it's Corbucci, you can't go wrong with Django or The Great Silence.

I'll definitely check out The Great Silence. Looks great, and also Klaus Kinski stars in it. "Loco" is a fitting name for him haha. Saw Django 15 years ago. I remember it being really good. It and Great Silence could do for a nice double bill. Thanks for the suggestions :)

Ive now seen The great silence. Really good. Really liked its gritty and snowy setting. Hell of a an ending.

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